Mac McClung has dunked past Allen Iverson, and will follow him to Georgetown

Ava Wallace, The Washington Post Published 12:47 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-5', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 5', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-7', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 7', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Timothy C. Wright Image 1of/7 CaptionClose Image 1 of 7 Mac McClung helped lead Gate City past Wise County Central for the district title last month. Mac McClung helped lead Gate City past Wise County Central for the district title last month. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Timothy C. Wright Image 2 of 7 Gate City, Virginia, is a town of 21,930 people just a mile from the Tennessee border. Gate City, Virginia, is a town of 21,930 people just a mile from the Tennessee border. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Timothy C. Wright Image 3 of 7 Mac McClung poses with Easton Williams, 5. Fans of McClung and the Blue Devils pack the Gate City gym hours before games in an area where football typically dominates. Mac McClung poses with Easton Williams, 5. Fans of McClung and the Blue Devils pack the Gate City gym hours before games in an area where football typically dominates. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Timothy C. Wright Image 4 of 7 Online videos of the high-flying Mac McClung have helped raise his national profile. Online videos of the high-flying Mac McClung have Continue Reading

Bluejays’ Jaylyn Agnew and Temi Carda sweep Big East women’s basketball honors

A career-best performance at Providence has led to Creighton sophomore Jaylyn Agnew being named the Big East player of the week on Monday for women's basketball. Also, the Bluejays' Temi Carda was honored as Big East freshman of the week. Agnew scored 33 points in the 87-84 double-overtime win over Providence, and made a game-tying 3-point shot at the end of the first extra period. The 33 points are the second most by a Big East player this season, and highest in a league game since last February. Agnew, a 5-foot-11 forward from Andover, Kansas, made 5 of 8 3-point shots against the Friars. She also had 11 rebounds and four assists as Creighton improved to 15-9 overall and 9-5 in the Big East. Carda was named the Big East top freshman for the second consecutive week. She scored 17 points vs. Providence and played 39 turnover-free minutes. Creighton plays host to Xavier on Friday night. Close 1 of 130 Buy Now Sunday, Dec. 17: Nebraska seniors Kelly Hunter, left, and Annika Albrecht are introduced along with the championship trophy during a celebration at the Devaney Center. MATT DIXON/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Sunday, Dec. 17: Athletic Director Bill Moos presents coach John Cook with the national championship trophy. MATT DIXON/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Saturday, Dec. 16: Nebraska celebrates its four-set victory over Florida, claiming the program's fifth national title. JULIA NAGY/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Saturday, Dec. 16: Nebraska's Isaac Copeland shoots a basket over Kansas' Devonte' Graham, left, and Malik Newman, right during the Huskers' 73-72 loss. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Friday, Dec. Continue Reading

A decade ago this youth soccer club rarely won. Now it has produced seven pros in two years.

The under-15 Olney Rangers. (Courtesy of Matt Pilkington) The Olney Rangers did not win very often when they first started playing under-11 soccer more than a decade ago. The players were okay with that. So were the parents. “The focus was on development,” said Matt Pilkington, the coach of that team from Washington’s Maryland suburbs. “We were patient. The emphasis was never on winning. Winning was a byproduct.” And so the Rangers had barrels of fun, and they learned. And with some especially talented players, they began to win. A lot. In state tournaments, regional events and national competitions. With each year, as the team moved into new age categories, others from the area joined the squad. And those players, many whom knew one another from childhood in Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Olney and Bethesda, began to catch the eye of college recruiters and pro scouts. Jake Rozhansky (UM athletics) Last week marked another milestone for the Rangers as three more players joined the professional ranks: Midfielder Jake Rozhansky (University of Virginia for two years, University of Maryland for two) signed a contract with Israeli club Maccabi Netanya; defender Carter Manley (Duke) was an MLS first-round selection, No. 23 overall, by Minnesota United; and midfielder Matt Danilack (Dartmouth) went in the fourth round to the Philadelphia Union. Three weeks ago, goalkeeper Braulio Linares (Coastal Carolina) signed with Guatemalan club Suchitepequez. Last month, midfielder Nick Tait (St. Mary’s College, Md.) reached a deal with the Baltimore Blast, an pro indoor team. Last year, attacker Jeremy Ebobisse (Duke) was chosen fourth overall in the MLS draft by the Portland Timbers. The most famous Ranger, Gedion Zelalem, left the group before age 16 to join Arsenal, the hallowed Premier League club. “If you’re a club coach, one player becoming a professional is great,” Pilkington said this week. “But to have five or six, Continue Reading

