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Sports WNBA and its players union reach 'historic' labor deal

12:51  15 january  2020
12:51  15 january  2020 Source:   hoopsrumors.com

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The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than 0,000 while the average “I call it historic ,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview. “The CBA guarantees substantial (financial) increases.

The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that will allow top players to earn more than 0,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the first time. I call it historic ," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a

Stephanie Campbell holding a sign: WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert.© Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

The WNBA and its players union have reached a landmark labor deal, announcing the tentative eight-year agreement on Tuesday, as Doug Feinberg of The Associated Press outlines.

The new Collective Bargaining Agreement will increase the average and maximum salaries for players while enhancing standards and benefits related to travel and maternity leave. The deal, which has been approved by the players and still must be ratified by owners, includes a 50-50 revenue sharing split beginning in 2021.

“I call it historic,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert told AP. “The CBA guarantees substantial (financial) increases. The way we are paying these players is different than the past. … The top couple players are tripling (in pay) where they were. Other players are making $200-300K. The average will be over $130K. Everyone gets an increase here.”

Report: White Sox, Cishek agree to 1-year, $6M deal

  Report: White Sox, Cishek agree to 1-year, $6M deal The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $6-million deal with relief pitcher Steve Cishek, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. The contract comes with a club option worth $6.75 million for 2021 that includes a $750,000 buyout, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Cishek spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, authoring a 2.55 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 150 appearances. Over the course of his 10-year career, Cishek is 32-37 with a 2.69 ERA, 3.22 FIP, and a 1.15 WHIP in 572 appearances.The 33-year-old veteran right-hander joins a White Sox team that's been busy this offseason.

The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labour deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than 0,000 while the average annual compensation for players will surpass six figures for the “I call it historic ,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview.

The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal in New York on Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than 0,000 while the average annual salary hits 0,000. 'I call it historic ,' WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a phone interview.

The WNBA is also introducing a midseason competition called the Commissioner’s Cup, per Mechelle Voepel of ESPNW. The event could be a mini-preview of what’s to come in the NBA, where commissioner Adam Silver has pushed the idea of an in-season tournament.

“We will designate Cup games the first half of the season leading into the Olympic break this year,” Engelbert said. “And then (for) the two teams with the best records, we will have a final in August as our first game back to re-launch the season. In 2020, the cash prizes will be more moderate, but in 2021, we’re going to step them up as we seek sponsors.”

Here are more odds and ends from around the basketball world:

  • Dwyane Wade is taking on a “significant” role with CAA Sports, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Wade and CAA announced Tuesday that they’ve partnered to create CAA AMP, a cultural strategy agency within CAA’s brand consulting division, per Liz Mullen of SportsBusines Journal (Twitter link). It will be a busy year for Wade, who will also appear on TNT and CBS Sports as an NBA and NCAA commentator.
  • With Wednesday’s deadline looming for two-way signings, Jake Fischer of SI.com (Twitter link) identifies Dakota Mathias and Kaiser Gates as potential candidates for two-way contracts. Fischer also mentioned Marquese Chriss just before word broke that Chriss would be signing a two-way deal with Golden State.
  • John Hollinger of The Athletic explores which under-the-radar trade candidates teams should be pursuing as the deadline approaches, listing Derrick Rose, Nemanja Bjelica, and Dennis Schroder as targets that would make sense.

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