Swimming: Phelps tuning up in Paris for U.S. nationals in August

June 26, 2010|By Sports Digest


Phelps tuning up in Paris for U.S. nationals in August

Michael Phelps will swim in four events at the Paris Open this weekend as part of his preparations for the U.S. championships in August. The 14-time Olympic champion from Baltimore will compete in the 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter butterfly today and in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley on Sunday.

"Being able to swim four events in two days at the level we're swimming here is really going to test what kind of shape I am in," Phelps said Friday.

The national championships in Irvine, Calif., will determine the American roster for August's Pan Pacific Championships later in the month and for the 2011 world championships.

Et cetera

Nationals hand Bayhawks second loss in a row, 17-14

Midfielder Garrett Billings scored three goals and had an assist in his season debut as the Toronto Nationals defeated the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 17-14, on Thursday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Attackman Corey Small had a hat trick for Toronto (2-5), which never trailed. Midfielder Brian Vetter (Towson University, Annapolis) scored a career-high four goals to lead Chesapeake (4-3), which has lost two straight for the first time this season.

NFL: Miami signed cornerback Nolan Carroll (Maryland), The 5-foot-11, 204-pound Carroll was the team's first fifth-round selection in the 2010 draft. The Miami Herald reported that the deal is for four years.

Golf: Jordan Sweet of Bowie two-putted for par on the fifth playoff hole to defeat Keegan Boone of Bethesda and earn the 53rd annual Middle Atlantic Golf Association's Junior championship at Northwest Park Golf Course in Silver Spring. The two had tied at 143 in the scheduled 36-hole event, and were followed by Sam Stewart of Reisterstown, who closed with a 2-under 70 that included five birdies and a total of 145.

Capitals: Washington selected center Evgeny Kuznetsov in the first round of the NHL entry draft. Kuznetsov, 18, a 6-foot, 172-pound native of Chelyabinsk, Russia, played last season with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. He tallied two goals and seven assists in 35 games last season while recording only 10 penalty minutes.

Minor league baseball: The Orioles announced that left-handed-hitting outfielder Trent Mummey, a fourth-round draft pick out of Auburn, has been signed and will play for short-season Single-A Aberdeen. … Double-A Bowie Baysox catcher Zach Booker was placed on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, and shortstop Greg Miclat was transferred to Bowie from Single-A Frederick.

—From Sun staff and news services

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