Georgetown Prep coach Giblin resigns after 27 seasons
Georgetown Prep has accepted the resignation of lacrosse coach Kevin Giblin, who led one of the nation's top high school programs for the past 27 years, athletic director Dan Paro confirmed Wednesday. In an email sent to the school's lacrosse teams and parents, Paro wrote that offensive coordinator Charlie Horning has been named interim head coach. Giblin became Georgetown Prep's second head coach in 1988 and has since led the Little Hoyas to 10 Interstate Athletic Conference titles and 14 Top 25 national finishes. He guided the team to a 19-1 IAC championship season in 2014. Giblin was captain for Washington College in 1984 and 1985, leading the Shoremen to national runner-up finishes both seasons.
—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post
Durant open to playing for Wizards after contract ends
Kevin Durant understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder expires in 2016 and he will be the NBA's most in-demand free agent, with fans around the league — specifically in his hometown of Washington — salivating about the prospect of having the reigning Most Valuable Player on their roster. Asked about the possibility of playing for the Wizards, Durant didn't reject the notion. "We're going to put it out on the table. It's been talked about," he said. "Everybody is asking me about it. Every time I go on Instagram or Twitter, all my friends ask me about it. So I'm not going to sit here and act like I'm naive to the fact that people think about that stuff. … You never can close a door on anything, but I like where I'm at right now."
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
Wizards: Washington waived 36-year-old center Melvin Ely, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post.
Isner upset in first round of Citi Open by Johnson
Fresh off winning an ATP title in Atlanta last week, fifth seed John Isner was upset in his opening match of the Citi Open in Washington by fellow American Steve Johnson, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Isner, the 2013 Citi Open runner-up and the highest-ranked American at No. 12, double-faulted with the third-set tiebreaker at 6-6, giving Johnson match point, which he converted.
—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post
Major League Soccer: Eddie Johnson scored in the eighth minute, Chris Rolfe converted in the 59th minute and Toronto FC added an own goal in the 67th minute as host D.C. United earned its fourth straight victory, 3-0. D.C. United (11-5-4) pulled within one point of first-place Sporting Kansas City (11-5-5) in the Eastern Conference. Toronto fell to 7-7-5.
More soccer: Manchester United prevailed in the tiebreaker, 5-3, against Inter Milan on Tuesday night before an announced 61,238 at FedEx Field to claim two points in the International Champions Cup, an eight-team tournament for European sides preparing for league play. The teams were scoreless after 90 minutes.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Swimming: Nearly 1,000 swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists and world-record holders Michael Phelps of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Missy Franklin Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky of Bethesda, are expected to compete at next week's USA Swimming's Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Olympic gold medalist Allison Schmitt of NBAC also is expected to swim.
Horse racing: Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Retired Racehorse Project have teamed up to create the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace on Oct. 4 and 5 at Pimlico Race Course. The event is built into the RRP's second annual Thoroughbred Makeover, a national gathering of the farms, organizations and individuals who transition racehorses into second careers.
Men's golf: Current Loyola Maryland golfers Bart George (Broadneck) and Keegan Boone and Greyhounds alumni Matthew Bassler '08 and T.J. Shuart '05 advanced from their respective sectional qualifiers and will compete Aug. 11-17 at the U.S. Amateur Championship in Atlanta.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Men's college basketball: Coppin State released its schedule, which includes games at reigning NCAA champion Connecticut (Dec. 14) and 2013 NCAA runner-up Michigan (Dec. 22). The Eagles will start the season with a 10-day road trip to Oregon (Nov. 14), Illinois (Nov.16), Notre Dame (Nov. 19) and Denver (Nov.23).
College football: DeMatha defensive end Shane Simmons committed orally to Penn State on Wednesday. Simmons, one of the top-rated prospects for the class of 2016, also considered Maryland, among others, but chose to go with coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions.
—Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group
College wrestling: Maryland announced a recruiting class that includes Michael Beck (125, River Hill), Toby Hague (149/157, McDonogh), Anthony Genco (125 pounds, Hereford), Austin Pagnotta (141/149, Glenelg) and Matt Pente (141/149, Archbishop Spalding).
Women's college lacrosse: Gabby Capuzzi was named an assistant coach at Navy after one season on the staff at her alma mater, Ohio State.