UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Kerri Gardin had 23 points as Connecticut beat Indiana 95-85 in the WNBA teams' regular-season finale Sunday.
Indiana, the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, did not dress Katie Douglas or Tammy Sutton-Brown and rested most of its other starters for most of the second half.
Indiana begins its best-of-three playoff series Thursday at Washington, which lost to host New York 86-65.
Los Angeles edged visiting Phoenix 81-78. L.A. opens the postseason at home Wednesday against Seattle. Phoenix heads to San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Defending champion Russia slipped past Greece 68-65, and France beat Croatia 87-79 to stay unbeaten in Bydgoszca, Poland. Macedonia beat Germany 86-75.
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CYCLING: American David Zabriskie won the 612-mile Tour of Missouri ahead of Gustav Larsson, finishing with the main pack during the final 71.4-mile stage through the streets of downtown Kansas City, Mo. ... Damian Cunego of Italy won the 14th stage to La Pandera of the Spanish Vuelta, and Alejandro Valverde added to his overall lead by finishing fifth. Valverde leads Robert Gesink by 31 seconds overall.
HORSES: Grand Couturier rallied to beat Winchester by 2 lengths in the $158,500 Bowling Green Handicap on the turf at Belmont Park in New York. Grand Couturier earned his first win in four starts this season.
SOCCER: Samuel Eto'o and Diego Milito scored second-half goals as Inter Milan beat Parma 2-0 to stay within two points of Italy's Serie A title rivals Juventus and Sampdoria. Juventus beat Lazio 2-0, and Sampdoria edged Atalanta 1-0. AS Roma rallied for a 2-1 win over 10-man Siena in Claudio Ranieri's first match since replacing Luciano Spalletti as the Giallorossi's manager. ... Damien Duff lifted Fulham out of the English Premier League relegation zone and up to halfway with the winner in a 2-1 victory over Everton. Aston Villa beat neighbor Birmingham 1-0.