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Capra defeats Cohen, faces Keys for U.S. Open berth today

U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs

Capra defeats Cohen, faces Keys in final today

No. 5 seed Beatrice Capra of Ellicott City upset top-seeded Julia Cohen of Philadelphia, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Wild Card Playoffs on Saturday at the Junior Champions Tennis Training Center at College Park. Capra will face No.7 seed Madison Keys of Boca Raton, Fla., in today's final at 11 a.m. The winner earns a wild-card berth in the main draw at the U.S. Open, which will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 11 in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. "It was really hot out there," Capra said. "That was one of the toughest matches I've played in a long time. I knew that Julia was such a competitor out there, and I never expected her to make a mistake. I knew I had to win the match today. She wasn't going to give me anything." Keys defeated Capra in their only meeting at last year's USTA National Hardcourt 18s, 6-2, 6-4, in the Round of 16. Capra won this event last year and went on to win two rounds at the U.S. Open before falling to Maria Sharapova.

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Sports Legends Museum to show Indy 500 exhibit

Starting Monday, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will display an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. The exhibit was provided by Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will be located just off the main lobby. Among the items that will be included in the exhibit are a 1960-61 Kelso Dynamics Special racecar; a race-used helmet worn by Michael Andretti, the 1991 IndyCar World Series champion; items belonging to Lyn St. James, the second woman to qualify for the Indy 500; and a 1926 uniform from the famous Duesenberg racing team.

Boxing: Venroy July (8-0), who works as a corporate lawyer at the downtown law firm of Hogan Lovells, came out swinging against Willy Chisolm (6-13) and never let up, winning by unanimous decision in a United Boxers cruiserweight bout at DuBurns Arena on Friday night. All three judges scored the night's first six-round fight 60-54. Sherman "Tank" Artis (2-0) beat Lee Snow (0-1) in a tightly contested middleweight bout. Two judges scored the fight in favor of Artis, and the third scored it a draw. Both fighters are from Baltimore. Baltimore's "Slick" Nick Kisner (10-0, 5 KOs) scored a unanimous win over Rayshawn Myers (4-10, 3 KOs) in a cruiserweight fight. Baltimore native Emanuel "Transformer" Taylor (14-0, 10KOs) dominated through three rounds, knocking out Lenwood Dozier (6-3-1) 2:25 into the third round in a junior welterweight fight. In one of the more lopsided fights of the night, supermiddleweight Maxell "The General" Taylor (16-3-1, 8KOs) weathered Willis "The Prophet" Lockett's (12-12-5) early attacks and earned a victory.

Women's college soccer: Loyola dropped its season opener, 2-0, at Towson on Saturday. Freshman forward Sofia Read and junior forward Cheyenne Skidmore (Liberty) scored for the Tigers. … Junior forward Rachel McKee (Mount Hebron) found the back of the net in the 82nd minute, but UMBC dropped its season opener to host American, 2-1, on Friday afternoon. … Navy opened the season Friday, playing to a scoreless tie with host High Point.

College field hockey: Defending NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference champion Maryland will play its annual Red/White scrimmage today at noon at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. All fans are welcome to attend. The Terps lost to host Penn State, 3-2, in a scrimmage Friday morning.

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