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TULSA, Oklahoma---Maya Moore
scored 13 of her 40 points in the
final five minutes and the Min-
nesota Lynx beat the Tulsa Shock
84-75 to run their winning streak
to nine games on Saturday night.
Moore scored 30 or more points
for the 11th time this season to break
a tie for the WNBA record set by
Phoenix's Diana Taurasi in 2008.
After Tulsa's Tiffany Jackson-
Jones tied it at 69 on a free throw
with 5:25 to play, Moore put Min-
nesota (22-6) ahead to stay with a
3-pointer from the left wing with
5:09 remaining for her 30th point.
She added a pair of free throws with
4:13 to go for a five-point advan-
Tulsa (10-19) would get no closer
than three points the rest of the
way as Minnesota finished the game
on a 15-6 run, with Moore scoring
all but two of her team's points.
Seimone Augustus added 22
points for Minnesota.
PHOENIX---Brittney Griner scored
17 points and the Mercury used a
fourth-quarter run to pull away
from the Fever which lost 79-69.
Diana Taurasi added 15 points,
five assists and three rebounds for
the Mercury (23-4), which haven't
lost consecutive games all season.
Phoenix, which lost to Minnesota
on Thursday night to end its 16-
game winning streak, ran off 13
straight points after falling behind
63-61 with 7:09 left in the game.
Shavonte Zellous scored 14 points
to lead the Fever (13-15). Tamika
Catchings, who had been averaging
15.8 points in the ten games she has
played this season, was held to eight
points on 0-of-10 shooting on Sat-
Moore drops 40
points on Tulsa Shock
Multiple world and Olympic
champion Usain Bolt says he will
make the 200m his focus after the
The 27-year-old 100m and
200m world record holder only
competed in the 4x100m relay at
Glasgow 2014, helping Jamaica to
gold at Hampden Park. "I've said
I want to run sub 19 for 200m---
that's one of my biggest goals and
my biggest dreams"
"I think I've done enough in the
100," he told BBC Radio 5 live. "I
know people want to see me run
fast in the 100 but I love my 200
and I want to do something special
for myself. So for me, my main aim
is the 200." Bolt, who will turn 28
on 21 August, set the 200m world
record of 19.19 seconds in Berlin
five years ago.
The Jamaican also posted a 100m
world best of 9.58 at the same
World Championships. "The world
record can keep going down. You
never know who's going to show
up next and dominate," he added.
"I've said I want to run sub 19.
That's one of my biggest goals and
my biggest dreams, so I'm definitely
going to be training hard and seeing
what I can do."
Bolt, who will miss the closing
ceremony later on Sunday, said the
older he gets the harder it is to stay
at full fitness.
The eight-time world champion's
next race is a 100m on Copacabana
beach in Rio de Janeiro on 14
"You can feel a difference some-
times especially after a workout. I
have to take more ice baths now
which is not so much fun.
"I have to work a little bit harder
to." Bolt's golden haul at major
But the hard work paid off for
the Jamaican, who added Com-
monwealth gold to his collection
on Saturday night and paid tribute
to the Glasgow crowds. "I'm sad I
didn't get to run the individual event
because the energy out here is just
wonderful - the people give you a
lot of energy.
Usain Bolt signs autographs after
winning the 4x100m with Jamaica
"The people make a Games a
Games, and the people really came
out and supported, the stadium
was always full, the energy was
always up. For me that's a Games.
Everything was perfect." The Man-
chester United fan said he hoped
that when he hung up his running
spikes he might be able to work his
way into Louis van Gaal's team.
"Hopefully when I retire I can talk
to him and get a spot in the team.
Van Gaal means business - he's
solid and I'm happy. Manchester
United are back."
Usain Bolt goes after biggest dream...
Paul George s biggest battle is
yet to come, and it may take a
year or more before he returns
to the Pacers lineup.
One day after the two-time
All-Star suffered a gruesome
open tibia-fibula fracture on his
right leg during a USA Basketball
intrasquad scrimmage in Las
Vegas, the questions began in
earnest about George's recovery
--- and whether he'd ever regain
the form that made him one of
the NBA's most complete players.
The 24-year-old George said he
was resting comfortably Saturday
morning following surgery.
Pacers president of basketball
operations Larry Bird later issued
a statement saying he hopes
George will return to Indianapolis
next week before the long rehab
"The thing about breaking a
bone is that if you get it back in
the appropriate position, it can
be as good as new," said Dr James
Gladstone, the co-chief of sports
medicine at Icahn School at Med-
icine at Mount Sinai in New York.
"If the muscle is not involved and
the bone and muscle are fully
healed, then I think he will get
back (to his previous form)."
Gladstone, who is not treating
George, said it usually takes ath-
letes nine to 12 months to com-
pletely recover from this type of
If that time table holds up, the
earliest possible return for George
would be May when the NBA
playoffs are in full swing.
If George misses the entire sea-
son, he would have almost 15
months before opening day 2015
--- a timeline that coincides with
Dr Patrick Kersey's prognosis.
Kersey, a physician at St Vin-
cent Sports Performance in Indi-
anapolis, is the medical director
of USA Football and treated
Louisville guard Kevin Ware when
he suffered a similarly horrific
injury during the 2013 NCAA
tournament regional finals. (AP)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica shakes hands with members of the crowd as he
walks round Hampden Park Stadium after he competed in the men's
4x100 metre relay race during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in
Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday. AP PHOTO
Doctors say NBA star George
faces long rehab process
to target 200m
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