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Jon­quel Jones had 19 points and 15 re­bounds, Shekinna Stricklen made two free throws with 11 sec­onds left for a four-point lead and the Con­necti­cut Sun beat the Phoenix Mer­cury 93-92.

UCLA-Notre Dame set se­ries.

UCLA will play Notre Dame in a home-and-home men’s basketball se­ries start­ing in De­cem­ber 2018.

The Bru­ins will host the Fight­ing Ir­ish on Dec. 8, 2018, in the schools’ first meet­ing since De­cem­ber 2009. They will travel to South Bend, Ind., in De­cem­ber 2019.

UCLA is 28-20 all-time against Notre Dame in a se­ries that be­gan dur­ing the 1952-53 sea­son.

Jeanie Buss’ sis­ter sets up sta­ble.

CALIF.» The sis­ter of Los An­ge­les DEL MAR, Lak­ers owner Jeanie Buss set up her own horse rac­ing op­er­a­tion un­der the name Pur­ple Rein Sta­ble.

Janie Buss will have her horses trained by Doug O’Neill, who won the 2012 Ken­tucky Derby with I’ll Have An­other.

Last week, O’Neill claimed a 3year-old colt named True Valor for $50,000 on be­half of Buss, while her sta­ble claimed 2-year-old filly Mis Vi­ola for $32,000.

• The Los An­ge­les Lak­ers signed guard Van­der Blue, the G League’s MVP last sea­son.

Bolt coasts; Farah gets gold.

LON­DON» With the same aura, bravado and even the lack­lus­ter start, Usain Bolt stuck to tra­di­tion in his farewell cham­pi­onships.

The Ja­maican great revved up the crowd at the Olympic Sta­dium, then coasted to vic­tory in his first-round heat in the 100-me­ter dash.

In a rare oc­cur­rence, though, Bolt was up­staged in the noise depart­ment when lo­cal great Mo Farah re­cov­ered from a stum­ble with 300 meters to go and won gold in the 10,000 meters — his 10th straight global long-dis­tance ti­tle go­ing back to 2011.

U.S. beats Ja­pan, takes 2nd place.

CALIF.» Although Aus­tralia CAR­SON, wrapped up the in­au­gu­ral Tour­na­ment of Na­tions ti­tle be­fore the U.S. women’s na­tional team stepped on the soc­cer field late Thurs­day night, Megan Rapi­noe and her team­mates still fin­ished strong.

Rapi­noe scored in the 12th minute, and the Amer­i­cans beat Ja­pan 3-0 in the fi­nal match of the four-team round robin event.

Mal­lory Pugh and Alex Mor­gan scored in the sec­ond half as the U.S. en­ter­tained a crowd of 23,161 that didn’t seem to mind fin­ish­ing sec­ond in this friendly tour­na­ment.

Aus­tralia ren­dered the Amer­i­cans’ fi­nal re­sult ir­rel­e­vant to the stand­ings by rout­ing Brazil 6-1 in the early game at StubHub Cen­ter south of down­town Los An­ge­les. The U.S. needed Aus­tralia to lose to have a chance to make up a three-goal ag­gre­gate deficit.


Colorado men’s basketball as­so­ciate head coach Jean Pri­oleau is leav­ing to be­come the head coach at San Jose State. He was with the Buffs for seven sea­sons. … CU’s women’s soc­cer team is ranked 25th na­tion­ally in the pre­sea­son poll.

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