Black Bears tie game late, score in overtime to edge Boston College 4-3 in field hockey

Annabelle Hamilton scored in overtime to lift the visiting University of Maine field hockey team to a 4-3 victory over 14th-ranked Boston College on Tuesday.

The Black Bears (2-1) forced overtime with a goal by Stephanie Gardiner with 1:10 left in regulation.

Maine took a 1-0 lead 8:53 into the game on a goal by Alexa Binnendijk. The Eagles (2-1) took a 2-1 lead before Kelly Newton tied the game at 60:25. Boston College went ahead again less than four minutes later.

Brittany Fleck made five saves for her first win.

MEN’S HOCKEY: Jim Tortorella, head coach at Colby College for the past 16 seasons, was named associate head coach at the University of New Hampshire.

Tortorella, who was 230-138-33 and the career leader in coaching wins at Colby, will work primarily with the Wildcats’ defense. He was a standout goalie at the University of Maine and began his coaching career at Brunswick High.

FOOTBALL: Starting free safety Johnny Thomas and receiver Michael Harrison were ruled ineligible for No. 9 Oklahoma State’s season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Coach Mike Gundy announced there was no timetable for when Thomas and Harrison would be able to return. Other details were not disclosed.


PEARL’S NEW JOB: Former Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl accepted a job as vice president of marketing with a Knoxville-based wholesale grocery company, bypassing the chance to coach the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Pearl will begin working at H.T. Hackney on Thursday. The company is led by Chairman and CEO Bill Sansom, a former University of Tennessee trustee.

WNBA: Cappie Pondexter scored 19 points and the New York Liberty rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Sky 71-67 at Newark, N.J.

Lindsay Whalen scored 21 points as Minnesota beat Washington 73-56 at Minneapolis.

Sancho Lyttle hit a short jumper with 0.9 seconds left to give Atlanta a 92-90 victory over visiting Indiana.

DeWanna Bonner tied her career high with 25 points, leading visiting Phoenix to a 96-74 win over Tulsa.

Becky Hammon scored 16 points to lead San Antonio past visiting Connecticut, 78-66.


NHL: The Philadelphia Flyers signed James van Riemsdyk to a six-year contract extension.

He had 21 goals and 19 assists last season with the Flyers, then scored seven goals in 11 playoff games.

The Stanley Cup has a new dent after toppling from a table in Newfoundland. The trophy was being readied for a helicopter flight from St. John’s to Bonavista, the hometown of former Boston Bruin Michael Ryder, when it fell over.

Ryder recently signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Kirani James of Grenada rallied past favorite LaShawn Merritt of the United States in a lunge at the line to win the men’s 400-meter run at Daegu, South Korea.

James finished in a personal-best 44.60 seconds to win the gold medal. Merritt took silver in 44.63 and Kevin Borlee of Belgium took bronze in 44.90.