2:02 AM EDT, July 4, 2013
Report: ACC, AAC reach six-year deal with Military Bowl
The American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference have agreed to a six-year deal with the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman beginning in 2014, ESPN reported, citing sources. The bowl will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The first five Military Bowls were played at RFK Stadium in Washington until the game was moved to Navy's home stadium this year. The bowl will remain at Navy under the new contract, ESPN's sources said. Navy joins the American Athletic Conference as a football-only member in 2015. From 2014 to 2019, the Military Bowl is expected to share the AAC's third through sixth picks and the ACC's seventh through 10th selections, the sources said.
Men's lacrosse: Saint Joseph's will join the Northeast Conference as an associate member in the sport. The Hawks will begin play next spring. The NEC added Hobart as an affiliate Monday, raising men's lacrosse membership to seven for the 2014 season.
Women's lacrosse: Goucher announced that 2008 McDaniel graduate Ceri Miller will take over as coach, replacing Katie Trainor, who had coached for the past eight seasons. The Gophers finished 7-9 last season, including an 0-4 record in the Landmark Conference. They haven't had a winning season since 2006, when they went 9-7 and 3-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Miller has been an assistant at Dickinson since 2010; before that, she was an assistant for the women's lacrosse and field hockey programs at Washington & Jefferson. ... Sweet Briar named Salisbury native Hayley Engster as coach. Engster, who graduated from Lynchburg in 2007, worked as an assistant at Goucher, then became an assistant director and coach with Diamonds Lacrosse (2009-2011), an all-girls club in Baltimore. During her tenure with Diamonds Lacrosse, Engster held head coaching positions at St. Paul's and Park.
Hall of Fame: Salisbury will add Amy Campion Cohen (women's basketball, tennis), Lisa Gentilella (softball), Katie Mullinix Johnson (softball) and Brendan Roddy (men's swimming) to its Athletics Hall of Fame.
Woodstock's Leavitt wins MAPGA Junior boys title
Woodstock native Jake Leavitt won the overall boys division of the Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Championship at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Va., earning a spot to play in the Junior PGA Championship July 30 to Aug. 2 at Trump National Golf Club in Washington. After a four-hour rain delay in the second round, Leavitt made a 5-foot birdie putt during a sudden-death playoff to beat Addison Coll. Ian Simon of Owings Mills and Toks Pedro of Bowie were two of four players who tied for second in the event, while Ryan Cole of Mount Airy and Connor Flach of Ellicott City tied for seventh. Rij Patel of Hunt Valley finished second in the boys 13-15 age division. Bryanna Nguyen of Columbia placed second in the overall girls division, and Shannon Brooks. Rachel Lee of Woodstock placed fourth.
NBA: Garrett Temple agreed to return to the Washington Wizards on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum salary of slightly more than $900,000, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The deal is fully guaranteed. Temple averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3assists in 51 games for the Wizards last season.
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
More Wizards: Former Connecticut forward Josh Boone (South Carroll) of Mount Airy was one of 13 players invited to the Summer League minicamp, which opens Monday. Boone, who played for the Iowa Energy of the D-League last season, was selected in the first round (23rd overall) by the Nets in 2006 and played for the team for four years.
National Women's Soccer League: Diana Matheson scored on a penalty kick in the 55th minute to tie the game and earn the Washington Spirit (1-7-4) a 1-1 draw with FC Kansas City (7-4-3) in Boyds. Washington had lost five straight since beating Seattle on May 16.
Swimming: Giles Smith of Baltimore, Austin Surhoff of Cockeysville and Jack Conger of Rockville were named to the 42-member USA Swimming roster for the World University Games on July 10-17 in Kazan, Russia.
—From Sun staff and news services
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