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Sky win OT thriller, force third game

Tue., Sept. 2, 2014

WNBA: Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-3 Eastern Conference finals Monday.

Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky, who rallied from 14 points down to earn their first home playoff victory. Both of Chicago’s victories in the first round against Atlanta came on the road.

All-Star Elena Delle Donne had just nine points on 4-of-11 shooting but her layup gave the Sky a four-point lead with 1:41 left in the second overtime.

Louisville beats Miami in ACC debut

Football: Dominique Brown’s 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian’s 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville’s big defensive performance that helped the Cardinals beat Miami 31-13.

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals.

Manchester United brings in Falcao

Miscellany: Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day.

The Colombia striker’s deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan.

DeJoria takes Funny Car race: Alexis DeJoria raced past John Force to win the Funny Car division at the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals.

DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in a Toyota Camry. She became the fourth female winner of the U.S. Nationals.

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