Wambach shatters Hamm’s goals mark
• Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm’s record for international career goals by a soccer player.
Wambach scored three times in the first 29 minutes against South Korea on Thursday night in Harrison, N.J, to break Hamm’s mark of 158 international goals.
Wambach got her 159th in the 29th minute on a line-drive header that ripped into the twine in the back of the net off a corner kick by Megan Rapinoe.
The 33-year-old forward blew a kiss into the crowd and then was mobbed by teammates.
In first-half injury time, Wambach added a fourth for the night.
Her first goal came on a shot in the box past South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi in the 10th minute. The second came nine minutes later in the friendly on a flicking header.
Lauren Cheney set up the first two goals on crossing passes.
Wambach’s fourth goal was an easy tap-in off Alex Morgan’s setup.
The U.S. team won the match 5-0.
• Superstar Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge, were summoned by a Spanish court for questioning as part of an investigation into tax fraud allegations. A court in Gava near Barcelona accepted a state prosecutor’s complaint alleging that Messi and his father defrauded the Spanish tax office of $5.3 million.
Hoffman shoots 61 to lead Travelers
• Charley Hoffman missed the course record by a stroke, but shot 61 to take the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., a year after he blew a 2-stroke advantage on the tournament’s final two holes. In his latest round, Hoffman hit a 126-yard approach shot within 3-feet of the pin to help him birdie 18 and separate himself by a stroke from Hunter Mahan, who posted an early 62. Bubba Watson was 2 strokes back. Hoffman said he thought he might have a chance to go even lower, and was flirting with 59 after making eagle on 10 and 12, and going to 8-under par with a birdie on 16. His 28 on the back nine was the lowest 9-hole score on Tour this year.
• Ernie Els shot a 9-under 63, making an eagle and seven birdies, to hold the clubhouse lead in the opening round of the BMW International Open in Munich. The South African, who won the British Open in 2002 and 2012 and the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997, almost had a second eagle on the last hole that would have equaled a course record.
Sharks sign Torres to three-year deal
• The San Jose Sharks signed forward Raffi Torres to a three-year contract that will keep him off the free-agent market next month. Torres was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5. Torres provided a spark after being acquired from Phoenix at the trade deadline and had expressed a strong desire to stay in San Jose. Torres had two goals and four assists in 11 regular-season games with the Sharks and also scored an overtime goal to beat Vancouver in the first round.
• The Buffalo Sabres signed backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth to a two-year contract extension. Enroth was scheduled to become a restricted free agent before signing. Enroth had a 2.6 goals-against average and a shutout in going 4-4-2 in 12 games last season.
Queen Elizabeth II captures Gold Cup
• A beaming Queen Elizabeth II received the Gold Cup trophy after becoming the first reigning British monarch in history with a winning horse in Royal Ascot’s biggest race in Ascot, England. The 87-year-old queen clapped and smiled broadly in the stands as Estimate, the 7-2 favorite, crossed the line to become the first filly to win the Gold Cup since Indian Queen in 1991. The queen, who has been on the throne for 61 years, has attended Ascot every year since 1945. Thursday’s win was her 22nd overall at Ascot, but the first in the signature Gold Cup.
• The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Anthony Hargrove, a little more than a month after signing the nine-year NFL veteran to a one-year deal. Hargrove sat out the 2012 season after he was suspended as part of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.
• Seven-foot center Jordan Dickerson transferred to Penn State from SMU. Dickerson will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2013-14 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.
• Qualifier Jamie Hampton became the first American since Jennifer Capriati in 2003 to reach the Eastbourne semifinals after rallying by Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 in Eastbourne, England.
— From wire reports