UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Alyssa Thomas scored 15 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 84-80 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night in the WNBAs return from the Olympic break.Jasmine Thomas scored the tiebreaking basket with 15.2 seconds to play and finished with 12 points, and Alex Bentley and reserve Courtney Williams also had 12 points for the Sun (9-16) in their third straight victory. Chiney Ogwumike had 11 points and 10 rebounds.Lindsay Whalen and Syliva Fowles had 16 apiece for defending champion Minnesota (21-5), but former UConn star Maya Moore, was held to eight on 3-for-12 shooting.LIBERTY 84, STARS 77SAN ANTONIO -- Sugar Rodgers scored eight of her 18 points in the third quarter and New York topped San Antonio.Tina Charles, a member of the champion U.S. team in the Rio Olympics, had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her league-leading 15th double-double for New York (19-8). Epiphanny Prince played her first game this season after tearing an ACL in November playing in Russia. She had five points in seven minutes.Appel-Marinelli had a career-high 17 points for San Antonio (5-19). The Stars have lost six straight.SKY 90, ATLANTA DREAM 82ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 34 points in the first game after helping the United States win an Olympic gold medal, leading Chicago past Atlanta.The Sky (12-13) used a 15-0 run in two minutes in the third quarter to take the lead and then pulled away after the Dream (13-13) cut a 13-point deficit to one with four minutes to play.Cappie Pondexter had 17 points, and Cheyenne Parker 14 for Chicago.Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 22 points. Cheap Hockey Jerseys China . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. 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The passing game has been beset for the past three games with lapses on the offensive line, receivers who cant get open and an inability by quarterback J.T. Barrett to hit game-changing bombs. The running game, too, bogged down in last weeks loss.Offense always starts with protection, he said. That was not our best game in protection and giving (Barrett) time to go through his reads.Northwestern is playing well, having won four of its last five after a slow start. The Wildcats last three games have been victories over Iowa, Michigan State and Indiana.Thats as an improved team as Ive ever seen from the beginning until now, Meyer said. Outstanding. Three big wins, two on the road. Defining wins. The defense is outstanding, gigantic inside guys, so just a very good team.Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said Saturdays game is where the heavy lifting starts.You get to the end of October here, you get to November, this is when the rubber hits the road in the Big Ten, Fitzgerald said. Weve got a heck of a steep mountain to climb here these next five weeks, and nobodys got a stiffer challenge than us this week when weve got to take on the Buckeyes.Here are some things to watch when Northwestern visits Columbus for the first time since 2007:TALE OF 2 HALVES: Northwestern went up 24-3 at halftime against Indiana last week, but was shut out in the second half and had to hold on for a 24-14 win. Coach Pat Fitzgerald said hhes addressing consistency issues and a lack of effort by some young players in the second half.dddddddddddd Were an immature team, Fitzgerald said. Were a 4-3 football team for a reason. Weve just got to keep coaching the heck out of them, and thats what were going to do. Hopefully, well get better this week or well get killed in Columbus.ROTATING RECEIVERS: Meyer has been questioned about his rotating of outside receivers, most of them inexperienced before this season, and whether that could be contributing to the failure of Barrett to get the passing game clicking. Meyer said he likes the rotation and has no plans to change it because he wants to be able to have fresh players on the field late in the game. But hes still looking for one of the young receivers to emerge as the deep-ball threat the team sorely needs. Theres not a big differentiation in our group right now, he said. You kind of hope one would separate, and I dont see that quite happening. Noah (Brown) is a pretty reliable guy and had some nice plays, the other ones need to elevate.WHERE IS CURTIS?: Meyer has called hybrid back Curtis Samuel the teams most dynamic playmaker. Samuel ranks second in the Big Ten with 142.6 yards per game and 37 receptions. Hes the teams leading receiver. Still, he touched the ball only 10 times against Penn State -- eight passes and two rushes, one a breakaway 74-yard touchdown run. Meyer acknowledges Samuel should get the ball more but wont dictate that he be involved on specific plays, preferring instead to let Barrett continue to read the defense and take what it gives him.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyFor some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy Cheap Authentic Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Camo China NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China ' ' '
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