Top basketball recruit Rivers commits to play for Duke
Winter Park (Fla.) basketball star Austin Rivers has canceled his other recruiting visits and orally committed to defending national champion Duke. "It was a decision I came to [Wednesday night]," said Rivers, the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and one of the top players in the country. "I went with my heart." Rivers, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard rated by Rivals.com and ESPN as the No. 1 senior prospect in the country, informed Kansas and North Carolina — the two other schools on his final three list — on Thursday morning that he is heading to Duke. He averaged 23.9 points in leading the Wildcats (29-6) to last season's Class 6A state championship.
Women's college soccer: Sophomore midfielder Danielle Hubka worked her way free and sent a header inside the right post to give Maryland a 3-2 lead in the 74th minute and the No. 5/7 Terps (9-0-1, 1-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held on to earn a 3-2 win over No. 6/9 Virginia (7-2-1, 1-1-0) at a rain-soaked Ludwig Field. …Host UMBC (2-8-1, 1-1-0 America East) lost, 1-0, to defending conference champion Boston University (7-5-0, 2-0-0) despite eight saves by freshman goalie Lauren Kadet.
Baseball: After nearly $20 million in legal fees and 11 days of lawyers tussling in Los Angeles Superior Court in the divorce trial of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and former Dodgers president Jamie McCourt (Pikesville), the sides are scheduled to return to mediation Oct.9, court spokesman Allan Parachini said. They are also expected to meet individually with the mediator before then. Meanwhile, Judge Scott Gordon has 90 days to reach a decision.
Swimming: Giles Smith of Baltimore and the Eagle Swim Team qualified for the USA Swimming national youth team in the 100 butterfly.
—From Sun staff and news services