COLLEGES

Virginia -- Amanda Cromwell headed in a corner kick and Karla Simmons added an insurance goal as the top-ranked Cavaliers (15-0) overcame a 1-0 deficit and scored a 3-1 women's soccer victory over host Connecticut (8-5-1).

Mary Washington -- Won men's and women's divisions in Division II-III portion of Virginia state cross-country meet in Blacksburg. Mary Washington's Kim Cosgriff (18.21) was overall winner. William and Mary won men's and women's Division I titles.

FOOTBALL

Cincinnati Bengals -- G Brian Blados had neck surgery and may miss rest of season. Injury is not believed to be career-threatening. WR Lyn James was activated.

Phoenix Cardinals -- Released DT Dick Chapura and activated rookie LB David Bavaro off developmental squad.

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Activated CB Delton Hall from IR after knee injury and said he's expected to play today against Denver. Placed DT Lorenzo Freeman on IR with sprained left knee; he'll be replaced by Craig Veasey; waived LB Eddie Miles.

MOTOR SPORTS

Valvoline Runoffs -- Jeffrey Werth of Silver Spring was second in the GT-5 national championship race at Road Atlanta. Werth, driving a Nissan B-210, finished .979 seconds behind Jeffrey Clinton of St. Louis. The Runoffs are the national championships of the Sports Car Club of America.

NASCAR -- Ricky Craven upstaged Winston Cup stars Darrell Waltrip and Davey Allison to earn the pole for Sunday's Grand National Chevy Dealers of New England 250 at New Hamsphire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Yesterday's qualifying was rained out, so Craven's 122.085 mph lap on Friday gave him the top spot.

SOFTBALL

Tryouts -- Shamrocks girls fast-pitch softball program will hold tryouts today for 14-and-under and 12-and-under girls, 1-3 p.m., and for 16-and-under and 18-and-under girls, 3-5 p.m., at Caffi Field in Vienna.

YACHTING

Columbus Cup -- Russell Coutts and his Hewlett Packard team won the Cup with a 2-0 win over Valdemar Bandolowski in international match race sailing on the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore. In the petite finals, the United States defeated Japan, 2-0.