Mamadou Kansaye will join the Loyola Maryland men's soccer program as an assistant coach. Kansaye won two Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championships at McDonogh and three Youth National Championships with the Baltimore Bays while playing for current Loyola coach Steve Nichols. He also captained UMBC to the 2014 NCAA College Cup as a senior.
Smith-Pelly signs1-year deal with Caps
Devante Smith-Pelly took less money and a one-year deal to stay with the Washington Capitals . Smith-Pelly signed a $1 million contract for next season Thursday to return to the team he helped win the Stanley Cup by scoring seven playoff goals. The 26-year-old third-line forward turned down other one- and two-year offers for more money to give himself some stability in a place he feels comfortable.
Capitals Fan Fest: The Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday at 10 a.m. Fan Fest will feature the team's development camp scrimmage, the team's annual equipment sale, a public skate and a photo opportunity with the Stanley Cup. The entire camp is open to the public and all on-ice sessions are free and open to the public. The Stanley Cup will be on display for fans to take photos with from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants may take one photo per person — a group photo or individual photo. All photos will be taken by a Capitals photographer. Cellphone photos and selfies are prohibited. The Stanley Cup photo line will be closed at 1:15 p.m., with photos being taken until 2 p.m. In celebration of Caps Fan Fest, Kettler Capitals Iceplex will be offering $5 public skate admission. The $5 admission fee includes rental skates. Public skate will be offered from 10:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Arlington Ice. For more details and a schedule of events for Fan Fest, go to washcaps.com/fanfest.
UMBC's Lyles joins Jazz 's Summer League team
The Utah Jazz added former UMBC guard Jairus Lyles to their NBA Summer League team. Lyles is the first Retriever to compete on a team in the 12 years that the NBA has sponsored summer play. Lyles led UMBC to the 2017-18 America East title, scoring 27 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Vermont, 65-62. Six days later, he made nine of 11 field-goal tries and scored 28 points as the Retrievers became the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in a 74-54 win over Virginia.
More: Tiwian Kendley, who spent two years at Morgan State, will play for the Washington Wizards in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas. Kendley, who went undrafted this month, signed the agreement with Washington this week. A 6-foot-4 guard, he reached 1,000 career points faster than anyone else in Morgan State's Division I history, finishing with 1,032 in 44 career games. He averaged 26.1 points per game and grabbed 4.0 rebounds and had 2.1 steals per game as a senior.
South River hires Hall as boys basketball coach
After leading the Annapolis junior varsity boys basketball team to an unbeaten season and a county championship last year, Darren Hall has been hired to coach the South River varsity. Hall, a 1993 South River graduate, will replace Jeff Vincent, who stepped down after three years. Vincent will remain at the school and will continue to coach the boys soccer team and teach physical education. Hall coached at Annapolis the past two years after teaching and coaching in Fairfax County, Va.
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Elena Delle Donne hits 3-pointer at buzzer to lift Mystics