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June 20, 2014

Sports Briefs

Fuel sign first player

The Indy Fuel professional hockey franchise has announced the signing of its first player to the roster for its inaugural season in the ECHL. Pete Massar, formerly from the University of Vermont Catamounts and the Missouri Mavericks, is the first player to commit to a 1-year contract with the Fuel. Over the summer, the Fuel will be adding to its roster.

For more information about Massar, you can visit our website www.IndyFuelHockey.com.

Douglas and Ogwumike lead Sun to win over Fever

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In the midst of their longest winning streak in two years, Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan found a teaching moment for young posts Kelsey Bone and Chiney Ogwumike.

The pair was benched a few minutes into the game Tuesday night. They didn’t play again until well into second period. Their response, however, was pronounced. Bone and Ogwumike combined for 34 points the rest of the way, leading the streaking Sun to an 89-67 victory over the Indiana Fever, Connecticut’s fifth straight win.

Ogwumike scored all 18 of her points in the second half and Bone added 16 for the Sun (7-6), who moved into second place in the WNBA’s Eastern Conference after beginning the month in last place.

“(Donovan) said ‘are you ready now?’ when she put us back in,” Bone said. “We had to answer that call. Anytime your coach challenges you and you respond, that’s always a good thing.”

This is Connecticut’s longest winning streak since July of 2012 when it won five straight.

Shelly Sterling seeks protections for witnesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelly Sterling’s attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to stop threatening, harassing or intimidating his wife’s legal team and the doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers’ co-owner was mentally incapacitated.

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