Downtown international soccer match set for July 25

March 08, 2010|By Sports Digest

The Ravens and the Maryland Stadium Authority are in the final stages of putting together a second international soccer matchup at M&T Bank Stadium on July 25, according to Terry Hasseltine, director of the Maryland office of sports marketing. No other details - including which teams will participate - have been finalized, Hasseltine said. There is an outside chance the date could change, "but all discussions are leaning toward the 25th," he said. Hasseltine also said that because this is a World Cup year, European teams are reluctant to commit to an overseas trip before their regular season begins.Last July, a sellout crowd of 71,000 watched Chelsea beat AC Milan in Baltimore in the feature game of an international series in the U.S. The goal for a second game will be a crowd of more than 59,000. "That's what makes the financials work," Hasseltine said.

- Ken Murray

Wizards: Washington signed 6-foot-6 guard-forward Alonzo Gee to a 10-day contract. Gee averaged 21.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in 36 games for the NBA D-League's Austin Toros.

College track and field: Navy sophomore Jess Palacio broke Kim McGreevy's 16-year-old school record in the mile run en route to a second-place finish of 4 minutes, 50.80 seconds at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in Boston.

College baseball: Greg Harbeck,Alex Eliopoulos,Lucas Henneman and Andrew Pevsner combined on a no-hitter for Johns Hopkins (2-0) in a 15-0 victory over visiting Rutgers-Newark (1-2) in the second game of a doubleheader. The Blue Jays won the opener, 13-4.

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