Crystal Dunn, a rising star with the top-ranked U.S. women's national soccer team, has left the Washington Spirit to sign with English club Chelsea, the second prominent player to depart since the National Women's Soccer League final three months ago.
Lindsey Moneymaker and Ainsley Yates had stood in line for more than an hour Thursday afternoon, waiting patiently at the Under Armour Brand House with hundreds of strangers who they did not know but could hardly tell apart: mostly girls, likely clutching a soccer ball or a jersey or a cleat, desperately wanting to meet Kelley O'Hara and Lauren Holiday.
A pair of unlikely heroes -- Robert Andino and Mark Hendrickson -- spurred the Orioles over the Indians, 8-3, on Sunday. ... The Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy agreed to terms Saturday on a three-year extension worth between $22 million and $22.5 million. ... Each day seemingly brings more uncertainty to the Orioles roster. ... Brian Matusz pitched seven scoreless innings for Norfolk on Saturday, allowing just three hits and two walks. ... Japan won the sixth Women's World Cup, defeating the United States, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after a 2-2 tie in extra time.