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    Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history to help the Connecticut Sun stave off elimination by beating the Las Vegas Aces 105-76 in Game 3. Thomas had 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists for the Sun, who have now won all four of their elimination games in these playoffs, topping Dallas on the road in the first round and beating Chicago in Games 4 and 5 to close out that series. Game 4 of this best-of-five series is Sunday in Connecticut. Jackie Young scored 22 points and A’ja Wilson added 19 for the Aces.

      A’ja Wilson had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Las Vegas Aces to an 85-71 victory over the Connecticut Sun in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals. The Aces are now one victory away from the franchise’s first championship with Game 3 on Thursday in Connecticut. Las Vegas was swept in the 2008 Finals when the team was still in San Antonio. The Aces were also swept in 2020. Chelsea Gray added 21 for the Aces while Kelsey Plum rebounded from an awful Game 1 to score 20 points. Courtney Williams scored 18 points to lead Connecticut.

        Sue Bird has called time on her career after her Seattle Storm side failed to advance in the WNBA Finals. The Aces held off the Storm 97-92 in Game 4 in the best-of-five semi-final series to progress to the final. Bird announced in June that the current WNBA season would be her last. She fin…

          The Labor Day game between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed due to rain. The teams will play a split doubleheader Wednesday. The first game will be played at 12:35 p.m., and the second game is set for 6:35 p.m. The unexpected day off gives the NL East-leading Mets a chance to take a breath following consecutive losses to Washington over the weekend. It meant Atlanta trimmed New York’s lead to just one game with a month to go in the season.

          Paris Saint-Germain has defended its use of chartered flights rather than more ecological trains after an executive for France’s high-speed rail network called out the club for flying its players on a short-haul to Nantes this past weekend. The director of the French rail company’s TGV-Intercity service noted that the network’s high-speed trains can travel the roughly 380 kilometers (240 miles) from Paris to the western city in just under two hours. He retweeted video of PSG players aboard a short-haul flight for an away match on Saturday night. In response, PSG said there weren’t late-night TGV trains it could have taken back to Paris after the Ligue 1 match. The polemic comes amid an energy-saving drive in France.

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          The Las Vegas Aces look to clinch the WNBA playoffs semifinals over the Seattle Storm in game . The teams meet for the eighth time this season. Seattle is 10-8 against the Western Conference, and Las Vegas is 15-3 against conference opponents.

          Team Penske declined to call for team orders on Sunday at Portland International Raceway and it will be seen what kind of implications it has on the championship. Penske driver Scott McLaughlin won the race to remain mathematically eligible to win the title. Will Power finished second and his lead in the standings stretched from three points to 20 points, over Penske teammate Josef Newgarden and six-time champion champion Scott McLaughlin. But had Team Penske ordered McLaughlin to pull over and let Power win the race, Power would take a 31-point lead into Sunday's finale at Laguna Seca. It's the tightest championship race since 2003.

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