Sports shorts: Fellow WNBA rookie spoils Griner's debut

2013-05-28T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Fellow WNBA rookie spoils Griner's debutThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PHOENIX - Elena Della Donne outplayed Brittney Griner, scoring 22 points to lead the Chicago Sky to a 102-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Monday.

Griner became the third WNBA player to dunk and first to do it twice in one game. She had 17 points and eight rebounds, but was limited to two points in nine minutes because of fouls as Chicago built a big first-half lead.

• Longtime NBA star David Robinson, former Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt and five-time Olympic medalist Teresa Edwards are among 12 people named Monday to the FIBA Hall of Fame. FIBA is the International Basketball Federation.

NCAA championships

Stanford's Gibbs repeats in tennis

URBANA, Ill. - Blaz Rola of Ohio State and Nicole Gibbs of Stanford won NCAA singles titles Monday.

Gibbs repeated as women's champion by routing a hobbled Mary Weatherholt of Nebraska 6-2, 6-4. Rola, who is from Slovenia, became the first men's tennis champion for the Buckeyes, beating Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia 7-6 (8), 6-4.

• In Philadelphia, Duke rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 and win its second NCAA men's lacrosse title.

Indy 500

Kanaan enjoys nearly $2.4 million payday

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Kanaan won $2,353,500 for his victory at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

The earnings were announced Monday at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Awards Celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Colombian rookie Carlos Munoz got $964,205 for second place.

Miscellaneous

Roof on Confed Cup stadium collapses

A small part of the fabric roof of a stadium set to host Confederations Cup matches next month in Brazil collapsed on Monday.

A section of the roof of the Arena Fonte Nova in the northeastern city of Salvador was not able to sustain the large amount of water that settled on top of it after heavy overnight rain. There were no injuries.

The 56,000-capacity stadium will also be used in the 2014 World Cup.

• In Chattanooga, Tenn., Freddie Rodriguez of Berkeley, Calif., won his fourth national title Monday in a sprint to the finish in the 100.6-mile USA Cycling Professional men's road race. Jade Wilcoxson of Talent, Ore., won the women's road race over 63.1 miles.

• In Boulder, Colo., Kenyan Allan Kiprono defended his Bolder Boulder crown, covering the 10-kilometer course in 29 minutes, 28.79 seconds. Merima Mohammed of Ethiopia cruised to an easy victory in the women's race in 33:58.79.

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