WNBA hits Las Vegas Aces with forfeit after cancellation in D.C.

NEW YORK — The WNBA ruled Tuesday that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces’ players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after lengthy travel.

The Aces needed nearly 26 hours to travel to Washington from Las Vegas after flight delays and cancellations Friday. By the time the team reached its hotel, it was 3:45 p.m. — about four hours before the scheduled tip.

The Aces disccused things and spoke by phone with the union Friday. They called the league to say they did not want to play.

The league said it “worked extensively” with both teams to find a “workable solution.
Source: Sports