It requires some extra work, but Creighton women pull away at Xavier

CINCINNATI — After watching Xavier hit two 3-point baskets in the final 13 seconds to force overtime, Creighton regrouped and outscored the Musketeers 10-3 to earn a 71-64 victory Monday in Big East women’s basketball. The Jays, 11-8 overall, improved to 5-4 in the Big East after having lost four of their previous five games. “Just a really big win for us on the road,” CU coach Jim Flanery said on the Big East Digital Network. “You don’t want it to have to go overtime. But when you look back, you also know that takes a little bit more character to be disappointed at the end of regulation and then come back and win.” The Jays led 21-8 after a quarter and 54-45 with 4:54 left. They were still up 59-55 with 18 seconds left before 3-pointers by Xavier’s Aaliyah Dunham and Na’Teshia Owens. CU sophomore forward Jaylyn Agnew, who hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute of regulation, scored four more points in overtime. She finished with 15 despite hitting just 3 of 14 shots from the floor. “She made some really strong plays at the end,” Flanery said. “That’s not easy to do when you haven’t shot the ball well the whole game — to keep attacking. That was great to see her do that.” The Jays also got big games from senior point guard Sydney Lamberty, who finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, and freshman Temi Carda, who contributed 13 points and three assists. The guard from Lakeville, Minnesota, was 3 for 5 from the floor and 2 for 3 from 3-point range. “She’s fearless,” Flanery said. “Today, I thought, was her best game. She drove it at the rim. Didn’t play timid at all. And defensively I thought she was as good as we had.” The Jays return to Sokol Arena to play St. John’s at 7 p.m. Friday and Seton Hall at 1 p.m. Sunday. Creighton Continue Reading

Strong fourth quarter seals Creighton women’s 72-51 victory over UNO

Creighton’s top scorer, swarmed on nearly every touch, didn’t have much room to operate as she curled around screens, rolled to the rim or dribbled to create openings. But junior Audrey Faber didn’t panic. Neither did her teammates. The Bluejays attacked UNO’s defense with an unselfish mentality Sunday, allowing defenders to collapse on the ball before finding open teammates for jumpers and layups. There were off-ball screens, lots of cuts and several well-timed passes. The message relayed in the huddles was that eventually CU’s movement would wear down the Mavericks — that defending a well-spaced motion offense for 30 seconds wouldn’t be easy for the opponent, particularly with all the attention UNO was paying to Faber. Ultimately, the Jays (5-3) broke through. They built a sizable lead in the third quarter and put the game away with a strong fourth in a 72-51 victory at Baxter Arena that snapped the Mavs’ seven-game winning streak. “We don’t need to make hard plays early in the shot clock,” coach Jim Flanery said. “That was kind of the message we had. Make them have to guard.” Creighton had prepared most of this past week to face a 2-3 zone from UNO — and it took a few possessions Sunday before the players realized that the Mavs were in their man-to-man alignment. But the Jays soon figured it out. They finished with 21 assists on 27 made field goals. Their depth — 11 Jays played more than 10 minutes — allowed them to stay on the attack offensively. Their athleticism and hustle resulted in 13 offensive rebounds and a plus-8 edge in second-chance points. “There were a lot of details in the scouting report that needed to be done, and communication needed to go along with that,” said UNO sophomore Jay Bridgeman, who finished with a team-high 14 points. “A lot of the reasons why Creighton got open looks and got the things that they wanted Continue Reading

