Donald Young advances to first semifinal since 2011

Loyola golf coach Baloga makes U.S. Mid-Amateur

August 02, 2014|Sports Digest

Citi Open

Young advances to first semifinal since 2011

Former world junior No. 1 Donald Young came back in the second set to defeat seventh-seeded Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals at the Citi Open in Washington. This will be Young's first appearance in an ATP World Tour semifinal since September 2011. He will face Milos Raonic in the semifinals today. Also on Friday, Vania King, the final U.S. woman in the tournament, withdrew from competition because of a right hip injury, the same injury that forced her to pull out of her doubles match with partner Taylor Townsend on Thursday. There were nine Americans in the 32-player women's field, but favorites such as Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys suffered upsets and youngsters such as Lauren Davis and Townsend were beaten by more experienced players.

Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post

Colleges

Terps wide receiver Nigel King transferring

Maryland junior wide receiver Nigel King has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer to another school, an athletic department source confirmed Friday. King had 33 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns last season, but he was set to enter preseason practice as a backup among a deep and talented group of wide receivers. King has already graduated, so he would be eligible to play immediately at another Football Bowl Subdivision school as long as he pursues a graduate program not offered at Maryland. King finished his Maryland career with 42 catches for 575 yards and four touchdowns. Terrapin Times first reported King's plans to transfer.

Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group

More Maryland: Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford tried out for the New York Jets on Friday, according to a source. Drakeford, 6 feet 1 and 238 pounds, had previous stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Giants. He went undrafted last year and signed with the Chiefs before being released and then signed to the Giants' practice squad. … Maryland and Northern Illinois have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021, an athletic department source confirmed. The teams will play at Maryland in 2020 and at Northern Illinois the next year. … Following the lead of several Big Ten members, Maryland will begin charging for tickets to home volleyball games and wrestling matches this year.

Softball: Ty Robinson was named coach at Coppin State. He formerly coached at Marshalltown Community College in Iowa.

Major League Lacrosse

In win vs. Bayhawks, Grant sets career goals mark

John Grant Jr. scored twice in the first quarter against his former team to set the Major League Lacrosse record for career goals as the Denver Outlaws defeated the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 18-16, on Thursday night in Annapolis. A former All-American at Delaware who led the Bayhawks to the league crown the past two seasons, Grant finished the night with four goals, giving him 280 for his career. Grant moved past Kevin Leveille (277) of the Rochester Rattlers on the all-time goals list. The Bayhawks (4-9) tied the franchise record for most losses in a season, set in 2009.

Et cetera

Loyola golf coach Baloga makes U.S. Mid-Amateur

Chris Baloga, who is entering his fifth year as golf coach at Loyola Maryland, earned a spot in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. Baloga, the 2014 Patriot League Coach of the Year, shot a 1-over-par 71 during the 18-hole stroke-play event, tying two other golfers for the final qualifying spot. He parred all five playoff holes to outlast the others in the playoff and qualify for the event Sept. 6-11 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa.

Boys lacrosse: The Diamondbacks Lacrosse Club will hold open tryouts starting Sunday at Archbishop Spalding. Go to diamondback-lacrosse.com to register. For questions, email craig@diamondbacklax.com.

Baseball: The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches will hold the inaugural Maryland Cup on Aug. 11, featuring 80 of the best high school players from Maryland and Virginia. Two Maryland teams will face off in two games against Virginia. Both games will be played at Prince George's County Stadium in Bowie. For more information, go to marylandbaseball.org.

Major League Soccer: Jeff Carroll, a former D.C. United defensive midfielder, was named coach of United's Academy Under-14 team.

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