Sports Digest

Ex-Terp Alyssa Thomas goes No. 1 in S. Korean draft

Ex-Terp Alyssa Thomas goes No. 1 in S. Korean draft

July 30, 2014

Women's basketball

  • Terps' Cirovski pushing to change college schedule

    July 29, 2014

    Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski, chairman of the Division I men's coaches committee, has joined with NCAA leaders, Major League Soccer officials and the U.S. Soccer Federation to propose turning Division I men's soccer into a full-academic-year sport. The proposal, which is expected to be submitted this fall, suggests starting the season in September, stopping for a winter break in November and resuming in March. If approved by the NCAA, the new calendar would begin as early as the 2016-17 season. The women's game and lower men's divisions would retain their schedules.

  • Baltimore Celtic wins U-16 national soccer title after shootout

    July 28, 2014

    Baltimore Celtic 97-98 defeated OP Eagles Green (Ohio) to win the boys under-16 US Youth Soccer national championship in Germantown. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. Aquinas Akinlosoto scored for Celtic in the 39th minute. Sean Clarke (Loyola High) scored the decisive goal to give Celtic the 4-2 victory in the penalty-kick shootout. Celtic was the top seed entering the tournament.

  • Mystics to host game for breast cancer awareness

    July 27, 2014

    WNBA

  • Morgan State picked to finish last in MEAC in football

    July 26, 2014

    College football

  • Prime-time slot for Navy vs. Notre Dame football

    July 25, 2014

    Et cetera

  • Nationals place Zimmerman on 15-day disabled list

    July 24, 2014

  • Frese hires Robinson to fill UM's assistant-coach void

    July 23, 2014

    Terps women's basketball

  • Rice named summer-league MVP; Porter on first team

    July 22, 2014

    Rice named summer-league MVP; Porter on first team

  • Wizards knocked out of Summer League playoffs with 74-62 loss

    July 21, 2014

    After falling behind early and being outrebounded by 14, the Washington Wizards fell to to the Sacramento Kings, 74-62, in their Las Vegas Summer League semifinal Sunday at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr., who was named the summer league's most valuable player, scored 24 points, while guard Kim English (Randallstown) had one rebound, one assist and no points.

  • Red Klotz, former Bullet and General, dies at 93

    July 20, 2014

    Basketball

  • Nationals sign 1st-round pick but not 2nd-rounder

    July 19, 2014

    Baseball

  • 7-3 South Florida center transfers to Morgan State

    July 18, 2014

    The Morgan State men's basketball team signed 7-foot-3, 325-pound center Jordan Omogbehin, a South Florida transfer. Omogbehin will have two years of eligibility with Morgan State.

  • Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in FIL semifinal

    July 17, 2014

    FIL World Championships

  • Schwartzman, Rabil lead U.S. over Iroquois

    July 16, 2014

    FIL World Championships

  • Buchanan, U.S. cruise to lopsided win over England

    July 15, 2014

    The United States improved to 4-0 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships with a 20-1 win Monday over England, giving the Americans their largest margin of victory so far in the tournament. Midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) recorded two goals and an assist, but the defensemen chipped in as well: Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) had a goal and an assist, and Mitch Belisle (Severna Park) added a goal of his own.

  • Former Terp Alex Len to miss remainder of Suns' summer league with broken finger

    July 14, 2014

    Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (Maryland) fractured a finger on his right hand and will miss the remainder of the team's summer-league games. Len suffered the injury Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors when his pinky got stuck in an opponent's jersey. This is the second straight year Len has missed time during the summer league because of injury; he sat out last year while recovering from ankle surgeries. Len made only 42 appearances for the Suns as a rookie, averaging 8.6 minutes per game.

  • Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn

    July 13, 2014

    Memorabilia

  • Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win

    July 12, 2014

    Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win

  • Ex-Terp Blake joins Trail Blazers

    July 11, 2014

     

  • Donte Greene scores 17 points in Nets' Summer League loss

    July 10, 2014

    NBA

  • Washington Redskins blogger hired to defend team's name will resign

    July 9, 2014

    Two weeks after the Washington Redskins hired progressive political blogger Ben Tribbett to help defend the team's controversial name, Tribbett announced on Twitter late Monday that he will resign. "Obv. this issue with Redskins is one where I don't see eye to eye with some friends. I just don't agree with the attacks on the team name," Tribbett tweeted. Tribbett, 34, told The Washington Post on Monday night that his position on the name has not changed. "I supported the Redskins before I took this job. … I think that's how they found me. I still support them. I don't think [the name is] a slur." Tribbett wrote the progressive political blog Not Larry Sabato and broke the story of Redskins executive Bruce Allen's brother, former Virgina Sen. George Allen, controversially referring to one of his opponent's campaign volunteers as a "macaca" in 2006.

