Digest (July 11); Brigade's Carden, Sonie sweep honors

Brigade quarterback Shane Carden and defensive back Varmah Sonie were named Arena Football League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for their performances in Baltimore's 49-42 win over the defending champion Philadelphia Soul on Saturday night. Carden threw five touchdown passes and ran for one while Sonie's breakup of a pass in the end zone on fourth down with less than 10 seconds left sealed the win. Carden completed 20 of 32 passes for 271 yards and five touchdowns, including a scrambling 41-yard strike to Paul Browning, who fell over the wall to make the catch as time expired in the first half. It was Carden's ninth-straight game throwing for at least five touchdowns. Sonie had eight solo tackles, an interception in the end zone and two pass breakups, including the game-sealing deflection. The four-year veteran's pair of end zone highlights sparked a one-score win, slowing a Soul offense that had scored at least 59 points in three straight games.

Women's basketball


Mystics' Delle Donnenamed All-Star starter

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne was selected as a starter in the WNBA All-Star Game on July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Seattle. This is the fourth All-Star selection for Delle Donne, who finished second overall in the fan voting. She has been a starter in every All-Star Game for which she was selected. Washington acquired Delle Donne in a trade with the Chicago Sky in February. She leads the Mystics in points per game (19.6) and rebounds per game (6.6).


Maryland: Coach Brenda Frese and the Terps have added former Maryland player Malina Howard and former All-Big Ten guard Tori Jankoska to their United States roster for the World University Games next month. Howard is on staff in the Maryland athletic department as the Big Ten Fellow, working in the Career Skills and Life Development office. She is preparing for medical school. Jankoska played four seasons at Michigan State, earning All-Big Ten honors all four years and first-team honors in 2017. The Terps were selected by the U.S. International University Sports Federation to represent the United States in the World University Games, which will be Aug. 19-30 in Taipei, Taiwan. To prepare, the Terps are permitted to practice over the summer.


Ex-NFL star helps fundBaltimore track squad

On Tuesday, Baltimore writer Tariq Touré took to Twitter to solicit help for a youth track team in Baltimore that needed money to travel to the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Kansas. The team, Turbo Track Club, found an unexpected savior. Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson donated $2,200 to the GoFundMe page, and as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the team was just over $700 short of its $5,000 goal. Johnson's soft spot is understandable. His daughter, Cha'iel, 12, won the Junior Olympics' 800 meters each of the past two years. Turbo Track qualified for the Junior Olympics after taking the regionals "by storm" in Greensboro, N.C., according to the GoFundMe. The national championships in Lawrence, Kan., run from July 24 to July 30.

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College football: Maryland kicker Adam Greene (Broadneck) and Millersville wide receiver Kevin Wiggins were nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which honors student-athletes from all NCAA divisions and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for their volunteer work. Greene, from Arnold, serves as president of Maryland's chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which raises awareness about rare diseases through sports. Wiggins, a Baltimore native who attended high school in Pennsylvania, was Millersville's liaison for a Make-A-Wish reveal for a 9-year old boy and works with the Millersville Marauder Scholar program to emphasize community service. From the 146 nominees, 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. ... Maryland junior center Brendan Moore was named to the Rimington Trophy fall watch list for the second consecutive year. The award, presented annually to the most outstanding center in Division I, will be announced Jan. 13.

Men's college basketball: The Colonial Athletic Association and CBS Sports Network announced an agreement to televise the semifinals and final of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament for the next four years through 2021. For a full programming schedule, go to

Capitals: Washington signed right wing Wayne Simpson to a one-year, two-way contract ($650,000/$140,000). Simpson, 27, had 16 goals and 33 assists in 76 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League last season.


—From Sun staff and news services