Sports Digest (Sept.2): No. 4 Terps edge No. 3 Duke in field hockey


No. 4 Maryland (5-0) held off a second-half push by third-ranked and visiting Duke (3-1) on Sunday for a 4-3 victory in the B1G/ACC Cup. With the victory, the Terps are off to their best start since 2013.Senior goalkeeper Sarah Holliday made 10 saves for the Terps, who got goals from four players: Bibi Donraadt, Bodil Keus, Melissa Wilken and Nike Lorenz flung in a shot off a penalty corner for Maryland's fourth and final goal. Maryland took 11 shots to Duke's 15 and both teams had four penalty corners. No. 12 Northwestern beat No. 13 Boston College, 2-1, in double overtime in Sunday's first game.


Women's soccer: Hannah Hoefs scored twice in the first 31 minutes and host Loyola Maryland (2-3) earned a 2-1 win over UMBC (0-5) at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds had an 18-3 advantage in shots. ... Navy (2-1-3) and Western Carolina (3-1-2) tied 0-0 in a game in Cullowhee, N.C., that was halted early because of lightning. Mids goalkeeper Sydney Fortson made three saves. ... Mount St. Mary's (0-4-0) lost, 2-1, at Radford (2-1-1).

By the time Washington Mystics All-Star Elena Delle Donne descended the steps into Smith Center, ready for the last round of treatment and tests on her ailing

Horse racing

Stronach 5 — new national Pick 5 wager — to debut

The Stronach Group will will begin offering a new national Pick 5 wager — the Stronach 5 — beginning Sept. 28. The first week will offer a guaranteed pool of $50,000 on the multi-race, multi-track wager with an industry-low 12-percent takeout. The minimum wager on the Stronach 5 will be $1. The Stronach 5 will feature races from Laurel Park , Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday. The Maryland Jockey Club will host the Stronach 5 and offer the multi-race bet as a separate wagering program.

Et cetera

Edsall nepotism case to be heard by Conn. judge

A Connecticut Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments in New Britain about whether UConn football coach Randy Edsall should be allowed to retain his son as an assistant coach with the team. Edsall, a former Maryland coach, is appealing a ruling by the state's ethics office that the school violated Connecticut's ban on nepotism by hiring Corey Edsall in 2017 as tight ends coach. That ruling led a lawmaker to include paragraph on an unrelated piece of legislation this year to allow immediate family members to work in the same "constituent unit" of the state system for higher education with certain conditions. Both sides are scheduled to present oral arguments on Wednesday before Judge Joseph Shortall in New Britain Superior Court on a motion to dismiss the case.

NFL: The Cleveland Browns claimed defensive lineman Carl Davis off waivers from the Ravens. ... The Detroit Lions claimed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal off waivers from the Ravens. ... The Indianapolis Colts waived defensive end Ryan Delaire (Towson University). ... The New York Giants claimed former Ravens return specialist Kaelin Clay off waivers from the Buffalo Bills . ... The New York Jets are scheduled to work out former Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman today, ESPN reported, citing a source.

Major League Soccer: Wayne Rooney broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and set up Luciano Acosta 's two goals to help host D.C. United (8-12-6) to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta United (16-5-6).

National Women's Soccer League: Arielle Ship scored a 71st-minute goal in her second appearance since returning from a torn ACL to help the Washington Spirit earn a 1-1 draw in their season finale against visiting Sky Blue FC, which tied the score on a long shot by Sarah Killion in the 87th minute. The Spirit's Aubrey Bledsoe finished the season with an NWSL-record 108 saves.

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