Digest: U.S. U-19 men rout Germany in quarters


U.S. U-19 men rout Germany in quarters

The U.S. under-19 men's national team breezed past Germany, 22-2, on Wednesday in a quarterfinal at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Turku, Finland, setting up a rematch with the Iroquois today. Matt Kavanagh led the way with four goals and two assists; Connor Buczek added four goals, and Kyle Keenan had two goals and three assists. The Iroquois (3-1) beat the Americans, 15-13, on Tuesday in both teams' final game of pool play. Top-seeded Canada (4-0) will face England, a 17-8 winner over the Czech Republic on Wednesday, in the other semifinal. The United States has won all six gold medals contested since sanctioned U-19 international competition began in 1988.

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Loftus named one of four 'What's Beautiful' finalists

Kaitlin Loftus, 30, who will be starting her eighth year as a teacher at Edgewood Elementary School in West Baltimore, was named one of four finalists in Under Armour's "What's Beautiful" competition. The sports apparel maker launched what it billed as a digital experience in April, challenging women to show society what it means to be female, an athlete and beautiful. Loftus, a Canton resident and 2004 Loyola College graduate who played tennis there, coached about 40 third-, fourth- and fifth-grade girls to complete a one-mile run. "I wanted to set a goal, something to redefine the female athlete," Loftus said. For Lorraine Mirabella's blog post on Loftus, go to baltimoresun.com/consuminginterests.

NBA Summer League: First-round draft pick Bradley Beal scored 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting and added six rebounds as the Washington Wizards (3-2) earned a 78-75 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks (1-1) in Las Vegas. On Tuesday night, the Wizards defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 83-77, despite allowing 35 points to Josh Selby (Lake Clifton), who was 7-for-8 on 3 pointers and added seven steals. Shavlik Randolph had 16 points in that game for Washington, and Beal added 14 on 5-for-15 from the field.

NHL: The Washington Capitals named Calle Johansson an assistant coach. Johansson, 45, holds the record for the most games played as a Capital, appearing in 983 from 1989 to 2003. He holds team records for points (474) and assists (361) by a defenseman and ranks third in goals (113) all-time. He was an alternate captain in 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2002-03. This will be Johansson's first coaching job in North America and only his second season behind a bench.

World TeamTennis: The host Washington Kastles (7-0) earned their 23rd consecutive victory by defeating the Sacramento Capitals, 21-19, in overtime.

Women's basketball: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) and Tamika Catchings each had five steals as the United States rolled to an 88-63 pre-Olympic tuneup against host Great Britain in Manchester, England. Maya Moore scored 18 points and added six rebounds and five assists as the Americans erased an early 11-point deficit.

Golf: Steven Delmar Jr. recorded rounds of 70-69—139 to edge Marc Cusic by a stroke and win the Amateur Public Links championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall. Delmar, who plays from Redgate GC and works at Columbia Country Club, came out of a one hour, five-minute rain delay to get up-and-down from a green-side bunker at the ninth and birdie the 10th to hold the afternoon round together. Cusic, from Breton Bay CC, challenged with 72-68—140, followed by Sam Stewart at 69-72—141. ... Bryana Nguyen of Columbia, the only area competitor in the U.S. Junior Girls championship in Daly City, Calif., qualified Wednesday for match play with 83-73—156, then lost in the first round to Shawn Rennegarbe of Addieville, Ill., 5 and 4. ... Connor Flach of Ellicott City shot 76-77—153, then lost out in a seven-for-one playoff to get to match play in the U.S. Juniors on Wednesday in Stratham, N.H. Also failing to advance were Matt Oshrine of Pikesville, 77-80—157, and David Long of Catonsville, 77-82—159.

College football: Linebacker Jermaine Carter became the fourth player at Friendship Collegiate in Washington to commit to Maryland, joining offensive lineman Derwin Gray and linebackers Cavon Walker and Yannick Ngakoue. Carter, 6 feet 1, 218 pounds, picked the Terps over offers from Buffalo, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Ohio, Old Dominion, Syracuse and Temple. For Matt Bracken's blog post on Carter, go to baltimoresun.com/recruiting report.

Women's college lacrosse: Franklin & Marshall named Perry Hall native Mike Faith coach. Faith, a 2000 graduate of Salisbury University, spent the previous eight seasons coaching Elizabethtown and was first assistant at UMBC before that.

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