Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA’s all-time scoring leader

Diana Taurasi is now the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.
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Diana Taurasi is now the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA’s career scoring leader Sunday, passing Tina Thompson’s mark of 7,488 in the Phoenix Mercury’s 90-59 loss to the Sparks in Los Angeles. Taurasi, 35, needed 14 points coming into the game, and broke Thompson’s record late in the first half on a layup with the Mercury trailing big. It only took the former UConn star 13 seasons to become the league’s top scorer; Thompson needed 17 seasons to achieve her total. Earlier in the season, Taurasi set the career 3-pointer record, passing Katie Smith.


Chile tops Cameroon in Moscow

Arturo Vidal, who saw his apparent first-half goal taken off the board after a video review, knocked in a header in the 81st minute to lead Chile to a win over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup tournament in Moscow. The video review is being debuted by FIFA in the tournament, which Russia is hosting ahead of its turn as World Cup host in 2018. Moments after Vidal gave Chile the 1-0 lead, teammate Eduardo Vargas blasted a rebound home to seal the win, but only after another review confirmed the play was onside . . . In MLS play, Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two late goals and the Red Bulls beat the Union, 2-0, in Chester, Pa.


Henderson wins her fourth LPGA title

Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic for her fourth LPGA title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by two strokes in the Grand Rapids, Mich., tournament. The 19-year-old Henderson closed with a 66 on the Blythefield layout that was reduced to a par of 69 — the fifth hole was played as a par 3 instead of a par 5 — the final two rounds because of flooding. Wie finished with a 65, and Thompson had a 69 . . . Aaron Wise completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., to lock up a PGA Tour card with his first title. The 20-year-old Wise closed with a 2-under 68 at Crestview for a 21-under 259 total and a five-stroke victory over Beau Hossler.


Louisville gets a win at World Series


Colby Fitch drove in four runs to lead Louisville over Texas A&M, 8-4, for their first win in six College World Series games. The Cardinals, who had gone 0-5 over their last three appearances in Omaha, will play Tuesday night against the winner of the TCU-Florida game Sunday night. The Aggies will play the loser in an elimination gameon Tuesday.


Decker catches on with Titans

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The Tennessee Titans and wide receiver Eric Decker agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Decker, who was released this month after three seasons with the Jets, visited the Titans on Wednesday, met with coach Mike Mularkey and took a physical . . . After leaving no doubt who was the best light heavyweight around, Andre Ward talked about securing his place as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The talk in Sergey Kovalev’s camp, meanwhile, was about protesting the outcome of Saturday night’s fight because the referee did nothing about the borderline low blows that helped bring the fight to an end in the eighth round. Kovalev’s promoter, Kathy Duva, said she would protest to the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday to try and erase the result. Two blows near or below the belt line in the final seconds helped finish Kovalev at 2:29 of the eighth round. Ward, who caused a brief pause in the fight in the second round when he hit Kovalev below the belt, was never warned about low blows . . . Tim Hague, the 33-year-old former UFC fighter known as ‘‘The Thrashing Machine,’’ died in Edmonton, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former CFL defensive end Adam Braidwood . . . Peter Burling steered Emirates Team New Zealand to another runaway victory against Jimmy Spithill and two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA in Race 3 of the America’s Cup to remain undefeated in the showdown off Bermuda. Although they've won three races, the Kiwis lead Oracle, 2-0. Because Oracle won the qualifiers, the challenger started the 35th America’s Cup match with a negative point. Team New Zealand needs to win six more races to return the Auld Mug to Auckland, where it resided from 1995 to 2003. Oracle needs to win seven to keep the silver trophy in the hands of American billionaire Larry Ellison . . . Timo Bernhard led Porsche to a dramatic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to prevent a huge upset win for the Oreca team. After a series of mishaps to favorites Porsche and Toyota, the LMP2 category Oreca suddenly found itself in the lead with 19-year-old Frenchman Thomas Laurent behind the wheel three hours from the end of the endurance race. But the 36-year-old Bernhard, racing in the faster and more powerful LMP1 category Porsche 919 Hybrid, overtook the Oreca with about 1 hour remaining.