The Detroit Pistons fired coach John Kuester, four days after Tom Gores completed an agreement to buy the team from Karen Davidson. Kuester was 57-107 over two seasons.
* Sidney Spencer hit a tying basket on her only shot of the game with 0.2 seconds left in regulation and Leilani Mitchell made a clinching three-pointer in overtime in New York's 94-88 win at Atlanta.... Top draft pick Maya Moore's first home game ended with 14 of her 16 points in the second half of Minnesota's 86-69 win over Los Angeles.
Big Ten president and chancellors voted to keep the conference football championship game in Indianapolis through at least 2015. The inaugural game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium this fall. Commissioner Jim Delany said weather was a factor in keeping the game in Indianapolis rather than rotating with an outdoor venue like Chicago's Soldier Field. Indianapolis (2012) and Chicago (2013) will rotate Big Ten basketball tournaments beginning next season.
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The U.S. women's national team beat Mexico 1-0 in its final World Cup tuneup in Harrison, N.J. Goal scorer Lauren Cheney entered the game in the 61st minute for Amy Rodriguez. The Americans begin World Cup play June 28 against North Korea in Germany.
Patrick Reed closed out Augusta State's second straight NCAA men's golf title Sunday, beating Georgia's Harris English 2 and 1 in the featured matchup between each team's top player in Stillwater, Okla. Reed, who played for the Bulldogs as a freshman, has helped turn Augusta State into a budding powerhouse, right in the shadows of Augusta National.
* Hall of Famer Betsy King qualified for the U.S. Women's Open, finishing second in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Alta Mesa Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The 55-year-old King, the 1989 and 1990 champion, had rounds of 73 and 71 to finish a stroke behind amateur Kyung Kim (71-72). King won the last of her 34 LPGA Tour titles in 2001.
* Wichitan Tracy Chamberlain won the Kansas Golf Association Public Links title at Alvamar in Lawrence on Sunday. His 3-under total of 141 over two rounds won by two shots. Goddard's Elliot Soyez tied for third at even par.
Spencer Massey raced to his second consecutive Top Fuel victory, beating points leader Del Worsham in the NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. Mike Neff (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won their categories at the eighth of 22 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.