Sports TV listings for Phoenix

Listings may not reflect higher-tier television provider services, such as sports tiers. Programming from satellite providers may vary. Events, times and opponents are subject to change at any time. All events are live unless otherwise noted. Check with your TV provider (cable company or satellite service) for specific channel numbers. Not all channels are available on all TV packages. Items in bold text are live and local events. COLLEGE BASKETBALLCreighton at Butler, 5 p.m., FS1West Virginia at Baylor, 5 p.m., ESPN2Illinois at Michigan State, 5 p.m., ESPNBoston College at North Carolina State, 5 p.m., FSAZRhode Island at La Salle, 5 p.m., CBSSNRutgers at Ohio State, 5 p.m., Big Ten NetworkMississippi State at Texas A&M, 5 p.m., SEC NetworkMississippi at Missouri, 7 p.m., ESPN2Kentucky at Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPNNorthern Iowa at Valparaiso, 7 p.m., CBSSNIndiana at Nebraska, 7 p.m., Big Ten NetworkVanderbilt at LSU, 7 p.m., SEC NetworkSt. Louis at Dayton, 7 p.m., ESPNU OLYMPICSCurling (Men): Canada vs. Japan, 12 a.m. (in progress), NBCSNHockey (Men’s Playoff Round), 12:30 .m., NBCSNMedal Ceremonies, 3 a.m., OLYHDHockey (Men's Playoff Round), 5 a.m., USA NetworkHockey (Men's Playoff Round), 5:10 a.m., NBCSNCurling (Men): U.S. vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m., CNBCFigure Skating: Olympic Ice, Figure Skating, 5 p.m., NBCSNSnowboarding, Bobsled, Alpine, Figure Skating, 6 p.m., Ch. 12Freestyle Skiing, Short Track, 11:05 p.m., Ch. 12 SOCCERUEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs. FC Barcelona, 12:30 p.m., FS1UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich vs. Besiktas, 12:30 p.m., FS2 TENNISDubai Duty Free Championship, 3 a.m., beINATP Delray Beach Open and ATP Rio Open Early Round, 10:30 a.m., Tennis ChannelATP Delray Beach Open and ATP Rio Open Early Round, 3:30 p.m., Tennis Channel BASKETBALLNBA G-League: Greensboro Swarm at Lakeland Magic, 9 a.m., NBA Network COLLEGE BASEBALLLamar at Texas, 6;30 p.m., Longhorn Network Arkansas vs. Continue Reading

Take a hike, Tom & Gisele – Osi’s with ­fashion’s latest supermodel sensation!

When the Giants and Patriots go head to head in Sunday's Super Bowl, they'll be supported by at least two of the world's most glamorous fans. Gisele Bundchen's relationship with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may make her the hottest football girlfriend in the stratosphere, but the Giants have a new option play this year. Victoria's Secret supermodel Selita Ebanks has been getting cosy with Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. Her agency, Women's Model Management, has confirmed she'll be at the big game. "With the Super Bowl this year, it's all about the supermodels," says Fantasy Beauty League founder Erica Salmon, who has extended her league to include a Super Bowl special, in which participants score points by picking teams of the most newsworthy women at the game. Bundchen's relationship with Brady first grabbed headlines last spring, when the pair began stepping out at the same time his actress girlfriend Bridget Moynahan said she was pregnant with their first child. Now stunning newcomer Ebanks, who met Umenyiora several weeks ago at a Knicks game, is poised to become the next supermodel superstar, after taking over from Tyra Banks on the Victoria's Secret runway. "With footballers like Tom Brady, who's seen as a bit of a player, women are going to be watching who's there," says Salmon. "In basketball, everyone watched Eva Longoria at Tony Parker's games, and Victoria Beckham is like part of the game when David Beckham plays soccer. Football's starting to get that way too, especially with such a huge arena like the Super Bowl." So turn the page to see who might win the battle of the beauties this Sunday. Gisele Bundchen AGE: 27 HEIGHT: 5 feet 11 STATS: 34-24-34 BORN: Horizontina, Brazil BACKGROUND: Nicknamed Olive Oyl at school, the gangly teen dreamed of becoming a professional volleyball player or a vet. BEAUTY REGIMEN: Says she doesn't exercise, annoyingly. LIVES: A luxury downtown Manhattan apartment. Continue Reading

