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Digest (July 7): Washington Spirit hosting 1st televised game of week

The Washington Spirit will host the Orlando Pride today in the first National Women's Soccer League Lifetime Game of the Week played at the Maryland SoccerPlex. National TV coverage on Lifetime starts at 3:30 p.m. with kickoff set for 3:50 p.m. This will be the second meeting this season between Washington and Orlando. The teams played to a 1-1 draw on April 22 at Orlando City Stadium. Both sides are coming off 1-0 losses in Week 11, with Orlando falling at home to the Chicago Red Stars and Washington looking to rebound from a road loss against the Boston Breakers.

Varsity baseball: Severna Park High infielder Kody Milton will be one of 40 players competing in the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Penn State lacrosse: Former Furman assistant John Haus is set to join Jeff Tambroni's staff at Penn State, sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Haus, a standout midfielder at the University of Maryland, spent two years as an assistant under Richie Meade with the Paladins, the 2015 season as the volunteer at High Point and 2014 as an assistant at Division III Dickinson. A former All-American, Haus is having a standout season with Charlotte Hounds in Major League Lacrosse as the league's second-leading score with 22 goals and 14 assists in 10 games. He fills a role for Penn State previously held by Chris Doctor.

From Sun staff and news services

AFL awards: Washington Valor defensive back Tracy Belton has been named Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Storm. The eight-year AFL veteran recorded his 50th career interception, becoming the seventh player in league history to reach the mark. Belton also had six solo tackles, including one for loss, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery, which he returned 54 yards for a touchdown. In 10 games this season, Belton has 46 tackles (third in the AFL) and four interceptions (tied for first in the AFL). The reigning AFL Defensive Player of the Year has 715 total tackles, 103 pass breakups, seven fumble recoveries, 50 interceptions and 10 touchdowns in his career.

Navy football: Fans are invited to the Navy Football Fan Fest/Media Day on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy players will sign autographs on the blue side (press box side) concourse from 10-11 a.m., before moving to the field to interact with the fans and take group photos from 11 a.m.-noon. Fan Fest activities will include interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. The first 250 kids will receive a free T-shirt. Fans attending should enter the parking lot through Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue and enter the stadium on the Blue or press box side. There will be a $5 charge for parking and admission to the event is free. For information, contact Kris Morgenthaler, 410-293-8712 or whitacre@usna.edu.

Youth soccer league: Team registrations for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's Fall Saturday and Sunday travel level leagues are being accepted through July 31. All league competition begins the weekend after Labor Day and concludes by Nov. 12. The season will consist of eight games with additional optional participation in the Columbus Weekend Soccer Classic and the Thanksgiving Soccer Shoot-Out. CMSAoffers separate male and female competitions in the single age levels of U-8 through U-15; with dual age competitions for the U-16 and U-18 levels. Go to www.cmsasoccer.com or email scorenews@aol.com.

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