Roundup

August 08, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Colleges

Leading rusher Castor not returning to Towson

Running back Matt Castor, who led Towson in rushing last season despite missing four games with injuries, will not be returning to the Towson football team for personal reasons, coach Rob Ambrose said. In eight games, Castor ran for 543 yards on 144 carries and scored five touchdowns. A member of Linganore's state championship team in 2003, he ran for 844 yards on 208 carries with seven touchdowns in his three-year Towson career. The Tigers open preseason camp Monday.

Extreme sports

Pastrana wants to ring out 2009 with record car jump

Travis Pastrana of Davidsonville will try to break the world record for the longest jump in a car. A handful of Los Angeles landmarks are being considered for the New Year's Eve stunt by the freestyle motocross star and rally car champion. Pastrana hopes to shatter the record of 171 feet set by his Subaru teammate, Ken Block, in a rally car in November 2006. "It depends on [the venue], but basically we're going to be jumping well over 200 feet in a car, which should be a lot of fun," Pastrana, 25, said. "It's going to be a good flight. You'll have enough time for peanuts on this one." The jump will be shown live on ESPN.

Et cetera

Laurel apprentice, 17, gets first win in 5th lifetime mount

Apprentice rider Joshua Navarro, 17, won aboard his fifth lifetime mount when Fifty Two in a Row captured the sixth race at Laurel Park. Sent to post at 9-1 for owner-trainer John Alecci, Fifty Two in a Row raced outside the speed before Navarro pushed his mount to the fore, then out finished Marciella to secure the victory. The filly paid $21.20.

WNBA: : Alana Beard had 15 points and six assists to lead the Washington Mystics to a 70-66 victory over the visiting Detroit Shock. Monique Currie and Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had three-point plays to help the Mystics (11-9) take a 69-64 lead with 1:48 remaining.

Pro lacrosse: : Rookie Pete Poillon scored with 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation to complete a comeback and keep the Bayhawks' Major League Lacrosse playoff hopes alive with a 14-13 victory over the host Boston Cannons in Washington's regular-season finale Thursday night. The Bayhawks (5-7) will make the playoffs if the visiting Long Island Lizards lose tonight to the Chicago Machine. Washington trailed 11-6 heading into the final quarter.

Pro football: : Jacksonville waived linebacker David Holloway (Maryland), who spent just three days with the Jaguars. He previously played for the Cardinals, Redskins and Browns.

- From Sun staff and news services

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