Sports on the air: Daily TV and radio schedule

FRIDAY AUTO RACING5 p.m. (FS1) — NHRA: Lucus Oil Winternationals qualifying in Pomona, Calif. COLLEGE BASKETBALL10 a.m. (CBSSN) — Women: Navy at Army5 p.m. (CBSSN) — Toledo at Miami (Ohio)6 p.m. (ESPN2) — Davidson at Rhode Island6 p.m. (ESPNU) — Princeton at Harvard6:30 p.m. (FS1) — Minnesota at Indiana7 p.m. (FS2) — Women: Marquette at Xavier8 p.m. (ESPN2) — Detroit at Oakland8 p.m. (ESPNU) — Kent State at Ball State GOLF11 a.m. (GOLF) — PGA Champions Tour: Boca Raton (Fla.) Championship2 p.m. (GOLF) — PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) Pro-Am10 p.m. (GOLF) — European PGA Tour: ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth (Australia) HOCKEY6:30 p.m. (NBCSN) — College: Ohio State at Notre Dame7 p.m. FM-105.7 — AHL: Admirals at Rockford8 p.m. (BTN) — College: Minnesota at Wisconsin Radio: AM-920 NBA7 p.m. (ESPN) — Timberwolves at Bulls7 p.m. (FSWis) — Bucks at Heat Radio: AM-6209:30 p.m. (ESPN) — Trail Blazers at Kings SOCCER1:20 p.m. (FS2) — Bundesliga, Leipzig vs. Augsburg WINTER OLYMPICS (In Pyeongchang, South Korea)7 p.m. (4) — Opening ceremony1 a.m. (NBCSN) — Cross-country skiing: women’s skiathlon (live); Mixed doubles curling: United States vs. China OTHERS7 a.m. (Tennis) — ATP Tour: Open Sud de France quarterfinals in Montpelier6 p.m. (BTN) — College wrestling: Northwestern at Purdue7 p.m. (Spectrum Sports) — Prep basketball: Milwaukee Marquette at Sussex Hamilton7 p.m. AM-540 — Prep basketball: Milwaukee Career at Tech Ed. at Milwaukee Bay View SATURDAY AUTO RACING7 a.m. (FS1) — IMSA Series: BMW Endurance Challenge in Daytona Beach, Fla.3:30 p.m. (FS1) — ARCA Series: Lucas Oil 200 in Daytona Beach, Fla. COLLEGE BASKETBALL11 a.m. (6) — Butler at Villanova11 a.m. (58) — Florida at South Carolina11 a.m. (ESPN) — Oklahoma State at West Virginia11 a.m. (ESPN2) — Continue Reading

Sports TV listings: What’s on when

SUBJECT TO CHANGE AUTO RACING 1 a.m. (Saturday)FS1 — FIA Formula E, Hong Kong E-Prix, race 1 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10:30 a.m.CBSSN — Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, Holy Cross vs. Manhattan 1 p.m.CBSSN — Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, La Salle vs. Towson 6 p.m.BTN — Purdue at Maryland 7 p.m.ESPN2 — North Carolina vs. Davidson 8 p.m.BTN — Illinois at Northwestern 9 p.m.ESPN2 — Creighton at Gonzaga COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m.ESPN — Pac-12 championship game, Southern Cal vs. Stanford GOLF 4:30 a.m.GOLF — European PGA, Mauritius Open, second round 11:30 a.m.GOLF — Hero World Challenge, second round 8:30 p.m.GOLF — PGA Tour of Australasia, Australian PGA Championship, third round 2:30 a.m. (Saturday)GOLF — European PGA, Mauritius Open, third round MEN’S SOCCER 9 a.m.FS1 — FIFA, 2018 World Cup final draw MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 7 p.m.FS1 — The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale, prelims 9 p.m.FS1 — The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale NBA 7 p.m.FSM-PLUS — Minnesota at Oklahoma City NHL 7 p.m.FSM — L.A. Kings at St. Louis SKIING 11:30 a.m.NBCSN — FIS World Cup, men’s super-G, at Beaver Creek, Colo. 1:30 p.m.NBCSN — FIS World Cup, women’s downhill, at Lake Louise, Alberta WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m.FSM — Alabama at TCU WOMEN’S SOCCER 4 p.m.ESPNU — NCAA Tournament, national semifinal, Stanford vs. South Carolina 6:30 p.m.ESPNU — NCAA Tournament, national semifinal, Duke vs. UCLA AUTO RACING 1 a.m. (Sunday)FS1 — FIA Formula E, Hong Kong E-Prix, race 2 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8:30 a.m.CBSSN — Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, third-place game 11 a.m.CBSSN — Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, finalFS1 — Cincinnati at XavierFSM — South Carolina State at North Carolina State 11:30 a.m.CBS — Indiana at Michigan 1 p.m.CBSSN — Georgia at MarquetteESPNU — Wichita State at Continue Reading

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To report corrections & clarifications, contact:Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper.The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: February 2018Life:An earlier version of this report incorrectly credited the 1996 Summer Olympics performance of The Power of the Dream. Celine Dion sang the theme at the opening ceremony; the song was performed again at the closing ceremony by Rachel McMullin and a choir of other children.​ Sports: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly located hockey player Megan Keller's hometown on the map. Sports: An earlier version of this story misidentified the U.S. hockey player who is quoted in the third paragraph. Opinion: An earlier version of this column mischaracterized who could receive a tax credit for campaign donations. It would be refundable and available to all Americans who file taxes. Sports: A photo in some editions Feb. 8 incorrectly identified the person next to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The person was special teams coach Joe Judge. Sports: A headline in some Feb. 12 editions had an incorrect result of Serena and Venus Williams’ doubles match in the Fed Cup. The sisters lost. Twitter: On Feb. 11, a previous tweet misidentified Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson. Continue Reading