PORTLAND: The expansion team named Katy Steding to a front-office job. Steding, who will be community liaison for the team, said she expects the job will lead to a spot on the roster when the WNBA's fourth season begins.
SYDNEY OLYMPICS: Chamique Holdsclaw is expected to be chosen for the U.S. national team that will be announced Saturday. Those players will form the 2000 Olympic team. Lisa Leslie, McCray, Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, Dawn Staley and Katie Smith already have been selected.