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Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) goes up for a shot as Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) and center Greg Monroe (15) defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kelly Oubre gets paid, re-signs with Suns

- The Washington Times

The Washington Wizards traded Kelly Oubre Jr. to the Phoenix Suns last season in part because they were unlikely willing to pay what the 23-year-old forward would command in free agency. On Wednesday, Oubre finally got paid.

Mercury crush Mystics with Delle Donne out

- The Washington Times

The Washington Mystics, playing without injured team leader Elena Delle Donne, fell to the Phoenix Mercury 91-68 Wednesday at Capital One Arena for their second straight loss and their first two-game losing streak since June.

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FILE - In this April 1, 2009, file photo, North Korea's Jong Tae Se, left, fights for the ball against South Korea's Lee Young-pyo during their 2010 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2 qualifying soccer match at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean men's national soccer team's path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will include a crucial road match against North Korea, but it's unclear whether a rare match between the Koreas in Pyongyang will materialize considering the political tension between the rivals. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)

South Korea faces potential WCup qualifier in North Korea

- Associated Press

South Korea and North Korea will meet on the qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but it's unclear whether a rare match between them in Pyongyang will materialize considering their political tension.

Howard leads Storm to 90-79 win over Lynx

Associated Press

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night.

Howard scores career-high 33, Storm close on 10-0 run

Associated Press

Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night.

Mercury keep Wings winless on the road, 69-64

Associated Press

Brittney Griner scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket with 33.9 seconds left, and the Phoenix Mercury held off the Dallas Wings 69-64 on Wednesday.

Payments from $208 million NCAA settlement begin in August

- Associated Press

More than 50,000 former college athletes next month will begin collecting portions of a $208 million class-action settlement paid by the NCAA in a case that challenged its caps on compensation.

Dolson makes late go-ahead basket, Sky top Dream 77-76

Associated Press

Diamond DeShields scored 20 of her season-high 22 points in the first half, Stefanie Dolson made a go-ahead layup with 2.3 seconds left and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 77-76 on Wednesday.

Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

- Associated Press

Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach and NBA star Chuck Person's lifelong generosity may have driven him to the poorhouse, but it saved him from the jailhouse Wednesday when a judge sentenced him in a bribery scandal that touched some of the biggest college basketball programs.