Digest: Beal, Morris lead Wizards over Bucks, 107-101
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Jan 09, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Markieff Morris added 20 points with 10 rebounds, leading the visiting Wizards over the Bucks, 107-101, on Sunday.
Jabari Parker's basket brought the Bucks within 104-101 with 1:05 to play, but Washington grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed jumper by John Wall. Otto Porter found Morris wide open under the hoop off an inbounds play for a basket with 37.9 seconds left.
The Wizards began the second half on a 15-6 run to take a 64-63 lead on Kelly Oubre's dunk. Oubre had 10 of his 17 points in the third, helping Washington outscore the Bucks 33-21 in the quarter.
Hannah Fenske scored the go-ahead basket on a jumper with 29 seconds left and added two free throws in the final second to lift visiting Navy (8-5, 1-1 Patriot League) to a 62-59 victory over Boston University (4-9, 2-0).
Jan 07, 2017 | 1:56 AM
Parker led Milwaukee with 28 points. Malcolm Brogdon finished with a career-high 22 points and Michael Beasley scored 18 points in 16 minutes off the bench.
Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was ill and didn't play.
Maryland-based rider Kevin Gomez was named Wednesday as one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award as the leading apprentice jockey of 2016.
Jan 05, 2017 | 10:36 PM
California Chrome gets first look at Gulfstream
California Chrome has gotten his first look at the site of his final race. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion and leading money winner in North American racing history went for a jog at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., early Sunday, two days after arriving to prepare for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. California Chrome has never raced in Florida, and his brisk pre-dawn trek onto the Gulfstream dirt — on an unseasonably chilly morning, the 48-degree air feeling colder in the wind — was the first of many scheduled for the next few days. He's set to have daily early morning gallops until Saturday, when the plan calls for him to breeze 5 furlongs. The first trek around Gulfstream was a success, the energetic colt seeming even more revved up by the cool conditions. "That cold wind hitting him in the butt probably set him off a little bit," Alan Sherman, the son of trainer Art Sherman, said. "He looked great. He's sound and everything. Looked good." Gulfstream is the 10th, and final, track where California Chrome will run. He'll be retired to stud in Kentucky after the Pegasus, a race that could push his career earnings past $20million.
Lauren Daugherty scored a career-high 31 points to lift the Loyola Maryland women's basketball team to a 71-62 win over visiting Army West Point in a rematch of last season's Patriot League championship game. Daugherty's points are the most in the conference during regulation this season, while the win is the Greyhounds' first against the Black Knights since 2012. Stephanie Karcz had 15 points, four steals and four assists, Bri Betz-White scored 11 points and Lisa Mirarchi added 10 points for Loyola (7-8, 3-1). Madison Hovren had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Black Knights (11-4, 2-2). Army pulled within 53-50 before Daugherty and Betz-White combined for a 6-0 run that extended the Greyhounds' lead to 59-50. Army pulled within 63-59 with 1:29 left, but Daugherty and Mirarchi hit four free throws each to seal the win.
More women's college basketball: Towson scored 21 points in the third quarter and held off a late run by James Madison for a 54-51 win, the Tigers' (8-6, 1-2) first over the Dukes (9-5, 2-1) since 2011, ending an 11-game losing streak against the defending Colonial Athletic Association champions. Sianni Martin, Raine Bankston and Raven Bankston each had 11 points to lead Towson, which had nine players score at least two points. … Taylor Dunham scored 24 points and visiting Navy went on an 18-2 run with seven minutes to play to hold off Colgate, 80-67. The Red Raiders (5-5, 2-2 Patriot) used an 8-3 run to open the fourth quarter to pull within 61-59 with 7:04 to play before the Mids (10-5, 3-1) put the game away. Dunham, who had just 18 points in the previous five games, scored 17 in the first half, staking the Mids to a 35-27 lead. She finished 10-for-15 from the field and a 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Sarita Condie had 16 points and Ashanti Kennedy added 12 for Navy, which won its third straight. Kateri Stone led Colgate with 19 points.
College wrestling: Redshirt sophomore Alfred Bannister (149 pounds) and sophomore Youssif Hemida (285) each won two matches at the third annual Beauty and the Beast dual match with women's gymnastics, but Maryland (2-7, 0-2 Big Ten Conference) lost, 30-15, to No. 12 Illinois (2-1, 1-1) and 23-16 to Navy (6-0). On Saturday, Terps freshman Brandon Cray won all five of his matches en route to the 125-pound title at the Franklin & Marshall Open in Lancaster, Pa.
Women's college gymnastics:Emily Brauckmuller scored 9.80 on the floor exercise, Shynelle Agaran 9.80 on uneven bars and Evelyn Nee 9.80 on balance beam, but host Maryland fell short, 194.400-193.950, against West Virginia in the season opener for both teams.
Major Arena Soccer League: Captain Tony Donatelli scored the game's first two goals and added an assist to lead the host Blast (7-3) to a 7-2 win over the Dallas Sidekicks (4-8) on Saturday night. Defender Pat Healey (Towson, Calvert Hall), playing his first home game since coming out of retirement, finished with one goal and one assist. Vini Dantas and Adriano Dos Santos also each added a goal and an assist. Lucas Roque, playing in his first home game after a lengthy leave of absence, got his first point of the season with an assist on a goal by Dos Santos.
NHL: After Washington Capitals forwards T.J. Oshie (upper-body) and Tom Wilson (lower-body) suffered injuries against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night, neither practiced with the team at Bell Sports Complex on Sunday and it's unclear if either will play against the Montreal Canadiens tonight.
"I won't really have an idea until tomorrow," coach Barry Trotz said. "We'll see where [Oshie] is and re-evaluate him tomorrow morning and then make a call on that. Tom Wilson, same thing. I think both of them are sort of wait-and-see until later tonight or first thing in the morning."
With Oshie not at practice Sunday, forward Brett Connolly skated on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, and recent call-up Liam O'Brien took rushes with the third and fourth lines.