Sport Sue Bird becomes Storm's all-time scorer in win over Mystics

06:00  09 july  2018
06:00  09 july  2018 Source:   ap.org

Rare snowy owl found in famed New York City jail

  Rare snowy owl found in famed New York City jail A New York City correction officer on Sunday discovered a snowy owl in a courtyard at the famed jail, Rikers Island, The New York Times reported. The city has just experienced a heat wave and it is unclear how the native to the Arctic tundra ended up there. The Wild Bird Fund, a nonprofit that assists migratory birds, theorized on Twitter that the bird may have given chase to something and then could not get out.Snowy owls are considered among the most charismatic wildlife species in the world. The birds are the heaviest owl in North America, ranging from 3 to 6 pounds. They stand 2 feet tall and have 5-foot wingspans.

Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is an Israeli-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women' s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for it game with Minnesota. At 36, Bird , who is in her 15th season, is the league’ s oldest player. Taurasi, 35, has played all 13 WNBA seasons in Phoenix. For the first time in her career, Taurasi, who averages 17.9 points, isn’t Phoenix’ s leading scorer .

CAPTION: SEATTLE, WA - JULY 8: Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm handles the ball against the Washington Mystics on July 8, 2018 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.© (Photo by Joshua Huston/NBAE via Getty Images) CAPTION: SEATTLE, WA - JULY 8: Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm handles the ball against the Washington Mystics on July 8, 2018 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

SEATTLE (AP)-- Sue Bird scored 21 while setting the franchise scoring mark to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 97-91 on Sunday.

Bird became the Storm's all-time leading scorer with her 13th point of the game, passing Lauren Jackson (6,007) on a pull-up jumper with 7:33 left in the third quarter. Bird also moved ahead of Jackson to seventh on the all-time WNBA scoring list, behind Lisa Leslie (6,263).

Hurricane Chris is still speeding but not getting stronger

  Hurricane Chris is still speeding but not getting stronger If you're on the Atlantic coast, you may want to stay out of the water for the next few days. Hurricane Chris is moving at 22 mph and is expected to continue picking up speed for several days, and the National Hurricane Center named it a Category 2 storm. Maximum sustained winds settled near 100 mph, and the storm was not expected to gain strength the rest of today. Some weakening is forecast for Thursday, when Chris will probably become a strong post-tropical cyclone. The system is expected to bring swells on the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states.

With this assist -- the 2,600th of her career -- Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird surpassed Ticha Penicheiro as the WNBA' s all - time assists leader!

WASHINGTON – Storm guard Sue Bird set the WNBA all - time assists record Friday night, passing Ticha Penicheiro with her 2,600th career assist, and Seattle clinched a playoff berth despite losing 110-106 to the Washington Mystics in overtime.

The Storm outscored the Mystics 27-10 over the final seven minutes of the third quarter to lead 75-66 at the end of the period. Seattle extended its lead to 88-74 on Breanna Stewart's 3-pointer with 4:18 to go. Elena Delle Donne's step back 3-pointer closed the deficit to 95-89 with 25.1 seconds left but the Mystics got no closer.

The Mystics led 56-48 on Kristi Toliver's 3-pointer after a 10-4 run to open the third quarter.

Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Seattle. Natasha Howard added nine points, including the 1,000th of her career.

Elena Delle Donne scored 29, Toliver added 18 and Ariel Atkins 17 for Washington.

Tropical Storm Beryl weakened but is still pushing toward Puerto Rico .
Tropical Storm Beryl, the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2018 season, is expected to further weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico in the next couple of days. As of Sunday at 8 a.m., Beryl had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph toward the Lesser Antilles. The storm's poorly defined center -- or what by then might be its remnants -- is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles Sunday, cross the island chain Sunday night and move near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said.

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