Latta’s big sec­ond half lifts Mys­tics over Fever

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Ivory Latta scored 21 of her 24 points in the sec­ond half, and the Washington Mys­tics won their third road game to start the WNBA sea­son with an 87-75 vic­tory over the In­di­ana Fever on Satur­day night in In­di­anapo­lis.

Latta hit six of her eight three­p­oint at­tempts, and Washington (4-2) was 10 for 22 on threes.

Emma Meesse­man added 15 points for the Mys­tics.

Bri­ann Jan­uary and Lynetta Kizer each scored 14 points to lead the Fever (3-5). . . .

Kelsey Bone had 27 points and 14 re­bounds, and the Con­necti­cut Sun beat Phoenix, 90-78, in dou­ble-overtime late Fri­day, snap­ping the Mer­cury’s 22-game home win­ning streak.


Brazil said it will ap­peal

Ney­mar’s four-game sus­pen­sion that rules him out of the rest of the Copa Amer­ica.

A CONMEBOL dis­ci­plinary panel ruled Fri­day that Ney­mar must sit out four games for his con­duct in a 1-0 loss to Colom­bia on Wed­nes­day, when he was sent off af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle. He was also fined $10,000. ...

Ar­gentina de­feated Ja­maica, 1-0, in Vina del Mar, Chile, in

Lionel Messi’s 100th game with the na­tional team, se­cur­ing first place in its Copa Amer­ica group.

Striker Gon­zalo Higuain scored an 11th-minute win­ner for the ti­tle fa­vorites, who al­ready had se­cured a quar­ter­fi­nal spot.

Ear­lier, Paraguay tied Uruguay, 1-1, in La Ser­ena. Uruguay ad­vanced as one of the best two third-place fin­ish­ers. . . .

Ma­tias Perez Gar­cia set up Sanna Nyassi’s first-half goal and then scored in the sec­ond half as the San Jose Earth­quake beat the host Seat­tle Sounders, 2-0, in an MLS game. . . .

David Ousted saved two penalty kicks, and the Van­cou­ver White­caps held off the 10-man New York Red Bulls for a 2-1 vic­tory in Har­ri­son, N. J.


T.C. Wil­liams’s Noah Lyles broke the Vir­ginia state record in win­ning the 100 me­ters in 10.21 sec­onds at the New Bal­ance Na­tion­als Out­door Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Greens­boro, N.C. The ju­nior’s time ranks 13th all time na­tion­ally.

C.H. Flow­ers’s boys won the na­tional ti­tle in the 4x200-me­ter re­lay, fin­ish­ing in 1 minute 25.89 sec­onds. . . . In Seat­tle, Loudoun Val­ley’s

An­drew Hunter broke a Vir­ginia state mark by win­ning the twom­ile race at the Brooks PR In­vi­ta­tional in 8:42.51. He edged out Michigan’s Grant Fisher, who ear­lier this month be­came the sev­enth high school boy to break four min­utes in the mile.


Roger Fed­erer will bid for a record eighth Gerry We­ber Open ti­tle in Halle, Ger­many, when he plays Italy’s An­dreas Seppi.

Fed­erer, seek­ing his 15th grass­court ti­tle, beat big-serv­ing Ivo

Karlovic, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4), while Seppi won the other semi­fi­nal af­ter sec­ond-seeded Kei

Nishikori pulled out with a left calf in­jury when the Ital­ian was lead­ing 4-1. . . .

Top-seeded Andy Mur­ray’s bid to reach the fi­nal at Queen’s Club in Lon­don was halted when his semi­fi­nal against Ser­bia’s Vik­tor

Troicki was sus­pended in the first set by rain. The­match will re­sume Sun­day morn­ing at 3-3.

Await­ing the win­ner in Sun­day’s fi­nal is un­seeded South African Kevin An­der­son, who beat Gilles Si­mon of France 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3. . . .

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Re­pub­lic reached her first grass­court fi­nal when she beat

Kristina Mlade­n­ovic of France, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6), in the Ae­gon Clas­sic in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land. Pliskova will face An­gelique

Ker­ber, who beat Ger­man com­pa­triot Sabine Lisicki, 6-3, 6-3. . . . Carolina Pan­thers owner Jerry

Richard­son do­nated $100,000 to the fam­i­lies of the nine vic­tims killed in Wed­nes­day night’s Charleston, S.C., shoot­ing and to the church where the shoot­ings oc­curred. . . .

Alexey Lut­senko of Kaza­khstan pow­ered to vic­tory in the Tour de Suisse’s eighth stage in Bern, Switzer­land, and

Thibaut Pinot’s over­all lead was cut again.

French­man Pinot is only 34 sec­onds clear of Bri­tain’s

Geraint Thomas be­fore Sun­day’s decisive 24-mile time trial.

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