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Los Angeles’ Candace Parker, who scores 32, shoots over San Antonio’s Sophia Young.

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Los Angeles’ Candace Parker, who scores 32, shoots over San Antonio’s Sophia Young.


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REPORT: Wallace, 38, to join knicks

Rasheed Wallace has told the Knicks he has elected to come out of retirement and join their training camp, the New York Post reported Saturday.

Wallace, who worked out with the Knicks over the weekend, retired two years ago after a disappointing season with the Celtics. The Knicks are expected to announce the signing Monday at media day, the Post said. Their training camp opens Tuesday.

Pending results of a physical he took Wednesday, Wallace will become Amar'e Stoudemire's backup at power forward.

The tempestuous Wallace, 38, will be the fifth Knick over the age of 35, joining Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Pablo Prigioni.

jazz: The team opens training camp Tuesday with 19 players on its roster, including disgruntled guard Raja Bell, though the team and his agent have mutually agreed Bell should not attend.


L.A., Connecticut gain conference final spots

Candace Parker scored 32 and visiting Los Angeles swept its Western Conference best-of-three semifinal against San Antonio with a 101-94 win.

In the East semis, Tina Charles had 25 points and 14 rebounds as visiting Connecticut swept New York with a 75-62 win.

Los Angeles faces the winner of the series between defending league champion Minnesota and Seattle. Minnesota leads 1-0. Connecticut faces the winner of the Atlanta-Indiana series, which Atlanta leads 1-0.

San Antonio and Los Angeles were forced out of regular venue the AT&T Center because of a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. They played in Freeman Coliseum. Game officials had to use an air horn during timeouts; no video screens were available.

Et cetera

Soccer: American Clint Dempsey scored his first goal for Tottenham, and it was the winner in a 3-2 victory at Manchester United in the English Premier League. United dropped to third in the league and tied in points with defending champ Manchester City, which won 2-1 at Fulham.

Tennis: Nadia Petrova beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Pan Pacific Open at Tokyo.

Horses: Flat Out edged Stay Thirsty by a head to take the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup for the second year in a row at Belmont Park in New York.

greyhounds: Track wins leader Venus Espinosa of Patriot kennel won the $50,000 Fall Sprint for his first stakes victory at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Trained by Cal Holland Jr., he paid $6.80 and clocked 550 yards in 30.67 seconds. Craigie I Am Jak, Call Me Ishmael and Sand Cloud were next.

Boxing: Alexander Povetkin (17-0) retained his WBA heavyweight title, stopping Hasim Rahman (50-8-2) in the second round at Hamburg, Germany.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief 09/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:36pm]
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