October 9, 2012 in Sports

Fever even WNBA series in final second

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

WNBA: Shavonte Zellous’ jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining lifted the Indiana Fever over the Connecticut Sun 78-76 in Game 2 of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night in Indianpolis to even the series.

The Sun’s Allison Hightower tied the game on a baseline runner with 12.5 seconds left. She was fouled on the play, but missed the free throw.

Tamika Catchings rebounded the miss and threw an outlet pass to Briann January, who missed a layup. Zellous picked up the rebound and hit the game-winner from 13 feet.

Kara Lawson scored 18 points to lead the Sun.

The teams will play the decisive third game on Thursday night in Connecticut.

The winner on Thursday will face Minnesota in the WNBA finals.

Georgia Tech fires D-coordinator Groh

College Football: Georgia Tech fired defensive coordinator Al Groh, hoping a change will save what has been a hugely disappointing season.

Coach Paul Johnson announced the move two days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost 47-31 to No. 16 Clemson, their third straight defeat – all of them while surrendering more than 40 points, the first time that’s happened in school history. The stretch included an embarrassing 49-28 home loss to Middle Tennessee.

Venturi selected for World Golf Hall

Golf: Former U.S. Open champion and longtime television analyst Ken Venturi has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Venturi, 81, was chosen through the Lifetime Achievement category.

Venturi overcame severe dehydration on the final day to win the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional, one of his 14 wins on the PGA Tour. He also was the only amateur with the 54-hole lead in the Masters, though he shot 80 in the last round to finish one shot behind in 1956. He made even greater contributions in the broadcast booth, where he became a respected voice for 35 years with CBS Sports.

Funny Car title hopes still alive for Neff

NHRA: Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive, racing to victory at the rain-delayed NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove, Pa., Raceway.

Neff won with a time of 4.030 seconds at 317.94 mph in a Ford Mustang to earn his fourth win of the season.


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