Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 18 points and Matee Ajavon had 17 to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics, 72-69, in the WNBA on Friday night. Matee Ajavon scored nine points in the decisive third quarter and McCoughtry added eight. Atlanta (4-6) trailed 36-31 at halftime but outscored the Mystics 21-9 in the third as Washington (5-3) went without a field goal for five-plus minutes. McCoughtry, the league's second-leading scorer, had 21 points in the Dream's 64-61 win over the Mystics on June 12. Ivory Latta scored 18 for Washington, which lost for the first time on the road. Emma Meesseman added 14 points and seven rebounds.
South Carroll safety Kelly commits to Terps
South Carroll safety Silas Kelly attended a one-day camp at Maryland on Thursday, and it turned out so well that he was offered a full scholarship. Hours later, he became the second South Carroll player from the Class of 2016 to commit to the Terps, joining tackle Brian Plummer. "When I was in coach [Randy] Edsall's office and I was talking to him about it, I was just going over in my head what other schools, if I got an offer from them, that I would go to," said Kelly, who had offers from Albany and Eastern Michigan. "I couldn't think of any other option." Kelly said he talked it over with his father on the ride home, then sent a tweet announcing the offer, accompanied by a picture with Edsall. Not long after, Kelly tweeted his commitment as well. Last fall, Kelly, who is 6 feet 5 and 200 pounds, finished fourth in tackles for the Cavaliers with 59 and led the team with four interceptions. As a wide receiver, he had 17 receptions for 259 yards and four touchdowns.
For more of Matt Owings article about Kelly, go to baltimoresun.com/terps.
Reeves to fight Barakat on pro boxing card July 9
Baltimore's Travis "Seveer" Reeves, who has won six straight bouts, will fight Samer Barakat of Canada in the main event on a Hardwork Promotions professional boxing card July 9 at Tall Cedars Hall, 2501 Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the first bout starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $75 for VIP and $600 for an eight-seat ringside VIP table. Military personnel, police officers and firefighters will be admitted for half-price. Admission for boys 15 and younger accompanied by an adult is $10 as a part of Hardwork Promotions' Bring Your Boys Initiative. For more information, go to hardworkpromotions.com.
Baseball: Former Orioles minor league manager Pete Mackanin was promoted from third base coach to interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He replaces Ryne Sandberg, who resigned with a 119-159 record over parts of three seasons. Mackanin, 63, is 53-53 in parts of two seasons, with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005 and Cincinnati Reds in 2007. He managed the Frederick Keys to a 78-62 record in the High-A Carolina League in 1993, earning Manager of the Year honors, and was 84-58 with the Bowie Baysox in the Double-A Eastern League in 1994.
NBA: Former Maryland point guard Steve Blake was dealt late Thursday by the Portland Trail Blazers with small forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the No. 23 pick in the draft, to the Brooklyn Nets for center Mason Plumlee and rookie shooting guard Pat Connaughton, the No. 41 pick, oregonlive.com reported. The Orioles selected Connaughton as a pitcher in the 2014 major league draft. Blake, 34, signed a two-year free-agent contract worth $4.2 million last summer. Last week, he exercised a $2.17 million player option for the 2015-16 season. The 12-year veteran played in 81 games last season, averaging 4.3 points, 3.6 assists and 18.9 minutes per game as Damian Lillard's primary backup. This is the third time Blake has been traded by the Blazers. He Blake also has played for the Washington Wizards — who drafted him in the second round in 2003 — the Denver Nuggets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors.
Canoe slalom: Ashley Nee of Darnestown qualified 23rd for Sunday's semifinal in the K1 women at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 in Krakow, Poland. Aaron Mann of Bethesda overcame the penalty problems that hindered him last week in Prague and qualified 34th for today's semifinal in C1 men.
Local golf: Barry Flaer of Maryland National Golf Club and Jim McCutcheon of Lakewood Country Club were the low gross champions with 73s at the Free State Seniors June Two-Man Team Tournament on Thursday at Fountain Head Country Club. The low-net champions at 67 were Larry Lewis of Quail Valley GC and Gary Dingle of South Hills GC.
Pro grid: The National Pro Grid League, which includes the expansion Baltimore Anthem, launched GRID TV at NPGL.com.
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World TeamTennis: Denis Kudla, who trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, will join the Washington Kastles for six matches July 12-18. Kudla, of Alexandria, Va., captured his fifth ATP Challenger title in Ilkley, England, last Saturday, securing him a main-draw wild card into Wimbledon, where he'll face 28th seed Pablo Cuevas on Monday.