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Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) finishes 8th in 1,500-meter final at world championships

Matthew Centrowitz looks at the results from the men’s 1,500-meter final. The Broadneck graduate finished eighth.
Matthew Centrowitz looks at the results from the men’s 1,500-meter final. The Broadneck graduate finished eighth. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) kept up with the leaders for nearly all of the 1,500-meter final in Beijing's IAAF World Championships on Sunday, but he could not match his competitors' closing speed over the final 150 meters. Centrowitz, a two-time medalist in the event, faded to finish eighth with a time of 3 minutes, 36.13 seconds, his lowest finish at a world championships or Olympics. Asbel Kiprop of Kenya won his third straight world championship in 3:34.40. "That was my best effort," Centrowitz said. "I gave it everything I had, no excuses. That field was quality, one of the best I've faced at a global championships."

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No. 13 Terps men's soccer surges in 2nd half of 4-0 win

Sparked by three goals in a five-minute span early in the second half, the No. 13 Maryland men's soccer team defeated St. John's, 4-0, in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind. Freshmen Amar Sejdic scored twice for the Terps (1-0-1), and freshman Sebastian Elney and sophomore Jake Areman each had a goal. Maryland finished with 31 shots, 23 more than the Red Storm (0-2), and hosts No. 1 UCLA (1-0) on Friday night.

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More men's college soccer: Helped by a second-half goal by senior Derek Vogel, Navy tied host No. 23 Penn State, 1-1. Both teams are 1-0-1 this season.

Women's college soccer: No. 25 Connecticut defeated host Navy, 4-2, and ended the Midshipmen's nine-game home winning streak. Tied with Navy (2-2) at halftime, the Huskies (3-0) scored three goals in the second half. …UMBC scored late in the first half and early in the second half as it rallied to defat host American, 2-1, and earn its first win of the season. The Retrievers improved to 1-2-1, while American dropped to 1-3. …Loyola Maryland (0-4) gave up a late first-half goal and could not recover in a 2-0 loss to host Cornell (1-0-1). …Towson defeated visiting Villanova, 1-0, thanks to a first-half goal by junior Natalia Pinkney and key saves in goal by junior Taylor Sebolao. Towson improved to 1-2-1 with its first win of the season, while the Wildcats (0-3) remained winless.

Women's college volleyball: Freshman Jocelyn Kuilan had a season-high 18 kills to lead host Towson (4-1) to a 3-0 win over Delaware State (0-4) in the Towson Invitational. The Tigers also swept Coppin State, which dropped to 0-3. … Host Maryland won the Maryland Invite and moved to 4-0 this season as the Terps swept Hofstra (3-1) and defeated Kent State (2-2) in four sets on Saturday. Morgan State (0-4) concluded its Maryland Invite play with two three-set losses to Duquesne (1-3) and Hofstra on Saturday. … UMBC (2-1) defeated Loyola Maryland, 3-1, before losing to host Robert Morris, 3-2, in the Robert Morris Invitational on Saturday. After falling, 3-1, to Robert Morris (2-1) on Saturday, the Greyhounds (0-3) lost in straight sets to Canisius (1-3) on Sunday.

College field hockey: Maryland routed Saint Joseph's, 6-2, in its home opener. Newcomers Faye Curran and Linnea Gonzales (Patterson Mill) led the Terps (2-0) with two goals apiece. The Hawks are 1-1. … Towson goalkeepers Emilee Woodall and Megan Boyle combined for 14 saves in a 9-0 loss to Temple (1-1) in College Park. The Tigers are 0-2.

Men's college rugby: Towson beat Millersville, 24-14, in the season opener for both teams.

Major League Soccer: Bradley Wright-Phillips had two goals and an assist to lead the host New York Red Bulls to a 3-0 victory over D.C. United. The Red Bulls (12-7-6) moved two points behind Eastern Conference-leading United (13-10-5).

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