Digest: Terps women's basketball team routs Sweden, finishes fifth at World University Games

From Sun staff and news services

The Maryland women's basketball team, representing the United States, routed Sweden, 86-65, to finish 5-1 and earn fifth place in the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Junior Brianna Fraser led the U.S. team with 18 points, while sophomore Blair Watson added 15. Sophomore Sarah Myers had 10 points and nine rebounds. "I'm really proud of the growth and the steps we've taken over this trip," coach Brenda Frese said. "We've played six games in a week, plus two friendlies, and we've learned so many things about ourselves and our team that will carry through to this season." The U.S. team shot 69percent from the field (11-for-16) in the first 10 minutes. Sophomore Kaila Charles added nine points, five rebounds and four assists for the U.S. team, which held Sweden to 6-for-22 shooting (27percent) from the field in the second half.

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Redskins NT Taylor out for season with quadriceps tear

The Washington Redskins defense suffered a blow Monday, when the team learned that nose tackle Phil Taylor will miss the season after tearing his left quadriceps in Sunday's third preseason game, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The injury will require surgery to repair. A first-round pick out of Baylor in 2011, the 6-foot-3, 343-pound Taylor hadn't played a game since 2014. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns. But he missed much of the 2014 season with a right knee injury that required surgery. After setbacks in 2015 and 2016, Taylor signed with Washington on a nonguaranteed deal this past winter. After entering spring practices as the third nose tackle behind Joey Mbu and A.J. Francis (Maryland), Taylor climbed the depth chart during training camp and the preseason and appeared poised to lock up the starting job. Ninth-year veteran Ziggy Hood, the most experienced of the remaining candidates to replace Taylor, has played at both nose tackle and defensive end.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

More NFL: The Buffalo Bills signed former Raven Keith Wenning to address their injury-depleted quarterback position. Buffalo turned to Wenning because starter Tyrod Taylor, a former Raven, and third-stringer T.J. Yates are being evaluated for concussions suffered Saturday in a 13-9 preseason loss to the Ravens. Wenning, 26, has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected by the Ravens in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. With the Ravens, Wenning was coached by Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

Men's college soccer: Mamadou Guirassy scored in the 26th minute to lead visiting NJIT (2-0) to a 1-0 win over Navy (0-2) in the Midshipmens' home opener.

Women's college lacrosse: Former Penn State All-America attacker Steph Lazo (St.Mary's) was named an assistant at Mount St.Mary's.

College field hockey: Salisbury was the unanimous choice to defend its Capital Athletic Conference title in a preseason coaches' poll. The Sea Gulls earned the maximum 36 points and six first-place votes, six points ahead of second-place Christopher Newport (30). St. Mary's (16) was picked to finish fifth. Frostburg State (11) was sixth.

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