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July 06, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

NBA

Coppin State's McKee invited to Wizards' 3-day minicamp

Coppin State guard Tywain McKee was one of 17 players invited to participate in the Washington Wizards' Summer League minicamp at Verizon Center. McKee, Coppin State's all-time leading scorer, will participate in the three-day camp from Friday to Sunday. The Wizards will make a cut after the minicamp, and the remaining players will make up the Washington Summer League team. The Wizards open play at the 2009 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas on July 14th. Summer League games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and will feature 21 teams competing over 10 days from Friday to July 19.

WNBA

Phillips lifts Sun to victory over Shock in overtime

Erin Phillips scored six of her 19 points in overtime, leading the visiting Connecticut Sun to a 95-92 win over the Detroit Shock. Sandrine Gruda, playing her first game of the season after representing France in the European championships, had a career-high 23 points for the Sun (5-4). Detroit, which lost star Deanna Nolan to a pulled hamstring in the third quarter, fell to 2-7. Katie Smith had 28 points.

Fever 78, Dream 74: : Tammy Sutton-Brown had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading host Indiana past Atlanta for its franchise-best eighth straight victory.

Golf

Fairbanks of Columbia wins Md. amateur championship

Phil Fairbanks, from Columbia and Hobbit's Glen Golf Club, an annual contender for most of the past 20 years, finally broke through to win the 42nd Maryland amateur stroke play championship at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. He shot 2-under-par 69 to finish at 210, three shots ahead of runner-up John Moheyer, who shot three 71s to finish at 213. John Howson, 50, from Towson Golf & Country Club, won the senior title with 72-215, finishing tied for fourth overall.

- From Sun staff and news services

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