Women's basketball guard Nared to leave Maryland

August 11, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Maryland women's basketball guard Jackie Nared is leaving the university and will transfer to a program closer to home, an athletic department official confirmed. Nared, the daughter of former Maryland men's basketball player Greg Nared and a Portland, Ore., native, averaged 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games for the Terps last year. Originally a member of the team's 2008 recruiting class, Nared sat out the 2008-09 season after qualifying issues delayed her enrollment until midseason. Nared was expected to compete for the vacant shooting guard position next season with the graduation of Lori Bjork.

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Avenel event will be first major with free admission

The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship on Oct.5-10 at newly renovated TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac will be the first modern major championship on any of the U.S. professional golf tours to offer complimentary admission to the tournament grounds all week for every fan. A Thursday-Sunday pass to the Areva Championship Club is $75. A Thursday-Sunday pass to the TPC Potomac Clubhouse is available for $125.

Navy alum Hurley takes Holden Cup by three strokes

Mini-tour player Billy Hurley (Navy) followed up a first-round 69 with a 67 to win the Holden Cup by three shots at Belle Haven Country Club. His 8-under total was three better than first-round leader Faber Jamerson, PGA of Falling River CC (67-72--139).

Baltimore-Washington: Washington, represented by members of the Women's District Golf Association, scored three 3-0 sweeps en route to a 131/2-41/2 victory over Baltimore, represented by members of the Women's Golf Association, in their annual intercity match at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville. Jessica Fernandez and Sally Ratcliffe led the Baltimore side with a 3-0 win over Corrie Tayman and Deb Klein.

Langhorne scores 23 in Mystics' 84-74 victory

Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Washington Mystics used a big run to start the second half and pulled away for a 84-74 win over the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. The Mystics (17-12) moved three games ahead of the Sun for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington ended a two-game losing streak and climbed a half game behind the third-place New York Liberty.

Elsewhere: The Seattle Storm (25-4) clinched the top overall seed in the playoffs by rallying for an 80-70 win over the host Atlanta Dream. Angel McCoughtry (St.Frances) scored 16 points on 3-for-19 shooting for Atlanta.

NBA: The Wizards will begin their home schedule Nov. 2 against the 76ers in a matchup of the first two picks of the draft: Washington's John Wall and Philadelphia's Evan Turner. The Wizards' first two games are on the road: Oct. 28 in a previously announced game at Orlando, and Oct. 30 at Atlanta. The schedule features eight national television appearances, with five games on NBATV (Nov. 27 vs. Orlando, Dec. 18 vs. Miami, Dec. 22 vs. Chicago, Jan. 24 at New York, Feb. 5 vs. Atlanta), two on TNT (Oct. 28 at Orlando and Nov. 25 at Atlanta) and one on ESPN (Jan. 21 vs. Phoenix).

Soccer: Former D.C. United coach Bruce Arena was among four people inducted into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame before an international friendly in East Rutherford, N.J.

-- From Sun staff and news services

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