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Friday, July 24, 2009

FOOTBALL

Redskins Sign Terps' Barnes

Rookie cornerback Kevin Barnes, a third-round draft pick out of Maryland, signed with the Redskins on Thursday. He signed a standard four-year rookie deal that includes a $782,000 signing bonus, according to a league source.

The 6-foot, 187-pound Barnes is expected to compete for playing time as the nickel cornerback with veteran Fred Smoot.

The team also released two undrafted rookie free agents, defensive end Derek Walker (Illinois) and wide receiver Jaison Williams (Oregon). . . .

The Redskins confirmed that FedEx Field will be the site when Virginia Tech hosts Boise State on Oct. 2, 2010.

TENNIS

Kastles, Sportimes Meet

After an 0-4 start, the Washington Kastles have earned a playoff spot and a rematch with their Eastern Conference nemesis, the New York Sportimes, tonight at 7 at Kastles Stadium. A spot in Sunday's WTT Championship is at stake.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Linebacker Commits

Loudoun County linebacker Chase Williams has committed to Virginia Tech, choosing it over seven other schools, including Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia. He is ranked No. 10 nationally among middle linebackers by Rivals.com. Williams is expected to graduate in December and enroll at Virginia Tech in January. . . .

Chris Godart resigned as girls' soccer coach at Westfield and was replaced by assistant Kristi Williams. Godart has spent 26 years coaching girls' soccer in Fairfax County.

GOLF

Watson Trails by 3

Tom Watson shot 3-under-par 67 to tie for sixth, three strokes back, in the opening round of the Senior British Open. Fred Funk led at 6-under 64. . . . Becky Brewerton shot a 5-under 67 and was tied for the first-round lead at the Evian Masters in France. . . . Kevin Na birdied the final five holes for a 9-under 63 and two-stroke lead during the suspended first round of the Canadian Open.

PRO BASKETBALL

Silver Stars Win

Sophia Young scored 22 of her 24 points in the first half as host San Antonio beat Indiana, 84-65, in the WNBA. . . . Nicole Powell scored a career-high 32 points as Sacramento won at New York, 88-73.

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