December 24, 2009|By From Sun staff reports and news services

Women's soccer

Freedom, Norwegian Mykjaland agree to deal

The Washington Freedom has agreed to terms with Norwegian International forward Lene Mykjaland for the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer season, the team announced. Mykjaland's signing is pending the league's approval. Mykjaland, a member of Roa in Norway's Toppserien league, is also a veteran member of the Norwegian women's national team. She made her debut for the senior team March 7, 2007, in a match against Germany. She quickly became one of the league's top talents, and has also established herself on the Norwegian national senior squad, having been called up to both the 2007 Women's World Cup and the 2008 Summer Olympics team. "Lene will bring different abilities as an attacking player," Freedom coach Jim Gabarra said. "We look for many things in a player, and Lene fills quite a few of them. She is a proven goal scorer, a winner, technically very good, tactically intelligent, works hard and is a good teammate. Lene is a very technical player that makes very intelligent runs, and it will be exciting to watch her adapt to WPS."Said Mykjaland: "To live and play soccer in the U.S has always been a dream for me. It's the best league with the best players in the world, and to get that opportunity to play on that level, and to play professionally, is amazing." Mykjaland will report to the Freedom and begin training with the team in March.

College basketball

Maryland issues traffic alert for pair of Sunday games

Maryland issued a traffic alert to fans for its two home basketball games Sunday. The men's basketball team faces Florida Atlantic at 2 p.m., and the women's team plays Stony Brook at 6 p.m. After the men's game, campus traffic will be outgoing only until about 5 p.m., at which time any fans heading to Comcast Center for the women's game can gain access to parking. The Comcast Center seating bowl will be cleared after the conclusion of the men's game to prepare for the women's game. Women's basketball ticket holders will be allowed entry into the stands beginning at 5 p.m. Men's basketball ticket holders will be allowed complimentary entry to the women's game with their ticket stub from the men's game. The Terps men are 7-3 and coming off a 98-55 rout of Winston-Salem State. Florida Atlantic is 5-5. The women's team is 9-2 after a 75-64 victory over American on Sunday. Stony Brook is 2-8. Tickets for both games are available for purchase online at or by calling 800-IM-A-TERP.

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