WLAF has eyes on Washington


If Washington doesn't get a team when baseball announces its two expansion cities next month, it will be in the running for a consolation prize -- a World League of American Football franchise.

WLAF commissioner Mike Lynn said in a conference call last week that Washington and Denver are on the list of 15 major markets the WLAF is considering for expansion. Both are among baseball's six finalists.

He said that if one of the cities is awarded a baseball team, it will be scratched from the list because the league doesn't want to compete with a new baseball team.

The WLAF, which has 10 teams, plans to expand by a minimum of two teams next year. Lynn said no maximum has been set. The teams will be announced by October.

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