WNBA

Pondexter spurs Liberty

Cappie Pondexter scored 17 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Liberty past the Mercury, 74-70, Tuesday night in Phoenix (15-11).

Pondexter capped a 16-4 run with a three-pointer with 2 minutes left in the game for a 73-67 lead. The Liberty (16-12) had trailed 63-57 with 6:07 left.

Nicole Powell added 16 points for the Liberty, which won its third in six games.

WNBA leading scorer Diana Taurasi sat out the game with back spasms.

Candice Dupree led the Mercury with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Penny Taylor had 14 points and nine rebounds.

COURTSKyle Busch's license suspended

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch has had his driver's license suspended in a case stemming from his high-speed joy ride in a luxury car. Busch pleaded guilty to speeding and no contest to reckless and careless driving in North Carolina District Court in Iredell County Tuesday. In addition to losing his license for 45 days, he also was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and put on one year of unsupervised probation.

NFL

Chris Johnson on way to Nashville

Tennessee running back Chris Johnson tweeted he is flying to Nashville to meet with Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt Wednesday, a move that might bring both sides closer to end his holdout. Johnson has refused to report to camp despite having two years left on his original contract. The Titans have said they will make him the highest-paid running back in NFL history, but want him to report first . . . One-time workhorse Larry Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins. Johnson sat out most of 2010 after being released by the Washington Redskins last September. He twice made the Pro Bowl and has career rushing totals of 6,221 yards and 55 scores, but his most recent touchdown came in 2008. -- APHORSE RACING

Overdriven to skip Hopeful

Owner Mike Repole said his undefeated 2-year-old colt Overdriven will not run in the Grade I Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 5 at Saratoga. Veterinarians were analyzing X-rays taken Monday to determine the stakes-winner's problem. Repole did not rule out the possibility of running him in the Grade I Champagne Stakes on Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

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