U.S. women to face Canada for title
HOCKEY • Hillary Knight scored with just over six minutes to play and the United States advanced to the final of the women's hockey world championships with a 3-0 win over Finland in Ottawa. The U.S. will face Canada in Tuesday's championship game. Canada defeated Russia 8-1.
Monique Lamoureux and Brianna Decker, with an empty-net goal, also scored for the U.S.
Spain, Ireland will play in New York
soccer • World and European champion Spain will play an exhibition game against Ireland on June 11 at Yankee Stadium, which also will host a postseason friendly between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 25.
IOC considers new sports for 2016
olympics • The IOC is considering new medal events for the 2016 Rio Olympics 3-on-3 basketball, BMX freestyle and eight more swimming races.
IOC sports director Christophe Dubi tells The Associated Press that Olympic sports federations were "extremely creative" with their requests to add extra events and athletes after the successful London Games.
The governing body's executive board will decide Aug. 9 in Moscow which events to add after studying reports from Dubi's department. Currently, the Rio Games are to award 306 gold medals across 28 sports with a maximum of 10,700 athletes.
From wire reports