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NEW YORK -- The WNBA had to take a couple of triple-doubles off the record books during the past 10 days. Grey Air Max Mercurial .There had been only five during the regular season in the 20-year history of the league. It appeared there were two more -- one by Brittney Griner and another by Angel McCoughtry. Both stars had the rare feat taken away by the WNBA after the league reviewed the games and discovered stat errors.Griner had what was the sixth regular season triple-double in WNBA history on July 3 with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks. A statistical review later removed two of the blocks.On Friday, Angel McCoughtry had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in an OT win over Dallas. But by Saturday morning, that too was stricken from the record book as one of her assists in the second quarter was taken away.The WNBA confirmed to The Associated Press that both stat corrections were accurate.Even losing the triple-double, McCoughtry helped the Dream rise up The Associated Press WNBA power poll this week back into fourth.Temeka Johnson still has the last triple-double, garnering 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Seattle Storm in 2014.With the two stat corrections, there have been four near misses this season over the past few weeks. New York forward Tina Charles fell one rebound short against the Dream. Connecticut guard Jasmine Thomas also missed by one rebound too.---POWER POLL: Los Angeles, Minnesota and New York have run away from the rest of the league. A look at this weeks WNBA poll:1. Los Angeles (18-1): The Sparks are two wins short of matching Houstons 20-1 start, the best start ever to a season. They play at Chicago, Connecticut and Atlanta this week.2. Minnesota (16-4): The Lynx pulled out of a mini slump, winning two of three this week. In the OT loss to Connecticut, Maya Moore had 38 of her 40 points in the second half and OT. Huge game looming against third place New York on Friday.3. New York (15-6): The Liberty have won five of the past six and are an impressive 9-2 on the road this season with both losses coming in Los Angeles.4. Atlanta (11-9): The Dream followed up their six-game skid by winning three straight to get back into fourth in the playoff chase.5. Indiana (9-11): Stephanie White is looking for more consistent play from her veteran team.6. Chicago (8-11): Lost tight games to Minnesota and New York, need to find more consistency on defense.7. Dallas (9-12): Glory Johnson has been putting up monster numbers lately, averaging 19.5 points and 18.5 rebounds this past week. Shell look to continue her strong play.8. Washington (9-11): Will try to get back on track finishing off a five-game road trip. The Mystics have dropped the first three games and visit Phoenix and Seattle this week.9. Phoenix (8-13): It was a rough week for the Mercury, who dropped three games in seven days. The good news is they have three games before the Olympic break, all at home10. Seattle (7-13): Storm have dropped four of their last five games. Now play three straight at home.11. Connecticut (5-14): Followed up consecutive wins with a loss to Atlanta. Sun have busy week ahead with three games.12. San Antonio (5-15): Kayla McBrides out for the year with a fracture in her foot. Moriah Jefferson continues to shine in her rookie season.---PLAYER OF THE WEEK: For the second time this season, Angel McCoughtry earned AP player of the week honors. She helped the Dream go 3-0 by averaging 23.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Atlanta moved back into second place in the Eastern Conference. Other players receiving votes were Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker.---MILESTONES: Bill Laimbeer became the seventh coach to win 200 games in the WNBA when New York beat Chicago on Friday night. ... Lindsay Whalen became the first player in league history to have 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds in her career when she crossed the scoring plateau last Thursday against Connecticut.---SAYING GOODBYE TO LJ: The Seattle Storm will retire Lauren Jacksons number on Friday. Jackson played all 12 of her seasons in the WNBA in Seattle and helped the franchise win titles in 2004 and 2010. The Australian star finished with 6,007 career points, which is seventh most in league history.---GAME OF THE WEEK: Liberty at Lynx, 8 p.m. ET on Friday night. The last meeting between the second and third place teams in the league. Finishing in the top two in the standings assures a playoff bye until the semifinals this year. The two teams have split their two meetings so far. Green Air Max Mercurial . Brad Jacobs and his Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., team took control of the game early. Cheap Air Max Mercurial . Carey Price didnt, but he still came out on top against one of his rivals for the No. 1 job at the Sochi Games. The Anahim Lake, B.C., native was stellar in making 39 saves in his home province and Lars Eller got credit for a bizarre short-handed winner as the Canadiens defeated the Canucks 4-1. . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. SAN FRANCISCO -- Pittsburgh Pirates closer Tony Watson didnt think twice when catcher Francisco Cervelli signaled for an intentional walk that would have loaded the bases in the ninth inning.It was a miscommunication that almost turned into a costly mistake for manager Clint Hurdles ballclub until pitching coach Ray Serage came charging out of the visitors dugout to clarify things.Watson threw ball one to Ehire Adrianza before getting corrected, then retired the final two batters on seven pitches to preserve Pittsburghs 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.I saw Cervy put the fingers up and threw the first one, then all of a sudden I saw papers flying out of the corner of my eye in the dugout, Watson said. I stepped off and knew something was up. Ray came out ... and wanted to go right at him.Watsons sixth save of the season helped the Pirates to their fifth win in six games and helped keep them one game behind the second NL wild card. It also knocked the Giants out of first place in the NL West.San Francisco had runners on second and third with one out in the ninth following an error by Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer and Joe Paniks double.Cervelli then called for an intentional walk to Adrianza and Watson complied by throwing a pitch well out of the strike zone. After Serage came out to stop the intentional walk, Watson got Adrianza to pop up to the infield before Angel Pagan grounded to second to end the game.(Cervelli) saw an infield defense that has a similar sign as an intentional walk, Hurdle explained. You cant get anybodys attention because the crowds so loud so were yelling and screaming at the top of our lungs and nobodys looking at us. Ray sprinted out ... and he was going to tackle somebody to stop the play.Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Andrew McCutchen had two hits while Gregory Polanco drove in two runs without a hit for Pittsburgh.Kang homered off reliever Derek Law (4-2) one pitch after McCutchen was thrown out attempting to steal second base. It was Kangs 14th home run this season and third in four games.A 1-22 count is tough but I tried to stay on it and I tried to expand the zone, Kang said. Red Air Max Mercurial. Antonio Bastardo (1-0) retired three batters for his first win since Aug. 7, 2015. Neftali Feliz pitched the eighth to set up Watson.San Francisco dropped one-half game behind the Dodgers in the West. Los Angeles beat Philadelphia earlier in the day.The Giants, who had led the division since May 10, have the worst record in baseball since the All-Star break at 9-20.A lot of baseball left, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. We created this with our struggles. Now its up to us to find a way to get on a roll.Giants starter Jeff Samardzija, who took a no-decision against the Pirates on June 22, allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out five and walked one.Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon gave up three runs in six innings with five strikeouts and one walk.TAILLONS FIRST HITTaillon finally got his first major league hit but it didnt come easily after he had to hustle to beat the throw from right fielder Hunter Pence on a play that looked familiar to Pittsburgh fans. Taillon appeared to have a hit against Milwaukee on July 30 when he hit a liner to right but Brewers right fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was playing in and made a strong throw to first for the out.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: C Buster Posey was back in the lineup after sitting out two games but doesnt look fully healed from the back soreness that sidelined him. Posey slowly jogged into second base in the first inning after hitting an RBI double into right-center field. ... San Francisco and 41-year-old right-hander Joe Nathan agreed to a minor league contract. Nathan, who has 377 career saves, will report to the Giants Double-A team in Richmond.UP NEXTPirates: RHP Ivan Nova (2-0) faces the Giants for the third time in his career Wednesday but the first since being acquired from the Yankees.Giants: RHP Matt Cain (4-7) pitches the finale for San Francisco. He has a career 3.04 ERA against Pittsburgh. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '