February 03, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Pro football

Ex-Stallions Ham, Payton to be inducted into CFL Hall

Former Baltimore Stallions Tracy Ham and Elfrid Payton were among five men chosen Tuesday for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Ham, who was the the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1989, played quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Stallions and Montreal Alouettes. The Most Outstanding Player in the 1995 Grey Cup game won by Baltimore, he held at the time of his retirement the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. Payton, who trails only Grover Covington on the all-time sacks list with 154, won two Grey Cups, including one in Baltimore. A five-time All-Star, he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Stallions, Alouettes, Argonauts, Shreveport Pirates and Eskimos.


Ball State induction Friday for former O's outfielder Bigbie

Former Orioles outfielder Larry Bigbie will be among five former student-athletes inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday. Bigbie was an All-America second-team selection and Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in 1999 after his career with a school-record .386 batting average. The previous year, he was one of four juniors in conference history to accumulate at least 200 hits. His school-record 24-game hitting streak in 1999 was the third longest in MAC history, and he helped the Cardinals to their first MAC baseball title and a school-record 42 victories. The Orioles drafted him with the 21st selection in the first round of the 1999 draft, and he played for them from 2001 to 2005.

More baseball: : Wesley College named senior third baseman Grant Morlock (Fallston) its captain. Morlock, a three-year starter, has batted .334 over his career with a .494 slugging percentage and .448 on-base percentage. As a junior, he finished in the Capital Athletic Conference's top 10 in seven offensive categories, including second in walks (33) and third in on-base (.492).

Swimming: : Towson senior Devin Kirby was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Swimmer of the Week. ... Salisbury freshman Eric Robichaud (Broadneck) was named Capital Athletic Conference Men's Swimming Athlete of the Week.

College basketball

Towson men routed by Drexel; UMBC women lose to Hartford

Freshman Chris Fouch scored 28 points to help the Drexel men rout Towson, 97-55. The Tigers (5-17, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) couldn't build on their last win, 58-53, over UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. Fouch connected on six of seven 3-point attempts and needed just 23 minutes to accumulate his 28 points for the Dragons (13-11, 8-4). Towson was led by Isaiah Philmore, who scored 12 points.

More men: : Bowie State (11-7, 9-5 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) lost, 73-68, to Saint Paul's (3-13, 2-12) despite 20 points from Armond Hill and 15 points and eight blocks by Travis Hyman (Old Mill). ... St. Mary's senior Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) was named Pride of Maryland Player of the Week.

Women: : Carlee Cassidy had 13 points for visiting UMBC, which fell to Hartford, 85-45. The Hawks (19-3, 10-0 America East) used a 19-5 run midway through the first half to break the game open. ... Bowie State (11-4) moved up to No. 25 in the USA Today ESPN Division II poll.

Et cetera

Greenhawks promote Warren to replace deceased Hailey

The Maryland GreenHawks of the Premier Basketball League promoted Chad Warren to head coach, replacing Otis Hailey, who died of kidney failure Saturday. "This opportunity is bittersweet," Warren said. "No one wants to get a chance from an injury or even more serious a death. My prayers are with Otis and his family. However, I'm going to make the best of this situation and continue where Otis left off."

Capitals: : The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Karl Alzner from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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