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Sky's Quigley wins contest; White Sox score win but Cubs lose
2022-07-10

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Chicago Sky player Allie Quigley won the WNBA 3-point contest for a record fourth time on July 9, putting together a perfect final rack, ESPN reported.

The WNBA All-Star Weekend (July 8-10) is taking place in Chicago this season.

Going last in the final round, Quigley easily beat Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins and Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard.

"It's definitely pretty cool to be in the history books with so many great shooters, like Larry Bird," Quigley said in a press release. "It just feels great to have that confidence from my coach, my teammates and everybody in Chicago."

Sky teammate Candace Parker cheered her on in a Quigley DePaul jersey, and Quigley's wife—Courtney Vandersloot, another Sky guard—also clapped courtside.

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu and Zoe Brooks, a point guard from New Jersey who has committed to North Carolina State, combined to win the skills challenge. The format for the skills challenge paired a WNBA player with a player from the Elite Youth Basketball League participating in the 2022 Nike Nationals for a full-court obstacle course.

The 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be held at Wintrust Arena, on Sunday, July 10 at 12 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally on ABC. Teams will be led by Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird for Team Stewart; the Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson and Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles will lead Team Wilson.

—In MLB action on July 9, the Chicago White Sox (40-43) defeated the Detroit Tigers (36-48) 8-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Pitcher Johnny Cueto allowed five hits and struck out five in eight innings in front of a home crowd of 29,215, The Chicago Tribune noted.

The White Sox and Tigers conclude their series on Sunday, July 10.

In related news, the White Sox's Tim Anderson was voted the starting shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game, becoming the first Sox shortstop to start the event since Luis Aparicio in 1970, per the Tribune. Anderson topped the Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette in the final voting for the position and will make his first All-Star start July 19 at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.

—The Chicago Cubs (34-51) fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-29) 4-2 in California.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw polished his All-Star credentials with 7 2/3 innings of five-hit ball, and Freddie Freeman delivered the tie-breaking two-run single in the seventh inning of Los Angeles' sixth straight victory.

The teams conclude their series on Sunday, July 10.


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