McCoughtry, Dream add to Mystics' misery, 83-73

St. Frances alum scores game-high 27 points

June 19, 2014|Sports Digest


McCoughtry, Dream add to Mystics' misery, 83-73

Baltimore's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) punished the Mystics for the second game in a row, scoring a game-high 27 points to power the host Atlanta Dream to an 83-73 win. McCoughtry, who also played a game-high 37 minutes, added six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Guard Bria Hartley (16 points) led the Mystics, who shot 47.1 percent from 3-point range but lost that advantage through deficits in turnovers, rebounding and overall field-goal percentage. The Mystics have lost five of six.

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Redskins' Hatcher to have arthroscopic knee surgery

After sitting out of the Washington Redskins' minicamp this week, defensive end Jason Hatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and expects a four- to six-week recovery. Hatcher had an MRI exam done on his knee and decided that he must have the procedure to clean out some cartilage. "Anytime you have a surgery, there's a little bit of a concern, but the severity of it is not that great," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "There's no major damage." Hatcher will have his surgery done by Dr. James Andrews today. Speaking to reporters after watching Wednesday's practice, Hatcher said: "I don't want to go into the season 80 percent. I want to be 100 [percent], so I can be the best Hatch for this football team, for this defense." The Redskins signed Hatcher, 31, away from the Dallas Cowboys this spring, giving him a four-year, $27.5 million deal.

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U.S. Open Cup soccer: The only goal of Tuesday's fourth-round U.S. Open Cup game between D.C. United and the host Rochester Rhinos came in the 27th minute. But it took another few hours for Rochester to eliminate the tournament's defending champion, as lightning twice interrupted play at Sahlen's Stadium — leading to a first delay of a half-hour, in the 61st minute, and a second delay of an hour and a half shortly after play had resumed. United, currently atop Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference at 7-4-4, defeated Crofton's Kyle Beckerman and Real Salt Lake, 1-0, in last year's Open Cup final but struggled to cope Tuesday with the weather and the second-half sending-off of defender Steve Birnbaum. The club will resume MLS regular-season play June 28 against Seattle at RFK Stadium.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit acquired forward Lisa De Vanna from the Boston Breakers for Mexican defender Bianca Sierra and their third- and fourth-round picks in the 2015 college draft. De Vanna, 29, played in six matches for Boston this season and is expected to join the Spirit in Washington this week. Mark Parsons Sierra, who has had several stints with the Mexico national team, played in nine games for the Spirit this year, starting five matches and clocking 520 minutes at outside back.

Men's college soccer: UMBC will compete against five teams that reached the 2013 NCAA tournament — Maryland, William & Mary, George Mason, Delaware and Navy — this fall. The two-time defending America East Conference champions will face eight squads that finished among the top 50 in winning percentage. The Retrievers led the nation last season with an .875 winning percentage (16-1-3).

College academics: With a 3.07 in 2013-14, UMBC has posted its best athlete grade point average since joining the America East Conference in 2003-04, the athletic department announced. UMBC had one America East Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2013-14, as junior Eric Schuler (Reservoir) won the men's cross-country award.

Youth basketball: The 10th Annual E.J. Henderson Youth Basketball Tournament will be held June 26 and June 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aberdeen middle and high schools. Hosted by Aberdeen alumnus and former Maryland and Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson, the event is free and open to area youth from third grade to 12th grade.

Club lacrosse: Team registrations are being accepted for the Summer Breeze Boys Club Lacrosse Tournament, scheduled for July 18-20 in Westminster. The event is open to all teams in the Mid-Atlantic region, and competition is available in the AA, A & B level brackets. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of four games. Summer Breeze is a regional qualifier for the IMG National Lacrosse Championships, to be held this fall in Bradenton, Fla.

Baseball: Dave Zirin will discuss his book "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down" at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on July 5 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.

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