Whittenburg to compete in four events in team finals at World Championships

October 07, 2014|Sports Digest

Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore will compete in the still rings, vault, parallel bars and floor exercise for the United States in today's team finals at the World Championships in Nanning, China. Team finals begin at 7 a.m.; fans can watch live coverage on usagymworlds.com. The top 24 teams will advance to the team competition at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

NHL: The Washington Capitals signed forward Liam O'Brien to a three-year, entry-level contract. O'Brien was invited this preseason as an undrafted free agent and managed to outlast several rounds of cuts.

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Women's basketball: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had two points and two rebounds in nine minutes as the United States earned a 77-64 victory over Spain in the International Basketball Federation world championship game in Istanbul.

Men's college soccer: Navy senior defender Joseph Greenspan was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. … Loyola Maryland sophomore Matt Sanchez (McDonogh) was honored as Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week.

College women's soccer: St. Mary's College junior forward Gillian Sawyer (Wilde Lake) earned Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Men's soccer: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was selected to the U.S. men's national team's 21-man roster for its friendly against Ecuador on Friday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Defender Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) and forward Joe Gyau of Silver Spring are also on the roster.

Women's college volleyball: UMBC freshman middle blocker Paola Rojas was named America East Rookie of the Week.

College softball: Five Towson players — current Tigers Nicole Delgado, Kate Helmick and Olivia Yarbrough and former Tigers Mickelle Oslin and Delanie Dunham — earned All-America Scholar Athlete honors for the 2013-14 academic year.

Journalism: The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a panel discussion on the controversy over the Washington Redskins' nickname and logo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall at the University of Maryland. Panelists will be Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist; Tara Houska, founder of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry; Dave Owens, WUSA sports commentator; Andy Pollin, ESPN 570/980 personality; Ray Schoenke, a former Washington Redskins player; and Mike Wise, Washington Post columnist. George Solomon, director of the Shirley Povich Center, will moderate. For more information, email bmechum@umd.edu, call her at 301-405-4605 or visit povichcenter.org.

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