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AP Video: Players test out first WNBA video game

Sugar Rodgers always wanted to play as herself in an NBA video game, but had to settle for putting "Rodgers" on the back of a male player.

Not anymore.

For the first time, all 12 WNBA teams, plus All-Star rosters, are available in the new NBA Live 18 game, which will be released Friday. The Associated Press brought an advanced copy to a New York Liberty practice Saturday and let Rodgers and teammate Shavonte Zellous give it a test run.

First impressions?

"If you're a little girl, you've got to be excited," Rodgers said. "As a grown woman, I'm excited."

Both players immediately checked their ratings. Rodgers, who earned the...