Bates falls in final minute in men’s lacrosse quarterfinal

Harry Stanton scored with 38 seconds remaining to lift fourth-ranked Wesleyan University to a 14-13 victory over No. 3 Bates in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals at Middletown, Connecticut.

Charlie Fay scored seven goals to lead a furious rally for the Bobcats (16-2), who trailed 6-0 at halftime before coming back to tie the game at 13-all with 1:29 left after Fay scored three consective goals in a span of 37 seconds.

Andrew Melvin and Kyle Weber each had two goals and three assists for Bates.

Stanton finished with five goals to pace the Cardinals (20-1).

Wesleyan advances to play Rochester Institute of Technology on Sunday in the semifinals.


MSGA SCHOLARSHIPS: Thirteen high school seniors will receive college scholarships from the Maine State Golf Association.

Seth Clark of Seal Cove, Eric Dugas of Pittsfield, Corbin Dostie of Augusta, Hunter Flynn of Presque Isle, Schuyler Leff of Bethel, Bailey Plourde of Newcastle, Tate Porter of Cumberland, Hunter Richardson of North Monmouth, Andrew St. Peter of Saco and Cameron Stevens of Gorham each will receive $6,000 over four years from the MSGA Scholarship Fund. St. Peter will get an additional $1,000 as the Winchenbach Award recipient for academic excellence.

Erin Holmes of Cumberland and Carter Pearl of Newport will get $5,000 over four years through the Frank Langlois Scholarship. Sydney Caron of Gorham will receive $500 as the recipient of the MSGA Golf Recognition Award.


ITALIAN OPEN: Rafael Nadal’s winning streak was extended to 16 matches when Nicolas Almagro retired in the first set Wednesday at Rome.

Nadal was leading 3-0, 15-30 when Almagro bent over and grasped his left knee. Almagro received some medical attention at his chair but quickly retired from the second-round match.

Nadal has won consecutive clay-court tournaments in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid. He’s aiming for an eighth title in Rome.

Nadal will next face 13th-seeded Jack Sock, who beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) after more than 21/2 hours.

 On the women’s side, top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost her opening match to Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-0, while 1999 champion Venus Williams beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-3.

FRENCH OPEN: Maria Sharapova vowed to “rise up again” a day after she was denied a wild-card entry to the tournament.

On her Twitter feed Wednesday, Sharapova posted these words: “If this is what it takes to rise up again, then I am in it all the way, everyday. No words, games, or actions will ever stop me from reaching my own dreams. And I have many.”

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli announced Tuesday that he decided not to invite Sharapova to play at Roland Garros, where the main draw starts May 28.


NBA: The Charlotte Hornets say All-Star point guard Kemba Walker has had a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee.

The Hornets said in a release that the typical recovery time for Walker’s procedure is approximately six weeks.

The six-year NBA veteran appeared in 79 games this season, averaging a career-high 23.2 points.


UNDER-20 WORLD CUP: Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty has replaced Fulham’s Marlon Fossey on the U.S. roster.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday that Fossey arrived at training camp with a groin injury.

The Americans open the tournament in South Korea against Ecuador on Monday, play Senegal three days later and Saudi Arabia on May 28.

FIFA: Soccer’s governing body has lost two more respected members of its governance oversight panel, following the removal of its chairman last week.

FIFA says Navi Pillay, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and corporate human rights expert Ron Popper, have resigned. Their moves follow the exit of Portuguese lawyer Miguel Maduro last week.


NASCAR CUP SERIES: Regan Smith will be the replacement driver for Aric Almirola this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Almirola spent Saturday night in a Kansas City hospital after fracturing a vertebra during a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway. The top of Almirola’s car had to be cut away for him to be removed from the car and airlifted to the hospital.

Smith, a 10-year Cup veteran, has not raced in the top NASCAR series this season, though he has competed in four Truck series races.