UMaine beats Providence in field hockey opener

The University of Maine took a 5-1 halftime lead and cruised to a 7-1 victory over Providence in a nonleague field hockey opener Friday at Orono.

Madison Cummings, Libby Riedl and Briana Ricker each scored twice for Maine. Samantha Wagg of Maine also scored.

Kali Kilmer answered for Providence, which managed three shots on goal.


ARENA BOWL: Dan Raudabaugh threw six touchdown passes and the Philadelphia Soul won their second title, beating the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 at Glendale, Arizona.

Raudabaugh was 20 of 36 for 278 yards. Shaun Kauleinamoku led the Soul in receiving with eight catches for 110 yards to go with three touchdowns.


KENYAN ARRESTS: Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya were arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country’s team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said.

The problems for Kenya included a new doping scandal, ineligible athletes, missing plane tickets, and bad blood between the athletics federation and the national Olympic committee.

MEDAL SOLD: Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer.


WORLD CUP: With goaltender Robin Lehner still not fully healthy, Sweden replaced him on its roster with Jhonas Enroth, a former Portland Pirates goalie.

Enroth, the starting goalie for Buffalo, was bothered by a right ankle injury for much of last season that limited him to 21 NHL games. Lehner underwent surgery in March and had been working to get ready for the World Cup, which begins Sept. 17 in Toronto.

NHL: The New York Rangers agreed to terms with forward Brandon Pirri on a $1.1 million, one-year deal.


DEMPSEY EVALUATED: Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team forward Clint Dempsey will miss Sunday’s match against Portland as he undergoes evaluations for an irregular heartbeat.

His status beyond that is still to be determined.


SPANISH VUELTA: Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the seventh stage at Puebla de Sanabria after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line.

Darwin Atapuma of Colombia holds the overall lead for the fourth straight day.


NBA: Utah traded center Tibor Pleiss to Philadelphia for guard Kendall Marshall in a cost-cutting move. The Jazz then waived Marshall.

Two second-round picks also were sent to the 76ers.


CONNECTICUT OPEN: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska breezed through her semifinal, routing two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova, 6-1, 6-1.

She will face Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the final.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Roberto Bautista Agut and Pablo Cerrano Busta won to advance to the final.