Cash collects 20 points as WNBA Storm beat Liberty

Swin Cash had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm (16-2) earn a 78-70 win over the New York Liberty (7-9) on Tuesday with Lauren Jackson on the sideline with a mild concussion.

Jackson, averaging a team-best 21.4 points and 9.0 rebounds, was injured when she was hit in the face by Los Angeles’ DeLisha Milton-Jones while going for a rebound during the Storm’s 75-62 victory on Saturday. Jackson is listed as day to day.

Sue Bird scored 11 of her 16 in the fourth quarter for the Storm, who have won seven straight games.

• Sophia Young scored 19 points to lead San Antonio (6-9) to a 79-66 win over visiting Connecticut (10-7), its first win this season over a winning team.

Michelle Snow scored 14 points, Becky Hammon had 12 and Chamique Holdsclaw added 11 for San Antonio.

• Tamika Catchings scored 16 points and Indiana (10-6) used a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter to earn a 58-51 win over Chicago (8-10) at Rosemont, Ill.

Catchings scored 10 points and the Fever shot over 78 percent (11 of 14) from the field in the first quarter.


NFL: Police in Virginia Beach, Va., said they know who was responsible for shooting another man following Michael Vick’s birthday celebration, but the shooter will not be charged “at this time” because the victim has not cooperated with investigators.

Vick was not the shooter and there are no suspects other than the shooter, police spokesman Adam Bernstein said. The decision not to press charges was made by the prosecutor’s office, but could be reversed if the victim decides to cooperate.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nicolas Mahut shrugged off temperatures reaching the mid-90s to beat Alejandro Falla 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in the first round in Newport, R.I.

It was Mahut’s first singles match since his loss to John Isner at Wimbledon launched them both to instant celebrity and landed the Frenchman’s gear next door in the Hall of Fame.

Their 11-hour, 5-minute match was twice suspended because of darkness before Isner won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68; the 138-game fifth set would itself have been the longest match in tennis history.

Mahut needed a more traditional 1 hour, 23 minutes to get past Falla.


REGIONAL FINALS: Velocity Soccer Club, which draws players from southern Maine, reached the final in the girls’ under-12, 8v8 bracket at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I championships in Barboursville W.Va.

Velocity, the Maine state champion, lost 1-0 to Virginia champion United FC Elite.

Virginia advanced to the national finals in Overland Park, Kan.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Fired in March for his antics on and off the court, former Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez was arrested on charges of shoplifting from a New Jersey mall.

Gonzalez, 47, reported to Millburn police headquarters on Monday. He faces charges of criminal mischief, along with shoplifting. He is accused of taking a satchel worth roughly $1,400 from the Polo Ralph Lauren store in the Short Hills Mall on June 29.

He plans to plead not guilty, said defense lawyer Gerald Krovatin, who also is representing Gonzalez in a lawsuit over his dismissal. He called the accusations a miscommunication and a series of misunderstandings.


HEAT FORCES CANCELLATION: The record-breaking heat in Philadelphia prompted a suburban racetrack to cancel its live program for the day.

Philadelphia Park said Tuesday’s races were canceled due to the “excessive and dangerous heat.”

The mercury hit 102 at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, shattering the old record of 98 for the date.