Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx captured their third championship in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the WNBA finals Wednesday night.

Seimone Augustus added 16 points and Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lynx, who also won it all in 2011 and 2013. Maya Moore scored just five points on 1-of-8 shooting, but the Lynx defense forced 21 turnovers and held Indiana to 35.7 percent shooting in the league’s first Game 5 since 2009.

Tamika Catchings had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Fever, who were looking for their second championship.


FOOTBALL: Florida freshman defensive back Deiondre Porter was suspended indefinitely following his arrest for allegedly firing a gun in the direction of his pregnant girlfriend.

Porter was arrested on four felony charges, including domestic violence enhancements. He is being held on a $160,000 bond in the Alachua County Jail.

FIELD HOCKEY: Shannon Beaton scored unassisted in the ninth minute to give Bates (6-4) a 1-0 win over Babson (13-1) at Lewiston.

Bates goalie Cristina Vega made three saves for the shutout.

n Goals by first-year defenders Kersey Boulay and Marge Gardiner helped the University of New England secure a 2-1 victory over Endicott College at Biddeford. The Nor’easters are 10-5, 7-1 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference and have swept Endicott (7-8, 5-3) this season.

MEN’S SOCCER: Harrison Charwat scored 2:06 into overtime as Southern Maine Community College (7-5-1, 6-1 YSCC) edged St. Joseph’s (Vermont) 1-0 at South Portland.

Seawolves goalie Drew Martin had 13 saves for the shutout.

 Ben Lyons scored in the 84th minute of his first career start to give Bates (7-3-1) a 2-1 nonconference victory over Curry (10-5) at Milton, Massachusetts.


SHANGHAI MASTERS: Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak to 13 straight matches with a swift 6-2, 6-1 win over Martin Klizan in the second round at Shanghai.

GENERALI LADIES: Caroline Wozniacki was the only player among the top-five seeded women to reach the second round at Linz, Austria, rallying to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

HONG KING OPEN: Jelena Jankovic and Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals, both winning in straight sets.

U.S. OPEN: Eugenie Bouchard filed a lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that alleges it was negligent, leaving her to slip and fall in a locker room during the U.S. Open.

Bouchard has suffered severe pain and economic loss after the Sept. 4 incident, she said in the federal lawsuit filed in Brooklyn that seeks unspecified monetary damages.

– From staff and news services