FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows an aerial view, shot through an airplane window, of Olympic Park under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio Olympic organizers, criticized over delays with the games barely two years away, announced through a statement on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 that several of the permanent venues are ready. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Rio 2016 says some venues are ready

Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, criticized over delays with the games just over two years away, said on Thursday several …

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014, file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson is joined by WNBA President Laurel Richie as they pose for photographers after a news conference in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles. Johnson is part of a group buying the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. At upper left is a statue of Johnson. Richie is ready for the games to begin after a turbulent offseason. Richie faced the first major challenges of her presidency, including overseeing negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement and the sale of the Sparks to a group headed by Johnson. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

President says WNBA in ‘good place’

WNBA President Laurel J. Richie is heading to Minnesota as part of the league’s opening weekend and help the Lynx unveil their 2013 champion…