Latta’s big second half lifts Mystics over Fever
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.