August 12, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Pro basketball

Oberto gives Wizards depth in frontcourt

The Washington Wizards say they have signed forward-center Fabricio Oberto, giving the team added frontcourt depth. Oberto, 6 feet 10, 245 pounds, averaged 3.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs traded Oberto to Detroit this summer as part of a five-player deal; the Pistons then waived Oberto. Oberto helped the Spurs win the 2007 NBA title and Argentina win a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics. "Fabricio is a proven winner with extensive playoff experience," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said. "He is a skilled big man and a rugged veteran."

WNBA: : Deanna Nolan scored 23 points, including the basket that put the visiting Detroit Shock ahead for good, and they had 35 points in the final quarter to rally past the Washington Mystics, 81-77. Alana Beard scored 17 points to lead the Mystics (11-11).


Tommy John surgery likely for rookie Zimmermann

The Washington Nationals are still waiting for a final diagnosis on rookie pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who likely will need major elbow surgery. Dr. Lewis Yocum, an expert in Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, was supposed to examine Zimmermann's magnetic resonance imaging Tuesday. The Nationals already have said they expect the worst, and only went to Yocum to provide to confirm the diagnosis. If Zimmermann, 23, undergoes the surgery, he will be out at least a year.

Suspension: : Minor league pitcher Stephen Englund, who plays in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program after testing positive for an amphetamine.


O'Leary wins Holden Cup after playoff with Hutsell

First round leaders John O'Leary of Pleasant Valley Golf Club and David Hutsell of Elkridge Club finished 36 holes at 6-under-par before O'Leary parred the third playoff hole to win the Holden Cup at Belle Haven Country Club. Both players got to 9-under after their first four holes of the second day before a battle of attrition started in the 95-degree heat. Hutsell opened up a three-stroke lead after 15 holes with a birdie against O'Leary's bogey. However, a bogey on the par-5 16th and a double bogey on the par-3 17th allowed O'Leary to tie it at the conclusion of 36 holes.

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