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Financial services company to sponsor Army-Navy game

The Naval Academy and U. S. Military Academy announced that the United Services Automobile Association, a financial services company, has signed a 10-year agreement to sponsor the Army-Navy football game. This year's game is Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. For the first time, the contest will be held on the second - rather than the first - Saturday in December, making it the only Football Bowl Subdivision game that day.

Johns Hopkins: : Football coach Jim Margraff announced a pair of changes to his staff. Bob Chesney, who has served as the program's defensive coordinator for the past two years, was promoted to associate head coach, and Dan Swanstrom, who joined the program last year as quarterbacks coach, has been promoted to offensive coordinator.


Taneytown's Lea finishes second at Global Games

Team USA cyclist Syd Lea of Taneytown finished second overall at the Global Games in Liberic, Czech Republic, earning silver medals in the 40-km and 50-km road races as well as a silver in the 10-km individual time trial and bronzes in the 5-km individual time trial and team trial. The cycling events are part of the Global Games world championships for elite athletes with intellectual disabilities. Lea's medals are the first won by a U.S. athlete at the Global Games.

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'Rachel' continues to work out for Aug. 2 Haskell Invitational

Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra had her third workout at Saratoga since winning the Mother Goose on June 27. The filly ran six furlongs in 1 minute, 13.88 seconds. She is being pointed to the Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2.

Varsity: : The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association tentatively reached an agreement with the U.S. Naval Academy to hold its 2010 lacrosse championships at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

Golf: : Professional Greg Kohr and amateur Gary Awalt, from host Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead, returned a 6-under-par round of 65 and won the pro-am championship of the Maryland State Golf Association. Among five teams tied at 66 were Nick Bowers and Jordan Steinfelder, Woodholme CC; Rick Serrano and Morgan Hill, Cattail Creek CC; and John Francisco and Bruce Smith, Wakefield Valley GC.

- From Sun staff reports

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