August 30, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

College football

Turner, Costa among 4 Terps voted permanent captains

Maryland has elected permanent captains, coach Ralph Friedgen said Saturday. Voted in by the players were senior quarterback Chris Turner and senior center Phil Costa for the offense, and senior cornerback Nolan Carroll and junior linebacker Adrian Moten for the defense. "It's really a big honor," Turner said. It's the first time under Friedgen that Maryland has named permanent captains before the season. Friedgen will continue to rotate special teams captains game to game so players can be honored for their work in practice. Friedgen also will name players each week to carry the Maryland and U.S. flags onto the field.

- Jeff Barker

Navy: : The Midshipmen will play host to Florida Atlantic in 2012 and play the Owls in Fort Lauderdale in 2017. Navy will pay $400,000 for the Owls to come north, FAU athletic director Craig Angelos told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. FAU will pay the Midshipmen $200,000 for the return game.


Namoff's early goal holds up as United ends winless streak

Bryan Namoff's header in the 11th minute accounted for the match's lone goal as D.C. United ended a four-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over the host Chicago Fire. Josh Wicks made several key saves late as United (7-5-11) also ended a nine-match road winless run.

Et cetera

Rangers give ex-Oriole Freel minor league contract

The Texas Rangers signed former Oriole Ryan Freel to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has hit a combined .193 in 41 games for four major league teams this season.

College field hockey: : Top-ranked defending national champion Maryland defeated Boston University, 2-0, on goals by Janessa Pope and Alexis Pappas on Saturday and will meet host Northwestern on Monday to close the Wildcat Classic in Evanston, Ill. ... Katie DeFilippo's goal in the 65th minute broke a 2-2 tie and led Towson to a 3-2 win over host Pacific. On the play, Christina Boarman recorded an assist and broke the Tigers' career points record with her 112th.

WNBA: : Rookie Kristi Toliver (Maryland) had 25 points off the bench to lead the host Chicago Sky to a 96-77 win against New York Liberty on Friday night. "I try to do what I can when I'm out there," said Toliver, who had 13 points in the third quarter. "I just try to take advantage of the opportunities I'm given."

- From Sun staff and news services

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