Digest: US Lacrosse announces 23-man FIL World Cup roster

Coach John Danowski named the 23-player travel roster that will represent the U.S. men in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel. The roster was selected from the 48-member team that competed in the Spring Premiere on Saturday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. That was the seventh evaluation weekend for the players since Danowski was named the coach in late 2015, including four events since July. The team will have a final training weekend in late June before heading to Israel in early July. The roster includes eight veterans from the 2014 world championship team that won a silver medal in Denver — defenseman Jesse Bernhardt (Maryland) and Tucker Durkin (Johns Hopkins), attackman-midfielder Ned Crotty, faceoff specialist Greg Gurenlian, long-stick midfielder Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley), attackmen Marcus Holman (Gilman) and Rob Pannell and midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins). Other players with local ties on the roster include short-stick defensive midfielder Jake Bernhardt (Maryland); attackman Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins, Calvert Hall); attackman-midfielder Matt Danowski (Chesapeake Bayhawks); long-stick midfielder Michael Ehrhardt (Maryland); defenseman Joe Fletcher (Loyola Maryland); and midfielders John Haus (Maryland) and Drew Snider (Maryland).



Report: Wall, Adidas agree to 5-year endorsement deal

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall's days as a sneaker free agent are apparently over. Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported Sunday that Wall has agreed to a five-year endorsement deal with Adidas, the company he broke ties with in 2015. Terms were not immediately available. After his standout freshman season at Kentucky and before the Wizards drafted him No. 1 overall in 2010, Wall signed a five-year, $25million endorsement deal with Reebok. In January 2013, a few months after Reebok released Wall's third signature shoe, the guard said he was leaving Reebok for its parent company, Adidas. During Wall's rookie season, rumors swirled that his Reebok shoes contributed to him missing 13 games with foot and knee injuries. Wall also missed the first 33 games of his third season with a knee injury. Adidas unveiled two signature shoes for Wall, the J Wall 1 and the J Wall 2. The second hit the shelves Oct. 31, 2015, one month after Wall's contract with Adidas expired. The Vertical reported that Wall's signature shoes with Reebok and Adidas "underperformed at retail," but Adidas offered him an eight-year, $66 million contract to continue their partnership. Wall rejected the offer. A source told The Vertical at the time that Wall "wanted Harden money," referencing the 13-year, $200 million deal Adidas offered Houston Rockets star James Harden to persuade him to leave Nike in August 2015. Wall has worn Nike and Jordan Brand, as well as Adidas, since his last endorsement deal expired.

— Scott Allen, The Washington Post

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Lynx chosen as nickname for Carroll CC's athletic teams

The first athletic squads to prowl the fields of Carroll Community College will be known as the Lynx, thanks to a suggestion from a 2014 Winters Mill graduate taking classes at the college. Ryan Barron of Westminster was the only person to submit Lynx as part of the 339 original suggestions that came from students, faculty, staff and the community at large, according to Trish McCarthy Carroll, the college's public and corporate relations officer. The nickname was chosen over three other finalists: Condors, Copperheads and Coyotes. Lynx is a genus of medium-sized wild cats, including the North American bobcat, which can be found in the county. The lynx symbolizes truth, honor, good luck and vision, according to the college. Carroll Community's Board of Trustees voted in October to move forward with introducing an intercollegiate sports program for the first time.

— S. Wayne Carter Jr., Baltimore Sun Media Group

Laurel Park: There will be a carryover of $3,449.26 in the Super Hi-5 for today's opener, a 6-furlong maiden event. First-race post is 12:30 p.m. Today's program includes the $100,000 Thirty Eight Go Go for fillies and mares 4 and older in Race 7 (3:30 p.m.) and the $100,000 Dave's Friend for 4-year-olds and up in Race 8 (4 p.m.). ... Four jockeys began the winter-spring meet with a pair of winners. Kevin Gomez won the second race with Alarming ($5.80) and the third with Port Louis ($67.60), Steve Hamilton was first with Off My Stage ($11) in the fourth and Brighton Lane ($3.60) in the sixth, Elvis Trujillo took the fifth on Ogeechee ($8.40) and the ninth on Patriot Saint ($16) and Julian Pimentel won the seventh aboard Supah Czech ($12.60) and eighth aboard In the Navy Now ($5.80).