Digest: CCBC Essex reaches second round of NJCAA DII World Series

Freshman outfielder Nelson Laviosa went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and the CCBC Essex baseball team beat No. 7 seed Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC, 7-6, in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series on Saturday in Enid, Okla. Sophomore right-hander Caleb Smith allowed five runs on seven hits in 61/3 innings to earn the win for the No. 10 seed Knights (30-24), who will face No. 2 seed Parkland (Illin.) in the second round today at 1p.m. CCBC Essex is in the NJCAA DII World Series for the first time since 1992. The 10-team, double elimination tournament ends June 2.

Major League Soccer


Rooney tours D.C. as United works on deal

Wayne Rooney spent about 40 hours in Washington before departing Friday, and over the next week to 10 days, he and D.C. United will attempt to close a multimillion dollar deal to bring the English superstar to Major League Soccer. He had a 90-minute phone conversation with D.C. coach Ben Olsen, who is in Los Angeles with the team. He discussed philosophical aims with general manager Dave Kasper and what other steps the organization plans to take in the coming year to contend for a championship. United officials told The Washington Post they did not want to discuss Rooney's visit, but according to several people with firsthand knowledge, both sides used the trip to get to know one another better. From the team's perspective, another person said, United needed to gauge the depth of Rooney's interest. D.C. is prepared to give him a guaranteed contract through the 2020 season, one that would make him among the league's highest-paid players. The earliest Rooney could play is July 14, the day of Audi Field's grand opening. It falls four days after MLS's transfer and trade window opens.

— Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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Coppin State's Lewis, Amoah qualify for NCAA track meet

Coppin State's Aaron Lewis (110-meter hurdles) and Joseph Amoah (200 dash) qualified Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa. Fla., for the NCAA outdoor track and field national championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 6-9. A sophomore from Scarborough, Trinidad & Tobago, Lewis took fourth in his heat in 13.83 seconds but ran the eighth fastest time of the quarterfinal to advance. Amoah, a fellow sophomore from Greater Accra, Ghana, finished in 20.58 to take fourth in his heat and ninth overall.

More men's college track: Navy captain Sean Richards qualified in javelin for the NCAA national championship at the NCAA East Preliminaries by finishing 11th with a throw of 63.27 meters.

Horse racing: A stakes program that includes 13 races worth $1 million in purses will be part of Laurel Park 's 40-day summer meet set to open Friday. Live racing will be conducted Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 22 before adding Thursdays starting July 26 and continuing through closing day Aug. 19. Racing shifts to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Aug. 24 to Labor Day, Sept. 3.

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