BASKETBALL

Lawson’s late push helps Connecticut to 95-92 comeback victory over Mercury

Tina Charles scored 17 points and Asjha Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Connecticut Sun (18-10) rallied for a 95-92 victory over the Phoenix Mercury (15-12) on Friday night in Uncasville, Conn.

Kara Lawson scored seven of her 14 points in the final 44 seconds, including two free throws with 3 seconds remaining, for the Sun.

Seimone Augustus scored 19 points and Maya Moore added 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx (22-6) to an 85-75 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars (13-14) at Minneapolis.

Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and Sylvia Fowles scored 14 and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Sky (13-15) to an 80-67 victory over the Washington Mystics (5-22) in Rosemont, Ill.

BASEBALL

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: With Hurricane Irene expected to hit Pennsylvania Sunday, the championship game in South Williamsport has been moved ahead three hours to noon. Little League officials say the consolation game, which had been scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, has been canceled.

FOOTBALL

EFL: The Maine Sabers (6-1) will face the Twin City Blue Raiders (4-3) at Scarborough High School today at 4 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted on behalf of the Scarborough Football Club, a community youth football organization.

TENNIS

NEW HAVEN OPEN: Petra Cetkovska upset French Open champion Li Na in a dramatic third-set tiebreaker to reach the final in New Haven, Conn., in the final WTA tuneup before next week’s U.S. Open. Cetkovska won 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (9) on her fifth match point.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Fourth-seeded John Isner upset top-seeded Andy Roddick 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the semifinals in Winston-Salem, N.C.

CYCLING

SPANISH VUELTA: German rider Marcel Kittel won the seventh stage, while Sylvain Chavanel maintained the leader’s jersey for the fourth consecutive day. Kittel finished the 114-mile leg from Almaden to Talavera de la Reina in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 59 seconds.

SOCCER

EUROPEAN SUPER CUP: Lionel Messi and substitute Cesc Fabregas scored as Barcelona beat nine-man FC Porto 2-0 to win the trophy in Monaco. Messi struck in the 39th minute after intercepting a back pass from Porto’s Freddy Guarin.

— From staff and news services