Digest (June 29): McDonogh, UMBC alumnus Kansaye joining Loyola Maryland men's soccer coaching staff

Digest (June 29): McDonogh, UMBC alumnus Kansaye joining Loyola Maryland men's soccer coaching staff
A two-year captain at UMBC, Kansaye was honored as the 2014 America East Midfielder of the Year and was twice voted to the All-America East first team. (UMBC photo)

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


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.

— Bob Hough, Baltimore Sun Media Group


Elena Delle Donne hits 3-pointer at buzzer to lift Mystics

Elena Delle Donne hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the host Washington Mystics an 80-77 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night. After LaToya Sanders hit two free throws to give Washington (10-5) a 77-75 lead with 17.1 seconds to play, Tina Charles banked in a short turn-around jumper to tie it about 10 seconds later. Maryland alumna Kristi Toliver's 3-point attempt was blocked by New York's Sugar Rodgers as time appeared to expire, but 0.6 of a second was put on the clock after video review, and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt found Delle Donne with the inbound pass for the winner.Delle Donne led Washington with 22 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland) had 12, and Toliver 10. The Mystics have won four in a row. New York is 4-10.