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Digest (Aug. 9): Wingerd wins Mid-Amateur golf title

Billy Wingerd, playing from Mountain Branch Golf Club, added to an already impressive resume when he shot a two-day total of 137 (68-69) at Chartwell Country Club on Tuesday and Wednesday to win the 31st Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association. In winning his fourth MSGA title, Wingerd, 34, who won the Baltimore Amateur championship over the weekend, led Bart Mease of Manor CC (68-71). Mike Stackus of Hobbit's Glen GC and Brandon Cigna of Manor CC finished four strokes behind in a tie for third. Last month, Wingerd won the MSGA Public Links title with a 64-66—130 at Clustered Spires GC in Frederick.

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B'MORE SUP will host a stand-up paddleboard race Sunday at 8 a.m. on Bear Creek. Nearly 50 stand-up paddleboarders will compete in 2.5-mile or 5-mile races. After the races, attendees will set out on Bear Creek for the SUP n' Scoop water cleanup with Blue Water Baltimore where they will paddle up the creek cleaning up trash from the water and local beaches. B'MORE SUP is located at 8500 Cove Road, Baltimore, MD 21222. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Contact Jessie Benson at 410-227-3326.

D.C. name change: The downtown home of the NBA's Wizards and NHL's Capitals is now called Capital One Arena. Owner Ted Leonsis announced the change from Verizon Center on Wednesday, along with an investment of $40 million in the arena. Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment is not disclosing the financial terms or length of the new naming-rights agreement. It goes into effect immediately, with new signage expected by the fall. The 20,500-seat arena located in Washington's Chinatown neighborhood was built by late Wizards owner Abe Pollin and opened in 1997. It was previously known as MCI Center before Verizon bought MCI in 2006. Capital One founder, chairman and CEO Richard Fairbank is a minority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. A Monumental official said Fairbank recused himself from the negotiations.

College football: The American Athletic Conference announced that Navy's game Nov. 2 at Temple, which will be broadcast on ESPN, will kick off at 8 p.m.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United acquired Hungarian midfielder Zoltán Stieber from FC Kaiserslautern in Germany on a permanent transfer. The 28-year-old has 21 caps for the Hungarian national team. United also acquired American midfielder Russell Canouse from German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on a permanent transfer and signed him to a multiyear deal.

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