Colby women rally to beat RPI, 9-8, in lacrosse

Emilie Klein scored with just 11 seconds left to complete Colby’s 9-8, come-from-behind win over Rensselaer in a non-conference game at Clermont, Florida on Monday. The Mules improve to 7-1 while the Engineers are 2-3.

The Mules outscored RPI by a 5-1 margin over the final 16 minutes with Abby Hatch assisting on the last four goals.

SOFTBALL: Colby’s Julia Saul earned her second win of the season in a 4-2 victory over Middlebury (4-2), at Clermont, Florida. Saul gave up seven hits, struck out three, and walked three in a complete game. She has not allowed an earned run this season.

The Mules took a 3-0 lead in the third on a three-run homer by Tori Sansone and added a run in the sixth on Grace Farnkoff’s RBI single.

Colby (3-1) lost to Carthage, 7-2, in the second game.


JURISPRUDENCE: A judge in Johannesburg, South Africa convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the victims who are now grown women.

QUEENS CLUB: Rafael Nadal, the winner in 2008, said he’ll play at this year’s Queen’s Club, ending his three-year absence at the grass-court tournament.

The 28-year-old Nadal will be joined by the defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, US Open winner Marin Cilic, 2014 Australian Open victor Stan Wawrinka and World No. 4 Andy Murray in this year’s draw.


SWEDEN: A Swedish court sentenced a 29-year-old soccer fan to 10 years in prison for causing the death of a supporter of a rival club during a fight before a league game last year.

The Stockholm court found Helsingborg supporter Niclas Wallentinsson, guilty of “assault and involuntary manslaughter” on Monday after studying audio and video recordings of a brawl in the club’s home town on March 30, 2014.

ENGLAND: The number of foreign players in English Premier League squads is set to be reduced under new rules designed to prevent the development of homegrown youngsters being stifled by imports.

The English Football Association said Monday that non-European players will find it harder to gain British work permits in May when more stringent eligibility requirements come into force.

The FA is also trying to gain Premier League approval for new limits on foreign players in squads.

“We believe too many talented English kids are currently not getting through the system and being lost,” FA chairman Greg Dyke said.


CONTROVERSY: The 1987 winner of the Tour de France supports Lance Armstrong riding part of this July’s route to raise funds against blood cancer.

Stephen Roche said, “It’s for a very good cause.” He also noted “it’s a charity event. There will be no podium.”

Former English soccer player Geoff Thomas invited Armstrong on the unofficial charity ride. To raise $1.5 million, Thomas plans to ride on the Tour route a day before the professional peloton.

The head of world cycling, UCI President Brian Cookson, called Armstrong’s participation “ill-advised” and “disrespectful to the Tour de France.” Armstrong is banned for life from organized sports for doping.