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Tatyana McFadden first to win 6 titles at Paralympic world meet


T. McFadden first to win 6 titles at Paralympic world meet

Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville has become the first woman to win six world titles in a single International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championship meet. She went undefeated in the Lyon, France, event, which ended Sunday, winning the preliminaries and finals of the women's 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-, 1500- and 5000-meter T54 wheelchair races Saturday. The Atholton grad set the world record in the 800 , finishing in 1minute, 44.44 seconds. McFadden, 24, competed alongside her 17-year-old sister, Hannah.

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Ledecky swims to U.S. record in 400 freestyle at worlds

Katie Ledecky of Bethesda won gold and set an American record at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, taking the women's 400-meter freestyle in 3:59.82. Her time shattered the former U.S. record of 4:01.77, set by Allison Schmitt of North Baltimore Aquatic Club at last year's London Olympics. It just missed the world record of 3:59.15, set at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, by Italian Federica Pellegrini.

Tennis: Led by wins from Martina Hingis in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, the host Washington Kastles (14-2) swept all five sets for a 25-12 victory over the Springfield Lasers (10-6) and their third consecutive World TeamTennis championship and fourth in the past five years. ... Fourteen-year-old Usue Arconada of Puerto Rico defeated Maria Irigoyen, 7-5, 6-3, at the Citi Open at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Washington on Saturday, making her the youngest player to win a WTA match since Madison Keys in 2009. Alexandra Mueller beat Arconda, 6-1, 6-1, on Sunday to eliminate her.

Auto racing: Justin Boston (Boys' Latin) finished sixth in the ARCA series's Barbera's Autoland 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. It is his eighth top-10 finish in his rookie campaign, and he remains in fourth in the point standings, 115 points out of third. He started in the No. 8 position. After he ran in fourth for most of the race, ignition problems led Boston to fall out of the lead lap, but he rallied to grab the sixth-place finish. He races next at the ModSpace ARCA 125 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on Friday.

Women's college basketball: Jasmina Perazic, a 1983 All-American at Maryland, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next June as part of the six-member class of 2014. Perazic is the fourth Terps inductee, behind her coach Chris Weller, Vicky Bullett and Tara Heiss. She led the Terps to the 1982 NCAA Final Four and is in the top 20 of the Maryland record books with 1,396 career points. The Terps won three straight ACC titles (1981, 1982 and 1983) during Perazic's time in College Park.

Women's college lacrosse: Dayton has announced that it will begin competition in the Atlantic 10 Conference in the spring of 2016. "Lacrosse is enjoying unprecedented growth," Dayton vice president athletic director Tim Wabler said. "We understand the popularity of the game from youth levels all the way to the pros. We are excited to add another avenue such as lacrosse to showcase our student-athletes at the University of Dayton." The team will play Conference with Davidson (becomes A-10 member in 2014-15), Duquesne, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's and Virginia Commonwealth (adding lacrosse in 2015-16)

Major League Lacrosse: The Hamilton Nationals (9-3) secured a playoff berth with a 17-12 victory over the visiting Boston Cannons (5-7) on Saturday night. Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) had two goals and an assist for Hamilton, and rookie Mike Poppleton (Johns Hopkins) won 16 out of 31 faceoffs, tying his career high for faceoffs won. Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) had a goal and an assist for Boston. The Denver Outlaws (12-0) also have wrapped up a spot in next month's Championship Weekend, with two berths still up for grabs. Two weeks remain in the regular season. ... Led by two goals and two assists from Peet Poillon (UMBC, Howard Community College), the visiting Charlotte Hounds (6-6) rolled to a 13-10 win over the Ohio Machine (1-11) to move past the Cannons and into fourth place in the standings.

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