Langhorne's 25 not enough as Mystics lose to Sun
Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) scored 25 points and Jasmine Thomas added 17 points off the bench, but the Washington Mystics lost their third straight game Sunday, falling to the Connecticut Sun, 94-86. Monique Currie had a team-high eight rebounds. The Mystics rallied to pull within three points with just over two minutes remaining but were unable to contain Sun center Tina Charles, who thwarted Washington's comeback attempt with a 30-point performance. The Mystics shot 48.5 percent from the field, slightly below Connecticut's 52.5 percent. The Mystics will travel home to play the New York Liberty on Friday.
D.C. United Women shut out Lions, 2-0, to move to 4-0
D.C. United Women: Ashley Manning and Sarah Sample scored second half goals to give the first-place United Women a 2-0 win and a two-game sweep of the Dutch Lions in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday evening, extending their record to 4-0-0 a third of the way into the W-League season. The victory marks their eighth consecutive league win dating to last season. After a scoreless first half, Virginia Tech forward Ashley Manning scored her first goal in a United Women uniform moments after the second half began. Danielle Malagari rifled a pass to Mikaela Howell, who sent a quick through ball to Manning; she fired a shot into the back of the net midstride. In the 60th minute, Sample (Maryland) received a pass from Howell in the left portion of the box and strategically rolled the ball into the right side of the net past Dayton goalkeeper Ashley Daniels, who had charged out of the goal. United Women will next play Saturday at the Fredericksburg Impact for the first of three matches with the Atlantic Division rivals this season. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at University of Mary Washington Stadium.
Baseball: Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck and three other former Orioles beat reporters at The Baltimore Sun will participate in a Sun Newsmaker Forum about the team June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m. at Johns Hopkins' Shriver Hall. Schmuck will be joined by ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and MASN's Roch Kubatko to discuss their thoughts about covering the Orioles during their Camden Yards era. The event is part of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's summer series celebrating "20 Years at The Yard." Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Whitney Edmonds at WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com or calling 410-727-1539, ext. 3033. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.
College football: Towson will hold its third annual "Football 101" Clinic for Women from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 26 at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Register at tutigertracks.com.
Golf: Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses and the House of Ruth Maryland will host the second annual "High Heels For Hope" longest-drive contest June 9 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at the Pine Ridge Golf Course driving range. Participants will tee off wearing high-heeled shoes to benefit victims of domestic violence. For more information, visit sClassic5Golf.com.
—From Sun staff and news services