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Sports Digest (July 30): Two Maryland youth soccer teams win national titles

Two Maryland youth soccer teams earned US Youth Soccer National Championship titles this past weekend in Frisco, Texas. The 18-and-under Baltimore Celtic Soccer Club 00 boys and 19-and-under Baltimore Celtic SC Christos claimed their crowns Sunday after defeating two Far West Regional teams. The 18U boys became back-to-back champions with a 3-0 win over Nevada's Downtown LVSC 00 Academy team. The 19U boys won 2-1 over California South's FC Golden State White. The 17-and-under Premier Navy girls placed third in their age group after a 1-0 loss against champion California South's Rebels 2001 Elite.

Maryland football

3-star RB Houston commits to Terps

Three-star running back Jordan Houston committed to the Maryland football team Monday, the second Flint Hill (Va.) standout to pledge to the Terps in a 24-hour span. Houston, a Maryland native, follows three-star safety Trey Rucker in announcing his intent to play in College Park. The rising senior, the Terps' only running back commit in the past two classes, also claimed offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Penn State, among others. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Houston is rated the No. 8 all-purpose back in the nation and No. 18 prospect in Virginia, according to the 247Sports.com Composite rankings for the Class of 2019. Houston last season was named Player of the Year in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association's Division I and first-team All-Met by The Washington Post.

— Jonas Shaffer

NBA

Anthony waived by Hawks , becomes free agent

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Carmelo Anthony, making official the move that was expected when the 10-time All-Star was traded from Oklahoma City this month. The 34-year-old Anthony, a Baltimore native who attended Towson Catholic, may now sign with another team as a free agent. Once he clears waivers, Anthony is expected to sign with the Houston Rockets , according to multiple reports. He averaged 16.2 points with the Thunder last season. The Hawks acquired Anthony, a protected 2022 first-round draft pick from Oklahoma City and Justin Anderson from the Philadelphia 76ers in the three-team trade July 19. In that deal, the Hawks traded forward-center Mike Muscala to Philadelphia and point guard Dennis Schroder to Oklahoma City. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was traded from Philadelphia to Oklahoma City.

Et cetera

Minor League Golf: Joey Sindelar of Horseheads, N.Y., shot a 7-under 65 to secure his 11th victory on the Minor League Golf Tour. Sindelar edged Dominick Vennari, 22, of Baltimore, who finished second among 12 starters after posting a bogey-free 66 with six birdies to collect $360.

Men's college basketball: Keith Claiborne Jr. (Winters Mill), a 5-foot-11 point guard, will transfer from Frederick Community College to Hood. At FCC, he played for former Hood assistant coach Tay Hill and averaged 10 points, three assists and two rebounds as a sophomore.

College football: Navy senior offensive tackle Andrew Wood named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list. The trophy is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

College softball: Towson announced the signings of transfers Lindsey Toneygay, Madison Balke and Ashley Cruise. Both catchers, Toneygay played at Radford and Balke played at Campbell. Cruise was a pitcher at East Carolina. All three will be eligible to compete in 2019. Toneygay and Cruise will have two years of remaining eligibility while Balke will have three years remaining.

Women's college golf: Navy promoted Kelly Gerlach Hovland to associate head coach. Gerlach Hovland has spent six seasons with the program and helped the Mids to a second-place finish in the 2018 Patriot League tournament.

Memorabilia auction: Frank Robinson 's 500th home run bat and a 1970 Brooks Robinson game-worn uniform are being offered as part of the Lelands.com Masters Auction, which closes Oct. 27. Other items include the bat Pete Rose used for his record-breaking 4,192th hit in 1985 and the specially padded 1947-48 Brooklyn Dodgers cap worn by Jackie Robinson to help protect his head from racially motivated beanballs. The Lelands.com auction also features the 1973 Secretariat Belmont Stakes presentation blanket from Penny Chenery, Robinson's final Brooklyn Dodgers game-worn jacket, the WBC championship belt awarded to Muhammad Ali for his 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" win over George Foreman, a 1945 Mel Ott New York Giants game-used jersey, a 1936 Joe DiMaggio rookie year game-used bat, a 1960 Ted Williams game-used home run bat, a bat used by Mickey Mantle during the 1955-57 seasons and Mantle's 1980s Texas driver's license. For more information about the Masters Auction, go to lelands.com.

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