August 17, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


McCarville leads Liberty to 60-59 victory over Mystics

Janel McCarville scored 19 points, including the victory-clinching three point play with 9.1 seconds remaining, in the New York Liberty's 60-59 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday. Shameka Christon scored 14 points for the Liberty (9-15), who lost their two previous meetings with the Mystics this season. Alana Beard scored 11 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a layup with 23.3 seconds left to put the Mystics (12-12) ahead 59-57. It was Washington's smallest point total this season.


Rockville's Hanley wins Tail MAPGA women's title by 1

Shannon Hanley, assistant PGA professional at Lakewood Golf Club in Rockville, shot two birdies and an eagle to win the Tail Women's Championship Friday at River Bend Golf and Country Club in Great Falls, Va. Hanley shot an even-par 72 to win by one stroke over Georgetown University women's golf coach Patty Post. Post birdied the final hole of the 5,725-yard course, but it was too little, too late to overcome Hanley's round.

Horse Racing

Nasty Widow gives Robb 5 wins in 6 races over 3 days

Veteran trainer Jerry Robb capped off a fantastic weekend at Laurel Park by winning Sunday's sixth race with Nasty Widow ($9.60) and apprentice rider Dusty Shepherd. The Robb barn won five races in six tries over the past three days, with Shepherd aboard four of the winners. On Friday afternoon, Robb and Shepherd won with Crafty Lion ($21.80) and Bigdaddysgirl ($5). On Saturday's card, the 57-year old Robb, best known for conditioning Little Bold John, teamed up with Shepherd and Polish Dance ($43) to take the opener, then went 1-2 in the second as Patrick N Dylan ($7.60) nipped stablemate Mylilsecret. Robb, who last won a training title in Maryland during the 2004 Laurel winter meeting, sits atop the summer standings with five victories, one more than Hamilton Smith.

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