Digest: Hingis replaces V. Williams for Kastles next week

July 06, 2013|Sports Digest

World TeamTennis

Hingis replaces V. Williams for Kastles next week

Reigning World TeamTennis Female Most Valuable Player Martina Hingis will represent the Washington Kastles in their quest for history Monday and Tuesday, replacing Venus Williams, who has withdrawn with a back injury. With victories at home over the New York Sportimes on Monday and the Boston Lobsters on Tuesday, the Kastles would extend their unbeaten run to 34 matches, surpassing the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in U.S. pro sports history. Acquired by the Kastles during the WTT draft in March, Hingis, 32, will also play for Washington on July 15-24 after being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 13.

Major League Lacrosse

Schwartzman helps Outlaws break record for best start to season

Jesse Schwartzman (Pikesville, Johns Hopkins) made 12 saves and picked up an assist, and the host Denver Outlaws broke the then-Baltimore Bayhawks' Major League Lacrosse record for best start to a season with a 16-7 win over the New York Lizards on Thursday at Sports Authority Field in Denver. The Outlaws improved to 10-0, surpassing the 2005 Bayhawks' 9-0 run on their way to the league title. The game set another MLL record: The announced crowd of 31,019 was the most ever at a professional outdoor lacrosse game. A pair of former Maryland players played key roles for Denver: Drew Snider had a hat trick, and Jeremy Sieverts (McDonogh) scored a 2-point goal and had an assist. Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) contributed two goals and an assist, and Terry Kimener (UMBC) added a pair of assists in the win. Stephen Peyser (Johns Hopkins) finished with a goal for the Lizards (3-7).

Colleges

Terps' Diggs makes watch list for Hornung Award

Maryland wide receiver-returner Stefon Diggs has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile college football player. Diggs, who will be a sophomore this season, is among six Atlantic Coast Conference players on the list. The others are Clemson junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Georgia Tech junior defensive back Jamal Golden, Miami sophomore running back Duke Johnson, Virginia Tech junior rover Kyshoen Jarrett and Wake Forest senior wide receiver Michael Campanaro (River Hill). Paul HornungOverall, there are 19 seniors, 21 juniors and four sophomores on the list. Nine are from the Southeastern Conference. Diggs had the second-most all-purpose yards (1,896) in a single season in program history in 2012.

Jeff Barker

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