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On The Fly: WNBA Fines Dropped, President Works Toward Peace

As the WNBA breaks for the Olympics, first-year president Lisa Borders is trying to broker peace with her players. The league fined members of the Phoenix Mercury, Indiana Fever and New York Liberty $500 each for wearing black warm-up jerseys that violated the WNBA's uniform policy, as the players wore shirts with messages that expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and for victims of shootings by and against police officers. The backlash of the fines was immediate as players around the league seemed emboldened, tweeting pictures of teams posing with black shirts accompanied by the hashtag #wewillNOTbesilenced. On Saturday, Borders announced the fines were rescinded...