Digest: Osaka, Tiafoe among rising stars set to play at Citi Open in D.C.
From Sun staff and news services|
May 30, 2018 at 11:57 PM
Washington's Citi Open announced Wednesday that a quartet of tennis' most intriguing rising stars has committed to play this year's tournament, which runs July 28 to Aug. 5 at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Twenty-year-old Naomi Osaka, 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, 22-year-old Hyeon Chung and 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe of Riverdale in Prince George's County are all expected to be in action this summer. They follow last year's group that included eventual champion Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem as the Citi Open continues to try to attract the sport's best up-and-comers. Tiafoe, a product of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, returns to play his third Citi Open after winning his first ATP title in Delray Beach, Fla., in February. The group injects a shot of youth into a field that features Andy Murray , world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and world No. 10 Sloane Stephens , all Grand Slam champions. Other well-established names in the field include Kei Nishikori , John Isner and Kevin Anderson .
— Ava Wallace, The Washington Post
MTA adds postgame trains for Cup Final games in D.C.
The Maryland Transit Administration is adding extra trains and is encouraging Capitals fans to take the MARC Penn Line train to the Capital One Arena in Washington to make it to Game 3 and Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on time and stress-free. Game 3 is Saturday at 8 p.m. and Game 4 is Monday at 8 p.m. The southbound train will run on its regular schedule to Washington, and an extra northbound train on the MARC Penn Line will depart one hour after each game ends, as well as the normally scheduled train that will leave the station before the end of the third period. Even if the Caps and Vegas Golden Knights play multiple overtime periods, the additional northbound train will leave an hour postgame regardless. Ticket prices will remain at their normal fares, $5 to $8, and anyone with a weekly pass will still be able to use it for the late-night train.
National Premier Soccer League: FC Baltimore claimed a 3-1 victory over DC United U-23. After surrendering a goal in the game's first minute, FC Baltimore responded with goals from Jake Dengler (Loyola Maryland, John Carroll), Nate Hall (St. Paul's) and Tre Pulliam (UMBC, Archbishop Curley) to improve to 3-1 in its inaugural season. Dengler, whose tying goal came in the 38th minute, leads the team with three goals. Hall scored his first goal of the season in the 66th minute. FC Baltimore is 1-0 in the NPSL's Mid-Atlantic Conference and will host defending division champion Virginia Beach City FC at 7 p.m. June 9 at CCBC-Essex.
NFL: The Washington Redskins signed free-agent tight end Garrett Hudson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team waived wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El. Hudson had 65 receptions for 1,001 yards and nine touchdowns in 39 games at Richmond.
WNBA:Jewell Loyd scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Breanna Stewart added 25 points and the Seattle Storm beat the visiting Washington Mystics , 81-77, on Tuesday night. Kristi Toliver (Maryland) scored 17 of her 20 points in the first half and Tianna Hawkins (Maryland) added 17 for Washington (4-1). Washington was without star Elena Delle Donne. She played only 13 minutes on Sunday because of dehydration. ... Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) made a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left and the host Atlanta Dream closed on a 13-4 run for a 76-74 win over the Minnesota Lynx (2-3) on Tuesday night. McCoughtry scored 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter for Atlanta (2-2).
College football: Maryland senior offensive lineman Brendan Moore is among the candidates on the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding center. Moore, who has been named to the watch list for the third consecutive year, is one of just five centers from the Big Ten on this year's list. ... Navy's game against Notre Dame on Oct. 27 will kick off at 8 p.m. Army-Navy on Dec. 8 will begin at 3 p.m. Both games will be broadcast by CBS (chs. 13, 9).