Blake Carter, former Navy football standout, dead at 27

College football

Blake Carter, former Navy standout, dead at 27

Former Navy cornerback Blake Carter died unexpectedly last Sunday at his home in Norfolk, Va., where he was serving aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. He was 27. "Blake was one of the best corners we've ever had and also one of the best people," longtime Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green said. "It's a tough loss for the entire Navy football family, and our thoughts and prayers are with Blake's parents and relatives." Carter was a four-year varsity letterman from 2006 through 2009, capturing the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy four times and appearing in 48 games. "Me and my wife just want everyone to know how much Blake loved the Naval Academy, loved the football program and loved his teammates," Craig Carter said of his son. "Blake was a wonderful child and a good person. Please tell everyone about that smile, because that was his greatest gift." Services will be held Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

Bill Wagner, The Capital

College basketball

Terps continue to court 4-star forward Purifoy

Class of 2015 small forward Danjel Purifoy, a four-star prospect who has Maryland on top of his college list, attended the Kevin Durant Skills Academy last weekend in Washington but sat out most of the event with a knee injury. Purifoy, who arrived at the event June 28, turned heads the previous week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. "I showed scouts I'm really competitive," Purifoy said. "Whatever you tell me to do, I'll do. My biggest strength is my defense." Purifoy, the top player in Alabama for his year, also is being recruited by Auburn, Georgia, Michigan and Wichita State, but Maryland continues to stand out. "Every day, [assistant] coach [Cliff] Warren calls my coach ... and I talk to him," Purifoy said. Incoming freshman center Trayvon Reed and junior transfer Robert Carter played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for Purifoy's ATL Xpress, and Reed is the main reason for the rising senior's high interest in the Terps. "That's how I heard about them," Purifoy said of Reed. "He said it's a good school and I need to come up there soon." Purifoy visited Auburn on Wednesday but didn't have time to visit College Park during his brief stay in the area last weekend.

Josh Stirn, InsideMDSports

Et cetera

Berger, Rabil shine in front of 2014's top MLL crowd

Stephen Berger (Mount St. Joseph, Washington College) had two goals and Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) added a goal and an assist as the visiting Boston Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws, 17-13, on Friday night. An announced 29,718 — the largest crowd of the Major League Lacrosse season — watched the game at Sports Authority Field. Denver fell at home in the regular season for the first time in more than two years; its last home loss was to the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 18-16, on June 2, 2012. Jeremy Sieverts (McDonogh, Maryland) had three goals and an assist for the Outlaws, while Owen Blye (Maryland) scored two goals and Scott Ratliff (Loyola Maryland) added one.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United (8-5-4) began July with a 2-1 win over host Toronto FC (6-5-3) in a game in which all three goals were scored in a 16-minute span in the second half. Midfielder Nick DeLeon opened the scoring in the 54th minute for United with his second goal of the season, but English striker Luke Moore tied the game for Toronto six minutes later. The visitors went ahead to stay on midfielder Perry Kitchen's goal in the 69th minute, which kept United atop the Eastern Conference.

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) punished the Washington Mystics again, following up her game-high 27 points June 18 with 16 points in the Atlanta Dream's 86-73 home win Saturday. Center Emma Meeseman paced the Mystics (7-12) with 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting, but the Dream (12-5) forced 16 turnovers and had five players in double figures in the win.

Gymnastics: Maggie Musselman of Crownsville finished second in the Junior Division of the American Classic. Musselman, who practices at Hill Gymnastics, scored a 55.500.

Colleges: UMBC named Kala Andrews associate athletic director for compliance.

Pro motocross: The Geico Motorcycle Budds Creek National, the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will be held Saturday at Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County. Riders in the premier 450 Class will include German rookie Ken Roczen and teammate Ryan Dungey; emerging riders will compete in the 250 Class. Gates will open at 6 a.m. For more information, go to BuddsCreek.com.

Roller Derby: The Charm City Roller Girls will host Toronto Roller Derby on Saturday at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, with CCRG's Female Trouble taking on TORD's Bay Street Bruisers and the CCRG All Stars facing TORD's CN Power. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the first bout is at 6:30p.m. and the second at about 8:15. For more information, go to charmcityrollergirls.com.

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