Digest (July 10): Wizards make it official, sign forward Jeff Green

The Washington Wizards announced the signing of free agent forward Jeff Green on Tuesday. Green (6-feet-9, 235 pounds) has averaged 13.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 33.2 percentfrom 3-point range in 783 NBA games (498 starts) over 10 NBA seasons with Seattle/Oklahoma City, Boston, Memphis, Los Angeles Clippers , Orlando and Cleveland. Last season, he posted 10.8 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from 3-point range in 78 games (14 starts) en route to helping the Cavalierss reach the NBA Finals. Over his career, Green has averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting .331 from 3-point range in 60 playoff games (17 starts). The 31-year-old forward has averaged double figures in nine of his 10 NBA seasons and scored the 10,000th point of his career last season (Jan. 15 vs. Golden State). Signing with the Wizards marks a homecoming for Green, who was originally selected with the fifth overall pick by Boston in the 2007 NBA Draft out of Georgetown (and was named All-Rookie First Team in 2007-08). He played three years as a Hoya, where he received numerous accolades including Big East Player of the Year in 2007. Green was born in Cheverly and attended Northwestern in Hyattsville, where he led the Wildcats to the state basketball championship in 2004.


Bel Air's Kalisz wins twoevents at Pro Swim Series

Olympic silver medalist and Bel Air native Chase Kalisz, the reigning world champion in the 200- and 400-meter individual medley, won the men's 200 IM (1 minute, 58.21 seconds) and 200 butterfly (1:56.90) on the final night of the TYR Pro Swim Series meet Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio. Those were the third and fourth victories of the meet for Kalisz, who is men's points leader in the TYR Pro Swim Series. He also ended the six-meet series undefeated in three events: the 200 fly, and 200 and 400 IMs. The four-day meet in Columbus was the final preparation for many swimmers before the Phillips 66 National Championships, which begin July 25 in Irvine, Calif. Nationals are a part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series and are the final event that counts toward the Pro Swim Series standings.

Golf: Jimmy Grem, an assistant professional at Eagle's Nest Country Club in Timonium, sh a 3-under-par 67 and opened a two-stroke margin on amateur Evan Katz (68-139) from Bethesda CC after two rounds of the 97th Maryland State Open at Fountain Head CC in Hagerstown. The cut for the low 40 and ties for today's final round fell at 151 and 44 players will continue. Teaching pro Jimmy Estes from Olney Golf Park matched Grem for low round and was at 143. Grem and Katz were followed by amateur Lee Detmer, Chevy Chase Club (68-140), and pros Ryan Zlystra of the Federal Club (72-141) and Ryan Cole, competing unattached,(70-141).

Women's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker is scheduled to speak tonight in Nashville, Tenn., at the Coach Forum, offering insight and techniques to an estimated 500 coaches.

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