Bowdoin pulls away, triumphs in field hockey

Rachel Kennedy scored three goals Tuesday night as Bowdoin shut out Bates 5-0 in a NESCAC field hockey game at Lewiston.

Kennedy had a pair of unassisted goals. Kelsey Mullaney assisted on her first-half goal.

Kimmy Ganon added a pair of second-half goals for the Polar Bears (3-0, 2-0) against the Bobcats (0-2, 0-2).

MEN’S SOCCER: Tyler Garnick scored twice to help the University of New England (2-3) outlast UMaine-Farmington (2-2) for a 5-4 victory at Farmington.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: UMaine-Farmington (2-2) scored four unanswered goals in the second half in 4-2 come-from-behind victory against St. Joseph’s (1-4) at Farmington.

Sarah Buckely scored in the 16th minute from Tess Weyburn and Wheaton (5-0) went on to defeat the University of New England (3-2) 2-0 in a nonconference game at Norton, Massachusetts.

TEXAS: Athletic Director Steve Patterson is out of the program, with the school president calling it a “mutual decision” that Patterson leave after less than two years on the job.

BASKETBALL: San Diego State’s program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations, according to a report by CBS Sports.


LOSS WAS A WIN: Serena Williams said her U.S. Open defeat was not a loss but a win and a learning experience, and that she’s happy for the opponent, Roberta Vinci, who derailed her quest for a Grand Slam.

“We should be happy for each other, you know what I mean?” Williams said “We gotta build up each other. We can’t be angry. I mean, I won four Grand Slam (tournaments) in a row, and got to the semis in another one, and I’ve done that twice,” Williams said. “I mean, how many people have done that? So, yeah, it wasn’t a loss for me, it was a win and a learning experience. And I tried hard. Unfortunately the girl I played just outplayed me that day.”


SHOW SUSPENDED: The Sportsman Channel suspended a hunting show and launched its own investigation after the show’s host was charged with felonies related to poaching in a national preserve in Alaska.

The cable channel said it suspended “The Syndicate” effective immediately. The network CEO, Jim Liberatore, said if the allegations are true, it’s “clearly unacceptable, unethical and against everything” the network stands for.


NHL: New Jersey Devils left wing Reid Boucher is sidelined after sustaining a concussion in a prospects game over the weekend.

Boucher was hurt Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres. He was evaluated Monday by doctors and was diagnosed with a concussion.


2024 GAMES: Mayor John Tory said Toronto will stay out of the race for the 2024 Olympics because he felt it wasn’t the best use of the city’s time and energy, and “nobody was rushing forward with their checkbooks.”

The declared bidders for 2024 include Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Budapest, Hungary and Hamburg, Germany.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Manchester United lost a lead to fall 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven and had left back Luke Shaw carried off with a broken right leg.

The other first-day winners: Paris-Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg, Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Sevilla.