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No playoffs for Sky for sixth year

Updated: November 22, 2011 11:13AM



Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas scored 17 points each to help the Indiana Fever to an 88-80 victory over the host Sky, which was eliminated from WNBA playoff contention earlier Sunday when the
Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock to clinch the fourth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

The Sky has failed to make the playoffs in each of its six seasons.

Epi phanny Prince scored 21 points to lead the Sky (14-17), Sylvia Fowles h ad 15, and Tamera Young added 12.

Catchings, Douglas and Erin Phillips each had nine points in a brisk first half as the Fever (20-11) opened a 51-49 halftime lead.The Sky, which trailed 72-64 ente

ring the fourth quarter, had a 25-22 rebounding edge and outscored the Fever 44-36 in the paint.

GOLF

Watson still clinging to lead

Right when he was starting to pull away in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., Bubba Watson lost control off the tee and made three bogeys in a five-hole stretch, then failed to get up-and-down for birdie from just behind the par-5 18th gre en. But he still managed a 1-under 70 to take a one-shot lead into the
final round of the second FedEx Cup playoff event today.

The Labor Day finish figures to be w

ide open. Adam Scott (71) and Jason Day (67) were among five players i n a tie for second at 10-under 203. Luke Donald (68), the No. 1 player in the world, and Jim Furyk (66) wer e in a large group two shots behind.

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the European Masters for his second victory in two weeks, closing with a 9-under 62 to finis with a 20-under 264 a nd a four-stroke victory in Crans- Sur-Sierre, Switzerland.

AUTO RACING

Rain pushes back race at Atlanta

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee forced NASCAR to postpone the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — the second-to-last series race before the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship — until 10  a.m. Central time Tuesday.

NASCAR says there’s no chance to get the race in today. The forecast calls for 4 to 5 inches of rain.

AP



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