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The University at Buffalo men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 tie with Big Ten power Michigan State in the Bulls' season-opener Wednesday at UB.

Tim Songer scored in the first half on a feed from Steve Butcher (North Tonawanda), before the Spartans replied five minutes later on a goal by John Benoist.

UB goalkeeper Justin Deming made 12 saves. Tom Lemmon scored in overtime, his second goal of the match, to give visiting St. Bonaventure a season-opening 3-2 non-league victory over Canisius.

Andrey Babak had the other goal for the Bonnies while Canisius' tallies came from D.J. Cook and Brad Kenny.

In women's soccer, the UB women opened with a 3-0 win over Niagara as Paula Listrani scored a pair of goals for the Bulls and Samantha Swerdloff netted one. Jaime Adams recorded the shutout.

BASEBALL: St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, 8 p.m., Empire.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Syracuse at Toledo, 7 p.m., Ch. 49; Oregon at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN.

GOLF: Air Canada Championship, first round, 3 p.m., ESPN.

TENNIS: U.S. Open -- Early Rounds, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 7:30-11 p.m.; highlights, 12:37-1:07 a.m., Ch. 4.

WNBA: WNBA Championship, Game One, Houston Comets at New York Liberty, 8 p.m., Lifetime.
BASEBALL: Batavia Muckdogs at Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 6:50 p.m., 89.1; Rochester Red Wings at Buffalo Bisons, 7:05 p.m., 1520; Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m., 710; Anaheim Angels at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m., 1330.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Syracuse at Toledo, 7 p.m., 550.

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