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WNBA players earn big raises in new CBA deal

WNBA players Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the new collective bargaining agreement between the Women’s National Basketball Association and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association to significantly increase base salaries, incorporate new child care, enhance travel standards and paid maternity and progressive family planning benefits, and revamp the business structure of the league to garner more corporate sponsorships. The new agreement, which takes effect for the 2020 season, gives top-tier players the opportunity to take home salaries in excess of $500,000, while others can make between $200,000 and $300,000, and increase average compensation to almost $130,000. The new CBA gives rookies and veterans a larg ...