APNewsBreak: WNBA, union amend CBA for overseas play fines

May 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA and its players union have agreed to amend the collective bargaining agreement on fines for overseas play.

According to emails obtained by The Associated Press, players will no longer be fined for missing time for overseas national team commitments if they notify their WNBA teams in advance. About a dozen players, including Epiphanny Prince, Natalie Achonwa, Shavonte Zellous and Allie Quigley, missed games last season and were fined.

With this being an Olympic year, even more players will miss time. It's not just those from teams that already have qualified for the Rio Games, but also those playing in the last-chance qualifying tournament in the middle of June.

The league and union settled last year's cases on an individual basis. Players will get at least some of that fine money back.



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