Digest (Aug. 25): Australia ousts Terps at World University Games in women's basketball

Maryland, representing the United States, was eliminated by Australia, 76-69, in the quarterfinals of the World University Games on Friday at the Heping Basketball Gymnasium in Taiwan. Michigan State alum Tori Jankoska led the U.S. with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Sophomore Kaila Charles added 16 and junior Brianna Fraser scored 10, and both had seven rebounds. "I thought we started the game really strong," coach Brenda Frese said. "But Australia's size and aggressiveness on the glass made a big impact. We've said all along that this experience will only help us as we prepare for the regular season." Team USA will take on Canada today at 5:30 a.m. Live stats will be available at and live coverage, including a Periscope live stream, will be on the team's Facebook page and Twitter at @umdwbb. The Maryland women's basketball team was selected by the United States International University Sports Federation to represent the United States at the games. The World University Games will conclude Wednesday with the closing ceremony.



WPLL to hold showcase at US Lacrosse headquarters

The Women's Professional Lacrosse League has announced its inaugural weekend will take place at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks on Sept. 30. The opening weekend will act as a preview for the WPLL, which formally opens play summer 2018. The showcase game will feature players from all five teams officially drafted into the WPLL on Wednesday. In addition to the showcase game, the WPLL will pay tribute to players and coaches that paved the way for women's professional lacrosse. Events start at 9:30 a.m. For more information, go to

Navy men: Rob Camposa, who spent this past season as a volunteer assistant with Navy, was promoted to a full-time assistant, while 2016 Towson graduate Spencer Parks will join the program as a volunteer assistant coach for the staff of seventh-year Navy head coach Rick Sowell.


Tampa Bay's James namedAFL's Coach of the Year

The Arena Football League named Tampa Bay Storm head coach Ron James the Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year. This is James' second time being honored as the top coach in the AFL after being awarded the distinction in 2012 with the Utah Blaze. James is in his first season coaching the Storm. Under his direction, Tampa Bay improved from 2-14 in 2016 to 10-4 in 2017, Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard was named the Most Valuable Player.The Storm play the host Philadelphia Soul today at 7 p.m. in ArenaBowl XXX.

Women's pro soccer: The Spirit put its home unbeaten streak of four games on the line tonight at 7 o'clock when they host the Chicago Red Stars at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Towson volleyball: Senior Julymar Otero and junior Jocelyn Kuilan recorded 11 kills each to lead the Tigers to a 3-0 win over Jacksonville State in the opening match of the Catamount Classic.

Navy football: WBAL Radio (1090 AM) will air a 1-hour special on Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo today at 3 p.m. Navy fans that don't live in the area can listen online at

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