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MPSSAA says Carr can play in today's Boost Mobile Elite 24

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MPSSAA says Carr can play in Calif. game

Patterson basketball star Aquille Carr has been cleared to play in today's Boost Mobile Elite 24 showcase. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association made that ruling Friday after previously warning the rising junior guard that his participation could affect his high school eligibility. Carr — The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year — decided Thursday to play in the game despite questions about what that would mean for his future. The issue was raised over whether the game is considered a high school all-star game — which would jeopardize Carr's eligibility — as opposed to an event affiliated with an outside group, such as Amateur Athletic Union summer basketball. In 2009, former Lake Clifton standout Josh Selby played in the same game before his senior year with no questions being raised. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Venice, Calif., and will be televised live on ESPNU. Carr's AAU team B'More Finest announced the MPSSAA ruling in a tweet Friday night.


Calvert Hall-J. Carroll football postponed

Today's season-opening football game between Calvert Hall and John Carroll has been postponed because of the impending Hurricane Irene. A makeup date has not been scheduled. Harford County is shutting down all events for today and Sunday because of the hurricane.

Girls basketball: Infiniti Alston, a 6-foot-5 center who will be a junior this fall at Digital Harbor, has committed to play basketball at Penn State, according to Rams coach Patrick MacDonald. Alston will be in her first season with the Rams after playing previous years at St. Frances and Western.

Katherine Dunn


Kanaan, Meira to talk training at Merritt club

IndyCar drivers and Ironman athletes Tony Kanaan and Vitor Meira will be at the Merritt Downtown Athletic Club, 210 E. Centre St., at 12:30 p.m. Thursday to share some of their training secrets. Kanaan and Meira, who will race in the Baltimore Grand Prix on Sept. 4, will demonstrate how training for Ironman competitions helps improve their driving on the racetrack. The drivers will take part in their first competition Oct. 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The medley of events includes a 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile marathon. More than 1,800 athletes from more than 45 countries are expected to participate in the triathlon. For more information, visit baltimoregrandprix.com.

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Redskins DE Jenkins out for season with torn ACL

The Washington Redskins were dealt a huge blow with the news that rookie defensive end Jarvis Jenkins likely is lost for the season with a torn ACL suffered Thursday in the team's 34-31 loss to the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Drafted 41st overall out of Clemson in April, the 6-foot-4, 325-pound Jenkins was expected to play a key role along the team's defensive front. This preseason, he had started two games at left end, seen time at right defensive end and also was included in the team's nickel packages. Of all of the 12 players drafted, Jenkins had had the best training camp and preseason, and he was making an immediate impact.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Tennis: Green Spring Racquet Club has formed the Green Spring Tennis and Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to help make tennis more affordable for children. The club will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11. For more information, go to greenspringrc.com.

Major League Soccer: Citing general public safety concerns because of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irene, the game scheduled for today at RFK Stadium between D.C. United and the Portland Timbers has been postponed. The game will be rescheduled and the new date and time announced next week. Tickets from today's contest will be valid on the makeup date. … United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been called up to the U.S. men's national team for exhibition matches against Costa Rica on Friday and Belgium on Sept. 6. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and defender Dejan Jakovic were named to Canada's roster for CONCACAF Round 2 matches against St. Lucia on Friday and against Puerto Rico on Sept. 6. … The club has signed defender Brandon McDonald to a new contract.

Capitals: The team signed forward Stanislav Galiev to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 19-year-old Moscow native, who was selected 86th overall by the Capitals in the 2010 entry draft, spent 2010-11 with Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and ranked fifth in the league in playoff points (27). … Single-game tickets for the 2011-12 season go on sale Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at 202-397-SEAT, at washingtoncaps.com and at Ticketmaster outlets.

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers added Bob Topp, the girls coach at Annapolis Area Christian and national director for Shot Doctor Basketball Camps Inc., as an assistant coach.

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