Digest: D.C. United acquires Mattocks, Brillant, re-signs Clark

D.C. United took advantage of Major League Soccer's four-hour trade window Sunday, addressing two positions by acquiring Jamaican forward Darren Mattocks from the Portland Timbers and French central defender Frédéric Brillant from New York City FC. United did not relinquish a player in either deal: It sent an international roster slot to Portland and $75,000 of general allocation money and an international slot to NYCFC. These were the first of several expected moves in the coming weeks for an organization that retained 16 of 28 players after finishing tied for last with the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS' overall standings. "There's still a lot of work to do," general manager Dave Kasper said. "We've done quite a bit of international travel [for scouting purposes]. We've talked to every team in the league about trade possibilities. The re-entry drafts are coming up soon and free agency. So there are multiple conversations going on." United also re-signed goalkeeper Steve Clark to a one-year contract. Clark played in five games for United in 2017, recording one shutout in his return to MLS after signing with United during the summer transfer window from Danish side AC Horsens of the Danish Superliga.

—Steven Goff, The Washington Post


Major Arena Soccer League

Blast rout Tropics, 10-1, stay unbeaten at home


Tony Donatelli had two goals and three assists to lead the Blast to a 10-1 victory over the Florida Tropics in a Major Arena Soccer League game Sunday afternoon before an announced 3,429 at Towson University's SECU Arena. William Vanzela made 13 saves for the Blast (5-1), who improved to 5-0 at home this season. Daniel Peruzzi scored twice in the opening half, and Andrew Hoxie and Jereme Raley also added goals to give the Blast a 4-0 halftime lead. The Blast scored the first five goals of the second straight, with Donatelli converting twice and Jamie Thomas, Marco Nascimento and Nelson Santana each adding a goal. Raphael Schlemper scored for the Tropics with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter to end the run, but Adriano Dos Santos added a goal for the Blast, who also got two assists from Hoxie. Florida finished the game with a 25-24 edge in shots. The Blast took a 11/2-game lead in the Eastern Division over Florida (4-3), which got 13 saves from Piotr Sliwa. The teams will play again Friday at 7:35 p.m. in Lakeland, where the Tropics handed the Blast their only loss this season, 5-4 on Nov. 18.


Baltimore-raised Swann suspended after arrest

Wrestling star Rich Swann was suspended indefinitely by WWE after being arrested in Gainesville, Fla., late Saturday night. Swann, who was born in Baltimore and spent much of his childhood here, was with his wife, Vannarah Riggs who goes by her wrestling name of Su Yung, after Yung was part of a show in Gainesville. According to the police report, they got into an argument over her performance and Yung tried to leave the vehicle. Multiple witnesses reported that Swann used a headlock to drag her back into the car as she screamed for help. When officers arrived, the report said, she told them that she was afraid of him because he has a temper. Swann denied putting his hands on her and said she got back into the car on her own. He was arrested and charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment. Swann will appear in court today. No attorney is listed in county records, the Associated Press reported. Swann, 26, a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was scheduled to face Drew Gulak this week in a No. 1 contender match for Enzo Amore's cruiserweight title.

— Aaron Oster, For The Baltimore Sun

Et cetera

Horse racing: ZWP Stable and Non Stop Stable's multiple stakes-placed 3-year-old filly Lucky in Malibu turned back a charge at the top of the stretch to win Sunday's featured eighth race at Laurel Park, a $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares ages 3 and up. The winning time was 1 minute, 46.13 seconds for about 11/16 miles over a fast main track. Meet-leading rider Jevian Toledo picked up a pair of winners with Roethlisberger ($4.40) in the second race and Griff's Ghost ($6.40) in the fourth. Franklin Ceballos also had a riding double aboard Ballivor ($12.60) in the fifth and Lucky in Malibu ($14.40) in the seventh, and 5-pound apprentice Carlos Carrasco was first with Icelake ($10.80) in the sixth and Down in the Holler ($22.40) in the eighth. Ballivor and Icelake are trained by Carlos Mancilla. ... There will be carryovers in the 20-cent Rainbow 6 and $1 Super Hi-5 wagers for today's nine-race program at Laurel. First-race post time is 12:30 p.m.