Specialty retailer of sports apparel and athletic footwear The Finish Line Inc on Thursday reported a four per cent year-on-year rise in third quarter sales to $147.9 million and said it continues to expect a quarterly loss. The Indianapolis-based operator of more than 480 stores said it anticipates a diluted loss per share of between 11 and 13 cents and added same-store sales for the 13 week period slipped one per cent.