Adrian Avena leads pro bass event on Potomac River

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The scales tip in pro angler Adrian Avena's favor after one day of the Walmart FLW Tour event in Marbury, Mary

Pro angler Adrian Avena of Vineland, N.J., brought a five-bass limit to the scale Thursday weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces to take the lead after the first day of the Walmart FLW Tour event on the Potomac River in Marbury. Avena will start the second day with a 1-pound, 6-ounce lead in the nationally televised four-day tournament that features 142 bass anglers competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000. Pro Troy Morrow of Eastanollee, Ga., is second with a haul of 15-6, followed by Bryan Schmitt of Deale at 15-5. Among co-anglers, Jim Short of Ocean Pines is eighth at 11-10.

Ravens: Rush linebacker Terrell Suggs is one of 10 NFL stars who will be featured on a celebrity edition of the game show "Family Feud" on Sunday at 8 p.m. on Channels 2 and 7, with two teams of five from the AFC and five from the NFC competing to win up to $25,000 for charity, the NFL Players Association announced. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (Maryland) will be on the NFC team.

NHL: The Washington Capitals revealed their regular-season schedule Thursday, and it begins with a four-game homestand. Washington will play the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 10, three days after the league season formally begins, then host the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 13, the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 15 and the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 17. According to the team website, this marks Washington's longest season-opening homestand in 35 years, but not even its longest of the 2015-16 season: The Capitals will host five straight games bridging Thanksgiving and five more from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4.

Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host the Baltimore Putting Championship on Sunday through Wednesday. All proceeds will benefit the Classic Five Junior Golf Program, which teaches youth life skills and leadership through golf, encouraging young golfers to become involved with the game. There will be two divisions: adult (18 and older) and junior (17 and younger). Qualifying will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Ridge Golf, Mount Pleasant, Clifton Park, Forest Park and Carroll Park, with the finals Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Mount Pleasant. For more information, go to bmgcgolf.com.

WTA: Former world No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, currently ranked No. 23, will make her first visit to the Washington hardcourt tournament that runs Aug. 1-9 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington. She will be joined by No. 8 Ekaterina Makarova, who reached the Australian Open semifinals, 12th-ranked Eugenie Bouchard and fellow Grand Slam winners Samantha Stosur (No. 22) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (No. 27). Americans Madison Brengle (No. 36), Sloane Stephens (No. 43) and Christina McHale (No. 63) will return to the tournament.

Kelyn Soong, The Washington Post

Minor league baseball: The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League signed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, 35, the 2006 American League Cy Young Award runner-up. He went 8 2/3 innings Thursday night and earned the win in a 3-2 victory over the York Revolution.

Baseball: Jim Sargent will discuss his book "Yesterday's Tiger Heroes" at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on July 13 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

Gymnastics: Lonnie Garrett, Josephina Kievsky and Mila Segel of Columbia and Emilia's Acro Gymnastics and Cheer lead after one event in the senior acrobatic category at the USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Their score is 26.120.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United (10-5-4) got a goal from Conor Doyle in the 73rd minute Wednesday night for its first regular-season victory at Chicago (4-9-2) since 2009, ending a six-game stretch at Toyota Park without a win.

Women's college rowing: Mike Hughes announced his retirement after 18 years as Navy's coach and 24 years at the academy. A four-time Patriot League Coach of the Year, Hughes completed his career with three Patriot League championships and two NCAA championship bids, including both this spring.

Women's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's named Carolyn Riley as an assistant coach. She has five years of Division I experience, most recently as an assistant at Georgia Southern.

College baseball: Maryland (42-24) finished 14th in the final National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll of the season, moving up from No. 15.

College football: Former Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was named a consultant at Penn State.

College sailing: Conner Blouin resigned as coach at his alma mater, Washington College. He will be sailing for the U.S. national team at the Pan American Games next month in Canada.

 

 

 

 

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