Fort Hill boys soccer practice to begin
CUMBERLAND — Fort Hill High School boys soccer tryouts for the 2019 season will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium.
Each player must have a physical and participation form filled out prior to beginning practice on that date. These forms can be acquired at the school or on the Allegany County Board of Education website. All players must also have a pre-concussion test prior to the first practice. Information on the pre-concussion tests can be obtained by calling Fort Hill at 301-777-2570.
Each player must bring soccer cleats, shin guards and water to practice. Details regarding further practices and the season will be given at that time. Any interested player may call Fort Hill at 301-777-2570 or contact head coach Jim Hott at the school number.
Bruce Dubins gets ace at CCC
CUMBERLAND — Bruce Dubins hit a hole-in-one at the Cumberland Country Club. He aced the 160-yard No. 18 with a shot that was witnessed by Jim Lopez, Bob Yates and Brian Jenkins.
It was the second hole-in-one of the week at Cumberland, and Dubins’ fourth career ace.
Saban: RB Trey Sanders ‘out indefinitely’
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says freshman running back Trey Sanders is “out indefinitely” with a foot injury.
Saban said Saturday the injury will require surgery. He did not provide further details.
Saban says defensive tackle DJ Dale will likely miss about a week with a sprained knee. Linebacker Joshua McMillon also sustained “a potential knee injury.”
Sanders was rated the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect and top running back in the 247Sports composite rankings.
He was likely to contend for playing time behind Najee Harris, with Brian Robinson also returning to the backfield.
Depth could become an issue for the Crimson Tide, which had to replace leading rusher Damien Harris and first-round NFL draft pick Josh Jacobs.
Alabama also has freshman running back Keilan Robinson and redshirt freshman Jerome Ford.
WVU adds ex-LSU punter Josh Growden
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added former LSU punter Josh Growden as a graduate transfer.
West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced that Growden practiced with the Mountaineers on Saturday.
Growden averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a freshman in 2016 before Zach Von Rosenburg replaced him as LSU’s primary punter the past two seasons.
The 26-year-old Growden is a native of Clare, Australia. He’s looking to replace the graduated Billy Kinney. The Mountaineers had four freshmen listed as punters on the roster before Growden’s arrival.
Brown says Growden “fits a need.”
Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev in final
MONTREAL (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal.
Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov in the all-Russian first semifinal.
Monfils, seeded 16th, outlasted 10th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in a match suspended Friday night because of lightning. Monfils finally finished off Agut after a rain delay Saturday, but battled a sore left ankle that forced him to pull out of the semifinal.
Nadal won last year in Toronto for his fourth title in the event. He has 82 singles victories, winning the French Open in June for his second title of the year.
Jutanugarn leads Ladies Scottish Open
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Trying to follow her sister with a Ladies Scottish Open victory, Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round at The Renaissance Club.
“Well, it would be, of course, like any win, you always feel great with it and especially like Scotland is Home of Golf, of course,” Jutanugarn said about adding her name a notch below younger sister Ariya’s on the trophy. “I think because she felt like she never played good on a links course, so that’s why she kind of pretty surprised what she had done.”
Ariya Jutanugarn won last year at Gullane.
Moriya Jutanugarn had six birdies and two bogeys on a partly sunny day with the breeze at 5-10 mph and temperatures in the 60s. The Thai player had a 16-under 197 total. She won the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open last year for her first LPGA Tour title.
“Just another pretty solid day,” she said. “Trying to get up-and-down and lots of good chance for birdie, as well.”
South Korean players Jeongeun Lee6 (66) and Mi Jung Hur (70) were tied for second.
Andreescu makes Rogers Cup final
TORONTO (AP) — Teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the Rogers Cup title match with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Sofia Kenin on Saturday, becoming the first Canadian in 50 years to make the women’s final.
The 19-year-old Andreescu, from nearby Mississauga, will face Serena Williams on Sunday.
“The crowd will obviously be for her, but it’s really not about that,” Williams said. “It’s just about going out there and playing your great tennis. Luckily, I’ve had some tough crowds in my career, so hopefully I will be used to it.”
Canadians Faye Urban and Vicki Berner played in the 1969 final, with Urban winning the tournament that was played on clay and called the Canadian Open.
“For sure there’s some pressure, but I have nothing to lose, really,” Andreescu said. “We’ll see how it goes. I’m just going to try and stay in the present moment.”
Williams beat Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the second semifinal.
The 37-year-old Williams is ranked 10th and seeded eighth in her first event since losing the Wimbledon final. She won in 2001, 2011 and 2013 — all in Toronto — and has a tournament-record 34 victories in 38 matches. The American won the last of her 72 singles titles in the 2017 Australian Open.
Reds’ Aquino homers in first 3 at-bats
CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats against the Cubs on Saturday night, setting a Cincinnati record for a rookie.
Aquino was an International League All-Star called up to play right field when Yasiel Puig was traded to the Indians. He hit three solo shots — the first two off Kyle Hendricks — for seven homers in his first 10 games with Cincinnati, a club record since 1900.
He’s homered in four straight games, two shy of the club mark.
Aquino signed with the Reds as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and spent six seasons in rookie or Single-A ball. He hit 20 homers last season at Double-A, and he opened his batting stance to provide more power.