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THE SEATTLE TIMES Sports Digest

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WNBA president Laurel Richie says expansion a ‘couple years down road’

Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans will have a weekly conversation with a WNBA newsmaker. This week she speaks with league president Laurel J. Richie, who enters the second part of the season juggling team-relocation announcements and improving outreach.

Shannon Boxx, Lauren Holiday announce retirement plans from U.S. team

Midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday will retire from the U.S. national team after a victory tour to celebrate the Women’s World Cup title, U.S. Soccer officials announced..

Storm willing to be patient with newly acquired guard Monica Wright

The Storm is willing to be patient with Monica Wright, out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery, because the team is in a long-term rebuild. The Storm is guaranteed to have Wright for two seasons, giving her time to rehabilitate in hopes of at least one productive season.

Arizona hires Jen Welter to work with linebackers before season | NFL

The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter as a training-camp/exhibition-season intern coaching inside linebackers.Team officials said Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the league (Mon. 7/27)

Sounders’ Brad Evans pleased with his play in Gold Cup

But the team’s failings likely will mean a roster shakeup — if not before the U.S.-Mexico Confederations Cup playoff Oct. 9, then before 2018 World Cup qualifying begins to gather momentum. (Mon. 7/27)

Boston bid for 2024 Olympics is history

After the USOC and Boston cut ties, CEO Scott Blackmun said the federation still wants to try to host the 2024 Summer Games. Speculation centers on Los Angeles. (Mon. 7/27)

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