BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine bus driver has been accused of being under the influence of drugs while driving a high school field hockey team home from a championship match.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is unhappy with Kent State's investigation of a decision to cut short a tied women's field hockey game to make way for fireworks for a football...
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KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio university has apologized for ending a women's field hockey match early to put on a football pregame fireworks show.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Launching a new global competition into a packed sports calendar, field hockey's governing body hired the former top salesman at FIFA to oversee it.
On Saturday, Thierry Weil will be in Valencia as the International Hockey Federation CEO to see Spain host top-ranked world champion Belgium in the first men's game of the FIH Pro League.
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a special prosecutor's report about how Michigan State University handled sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar (all times local):
A special prosecutor says he "found no credible evidence" that George Perles (PUR'-lis) covered up a rape allegation against Larry Nassar when he was Michigan State University athletic director in 1992.
BHUBANESWAR, India (AP) — Goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch proved the difference as Belgium beat the Netherlands 3-2 in a shootout to win the men's field hockey World Cup final on Sunday.
Vanasch helped to clinch Belgium's first title when he forced Jeroen Hertzberger wide and the attacker's shot went over in sudden death.
The penalty shootout at Kalinga Stadium came after neither team had managed to break through in normal time.
BHUBANESWAR, India (AP) — The Netherlands knocked out defending two-time champion Australia in an epic semifinal to meet first-time finalist Belgium in the field hockey World Cup on Saturday.
Australia's bid to become the first team to win three successive World Cups was undone in sudden death. The Kookaburras came back from 2-0 down with an equalizer 26 seconds from the end of normal time. In the shootout, both teams missed twice and finished 3-3, sending their semi to sudden death.
BHUBANESWAR, India (AP) — Belgium came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 and reach the field hockey World Cup semifinals for the first time on Thursday.
Also, the Netherlands beat tournament host India 2-1 to face defending two-time champion Australia.
Belgium will play England in the other semifinal on Saturday.
Dieter Linnekogel scored at the end of the first quarter for Germany but Alexander Hendrickx leveled for Belgium in the second from a penalty corner.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kathryn Carson is the new board chair at USA Gymnastics.
The organization announced Carson's election on Thursday. Carson replaces Karen Golz, who stepped down after taking over as chair of a newly appointed board in June.
Carson joined the USA Gymnastics board of directors in June. She has a background in sports, previously serving as the chief legal counsel for the United States Golf Association and working as a board member for USA Field Hockey.
CHANGZHOU, China (AP) — The first winner of the Women's Champions Trophy is also the last. The Netherlands swamped Australia 5-1 in the field hockey final on Sunday.
Inaugural winner in 1987, the Dutch equaled Argentina by winning a seventh title. They have medaled in 21 of the 23 tournaments.
But the Champions Trophy is being replaced from next year by the global Pro League.
CHANGZHOU, China (AP) — Australia backed into the Women's Champions Trophy final against the Netherlands after surprisingly losing to Japan 3-1 on Saturday.
The Hockeyroos' nerves were then jangling when China had a chance to make the field hockey final but lost to the Dutch 2-1.
CHANGZHOU, China (AP) — The world champion Netherlands clinched a berth in the Women's Champions Trophy final after brushing aside Britain 4-0 on Thursday.
The Dutch pressure was relentless as they scored in each quarter and achieved a third straight clean sheet.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Megan DuVernois and Erin Matson scored first-half goals, Amanda Hendry made five saves and No. 1 North Carolina beat No. 2 Maryland 2-0 on Sunday to win its seventh NCAA field hockey championship.
Meredith Sholder set up DuVernois for her ninth goal in the 21st minute. Matson added her 20th five minutes before halftime for the Tar Heels (23-0), who were outshot 9-8 but earned their first national title since 2009. Morgan Goetz added a defensive save for UNC.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The son of a former Michigan State University athletic director said it's a "fabrication" that his father would have covered up a rape allegation made against Larry Nassar in 1992.
Pat Perles told ESPN that allegations in a lawsuit filed Monday against MSU seem to be aimed at getting a "quick payday."
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Yuika Sugasawa's last-minute header earned Japan the Asian Games gold medal in pouring rain in Palembang with a 1-0 win over China in the women's soccer final.
A half hour later on a humid Friday night 400 kilometers (250 miles) away in the Indonesian capital, Japan beat India 2-1 for gold in the women's field hockey.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The combined Koreas women's basketball team reached the Asian Games final, giving one of the sentimental favorites a chance at a historic gold medal.
A favorite in another sport won't get the chance at gold, though, after defending field hockey champion India was upset later Thursday in a shootout against Malaysia.
LONDON (AP) — Ireland's first Women's World Cup field hockey final ended in defeat as the Netherlands retained the title with an emphatic 6-0 victory on Sunday.
Ireland, the second-lowest ranked country in the tournament, was unable to produce a fairy-tale ending at Lee Valley Hockey Center.
LONDON (AP) — The Netherlands reached yet another Women's World Cup field hockey final after beating Australia in a shootout on Saturday.
The Dutch conceded a penalty corner goal with seven minutes left but prevailed in a shootout 3-1 to foil the Australians' bid for a first world title in 20 years.
LONDON (AP) — Defending champions the Netherlands beat host England 2-0 Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the women's field hockey World Cup.
Danny Kerry's England side was outclassed by the tournament favorites in London, with Lidewij Welten and Laurien Leurink scoring the goals in a one-sided quarterfinal.
The Netherlands face Australia in the last four on Saturday, while Ireland, which beat India in Thursday's other quarterfinal, plays Spain.
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Netherlands scored three goals in the opening nine minutes in a 7-0 rout of South Korea in its opening Pool A game at the women's field hockey World Cup.
Frederique Matla struck in the opening minute of Sunday's game before Lidewij Welten and Kitty van Male scored to give the Dutch a commanding 3-0 lead.
Liberty University is moving 17 of its athletic programs from the Big South to the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The school made the announcement Thursday. It says the only three sports not joining the new conference are football, field hockey and women's swimming and diving.
Football will compete as a Bowl Subdivision independent for the first time this season. Field hockey competes in the Big East and women's swimming and diving in the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan field hockey great Mansoor Ahmed died on Saturday after suffering from a heart ailment for three years. He was 49.
"(Mansoor) passed away this afternoon due to several heart complications," Dr. Naveed Qamar said at a news conference at a hospital in the southern port city of Karachi.
LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — Soccer star Abby Wambach (WAHM'-bahk) has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA (FEE'-fuh) Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel; field hockey star Tracey Fuchs; three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl; and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson.
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The star player on the national champion University of Connecticut field hockey team who was charged with stealing $34 in makeup has been accepted into a probation program that could clear her record.
Charlotte Veitner apologized for the theft Tuesday as a state judge in Rockville approved her request for accelerated rehabilitation. A misdemeanor larceny charge will be erased if she successfully completes a nine-month probation period.
ROCKVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A star player on the national champion University of Connecticut field hockey team charged with stealing $34 in makeup is waiting to hear whether she will be allowed into a probation program that could clear her record.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a University of Connecticut field hockey star who led the country with 34 goals last season has been charged with stealing $34 worth of makeup.
The Hartford Courant reports 22-year-old Charlotte Veitner was arrested Sunday at the campus bookstore after staff told police she tried to conceal cosmetic items inside a bag.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will take steps to resolve a federal inquiry that found some concerns about whether male athletes received more opportunities than females, the school said Wednesday.
The moves are expected to resolve a lengthy investigation by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education without sanctions or findings of federal violations.