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Digest (Aug. 15): Wayne Rooney scores twice as D.C. United top Portland Timbers

Wayne Rooney scored two goals and D.C. United beat the Portland Timbers , 4-1, on Wednesday night to move out of last place in the Eastern Conference. D.C. (6-9-6) won its third consecutive home game. Portland (10-5-7) has lost two straight after going unbeaten in its previous 15 matches. Rooney, the English star who joined the Washington club in June, tied it at 1 in the 43rd minute by running past the defense for Yamil Asad's through ball and rolling it by Jeff Attinella. Rooney bent in a free kick in the 68th for his third MLS goal.

College football: Bowie State senior quarterback Amir Hall along with junior linebacker Derrick Tate and sophomore defensive back William Flowers (Mervo) were named to the Black College Football Hall of Fame Watch List for the BCF Player of the Year Award. ... Morgan State senior defensive end Malachi Washington and junior linebacker Rico Kennedy also were named to the BCF Player of the Year Watch List.

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College wrestling: Mason Goretsas has been named coach at McDaniel. Goretsas, a 2015 graduate of McDaniel, spent the last four seasons as an assistant on staff. Goretsas was a two-time state champ for North Carroll High before starting his college career at Maryland. He transferred and wrestled for the Green Terror for three seasons, posting a 67-27 record.

Women's college volleyball: Stevenson is ranked No. 24 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III preseason poll. The Mustangs (33-2) were ranked No. 23 in last season's final rankings. ... Johns Hopkins earned its first preseason ranking. The Blue Jays are ranked 18th in the AVCA Top 25 Poll.

Women's college soccer: Mount St. Mary's added Adam Lewis and Kelsey Wys as assistants to its coaching staff.

College track: Donald M. Chatellier, a longtime track and cross country coach at Washington College , died Tuesday night at 89.

Rowing: Washington College graduate Hugh McAdam was named by USRowing to the 72-person roster that will represent the United States at the 2018 World Rowing Championships on Sept. 9-16 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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