Buchanan, U.S. cruise to lopsided win over England

July 15, 2014|Sports Digest

The United States improved to 4-0 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships with a 20-1 win Monday over England, giving the Americans their largest margin of victory so far in the tournament. Midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) recorded two goals and an assist, but the defensemen chipped in as well: Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) had a goal and an assist, and Mitch Belisle (Severna Park) added a goal of his own.

More: Former Johns Hopkins standout Lee Coppersmith scored five goals on just eight shots in Israel's 18-9 romp over Ireland. Coppersmith came off the bench for Israel (4-0), which has recorded at least 17 goals in each of its four games so far. The midfielder scored three times in the second quarter before adding two more in the third. Towson's Casey Cittadino also played for Israel. ... Uganda won for the first time in its first international tournament, overcoming a 9-4 third-quarter deficit to beat the Republic of Korea, 10-9. Uganda is coached by Loyola High's Andrew Boston and run by general manager Tyler Steinhardt (Boys' Latin). ... Stevenson defenseman Callum Robinson and Australia played the Iroquois late Monday in a matchup of two one-loss teams. ... Canada beat the Iroquois on Sunday, 9-8, narrowly avoiding the nation's first-ever loss to the Iroquois in the world championships.

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Terps' Cudjoe-Virgil named to Butkus Award watch list

Maryland senior linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (Towson High) has been named to the watch list for the 30th annual Butkus Award, which honors the nation's top linebacker. Cudjoe-Virgil is one of 51 players to earn a spot on the watch list and one of four Big Ten linebackers to be recognized. The Baltimore native, who had his 2013 season cut short because of injury, had 3.5 tackles for losses and three sacks in six games last season. E.J. Henderson (2002) is the only Maryland linebacker to win the award.

NBA: After Otto Porter and Glenn Rice Jr. spent their respective rookie seasons as mostly spectators, the Washington Wizards' summer league adventure through Las Vegas is all about showcasing the talents of their 2013 draft picks. And while Porter carried the scoring load Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks, it was Rice who led the way Sunday in the Wizards' 67-61 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rice posted a game-high 20 points on 6-for-11 shooting to get the Wizards off to their best summer-league start since 2010. "That's what we here for," said Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell, who is leading the team this summer. "We ain't here for me. We here for Otto and Glenn."

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Men's college basketball: Coppin State named Kevin Jones its final assistant coach. Born and raised in Baltimore, Jones last worked as an assistant coach for St. Frances Academy, following six years coaching Amateur Athletic Union teams.

Horses: My Fantastic Lady was crowned the overall champion Sunday at the third annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show, presented in four show rings on the infield at Pimlico Race Course. Owned by Sabrina Moore and ridden by Courtney Sommers, My Fantastic Lady won the Novice Hunter, Novice Hunter Walk/Trot Canter and Novice Hunter Classic classes. Testamonially finished second for the third year in a row.

NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Nate Schmidt to a one-year contract Sunday. Schmidt, 22, made his NHL debut Oct. 12 and played in 29 games with the Capitals last season, recording two goals and four assists.

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