Nelson to fight Woods in WIBA bout June 28 at Du Burns Arena

Washington clears hurdle in bid for 2024 Olympics

June 14, 2014|Sports Digest

Boxing

Nelson to fight Woods in WIBA bout June 28 at Du Burns Arena

Undefeated multidivision world champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson of Ashburn, Va., will defend her Women's International Boxing Association welterweight belt against Nicole Woods of Atlanta on June 28 in the main event of a Ponytail Promotions card at Du Burns Arena. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Baltimore's Willie "For Real" Williams (13-7-2, four knockouts) will battle Frankie "Freight Train" Filippone 15-4-1, two KOs) of Norfolk, Va., in a co-featured eight-round light heavyweight contest for the vacant U.S. Boxing Union championship. Welterweight James "Keep 'Em Sleepin" Stevenson looks to go 22-0 when he faces an opponent to be announced in an eight-round fight. The undercard will include Demond "Dbestatit" Nicholson, Jeremy Trussell, Tyriesha Douglas, Seth Billups, Glenn Dezurn, Alexandru Marin, Andrew Farmer, Tyrell "Da Show Shocka" Samuel, Travis Reeves and Kevin Womack Jr. Tickets cost $30 for general admission, $50 for floor seats and $75 for VIP seats, with VIP tables of 10 available for $750. Information: 410-499-5361 or ponytailpromotions.com.

Colleges

Army names Waagbo first women's lax coach

Kristen Waagbo (Mount Hebron) was named Friday as the first women's lacrosse coach at Army. Waagbo will coach the Black Knights into their first season as a varsity program in 2016. They'll compete in the Patriot League, which includes Navy and Loyola Maryland. The Ellicott City native has military academy coaching experience, having spent 2011 and 2012 as an assistant coach at Navy and serving as a volunteer coach with the Midshipmen in 2008 and 2009. For the past two seasons, Waagbo was an assistant coach at her alma mater, Duke, where she was an All-America attacker in 2006 and 2007. Waagbo, a two-time Baltimore Sun Female Athlete of the Year, was the All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year as a senior in 2003. The Vikings won four state titles and lost only one game during her four years.

Katherine Dunn

More women's lacrosse: Salisbury senior Ashton Wheatley, and juniors Bethany Baer (Westminster) and Laura Maskell (Marriotts Ridge) were named Lacrosse Magazine All-Americans.

Men's lacrosse: Washington College's Jeff Shirk (Maryland) has been chosen as the Division III Coach of the Year by CaptainU, a youth and college sports website.

Women's track and field: Coppin State senior Christina Epps finished 14th in the triple jump at the NCAA Division I outdoor championships in Eugene, Ore., with a leap of 12.74 meters (41 feet, 9.75 inches).

Men's tennis: Chris Garner, who coached Amherst to the 2014 NCAA Division III national title, was named coach at Navy on Friday.

Et cetera

Washington clears hurdle in bid for 2024 Olympics

Washington's bid to land the 2024 Olympics has withstood the first cut by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Now officials must convince the USOC that the nation's capital would make a more compelling case for returning the Summer Games to the United States for the first time in 28 years than Boston, Los Angeles or San Francisco. The USOC's board of directors had been expected to pare a list of six interested cities to two or three in voting earlier this week. Instead, the board lopped just two hopefuls — Dallas and San Diego — and on Friday afternoon confirmed its finalists for a potential U.S. bid for the 2024 Games. The USOC's most recent efforts — to bring the 2012 Games to New York and then the 2016 Games to Chicago — were soundly rejected by International Olympic Committee voters.

Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

Hot rod: Thunderstorms pushed through Southern Maryland on Friday, forcing the cancellation of the first day of action at the IHRA Nitro Jam President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway. With ladders yet to be set, professional teams will complete in all their races today, including two qualifying sessions, plus eliminations. Today's schedule will remain largely untouched. IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series eliminations will begin at 7 tonight.

WNBA: Emma Meesseman had career highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds as the host Washington Mystics (5-5) earned a 79-68 win over the Chicago Sky (5-5).

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