KENNESAW, Ga. — Devan Miller and Rylee Leonard scored four goals apiece to propel the University of New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to Sunday afternoon’s 16-13 win against Kennesaw State University at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
The four goals marked career highs for both Miller and Leonard. Miller also tallied an assist for a personal-best five points. Catherine Sexton recorded three goals and an assist for four points.
Caroline Hernon of Hampton, N.H., was an across-the-board contributor with one goal, one assist, four ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers; she led the team in GBs, DCs and CTOs.
UNH goalkeeper Issy Torres made four of her five saves in the second half. KSU counterpart Alex Bunn stopped 13 shots, including 11 in the second half.
UNH improved to 4-2 overall. Kennesaw State is now 2-4.
NFL: Chiefs release Houston
The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Justin Houston on Sunday after they were unable to drum up enough trade interest, ending the tenure of one of the best pass rushers in club history.
The Chiefs had made it clear they would trade or release Houston this offseason, primarily because of his cost. He was due $15.25 million and carried a salary cap hit of $21.1 million, numbers that would have made it nearly impossible to make other much-needed upgrades to their defense.
The move means the Chiefs will free up $14 million and make the four-time Pro Bowl selection a free agent when the period begins Wednesday. The Chiefs will also take on $7.1 million in dead money.
The 30-year-old Houston was a third-round pick of the Chiefs out of Georgia who quickly became a fan-favorite, not to mention one of the team's most visible leaders. He wound up starting 96 of the 102 games he appeared in over eight seasons, and his best season came in 2014, when he shattered the franchise record with 22 sacks and was voted a first-team All-Pro.
U.S. cyclist found deceased
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.
USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "the entire cycling community is mourning this immense loss. We are offering continuous support to Kelly's teammates, coaches and staff. We also encourage all those who knew Kelly to support each other through the grieving."
Catlin's father, Mark Catlin, told VeloNews that his daughter killed herself.
Catlin was born and raised near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and rose to prominence on the track as a member of the U.S. national team. She also raced on the road for the Rally UHC Pro Cycling Team, and she was pursuing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.
Daughter of Babe Ruth dies
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.
Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.
In keeping with her wishes, her remains will be cremated with burial sometime this spring in Conway, N.H., where she used to live, Tom Stevens said.
"She lived such a full, interesting life," he said. "She was an ambassador for Babe Ruth."