Whittenburg named to U.S. senior men's world championship team

August 24, 2014|Sports Digest


After a strong performance over the weekend at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh, Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore was one of six gymnasts named to the U.S. senior men's national team that will compete at the World Gymnastics Championships in October in Nanning, China. The 20-year-old Whittenburg, who trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., impressed in Pittsburgh. The Edgewood alumnus won the vault with a score of 30.950, finished second in the still rings (31.200), fourth in the all-around (178.100), sixth in the parallel bars (30.250) seventh in the floor exercise (30.100), 11th in the horizontal bar (28.950) and 14th in the floor exercise (26.650).


With Bradford out, ex-Terp Hill set to start for Rams

With St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, former Maryland star Shaun Hill is set to start in the Rams' regular-season opener. Bradford injured his surgically repaired knee and limped off the field during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Hill replaced the former No. 1 overall draft pick, going 2-for-6 for 45 yards. The 34-year-old Hill, who as a senior in 2011 helped lead the Terps to an Atlantic Coast Conference title, has thrown for 6,381 yards with 41 touchdowns and 23 interceptions on 62 percent passing in his career.


DNR accepting applications for bear hunting permits

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for this year's lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the black bear season scheduled for Oct. 20-23. The lottery will be operated through the DNR's licensing and customer service platform, COMPASS. People may apply online through COMPASS, by phone at 855-855-3906 (weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), by visiting a DNR Service Center, or at one of more than 250 sport license agents across the state. All entries must be submitted, with a $15 nonrefundable fee, before midnight on Sunday. The DNR will accept one application per person; duplicate applications will result in disqualification and forfeiture of fees. The agency will issue 450 permits. Starting this year, the DNR will no longer use a quota system to manage the hunt. Its season will run for the entire four days. The length of the season was chosen based on 10 years of bear check station data collected by the DNR. Hunters no longer will need to call the hotline each night, allowing them to more easily plan their hunts. Maryland's black bear hunt remains limited to Garrett and Allegany counties. For more information, visit the 2014 Black Bear Hunt Guide or follow @MDBlackBear on Twitter.

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Ex-Poly guard, Terps target Crosby chooses prep school

Former Poly guard John Crosby has decided to take a postgraduate year at New Hampton (N.H.) School, Engineers coach Sam Brand confirmed in a text message. The All-Metro second-team selection visited Maryland on Saturday and was considering a Terps offer.

Don Markus

Major League Soccer: D.C. United (13-7-4) took over the top spot in the East with a 3-0 victory over host Sporting Kansas City (12-7-6). With a clinical display of finishing, United scored three goals in seven minutes of the first half against the league's stingiest defense and skipped past the defending champions in the conference standings before a sellout crowd of 19,963. Fabian Espindola, Chris Rolfe and Perry Kitchen struck in rapid succession as United found itself in first place at the latest stage of a season since October 2007. D.C. is not only a point ahead of Kansas City but also has played one fewer match.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

WNBA: Guard Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Atlanta Dream past the Chicago Sky, 92-83, in a must-win Game 2 of their best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinals.

College football: Tickets are still available for Navy's season opener against Ohio State at noon Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Tickets are $75 for the lower and upper levels and $125 for club seats. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY or go to navysports.com.

Women's college soccer: Maryland dropped its second straight game to open the season, falling to host Pepperdine, 1-0. The lone goal of the game came in the 41st minute, when Taylor Alvarado of the Wave (2-0) took a through ball and slipped a shot past diving goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands into the lower left corner. … A late goal by Connecticut (2-0) downed visiting Navy, 2-1. Midshipmen (0-2) senior captain Morgan Dankanich had the team's lone goal of the match. Senior Julie Schumacher and freshman Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan assisted on the goal. … Mount St. Mary's fell behind early and could not recover in a 3-0 loss to host Temple (2-0). The Mountaineers (0-2) conceded a goal 1 minute, 40 seconds into the game.

Varsity boys lacrosse: Boys' Latin senior goalkeeper Liam Frerichs has orally committed to Army. Frerichs, who also plays varsity soccer for the Lakers, strongly considered Notre Dame, Fairfield, Dickinson and Colby.

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