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Virginia Tech, WVU to meet at FedEx Field in 2017
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017.
The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. FedEx Field officials announced the matchup Tuesday.
It will mark Virginia Tech's fourth appearance at FedEx Field since 2004. West Virginia played James Madison there in 2012 and also will play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016.
West Virginia and Virginia Tech, both former members of the Big East, last met in 2005.
After 2017, they'll also play in 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and 2022 in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Griner dunks again as Mercury beat Mystics 90-78
PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner scored 16 points, including her second dunk of the season during a key fourth-quarter stretch, as the Phoenix Mercury extended their franchise-record winning streak to 11 with a 90-78 win Tuesday night over the Washington Mystics.
The Mercury (17-3) ran off six straight points after Washington had cut the deficit to 73-65 with 8:43 left. Phoenix had led by double digits since the last three minutes of the first quarter.
Candice Dupree, announced as a WNBA all-star reserve earlier Tuesday, had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists for Phoenix, which has won 13 of 14.
Monique Currie scored 19 points to lead the Mystics, who had won back-to-back road games.
Diana Taurasi added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Mercury.
Wizards send Ariza to Houston in 3-team trade
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trevor Ariza will join the Rockets as part of a three-team trade also involving the Pelicans and Wizards.
Houston will send center Omer Asik, forward Omri Casspi and cash considerations to New Orleans.
Washington will receive center Melvin Ely and a trade exception as part of Tuesday's trade, in which the Wizards will sign Ariza before sending him to Houston. The Rockets also get forward Alonzo Gee, guard Scotty Hopson and a 2015 first-round draft pick from New Orleans.
Ariza averaged 14.4 points last season for Washington. Asik averaged 5.8 points for Houston, a year after averaging a career-best 10.1 points.
Judge refuses to use Redskins name in ruling
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A federal judge has joined the ranks of those refusing to use the Washington Redskins' nickname.
U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte (meh-SETT'-ee) issued a pretrial ruling last week in a lawsuit against the team in which he explicitly refused to use the Redskins name. In a footnote, he noted that his refusal to use the name was a conscious decision but did not elaborate.
Lawyers on the case told The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rbeeNR ) that Messitte also ordered them not to use the name in court hearings.
The name has come under fire as a racial slur. Last month the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the name should be stripped of its trademark protection.
Bill seeks to disclose finances of college sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two congressmen have introduced a bill to require the NCAA, schools, conferences as well as the College Football Playoff to reveal how much money is flowing through college sports.
The Standardization of Collegiate Oversight of Revenues and Expenditures (SCORE) Act would require the NCAA to make public a standardized financial report for itself and release similar information for schools that already report the data to the NCAA. It also would affect conferences and any entity hosting a postseason competition.
U.S. Rep. David Price, a North Carolina Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, a Wisconsin Republican, introduced the bill. In a statement Tuesday, Price said it would allow "for the first apples-to-apples comparison" of revenues and spending throughout college sports.
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn did not immediately return an email Tuesday.
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