Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday that a decision about Matt Williams' future with the team will be made soon. Amid speculation that the manager is likely to be fired after a frustrating year, Rizzo spoke with reporters before Sunday's season finale against the New York Mets at Citi Field. He said the club is "not going to let people twist in the wind," and the organization wants to begin preparing for 2016. Washington was a World Series favorite in spring training, but the Nationals struggled with injuries, poor play and internal turmoil. They were eliminated from playoff contention last weekend and finished the season 83-79, seven games behind the National League East champion New York Mets.
Horse racing: Golden Lad, a graded-stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'ora, has been retired and will begin his stud career at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City. "We couldn't be more excited to bring a horse of Golden Lad's caliber to Maryland," said David Wade, Northview's general manager. "He has the sire power, a wonderful family, an impressive race record, and his conformation is outstanding." Trained by Todd Pletcher, Golden Lad won eight of 15 starts, earned $645,320 and retires off back-to-back stakes wins in 2015.
Women's college volleyball: Towson (16-2, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) had three players finish with double-digit kills in a 3-1 win over host Elon (3-14, 0-4). … Host Loyola Maryland (6-3, 1-3 Patriot League had just one receiving error as it swept Holy Cross (3-13, 0-4).
Women's college soccer: Navy (7-4-3, 1-0-3 Patriot League) recorded its second straight shutout in a scoreless draw against Holy Cross (4-5-3, 1-1-2). …Junior Vasthy Delgado scored the tying goal in the 66th minute to help Towson (6-4-3, 0-2-1 CAA) tie, 1-1, with host Delaware (5-6-2, 0-2-2 CAA). …Host UMBC (3-8-2, 1-1-1 America East Conference) scored two second-half goals to force overtime but allowed Vermont (5-5-1, 2-1) to score with 1:17 left in the second extra period in a 3-2 win.
College field hockey: William & Mary (5-7, 1-1 CAA) converted two penalty strokes in a 2-0 win over host Towson (2-10, 0-2).
Men's college golf: Navy freshman Griffin Peters was named Patriot League Golfer of the Month.