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September 8, 2013

IUK volleyball improves to 10-1

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“Let me assure you the situation is under control,” Abe said. “It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo.”

Costa Rica tops U.S. in World Cup qualifier

Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, and Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack as the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.

Clint Dempsey, making his 100th international appearance, converted a penalty kick in the 43rd minute and nearly tied the score with a 20-yard shot off a post in the 60th minute.

Costa Rica (4-1-2), avenging a March loss to the U.S. in a Colorado snow storm, ended the Americans’ team-record 12-game winning streak.

Fever clinch playoff berth with win over Sun

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals to help the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 69-60 Saturday night, clinching a playoff berth for the ninth straight year.

Erlana Larkins had 12 points and six rebounds and Jessica Breland added 12 points and nine rebounds for the defending champion Fever (15-16), who have won three of four.

Kelsey Griffin had 14 points and seven rebounds and Tan White had 13 points for Sun (8-23), who lost for the eighth time in their last nine games.

Rene Montgomery tied the score at 44-all before Catchings made two free throws and a jumper to give the Fever a 48-44 lead.

The Fever went on an 8-2 run in the fourth to take a 58-48 lead when Breland hit a free throw with 6:16 left.

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