August 7, 2013 in Sports

Thompson’s 19 points lead Storm to win

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Brittney Griner knocks ball away from Seattle’s Tanisha Wright.
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WNBA: Tina Thompson had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the visiting Seattle Storm past the Phoenix Mercury 80-65 on Tuesday night.

Tanisha Wright also scored 19 points and Shekinna Stricklen added 13 to help the Storm (9-11) win for the third time in three meetings with the Mercury this season.

The Storm took control in the third while Phoenix lost starters Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner. Griner landed awkwardly on her left foot, hurting her ankle, with 1:47 left in the period. The team said X-rays on her left foot were negative.

Moore leads Lynx to 10th straight win: Maya Moore had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the visiting Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 93-80 for their 10th straight win.

Seimone Augustus added 21 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 20 and Lindsay Whalen had 11 points and 10 assists for league-best Minnesota (17-3).

Stanford will retire Elway’s No. 7 jersey

College football: Stanford football is finally retiring John Elway’s No. 7 jersey.

The former Cardinal quarterback and No. 1 overall pick of the 1983 NFL draft will have his jersey retired during halftime of Stanford’s home game against Oregon on Nov. 7. Elway, now the executive vice president of the Denver Broncos, will join Ernie Nevers’ No. 1 and Jim Plunkett’s No. 16 as the only jerseys the school has enshrined.

Trojan denies being paid: Southern California receiver Marqise Lee says he wasn’t paid for autographing photos while in Miami last winter for the BCS title game.

Lee and USC’s administration issued statements emphatically denying any wrongdoing by last season’s Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver.

Lee says he signed several photos last January for somebody he thought was a fan and collector. The photos have since been offered for sale online.

Hokies RB suspended: Virginia Tech redshirt freshman running back Joel Caleb has been suspended for the Hokies’ opener against Alabama.

Caleb said before practice that the one-game suspension is for a violation of a team rule, but did not provide any additional details.

The Hokies play the two-time defending national champions on Aug. 31 in Atlanta.

Beasley arrested for pot possession

NBA: Scottsdale, Ariz., police have arrested Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley after finding suspected marijuana in his car.

A police spokesman said Beasley was arrested early Tuesday morning following a traffic stop.

Beasley was Phoenix’s biggest offseason acquisition in 2012 after signing a three-year contract. He was the No. 2 overall pick of the 2008 draft.

Fenerbahce moves to playoff round

Soccer: Fenerbahce of Turkey rallied to beat visiting Salzburg 3-1 on goals by Raul Meireles, Moussa Sow and Pierre Webo on Tuesday night, advancing to the playoff round of the Champions League on 4-2 aggregate.

Lyon also reached the playoff round, winning 1-0 over Grasshoppers in Zurich on Clement Grenier’s 82nd-minute goal for a 2-0 victory in the home-and-home, total-goals series.

Basel advanced on 4-3 aggregate despite wasting a three-goal lead in a 3-3 draw at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Steaua Bucharest, Slovenia’s Maribor, Kazakhstan’s Shakhter Karagandy and Bulgaria’s Ludogorets Razgrad also advanced to Friday’s draw.

Arsenal, AC Milan, Schalke and Real Sociedad also join in the playoff round. Ten teams will advance from the playoff round and join 22 clubs which qualified directly for the group stage draw on Aug. 29.

Venus Williams loses in Toronto

Miscellany: Venus Williams lost in her first match in more than two months, falling 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 to Kirsten Flipkens at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Williams lost in the first round of the French Open on May 26. The 33-year-old Williams also missed Wimbledon, after 16 consecutive appearances, because of a lower back injury.

American Sloane Stephens made her debut at the Rogers Cup with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) victory over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in the opening round.

Former Red Wing Shawn Burr dies: Shawn Burr, who played 16 years in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings, died Monday. He was 47.

Dave Goetze, a friend of Burr’s, says Burr was making progress in a fight against leukemia, but he died from brain trauma after a fall at his Detroit-area home. Goetze has worked for the Shawn Burr Foundation in support of blood cancer research.

In 878 NHL games, Burr scored 181 goals with 259 assists and 1,069 penalty minutes.


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