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Grant Farley saves the day for Baltimore Celtic Darby in under-13 national final

US Youth Soccer National Championships

Grant Farley stopped two one-on-ones in regulation and a penalty kick at the end of overtime as Baltimore Celtic Darby 01/02 prevailed, 4-3, on penalty kicks against EC Real Galaxy FC 01 (California-North) to win the under-13 boys title at the US Youth Soccer National Championships on Saturday night in Tulsa, Okla. Farley made a kick save on Jacob Mayer in the first half, then came out of the goal to stifle Mayer in the second half. Celtic was called for a handball in the box in the final seconds of overtime, but Farley dived to his right on the penalty kick and pushed the ball wide of the goal. "It was an unbelievable game with everything you'd expect in the National final with two teams that definitely deserved to be here," Celtic coach Mike Lookingland said. "Our goalkeeper came up huge. We just added Grant about six months ago and he's never played goalie until this year. Grant is an extremely hard worker and to save a PK in the last minute of OT and to get that last save [in PKs], thank goodness he's dedicated to his craft. I am so excited for him and for our team."

Youth soccer semifinals: Devin McCarthy converted a late penalty kick to lift Fewster FC to a 1-0 victory over defending champion United FA 00 Premier of Georgia in an under-15 semifinal at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. Fewster will face Sporting KC Academy (Kansas) in the title game today at 9:40 a.m. The Baltimore Celtic under-16 team will play Seattle United 98 Copa in the final today at 8:30 a.m. after beating Loudoun 98 Red (Virginia), 4-2, in a semifinal. In an under-17 semifinal, Chicago Magic PSG Pre-academy defeated Baltimore Celtic 97/98, 2-0.

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Trimble scoreless as U.S. wins Pan Am hoops bronze

Maryland guard Melo Trimble was scoreless in nine minutes off the bench as the United States (3-2) won the men's basketball bronze medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto by rallying from 21 points down in the third quarter to earn an 87-82 win over the Dominican Republic (1-4). Trimble was 0-for-2 from the field — both on 3-point attempts — had two rebounds, one assist, and committed two turnovers and one foul.

National Women's Soccer League: The host Washington Spirit (6-5-2) rallied for a 1-1 draw against the league-leading Chicago Red Stars (11-7-1) to remain undefeated at home. Christen Press scored for Chicago in the 30th minute, and Crystal Dunn tied the game in the 82nd minute on the rebound of a shot by Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding). Spirit forward Laura del Rio was injured in the 43rd minute and was taken to a local hospital.

WNBA: The Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had nine points as a starter and the Indiana Fever's Marissa Coleman (Maryland) added six points off the bench, but the East lost to the West, 117-112, in the All-Star Game in Uncasville, Conn. The Washington Mystics' Emma Meesseman and Stefanie Dolson added 10 and four points, respectively, for the East. The West was led by 30 points from Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore.

College honors: St. Mary's field hockey and lacrosse player Christy Bishop (Glenelg) was named the Capital Athletic Conference's candidate for 2015-16 NCAA Woman of the Year. Bishop is one of 147 candidates across all three NCAA divisions. Others include Johns Hopkins swimmer Ana Bogdanovski, Centennial Conference; UMES bowler Mariana Alvarado Nava, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference; Bowie State softball player Cassandra Clayborne, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association; and Notre Dame Maryland volleyball, basketball and softball player Marylu Ortiz, Colonial States Athletic Conference. ... St. Mary's women's basketball coach Crystal Gibson was elected to the Lebanon Valley Athletic Hall of Fame.

College football: Bowie State was picked in the CIAA preseason poll to finish fifth.

College coaching: Mike Jackson was named women's track and field and cross country coach at Towson after 11 seasons at Division III Ramapo.

Baseball: The Houston Astros sent former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Fresno on Friday. Hoes was hitting .267 in eight games.

Book talk: Ralph Peluso will discuss his novel "512," based on the life of Babe Ruth, at the monthly meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Information: 410-740-1145.

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