Centrowitz wins silver in 1,500 at world championships

Spirit plays to a 1-1 draw against Sky Blue in season finale; McCoughtry leads Dream over Mystics in WNBA

  • Matthew Centrowitz celebrates after winning silver during the men's 1,500-meter final at the IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
Matthew Centrowitz celebrates after winning silver during… (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV, AFPGetty…)
August 19, 2013|Sports Digest

Track and field

Centrowitz wins silver in 1,500 at worlds

Annapolis native and Broadneck graduate Matthew Centrowitz won a silver medal Sunday at the World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Moscow by finishing the 1,500-meter run in 3minutes, 36.78 seconds. Centrowitz, who won a bronze in the 1,500 at the 2011 World Championships, joins Bernard Lagat as the only U.S. men to win two medals in the 1,500 meters at the World Championships. Centrowitz finished a half-second behind Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, who defended his title and took the gold in 3:36.28. "I was very fatigued during that victory lap. I gave it my all out there," Centrowitz said. "I was just a little disappointed not getting gold because I'm such a competitive guy, but getting silver to Kiprop is gold any other day."


Spirit plays to a 1-1 draw against Sky Blue in finale

The Washington Spirit concluded its inaugural National Women's Soccer League season with a 1-1 draw against playoff-bound Sky Blue FC (10-6-6, 36 points) before an announced 4,241 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Stephanie Ochs scored the only goal for the Spirit (3-14-5, 14 points), her first of the season, in the 40th minute off a feed from Lupita Worbis. Taylor Lytle equalized for Sky Blue in the 83rd minute off a corner kick. "This is moving in a positive direction — it can't get much worse than we had on the field," said Spirit midfielder Lori Lindsey, 33, smiling. "It's the wildest season I've ever seen involved in, and I've been around a while, but we ended on a good, positive note." The four-team playoffs will begin next weekend with Sky Blue visiting the top-seeded Western New York Flash and FC Kansas City hosting the Portland Thorns.

The Washington Post's Steven Goff contributed.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United coach Ben Olsen and Montreal Impact coach Marco Schallibaum will serve automatic one-game suspensions after both were ejected in the Impact's 2-1 home win Saturday. Schallibaum, in his first season with Montreal (11-7-5) and known as the "Swiss Volcano," is no stranger to disciplinary action: MLS has already suspended him three times — for allegedly tossing a water bottle or squirting water toward a fourth official, for approaching a referee at halftime and for stepping onto the field during a match. United (3-17-4) remained winless on the road in league play.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Et cetera

McCoughtry scores 22, leads Dream over Mystics, 76-58

Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 22 points, and the host Atlanta Dream rallied to defeat the Washington Mystics, 76-58. Tiffany Hayes matched a career high with 23 points for the Dream (13-9), who have won two in a row. Ivory Latta scored 12 points and Monique Curry added 10 with seven rebounds for the Mystics (12-14), whose three-game win streak came to a halt. Though Washington led by seven after one quarter, poor shooting resulted in just 18 points combined in the second and third periods. Atlanta took advantage, turning that 28-21 deficit into a 60-46 edge heading into the fourth. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) finished with nine points to go with a game-high nine rebounds for Washington.

Horse racing: Ridden by Rosie Napravnik (Hereford), Caroline Thomas was beaten by a nose to the wire but declared the winner of the Grade II $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid when the first-place finisher, Nellie Cashman, was disqualified to third for interfering with Watsdachances in the stretch at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "Even though we were lucky to be put up for the win, I thought my filly really ran a winning race," Napravnik said. "I had a lot of confidence in her, and she ran excellent." The final time for the 11/8 miles was 1:47.36 over the firm turf.

Auto racing: Justin Boston, a Baltimore native, finished fifth in the ARCA Racing Series' Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Boston entered the race fourth in the series points standings.

Youth golf: Baltimore native William Rosenfield finished second in the TaylorMade-Adidas Golf Qualifier for the Jos. A. Bank/David Leadbetter Championship at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicot City. Rosenfield finished 2-over-par, three shots back of Connor Bacha of York, Pa. Rosenfield was one of four local residents in the boys division to qualify for the championship, along with William Koras of Lutherville, Anthony DeNapoli of Catonsville and Will Halamandaris of Crownsville. Sydney Mills of Severna Park finished 11th in the girls division and did not qualify.

Gymnastics: Donnell Whittenburg (Edgewood) finished 13th in the senior men's division of the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn., and was not named to the U.S. national team.

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