Matthew Centrowitz wins 1,500 at U.S. Outdoors

Matthew Centrowitz (Broadneck) of the Nike Oregon Project won the 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 3 minutes, 37.25 seconds. Robby Andrews of adidas was more than a second back, finishing in 3:38.75, followed by Leonel Manzano of Hoka One One in 3:38.76. "Going into the homestretch, I wanted the race to be won already," Centrowitz said. "Think I did that." Centrowitz, 26, finished fourth in the 2012 London Olympic Games in the 1,500, and he's gearing up for a run at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. ... Teenager Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former Ravens quarterback Randall Cunningham, won the junior national high jump title Saturday by clearing 6-0 1/2. Her older brother, Randall, captured the men's junior national crown in the event the day before.



Johan Santana abandons Blue Jays comeback bid

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has abandoned his comeback bid with the Toronto Blue Jays. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Saturday that a toe infection was the primary factor in Santana's decision. He said Santana plans on pitching winter ball. Santana hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 with the New York Mets. The 36-year-old left-hander signed a minor league deal with Toronto in February but never appeared in a game at any level. He missed all of 2011 and 2013 after shoulder surgeries. He signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in 2014 but his season ended last June after he tore his Achilles tendon. Santana is 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 major league seasons. He was the AL Cy Young winner with the Minnesota Twins in 2004 and 2006.


Signing: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes will be at the Official Orioles Team Store at the York Galleria (2899 Whiteford Road) in York, Pa., to sign autographs and greet fans Monday from 11 a.m. to noon. Longtime Baltimore sportswriter Jim Henneman will sign copies of his book, "Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic."

Book talk: Jim Sargent will discuss his book "Yesterday's Tiger Heroes" at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on July 13 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

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Baylor women's guard Small will transfer to Maryland

Ieshia Small, a 5-foot-10 women's basketball guard who was granted her release from Baylor last month, will transfer to Maryland and have two years of eligibility remaining, according to news reports. Small, who is from Miami, averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 assists in 28 games as a sophomore last season. She was the 2013 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year and a 2013 McDonald's All-American.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United's Bill Hamid made a diving save on Sebastian Giovinco in the 67th minute and the Washington club tied host Toronto FC, 0-0, on Saturday in rainy and windy conditions. Players had trouble putting passes together in the relentless rain, with wind gusts that had the players' shorts flapping like flags. Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United is 10-5-5. Toronto is 7-6-2. ... Maurice Edu (Maryland) punched home a rebound from in front of the Montreal goal in the 76th minute and the host Philadelphia Union salvaged a soggy 2-2 draw with the Impact.

National Women's Soccer League: Crystal Dunn scored in the 56th minute as the Washington Spirit (5-3-2) won, 1-0, in a physical match against the visiting Houston Dash (3-3-3) to continue its unbeaten streak at home.

Gymnastics: Lonnie Garrett, Josephina Kievsky and Mila Segel of Columbia and Emilia's Acro Gymnastics and Cheer won the women's group acrobatics with a score of 78.747 at the USA Gymnastics Championships elite competition in Greensboro, N.C.


WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 18 points to help the Atlanta Dream (4-6) to a 72-69 victory over the Washington Mystics (5-3) on Friday night. Ivory Latta scored 18 for the Mystics.

Canoe slalom: Aaron Mann of Bethesda finished 36th in the K1 men's semifinal at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2 in Krakow, Poland. Mann incurred a 50-second penalty on his run.

Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host the Baltimore Putting Championship today through Wednesday. All proceeds will benefit the Classic Five Junior Golf Program, For more information, go to