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Digest: Seven Brigade players earn AFL All-Arena team honors

From Sun staff and news services

Seven Brigade players were named to the Arena Football League All-Arena team. Defensive lineman Khreem Smith was named to the first team, while center Kody Afusia, kicker Pat Clarke, defensive lineman Robert Hayes, defensive back Varmah Sonie, kick returner Brandon Thompkins and defensive back Josh Victorian received second-team honors. Washington Valor defensive back Tracy Belton and offensive lineman Anthony Parker also received first-team honors, while offensive lineman Dionte Savage was named to the second team.

World University Games

Terps rout Uganda, 121-34, in women's basketball opener

The Maryland women's basketball team, representing the United States at the World University Games, cruised to a 121-34 win over Uganda in its opener Monday in Hsinchu, Taiwan. All 11 players scored and eight finished in double figures, led by sophomore Blair Watson with 21 points and Michigan State alum Tori Jankoska with 16 points. "We really set the tone from the tip on both ends of the floor," coach Brenda Frese said. "We've been talking all summer about how this is bigger than us. We got better defensively as a team. I loved our unselfishness with our 34 assists on 45 field goals made and everyone scored." Senior Kristen Confroy started off with two quick 3-pointers to jump-start the USA's offense to a 17-2 advantage in the first three minutes. Sophomores Kaila Charles and Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) each added 14 points, and Confroy finished with 13 points. Jones had a team-high 10 rebounds. Senior Ieshia Small, junior Brianna Fraser and freshman Channise Lewis each added 10 points. The United States shot 57 percent from the field (45-for-79), held Uganda to 21 percent shooting and forced 38 turnovers. The Americans were scheduled to play Poland at 12:30 a.m. today, then the Czech Republic at 8 a.m. Wednesday to finish pool play. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be Friday and Saturday, and the medal-round games will be Monday.

Varsity boys soccer

Mount Saint Joseph's St. Martin commits to UM

Mount Saint Joseph soccer standout Brett St. Martin, an All-Metro first-team central defender and four-year starter, has committed to play at Maryland. Also a two-year captain, St. Martin helped lead the Gaels to a 14-3-2 mark with 10 shutouts last season. He had five goals and four assists. Earlier this month, he was one of 22 players from across the country named to the All-USA Today preseason team. Archbishop Curley standout Nick Richardson, another Maryland commit, also made the list. St. Martin maintains a 4.33 GPA and plans to major in business at Maryland. "We're super excited," said Mike St. Martin, his father and Mount Saint Joseph coach. "It's a top program for soccer, and he wants to go into business and they have a great business school, which was another huge factor."

—Glenn Graham

Et cetera

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit acquired a first-round pick in the 2018 college draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for midfielder Kristie Mewis. The Spirit will receive the higher pick of the two first-round selections that Chicago holds. The Red Stars hold Seattle Reign FC's pick as well as their own position in the first round. Mewis, 26, was traded to the Spirit from the Boston Breakers during the 2016 offseason. She appeared in 14 games, including 10 starts this season, with Washington, scoring two goals and recording one assist.

Radio: Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo will join hosts Ed Norris and Rob Long on 105.7 The Fan this morning at 7:30 to discuss the coming season.

College football: Maryland will wear yellow jerseys with black numbers and black pants for the Oct. 28 homecoming game against Indiana as part of its celebration of its 125th season. The uniforms are inspired by what the team wore in the 1940s, when the school's colors were black and gold.

Women's college soccer: Maryland (2-0-0) scored two goals in 77 seconds in the second half in a 3-0 win over visiting Navy (0-2-0) on Sunday night. Senior Chelsea Jackson, sophomore Jlon Flippens and junior Jarena Harmon each scored for the Terps.

College baseball: UMES hired alumnus, former Hawks assistant and longtime Parkside High coach Brian Hollamon to be its head coach after the firing of Charlie Goens.

College field hockey: Maryland seniors Carrie Hanks and Lein Holsboer and junior Linnea Gonzales were named to the preseason Big Ten Players to Watch list.

Running: Registration is open for the ninth annual Ripley Race 5K, which will be Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The event benefits the Ripley Race Cincinnatus Fund. For details, go to ripleyrace.com/course/.

Baseball: The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way. The speaker will be former Baltimore Sun columnist John Eisenberg, who will discuss his book, "The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Baseball's Most Historic Record." Call 410-992-1186 for more information.

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