Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall believed to have torn Achilles tendon

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Sunday that the team's medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles tendon early in the second quarter of the team's 37-34 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 11th-year veteran suffered the injury on a play that occurred away from the ball. He said he believed his foot was stepped on as he ran. Immediately after the play, Hall lay, writhing in pain, near the right side of the field, the opposite side of the field from where Eagles running back Darren Sproles had been tackled. Hall had been covering Jeremy Maclin, but it didn't appear that he came in contact with the wide receiver. As soon as the play ended, Maclin turned around and ran back to where Hall lay. Redskins trainers arrived shortly afterward. Hall had to be helped off the field, but he didn't place his left foot on the ground. Shortly after, he was carted off the sideline to the locker room. Hall emerged after halftime, wearing a walking boot and on crutches. After the game, he spoke only briefly in the locker room. "They think I tore my Achilles," he said as he left the locker room on crutches. "I have to have an MRI tomorrow." Redskins coach Jay Gruden described it only as "an Achilles injury," and he also said Hall would have an MRI exam today.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post


Maryland settles for tie in women's soccer vs. Michigan State

Maryland dominated the run of play but had to settle for a 0-0 tie with visiting Michigan State. With the tie, the Terps are 3-3-2 overall and 1-1-1 in the Big Ten Conference. Despite outshooting the Spartans (6-3-1, 0-3-1) 23-8 overall and finishing with twice as many shots on goal, Maryland could not break through.

Football: McDaniel junior punter Brett Haas (Atholton) was named Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

Field hockey: Towson junior midfielder Stacey Mackintosh (South River) scored her second goal of the season, but it was not enough as the host Tigers (1-5) lost to Rider, 2-1. The Broncs improved to 3-4. … Sophomore forward Brady Wolf (McDonogh) had a goal and an assist as St. Mary's College (4-3) ended its two-game skid with a 3-2 win over host Bridgewater (3-5).

Men's soccer: Senior forward Kay Banjo (Towson University) scored the equalizing goal in the 68th minute as UMBC rallied for a 1-1 double-overtime draw with visiting Loyola Maryland before an announced 1,983 on Saturday night. The draw left both teams at 3-2-2 this season. Loyola's goal came in the 51st minute on a header by sophomore defender Ryan Tuck.

Lacrosse: The Michigan Board of Regents on Thursday approved a project that includes a 3,000-seat stadium for the men's and women's lacrosse teams. The multisport project spans more than 300,000 gross square feet and will cost nearly $170 million.

Et cetera

Major League Soccer: Luis Silva sparked a comeback from a two-goal deficit and helped visiting D.C. United (14-9-6) earn a 3-3 draw with the host Chicago Fire (5-7-16). Silva converted a penalty kick late in the first half and scored on a breathtaking free kick early in the second. United took the lead in the 68th minute on a goal credited to Bobby Boswell, but the Fire drew even on Matt Watson's deflected shot 10 minutes later. Chicago equaled the MLS record for ties in a season.

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Canoeing: A day after winning gold in the women's C1 class, Australia's Jessica Fox was victorious once more in the K1 class at the International Canoe Federation's Canoe Slalom World Championships at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry. "It feels so special, and I'm so happy. Speechless, even. That was a great run for me," Fox said. In the men's C2 class, Slovenia's Luka Bozic and Saso Taljat overcame tricky conditions to take the top spot.

Outdoors: Maryland Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists over the past several weeks have located, tagged and released eight adult Atlantic sturgeon in an Eastern Shore tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the first time in more than 40 years that mature female sturgeon have been documented in Maryland upstream habitats. "While this is not clear evidence this species is successfully spawning in Maryland, it does indicate that more research in this tributary is warranted," said Chuck Stence, DNR Anadromous Restoration project leader. The National Marine Fisheries Service listed the Atlantic sturgeon as federally endangered in April 2012. All fishing and any other interaction with an endangered species is prohibited by federal law. Since 2012, local fishermen had reported sturgeon jumping in Marshyhope Creek, a tributary to the Nanticoke River.

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