August 26, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services


Crystal Palace FC calls up Harada from Baltimore club

Crystal Palace Baltimore's Shintaro Harada has been called up to train with sister club Crystal Palace FC in London. Harada, a center back and central midfielder, was named to the All-League first team of the United Soccer League's Second Division. "He's probably been our most consistent performer since our inception three years ago," CP Baltimore president Pete Medd said.

D.C. United:: The Major League Soccer club has acquired midfielder Tiyiselani Shipalane on loan from the Harrisburg City Islanders of USL-2. Thabiso "Boyzzz" Khumalo was placed on the disabled list. Forward Luciano Emilio has received his green card and will no longer count as an international on the team's roster.


Va. Tech's visit to College Park in November is a sellout

Maryland announced that its home game Nov. 14 against Virginia Tech is a sellout. Game time will be announced in in early November.

Men's lacrosse:: Conor Ford, tied for 13th all-time on Johns Hopkins' goals list, was named an assistant coach at Drexel. He was an assistant for three seasons under Brian Voelker, now the Dragons' coach, at Pennsylvania.

Also of note: : Goucher named Josh George assistant athletic trainer and Scott Fitzgerald assistant sports information director. ... Frostburg State named Glenn Cain strength and conditioning coordinator.

Et cetera

Nationals' Strasburg to begin with instructional league

Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall draft pick, will fly from his home in San Diego to the Washington Nationals' spring training facility in Viera, Fla., on Saturday. He'll remain there for several weeks, working with minor league pitching coordinator Spin Williams. The goal: Let him have a few appearances in the loosely structured Florida Instructional League, and then have him at full strength for the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 13. "We're trying to get him 35-50 innings total," general manager Mike Rizzo said. "He'll probably get a couple starts in the instructional league - maybe 20 innings [there] - to ramp him up."

- The Washington Post

Mixed martial arts:: The Baltimore Martial Arts Academy is hosting a meet-and-greet with former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell on Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 8450 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. Admission costs $10, and Liddell will be available for autographs and pictures. For more information, call 410-908-5425.

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