WNBA’s Sun, down 17, rallies to win

Alyssa Thomas scored 14 of her 23 points after halftime and finished with nine rebounds and the Connecticut Sun rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit Sunday to beat the Washington Mystics 74-72 in overtime in Uncasville, Conn.

Courtney Williams added 15 points, Natisha Hiedeman scored 14 and Jonquel Jones had 11 points for Connecticut (14-7).

Williams and Thomas made back-to-back jumpers to open overtime and give Connecticut its biggest lead of the game at 70-66 with 3:42 to play and the Sun never again trailed.

• In other WNBA action, Stanford alum Nneka Ogwumike scored 22 points, Liz Cambage added 16 and the host Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 84-74. Chiney Ogwumike, another former Cardinal, had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Sparks, who won consecutive games for the first time since the end of May. Orinda’s Sabrina Ionescu had 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists but made just 5 of 18 from the field — including 3 of 12 from 3-point range — and committed six turnovers for the Liberty. … Aerial Powers scored a 32 points on 10-for-17 shooting and the host Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 102-71. … Cheyenne Parker had 21 points and nine rebounds, Rhyne Howard scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream never trailed in their 90-76 win over the Seattle Storm.

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Reddick grabs 1st NASCAR Cup win

Tyler Reddick raced to his first NASCAR Cup Series victory, continuing the season-long trend of first-time winners on road courses.

Each of the first three road-course races this year has had a first-time winner, with Reddick breaking through at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., after Ross Chastain won at the Circuit of the Americas and Daniel Suarez at Sonoma.

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