Storm wins WNBA crown; McCoughtry's 35 not enough

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Storm wins WNBA crown; McCoughtry's 35 not enough

The Seattle Storm beat the host Atlanta Dream, 87-84, on Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep in the WNBA Finals and an undefeated march through the postseason. Swin Cash led a balanced Seattle offense with 18 points as the Storm overcame 35 points by Atlanta second-year pro Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances). Seattle won each of its seven postseason games for its second WNBA title. The Storm also won the 2004 championship. McCoughtry, who set a WNBA playoff record with 42 points in the Dream's Eastern Conference finals clinching win over the New York Liberty, tried to rally Atlanta with nine points in the final 2:30. But McCoughtry and Coco Miller missed 3-pointers in the final six seconds, setting off a celebration by Seattle's players.

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College football: Russell Wilson threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns and North Carolina State (1-2) earned a 30-19 victory over visiting Cincinnati (1-2) to improve to 3-0 for the first time in eight years.

Horse racing: Long-shot Aegeus Alberto Delgado came to life in the deep stretch on the turf, driving between horses to win the ninth race at Laurel Park at odds of 91-1.

Men's college lacrosse: Former UMBC goalkeeping standout Jeremy Blevins (Calvert Hall) has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the Retrievers.

Women's college lacrosse: Mount St.Mary's hired Hilary Bowen as an assistant coach. Bowen was a four-time national champion at Northwestern and was Most Valuable Player of the 2007 NCAA tournament.

Men's college soccer: Salisbury defender Joe Rubel was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

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