Digest: Gervonta Davis wins fight in Florida on first-round KO

Davis wants to be referred to as "The One." At least for one night, it was an appropriate nickname.

Gervonta Davis of Baltimore has been called "The Tank" because of his attacking style and strong build. Now Davis also wants to be referred to as "The One." At least for one night — Friday at the nationally televised Premier Boxing Champions in Hollywood, Fla. — it was an appropriate nickname. It took one punch, in less than one minute, for Davis (16-0), a lightweight, to gain his 15th knockout by flooring Mario Macias Rorozco (28-19). The "Money Team" fighter pressed the action from the start and connected on a short right hook to Rorozco's chin that ended his night. The fight was stopped after 41 seconds.

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Swimming

Phelps takes 100 freestyle, is 2nd in 100 fly in Texas

Michael Phelps edged Jack Conger to win the 100-meter freestyle Friday night, but was beaten by Singapore's Joseph Schooling in the 100 butterfly at the Longhorn Elite Invitational in Austin, Texas. Phelps, of Baltimore, finished second to Schooling in the 100 fly, in which the 18-time Olympic gold medalist holds the world record. Schooling, a 20-year-old University of Texas swimmer, won in 51.58 seconds. Phelps' time was 51.65. Phelps finished in 49.49 in the 100 freestyle to beat Conger, another Texas swimmer. The Longhorn meet is one of three around the country for elite swimmers this weekend ahead of the U.S. Olympic Trials at the end of the month.

Et cetera

In reversal, attendance up at men's lacrosse final four

Attendance at the NCAA men's lacrosse championships last weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia rose after eight consecutive years of declines. An announced 33,137 attended Saturday's semifinals between unseeded North Carolina and No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland in the first game and No. 5 seed Brown and No. 1 seed Maryland in the second. That was the largest crowd to watch the semifinals since 2011, when 45,039 came to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. A crowd of 26,749 watched the Tar Heels beat the Terps, 14-13, in overtime in Monday's final. That was the most since 2013, when 28,244 turned out for Duke's 16-10 victory over Syracuse in Philadelphia. The total three-day attendance was 82,901. That is the largest number to attend championship weekend since 2011, when 98,786 showed up in Baltimore.

Edward Lee

College football: Johns Hopkins senior safety Jack Toner was named to the Lindy's College Football Preview Magazine all-preseason first team. Rising senior quarterback Jonathan Germano made the second team.

College baseball: Former Mount St. Mary's outfielder Ryan Owens signed with the Saint John Alpines of the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League.

Belmont Stakes: Beating the light rain that began to fall Friday morning at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Todd Pletcher worked both his Belmont Stakes hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, at 7:45 a.m. on the training track. After Stradivari, the fourth-place finisher in the Preakness, breezed a half-mile in 50.55 seconds, he was upgraded to confirmed for the third leg of the Triple Crown next Saturday. Destin, the sixth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, breezed the distance in 49.56 seconds and already had been confirmed for the race.

Ravens: Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down will headline the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Sept. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are available at baltimoreravens.com/CTK.

WNBA: Elena Delle Donne had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists and the host Chicago Sky (4-4) built a 24-point halftime lead in a 98-72 victory over the Washington Mystics (2-6).

Chicago went on a 14-3 run in the first quarter for a 22-9 lead and led by double figures the rest of the game. The Sky held a 60-36 lead at halftime behind 10 points apiece from Delle Donne and Jessica Breland. Chicago made 24 of 38 field goals (63 percent) and hit all 10 of its free-throw attempts in the half.

Emma Meesseman led Washington with 13 points.

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