  • Wizards announce Summer League roster and schedule

    July 8, 2014

    The Washington Wizards announced their roster and schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League. They will play in three preliminary-round games this week before competing in a tournament concluding with the July 21 championship game. Washington will play its first game Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Their next two games are scheduled for Sunday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and next Tuesday, against the Miami Heat. All games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet. Guard Kim English (Randallstown) and center Ian Chiles (Morgan State) are on the team's 16-man roster.

  • Ex-Navy star Billy Hurley III denied first PGA win at Greenbrier Classic

    July 7, 2014

    Former Navy star Billy Hurley III, who had a two-shot lead after three rounds in the Greenbrier Classic, shot a 3-over-par 73 in the final round Sunday and fell to a seven-way tie for fourth at 9-under 271. Hurley took the lead in the second round and shot a 3-under 67 in the third round to extend his lead over Argentina's Angel Cabrera. But Hurley bogeyed four of the first six holes in the final round to fall out of contention for his first PGA Tour win. No third-round leader ever has held on to win the Greenbrier Classic. Cabrera shot a 6-under 64 Sunday to win in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., finishing at 16 under. George McNeill finished second at 14 under, while Webb Simpson was third at 10 under.

  • Blake Carter, former Navy football standout, dead at 27

    July 6, 2014

    College football

  • Walters' 8 points not enough for Bayhawks in 16-14 loss to Machine

    July 5, 2014

    Lacrosse

  • Francis Tiafoe loses in 3rd round of Wimbledon juniors

    July 4, 2014

    Tennis

  • Ex-Cap Grabovski gets 4-year deal with Isles

    July 3, 2014

    NHL

  • Capitals sign Orpik, Niskanen and Peters

    July 2, 2014

    Et cetera

  • Five Bayhawks named to U.S. roster for FIL World Championship

    July 1, 2014

    US Lacrosse announced Monday that five Chesapeake Bayhawks will be on the final, 23-man roster representing the United States at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship this month. Representing the Bayhawks on Team USA are attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph); midfielders Matt Abbott and Dan Burns (Maryland, Severna Park); and defensemen Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins, South River) and Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland). The Bayhawks' five players on the U.S. roster trail only the New York Lizards' six. Attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman); midfielders Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) and Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends); defensemen Mitch Belisle (Severna Park) and Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley); and goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins, Pikesville) also made the cut. Team USA begins play at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., on July 10 against Canada.

  • Locals to compete for United States in FILA World Championship

    June 30, 2014

  • Walters scores four goals for Bayhawks in 18-11 win

    June 29, 2014

    Et cetera

  • Capitals draft forward Jakub Vrana with pick No. 13

    June 28, 2014

    With the No. 13 pick in the 2014 NHL draft Friday night, the Washington Capitals selected forward Jakub Vrana from the Czech Republic, the first selection made by rookie general manager Brian MacLellan. An 18-year-old wing, Vrana comes to the Capitals organization from Linkoping in the Swedish Hockey League, where he played 24 games last season and scored two goals. The hard-shooting left-hander was ranked the fourth-best skater in Europe for this draft class, according to NHL Central Scouting. He's the sixth straight European drafted by Washington in the first round.

  • Pannell's late goal lifts Team USA to 10-9 win in MLL All-Star Game

    June 27, 2014

    Et cetera

  • Tatyana McFadden to defend crown in Chicago

    June 26, 2014

    Marathon

  • Hopkins alums Rabil, Schwartzman receive MLL weekly awards

    June 25, 2014

    Lacrosse

  • Bowie State names Donna Polk interim athletic director

    June 24, 2014

    Bowie State president Mickey L. Burnim announced the appointment of Donna Polk as interim athletic director after the departure of former athletic director Anton Goff. She will assume that role effective July 12. Polk has served as associate athletics director and senior woman administrator since 2011, assisting with the department's day-to-day business operations. She previously served as head women's basketball coach and associate athletics director from 2008 to 2011.

