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|WNBA Unveils New, Lighter Uniforms
|NEW YORK (AP) -- The WNBA will be using new uniforms this season that are designed to be lighter and dry faster to keep players more comfortable.
The uniforms unveiled Thursday feature numbers on the fronts and backs of jerseys made of a breathable mesh instead of the denser fabric used previously. The uniforms are 30 percent lighter and made of a material designed to dry twice as fast.
Designed by Adidas, the uniforms were used by 11 NCAA women's teams this past season, including Tennessee, Notre Dame, UCLA and national champion Texas A&M.
The WNBA's 15th season begins June 3.
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