ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry more than 40 games of the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship from Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., beginning July 10. Team USA, playing a minimum of five games on ESPNU, will be one of 37 nations in the event. The semifinals and championship game will be televised on ESPNU on July 17 and July 19, respectively. The United States opens against Canada in pool play at 9 p.m. July 10 on ESPN2. The game is a rematch of the 2010 championship game, which Team USA won, 12-10. ESPNU's coverage begins with Australia against the United States at 7 p.m. July 12. Local members of Team USA's 30-man roster include attackmen Marcus Holman (Gilman), Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) and Steele Stanwick (Loyola High); midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall); defensive midfielders Dan Burns (Maryland, Severna Park), Kyle Harrison (Johns Hopkins, Friends) and Jeff Reynolds (Maryland, Calvert Hall); defensemen Mitch Belisle (Severna Park), Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins, South River) and Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley); and goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins, Pikesville).
Capitals give qualifying offers to four players
The Washington Capitals have issued qualifying contract offers to four soon-to-be restricted free agents, while declining to do so for three more. Center Michael Latta, goalkeeper Edward Pasquale and defensemen Cam Schilling and Nate Schmidt all received offers to retain their negotiating rights. Nicolas Deschamps, Brett Flemming and Peter LeBlanc did not, and will become unrestricted free agents. LeBlanc, a center, already has been announced as joining Rogle in Sweden. If any of the three Capitals reject their qualifying offers, according to salary website CapGeek.com, they remain restricted free agents. Steven SpinnerIf the players accept these qualifying offers, they sign a one-year deal. The deadline to extend qualifying offers is 5 p.m. today. Free agency officially begins Tuesday.
—Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post
Comeback not enough for Mystics in loss to Stars
Becky Hammon set season highs with 17 points and four 3-pointers, as the San Antonio Stars defeated the Washington Mystics, 73-65. Danielle Robinson added 15 for the Stars (8-8), including four in the final 2:13 after the Mystics rallied to within one point. San Antonio had dropped two straight, including an 81-70 loss at home to Washington on Tuesday. Monique Currie matched her season high with 18 points for the Mystics (7-10). She scored six straight in the fourth quarter to pull Washington to within one point with 3:19 remaining, but the Mystics never scored again, missing their last five shots from the field.
More WNBA: The Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 20 points and pulled down four rebounds in a 76-68 win over the Indiana Fever (6-9). McCoughtry also recorded four assists, four steals and a block for the Dream (11-4).
National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit ended a three-game losing streak Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over the host Houston Dash. Jodie Taylor scored the only goal midway through the second half. The victory brings Washington back to .500 with a record of 7-7-1. Houston drops to 4-9-1. The Spirit has struggled over the past few weeks, dropping its past three matches, while scoring only two goals in its past four games. In the second half, after a long stretch of scoreless play, the Spirit broke through on a counterattack. After a clear, Lisa DeVanna found Taylor at the top of the box, and Taylor calmly chipped the ball over and past goalkeeper Erin McLeod to give the Spirit a 1-0 advantage. Ashlyn Harris
Men's college basketball: Maryland will host Monmouth in a nonconference game next season, CBS Sports reported Sunday. Monmouth went 6-17 last season and 5-13 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Golf: The American Junior Golf Association will return to Lothian when 96 players compete in the 54-hole stroke-play AJGA Annapolis Junior on July 7-10. Old South Country Club will host the event for the second consecutive year. The tournament practice round will be held next Monday and tournament rounds will be held July 8-10. Tournament tee times will run from 7 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. off the No. 1 tee. Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, go to ajga.org.
Community: The Orioles, OriolesREACH, and manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, are working with KidsPeace to host a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The fifth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/one-mile walk will be held on Sat., Nov. 1. The race will begin and end at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Participants can register online. The registration fee is $35 through Oct. 27 and $40 the day of the race.
—From Sun staff and news services