Digest: Boldin, former Ravens wideout, tweets that he's joining Lions

Former Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver's Twitter account Tuesday. "This coming season, I am excited to announce that I have chosen to play for the @Lions and reunite with Coach Caldwell for another run," he tweeted. Boldin, 35, played the past three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and before that was with the Ravens for three seasons. In Boldin's final season here, the Ravens won the Super Bowl with Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator. Caldwell is now the head coach of the Lions. Boldin played 14 games last season in his third year with the 49ers and caught 69 passes with four touchdowns; in each of the previous two seasons, he caught more than 80 passes and scored at least five touchdowns. Boldin made three Pro Bowl appearances for the Arizona Cardinals, the team that drafted him in the second round in 2003, before joining the Ravens in a trade in March 2010 and spending three seasons here.

Varsity field hockey


Wilde Lake hires longtime Glenelg coach Kincaid

A couple of weeks after stepping down from a Glenelg athletics program with which she's spent the past 39 years, Ginger Kincaid announced that she will be taking over as field hockey coach at Wilde Lake. "After a lot of thought, I decided that I still had something left to give to a program that wanted me, so I agreed to take the position," said Kincaid, who coached the Gladiators to 20 Howard County championships, 17 region titles and three state crowns. "It is going to be a challenge. After 40 years I might say in the huddle, 'Let's go Glenelg.' Not sure I can wear the green and gold, but I am going to give it a try." Kincaid added that she is "excited for the new challenge" of taking over a program that combined for five wins the past two seasons. Her winning percentage with the Gladiators was .727.


--Monica D'Ippolito, Baltimore Sun Media Group

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Anthony helps convene L.A. town hall on unrest

Carmelo Anthony continued to use his voice as a professional athlete to further the discussion about tension between African-Americans and police during a forum Monday at the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. The New York Knicks star forward, who grew up in Baltimore and attended Towson Catholic, was in Los Angeles for a basketball game with the U.S. Olympic team Sunday night and decided to team up with his national teammates, the U.S. Olympic women's team, Los Angeles Police Department officials, community leaders and youths. Anthony said he wanted the town hall meeting to be an "open forum, open dialogue and honest conversations" about hopefully finding a solution to stop the country's unrest. "It was some very, very powerful messages being talked amongst not just us as athletes, but the youth," Anthony said. "The youth really, really spoke out today about how they feel about their community, how they feel about police officers, how they feel about relationships and how we can mend these relationships.

Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times

Wizards: Washington said it has re-signed shooting guard Bradley Beal. The team did not announce the terms of the deal Tuesday, but the AP reported this month that Beal agreed to a five-year contract worth $128 million. Beal, 23, was a restricted free agent. The No. 3 overall draft pick in 2012, he averaged a career-high 17.4 points in his fourth season.

College administration: Chauncey L. Winbush of Elkridge, who has worked the past 16 years at Navy, most recently as senior associate athletic director for business services, has been named vice president for athletics at Shepherd, where he played football and graduated in 1995. The Hammond alumnus also has worked as assistant director of operations for Emcee Sports in Columbia and as a fund accountant for BT Alex Brown in Baltimore.

Major League Lacrosse: New York Lizards midfielder Paul Rabil was named Offensive Player of the Week. Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman Jay Carlson (Maryland, St. Paul's) was named Rookie of the Week.


Youth soccer: The Under-17 Pipeline Black lost, 2-1, to Solar Chelsea 99 Red (Texas) on the first day of the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas. Solar's Carlos Flores scored in the 59th and 63rd minutes for Solar, and Benjamin Alexander responded four minutes later. In other games, the Baltimore Celtic 98/99 U-17 boys defeated 98 CASL Red (North Carolina), 2-1; the Baltimore Darby 01/02 U-14 boys tied LVSA 02 Red of Nevada, 1-1; and the MD United Coyotes U-18 girls lost, 1-0, to the Beach FC Academy 97 Joyner (California).