Bach, Capone win inaugural Md. event
Matthew Bach of Summit, N.J., and Lauren Capone of Santa Barbara, Calif., won the inaugural Ironman Maryland Triathlon on Saturday in Cambridge. Bach, competing in the men's 25-29 age group, crossed the finish line in 8 hours, 51 minutes, 19 seconds, and Capone, in the women's 25-29 group, finished in 9:26:02. More than 1,400 athletes representing 17 countries and 48 states started the race, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Competitors ranged in age from 18 to 77. The event was one of more than 30 global events in the Ironman series. The two-loop swim took place in the Choptank River on the Delmarva Peninsula, while the two-loop bike course was flat and fast and worked its way through Dorchester County and into Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Athletes then enjoyed a three-loop run through downtown Cambridge for a finish at the historic Long Wharf. The event offered 30 age-group qualifying slots to the 2015 Ironman World Championship on Oct. 10 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Wideout Thompson cut; RB Toussaint promoted
The Ravens have cut veteran wide receiver Deonte Thompson, promoting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad to the active roster. The roster move coincides with starting running back Bernard Pierce's listing as questionable on the injury report with a thigh injury. Pierce rushed for a season-high 96 yards in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was upgraded to full participation Friday after being limited Thursday, but the roster move suggests the Ravens might have concerns about their backfield depth against the Cleveland Browns should Pierce aggravate the injury today. Toussaint was impressive against the New Orleans Saints in the Ravens' preseason finale, rushing for a game-high 103 yards. Thompson was inactive for each of the first two games. He caught 10 passes for 96 yards last season.
UMBC ties Loyola, 1-1, in soccer on Banjo's goal
Senior forward Kay Banjo scored the equalizing goal in the 68th minute as UMBC rallied for a 1-1 double-overtime draw with visiting Loyola Maryland before an announced 1,983 on Saturday night. The draw left both teams at 3-2-2 this season. Loyola's goal came in the 51st minute on a header by sophomore defender Ryan Tuck.
Women's college soccer: Hannah Kronick became the Centennial Conference's all-time leading goal scorer and broke the Johns Hopkins career assists record as the Blue Jays (7-2, 1-0) cruised to a 3-0 win over Washington College (2-3-1, 0-1) on Saturday night. Kronick has 72 career goals and 32 assists.
Field hockey: Northwestern's Kelley Stump scored the tiebreaker with less than five minutes to play to lift the No. 15 Wildcats (5-3, 1-0 Big Ten) to a 3-2 victory over visiting No. 2 Maryland (5-2, 0-1). The Terps lost despite outshooting the Wildcats 23-5 and dominating in penalty corners 12-1.
Football: Maryland was the first school to offer a scholarship to Canadian defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, and the four-star Class of 2015 prospect told Rivals as recently as late August that he plans to make an official visit to Maryland. As it stands now, though, the Terps are not among the primary five schools Gallimore is considering. Gallimore posted his top five on Twitter on Thursday, which consists of Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oregon.
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Men's lacrosse: Loyola Maryland will play two scrimmages Oct. 5 in the 2014 Play for Parkinson's Fall Lacrosse event at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. The Greyhounds open the event with a 1 p.m. game against Princeton, and they will then take on Air Force at 3 p.m. Towson will also participate in the event and play Air Force at 1 p.m. and Princeton at 3 p.m. Over the past four years, the ProjectSpark Foundation has raised more than $200,000 for the fight against Parkinson's disease through the fall lacrosse series. Tickets for the event are $20 for adults and $10 for youths ages 5 to 16. Children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, visit PlayForParkinsons.org.
Marylander Lefevre earns C1 gold at canoe worlds
Fabien Lefevre, 32, of Bethesda and the Potomac Whitewater Racing Center won the gold medal in the C1 class at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Champions at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry. "It's a strange feeling. I did not expect that I would be able to achieve that [gold] in the C1 class so quickly," he said.
Major League Lacrosse: Boston Cannons attackman Ryan Boyle, 32, and Ohio Machine defenseman Greg Bice retired. Boyle, who won four MLL titles, is first in league history in assists (272) and third in points (449), and is the only player to have 25-plus points in 11 consecutive seasons. Bice, 33, a four-time All-Star, had 226 ground balls and 14 goals.
Major League Soccer: Luis Silva sparked a comeback from a two-goal deficit and helped visiting D.C. United (14-9-6) earn a 3-3 draw with the host Chicago Fire (5-7-16). Silva converted a penalty kick late in the first half and scored on a breathtaking free kick early in the second. United took the lead in the 68th minute on a goal credited to Bobby Boswell, but the Fire drew even on Matt Watson's deflected shot 10 minutes later. Chicago equaled the MLS record for ties in a season.