Sky edge Mystics with last-second layup


Sky edge Mystics with last-second layup

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles capped a late Chicago rally with a game-winning layup as the Sky claimed a 65-63 WNBA victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. With 1.8 seconds left in regulation, Swin Cash launched a successful inbounds pass to Fowles, who turned around under the basket and put in the winning basket. Fowles, the Eastern Conference player of the month for May, closed with 19 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for Chicago (3-1). Teammate Epiphanny Prince scored a career-high 31 points, including 13 in the final 1:44 as Chicago rallied from an eight-point deficit. Washington (1-3) was paced by Monique Currie's 15 points and 12 from Crystal Langhorne.

Quicken Loans 2017: J.R. Smith helps reunite Army family of Warriors fans who'd been apart four years

Quicken Loans 2017: J.R. Smith helps reunite Army family of Warriors fans who'd been apart four years

POTOMAC, Md. -- Bryan Greene had not seen his family in four years. The Sergeant First Class was stationed overseas serving the U.S. Army, leaving behind his wife, 15-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.

But on Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National Pro-Am at TPC Potomac, the family was reunited.

Greene, unbeknownst to his family, spent the day as the caddie for PGA star Rickie Fowler, who was competing in the Pro-Am along side Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith, ESPn NFL reporter Adam Schefter and Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson.

When the foursome finished up their round on No. 18, SFC Greene revealed himself to his now eight-year-old son and now 19-year-old daughter.

Smith, a 3-point marksmen and avid golfer, stood by and watched the surprise reunion. "It really puts it all in perspective," he told CSN Mid-Atlantic. "To see the joy and emotion on his kids face, it's beautiful. They haven't seen their dad in over three years. I can't imagine what that's like. It's a really special moment."

After the embrace between mother, daughter, son and father ended, Smith walked over to show is respect to SFC Greene and introduce himself to his family. Greene's son, also named Bryan, craned his neck to make eye contact with the 6-6 guard.

"You like basketball?" Smith said.

"Yes," Greene replied. "Who is your favorite team?" Smith said.

"The Golden State Warriors," the youngest Greene, who lives in southern California replied.

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The gallery burst into laughter. Smith comincally threw his hands up in the air and strode away, only to turn back around and continue the conversation. Greene's favorite team had defeated Smith's Cavaliers less than three weeks ago to win the 2017 NBA Finals. But even Smith, a professional competitor, knows that there is more to life than just a game.

"It's all about getting better. Improving every day, both in sports and in life," he told the starstruck youngster.

The Quicken Loans National is a golf tournament, but it's also a platform for showing respect and support for the brave men and women who serve the Untied States. And on Wednesday, the lives of a family from across the country got a lot better.

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Justin Williams, Caps aren't having 'in-depth discussions' with free agency looming

Justin Williams, Caps aren't having 'in-depth discussions' with free agency looming

Capitals free agent forward Justin Williams told his agent he's "going dark" today because he's on the golf course, playing in the Quicken Loans Pro-Am at TPC Potomac. But Caps fans managed to find him anyway, asking for an autograph and making a plea to stay in Washington.

Williams, who will turn 36 in October, just completed the second of a two-year deal with Washington but said he's not sure where he'll end up next season.

"I really can't give a number on what percentage I'm here staying, what percentage I'm leaving," Williams said. "I'm not sure. We haven't had very in-depth discussions with Washington so far, so we'll see."

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Williams is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and is currently going through the league's interview process until that day.

"It's a very humbling process, people vying for your services, and you know, you just want to be wanted and it's an interesting time, but it will be all clear in the next few days."

Teammate John Carlson will be playing alongside Williams in the Pro-Am and added that he believes "enough teams will probably be in on him, so that's the first and foremost important thing, in terms of being able to be on a good team."

Don't expect any news today, though, Williams is focused on his golf game.

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