Rudy Gay says broken jaw came on 'dirty play'

Archbishop Spalding alum expected to play in FIBA final

  • The sixth-year pro from Baltimore is currently the Memphis Grizzlies' top scorer (19 points per game). A former first-round draft pick, Gay made the 2007 NBA All-Rookie team after a stellar two years at Connecticut, where he won National Freshman of the Year and second-team All-American honors. At Archbishop Spalding, he was a McDonald's All-American and The Sun's Co-Player of the Year.
The sixth-year pro from Baltimore is currently the Memphis… (Sun photo by Doug Kapustin )
September 14, 2014|Sports Digest

Men's basketball

Gay says broken jaw came on 'dirty play'

Team USA forward Rudy Gay (Archbishop Spalding) told USA Today on Saturday that the broken jaw he suffered in Thursday's win over Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup in Spain came on a "dirty play." He is expected to play today when the U.S. squad faces Serbia in the gold-medal game. "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal," Gay said. "The top is where I got hit. It's painful. It's uncomfortable, and it still bleeds, so I've got to continuously gargle. It is what it is, man." He also said the play in which he was elbowed was unnecessary. After the game, he spoke up about it in the handshake line. That started a shouting match between the two teams. "I think [the elbow] had a little bit to do with [the situation afterward]," Gay said. "It was a dirty play, man. It was a dirty play." Gay said he was not sure who elbowed him. It was either center Ksistof Lavrinovic or his twin brother Darjus Lavrinovic. "I don't even remember; I couldn't tell them apart," he said. Gay had his mouth worked on until 2 a.m. Friday in Barcelona before flying to Madrid later in the morning.

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Loyola's Oshrine wins first college golf tournament

Loyola Maryland sophomore golfer Matt Oshrine (Pikesville) finished St. John's Doc Gimmler on Saturday in Bethpage, N.Y., with a 54-hole school record, shooting a 16-under-par 194 to win his first college tournament. Oshrine led all three rounds, shooting a 6-under 64 through the first round before finishing with a pair of 5-under 65s to run away with the title. Runner-up Kai Rastetter of St. Thomas Aquinas was six strokes back. Oshrine is the first Greyhound to win a tournament since Jay Mulieri took the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in 2012.

Men's college soccer: No. 11 UMBC (3-1-1) lost, 1-0, at Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday night, dropping a game in regulation for the first time since Oct. 10, 2012. Salvador Bernal scored his sixth goal of the year for the Runnin' Rebels (5-0) midway through the first half, flicking in a direct kick from 11 yards out inside the far right post. ... David Kabelik scored the equalizer with 22 seconds remaining in regulation as No. 12 Maryland (1-2-2) earned a 1-1 tie Friday at Michigan (1-2-1) in the Terps' first Big Ten Conference match in any sport. The Wolverines had taken a 1-0 lead in the 75th minute. ... Visiting Navy (3-1-1) earned a 3-1 win Saturday at Central Connecticut State (1-3-0). ... The Capital Athletic Conference's Silver Anniversary Team includes Salisbury's Jason Cranford, Paul Kelly, Darren LaRocque, Justin McGrath, Mike Napolitano, Kyle Sterling and Matt Tirschman; Goucher's Percy Moore; St. Mary's Alun Oliver, Ryan Olsen and Brian Wolcott; and Frostburg State's Ryan Russell.

Women's college soccer: Morgan Dankanich scored the winning goal in the 81st minute to lead host Navy (3-2-2) to a 2-1 win over Marist (1-3) on Friday. ... Kelsey Targarona scored her first career goal to lift Loyola Maryland (3-4) to a 1-0 win over Towson (2-4-1) in the Battle of Baltimore at Ridley Athletic Complex on Friday. In the other game, Lilly Rydon scored twice as UMBC (5-1) rolled, 6-0, against Mount St. Mary's (0-8).

Women's college volleyball: Alabama handed Towson its first loss of the season with a 3-0 victory to wrap up the Alabama State Tournament in Montgomery. The Tigers (9-1) got 16 kills and nine digs from Saitaua Iosia but lost to the Crimson Tide, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21.

College field hockey: Freshman Moira Putsch scored twice as No. 3 Maryland (4-1) powered its way to a 3-0 win over visiting Drexel (3-2) in the Terrapin Invitational. The Terps outshot the Dragons 26-4 in Missy Meharg's 600th game as Maryland coach. Meharg has an all-time record of 475-116-9 (.799), seven NCAA titles, 10 conference titles and 16 final four berths.

Men's college cross country: Navy had the top four runners — all within 0:01.8 of one another — in winning the 10-team Navy Invitational. John Sweeney finished first in 24 minutes, 29.92 seconds, edging Steve Schroeder, Zach Hebda and Sam Peckham.

Women's college cross country: Junior Kelley Robinson's sixth-place mark of 22:37.88 led host Navy to a second-place finish at the Salty Dog Invitational.

Civil War-era baseball: An 1862-style game will be played from noon to 3:30 p.m. today at the Charlestown retirement community on the field in front of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville. Retirees and semipro players will compete in vintage uniforms in a game played under period rules to honor the Orioles' season, patriotism and the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner." A Francis Scott Key impersonator will throw out the first pitch, re-enactors will lead cheers and a brass band will play. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

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