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June 27, 2014

Sports Briefs

Shock rally to beat Fever 107-102 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Skylar Diggins scored 32 points in her return to Indiana to help the Tulsa Shock beat the Fever 107-102 in overtime Wednesday night.

The South Bend native and former Notre Dame star hit a 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. She also had seven rebounds and four assists in Tulsa’s comeback victory.

Diggins’ 3-point play midway through the overtime period gave Tulsa (6-7) a 102-96 advantage.

The Fever cut it to 102-99 on Briann January’s 3-pointer with 2:21 left. But a minute later, Diggins set up Odyssey Sims for a layup that put the game away.

Shavonte Zellous led Indiana (6-7) with 33 points. Karima Christmas added 17 points, and Marissa Coleman had 14 points and eight rebounds.

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel and players Lance Stephenson and Chris Copeland attended the game.

Becca Huffer wins Michigan Women’s Open by 2 shots

WELDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Becca Huffer has shot an 11-under three-round total of 205 to win the Michigan PGA Women’s Open Championship by two strokes.

The ex-Notre Dame team captain from Denver had a 2-under 70 on Wednesday’s rain-delayed final round to claim the top prize of $5,500. She birdied the last two holes to break a three-way tie.

The event was on the Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort in Benzie County’s Weldon Township, about 25 miles southwest of Traverse City.

First-time pro player Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Georgia, and amateur and University of Wisconsin player Kimberly Dinh of Midland, Michigan, tied for second at 9-under 207.

Ex-Michigan State star Allyssa Ferrell of Edgerton, Wisconsin, finished fourth with a 5-under 211, and Ashley Tait of Littleton, Colorado, was fifth at 4-under 212.

IndyCar, Dallara to allow cooling modifications

HOUSTON (AP) — IndyCar and Dallara will allow modifications to create air flow in to the cars to help drivers deal with the heat during this weekend’s doubleheader in Houston.

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