McCoughtry's 33 carry Dream past Mystics

Slowed by knee injuries, ex-Terp Jenkins retires

July 21, 2011|By Sports Digest

WNBA

McCoughtry's 33 carry Dream past Mystics

Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 33points to lead the visiting Atlanta Dream to an 86-79 victory over the Washington Mystics. Former Mystic Lindsey Harding added 14 points and Armintie Price chipped in 12 for the Dream, which scored 10 straight points down the stretch to turn a 78-76 deficit into an 86-78 lead. Sandora Irvin's put-back off a miss by McCoughtry tied the game at 78 with just under two minutes left, and Price made a tough driving layup 30 seconds later to put Atlanta ahead for good. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) led Washington with 24 points and had 10 rebounds and five assists. Marissa Coleman (Maryland) contributed 21 points for the Mystics, who were coming off an overtime win against the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday but lost for the sixth time in their past seven games.

NFL

Slowed by knee injuries, ex-Terp Jenkins retires

Former New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins (Maryland) announced his retirement. "Wanted to let you all know that I have loved the support and respect that you all have given me throughout my career," he said in a posting on Facebook. "But it is time for the torch to be passed to the younger players. I am going to hang up the cleats! The mind is always willing to play but my body deserves the rest. Thank you for the opportunities to play Carolina and New York." Knee injuries limited Jenkins, 31, to seven games the past two seasons. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Jenkins was drafted by the Panthers in the second round in 2001. He joined the Jets via trade before the 2008 season and finished his career with 24 sacks. Jenkins was released by the Jets before the lockout.

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Crab Bowl changes method for selecting rosters

Tony Kennedy acknowledges that worthy players have been missed in the selection process for the annual Crab Bowl senior all-star football game. So the director of football operations for the Mid-Atlantic Football Foundation has announced a new format geared toward making the game a true statewide showcase. Starting this year, the Crab Bowl will divide the state into 11districts and put a coach from each in charge of picking players from that area. Previously, Kennedy said, the teams were selected by the coaching associations based largely on word of mouth. The fourth annual Crab Bowl — which pits players from the Baltimore area against those from Washington — is scheduled for Dec.17 at Bowie State. Seniors from public and private high schools in Maryland are eligible.

More high schools: Woodlawn point guard Devin Brown has committed to Division III Albright and will join the men's basketball team there this fall. … St. Mary's is seeking a girls varsity lacrosse coach and an assistant boys junior varsity soccer coach.

Swimming: Loyola rising sophomore Julian Brice will compete for his native Saint Lucia at next week's FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China. He will swim in the 100-meter freestyle Wednesday and the 50 free July 29.

Major League Soccer: Stephen McCarthy scored in the 73rd minute as the New England Revolution beat D.C. United, 1-0, to win on the road for the first time in 10matches this season and end a nine-match winless streak in MLS. Charlie Davies missed a penalty kick well over the crossbar in the 43rd minute for United, which was unbeaten in its previous five matches.

NHL: The Washington Capitals placed 2008 first-round draft pick Anton Gustafsson on unconditional waivers, a team spokesman confirmed. Any team can claim his contract for $125. If the 21-year-old forward clears waivers at noon today, Washington could terminate his contract. Gustafsson, the son of Capitals great Bengt Gustafsson, has been limited by recurring injury problems.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

Horse racing: The Stronach Group, which owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, has renewed its partnership with HRTV. The agreement grants HRTV exclusive rights to the domestic television rights from tracks owned by Churchill Downs Inc. and Stronach, except for a limited number of races.

Track and field: Coppin State freshman Brandon Baskerville will compete in the high jump for the United States at the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships beginning Friday in Miramar, Fla. The biennial international competition is for athletes 16 to 19.

Field hockey: Maryland players Maxine Fluharty and Katie Gerzabek were named to the USA Field Hockey Under-19 and Under-21 teams. The Terps' Natalie Hunter, Ali McEvoy and Jill Witmer also made the Under-21 team.

College football: Frostburg State senior quarterback Josh Volpe is one of 132 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service.

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