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Weekly wrap up: Mystics win and Redskins surprise local kid


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Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. University of Maryland, College Park alumna Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points, and pulled down nine rebounds in the win against Indiana.

Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr. University of Maryland, College Park alumna Crystal Langhorne scored 16 points, and pulled down nine rebounds in the win against Indiana.

Published on: Monday, June 17, 2013

By Daniel Kucin Jr.

Redskins grant Clinton boy his wish

The Washington Redskins called a Clinton boy, who is facing a life-threatening illness, on June 11 to tell him that he will be the team’s first-round pick this year and he should report to practice. The child’s identity will not be disclosed until ESPN’s Make-A-Wish series premiers on Aug. 18. The local boy played with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Baysox beat Mets

The Bowie Baysox defeated the Binghampton Mets 6-3 Friday. In the teams’ first meeting this season, the Baysox outplayed the best team in the Eastern League after a strong hitting performance from Niuman Romero. Romero had two hits including a home run, scored a run, and had three RBIs. Baysox pitcher Tyler Wilson threw for five and one-third innings. He struck out three batters and allowed only two hits.

Mystics defeat Fever

The Washington Mystics defeated the Indiana Fever 64-60 on Sunday. The reigning WNBA champions were no match for the talented Mystics squad, which won its third straight game to start the season with a 4-1 record. Ivory Latta led her team in scoring with 17 points. University of Maryland, College Park alumna Crystal Langhorne added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Divas make playoffs

The D.C. Divas professional women’s football team will host a first-round playoff match against the Columbus Comets at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. Fans are encouraged to wear maroon and gold.

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