FEVER OUSTS SKY: Tamika Catchings had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Fever advanced to the WNBA's Eastern Conference finals by completing a best-of-three series sweep of the Sky with a 79-57 victory Sunday.
Erlana Larkins added 14 points and Shavonte Zellous scored 10. The Fever (18-18) will play at either Atlanta or Washington in Game 1 of the conference finals Thursday.
The Fever were the only WNBA team to reach the playoffs with a losing record. But Indiana took advantage of Chicago's poor shooting to defeat the Sky for the fifth straight time.
Sylvia Fowles led the Sky (24-12) with 14 points. Epiphanny Prince scored 10 points, and WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne added 10 points.
SOX PREVENT TIGERS FROM CLINCHING AL CENTRAL: Erik Johnson pitched into the seventh inning in his fourth career start, and the White Sox beat Detroit 6-3 to end any chance of the Tigers clinching the AL Central title in their home finale Sunday.
Detroit needed a win and a Cleveland loss to wrap up the division in the Tigers' final scheduled home game.
Johnson (2-2) allowed two runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings, and Chicago held on a day after blowing a six-run lead in the ninth inning against the Tigers.
BRAVES BEST CUBS, GRAB NL EAST TITLE: The Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East title on Sunday, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Cubs.
The game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost 4-2 to Miami, giving the Braves their first division crown in eight years. There were a few high-fives in Atlanta's dugout when the Marlins won, and a couple of Braves fans did the tomahawk chop in the stands.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez high-fived a fan as he made his way to the dugout after a lineup change, and the celebration really picked up when Craig Kimbrel finished for his major league-best 49th save. The Braves poured out of the dugout and bullpen and jumped in a circle near the mound before retreating to the cramped visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field to continue the party.
STENSON WINS TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP AND FEDEX CUP: Henrik Stenson capped off the best stretch of his career with the biggest payoff in golf.
Stenson held off a brief challenge by 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and closed with a 2-under 68 to win the Tour Championship by three shots over Spieth and Steve Stricker. With the win, the 37-year-old Swede clinched the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus. Stenson also earned $1.44 million for winning the tournament.
He became the first European to win the Tour Championship since it began in 1987.
KENSETH WINS 2ND CHASE RACE: Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his series-high seventh victory of the season. Kenseth made his 500th career start and maintained his points lead as the series shifts to Dover.
Kenseth and Busch made it a 1-2 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing for the second straight week and helped the organization win for the fourth time in the last five Cup races.
Chase drivers filled six of the top 10 spots. Greg Biffle was third and Jimmie Johnson fourth. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth and Carl Edwards ninth.
Kenseth joins Biffle (2008) and Tony Stewart (2011) as the only drivers to win the first two Chase races. Stewart won the title.
FROESE'S 2 GOALS LEAD HAWKS PAST WINGS: Byron Froese scored his second goal 3:25 into the third period, and the Blackhawks held on for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in a preseason game Sunday.
Joakim Nordstrom and Garret Ross also scored for Chicago, and Corey Crawford made 30 saves.
VALPO HOLDS ON FOR WIN: Jenny Fassbinder and Sarrah Ludwig scored first-half goals, and Valparaiso hung on for a 2-1 win over Eastern Illinois on Sunday. Kristen Manski made four saves for the Crusaders (6-3-1).
BARDEN LEADS VALPO TO VICTORY: Charles Barden had two goals and an assist as Valparaiso pulled away to defeat Western Illinois 5-2 on Sunday. Nick Suker added a goal and an assist for the Crusaders (3-1-3).
Around the horn
The Philadelphia Phillies removed the interim tag from Ryne Sandberg, signing him to manage the next three years Sunday morning.