Washington scored the game’s first 10 points, but the Dream tightened up defensively.
Monique Currie scored 20 points for the Mystics (4-6). Ivory Latta and Emma Meesseman each had 12 points. . . .
Tamika Catchings scored a season-high 28 points after missing two games because of a lower back injury, helping the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Tulsa Shock, 80-69. . . .
Lindsay Whalen scored 20 points as the host Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 88-64. . . .
Ray Allen is returning to the Miami Heat next season. Allen exercised his $3.2 million player option. The guard made one of the biggest shots in Heat history, a three-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in Game 6 of this month’s Finals to force overtime.
Allen turns 38 next month, yet still played in 102 games during the regular season and playoffs.
Chicago celebrates another Cup title
From the jubilant parade all the way to the boisterous rally, millions of excited fans spent a sun-drenched day celebrating a second Stanley Cup title in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dressed mostly in red and black, they came out to say thanks for the memories. Turns out, captain Jonathan Toews and Co. wanted to return the favor.
“This shows how unbelievable this city is,” Toews told the crowd at Grant Park. “Unbelievable. Thank you.” . . .
Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile will fill the same position for the 2014 U.S. Olympic men’s team. Poile was GM of the Washington Capitals for from 1982 to 1997. . . .
Daniel Alfredsson will be returning for an 18th season with the Ottawa Senators. The 40-year-old winger had been contemplating retirement, but the Senators received word from his agent letting them know he’d be back. . . .
The Montreal Canadiens used a compliance buyout on defenseman Tomas Kaberle. . . .
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Coach Todd Richards to a one-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.
Lloyd’s hat trick helps sink Spirit
Carli Lloyd recorded a hat trick in 55 minutes as the Western New York Flash routed the Washington Spirit, 4-0, in a National Women's Soccer League match in Rochester, N.Y.
The Spirit (1-7-3) has lost five straight, all by shutouts, and gone 456 minutes without a goal. Lloyd, a U.S. national team midfielder, scored in the third, 22nd and 55th minutes for the Flash (6-2-4), which is unbeaten in nine straight.
— Steven Goff
After solidifying his place on the U.S. national team, midfielder Graham Zusi (Maryland) signed a four-year contract with Sporting Kansas City in a coup for Major League Soccer.
More developments in Hernandez case
A man arrested in Connecticut in connection with the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with a weapons count, and investigators said a third suspect was arrested in South Florida. Massachusetts State Police said local officers in Miramar, Fla., captured Ernest Wallace early in the afternoon, hours after a Connecticut judge ordered Carlos Ortiz turned over to Massachusetts authorities. . . .
Duke forward Rodney Hood injured his right Achilles’ tendon and is withdrawing from the U.S. team’s tryout camp for the World University Games. . . .
Dale Earnhardt Jr. clocked a track-record 183.636 mph to take the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. . . .
Brad Keselowski took his final lead on the 156th lap and went on to a rain-shortened win in the Nationwide Series race.
— From news services