Digest: Terps wrestler Hemida earns spot on U-23 world team

Maryland senior wrestler Youssif Hemida earned a spot on the Under-23 World Team after winning the 125-kilogram bracket at the U23 World Team Trials on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. Hemida picked up a pair of wins over Matt Stencel in the best-of-three championship round to clinch a spot on the squad, which will head to Romania for the world championships in November. The 2018 NCAA All-American posted a 7-0 record in the event, including an 11-0 technical fall victory in his second championship bout. Hemida outscored his opponents 79-19 over the course of the tournament. "I'm very proud of how Youssif is wrestling," head coach Kerry McCoy said. "He is setting goals for himself, making a plan, and executing. It's good to see him enjoy the fruits of his labor." Redshirt senior Alfred Bannister also impressed for the Terps, earning All-America honors at 70-kilograms after his sixth-place finish. Sophomore Kyle Cochran and redshirt junior David-Brian Whisler tallied three wins in the tournament, while Jahi Jones added a pair of victories. Josh Ugalde and Peter Tedesco each earned a win in the tournament.

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Mystics can't keep pace, fall to red-hot Sun, 88-64

Jasmine Thomas scored a season-high 25 points, hitting four 3-pointers, to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Washington Mystics , 88-64, on Sunday and remain the lone undefeated team in the WNBA. Connecticut (5-0) is off to its best start in franchise history. Alex Bentley added 15 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 11 points and nine rebounds and three blocks for the Sun. Ariel Atkins led the Mystics (5-3) with 14 points. Washington has lost three of its last four games and was missing star Elena Delle Donne for the fourth straight game because of an illness. Thomas scored four points during an 11-4 opening run and Connecticut never trailed. The Sun shot 47 percent from the field, hit 10 3-pointers and outrebounded Washington 45-31. The Mystics made just 3 of 21 (15 percent) from 3-point range.


Arena Football League: The Baltimore Brigade (5-2) fell, 61-53, Saturday night to the host Albany Empire (5-2). Baltimore and Albany are now tied atop the league standings. Empire quarterback Tommy Grady was named the game's Most Valuable Player for his eight-touchdown performance for Albany. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw six touchdowns to four different receivers and ran for a score in the loss. The teams meet again next Saturday in Albany.

Major League Lacrosse : Colin Heacock (Maryland, Boys' Latin) continued a hot start to his sophomore season at the professional level by scoring three goals and assisting another to lead Chesapeake to a 13-8 victory over the Ohio Machine in soggy conditions before an announced crowd of 3,154 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night. Joshn Byrne, the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Year, scored two goals as Chesapeake improved to 4-2. Miles Jones had two goals and an assist for the Bayhawks, who closed the first half on a 6-0 run to take control.

— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit fell to the visiting Chicago Red Stars , 2-0, on Saturday night in a game delayed over five hours because of lightning delays. Chicago improved to 3-3-6 (15 points) as Washington fell to 2-7-2 (8 points). Chicago struck first with a goal from Australian standout Sam Kerr in the 25th minute. The Red Stars earned a free kick outside the box taken by Yuki Nagasato which skipped right in front of Spirit goalie Kelsey Wys. Kerr finished the deflected ball to give the Red Stars a 1-0 lead. Early in the second half, Nagasato doubled the lead for the Red Stars. ... Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle has been added to the training camp roster for the U.S. women's national team as the squad preps for two friendly matches against China. The game will take place on Thursday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, (9 p.m., Fox Sports 1) and June 12 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (7 p.m.; ESPN2). Lavelle, who has worked her way back from hamstring injuries, has played in her past three NWSL matches, and after a 30-minute stint on Saturday against Chicago, was deemed fit enough to join U.S. camp.

College track and field: Navy's Jamie Cook was selected as Men's Coach of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. ... Maryland junior Greg Thompson (discus), sophomore Sam Shoultz (high jump), senior Claudia Ababio (discus), senior Emma O'Hara (throws), sophomore Dallyssa Huggins (high jump) and junior Jewel Smith (long jump) will compete at the NCAA outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday. UMBC senior Tony White and freshman Kelechi Nwanaga also reached the championships in javelin.