Beckerman named All-Star a sixth time
Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman (Arundel) was named Sunday as one of 18 Major League Soccer All-Stars who will face Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Beckerman was selected to the team by D.C. United and MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen, having missed out on being named to the All-Star First XI voted on by fans. The 30-year-old defensive midfielder from Crofton has four goals and four assists in 19 starts and has received All-Star recognition in six straight seasons. He was named to the All-Star inactive list in 2007 and 2008 before earning a spot on the game-day roster in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Beckerman did not participate in the 2010 game because of injury. Others on the All-Star team include Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi (Maryland), who has two goals and a team-high eight assists in 18 games; and United midfielders Dwayne De Rosario (five goals, 10 assists) and Chris Pontius (nine goals, one assist).
United falls: Brad Davis scored on a penalty kick in the 17th minute after goalkeeper Bill Hamid received a red card for fouling Mac Kandji in the box, Will Bruin added his 10th goal of the season before halftime and the Houston Dynamo (7-5-4) rolled to a 4-0 victory over visiting D.C (10-6-3). Oscar Garcia and Brian Ching scored in the second half.
U.S. U-19 lacrosse men's team defeats England, 20-1
The U.S. under-19 men's national team cruised over England, 20-1, in its third pool-play game at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships in Turku, Finland, rebounding from an 11-9 overtime loss to Canada 24hours earlier — the Americans' first in tournament history. Attackman Kyle Keenan scored a team-high four goals and Matt Kavanagh had two goals and two assists as 12 different players scored at least once. The United States scored the game's first 11 goals. Kyle Turri played all 80 minutes in net, making six saves; Zach Oliveri had a day off. The pair has typically split halves in tournament and exhibition play. The United States (2-1) has its first off day today and will face the Iroquois (1-1) on Tuesday in its final pool-play game. In other "Blue Division" play Sunday, the Iroquois lost, 11-9, to Canada (3-0).
NHL: Defenseman Mike Green declined the Washington Capitals' qualifying offer of a one-year contract worth $5 million. He had until 5p.m. Sunday to accept the deal, as was the case with all restricted free agents considering qualifying offers. Both sides can continue to negotiate a new contract despite the deadline, and that's expected to happen in this case.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
NBA: First-round draft pick Bradley Beal had 14points and four assists, as the Washington Wizards (1-1) earned a 76-70 victory over the Houston Rockets in a Summer League game Saturday night in Las Vegas. Beal shot 4-for-10 from the field and 5-for-10 on free throws.
Horse racing: Maryland native Rick Dutrow Jr. was the leading trainer at the Belmont Park spring/summer meet, saddling 27 winners.
D.C. United Women: Connecticut midfielder Jennifer Skogerboe, a rising junior, was signed by the team before the league-wide roster freeze went into effect Wednesday. ... Cat Whitehill and Nikki Marshall will participate Aug. 25 at the Maryland SoccerPlex stadium field in Boyds in a benefit game for the Michael Washo "Art from the Heart" Foundation and DC Scores. A select all-star team will face the Maryland Capitols team of the Women's Professional Soccer League. For tickets, go to pmi.ticketsocket.com.
Women's college soccer: Washington College hired Kanute Drugan as coach. Drugan spent the past 15 seasons at Aurora in Illinois, where he went 229-85-13 and guided the Spartans to 12 conference championships. His 229 wins rank 27th all-time in NCAA Division III history.
Men's college basketball: Recent Navy graduate Ted Connolly was named to the Patriot League academic honor roll. ... Recent Johns Hopkins graduates Danny Gergen and Tim McCarty, along with rising seniors Alex Pandrangi and Mike Rhoads, were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
—From Sun staff and news services