Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg led the United States men's gymnastics team to a third-place finish during qualifications Saturday at the World Championships in Nanning, China. The U.S. team earned a 360.393, behind China (362.698) and Japan (361.609). Whittenburg finished fourth in the all-around standings with a total score of 89.361 to advance to the all-around final. The Edgewood graduate posted the team's highest score (15.500) on the still rings after closing his routine with a double-twisting, double-back dismount. He again led the United States on the vault with a team-best 15.200 mark. On the parallel bars, his 15.533 score was high enough to qualify for the final. The men's team final will be held Tuesday, the men's all-around final Thursday and the individual event finals on Friday and Saturday.
Curley's Costes orally commits to the Terps
Marty Costes battered Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference pitching last season, his first after being home-schooled. The junior's performance in the tough MIAA was enough to convince Maryland coach John Szefc that the Archbishop Curley outfielder should be a Terp. Costes, now a senior, orally committed to play baseball at Maryland on Friday, the day he was offered a full scholarship. An All-Metro second-team selection last season, Costes led the MIAA in home runs, RBIs and batting average. He also plays football and basketball for the Friars. Curley finished 17-11 in baseball last season and lost to Archbishop Spalding, 3-2, in the conference semifinals. Costes drove in the game's first run with a third-inning single.
Washington TE Reed questionable for Monday
Tight end Jordan Reed did not practice Saturday and remains questionable for Monday night's game between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field. Reed rested his strained hamstring Saturday but hadn't had a setback, coach Jay Gruden said. "No, he feels OK," the coach reported. "I know how these things are. We're just going to take it another day, give it another day of rest and we'll see tomorrow." Gruden said, "There is a chance [Reed can play]. We'll see tomorrow. Today we didn't want anything worse to happen, so we're going to take a look at him again tomorrow, give him a nice workout and go from there." Reed said he doesn't know what his chances are for a Monday return. Also questionable for the game are left tackle Trent Williams (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), who all practiced in a limited capacity. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
D.C. United clinches playoff berth with 0-0 tie Friday
Needing only a point to secure a postseason berth, host D.C. United thwarted reigning champion Sporting Kansas City on Friday night in a 0-0 tie. The next aim for the playoff-bound United: the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed. D.C. United (15-9-7, 52 points) maintained a 6-point lead over Kansas City (13-11-7, 46) and moved ahead of the New England Revolution (14-13-3) by 7. D.C.United and Kansas City have three games left, the Revolution four. D.C. United will close against the bottom clubs in the conference before making just its second playoff appearance in seven seasons.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
NBA: The Washington Wizards began trimming their training camp roster Friday, announcing that they had waived guards Vander Blue and David Stockton. Washington's roster now stands at 18 players. Blue, 22, went undrafted out of Marquette in 2013 and has joined 10 professional teams between stints in the NBA, NBA D-League, and Europe. He played for the San Antonio Spurs' summer league team. Stockton, 23, is the son of Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton and went undrafted out of Gonzaga in June. He suited up for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team.
—Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post
Men's college soccer: Senior forward Connor Thompson scored the winning goal in the 55th minute to give Loyola Maryland its first Patriot League win of the season, a 1-0 victory over visiting Colgate. The Greyhounds moved to 4-3-2 overall and 1-1-0 in conference play. Colgate is 4-4-1, 1-1-0.
Women's college volleyball: Before its largest home crowd since 2006, Maryland dropped its home opener to Indiana, 25-15, 25-16, 31-33, 25-22 on Friday night. With an announced 1,238 in attendance, Maryland fell to 7-7 overall and 0-3 in Big Ten Conference play. Indiana improved to 11-4, 2-1.
Ravens: The Ravens will host "A Purple Evening" for female football fans Oct. 13 at M&T; Bank Stadium. The event will be rescheduled for Oct.27 if there is an Orioles postseason home game Oct. 13. The event includes on-field activities, coaching sessions, fan forums, locker room tours and autograph sessions. Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for Oct. 27. Fans will be notified no later than Thursday if the event is being moved.
Varsity: Boys' Latin will induct Mace LeBrun, Dick Webster, Kevin Sweeny, Jim Cahill, Mark Deering, Myrt Gaines, Craig Cook, Ken Frontain, Clay Opara, Carl Voigt, Jeff Ulehla and John Webster into its Athletic Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Julian S. Smith Alumni House. Cost for the induction dinner and cocktail party and dinner is $40. Contact Mac Kennedy at 410-377-5192 for more information.
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