Corwin scores a hat trick to lead St. Joe’s to a 3-1 win over Anna Maria in field hockey

Tara Corwin scored all three goals to lead St. Joseph’s to a 3-1 field hockey victory over Anna Maria (0-3) in its season opener Monday at Paxton, Mass.

Corwin scored first-half goals in the sixth and 13th minutes and added a third goal 44 seconds into the second half.

Meaghan Johnson made two saves for the Monks, who outshot Anna Maria, 16-5.

FOOTBALL: Nick Ferrara kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:39 left, Danny O’Brien threw for 348 yards and a touchdown, and Maryland beat short-handed Miami 32-24 in Coach Randy Edsall’s first game with the Terrapins.

Miami was playing its initial game under Al Golden without eight suspended players, including quarterback Jacory Harris, linebacker Sean Spence and defensive linemen Marcus Forston and Adewale Ojomo.

Stephen Morris capably filled in for Harris, going 19 for 28 for 195 yards and running for a touchdown. But on a fourth-and-4 in the final minute, he threw an interception that Cameron Chism took 54 yards for the clinching score with 39 seconds remaining.

AD HIRED: Tennessee hired Alabama’s Dave Hart as its vice chancellor and athletic director.

The university introduced Hart, who had worked since August 2008 as executive director of athletics assisting Alabama AD Mal Moore. Tennessee had been looking for a new AD since Mike Hamilton resigned in June in the wake of a lengthy NCAA investigation.


MLS: Omar Bravo scored on a penalty kick in the second minute of stoppage time, giving Sporting Kansas City (9-8-10) a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy (14-3-10) in Kansas City, Mo.

Bravo earned the kick when Frankie Hejduk was called for a handball in the box. The goal came after David Beckham was shown a yellow card for arguing the spot of the kick. Sean Franklin scored both goals for the Galaxy. Julio Cesar had the other goal for Sporting.

SERIE A: The top Italian league’s strike ended after the players’ association and league signed a temporary collective contract, clearing the way for the season to start this weekend. The new contract expires in June.


HOPEFUL STAKES: Currency Swap edged long shot Trinniberg by three-quarters of a length in the $250,000 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Rajiv Maragh rode the Terri Pompay-trained Currency Swap, who ran 7 furlongs in 1:26.18 over a sloppy racetrack and earned $150,000 for owners Klaravich Stable and William H. Lawrence.

Coupled in the wagering with Clip the Coupons because of common ownership, Currency Swap paid $5.80, $3.40 and $2.60. Trinniberg returned $32 and $11.40, and Big Blue Nation paid $5.20 to show.