WNBA: Breanna Stewart made five 3-pointers and tied a career high with 29 points and the Seattle Storm used a big first half to beat the visiting Connecticut Sun 98-81 on Friday night.
Stewart was 9 of 15 from the field, 6 of 6 at the line, and had nine rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks. The former UConn star was selected No. 1 overall this year in the WNBA draft.
Seattle opened with a 10-0 run – with two 3-pointers by Stewart – and never trailed.
Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd combined for 41 points. Stewart was 5 of 5 from 3-point range as Seattle made 8 of 12.
Arizona tops Oklahoma State 9-3
College baseball: Nathan Bannister and two relievers pitched a four-hitter, Arizona had 14 hits against what had been the best pitching staff in the NCAA Tournament, and the Wildcats beat Oklahoma State 9-3 at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, to force a rematch Saturday.
In the second semifinal of the day, Andrew Beckwith pitched his second straight complete game and set a school record with his nation-leading 14th win, and Coastal Carolina stayed alive with a 4-1 victory over TCU.
Notable players linked to PEDs
NFL: Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
A letter from NFL executive Adolpho Birch that was obtained by the Associated Press says Green Bay linebackers Matthews and Peppers and Pittsburgh linebacker Harrison will be interviewed when training camps open.
Wilson was naked and wounded Wednesday when officers found him in a water fountain in the backyard of the multimillion-dollar home, Multnomah County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Alexander said.
Rahm, Hurley share lead at Congressional
Golf: Jon Rahm and Billy Hurley III shared the Quicken Loans National lead, three strokes ahead of Vijay Singh going into the weekend at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland.
Playing together again, Rahm and Hurley went shot-for-shot to reach 11 under. Hurley, a Naval Academy graduate who lives in nearby Annapolis, shot a 6-under 65, and Rahm bogeyed the 18th hole for a 67 in his second round as a professional.
Beal declines invite
to Team USA
Olympics: Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has declined an invitation to play for the United States in the Rio Olympics.
Beal said on Twitter that he has decided to dedicate his summer to getting into shape for next season. He called the invitation from USA Basketball “the ultimate honor.”
Roy named coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale
Miscellany: Former Washington Huskies star Brandon Roy has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School, Seattle Public Schools executive director of athletics Eric McCurdy confirmed.
Roy, a former Garfield High School standout, was the 2005-06 Pac-10 player of the year at UW. He played in the NBA from 2006-13 (and was a three-time All-Star and the 2006-07 NBA Rookie of the Year) before being forced to retire because of knee injuries.
The Slovak will play Karolina Pliskova for the title after the Czech defeated Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3.
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