Bayhawks clinch playoff berth, take down Chicago, 20-12
Midfielder Kyle Dixon (Archbishop Spalding) led a balanced attack with four points, while goalie Chris Garrity (St. Mary's) anchored a strong defensive effort with 14 saves as the Chesapeake Bayhawks clinched a postseason berth with a 20-12 victory over the Chicago Machine at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Bayhawks (5-6) entered the night needing to beat Chicago by at least four goals to secure a spot in the playoffs, and they cemented their place in the Major League Lacrosse championship weekend after outscoring the Machine 10-1 in the third quarter.
Former Ravens wide receiver Washington signs with Eagles
Wide receiver Kelley Washington, who played with the Ravens last season but wasn't re-signed after the team traded for Anquan Boldin and signed free agent Donte' Stallworth, has joined the Philadelphia Eagles. Washington played in 15regular-season games for the Ravens, starting two. He had 34 catches for 431 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Lake Clifton's Harried helps lead U.S. youth team to gold
Lake Clifton coach Herman "Tree" Harried struck gold this summer. Serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. under-17 boys team, Harried was instrumental in bringing home the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA U-17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. The U.S. completed the tournament with a 111-80 win over runner-up Poland on July11 to finish 8-0 in the 12-team field. Harried, a Dunbar graduate who went on to play at Syracuse and professionally overseas, said the gold medal was like nothing else he ever experienced in his coaching career. "It hit me during the national anthem. It's not a city or state championship — it's a world championship. It was great to be a part of and also great to represent Baltimore City," he said.
Palace Baltimore squanders opportunities, ties, 1-1
Crystal Palace Baltimore (5-9-5) failed to capitalize on a Montreal Impact team (6-8-6) reduced to 10 men at the Maryland SoccerPlex, tying, 1-1. Even before Simon Gatti was sent off for his second bookable offense in the 56th minute, Palace dominated possession and had most of the opportunities but went 1-0 down on a penalty kick by Tony Donatelli in the 63rd minute. Gary Brooks evened the score on a cross from Takuro Nishimura in the 77th minute.
Major League Soccer: Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley and Nelson Gonzalez scored to lead Real Salt Lake to a 3-0 victory over D.C. United, extending United's winless streak to six games.
D.C. (3-12-3) has scored only 12 goals this season.
College track and field: Recent Salisbury graduate Brandon Fugett (Cardinal Gibbons), who defended his Division III national championship in the shot put in the spring, was named to the Division III All-Academic Track & Field team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Youth softball: The under-14 Lutherville Nightmare finished the USSSA Fastpitch World Series in Orlando, Fla. with a 4-2 record at the B-level.
—From Sun staff and news services