Charles’ double-double helps Sun beat Mystic

Tina Charles had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Connecticut Sun (20-12) to a 79-48 victory over the Washington Mystics (6-26) on Sunday in Washington.

Charles has 21 double-doubles this season, one short of the WNBA record she set last year on the way to winning the Rookie of the Year award. Connecticut has two games left.

Asjha Jones added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut, which won by its largest margin this season.

Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas scored 17 points each to help the Indiana Fever (20-11) hold on for an 88-80 win over the Chicago Sky (14-17) in Rosemont, Ill.

Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points to lead Chicago, and Sylvia Fowles had 15.

Maya Moore scored 19 points for the Minnesota Lynx (25-7) in an 86-68 victory over the New York Liberty (18-14) at Newark, N.J.

Plenette Pierson scored 17 points for the Liberty.

Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points and the host Atlanta Dream (18-14) clinched a playoff spot with a 73-52 win over the Tulsa Shock (3-28).

Lindsey Harding had 13 points and 10 assists for Atlanta.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Juan Carlos Navarro scored 22 points and defending champion Spain swept aside host Lithuania 91-79 to advance to the second round.

France, Serbia, Germany, Russia and Slovenia also advanced.


INDYCAR: Will Power capped a perfect weekend by winning the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.

Power had the best time in Friday’s practice session, captured the pole Saturday, then breezed to his second straight IndyCar victory and sixth of the season with an outstanding performance on a difficult street course.

Oriol Servia finished second, 10.2096 seconds back, and Tony Kanaan was third, followed by points leader Dino Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Danica Patrick.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Thomas Bjorn earned back-to-back titles for the first time, shooting a 9-under 62 to win the European Masters by four strokes in Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

Bjorn made nine birdies and an eagle in a blistering final round to finish with a 20-under total of 264.

The victory came a week after the 40-year-old Dane won a five-man playoff in Gleneagles, Scotland, and is his third title of the year. Before 2011, he had not won two titles in one year on the European Tour since 1998.

Martin Kaymer began his round at an even more furious pace, with two eagles on his first five holes followed by birdies on Nos. 7 and 8. But he finished his round with 10 straight pars for a 65 and settled for second place.


SPANISH VUELTA: Spanish rider Juan Jose Cobo took over the lead from Bradley Wiggins after winning a grueling mountain stage.

The 30-year-old Cobo pulled away from the other race favorites on the brutal uphill climb to the finish line in the foggy Asturias mountain pass of Alto De L’Angliru. He finished the 88-mile course that started in Aviles in 4 hours, 1 minute, 56 seconds.

Wiggins, who led for the previous four days, was fifth in the stage — 1 minute, 21 seconds behind. The British cyclist dropped to third overall, 46 seconds off Cobo’s lead. Wiggins’ Sky teammate, Christopher Froome, is 20 seconds behind Cobo.

— From news service reports