SOCCER

St. Joseph’s offense upstoppable in Vermont

Johnny Thomas scored three goals and St. Joseph’s College cruised past Green Mountain 11-0 in a non-conference men’s soccer match Thursday in Poultney, Vermont.

The Monks (2-1-1) outshot the Eagles 20-6 and had six corner kicks while allowing just one.

Austin Bell had two goals and a pair of assists, while Joe Fusaro added a pair of goals.

Blake Mullen and Zack Moody split time in net for the Monks and did not need to record a save.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Australia’s two-match soccer tour of the U.S. this month was called off after a players’ union said stalled contract talks meant the women’s team would not make the trip.

BASKETBALL

NBA: Sam Mitchell will replace Flip Saunders as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves while Saunders continues treatment for cancer.

Saunders has Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments since June.

The New York Knicks signed forward Darion Atkins and guard/forward Wesley Saunders. Terms of the deals with the undrafted free agents weren’t disclosed.

The Brooklyn Nets signed veteran free-agent swingman Dahntay Jones, who has played for seven teams over 11 seasons since being taken 20th in the 2003 NBA draft out of Duke.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Serbia finished the toughest group undefeated by beating Italy 101-82 in Berlin.

Guard Milos Teodosic had 26 points and eight assists as Serbia made sure of winning Group A with a perfect 5-0 record.

Defending champion France also finished the group stage undefeated, beating Group A runner-up Israel 86-61.

SAILING

AMERICA’S CUP: Former America’s Cup sailor Matt Mitchell is suing the International Sailing Federation and its five-member international jury in federal court, asking that his penalty from the 2013 regatta be vacated.

Mitchell, a grinder from New Zealand, was suspended for the first four races of the 2013 America’s Cup for what the jury said was his role in Oracle Team USA’s illegal modification of boats in warmup regattas. That effectively ended Mitchell’s America’s Cup career.

FOOTBALL

NCAA: Florida is flipping its quarterback rotation for the second game of the season.

Redshirt freshman Will Grier will make his first career start against East Carolina.

Sophomore Treon Harris started the season opener, a 61-13 victory against New Mexico State.

 Michigan has dismissed offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman for what Coach Jim Harbaugh called “conduct unacceptable.”

BASEBALL

LITTLE LEAGUE: By 2018, the organization will phase 13-year-olds out of the division that plays in the annual World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The new “age determination date” will be Aug. 31 instead of April 30. That will prevent anyone who turns 13 during the baseball season from playing in the major division.

GOLF

EUROPEAN TOUR: Wade Ormsby blitzed the back nine on his way to a 9-under-par 61 and joined Paul Lawrie in the first-round lead at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club on the Dutch North Sea coast.

LPGA: Lexi Thompson picked up five shots in four holes in a 5-under 66 to claim a share of the lead with Mi Hyang Lee in the opening round in Evian Championship in France.

SKIING

WORLD CUP: Two-time Olympic champion Benjamin Raich retired after 19 years on the Alpine skiing World Cup.

The Austrian won 14 medals at major championships and 36 World Cup races.

BOXING

WBA: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he did nothing wrong in taking an IV solution to rehydrate after the weigh-in for his May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao, and doping officials now back him, saying he disclosed the infusion to them and it contained no prohibited substances.

– From staff and news services