COLLEGES

First-half goal enough for Bowdoin men in soccer

Jack Shultz scored at 37:10 of the first half off an assist from Drake Byrd on Tuesday as Bowdoin held on to top Colby 1-0 in a men’s soccer game at Brunswick.

Stevie Van Siclen had nine saves for Bowdoin (10-3, 6-2 NESCAC). Avery Gibson had seven for Colby (6-4-2, 3-3-2).

FIELD HOCKEY: Kendra MacDonald had a hat trick to lead the University of New England to a 7-0 win over Gordon at Wenham, Massachusetts.

MacDonald scored twice, and Brooke Lemerise and Olivia Madore added goals to give UNE (13-4, 9-1 CCC) a 4-0 lead at the half over the Fighting Scots (3-11, 1-8).

Liz Clark and Vonde Saunders scored in the second half.

Jordyn Lawrence opened the scoring with an unassisted goal 4:56 into the game for St. Joseph’s in a 4-0 nonconference win over Salem State in Standish.

Arianna Kahler added a goal in the ninth minute for St. Joseph’s (11-4); Alexandra Belaire and Libby Pomerleau also scored.

Gabriella Cerro and Victoria Kako split time in goal for Salem State (2-12), combining for 11 saves. Alexandria Simpson and Megan Baker each played a half for the Monks, but neither was tested.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: UConn and Providence will play an exhibition game next week to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The schools say the NCAA has granted a waiver to allow the extra exhibition game next Wednesday, provided the proceeds are donated to hurricane relief.

The game will be played at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, the home court of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the league said.

The team will join the NHL as a second professional team in Las Vegas – with the NFL soon to follow. The Stars begin play next season with home games at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Bill Laimbeer will be the team’s president of basketball operations and coach.

TENNIS

KREMLIN CUP: Maria Sharapova was beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the first round in Moscow, ending her bid for a second title in two weeks.

Sharapova, who won the Tianjin Open two days ago, brought her usual power but lacked accuracy with some wild swings on key points.

SWISS INDOORS: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the tourney next week, denying fans a possible final against Roger Federer.

Nadal says he’s taking medical advice to protect “over stressing of the (right) knee.”

SOCCER

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 draw, and Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe.

Juergen Klopp’s side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia. And to cap a good night for English sides, Manchester City defeated Napoli 2-1.

– From staff and news report