COLLEGES

Colby rallies to beat UNE 5-1 in women’s soccer

Annie Papadellis, Ruthie Hawley and Abby Hatch each recorded one goal and one assist as Colby (2-0) rallied from an early deficit for a 5-1 victory over the University of New England (2-4) on Thursday afternoon at Waterville.

Emily Anderson and Maddie Tight added one goal apiece for Colby, who outshot the Nor’easters 17-4.

UNE jumped took the lead 7:19 into the game on a goal by Kristin Dechene.

MEN’S SOCCER: Alex Zapata scored 4:36 into the game and Riker Mitchell added a goal with 14:40 left in regulation to lead Albertus Magnus (4-1, 2-0) to a 2-0 win over St. Joseph’s (1-3-1, 0-2) in a GNAC game at New Haven, Conn.

Kenny Grade finished with nine saves for the Monks, who were outshot 18-16.

FOOTBALL: Nebraska is paying Arkansas State $1 million for playing at Memorial Stadium on Saturday — the highest amount ever guaranteed to an opponent for a football game in Lincoln.

Nebraska’s Athletic Director Tom Osborne said that price is the “going rate” for many teams to play an away game with no return engagement. Idaho State, a Football Championship Subdivision program, will earn $600,000 for visiting next week.

Last year, Ohio State paid Colorado $1.4 million and Alabama paid Kent State $1.2 million.

HOCKEY

NHL: The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Ryan Murray, their No. 2 overall pick this summer, to the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips and center Boone Jenner to the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals.

The moves were made to allow younger players to return to their amateur clubs while the NHL sorts out its labor problems.

SOCCER

ENGLAND: The English Football Association apologized to the city of Liverpool and the families of 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough stadium tragedy in 1989, Britain’s worst sports disaster.

Secret papers disclosed from an independent panel said Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield, didn’t have a valid safety certificate when it hosted the fateful FA Cup semifinal between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

Nearly 800 others were injured when police officers herded about 2,000 Liverpool fans into caged-in enclosures that were already full.

TENNIS

BELL CHALLENGE: Canadian star Aleksandra Wozniak injured her right shoulder during a warm-up session and withdrew from the tournament in Quebec City, just before her scheduled second-round match against Melanie Oudin. Wozniak, ranked 48th, said she’ll have an MRI on Friday.

In other second-round matches, Anna Tatishvili beat seventh-seeded Petra Martic 6-2, 6-3, and Kirsten Flipkens edged Mirjana Lucic 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4.

WORLD TEAM TENNIS: Venus Williams hopes to end a healthy and successful summer with another first. a WTT championship.

Williams will play for the defending champion Washington Kastles at the WTT Finals Weekend at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Orange County takes on Sacramento for the Western Conference crown Friday night before Williams’ Kastles face John McEnroe and the New York Sportimes on Saturday in the Eastern Conference finals.

The conference champions meet Sunday for the WTT title.

— From staff and news services