  • Winter Classic game vs. Chicago highlights Caps' schedule for 2014-15

    June 23, 2014

    The Washington Capitals have learned their 2014-15 regular-season schedule, announced Sunday afternoon by the NHL It begins Oct. 9 versus the Montreal Canadiens at Verizon Center and includes four home contests over the first five games. The 82-game slate also features the Winter Classic at 1 p.m. Jan. 1, against the Chicago Blackhawks. The location for the annual outdoor game appears to be Nationals Park, though sources have indicated that the NHL and the Nationals organization are currently finalizing negotiations to use the stadium. After hosting the Canadiens, runners-up to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference last season, the Capitals briefly hit the road Oct. 11 at Boston before hosting San Jose, New Jersey and Florida in mid-October. Their longest road trip is scheduled for February, a four-game swing at San Jose (Feb. 11), Los Angeles (Feb. 14), Anaheim (Feb. 15) and Pittsburgh (Feb. 17). Washington has 16 back-to-backs, compared with 14 last season, and has a five-game home stretch in March against Minnesota (March 5), Buffalo (March 7), Rangers (March 11), Dallas (March 13) and Boston (March 15).

  • Turner breaks thumb in Bayhawks' 9-6 loss

    June 22, 2014

    Major League Lacrosse

  • Swimmers Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among ESPY Award winners

    July 18, 2013

    ESPY Awards

  • Digest: Navy knocks off No. 20 George Mason in men's soccer, 2-1 in 2 OTs

    September 20, 2012

  • Phelps picked to U.S. national team for 4 events

    September 7, 2011

    USA Swimming

  • Phelps-led U.S. relay team 3rd in 400 free

    July 25, 2011

  • Phelps wins 100 fly, takes 2nd in 100 free at Santa Clara Grand Prix

    June 18, 2011

  • Phelps finishes sixth in 200 free at Charlotte UltraSwim

    May 14, 2011

  • Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships

    December 18, 2010

  • Phelps, Lochte headline start USA Swimming Grand Prix Series

    November 6, 2010

  • Swimming: Phelps tuning up in Paris for U.S. nationals in August

    June 26, 2010

  • Sports Digest: Nadal wins in Rome; Army beats Navy; Flynn wins NOOD

    May 3, 2010

  • Phelps leads Golden Goggle nominations with six

    October 17, 2009

    Michael Phelps has received a leading six nominations for the Golden Goggle awards, including Male Athlete of the Year. Phelps of Baltimore received three individual nods and three for relays. Olympian Ryan Lochte and Ariana Kukors received four nominations each. Phelps, Lochte and Aaron Peirsol were nominated for Male Athlete of the Year. The Coach of the Year ballot includes Bob Bowman of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Fans can vote online at GoldenGoggles.com through Nov. 18.

  • Phelps has sore ankle from accident, says he's 'fine'

    August 16, 2009

    Swimmer Michael Phelps is nursing a sore ankle from the car accident he was in Thursday on Calvert Street, but the Olympic gold medalist intends to resume training Monday. In a message on his official Facebook site, Phelps said he was "fine" and expressed concern for the woman involved in the car crash.

  • Sky overtakes Dream in overtime on Perkins' basket

    June 24, 2009

    Jia Perkins hit a jumper with 44.4 seconds left to lift the visiting Chicago Sky to a 99-98 overtime win over the Atlanta Dream. Perkins, who shot 9-for-18 from the field, finished with 22 points for the Sky, who avoided opening the season with four straight road losses. Rookie Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 26 points to lead the Dream and had eight assists.

  • Phelps easily wins 200 fly at Santa Clara Grand Prix

    June 13, 2009

    Michael Phelps clobbered the competition in the 200-meter butterfly at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix. Phelps touched first in 1 minute, 54.31 seconds, beating the field by 5.67 seconds. Phelps' time lowered the meet record of 1:55.93 set by Davis Tarwater last year. "I was really happy with the time," Phelps said. "I'm in some kind of shape." Phelps owns the world record of 1:52.03 set in Beijing, where he won a record eight Olympic gold medals.

