Sports Digest

SPORTS DIGEST

July 24, 2004

The quiz

His moment in the sun: Forty years ago today, an Orioles rookie beat the Washington Senators, 7-2, on a two-hitter. It was the first of his two career victories. Name him. Answer, 7C

PRO BASKETBALL

Mystics, Beard end Lynx's run at six with 65-61 victory

Rookie Alana Beard scored 23 points and made two free throws with 1:11 remaining to lead the host Washington Mystics to a 65-61 victory last night over Minnesota, ending the Lynx's franchise-record six-game winning streak in the WNBA.

Beard, who made her first eight shots, finished 8-for-9 from the field and 7-for-7 from the free-throw line as the Mystics ended a three-game losing streak.

Katie Smith, who led the Lynx with 19 points, left with 11:09 remaining in the game when she injured her right knee while scrambling with Beard for a loose ball.

Et Cetera

Larrimore hangs on, wins State Women's Amateur

First-time finalist Christy Larrimore of Baltimore saw a 3-up lead vanish over a span of four holes on the back nine of the championship match of the Maryland State Women's Amateur at Congressional Country Club but parred the 18th hole to earn a 1-up victory over three-time champion Mallory Crosland, a five-time finalist in her last six years of competing in the event.

Larrimore, 19, is the youngest women's champion since Crosland in 1997 (also 19).

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Just weeks after the withdrawal of the University of Minnesota left Great Alaska Shootout women's tournament in Anchorage organizers scrambling, it has happened again.

UMES, Minnesota's replacement, is out. The University of Louisiana-Lafayette is in.

"There was a huge miscommunication between the coaches in that even though we specifically told the basketball coach it was for this year, they had it in mind that it was for next year," said Alaska Anchorage athletic director Steve Cobb.

UMES had a scheduling conflict for the tournament, which will be Thanksgiving weekend. Cobb said the school never signed a contract and there would be no penalty.

PRO FOOTBALL: Safety Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for leaving the NFL's rookie symposium for a day.

The fine is the largest leveled on a rookie for missing the mandatory seminars for first-year players. Ryan Leaf of the San Diego Chargers and Ron Dayne of the New York Giants were fined $10,000 in 1998 and 2000 - Leaf for leaving early and Dayne for not attending.

TENNIS: Venus Williams and Lindsay Davenport advanced to the WTA JPMorgan Chase Open semifinals with victories in Carson, Calif.

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Pitchers Mike Thomas and Justin Vickers of Fallston High combined to give the Forest Hill Storm a 3-1 win over the Independent (Mo.) Indians in pool play of the National Amateur Baseball Federation 15-and-under World Series in Nashville, Tenn. ...

The Maryland Monarchs under-18 team won twice yesterday at the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in Miami. The Monarchs (9-0) beat South Florida, 5-2, as winning pitcher Brian Bent (Mount St. Joseph) went 2-for-3, and defeated Deerfield Beach (Fla.), 8-0, on a no-hitter by Jeff Feigl (Arundel).

SOCCER: Defending champion Casa Mia's 16-under boys team went 1-1-1 during the round robin and will face FC United (Seattle) for the national championship tomorrow night in Orlando, Fla.

From staff and wire reports

Quiz answer:

Dave Vineyard.

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