Baltimore Celtic wins U-16 national soccer title after shootout

July 28, 2014|Sports Digest

Baltimore Celtic 97-98 defeated OP Eagles Green (Ohio) to win the boys under-16 US Youth Soccer national championship in Germantown. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. Aquinas Akinlosoto scored for Celtic in the 39th minute. Sean Clarke (Loyola High) scored the decisive goal to give Celtic the 4-2 victory in the penalty-kick shootout. Celtic was the top seed entering the tournament.

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Tiafoe to make ATP Tour debut tonight at Citi Open

Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park will make his Association of Tennis Professionals Tour debut near his home. The 16-year-old tennis phenom will play Evgeny Donskoy on the Stadium Court in Washington tonight, sometime after 8 p.m. After Tiafoe won the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge in June, he was allowed to skip this weekend's qualifying tournament and receive a wild-card entry into the main draw. Tiafoe trains at College Park's Junior Tennis Champions Center and has competed in junior tournaments in and around D.C. "This is our tournament," said Tiafoe's coach, Misha Kouznetsov . "I think he's comfortable. It's incredible. We're pumped to be here. A lot of people will hopefully come watch him play." He is the No. 6-ranked junior boy in the International Tennis Federation. In June, he made it to the second round of the French Junior Open and third round of Wimbledon's Junior Championships.

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Men's soccer: The Christos FC over-30 team (Baltimore) defeated Olympic (Calif.), 1-0, in Salt Lake City on Sunday, becoming the first team in United States Adult Soccer Association history to win three consecutive national championships. Val Teixeira scored in the second minute for Christos.

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WNBA: The Washington Mystics (13-13) beat the visiting Atlanta Dream, 77-67. Mystics guard Ivory Latta had 21 points and six assists, while forward Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 12 points for the first-place Dream (15-9). The Mystics have won four games in a row.

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles won their fourth straight championship after beating the host Springfield Lasers, 25-13. Bobby Reynolds, playing his last match with the Kastles, won his sets in men's singles and doubles, 5-4 and 5-2, respectively. The Kastles are now tied with the 1997-2000 Sacramento Capitals for the longest run of consecutive titles in league history.

Racing: Ethan Hubbard of Princess Anne and Brad Keyton of Severn finished as runners-up in the 10- and 15-year-old classes, respectively, of the National Hot Rod Racing Association Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference finals. Hubbard and Keyton lost in their respective championship races, held in Bristol, Tenn.

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