Compiled from wire reports

Soccer

U.S. women get tie with New Zealand

• Hannah Wilkinson, twice denied on near goals, chipped in a 15-yard shot in the 87th minute to allow New Zealand to forge a 1-1 draw with the United States in a friendly Wednesday night at Crew Stadium. Syndey Leroux scored in the 42nd minute for the Americans. The U.S., utilizing a 4-3-3 attack, pressed for most of the first half. The Americans finally broke through when Kristie Mewis fed Leroux, whose low shot just beat New Zealand goalie Erin Nayler inside the near post. It stayed that way until Wilkinson swooped in from the right side, sidestepped a defender and beat goalie Hope Solo, who had three saves for the Americans, 12-0-3 this year and unbeaten in their last 38 games (32-0-6). The U.S. finished with five shots on goal, New Zealand with four.

• Mark Watson was named coach of the San Jose Earthquakes after serving as the interim coach since June. Watson received a multiyear contract to coach the team.

• The Chicago Fire say coach Frank Klopas and president of soccer operations Javier Leon have stepped down from their positions.

college football

Florida Atlantic loses two coaches

•?Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis both resigned Wednesday after university officials said they acknowledged using illegal drugs. FAU received information about the allegations of drug usage by the two coaches on Monday, said Athletic Director Patrick Chun. An investigation began immediately and Chun confronted the coaches on Wednesday, a day when law enforcement officials also visited the school’s athletic offices. Chun said that as of now, neither Pelini nor Rekstis is facing any charges. The investigation is continuing. Offensive coordinator Brian Wright will serve as interim head coach for the Owls, who are 2-6 and play host to Tulane on Saturday. It’s undecided if Wright will also continue serving in the coordinator role.

• Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams will be sidelined up to four months after surgery to repair a broken bone in his lower left leg and an injury to his foot. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian announced the timeline on Williams after practice on Wednesday. Williams was injured in the second quarter of Washington’s 41-17 win over California last Saturday. Williams underwent surgery on Tuesday and Sarkisian said the expectation is the recovery will be between two and four months. Williams had 29 catches for 321 yards and one touchdown before getting injured.

• Florida left tackle D.J. Humphries will miss Saturday’s game against Georgia and could be sidelined four weeks with a knee injury. Coach Will Muschamp said that Humphries sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in practice Monday. He sustained the same injury in his left knee during fall practice.

other SPORTS

Surgery sidelines Ducks star forward

• Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne could be out two weeks for oral surgery after losing several teeth to a high stick. Selanne is returning home from the Ducks’ road trip Wednesday. Philadelphia’s Luke Schenn inadvertently hit Selanne in the mouth with his stick during the Ducks’ 3-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday. Selanne, 43, lost at least four teeth and needed 40 stitches. He will undergo surgery this week.

• Notre Dame women’s basketball forward Natalie Achonwa is expected to miss more than a month with a knee injury. Coach Muffet McGraw told the South Bend Tribune that Achonwa suffered a small tear and she is hopeful Achonwa will be back in four to six weeks.

•?John Isner and defending champion David Ferrer advanced to the third round of the Paris Masters in Paris. Isner beat Polish qualifier Michal Przysiezny 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, and Ferrer overcame Lukas Rosol 6-0, 2-6, 6-3.

— From wire reports