Anthony Angello scored all three goals and second-ranked Cornell shut down Harvard, 3-0, on Friday night at Bright-Landry Hockey Center, ending the Crimson’s eight-game unbeaten streak. Matthew Galajda made 35 saves for the Big Red (18-2-1, 11-1-1 ECAC). Angello scored 7:19 into the game to give Cornell all the scoring it would need. Angello added two more goals in the third, including an empty-netter with a second left. Michael Lackey made 27 saves for Harvard (9-7-4, 8-4-3), which had gone 5-0-3 in its last eight . . . Chris Schutz scored at 6:30 of the third period, lifting host UMass Lowell (15-11-0, 10-7-0 Hockey East) to a 3-2 win over 16th-ranked Boston College (12-10-3, 12-5-0). Graham McPhee scored twice in the first 5:24 of the third period to help the Eagles wipe out a 2-0 deficit . . . Bobo Carpenter had a hat trick and Brady Tkachuk added two goals as visiting Boston University (12-11-2) stormed to an 8-0 blowout of Arizona State (7-14-5) . . . In women’s hockey, Ryan Little scored two of Boston College’s four third-period goals, helping carry the third-ranked Eagles (23-2-3, 16-1-3 Hockey East) to a 5-0 rout of No. 10 Providence (14-8-6, 10-4-4) at Conte Forum . . . Chris Lewis had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Harvard survived a late challenge to beat Yale, 54-52, in a men’s basketball game. Justin Bassey made a trio of free throws with 2:11 left to give the Crimson (8-10, 3-0 Ivy ) a 52-49 lead. After two scoreless minutes, the Bulldogs (8-11, 1-2) had the ball with a chance to tie. Miye Oni missed a 3-point attempt with five seconds left and Harvard’s Seth Towns secured the rebound . . . Taylor Rooks scored 22 points to leave a balanced attack and Harvard (10-6, 2-1 Ivy) steamrolled Yale, 97-73, in a women’s basketball game at Lavietes Pavilion. Jen Berkowitz had 19 points for the Bulldogs (8-8, 1-2) . . . Longtime Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine was fired, with athletic director Jim Sterk saying the university had lost confidence in his ability to foster a ‘‘healthy environment’’ for players. The Tigers were 482-182 in Earleywine’s 11 seasons, reaching eight NCAA Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series three times.
Plan targets player-ref feud
The NBA introduced a five-pronged plan to try and improve how players and referees get along during games. It comes during a season where one of the top story lines has been the ongoing deterioration of the relationship between the sides, with stars such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Chris Paul not shy about expressing their frustrations. Monty McCutchen, who oversees referee development and training, will be among those starting to meet with teams in the coming days to discuss rules interpretations and on-court conduct. The other prongs will be a re-emphasis of the NBA’s ‘‘Respect for the Game’’ rules; expansion of rules education for coaches, players, and team personnel; enhanced training for referees on conflict resolution; and an additional reliance on the NBA’s Officiating Advisory Council . . . Milwaukee police officers used a stun gun on Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown and arrested the 22-year-old after a confrontation at a parking lot. Police did not say what led to the officers’ use of force and it wasn’t immediately known whether Brown was cited for anything.
Rodon is cleared to throw
White Sox lefthander Carlos Rodon has been cleared to begin a throwing program after he had shoulder surgery in September. The 25-year-old Rodon missed the start of last season with shoulder and biceps problems. He went 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 starts before returning to the disabled list Sept. 8. It’s unclear when he might he might be ready for games, but he is expected to begin this season on the DL . . . Jose Reyes and the New York Mets finalized a $2 million, one-year contract, a deal that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in bonuses. Now 34, Reyes was a four-time All-Star shortstop with the Mets from 2003-11 before leaving to sign a $106 million, six-year contract with Miami. He was traded in November 2012 to Toronto and in July 2015 to Colorado, which released him in 2016 after Reyes served a 59-day domestic violence suspension. He returned to New York in 2017, came up to the major leagues in July and batted .267 with eight homers and 24 RBIs in 279 plate appearances.