St. Joseph’s advances in NCAA field hockey tourney

Libby Pomerleau put in a rebound with 16:58 remaining in the second half, and St. Joseph’s College upset Montclair State 1-0 at Montclair, New Jersey, in the first round NCAA Division III field hockey tournament on Wednesday.

Pomerleau fired a shot from the left side that was stopped, then tucked the return inside the right post for her team-leading 16th goal.

Megan Baker made eight saves for her eighth shutout for the Monks (14-6).

Kaitlin Maguire made four saves for the Red Hawks (16-6), who outshot the Monks 17-5.

FOOTBALL: Florida Coach Jim McElwain says quarterback Austin Appleby will start against South Carolina on Saturday with starter Luke Del Rio out “a while” with a right shoulder injury.

Appleby completed 42 of 67 passes for 440 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception, in two starts in place of Del Rio earlier this season.

 Georgia State has received approval to purchase Turner Field for $22.8 million, clearing the way to convert the former home of the Atlanta Braves into a college football stadium.

The Panthers plan to move into the stadium next season after playing at the much larger Georgia Dome since the program was launched in 2010.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Rayne Zimmermann scored off a corner kick by Christie Sullivan in the 70th minute to break a 2-2 tie, and Berwick Academy held on for a 3-2 win over Concord Academy in an Eastern Independent League regular-season finale at Concord, Massachusetts.

Zimmermann also scored in the 48th minute for a 2-0 lead.

Christine Gardella converted a cross by Annie Vatcher in the 12th minute.

Berwick will play Concord Saturday in an EIL semifinal at Hamilton, Massachusetts.


WORLD CUP: Beer and sports may go hand-in-hand in some parts of the world, but not Qatar, where FIFA plans to stage the 2022 World Cup. Officials in the conservative Middle Eastern country announced on Tuesday it would ban the public consumption of alcohol during the tournament, including in the stadiums.

“I am personally against the provision of alcohol in stadiums and public places based on our values and our traditions and our culture,” the secretary-general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan Al-Thawadi told Arabic newspaper Al-Sharq.

Al-Thawadi said the country would adhere to its current policies regarding alcohol and allow those who wish to drink to still do so in “specific and faraway places from the public squares.”

It is against the law to drink alcohol or be drunk in public, and according to the U.S. State Department, anyone caught doing so could face “severe” penalties, including immediate arrest, hefty fines, deportation and even imprisonment.

 Qatar’s investigation into the death of a worker on a stadium construction site has led to “extended over-sight” of health and safety procedures, officials said Wednesday.

The man, who organizers have said was the first to die in a work-related accident, was named Wednesday as Anil Kumar Pasman from Nepal. He was 29 when he was hit by a water tanker and killed.

MLS: Landon Donovan says he is not ready to decide whether he will extend his MLS comeback for another season following the LA Galaxy’s elimination from the playoffs.


LPGA: The 2021 Solheim Cup matches between the United States and Europe will be played at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, the tour announced Wednesday.