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Sun star to sit out WNBA season due to COVID-19 concerns
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Jonquel Jones, the star center for the Connecticut Sun, has decided not to play in the WNBA this season because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Jones led the Sun to the WNBA Finals last year, averaging 17.9 points and 10.4 rebounds in the postseason after putting up 14.6 points and 9.7 during the regular season.

She becomes the first WNBA player to cite the virus in opting out of the upcoming season.
https://sports.yahoo.com/sun-star-sit-wnba-season-due-covid-19-200230069--wnba.html
 
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Mystics' Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league’s reigning champions.

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Monday, Cloud cited a desire to “fight on the front lines for social reform,” while Sanders explained in a statement issued by the club that taking the season off “is what’s best for my health and family.”
https://sports.yahoo.com/mystics-natasha-cloud-latoya-sanders-skip-wnba-season-232522225--wnba.html
 
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Hayes becomes 2nd Dream guard to sit out 2020 WNBA season
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tiffany Hayes has become the second Atlanta Dream guard to announce plans to sit out the 2020 season.

The Dream announced Tuesday that Hayes, a 2018 all-WNBA first-team selection, said she will not play this season. Hayes did not mention social protests or the coronavirus pandemic in her statement released by the team, but she said sitting out the season ''is in my best interest with everything going on right now.''

Hayes said she made her decision ''after much thought and consideration.''
https://sports.yahoo.com/hayes-becomes-2nd-dream-guard-sit-2020-wnba-205210023--wnba.html
 
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WNBA guard Renee Montgomery to sit out season to focus on social justice issues
Renee Montgomery is skipping the WNBA's 22-game bubble to focus on social justice, the Atlanta Dream guard announced Thursday morning. “There's work to be done off the court in so many areas in our community,” Montgomery tweeted. “Social justice reform isn't going to happen overnight but I do feel that now is the time and Moments equal Momentum.”

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/4df917f8-987a-3edf-bf3e-22001d8662a7/wnba-guard-renee-montgomery.html
 

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On a serious note, good for her for doing what’s right for her personally.
On a less serious note, this makes me ecstatic as a Mercury fan. Take all the time you need, sis!
 
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Delle Donne is a high-risk case and trying to sit out the season


NEW YORK (AP) -- WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league's independent panel of doctors to see if she'll be medically excused for the season, the Washington Mystics said Wednesday.


The Mystics star, who was the league Most Valuable Player last year, has battled Lyme Disease since 2008 and would potentially be at a higher risk for serious illness if she contracted the new coronavirus.
https://sports.yahoo.com/delle-donne-waiting-hear-wnba-medical-review-panel-223001516--wnba.html
 
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