Digest: Mystics lose Elena Delle Donne for 2-3 weeks with thumb injury

Washington Mystics all-star forward Elena Delle Donne is expected to miss two to three weeks with an injured left thumb, Mike Thibault, the team's coach and general manager, announced Tuesday. The injury is the latest blow to a club that already has lost another starter for the season. Delle Donne, the Mystics' leading scorer (18.8 points per game) tore the ulnar collateral ligament in her non-shooting hand during the first quarter of the Mystics' game Saturday against the Atlanta Dream. The 2015 WNBA MVP is scheduled for surgery either today or Thursday and will wear a soft cast for approximately one week. After the cast is removed, Delle Donne will begin physical therapy and wear a protective splint during which time she may begin testing how much contact her thumb and hand are able to withstand.

—Gene Wang, The Washington Post


Youth baseball: Houston Astros RBI defeated Baltimore Orioles RBI, 12-2, during pool play in the Senior Division of the 25th Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy. Houston starting pitcher Cameron Foster allowed only one baserunner (via a walk) and struck out seven in three scoreless innings. Anthony Maggio drove in the Orioles' only two runs. Baltimore is making its second consecutive RBI World Series appearance after its debut in 2016. The Orioles play today at 9 a.m. ET against Nobo Yamauchi (Hilo, Hawaii) RBI at Xavier University's Hayden Field.

NFL: Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will see a specialist for his injured toe. Reed's visit with Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., was pre-planned and not in response to any setbacks, according to the team. Reed opened camp on the physically unable to perform list. He remains day-to-day, as there is no date listed for his return.


Mike Jones, The Washington Post

NBA: The Indiana Pacers waived former Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games in his only season with Indiana. ... The Denver Nuggets hired former Minnesota Timberwolves executive and former Washington Wizards center Calvin Booth as an assistant general manager.

Tennis: Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated Sloane Stephens, 7-6(3), 6-0, in her opening match at the Citi Open in Washington. After beating Stephens, the 2015 Citi Open champion, Halep will face Mariana Duque-Marino in the second round. Rain caused officials to suspend play for about 40 minutes at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.

Honors: Recent Maryland graduate and lacrosse midfielder Zoe Stukenberg was named one of 145 nominees for the NCAA Women of the Year Award. Conferences and an independent selection committee picked the nominees from a pool of 543 school nominees. Stevenson golfer Emily Haas, UMES bowler Thashain Seraus, Notre Dame of Maryland volleyball player Cleaya Antes and Washington College swimmer and rower Jacquelyn Creitz were also nominated. The top 30 honorees and winner will be named at the annual banquet Oct. 22 in Indianapolis.

Golf: Dominick Vennari of Baltimore won for the first time on the Minor League Golf Tour at Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. Vennari shot a 4-under-par 68 to win by one stroke, collecting $575 from the $2,660 purse. That raised his career earnings to $3,225 in 12 starts since September. He made four birdies in a bogey-free round.

Women's college basketball: Former UMBC standout Taylor McCarley was named a graduate assistant coach with the Retrievers. ... Washington College named Jaclyn Oskam assistant coach.

Women's college tennis: Jamie Peterson was named Towson head coach. He served as the Tigers interim coach last season after spending two years as an assistant.