Hilary Knight Ties Record for Women’s World Championship Goals in USA Win
Hilary Knight American ex-star tied Cammi Granato’s Women’s World Championship scoring record with 44 in the Americans’ 3-0 win over Finland Sunday night in Calgary, Alta. Making his record 11th US appearance in the event, Knight, 32, scored from the slot to cap the score with 6:58 remaining. She also moved within three of Granato’s point record of 78. Grace Zumwinkle and Kelly pannek also marked and Nicole hensley made 10 saves to help the five-time defending champion Americans move to 2-0 in Group A. On Tuesday, the United States will face Russia. , and Canada will face Switzerland… The International Ice Hockey Federation is expected to add a World Women’s Hockey Championship next summer, which will place it in the same calendar year as the Beijing Winter Olympics. Men play a world championship in an Olympic year, but women do not currently.
Biden honors WNBA champions
President Joe biden paid tribute to the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm, celebrating their success on the pitch and saluting the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit to Washington marked the first time an NBA or WNBA team has visited the White House since the Cleveland Cavaliers were feted by Barack obama in 2016. Presidents typically host college and major league athletic champions for a White House ceremony. But the two big basketball leagues have skipped such celebrations for that of Donald Trump administration as several prominent players and coaches voiced opposition to Trump’s rhetoric and policies. Biden marveled at the squad – which includes five Olympic gold medalists – and their exploits on the pitch. He also took a moment to note the efforts of team members to highlight the problem of police brutality in black communities, promote voter registration, speak out against violence against transgender people, and encourage Americans to to get vaccinated. “What makes this team stand out is that they don’t just win games, they change lives,” Biden said. “That’s what winners do. They shine the light and uplift people. They are a force for change. It’s the Seattle Storm, it’s the WNBA.
BC guard Zion Johnson on the AP preseason squad
Boston College Senior Guard Zion Johnson was named to the Associated Press’s first All-America preseason team. At 6-3, 316 pounds, Johnson was a third-team All-ACC selection last season. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. is also part of the first team. He is the grandson of the old Patriot Darryl stingley, who was paralyzed by a blow from Jack Tatum in a preseason game in Oakland in 1978. Darryl died in 2007. Notre Dame and Iowa State each had three players selected on the squad.
Worcester’s Altomare makes Solheim Cup squad
from Worcester Brittany Altomare was selected as captain’s choice for the Solheim Cup as captain of the United States Pat hurst completed his squad for the matches against Europe from September 4-6. by Rockland Megan Khang was an automatic qualifier. Beginners Yealimi Noh and Mina Harigae, who has yet to win on the LPGA, were also chosen by the captain. The nine qualified were nelly and Jessica korda, Danielle Kang, Lexi thompson, Ally Ewing, Austin Ernst, Lizette Salas, Khang, and Jennifer Kupcho.