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In last day at nationals, Michael Phelps finishes fifth in 200 breaststroke

Michael Phelps competes in the 200-meter breaststroke final. He finished fifth.
Michael Phelps competes in the 200-meter breaststroke final. He finished fifth. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

Michael Phelps finished fifth in the 200-meter breaststroke at the Phillips 66 U.S. National Championships in San Antonio on Monday night. Phelps completed the race in 2 minutes, 11.30 seconds, a personal-best time but behind Craig Benson (2:09.68), Will Licon (2:10.02), Andrew Wilson (2:10.35) and Michael Jameison (2:10.91). The breaststroke is not considered Phelps' best race; he entered it partly because he had nothing else to compete in Monday, the final day of nationals.

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In preseason opener, Griffin will play 'at least a quarter'

Quarterback Robert Griffin III likely will play for about a quarter in the Washington Redskins' preseason opener Thursday in Cleveland against the Browns, coach Jay Gruden said. "I would think at least a quarter right now, just off the top of my head. But we'll see," Gruden said. "It could be longer. It just depends on how many plays you get. He could have a pitch count, and we'll go from there." Griffin played one 10-play series in the 2014 preseason opener — his first game under Gruden. For the preseason, Griffin completed 13 of 20 passes for 141 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked four times. Gruden wants and needs to see improvement out of Griffin as he enters this make-or-break season, meaning the quarterback likely will see a more extensive workload than some of his counterparts.

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Spalding girls hoops star commits to play for W&M

Rising senior Victoria Reynolds, the top scorer for the Archbishop Spalding girls basketball team the past two years, has orally committed to William and Mary. Reynolds, who has been on the Cavaliers' varsity since her freshman year, averaged 16.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists as a junior last season. She scored in double figures in every game and finished with six double doubles.

Bob Hough, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Varsity boys basketball: After leading the South River boys basketball team to 15 wins and one of the best seasons in school history, South River coach Mike Wasilenko has resigned after five seasons to pursue an opportunity in Florida. Candidates interested in the vacancy can contact athletic director Dave Klingel at dklingel@aacps.org.

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Paralympics: Zachary Shattuck (South Carroll) teamed with Curtis Lovejoy, Reilly Boyt and Sophia Herzog to win the silver medal in the mixed 4x50-meter relay 20 points at the Parapan American Games in Toronto. Brazil finished first, and Canada won bronze.

NFL: Linebacker Moise Fokou (Maryland) signed with the Cleveland Browns. He appeared in three games with Cleveland last season and two with the New Orleans Saints. … Cornerback Joe Rankin (Morgan State) also signed with the Browns. Rankin worked out at the Ravens' local-prospect day last year.

Field hockey: U.S. star Kelsey Kolojejchick has signed a multiyear contract with STX, the Baltimore-based sports gear manufacturer. Kolojejchick will be involved in the development, feedback and testing of STX's field hockey equipment through the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

College basketball: Army and Navy will play a men's and women's basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 23. The schools will meet for the season's second doubleheader in Annapolis on Feb. 20.

College football: Morgan State running back Herb Walker Jr. and offensive lineman Dominique Woods were named BOXTOROW preseason All-Americans.

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Men's college soccer: Four former Navy players were named to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team. Joseph Greenspan (Class of 2015), Jono Halverson (1993), Michael Paisant (2001) and Brian Steckroth (2002) were among the 25 players honored.

Women's college track and field: Coppin State's Deandra Daniel, competing for Trinidad and Tobago, finished third in the high jump at the North American, Central American and Caribbean championships this past weekend in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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