Soccer's appeal seems to grow every four years — the next men's World Cup is three years away — but some local soccer players and enthusiasts say it's a shame their sport needs international competition to spark interest.
Katie Schwarzmann (Century, Maryland), Kelly Berger (Hammond) and Ally Carey (John Carroll) scored two goals apiece as Team USA opened round-robin play in the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup with a 17-7 win over England in Oshawa, Ontario, on Thursday night.
The Israel Lacrosse Association issued a statement Tuesday saying that its women's national team will forfeit if it is scheduled to play a Women's World Cup game between sunset Friday, July 19 and sunset Saturday, July 20, which is Judaism's holy day of Shabbat.
After winning the school's first-ever national championship, the Stevenson men's lacrosse team has been selected to receive the Henry Ciccarone Memorial Award by the Touchdown Club of Annapolis as the organization's Collegiate Team of the Year.
Jim Berkman, Quinn Carney, Michele DeJuliis, Sue Heether, Bill Miller, Tracy Stumpf, Ryan Wade and Michael Watson will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Oct. 26 at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, US Lacrosse announced Tuesday.
The Israel Lacrosse Association has announced that Lauren Paul Norris, a McDonogh alumna and four-time Jewish All-American at Franklin & Marshall, has been named coach of the Israel national lacrosse team that will compete in the 2013 Federal of International Lacrosse Women¿s World Cup.
The Red Sox found yet another way to humiliate the Orioles on Monday night, breaking a tie with an eight-run eighth inning on their way to a 15-10 win. ... Andy MacPhail said he received "legitimate interest" from clubs about J.J. Hardy, but he felt the Orioles should keep Hardy instead of dealing him away for prospects. ... Alfredo Simon was headed back to the United States on Monday night after attending a legal hearing in the Dominican Republic and could return to the team by Tuesday. ... Kevin Gregg is still miffed about his suspension. ... Ravens running back Ray Rice said he never intended to disrespect Hines Ward when he commented about the Steelers wide receiver's DUI arrest a week ago, but he still stands by his remarks.
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.