WNBA fines teams, players over warmup shirts

The WNBA has fined the Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000, and each player was fined $500.

On Sunday afternoon, members of the Liberty donned warm-up shirts memorializing and mourning the victims of last week’s police shootings, featuring the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #Dallas5.

Lynetta Kizer had a career-high 21 points and Marissa Coleman scored 11 of her 14 points during a decisive run to help the visiting Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 82-70 in the final game for both teams before the Olympic break.

NBA: Tomas Satoransky, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound guard from the Czech Republic, has signed with the Washington Wizards.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Chris Froome won a mountain time trial and opened up a seemingly insurmountable lead of nearly four minutes over his closest challenger in the 18th stage at Megeve, France.

Froome’s overall lead of 3 minutes, 52 seconds over Dutch rider Bauke Mollema will be difficult to erase over the final two Alpine stages before Sunday’s mostly ceremonial finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.


CITI OPEN: Fifth-seeded Steve Johnson, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, ended qualifier Ryan Harrison’s run in the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 win at Washington.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of Stanford, California.

CiCi Bellis, a 17-year-old wild card, beat fellow American Sachia Vickery 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and will face top-seeded Venus Williams on Friday night.

COACHING CHANGE: Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that included winning the U.S. Open in 2014.

CROATIA OPEN: Gastao Elias won a dramatic tiebreaker to upset top-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in the second round at Umag, Croatia.

GENERALI OPEN: Gerald Melzer of Austria won 10 of the last 11 games to beat his older brother Jurgen 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 at Kitzbuehel, Austria.


FIELD HOCKEY: Skylar Leo has been hired as head coach of the Waynflete/Maine Girls’ Academy co-op team.

Leo, a 2007 Windham High graduate and 2011 graduate of St. Joseph’s College, was an assistant at Cheverus High the past two seasons. She also is the junior varsity softball coach at Yarmouth High.