College Lacrosse

Rubeor's goal lifts Bayhawks over Machine in OT

Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) made 23 saves and Ben Rubeor scored 23 seconds into overtime Saturday night as the Chesapeake Bayhawks beat the host Ohio Machine, 12-11. After Chesapeake gained possession of the opening faceoff in the extra period, Matt Danowski drove and passed to Drew Westervelt (UMBC, John Carroll), who found Rubeor in front of the crease. Rubeor faked a shot against goalie Scott Rodgers before converting the winner. Westervelt had four assists and a goal to lead Chesapeake, which improved to 5-4 and moved into a three-way tie with Ohio and the Boston Cannons for third place in Major League Lacrosse. Danowski had three goals and an assist for the Bayhawks. "We really battled and grinded this one out. It wasn't easy, and we had some things go against us, but we just kept on fighting," Chesapeake coach Dave Cottle said. Fiorito kept the Bayhawks in the game with 11 saves during the first half, in which Ohio dominated possession and kept the Chesapeake offense out of sync. After just one goal in the first quarter, the Bayhawks scored four in the second to enter halftime trailing 8-5. Chesapeake's defense took control in the third quarter, holding Ohio to one goal while killing off two power-play opportunities, and Danowski gave the team its first lead of the game, 10-9, 5:17 into the final period. Kevin Cooper (Maryland, Archbishop Spalding) evened the score, and the game headed into overtime after a goal apiece by the Bayhawks' CJ Costabile and Machine's Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends).



Ravens interested in cornerback Tarell Brown

Although the Ravens have already bolstered their depth at cornerback by signing Kyle Arrington and Cassius Vaughn this spring, they might not be done seeking reinforcements at the position. The Ravens have displayed interest in veteran cornerback Tarell Brown with no deal imminent, according to NFL sources. Brown has met with the New England Patriots this spring. The Ravens don't necessarily need to sign Brown, considering the presence of starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb, but learned last year that injuries can strike in bunches at the position. The primary reason that Brown, a former starter for the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, has remained available this long is health-related: He played through a broken foot last season with the Raiders, starting 14 games and making 55 tackles with no interceptions and four passes defended. Brown, 30, played last season in Oakland under a one-year, $3.5 million contract. A former 49ers fifth-round draft pick from Texas, Brown has registered 295 career tackles and 11 interceptions. He has started 114 career games. Former Ravens cornerback Aaron Ross, who spent last season on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon suffered during the team's conditioning test, worked out for the St. Louis Rams last week, according to a source.


Aaron Wilson


Latta's six 3s help Mystics to another road win, 87-75

Ivory Latta scored 21 of her 24 points in the second half, and the Washington Mystics won their third road game to start the WNBA season with an 87-75 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night. Latta's 25-foot 3-pointer gave the Mystics (4-2) the lead, 9-6, early in the first quarter and Washington never again trailed in the game. Indiana tied the game at 33 in the second quarter. Latta hit six of her eight 3-point attempts. Washington made 10 of its 22 3-point tries. Emma Meesseman added 15 points and Stefanie Dolson had 12 for the Mystics. Briann January and Lynetta Kizer (Maryland) each scored 14 points to lead the Fever (3-5).

Friday night: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) made a 16-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 74-73 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night in the WNBA. McCoughtry had 18 points for Atlanta (3-4).


Ex-Terp Blake exercises player option with Blazers

Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake (Maryland) has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Friday. Blake, 34, signed a two-year free-agent contract worth $4.2 million last summer, rejoining an organization he played for two previous times. 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. Blake won a national championship with the Terps in 2002 and was selected by the Washington Wizards with the ninth pick in the second round of the 2003 NBA draft.


Et cetera

President's Cup Nationals in Mechanicsville washed away

The President's Cup Nationals was in full swing when remnants from Tropical Storm Bill moved into the Southern Maryland area. Shortly after the start of the second round of eliminations, the drag racing event in Mechanicsville was halted and will conclude at the Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., on Aug. 7-8. The U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock completed two rounds. Matt Bertsch and John DeFlorian Jr. advanced into the final round for a Ford vs. Chevrolet battle in Michigan. All three major car manufacturers were represented this weekend as Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar all made passes down the quarter-mile. The AMSOIL Nitro Funny Cars completed one round with Shawn Bowen leading the way. The Grand Blanc, Mich., resident laid the quickest pass in IHRA history, 256.06 mph. Jason Rupert, Tim Boychuk and Mike McIntire Jr. will join Bowen in the second round of eliminations at Martin.  Tii Tharpe, Bob Malloy, Rickey House and Jay Turner won in round one of the Nitro Harley eliminations and will advance into the semifinals. Turner dominated all three qualifying sessions and won against Jim Fagan in the first round of eliminations.  The Crower Pro Mod field posted the quickest times of the season at Maryland International Raceway. This weekend also marked the return of Robert Patrick Jr. to the IHRA as he advanced to the semifinals with a 6.856-second pass at 248.25 mph. Dina Parise, Chuck Mohn and Billy Harper will join Patrick in the semifinals in August.  The Jet Dragsters will also finish off their final eliminations rounds from Cordova International Raceway and Maryland International Raceway at the August Nitro Jam. Elaine Larsen, Marisha Falk, Shea Holbrook and Kat Moller will compete for three Iron man trophies in one weekend.

Varsity football: Gilman All-Metro defensive tackle Ellison Jordan trimmed his college list to three finalists Friday night: Virginia Tech, Maryland and Penn State.

Katherine Dunn