Forward Jamie Darvill, a two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year while at Loyola, signed with the Rockville-based Real Maryland Monarchs of the United Soccer Leagues Second Division on Thursday. Darvill finished his Greyhounds career last year with 99 points (36 goals, 27 assists), tied for eighth all time at Loyola.
College wrestling: Maryland 197-pound senior Hudson Taylor, who finished his college career as the Terrapins' first three-time wrestling All-American, was voted the Atlantic Coast Conference's Wrestler of the Year by the league's head coaches. Teammates Steven Bell, Alex Krom, Kyle John and Josh Asper (Hereford) joined Taylor as All-ACC performers.
College lacrosse: Emily Kirby (Franklin) had a career-high five goals in addition to two assists to lift host Mount St. Mary's (3-5, 1-1 Northeast Conference) to a 14-8 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) (6-5, 2-1). ... Aileen McCausland scored the game-winner with 2:34 left as host Salisbury (10-0) rallied to a 9-8 victory over Union (2-3), which scored the first five goals before the Shorewomen tied it 5-all at the half. ... Molly Ford (Notre Dame Prep) scored a career-high six goals as No. 14 Georgetown (3-4, 1-0 Big East) ended a three-game slide by earning a 20-7 victory at Villanova (6-2, 0-1).
Laurel Park: Indian Dance is the 7-5 morning-line favorite among six older horses entered in today's 1 1/8-mile $70,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes. The race also serves as the first leg of the Magna 5 cross-country wager.
Outdoor track and field: UMES sophomores Cynthia Anais, who won the women's 800 meters at the Wake Forest Open in 2 minutes, 11.71 seconds, and Akheem Gauntlett, who won the men's 100-meter dash at the same meet in 10.50 seconds, were named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.
College media: Towson's 2009 media guide was judged second best in the nation in the Football Championship Subdivision category by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Baseball: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said right-hander Miguel Batista is the front-runner to get the long-relief role.
Pro soccer: D.C. United added defenders Carey Talley and Barry Rice. Talley was acquired after being waived by Chivas USA; Rice joins the club after participating with United in the preseason.
- From Sun staff and news services