The Brigade (4-9) allowed a season high in points in a 70-21 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Soul (12-1) on Saturday, but still clinched an Arena Football League playoff berth because of the Cleveland Gladiators' 62-28 win over the host Washington Valor (2-11) on Saturday night. The league had told the Brigade earlier this week that they had qualified for the postseason, but the team needed a victory in one of its two remaining games or a loss by the Valor in one of their two games to secure the final berth. Dan Raudabaugh completed 10 of 14 passes for 137 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Soul, who have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Storm and the Gladiators have also clinched playoff spots. The Brigade will host their regular-season finale against the Valor on Friday at 7 p.m.
Ex-Florida State corner Lewis to transfer to UM
Former Florida State cornerback Marcus Lewis announced Saturday on Twitter that he will transfer to Maryland. "It feels good to be back home," Lewis wrote. "Thank you to everybody who supported me and those who still support me. I'm excited for the future." Lewis, a former four-star recruit from Washington, D.C., will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2017 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. Lewis made his announcement in College Park during a cookout for current high school prospects the Terps are trying to recruit. Lewis was rated the No. 8 athlete in the country and the No. 2 overall player in the Washington area coming out of high school, according to 247Sports.com. After starting five of Florida State's first eight games last season, Lewis didn't play in the team's last five games, all of them victories, while struggling to get healthy. He finished the season with 21 tackles and was the only Seminoles player to record both a fumble recovery and an interception.
U.S. women to face Canada in World Games final
Taylor Cummings (Maryland, McDonogh) and Ally Carey (John Carroll) each scored three goals to lead the United States women's lacrosse team to a 18-5 victory over Great Britain (1-2) in the semifinals of The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. The Americans (3-0) will face Canada (3-0) today in the final at 8 a.m. Eastern in a rematch of last Saturday's Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup championship game, which the U.S. won, 10-5. The gold-medal game will be streamed on a slight delay today at olympicchannel.com/en/tv/the-world-games-2017-wroclaw at 9:45 a.m. Eastern. Australia (1-2) will meet Great Britain in the bronze-medal game.
Hall of Fame: Former Maryland and Loyola Maryland head coach and current Chesapeake Bayhawks general manager Dave Cottle was named to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Cottle and the rest of the Class of 2017 will be inducted Dec. 8 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. He is joined by Avery Blake Sr. (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania), Tom Hayes (Drexel, Rutgers), Sid Jamieson (Bucknell), Jack Kaley (New York Institute of Technology), Dick Szlasa (Navy, Washington and Lee, Towson University), and Morris Touchstone (United States Military Academy, Yale).
Horse racing: Back on dirt after facing older grass horses in her last start, Daylight Farms and Rebecca Galbraith's Tickled Pink returned to the winner's circle for the first time since her February debut, winning by 11/2 lengths in 1 minute, 24.61 seconds over a muddy, sealed main track in Saturday's featured ninth race at Laurel Park. Meanwhile, journeyman Sheldon Russell moved into second in the jockey standings with a four-win afternoon to give him 22 at the summer meet, six behind Victor Carrasco and one ahead of Jevian Toledo and Horacio Karamanos. ... The Maryland Jockey Club and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association each made $1,000 donations to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. A total of $3,237.02 was raised.
Cross country, track and field: Towson announced the hiring of Henry Phelan as an assistant coach. Phelan previously served as assistant for the cross country and track teams at Harvard.