The Washington Wizards waived point guard Donald Sloan and retained wing Carrick Felix on Saturday, according to several sources familiar with the move. The Wizards' roster is now set at the maximum of 17 players (15 on the NBA team and a pair of two-way contract players who will spend the majority of the year in the G League) as the team prepares for the regular season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 18. Sloan, 29, signed with the Wizards on a training-camp deal but faced long odds in making the final roster as the point guard behind backups Tim Frazier and Tomas Satoransky. When Sloan did not appear in the Wizards' preseason finale Friday night against the New York Knicks, his fate appeared to be set. Sloan has played five seasons in the NBA and scored his career-high 31 points in 2014 against the Wizards while playing with the Indiana Pacers. Felix, a second-round draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013, returns to the NBA after recovering from a potentially career-threatening injury.

— Candace Buckner, The Washington Post



Terps get commitmentfrom 4-star hoops recruit

A day after learning that five-star guard Devon Dotson had committed to Kansas, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon received a commitment from four-star guard Eric Ayala on Saturday. Ayala, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound combo guard from Wilmington, Del., has long been considered heading to College Park, as Dotson, a 6-2, 180-pound point guard, was believed to be headed to Lawrence, Kansas. Now playing at IMG Academy in Florida, Ayala returned home this weekend and announced his decision at the Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington. While Dotson was ranked much higher nationally — the fifth-best point guard and the No. 18 player overall according to the Composite rankings — Ayala's size and versatility are considered to be pluses. "His size is what I think separates him from some of the other guards," John Mahoney, who coaches the IMG post-graduate team on which Ayala now plays, said Saturday. The Terps are also considered the favorites to land two more five-star prospects, 6-6, 216-pound wing Keldon Johnson of South Hill, Va., and 7-0, 210-pound center Moses Brown of Briarwood, N.Y. Johnson was reportedly on the verge of choosing the Terps after visiting last month, but will now wait until the early signing period begins next month.

— Don Markus

Women's college lacrosse: Former Maryland standout and 2017 Tewaaraton Award recipient Zoe Stukenberg has joined the Loyola Maryland program as a volunteer assistant coach. Maryland visits Ridley Athletic Complex today for a fall play day with the Greyhounds, San Diego and Denver. Games begin at 9 a.m.

Men's college cross county: Nicolas Fransham (North Harford) captured first place to lead Mount St. Mary's at the Gettysburg Invitational, topping a field of 254 runners in 25:40.2.

Men's college soccer: Sammy Kahsai scored on a penalty kick to help UMBC (7-3-3) defeat Albany, 3-1 on Saturday night. ... McDaniel's Nick Over (Winters Mill) made seven saves as the Green Terror (7-3-2, 2-3-1 CC) played to a scoreless tie with Swarthmore. ... The Loyola Maryland took control of the Patriot Leagueby downing previously undefeated and first-place Boston University, 2-1.

Women's college soccer: McDaniel's Kristen Upton had a goal and an assist in a 4-0 victory over Haverford. ... Junior Olivia Sabatino became Washington College's all-time leader in career points and her twin sister Arianna Sabatino scored the winning goal in a 2-1 overtime win over visiting Franklin & Marshall. ... Senior Brooke Weiss (Winters Mill) scored a pair of first-half goals as Randolph-Macon defeated Sweet Briar 11-0.

College field hockey: Paige Ford (South River) had 13 saves for McDaniel in a 3-0 loss to Haverford.

College volleyball: Johns Hopkins, ranked No. 18 in Division III, extended its program-record win streak to 18 with a five-set victory over Swarthmore. ... Salisbury defeated St. Mary's, 3-1. ... Loyola Maryland hit .344 Friday night, its best mark of the season, and the Greyhounds swept College of the Holy Cross, 25-21, 25-17, 26-24. The hitting percentage was Loyola's best since it hit .421 on Sept. 28, 2013, in a win over Lafayette College.

Sprint football: Navy posted a 39-0 victory over Post University.

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