Minnesota’s Maya Moore scores 48 points in double-OT victory
Maya Moore of the defending champion Minnesota Lynx scored 48 points in a 112-108 double-overtime victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream. She made 16 of 30 shots, including 7 of 9 three-pointers. The WNBA record for points in a game is 51, set last year by Tulsa’s Riquna Williams.
Moore scores 48 for Lynx
Maya Moore of the defending champion Minnesota Lynx scored 48 points in a 112-108 double-overtime victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream on Tuesday.
Moore made 16 of 30 shots, including 7 of 9 three-pointers.
Riquna Williams, playing for Tulsa, set the league scoring record of 51 points in a game in September.
“I knew the one way I could hurt my team was by thinking too much,” Moore said. “If it’s my shot and I’m open, shoot the ball. If it’s not, pass it to an open teammate.”
In other games, Kayla McBride scored 23 points as host San Antonio edged Tulsa 95-93 and Chicago beat visiting Indiana 60-57.
Mudiay to play in China
Guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who has decided to forgo his freshman season at Southern Methodist, agreed to a one-year, $1.2 million contract with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Mudiay, 19, is considered a probable lottery pick in next year’s NBA draft, according to Yahoo Sports.
Dunga to coach Brazil again
Brazil is bringing back Dunga to coach the national team, four years after he was fired from the job.
The hiring came two weeks after host Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in a humiliating 7-1 semifinal loss to eventual champion Germany. Brazil proceeded to lose to the Netherlands 3-0 in the third-place match July 12.
Dunga, 50, is replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, 65, who resigned last week.
Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands.
“He has shown his capacity to lead the Brazil team, not only in words but also in numbers, that he has all the requisites and the capacity to lead the Brazil team again,” said Jose Maria Marin, Brazil soccer federation president.
Dunga was in charge of 60 matches as national-team coach in his first stint and Brazil went 42-6-12.
Rodriguez to play in Spain
After leading the World Cup in goals with six, Colombia forward James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid of Spain. Sports newspapers Marca and As said Real Madrid agreed to pay Monaco $108 million for Rodriguez.
Racist abuse ends match
Manchester City officials say an exhibition being played by its Under-21 team in Croatia was abandoned after team management ordered the players off the pitch because of alleged racist abuse.
In a statement, officials for the English team said 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana, who is black, was targeted by an opponent from Croatian team HNK Rijeka late in the first half in Novigrad.
Ex-Cowboy Newhouse dies
Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, died at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a battle with heart disease. He was 64.
Newhouse had suffered a stroke in 2010.
Newhouse ran for 4,784 yards in his career with Dallas and retired in 1983.
• Estimate, a 5-year-old mare owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned painkiller morphine. Last year, Estimate won the Group I Ascot Gold Cup.
John Warren, the queen’s bloodstock and racing adviser, said Estimate trainer Sir Michael Stoute “is working closely with the feed company involved to discover how the product may have become contaminated prior to delivery to his stables.”
• Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law-enforcement official and the company said.
• The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang has been under investigation over its preparations for the Games, South Korean officials said.
The confirmation by the Seoul-based Board of Audit and Inspection came one day after the resignation of organizing committee chief Kim Jin-sun.
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