UNE, Curry play to a draw in CCC women’s soccer

Briana Fitzsimmons scored the tying goal on a feed from Kelly Parker at the 62:52 mark as Curry College rallied for a 1-1 tie with the University of New England in a Commonwealth Coast Conference women’s soccer game at Milton, Massachusetts.

Taylor Usko gave the Nor’easters (6-5-3, 1-3-2) the lead at 30:43 with assists from Anna Michaud and Edie Pallozzi.

Brielle Robinson had two saves for UNE.

Morgan Stott stopped 14 shots for the Colonels (7-3-2, 4-0-2).


MEN’S BASKETBALL: The NCAA has relocated its regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, after withdrawing it from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of a state law restricting the rights of LGBT people.


2024 GAMES: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged $1.1 billion of support from the government for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Games.

Paris bid leaders also announced they had struck a deal with France’s five main trade unions that will guarantee a “smooth and effective games-time operation” and benefit jobs creation.


NASCAR: Rain washed out all activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, including the Xfinity Series race.


The rain is expected to last into Saturday, so NASCAR rescheduled the Xfinity race for Sunday morning.

The Sprint Cup race is still on for Saturday night, with Kevin Harvick at the pole.


WBA: Ricky Burns earned a unanimous decision against unbeaten Kiryl Relikh in his first defense of the super-lightweight belt in Glasgow, Scotland.


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green scored second-half goals, Ethan Horvath got a shutout in his international debut and the United States beat Cuba 2-0 victory in its first exhibition game in 69 years at the Caribbean island nation.


 Eduardo Li, former head of the Costa Rican soccer federation, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other charges accusing him of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to award lucrative marketing contracts.

Appearing in federal court in Brooklyn, the 57-year-old Li detailed through a Spanish interpreter schemes in which he pocketed a fortune in secret payments between 2007 and 2015 in exchange for influencing soccer-related business deals.


CHINA OPEN: Rafael Nadal fell to Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals in Beijing.

JAPAN OPEN: Marin Cilic and David Goffin advanced to the semifinals and will play each other for a spot in the final.

The fifth-seeded Goffin rallied to beat Joao Sousa 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded Cilic beat injury-plagued Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-1.

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