Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had 24 points and 15 rebounds, helping the Washington Mystics (13-7) earn an 82-72 win over the Atlanta Dream and move into a tie for first place in the WNBA Eastern Conference. Washington ended a two-game losing streak and jumped a half-game ahead of Atlanta (14-9). The Mystics and Indiana Fever lead the conference. The last time Washington had or shared first place this late in the season was July 30, 2002. Angel McCoughtry (St.Frances) finished with 23 points for Atlanta.
Lim-Sharpe takes Maryland State Amateur Public Links
Jeff Lim-Sharpe of Silver Spring shot a 5-under-par 70-67—137 to win the Maryland State Amateur Public Links at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall. Lim-Sharpe, 27, defeated morning-round leader Robert Balaban of Bethesda, who finished seven strokes off the pace with 69-75—144 in the 62-player field.
Maryland State Women's Amateur: Caroline Sweet, a former champion from Crofton Country Club, and Kaitlyn Rohrback, also from Crofton, each won two matches to reach the final at Sparrows Point Country Club.
U.S. Junior Amateur: Ben Warnquist of Rockville used five birdies to defeat Peter Mathison of Jupiter, Fla., 5 and 4, in the first round in Ada. Mich. Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville beat Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., 1-up.
U.S. Girls' Junior: Maia Schechter, the lone Maryland resident to make match play in Pinehurst, N.C., lost in the first round to Canadian Christina Foster, 6 and 5.
Palace Baltimore to make Calvert Hall late-season home
Crystal Palace Baltimore announced that Paul Angelo Russo Stadium at Calvert Hall will be its home field from Aug. 14 through the end of the USSF D-2 Pro League season. Palace will play at the facility Aug. 14, 18 and 21, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 and undetermined dates in October. Meanwhile, the team will play July 24, July 31 and Aug.3 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. To celebrate its return to Baltimore on Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. against the Carolina Railhawks, Palace will host a 3v3 tournament that day at Russo Stadium. To sign up, call 410-933-8326 or go to palacebaltimore.com.
U.S. Open Cup: Branko Boskovic scored 44seconds into the game and Thabiso Khumalo added a goal in the 47th minute as D.C. United beat the Harrisburg City Islanders, 2-0, in the quarterfinals in Boyds. United will host the Columbus Crew in the semifinals Sept. 1 at RFK Stadium.
Youth baseball: The Anne Arundel County-based South Maryland 13-14-year-old all-star team won the the District 4 Junior title, outscoring opponents 43-7. The district covers Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Northern Prince George's counties. Seven teams will compete for the Maryland State Junior League Championship starting Saturday at South River.
Skateboarding: Professional skateboarder Mike Vallely's "Glory Bound Skatepark Tour" will make a stop Tuesday at the Charm City Skatepark on O'Donnell Street. Tickets are $10.
Women's college basketball: Georgetown coach Terri Williams-Flournoy signed a contract extension through the 2014-15 season. She is 96-84 with the Hoyas, including 26-7 last season.
Men's college basketball: La Salle rising senior forward Steve Weingarten (Catonsville), a transfer from Connecticut College, was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for 2009-10. He has a 3.88 grade-point average as a history major.
College wrestling: Former Maryland All-American Hudson Taylor has joined the coaching staff at Columbia as a volunteer assistant. Taylor, a three-time All-American at 197 pounds from 2008 to 2010, will work primarily with the upper weights.