The final two games of the NCAA Division III baseball regional in Hartford, Connecticut, were postponed Sunday because of rain, delaying the University of Southern Maine’s bid to advance to the national championships.
After winning two elimination games Saturday, USM will play for the regional title Monday afternoon against the winner of an earlier game between Wheaton and Salve Regina.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Charlotte North broke the NCAA’S single-season goals record and No. 4 seed Boston College (18-3) won its first national championship with a 16-10 victory over No. 3 seed Syracuse (17-4) at Towson, Maryland.
North had six goals to finish with 102 for the season. She passed Stony Brook’s Courtney Murphy (100 in 2016) with her fifth goal with 16:39 left in the second half.
Boston College (18-3) led 9-8 at halftime and pulled away after the break, scoring six of the first seven goals.
The Eagles appeared in the previous three NCAA championship games, losing to Maryland in 2017 and 2019, and James Madison in 2018.
U.S. MEN: Steven Zuber scored after failed clearances by Sergino Dest and Tim Ream in the 63rd minute, and Switzerland beat the United States 2-1 in St. Gallen, Scotland, to stop the Americans’ nine-game unbeaten streak.
Sebastian Lletget put the U.S. ahead in the fifth minute, but Ricardo Rodriguez tied the score in the 10th minute.
The U.S. will travel to Denver to play Honduras on Thursday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Nations League, then play Mexico or Costa Rica on Sunday in the championship or third-place game.
Switzerland opens the European Championship against Wales on June 12.
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING: Red Sox prospects Jarren Duran and Triston Casas made the 26-man U.S. roster for the Olympic qualifying tournament that starts Monday, but longtime major leaguer Matt Wieters was dropped, leaving Tim Federowicz and Mark Kolozsvary as the only catchers on the roster.
The U.S. opens group play Monday against Nicaragua in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
GIRO D’ITALIA: Colombian rider Egan Bernal added the Giro d’Italia title to his 2019 Tour de France win, safely maintaining his overall advantage during the final stage time trial in Milan, Italy.
Bernal finished the 23-day race with an overall margin of 1 minute, 29 seconds over Damiano Caruso of Italy. Britain’s Simon Yates completed the podium.
Filippo Ganna won the individual time trial despite a late puncture after the Italian’s closest rival, Remi Cavagna, crashed with about 600 meters to go.
WNBA: Seattle Storm Coach Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement on Sunday, saying the rigors of being a head coach has taken a toll.
Hughes, 66, said he will continue to serve as an assistant coach for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics, but he is handing over the duties of leading the Storm to assistant Noelle Quinn.
Hughes has coached in the WNBA for 20 years, with stops in Charlotte, Cleveland, San Antonio and Seattle. He has coached the second-most games in league history (598) and is tied for third in victories with 286.
• Dearica Hamby led five Las Vegas players scoring in double figures with 22 points, Liz Cambage added 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks, and the Aces beat the visiting Indiana Fever, 101-78.
• Nneka Ogwumike had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the visiting Los Angeles Sparks rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Chicago Sky, 82-79 in overtime.
• Sylvia Fowles had 24 points, nine rebounds and three blocks, and the Minnesota Lynx rallied at home to beat the Connecticut Sun in overtime, 79-74.
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