  • Lil E. Tee, winner of '92 Derby, dead

    March 24, 2009

    Lil E. Tee, who upset heavily favored Arazi to win the 1992 Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 20. The horse was euthanized Wednesday at Old Frankfort Stud in Lexington, Ky. Farm owner Jim Plemmons said the horse fell ill last month after an operation to repair an obstructed bowel and struggled to recover. Under jockey Pat Day, Lil E. Tee, at 17-1, roared past the front-runners at Churchill Downs, including European star Arazi, to win the Derby by a length. It marked the only Derby victory of Day's Hall of Fame career. But Lil E. Tee's winning time of 2minutes, 3seconds over a fast track was considered slow, and most of the aftermath was spent wondering what went wrong with Arazi, who faded to eighth. Lil E. Tee's bid for a Triple Crown ended when he took fifth at the Preakness Stakes. He skipped the Belmont Stakes because of a lung infection. He retired with seven wins in 13 career starts.

  • Phelps follows 'heart' back into pool

    March 23, 2009

    Michael Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics last summer, and several other Americans are in the middle of a two-week training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for this summer's national and world championships. They're in the pool twice a day, at 7a.m. and 5p.m., and spent part of one day training with U.S. Navy SEALs. Phelps, a Baltimore resident, said all the scrutiny over a photo that surfaced in early February of him inhaling from a marijuana pipe hadn't taken away his motivation. Phelps was suspended for three months by USA Swimming and has lost two major sponsors. "It's all really about what's in your heart, and that's why I'm back in the pool," said Phelps, who plans to return to competition May 14-17 at the Charlotte (N.C.) UltraSwim.

  • Spitz says he feels sorry for Phelps

    March 17, 2009

    Mark Spitz says he feels badly for Michael Phelps. Spitz, whose record of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics was broken when Phelps won eight last year, talked briefly about Phelps last night while in Little Rock, Ark., for a speaking engagement. Phelps has been at the center of controversy after a photo surfaced showing the swimming star with a marijuana pipe. "As a fan, I feel sorry and I feel badly for him at this time," Spitz said. "Nobody would want to wish that upon him, I'm sure. He's obviously dealing with it in a way that he feels appropriate, and I'm not one to comment on whether it's right or wrong because I'm not with his management team."

  • Olympic-size gift to Calif. food bank

    March 12, 2009

    Kellogg Co. donated thousands of boxes of cereal with Michael Phelps' picture on them to the San Francisco Food Bank. Kellogg declined last month to renew its endorsement deal with the Olympic swimming star and Baltimore resident after a photo surfaced showing him smoking from a marijuana pipe. Kellogg officials responded to questions from the Associated Press with an e-mail saying the company routinely donates food that is nearing the end of its shelf life but still good.

  • Phelps is dropped from 2 speaking dates

    February 26, 2009

    Michael Phelps has been dropped as the keynote speaker at two events in Canada next week, with the promoter citing the Olympic champion swimmer's "widely publicized alleged use of marijuana." Power Within Inc. of Toronto, which organizes motivational speaking events, canceled Phelps' appearances at events in Calgary, Alberta, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Toronto's Globe and Mail reported. Power Within initially stood by the swimmer but has now booked actor Martin Sheen as its keynote speaker for the Calgary event. The Vancouver event will feature Mehmet Oz, a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

  • Vaughan, track coach at Mervo, dies at 41

    January 8, 2009

    Mervo track coach William Vaughan died Tuesday after complications from pneumonia. He was 41. Vaughan had been suffering from kidney failure in recent months and was awaiting a donor. Vaughan, a former Mervo runner, also worked with the cross country and girls badminton teams. In addition, he coached with the Ed Waters and Freddie Hendricks track clubs. A viewing and a memorial service are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Mervo's auditorium.

  • Twins owner Pohlad is dead at age 93

    January 6, 2009

    Carl Pohlad, a billionaire banker whose Minnesota Twins won two World Series titles during nearly his nearly quarter-century as owner, died yesterday. He was 93. When Pohlad paid Calvin Griffith $38 million for the Twins in 1984, he was widely credited for saving baseball in Minnesota. With the purchase, he inherited a promising group of young players, including Gary Gaetti, Kent Hrbek and future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett. Minnesota won World Series championships in 1987 and 1991.

  • Phelps tops Peirsol in 100 back, caps big meet

    May 19, 2008

    Michael Phelps of Rodgers Forge ended his drought against Aaron Peirsol and is ready to start turning his attention toward the U.S. Olympic trials.

  • Churchill Downs to observe Barbaro anniversary

    January 29, 2008

    Barbaro's owners will return to Churchill Downs today to honor the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner on the first anniversary of his death.

  • No federal probe of Nifong

    December 6, 2007

    The Department of Justice will not investigate former Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong for his handling of the case, a spokesman for the federal agency said yesterday.

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