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Monday, May 4, 2009

Cavs Top Field, Terps Get Bid

Virginia (13-2) is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA men's lacrosse field announced last night. The Cavaliers will host Villanova on Sunday.

Maryland (9-6) will visit seventh-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday. (Bracket, D5)

Attackman Will Yeatman, a Notre Dame transfer who had 13 goals this season, will face his old team.

"The thing to keep in mind is that Will has great friends on the Notre Dame team and on the Maryland team," Maryland Coach Dave Cottle said.

Patriot League tournament champion Navy (11-4) will play at third-seeded Duke on Saturday night.

"They're great in transition, and we're going to have to play really well to have a chance," Navy Coach Richie Meade said.

Maryland (No. 2 seed), Georgetown and Virginia all made the women's tournament.

SOCCER

Dynamo Wins on Road

Stuart Holden and Brian Ching scored goals as the Houston Dynamo defeated the short-handed New England Revolution, 2-0, in an MLS game in Foxborough, Mass., to snap a six-game regular season winless streak in the series.

Pat Onstad had to make just one save for his third shutout of the season for Houston. . . .

Liverpool outplayed Newcastle, 3-0, to stay within three points of Manchester United in the Premier League title race and push the Magpies closer to relegation.

BOXING

Hatton's Future Unclear

Ricky Hatton's father says his son won't hurry a decision on whether to retire after being knocked out by Manny Pacquiao in the second round of their 140-pound title fight.

After being knocked down twice in the opening round, the 30-year-old Briton was flattened in the second by Pacquiao's left cross in Las Vegas on Saturday night for his second defeat in 47 fights.

After spending several minutes on his back in the ring, the two-time light welterweight world champion had to be taken to a hospital for a precautionary brain scan, which the father said revealed no damage. . . .

Antonio Magruder of Suitland is among a group of area fighters who will compete in the National Gold Gloves Tournament of Champions today through Saturday in Salt Lake City.

Magruder competes at 119 pounds. Other area fighters competing in the national tournament are Erick Cruz (112) of Washington, Kevin Rivers (125) of Landover, David Grayton (152) of Washington and Thomas Williams (178) of Fort Washington. Each won his weight division at the Washington D.C. Gold Gloves Regional Championships.

MISC.

Nadal Rolls in Rome

Rafael Nadal is looking unstoppable on clay for a fifth consecutive year.

The top-ranked Spaniard won his record fourth Rome Masters, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, for his third clay-court title in three weeks, adding to his victories at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open. . . .

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui were charged yesterday in River Ridge, La., with obscenity, disturbing the peace and lewd conduct for allegedly being drunk, urinating in public and exposing themselves.

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