Local scene: Balanced Sky rout Mystics, win fourth in a row

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For the Sun-Times

Once again, the Sky showed that they’re more than just Elena Delle Donne.

Allie Quigley scored 15 points, and the Sky routed the Washington Mystics 85-57 on Wednesday. Five Sky players scored in double figures, including Delle Donne, who had a season-low 11 points.

For Delle Donne, who also had 10 rebounds, it was the third time in four games that she has scored 12 points or fewer. But even with Delle Donne going only 4-for-11 from the field a day after she was announced as the leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game on July 25, the Sky dominated the Mystics to win their fourth in a row.

The Sky improved to 9-5 overall and 5-1 at Allstate Arena.


On Monday, Manchester United announced its traveling squad for its tour of the United States, which will bring them to Chicago on July 29 to face Paris Saint-Germain. The team will be led by superstar Wayne Rooney, who was with Manchester United when it beat the Fire 3-1 in an exhibition in 2011 at Soldier Field.

Also included is recently signed Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was a member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup championship squad.

Somewhat surprisingly, United manager Louis van Gaal announced Wednesday that Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will join the team July 25.


After the game Saturday against the Boston Breakers at Benedictine University in Lisle, the Red Stars will honor World Cup champions Julie Johnston, Christen Press, Shannon Boxx and Lori Chalupny. A team spokesman said the game is sold out.

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