WNBA forces team to forfeit after 25-hour travel nightmare

The league does not have a provision to prevent teams from being forced to play if they cross two time zones in the same day.
2:41 | 08/08/18

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Transcript for WNBA forces team to forfeit after 25-hour travel nightmare
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