Digest: Former Terp Diamond Stone picks up 10 fouls in second pro game
Jul 04, 2016 | 11:56 PM
|From Sun staff and news services
"Every big [man] picked in front of me, it’s just like when I see them, it’s going to be war," said Diamond Stone after being selected in the second round of the NBA draft. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun video)
Los Angeles Clippers rookie center Diamond Stone scored three points and committed a maximum 10 personal fouls in 17 minutes in the Clippers' 81-72 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday in the Orlando Pro Summer League.
Stone, a former Terp who was drafted 40th overall by the New Orleans Pelicans last month before being dealt to Los Angeles, received his second straight start and shot 1-for-4 and added four rebounds.
Center Diamond Stone stepped onto the court for the first pro basketball game of his career Saturday in the Orlando Pro Summer League.
By Christian Simmons
Jul 02, 2016 | 8:25 PM
Rookie teammate Brice Johnson, the Clippers' 25th overall draft pick out of North Carolina, had a team-high 23 points but picked up seven fouls as Los Angeles finished with 39 in 40 minutes. Oklahoma City's Cameron Payne went 14-for-14 from the free-throw line.
In his first pro game Saturday, Stone played 24 minutes during the team's 91-71 loss to the Miami Heat and finished with eight points on 3-for-8 shooting, five rebounds and two steals. Stone, the youngest player on the Clippers' summer league roster at age 19, said Saturday he has noticed several differences between the college and the pro levels.
"It's a little bit more aggressive, you know … you play harder, I'd say," he said. "The game speed's a little bit faster but, again, you get a lot more freedom. … The coaches trust you more." Los Angeles will face the New York Knicks today at 3 p.m.
U.S. Paralympics announced the 115 athletes who have been selected to compete at the Summer Games held September 7-18 in Rio de Janeiro.
Jul 04, 2016 | 12:45 AM
Paralympic swimming: Loyola Maryland rising juniors McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas were named Sunday to the U.S. roster for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro from September 7-18. This will be the second straight appearance for Coan and Gialamas, who also competed at the 2012 Games in London.
Horse racing: After missing half of Saturday's card and all of Sunday with a sore right knee, Maryland's leading jockey, Trevor McCarthy, returned to ride during Monday's holiday program at Laurel Park.
The winner of Laurel's winter-spring stand and the Preakness Meet at Pimlico to open the year, McCarthy went winless in the 10-race program but finished second with three of his six mounts — Just Jack in the second race, Another Badge in the sixth and Super Fund in the seventh — and third with Wednesdays Only in the 10th.
Trevor McCarthy rode three winners Sunday on the closing day of the Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland.
Jun 26, 2016 | 11:55 PM
"I feel very well," McCarthy said. Sunday "was not so good. I had trouble with my knee, my MCL. I strained it. I wrapped it up and just rested it and this morning I was feeling pretty good so I said, 'Why not give it a shot?' and it paid off." McCarthy, 22, was injured after being unseated during the gallop out by 3-year-old filly Giddy Up, falling into the path of runner-up Awake the Day and was hit on the right knee.
— A bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 for a carryover jackpot payout of $24,250.10. There will be a carryover of $3,391.66 in the $1 Super Hi-5 on Saturday. First race post time is 1:25 p.m.
— Jockey Victor Carrasco posted a riding triple aboard Intrepid Citizen ($11.40) in the fifth race, Runninginthevale ($12.20) in the seventh and Sippy Cup ($12.60) in the 10th. Feargal Lynch was first with All Fired Up ($3.40) in the fourth and She Rolls ($15.40) in the sixth, and Jevian Toledo won on Kitty Fredo ($10.40) in the third and Aimed ($8.20) in the ninth.
NBA: The Washington Wizards will hold their summer league minicamp practices today through Thursday at Verizon Center. The team will depart for Las Vegas on Thursday after its morning session. The three-day minicamp will be highlighted by Summerfest on Wednesday. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public. Fans will have a chance to see Scott BrooksKelly Oubre Jr. the summer league roster participate in an open practice at 6:30 p.m. Markieff Morris
TV: Maryland Public Television will air "Honor Man: Remembering the Life & Legacy of Lt. SEAL Brendan Looney" three times this month. The half-hour documentary can tonight at midnight and July 11 at 10:30p.m. The film, produced by DeMatha High School and narrated by CBS' James Brown, chronicles the life of former Navy lacrosse player Brendan Looney, a Navy SEAL who died in Afghanistan in 2010.