Black Bears muster little offense against Fordham, suffering 2-0 defeat in women’s soccer to fall to 1-1

Michelle Ancelj scored twice Tuesday to lead the Fordham University women’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the University of Maine at New York.

Ancelj scored the winner off a deflection from 15 yards in the 36th minute, then struck again in the 82nd minute off a chip pass from Katie McDermott.

Iris Gunnarsdottir made three saves for the Black Bears (1-1). Rachel Suther needed no stops for the Rams (2-0).

FOOTBALL: USC transfer Aaron Corp will be Richmond’s starting quarterback. First-year coach Latrell Scott said Corp will start when the Spiders open the season Sept. 4 at Virginia. He battled sophomore John Laub for the job since last spring.

Corp transferred to Richmond last January after two seasons at Southern Cal. He was slated to be USC’s starter in 2009 before being sidelined by an injury in the preseason.


LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Kobie Buglioli’s home run highlighted a three-run first inning and Troy Gilliland struck out six to lead unbeaten Columbus, Ga., past Hamilton, Ohio, 6-0 at South Williamsport, Pa.

• Luis Bazan struck out nine and Chitre, Panama, took advantage of sloppy fielding by Vancouver, British Columbia, to win 4-2 and avoid elimination.

• Kevin Blum homered, tripled twice and struck out eight to lead Toms River, N.J., to a 10-0 win over Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in a consolation game.

Russell Petranto, Patrick Marinaccio and Joey Rose also homered.

• Reliever Isaiah Hatch got Auburn, Wash., out of a fifth-inning jam, then homered in the sixth to help the Northwest champs to a 9-5 win over Fairfield, Conn.

Nick Nardone homered for Connecticut, which was eliminated.


LPGA: The Clark County coroner’s office ruled that 25-year-old professional golfer Erica Blasberg’s death was a suicide.

Blasberg died May 9 at her home in Henderson, about 15 miles southeast of Las Vegas. She was found with a plastic bag secured over her head.

Henderson police said that while no foul play is suspected they have issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Dr. Thomas Hess on obstruction charges. Police said Hess, who discovered Blasberg’s body, removed items from the scene, including a suicide note. The contents of the note weren’t disclosed.

PGA: Mike Weir has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely out for the rest of the season.

Weir told The Canadian Press he had an MRI exam over the weekend. He plans to rest the elbow and seek treatment to avoid surgery.


UFL: Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett will get a tryout with the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks, the team’s general manager said. Rick Mueller issued a statement saying he wanted to help Clarett take “positive steps toward being the good citizen and solid family man that he aspires to be.”

Clarett pleaded guilty in 2006 to aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon and served 31/2 years in prison. He has been taking classes at Ohio State and working out at the team’s training facility.


U.S. OPEN: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, getting the top spot at the U.S. Open because Serena Williams pulled out with a foot injury.

Wozniacki, ranked No. 2 behind Williams by the WTA, is the first woman since 2003 to be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open without already having won a major championship.

Defending champion Kim Clijsters was seeded No. 2 by the U.S. Tennis Association, which stuck strictly to the rankings in determining the seedings. Venus Williams, the 2000-01 U.S. Open champion, was No. 3, followed by 2008 runner-up Jelena Jankovic and French Open runner-up Sam Stosur.

Serena Williams, Venus’ younger sister, withdrew last week, saying she still is recovering from surgery to repair cuts on her right foot.

PILOT PEN: Maria Kirilenko defeated Elena Vesnina 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in a first-round match at New Haven, Conn.

Marion Bartoli got by Alona Bondarenko, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-3.

In the men’s draw, top-seeded Marcos Baghdatis fought through a half hour of rain delays for a 6-2, 6-4 win over Igor Andreev in his opening match, and third-seeded Fernando Gonzalez lost to Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-4 in a second-round match.


NHL: The Nashville Predators signed top goal scorer Patric Hornqvist to a three-year, $9.25 million contract.

Hornqvist, 23, led the team with 30 goals last season, the fourth-highest total in franchise history. He also tied the franchise record with eight game-winning goals.

• Aaron Ward, a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams, announced he is retiring after 13 seasons.

Ward spent most of last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and was traded in March to Anaheim.

The 37-year-old Ward, a member of Detroit’s back-to-back Cup teams in 1997-98, had a third knee surgery after the season.

• Tampa Bay center Vincent Lecavalier had minor arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to recover in time for the start of training camp, which begins Sept. 17. Lecavalier played 82 games last season and had 24 goals and 46 assists.


FORMULA ONE: Driver Lewis Hamilton was fined $445 and avoided conviction for skidding tires outside the Australian Grand Prix circuit in March.

Hamilton did not appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. His lawyer, Sandip Mukerjea, said Hamilton would plead guilty to the charge of improper use of a motor vehicle.

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