Chloe Walton scored in the fourth quarter to lift the University of Maine to a 4-3 win over California in an America East field hockey game on Friday in Orono.

Poppy Lambert scored earlier in the fourth to tie the game for the Black Bears (9-3, 4-0 America East), who extended their winning streak to eight games. Walton also scored 33 seconds into the game to give Maine the lead and Lambert added a goal later in the first for Maine.

Caoimhe Bryne and Kiki de Bruijne scored in the first and Sara Stone in the third for Cal.

Cato Knipping for Cal and Mia Borley for the Black Bears each recorded seven saves.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Ida Kuoppala scored a power-play goal 12:29 into the third period and the University of Maine beat New Hampshire 3-2 in its Hockey East opener in Orono.


Grace Heiting scored early in the first period to give Maine (2-2, 1-0 Hockey East) a 1-0 lead. New Hampshire (1-3, 0-1) tied it in the second on a goal by Kyla Bent, before the Black Bears took the lead back early in the third.

The Wildcats tied it at two 10:08 into the third on a goal by Shea Verrier.


NBA: Jaylen Brown scored 19 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 112-103 in a preseason game in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Malcolm Brogdon did not play for Boston, who improves to 2-1 in the preseason. Blake Griffin made his debut with the Celtics, scoring seven points and grabbing nine rebounds.  Derrick White added 19 points and six assists for Boston.



U.S. WOMEN: Ten weeks after conquering Europe, England proclaimed itself ready for even more after beating the world champion United States 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley Stadium in London.

Lauren Hemp and Georgia Stanway scored to help England beat the U.S. for the first time since 2017 and less than 10 months before the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Stanway’s penalty in the 33rd minute put the hosts in front for good before 76,893 fans. Victory extended England’s unbeaten run to 23 games under coach Sarina Wiegman.

England took the lead in the 10th when Beth Mead sent a low cross into the box. U.S. defender Alana Cook tried to make a sliding block but the ball wiggled through to Hemp, who finished from close range.

The Americans equalized just before the half-hour mark. Millie Bright tried to pass out of the back to a tightly covered Stanway, and Lindsey Horan poked the ball forward to Sophia Smith, who turned and fired low to the left corner past a diving Mary Earps.

Stanway made amends from the spot, though, shooting the ball into the right corner as goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher went the wrong way.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester City was fined $289,000 for fans invading the pitch after winning the Premier League title in May.

The English Football Association said Man City admitted a disciplinary charge over the scenes that followed a 3-2 win against Aston Villa.


PGA: Mito Pereira of Chile led a parade of players from the International team at the Presidents Cup in the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas, making birdie on half of his holes for an 8-under 63 that gave him a one-shot lead.

Pereira was at 12-under 130, one shot ahead of Robby Shelton, who birdied the par-5 ninth on his final hole for a 63.

Right behind were 20-year-old Tom Kim and Si Woo Kim, top performers for the International team in their own right two weeks ago at Quail Hollow. Another shot back was Cam Davis of Australia, who also had a solid debut in the Presidents Cup.


LPGA: Jodi Ewart Shadoff started out as hot as she finished the day before at the LPGA Mediheal Championship in Camarillo, California. She finally hit a few bumps, but not before expanding her lead with a 3-under 69.

Ewart Shadoff, who was at 11-under 133, is winless over 245 starts that covers 11 years in her LPGA career.

Xiyu Lin, the 26-year-old from China who goes by Janet, had another 69 and was part of the large group five shots behind.

EUPOPEAN: Jon Rahm’s four-footer for birdie on the final hole just missed the cup, capping a frustrating day for the home-crowd favorite at the Spanish Open in Madrid and dropping him two shots off the lead.

Paul Waring and Stephen Gallacher shared a one-shot lead at the halfway mark.

Rahm, seeking a third Spanish Open title to equal Seve Ballesteros’ victories, followed his opening round of 63 with a 3-under 68 at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.


LIV: Richard Bland, Branden Grace and Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra upstaged their more-illustrious opponents to shoot 7-under 65s and share the lead after the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational-Bangkok.

Marc Leishman and Ian Poulter were a stroke behind while Kim Sihwan, Brooks Koepka and Morgan Jediah were among those two behind in the 54-hole event.


ASTANA OPEN: Novak Djokovic beat Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3 in his quarterfinal match in Astanta, Kazakhstan.

Djokovic conceded a 3-0 lead but broke Khachanov for the first set with a backhand volley. He broke Khachanov for 3-1 in the second and finished their quarterfinal with an ace.

Daniil Medvedev awaits in the semifinals. Medvedev has a 4-6 win-loss record against Djokovic, and they haven’t met since the Paris final last November, when Djokovic won in three sets.


JAPAN OPEN: Taylor Fritz advanced to the semifinals in Tokyo after Nick Kyrgios withdrew because of a left knee injury.

Fritz, who spent a week in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in Seoul last week, will next face Denis Shapovalov. The seventh-seeded Canadian defeated Borna Coric 6-4, 6-3.

Frances Tiafoe reached the semifinals by beating Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0, 6-4. Tiafoe, who has not dropped a set in Tokyo, will be making his fourth semifinal appearance this season.

Tiafoe will next take on Kwon Soon-woo. The South Korean defeated Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-0.

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