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Voepel: WNBA must take stand on domestic violence

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.

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Sky preparing to move on without Fowles

Sylvia Fowles wants a trade -- possibly to Minnesota -- but the Chicago center and the Sky have been in a stalemate. Will it mean a third Olympian will sit out at least part of the WNBA season?

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WNBA releases statement on Thomas

In response to today's announcement that the Liberty have hired Isiah Thomas as president and was given part ownership, the WNBA said: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors, and this process has not yet begun."

Isiah Thomas named president of Liberty

Thomas, whose checkered reign with the Knicks ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a 2007 sexual harassment scandal, has been named president of the WNBA's New York Liberty, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Story

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Ian Begley @IanBegley

WNBA president on Isiah having Liberty ownership: "New owners are approved by our WNBA Board of Governors & this process has not yet begun."

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

"Isiah Thomas is new NY Liberty president" is something I'd expect a wickedly clever WNBA fan to pass off as an April Fool's Day headline.

It's time for the WNBA and USA Basketball to make a statement on domestic violence: Women are not just victims, and in same-sex cases, we can't be any less diligent in demanding accountability.

WNBA: Isiah Thomas has been named President of New York Liberty, will have part ownership of team - Chris Broussard

LaChina Robinson @Lives2Inspire

A dangerous approach to life is to walk around thinking you don't owe anyone, anything. The truth is we all have a responsibility to serve.