Sports Digest: Cubs, Sox fall in Sunday games

2014-06-22T21:30:00Z 2014-09-09T23:05:21Z Sports Digest: Cubs, Sox fall in Sunday games nwitimes.com

Pro basketball

DIGGINS, SHOCK BEAT SKY IN OT: Skylar Diggins scored a career-high 33 points, Glory Johnson had 22 and the Tulsa Shock beat the Sky 105-99 in overtime on Sunday in a nationally televised game that showcased the WNBA's pride campaign.

Odyssey Sims added 18 points for the Shock (5-7), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Jessica Breland scored a career-high 26 points and Epiphanny Prince added 24 for the Sky (6-7), who have lost six of seven.

Sky forward Elena Delle Donne, the 2013 WNBA rookie of the year, missed her fifth straight game due to a Lyme disease flare-up.

MOORE LEADS LYNX PAST FEVER: Maya Moore scored 11 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 83-77 victory over the Indiana Fever.

Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen each scored 16 for the Lynx (11-4).

Karima Christmas scored 18 points to lead Indiana (6-6). Shavonte Zellous and Briann January added 16 points each.

Zellous hit two 3s and Christmas added another during a 12-0 run that gave Indiana a 41-35 lead at the break.

The Lynx regained the lead late in the third quarter on a turnaround jumper by Moore, and went ahead for good at 69-67 on a pair of free throws by Whalen.

Minnesota used a 10-0 run to take a 29-18 lead midway through the second quarter. The Fever responded with a four-point play by January and a 3-pointer by Maggie Lucas to pull with four.

AP SOURCES SAY ANTHONY HEADED FOR FREE AGENCY: Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market.

Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday.

Anthony had a Monday deadline to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed the paperwork on Friday, one of the people told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made.

Anthony has repeatedly said he planned to explore free agency this summer. Team president Phil Jackson told the All-Star forward after the season he may want to delay the decision and play out the final year of his deal, which would have paid him $23.3 million, but Anthony is going ahead with his previous plans.

Pro baseball

SOX SWEPT BY TWINS: Joe Mauer had two hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 Sunday to complete their first four-game sweep against Chicago in 20 years.

Anthony Swarzak and Casey Fien combined for three shutout innings of relief and Jared Burton earned his first save since May 30, 2013, with a perfect ninth. Kurt Suzuki had three hits.

Gordon Beckham and Jose Abreu had two RBIs apiece for the White Sox, who have lost eight straight games against AL Central rivals.

After Chicago scored five times in the third for a 5-3 lead, Brian Dozier and Mauer had RBI singles and Josh Willingham added a sacrifice fly in the fourth to put the Twins ahead for good.

The Twins last swept Chicago in a four-game series June 9-12, 1994.

PIRATES SLIP PAST CUBS: Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1 on Sunday.

Cumpton (3-2) won his third straight decision as the Pirates won the last two games of the three-game series. Cumpton allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out four.

The rookie right-hander retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced. He allowed a walk to Nate Schierholtz in the fifth inning, but rebounded by getting John Baker to hit into an inning-ending double play.

Ryan Sweeney reached on a single against Cumpton in the first inning and the other hit was by Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel in the sixth.

Pirates closer Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances.

PADRES FIRE BYRNES: The struggling San Diego Padres have fired general manager Josh Byrnes.

The team announced the dismissal in a release Sunday, just minutes before the Padres were to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Padres are 32-43 and 12 1/2 games out of first in the NL West. They finished 76-86 in each of Byrnes' first two seasons in the position.

Pro golf

LEHMAN CAPTURES ENCOMPASS CHAMPIONSHIP: Tom Lehman made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Champions Tour's Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill.

The 55-year-old Lehman closed with a 2-under 70 at North Shore and had a 15-under 201 total for his eighth senior title and first since 2012. He rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14 — his only dropped strokes of the week — with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16, parred the par-3 17th and won on the par-4 18th.

Michael Allen and Kirk Triplett tied for second, a stroke back. Allen shot 67, and Triplett had a 68.

Lehman, the 1996 British Open winner, opened with rounds of 65 and 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. He ended a 27-event victory drought.

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