Digest (Sept. 22): Wizards' Morris undergoes surgery for sports hernia

Wizards forward Markieff Morris is expected to be out six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia. The Wizards announced Friday that the surgery went as expected. Morris could miss at least the first six games of the regular season and possibly more. The team says Morris will begin rehab immediately after the surgery in St. Louis. The 28-year-old Morris averaged a career-high 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds last season for Washington, which lost to Boston in the second round of the playoffs. Morris and twin brother Marcus, who plays for the Celtics, face a trial for aggravated assault in Phoenix. They have pleaded not guilty.

College field hockey: Sophomore Madison Maguire broke a scoreless tie to lift the 10th-ranked Maryland field hockey team past No. 19 Iowa on Friday. Junior Linnea Gonzales scored shortly after for a 2-1 victory for the Terrapins (6-3, 2-0 Big Ten).

Women's pro soccer: The Washington Spirit will host the Boston Breakers tonight at the Maryland SoccerPlex for their third and final matchup of the National Women's Soccer League season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive "Kindness" bracelets donated by lifestyle brand La Cle in celebration of the Washington Spirit Night of Kindness. Washington is unbeaten in its past four home games against Boston, earning a win and three draws.

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