Long, Snyder win Paralympic gold medals in Glasgow

Jessica Long and Brad Snyder of Baltimore won races Friday at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Long led from the start and swam away with the gold for her sixth world title of 2015 in the women's 400 freestyle S8 race. The three-time Paralympian and world-record holder in the event touched the wall in 4:47.95 to finish nearly 14 seconds ahead of Great Britain's Maddison Elliott in second. For Long, 23, a 17-time Paralympic and 29-time world medalist with three more events in Glasgow, winning isn't taken for granted. "Especially as I get older, I appreciate each [medal] more and more because it's gotten harder to continue winning," she said. "I think it's awesome to get to the top, but staying there is a whole different thing. For whatever reason I've been able to stay at the top for a long time and I'm really grateful." Snyder posted a personal-best time in the men's 50 freestyle S11, touching the wall in 25.78 seconds. Snyder won the 100 freestyle and 400 free on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Snyder, a Navy veteran who lost his vision one year before winning Paralympic gold in 2012, also set a championship record in each race. "Losing my vision took away my ability to serve in the U.S. Navy but the way I see it, I still serve my country by being a part of Team USA, so that's really important to me," Snyder, the 2012 Paralympic silver medalist in the 50 freestyle said.

Women's college lacrosse


As expected, 90-second clock added for 2017 in D-I

In what was seen as a foregone conclusion, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved many of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules Committee's recommendations, most notably the implementation of a visible 90-second possession clock by the 2017 season in Division I and by 2018 in divisions II and III. The Rules Committee submitted its recommendation June 4, and the panel reviewed the recommendations before submitting its approval Thursday. The rules committee is recommending using two clocks, one on each end of the field. However, one clock located at the scorer's table will also be allowed. Under the 90-second possession clock rule, the offensive team must shoot within that window or the opposition will be awarded the ball at its location on the field when time expired.


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Idaho State's Wright named Maryland softball coach

Maryland hired Julie Wright as its softball coach. Wright spent the past five seasons as the coach at Idaho State, accumulating 126 wins and winning three straight Big Sky titles. Previously, she spent four seasons as an assistant and associate head coach at Wisconsin. While with the Badgers, she was primarily responsible for recruitment and scheduling while serving as the team's academic liaison. Wright served as head coach at Akron for two seasons from 2004 to 2006, leading the team to a 53-52 record and the Zips' first appearance in the Mid-American Conference tournament in four years.

College football: Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds is one of 50 players on the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Award, which is presented to the nation's top player in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Reynolds enters the 2015 season with 64 career rushing touchdowns, the most in NCAA history by a quarterback and tied for the fourth most in NCAA history among all players. He needs just 14 rushing touchdowns this fall to break the record of 77 set by Montee Ball of Wisconsin.

Men's college basketball: UMBC will compete in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational. The Retrievers will take part in the regional games, which were introduced to the tournament in 2011, and will be held at Northern Colorado. UMBC will meet host Northern Colorado on Nov. 21, then face Austin Peay or Cal Poly the following day. Times for these games will be announced at a later date.

WNBA: Emma Meesseman and LaToya Sanders scored 14 points apiece and the host Washington Mystics (7-6) earned a 68-50 win over the Indiana Fever (8-7) on Friday night. The win ended two streaks: Washington's 0-3 record in July and Indiana's five-game winning streak. Meesseman added 13 rebounds and four assists, while Sanders tied a career-high in points and set a career rebound mark with 10 boards. Marissa Coleman (Maryland) led Indiana with 11 points; Tamika Catchings, the Fever's leading scorer this season with 16.6 points per game, was limited to two points.

NHL: The Washington Capitals have signed right wing Chris Brown to a two-year, two-way contract. Brown, 24, has two goals and one assist in 22 career NHL games with Washington and the Arizona Coyotes.