Duke's Thomas has bruised knee, likely won't face Terps

February 12, 2010|By Sports Digest

Duke forward Lance Thomas is doubtful for Saturday's game against Maryland with what team officials say is a severely bruised bone in his right knee. The team made the announcement Thursday, one day after Thomas injured his knee early in the second half of the eighth-ranked Blue Devils' 64-54 victory against North Carolina. Thomas has started all but one game this season for Duke (20-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). The senior averages 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. He was hurt in a collision with Larry Drew II.

Orioles: The Orioles announced that right-handed pitcher Armando Gabino has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. He has also received an invitation to attend major league spring training camp. Gabino was claimed on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Nov. 9.

College lacrosse: The Navy women's games today (La Salle, 7 p.m.) and Sunday (Presbyterian, noon) and the men's game Saturday (VMI, noon) were moved from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to Rip Miller Field on campus. Admission is free.

Men's college soccer: Loyola assistant director of athletics Bill Wnek has been named to the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Committee.

Pro soccer: Crystal Palace Baltimore has added three players: Japanese defender Takuro Nishimura, who played last season with the USL First Division regular-season champion Portland Timbers; Argentine midfielder Santiago Fusilier, from the Carolina Railhawks; and attacking midfielder Lucio, from Brazil's top flight.

- From Sun staff and news services

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