Tina Charles broke a tie on a put-back with 23 seconds left in the New York Liberty's 84-80 overtime time victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.
Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points, and Charles added 18 points and 14 rebounds to help New York (10-13) win its third straight game. The Liberty, fighting for a playoff spot, have won six of their last eight after a 4-11 start.
After Charles gave New York the lead, Pondexter added a basket just before the buzzer after Seattle missed two shots in the final 13 seconds.
Camille Little scored 22 points, and Crystal Langhorne added 17 for Seattle (9-17). They Storm have lost four in a row and five of their last six.
Seattle guard Temeka Johnson had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 assists and a career-high 10 rebounds. She started in place of Sue Bird, sidelined by a strained neck. SEATTLE (AP) – July 25, 2014
Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.
The Trail Blazers said Schlueter died at his Portland home.
Schlueter was acquired by the Blazers in 1970 and averaged 8.2 points in the team's first season. The 6-foot-10 center had two stints in Portland, from 1970-72 and again for the 1977-78 season.
A Washington native who played at Colorado State, Schlueter averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in seven NBA seasons with San Francisco, Portland, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Buffalo and Phoenix.
After retiring in 1978, Schlueter remained involved with the Blazers and served as a team ambassador at games and community events.
Blazers founder Harry Glickman remembered Schlueter as giving his ultimate effort every time he played.
Funeral arrangements are pending. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – July 25, 2014
Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson.
Appearing on NFL Network on Thursday night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday.
At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses. It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season.
Lynch nearly skipped June's mandatory minicamp because he wants the final two years of his contract reworked. He ultimately showed to avoid a hefty fine, but did not participate with what coach Pete Carroll said was an ankle issue. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – July 25, 2014
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener against Hawaii.
Coach Chris Petersen announced the decision at Pac-12 media days on Thursday.
Miles will miss the Aug. 30 game for his role in two on-campus assaults following the Seattle Seahawks' win over the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow, who has since left the team, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and one count of mischief. Miles was not charged.
Miles, a sophomore, will be one of three quarterbacks competing to replace Keith Price. Redshirt sophomore Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman Troy Williams split snaps during spring practice while Miles was suspended from all team activities. LOS ANGELES (AP) – July 25, 2014
Stanford has played in four straight major bowl games and the past two Rose Bowls, building a resilient football power at an improbable place.
The Cardinal's reward for all that consistency this week? They were picked to finish second behind Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division yet again.
Yet Stanford coach David Shaw doesn't perceive any slight in the preseason conference media poll. He believes it's a testament to the overall power of the Pac-12, which appears to be stacked with deep, talented teams heading into his fourth season on The Farm. LOS ANGELES (AP) – July 25, 2014