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Terror makes playoffs with three games to go

The Tampa Bay Terror has turned its season around with victories in five of its past six games, including four in a row at home, to reach the playoffs.

The Terror (13-24) will host a National Professional Soccer League playoff game April 6 against the Baltimore Spirit or Cincinnati Silverbacks. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and go on sale Wednesday at the Bayfront Center box office and Ticketmaster locations.

To reach the playoffs, Tampa Bay needed to beat the St. Louis Ambush and Kansas City Attack _ the division leaders with the two best records in the league. The Terror beat the Ambush 33-12 and the Attack 24-16.

Chris Scotti leads the team with 83 points (41 goals and 12 assists). Carlos Zavala is second with 78 points (29 goals and 19 assists).

Tampa Bay has three regular-season games remaining. The Terror's next game is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the Philadelphia Kixx at the Bayfront Center. Its last regular-season home game is 7:05 p.m. March 29 against the Buffalo Blizzard.

EUROPEAN SOCCER: The Scottish Football Association will hold an inquiry into the on-field scuffles that marred the Celtic-Rangers game Sunday in Glasgow.

Two players were sent off and eight others received yellow cards in the game, which the Rangers won 1-0 to virtually clinch their ninth straight league title.

At the final whistle, there was a melee involving several players after Celtic's Paolo Di Canio and Ian Ferguson of Rangers got into a skirmish. After the game, more than 50 fighting fans were arrested in Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

In one incident, Rangers fans attacked a pub used mainly by Celtic supporters.

_ Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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