Liberty pushes Mercury behind Laney’s big party

Betnijah Laney had 23 points and 10 assists, and New York Liberty held on to beat the Phoenix Mercury 85-83 on Sunday. Liberty (6-4) never lagged after taking a 12-11 lead in the first quarter and leading by 16 in the first half. The Mercury (5-6) tied at 51 and 72 and had a chance to equalize or take the […]

Seattle passes Sun in WNBA battle for the best

Breanna Stewart had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 89-66 on Sunday. Stewart made 4 of 5 to 3 points for the Storm (10-2), who improved their lead atop the WNBA standings over the second Sun (8-3). Connecticut was without Jonquel Jones, who left for Europe to represent Bosnia and […]

England start winning after beating Croatia

Raheem Sterling grew up in the shadow of Wembley Stadium as it was being rebuilt, even having his famous arch tattooed on his left forearm. Now playing for his country at this iconic venue, he used his right foot to give England the start they have been waiting for since the European Championship. The winger’s goal – his first in […]

Kaylee McKeown breaks world swimming record, using father’s death as motivation

Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says her father’s death 10 months ago prompted her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. McKeown, 19, clocked 57.45 seconds at the South Australian Aquatic Center to improve on the previous mark of 57.57 set by American Regan Smith in 2019. McKeown’s father, Sholto, died of brain cancer last […]