Melo Trimble scores five points as U.S. loses in Pan Am semifinal

Melo Trimble dribbles against Canada in the Pan American Games men's basketball semifinal on July 24, 2015.

Maryland guard Melo Trimble scored five points in nine minutes off the bench for the United States (2-2) in a 111-108 loss to Canada (4-0) in a men's basketball semifinal at the Pan American Games in Toronto. Trimble shot 1-for-4 from the field, including 1-for-2 on 3-point attempts and 2-for-2 from the foul line, and had one assist and two fouls. Bobby Brown led the Americans with 25 points and had a game-best seven assists, Anthony Randolph contributed 21 points and a USA-high six rebounds, Ron Baker added 15 points and three steals, and Denzel Valentine scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Canada will play Brazil (4-0), which earned a 68-62 win over the Dominican Republic (1-3) in the other semifinal, in today's gold-medal game. The United States and the Dominican Republic will meet at 11 a.m. for the bronze medal.

NHL: Barreling toward an arbitration decision with their starting goaltender, the Washington Capitals instead settled on a five-year, $30.5 million deal with Braden Holtby on Friday, less than one day before the deadline for an independent ruling. The agreed-upon contract virtually split the difference between the average annual value discussed by both sides before Thursday's hearing, when the Capitals had offered a long-term extension somewhere in the mid-$5 million range, while Holtby's camp countered around $6.5 million. In their arbitration briefs, Washington had requested a one-year deal at $5.1 million, while Holtby filed at $8 million. The deal will make Holtby the NHL's seventh-highest-paid goaltender, rewarding him for a season in which he matched franchise records for appearances (72), wins (41) and shutouts (nine). In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Holtby led all goalies with a 1.71 goals-against average and .944 save percentage.


Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post

More Capitals: Washington signed defenseman Ryan Stanton to a one-year, two-way contract. Stanton, 26, had three goals in 54 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season.


NFL: The Ravens placed tight end Dennis Pitta and free safety Terrence Brooks on the physically unable to perform list. Undrafted rookie offensive lineman Leon Brown passed his physical and was cleared to practice. Pitta is rehabilitating his surgically repaired right hip. Brooks participated in full-team drills after tearing his anterior and medial collateral ligaments in December.

Aaron Wilson

Youth soccer: Four Baltimore-area boys teams that qualified for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships this week in Tulsa, Okla., have advanced through the preliminary round in their age divisions. In under-13 play, Baltimore Celtic Darby went 3-0 in round-robin play to reach the championship game today against California-based EC Real Galaxy. In under-15, Fewster FC finished 2-0-1 to claim the top seed in Group B and reach a semifinal today against Georgia's United FA 00 Premier. Baltimore Celtic's under-16 team will face Virginia's Loudoun 98 Red in a semifinal today after going 2-1 to take second place in Group A play. In under-17, Baltimore Celtic went 2-1 to finish second in Group A and will take on Chicago Magic in a semifinal today.

Varsity: After leaving the area more than 25 years ago to pursue professional opportunities in athletics, Pete Alvanos will return home as the new athletic director at North County. Alvanos, 49, whose parents still live in the Hillsmere Shores home where he grew up, played football and lacrosse at Annapolis and Anne Arundel Community College. He attended Drexel on a lacrosse scholarship before beginning his football coaching career as a volunteer assistant under Elliot Uzelac at Navy in 1987.

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Laurel Park: The track will have two carryovers on its eight-race card today, including $16,859 on its 50-cent Super Hi 5 in the last race. Along with the Super Hi 5 carryover, Laurel's 50-cent Pick 5, which features an industry-low 12 percent takeout, will have a carryover of $10,181.90. No one solved the Pick 5, which included the $44 winner Dysprosium in the fifth race, or the Super Hi 5, which had the $12.80 winner Blame Me followed home in the last race by Spartianos (7-1), Wye Not Win (20-1), Ted's Memoires (35-1) and Rocket Rumors (19-1). The 10-cent Rainbow 6 was hit, however, Friday. The lone winning ticket with the six correct winning numbers (9-10-8-7-10-11) returned $8,097.94. First-race post time Saturday is 1:30 p.m.