The U.S. men's national soccer team will return to Washington's RFK Stadium, where it has played 23 times, more than any other venue in the world, to face Peru on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The match is during a FIFA period for national team games, meaning clubs must release players. Tickets will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at ussoccer.com, at 800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster centers throughout the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area (including many Walmart locations). Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of the event. The teams last met Feb. 16, 2000, in Miami, with the Americans winning, 1-0. Peru will start World Cup qualifying in October, and the Unites States will begin in November. The match will be shown live on FOX Sports 1, UniMás and Univision Deportes Network.
Hood leaves Southern to coach at Arundel
Frank Hood is leaving Southern, the baseball program he built into a Class 2A power, to coach his alma mater, Arundel. After five seasons, including a 33-16 record and state championships the past two years, Hood is heading back to the Gambrills school, where he also teaches social studies. "It was a very hard decision; but it was also a very easy decision for me," said Hood, a 1999 Arundel graduate and a member of the 1998 Class 4A state champion Wildcats. "I went with the best decision for my family. I live five minutes away and I work there. Arundel is in my blood."
For more of Brian Burden's story about Hood, go to baltimoresun.com/varsity.
2016 Navy-Irish football game heads to Jacksonville
The 2016 Navy-Notre Dame football game will be played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 5. This will be the third time Navy has played a game in Jacksonville, an area with a strong military presence. The Midshipmen played regular-season games against Georgia Tech at the Gator Bowl in 1964 and again in 1973. It will also mark the second Navy-Notre Dame game to be played in Florida; the teams met in Orlando in 2000. Navy and Notre Dame have the longest continual intersectional rivalry in college football; they will meet for the 89th time Oct. 10 in South Bend, Ind.
Women's lacrosse: Navy announced its 15-member Class of 2019, which includes North Harford attacker-midfielder Meg O'Donnell and Severna Park midfielder Cassy Zachares.
Men's track and field: Recent Navy men's track and field graduate Tom Buffone has been named the 2014-15 Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. ... Salisbury junior Luke Campbell was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association Division III Outdoor National Championship men's track Most Outstanding Performer.
Women's track and field: Coppin State 2014 graduate Christina Epps, a triple jumper, and Eagles senior high jumper Deandra Daniel, will perform at the Pan Am Games this month in Toronto. Epps is the USA Track & Field national champion; Daniel will compete for Trinidad & Tobago.
Terps commit Knade tied for lead in Gilchrist junior golf event
Peter Knade of Easton, who has committed orally to Maryland, and Brandon Yoon of Brambleton, Va., are tied for the second-round lead of the boys division of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South Country Club in Lothian at 3-under-par 141. Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va., extended her lead to six strokes in the girls division with a two-day 5-under 139. Rij Patel of Hunt Valley, the first-round leader among the boys, is tied for third at 2-under 142 with Michael Jones of Potomac and Will Koras of Lutherville. The final round is today.
WNBA: Lynetta Kizer (Maryland) came off the bench and scored a season-high 17 points in 19 minutes and host Indiana (6-6) rolled to an 88-65 win over the Seattle Storm (3-10) for the Fever's third straight win. "Her skill set is tremendous," Indiana coach Stephanie White said of Kizer, a 6-foot-4 forward. "She has the skills of a guard." Indiana's Marissa Coleman (Maryland) reached double figures for a team-best eighth time this season with 15 points.
NHL: The Washington Capitals signed forward Paul Carey to a one-year, two-way contract. Carey, 26, has one assist and four penalty minutes in 22 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche.
Travel baseball: The Elkridge Hurricanes Under-12 team, coached by John Haberern, reached the final four of a Cooperstown (N.Y.) Dreams Park Experience tournament, beating teams from Texas, Norfolk, Va., Memphis, Tenn., and New York before losing to the Arkansas Express, ranked sixth nationally. Only one team from Maryland has ever advanced further.