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Sports briefs: East tops West in first WNBA’s first OT All-Star Game
First Published Jul 19 2014 09:11 pm • Last Updated Jul 19 2014 11:33 pm

Women’s basketball • Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star Game-record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime.

Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with six seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on the defensive end to seal the victory.

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Diggins finished with 27 points and seven assists, leading a furious West rally to force overtime. She lost the ball on the baseline in the final seconds.

• Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011.

Elliott dominates for Nationwide victory

Auto racing • Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday night.

Elliott had a strong car all day long for JR Motorsports, qualifying third and leading the most laps during the race. Bayne tried to chase him down on fresh tires in the final laps, but ran out of time.

Kyle Larson was third, followed by Kasey Kahne and Ty Dillon to round out the top five.


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• IndyCar’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday’s race in Toronto was called because of rain. IndyCar has scheduled two, 65-lap races for Sunday. The first one will have a rolling start at 10:30 a.m. ET and the second one is set for a standing start at 4:15 p.m.

Wozniacki will play for Istanbul title

Tennis • Two months after the end of their engagement, Caroline Wozniacki could join former fiance Rory McIlroy in becoming a champion on Sunday.

Wozniacki will play Roberta Vinci of Italy for the Istanbul Cup title after they reached the final as seeded, 1 and 2, on Saturday.

While golfer McIlroy was building a six-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open, Wozniacki was beating Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals.

• Leonardo Mayer of Argentina will play top-seeded David Ferrer in the Hamburg Open final after they won straight-sets semifinals over local hopes on Saturday in Germany.

The 46th-ranked Mayer converted four of his seven break chances to upset the seventh-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-4, and Ferrer eased past 17-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-0, 6-1.



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