Parker’s layup helps Sparks sweep Mercury

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, middle, tries to get off a pass as Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker (3) and Alana Beard (0) defend during the first half of Game 3 of a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Candace Parker’s driving layup with 2.9 seconds to play gave the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game sweep of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA semifinals Sunday.

Truex opens playoffs with win at Chicagoland

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates with his crew in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. stretched his arms to his side and waited for a shower of green slime , the colored goop traditionally poured over the heads of game-show contestants and A-list celebrities.

Wilson’s escape act helps Seahawks top 49ers 12-9

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, left, and defensive end Frank Clark (55) tackle San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (28) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE (AP) — After 7 ½ quarters of offensive inefficiency, the Seattle Seahawks finally broke the seal on the goal line.

Padres squeeze out Rockies 4-3

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges, left, congratulates left fielder Matt Szczur, right, as first baseman Wil Myers, back, looks to other teammates after Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon popped out for the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Rockies closer Greg Holland dropped the ball trying to tag Matt Szczur on Austin Hedge’s squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, allowing the San Diego Padres to finish their rally and beat Colorado 4-3 on Sunday.

Hubbell, Donohue win ice dance title

Japan's Marin Honda competes during the free skate program at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Americans Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the ice dance competition at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic on Saturday at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, posting a score of 108.65 in Saturday’s free dance to go with the 71.15 they earned in Friday’s short dance.

No. 10 Wisconsin rolls 40-6 over BYU

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) runs the ball in the first half during an NCAA college football game against BYU, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — No. 10 Wisconsin ran roughshod over BYU on Saturday, doing whatever it wanted for 60 minutes on the Cougars’ home field.

Wake Forest beats Utah State 46-10

Wake Forest's John Wolford (10) looks to pass against Utah State in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Senior quarterback John Wolford threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as unbeaten Wake Forest defeated Utah State 46-10 on Saturday.

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