ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 86-84 in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals yesterday. Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and Allie Quigley added 16 for the fourth-seeded Sky. Game 3 is tomorrow in Indianapolis.
CLERMONT, Ind. (AP) - Alexis DeJoria raced past John Force to win the Funny Car division at the NHRA's U.S. Nationals yesterday in Clermont. 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 and the first woman to win three Funny Car races in a single season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 yesterday. Rookie sensation Jorge Soler had two doubles in his home debut for the Cubs. Jacob Turner won in just his second start for Chicago after being acquired from Miami last month. The right-hander allowed just one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Bears' rebuilt defense gets a chance to show what it can do. The Bears open the season at home against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in what they hope is the start of a run to the playoffs after coming up short six of the past seven seasons. The Bears insist there's no reason to worry about their defense. Coach Marc Trestman says the "talent level's there."
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