D.C. United to play Juventus on July 28
D.C. United to play Juventus on July 28
D.C. United and Juventus, Italian soccer's most storied club, have finalized plans to play a friendly July 28 at RFK Stadium. A formal announcement is expected this week. The Turin-based team clinched its 28th Serie A title two weeks ago and recorded the first undefeated season (23-0-15) in the country's top division since 1992. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tickets, priced from $35 to $65 before service charges, will go on sale Monday. For season ticket holders, the match is "Special Game 1" in their package; all plan holders have access to a presale, starting immediately. The sides reached a tentative deal weeks ago after plans to participate in a doubleheader at FedEx Field failed to take hold. Chelsea and AC Milan would have played in the other match in Landover. Instead, those two clubs will face each other in Miami.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Men's college basketball: Verizon Center will host the East Regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament. Georgetown will act as the host school, meaning the Hoyas cannot be placed in the East Region should they make the tournament. It will be the sixth time Verizon Center has hosted NCAA tournament games, the last coming in 2011 when it hosted the rounds of 64 and 32. The 2013 games will take place March 28 and 30.
—Matt Bonesteel, The Washington Post
More men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's named Ben Wilkins as an assistant coach. He spent the past six seasons as an assistant at William and Mary.
Varsity boys lacrosse: Calvert Hall and Gilman each have three boys on the South roster for this summer's Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, leading the way among local teams. The roster for the game against the North on June 30 at Towson's Johnny Unitas Stadium includes Calvert Hall attackman Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins), Loyola midfielder Deemer Class, Calvert Hall defenseman Evan Connell, Calvert Hall attackman Patrick Kelly, Gilman defenseman Robby Haus, Gilman attackman Gordie Koerber, Gilman midfielder Jake Matthai and St. Paul's attackman-midfielder Spencer Parks.
Varsity girls lacrosse: Eleven local players, including three from No. 1 McDonogh, are among 45 girls selected as Under Armour All Americans to play in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic on June 30 at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Taylor Cummings, last season's All-Metro Player of the Year, along with Corinne Etchison and Liz Bannantine, from McDonogh's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship team, will play for the South along with John Carroll's Erica Bodt, St. Paul's twins Brooke and Kelly Boyd, Maryvale's Sam Darcangelo, Century's Alice Mercer, St. Mary's Megan Ward, Bryn Mawr's Molly Wolf and Marriotts Ridge's Anne Zabel.
College baseball: Andrew Levy pitched a two-hitter and Joey Jones went 3-for-3 with three RBIs as second-seeded Salisbury (32-7) earned a 7-2 victory over fifth-seeded Lynchburg (34-9) College in a first-round game in the NCAA Division III Newport News (Va.) Regional. The Sea Gulls will play today at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of the game between third-seed Shenandoah and No. 4 Rowan.
Golf: Amateur Dan Falls of Rockville and professionals Brendan Kelly of Annapolis and William Coleman of Kensington each shot 3-under-par 69 to finish at the top of a 131-player field in the third and final qualifying event for the Amateur and Open championships of the Maryland State Golf Association on the East Course at Andrews Air Force Base. Amateurs William Wiseman of Salisbury and Dan Walker of College Park followed at 70, and amateur Matthew Chavis of Forest Hill and pro Adam Decker of Mechanicsville, Va., had 71s. The Amateur will be played June 7-10 at Chartwell CC, and the Open will be July 9-11 at Old South CC. ... Andrew Rice shot a 3-under-par 68 to share the medal in U.S. Open local qualifying Tuesday at Members Club at Four Streams in upper Montgomery County. Canadian Ted Brown matched that number midway through the afternoon. Rice, a Baltimore Country Club member and repeat qualifier, had four birdies and one bogey in advancing to a sectional qualifier June 4 at Woodmont CC in Rockville. Among the nine qualifiers was professional Jared Goslee of Salisbury with a 70. There was a six-for-one playoff at 71 for the final spot.
—From Sun staff and news services