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St. Frances' McCoughtry leads Dream over Mystics
Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the WNBA's Atlanta Dream (9-1) to a 86-75 victory over the visiting Washington Mystics (4-6). Washington, which was led by Monique Currie's 20 points, has lost five straight games after starting the season 4-1.
National Women's Soccer League: Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick to lift host Western New York Flash (6-2-4, 22 points) over the Washington Spirit (1-7-3, 6 points) before an announced 3,364 at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester. Abby Wambach had three assists for the Flash, which extended its unbeaten run to nine games (6-0-3) while the Spirit was shut out for the fifth consecutive game.
Men's soccer: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, defenders Clarence Goodson (Maryland) and Oguchi Onyewu (Sherwood), and midfielder Kyle Beckerman (Arundel) were among the 23 players selected to the U.S. men's national team's final roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Training camp will start Monday in San Diego. ... UMBC rising senior Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) was named to the USL Premier Development League Team of the Week for matches ending Sunday. Caringi scored three goals in the Baltimore Bohemians' 4-1 victory over New York Magic last Saturday. He is tied for third in goals across the 64-team North American league, with nine in seven games played. UMBC rising junior Marquez Fernandez (McDonogh) made the league's honor roll as the defender; he scored twice in Baltimore's 2-2 draw with Jersey Express on June 19. The Bohemians are 4-1-4 and are tied for third place in the Eastern Conference's Mid-Atlantic Division.
World TeamTennis: The defending champion Washington Kastles signed 6-foot-8 Kevin Anderson of South Africa, the world's 23rd-ranked player.
Field hockey: Four members of the Maryland program were named to their respective national teams and will compete in the Junior World Cup this summer. Anna Dessoye, Maxine Fluharty and Katie Gerzabek all made the U.S. team, and Sarah Sprink will compete for Team Germany. The Junior World Cup will be July 27-Aug. 4 in Monchengladbach, Germany.
Golf: Brendan McKinney won the adult division of the STX Baltimore Putting Championship with a par of 18 on Wednesday at the Mount Pleasant Golf Course. Michael Lopez, Randy Safier and Dale Williams tied for second place one stroke back. Lopez aced the third playoff hole to take second place over Safier; Williams was unable to compete in the playoff. In the junior division, Tommy Kersch won first place with a 2-under 16. Justin Donawa, the 2010 junior division champion, placed second with an 18, and Tyler Stinar, the 2011 junior division champion, came in third with a score of 21. ... The third annual "High Heels for Hope" Longest Drive Contest will be held today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the driving range at Pine Ridge Golf Course. Proceeds from the contest, hosted by Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will benefit House of Ruth Maryland's mission to provide victims of intimate-partner violence with services to help rebuild their lives. Contest participants must hit their drive(s) while wearing high-heeled shoes. Shoes will be provided, or competitors may bring their own (minimum 2-inch heel; no wedges or platforms). There is no preregistration. Entry fees are one ball for $5 or five balls for $20. Men's and women's prizes will be awarded. For more information, go to Classic5Golf.com.
College baseball: Towson's Mike Gottlieb, who led Towson to its first Colonial Athletic Association championship, was named the American Baseball Coaches Association East region Coach of the Year. He guided Towson to 25-28 regular-season record and a fourth-place finish in the CAA with a 14-13 record.
College lacrosse: Kristin Ramey, a 2005 McDaniel graduate, has been named women's lacrosse coach at her alma mater. Ramey spent the past two seasons as coach at Denison, going 28-8 and reaching the NCAA Division III tournament in 2012. ... Nick Myers, who recently completed his fifth year as Ohio State men's coach, accepted a five-year contract extension. The Buckeyes were 13-4 this season. ... With the future of men's lacrosse in the Eastern College Athletic Conference in serious doubt, Air Force and Bellarmine are in talks to join the newly formed Atlantic Sun lacrosse league, Lacrosse Magazine reported on its website. Along with Hobart, the Falcons and Knights are two of the three programs that would be left in the ECAC for spring 2015.
Men's college basketball: Fred Quartlebaum, who was an assistant coach at Navy from 1992 to 1996 and Towson State in 1996-97, was named director of student-athlete development at Kansas. Quartlebaum, who coached for 20 seasons, most recently worked as associate director of PACT, a leadership and mentoring program at Mercy College in New York.
—From Sun staff and news services