2 Md. residents win duckpin pro tour competitions
In a combined event that attracted nearly 200 bowlers from across the U.S. and Canada, Marylanders won the first-place awards in the duckpin pro tours of the Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association and Women's National Duckpin Association. Joey Sears of Stevensville and Tara Cohen of Owings Mills won the men's and women's competitions, respectively, which were held Aug. 6-8 in Johnston, R.I. Sears defeated top seed and DPBA president Luke Robustelli in the final round. Cohen beat Kristy Penny of Sparrows Point, 144-143. The next event of the DPBA season will take place Sept.3-5 at Glen Burnie Lanes, while the next WNDA event will be held Sept. 3-5 at Pinland Lanes in Dundalk.
3-5, 2010 at Glen Burnie Lanes. Cohen, a two-handed bowler, took the Women's National Duckpin Association event by beating
Broken finger to cost Terps tight end Yeatman six weeks
Maryland tight end Will Yeatman broke his finger and is out an estimated six weeks. He suffered the injury in practice Thursday, and Maryland made the announcement Friday night. Yeatman has been an interesting story in preseason camp. He played attack on the lacrosse team. He had previously played tight end at Notre Dame before transferring. Coach Ralph Friedgen says he has "soft hands" and that he expected Yeatman to be "a factor." The injury further thins Maryland's tight end depth. Lansford Watson (10 receptions last season) has knee problems — it could be a medial collateral ligament issue, according to Maryland's staff. Coaches are hoping a knee brace will allow him to play.
More Terps: Torrey Smith was one of 51 players named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given annually to the nation's top wide receiver.
Bowie State: Bulldogs Stadium's natural grass field will be resurfaced with a $1million synthetic turf in time for the home opener Sept.25.
UMBC's Bulls named to watch list for soccer's top award
UMBC junior forward Andrew Bulls (McDonogh) was named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. The Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in college soccer. Bulls, the 2009 America East Striker of the Year, is coming off a sophomore campaign during which he tied for the league lead with 15 goals. Bulls also had 11 assists for 41 total points. Maryland senior forward Jason Herrick and junior goalkeeper Zac MacMath were also named to the watch list.
Women's basketball: Point guard Ciara Webb (Patterson) committed orally to Towson. The 5-foot-9 senior, who did not play organized basketball until high school, began drawing Division I attention during her first summer of Amateur Athletic Union play in 2008. She averaged 19.8points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists last season for the Clippers.
Softball: Anna Nagro was announced as Mount St. Mary's coach. Nagro led Division III D'Youville to 42 victories in the past three seasons.
Jackson's chest injury less severe than initially feared
Cleveland Browns starting inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (Maryland), who initially feared he might be lost for the season, will be sidelined for at least a few weeks with a strained right pectoral muscle, the second chest muscle injury the four-year veteran has suffered in less than a year. On Thursday, Jackson received positive news on the injury when he got a second opinion from the surgeon who reattached his left pectoral muscle in October. Dr. Frank Cordasco agreed with the diagnosis by Cleveland's medical staff and determined Jackson will not need surgery, according to an Associated Press source familiar with the injury who spoke on condition of anonymity because of medical privacy laws. Jackson will begin rehabilitation and should be back within three to seven weeks, the person said.
Caps, Belanger have deal; