UMaine field hockey gets first victory, 3-2 over Providence on Hamilton’s OT goal

Annabelle Hamilton scored 7:16 into overtime to lift Maine to a 3-2 field hockey win over Providence (0-1) at Orono.

Hamilton blasted a shot from the top of the circle, following a penalty corner taken by Holly Stewart and set up by Zoe Berkey.

Stewart and Jessica Skillings of Skowhegan also scored for Maine (1-2). Scarborough’s Brittany Ross, a junior, scored a goal for the Friars.

CAA: Rhode Island has decided to remain a member of the Colonial Athletic Association’s football conference.

Old Dominion and Georgia State have announced plans to leave the league after this season, while Albany and Stony Brook announced they are joining.

The Rams had planned to downgrade football and move to the Northeastern Conference after this season.

Rhode Island is a charter member of CAA football, which started in 1946 as the Yankee Conference.


WORLD CUP: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is back in Brazil to continue his tour of the host cities and their stadium preparations for the 2014 World Cup.

Valcke visited the jungle city of Manaus on Tuesday and will be in the western city of Cuiaba Wednesday. He is expected to visit all 12 host cities by the end of the year.

In Manaus, located in the Amazon rain forest, they will meet with local government officials and visit the 44,000-capacity Amazon Arena, which is 42 percent completed.

Improving local infrastructure and travel logistics are critical for the northwestern city — one of the most isolated among the 12 World Cup venues.


SPANISH VUELTA: Germany’s John Degenkolb won the 10th stage at Sanxenxo, Spain, for his fourth victory in this year’s race.

Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain kept the overall lead on the eve of a crucial time trial.

Degenkolb outsprinted Nacer Bouhanni of France and Daniele Bennati of Italy to finish the 118-mile leg in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 28 seconds.


WNBA: Elizabeth Cambage, the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s WNBA draft, has decided not to play the rest of this season with the Tulsa Shock after winning a bronze medal with the Australian Olympic team.

Cambage had been expected to return to Tulsa on Monday but did not board her flight back from Australia.

The team had been promoting her expected return after she dunked in an Olympic game.

Katie Douglas scored 18 points to lead the Indiana Fever to an 83-68 victory over the Washington Mystics at Indianapolis. The Fever (14-8), have won 5 of 6 since returning from the Olympic break.

Roneeka Hodges scored 20 points and Temeka Johnson had 17 as the visiting Tulsa Shock beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream, 84-80.

Atlanta played without guard Angel McCoughtry, who was suspended indefinitely before the game for breaking an unspecified team rule. McCoughtry is the WNBA’s leading scorer and helped the U.S. women win the gold medal at the London Olympics.

Tina Charles had 24 points and 14 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun open a four-game trip with an 83-72 win over the Chicago Sky in Rosemont, Ill.

NBA: Former Atlanta Hawks coach Bob Weiss is returning as an assistant coach and consultant on Coach Larry Drew’s staff. Weiss was the Hawks’ coach from 1990-93. He was also head coach with San Antonio (1986-88), the Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle (2005-06).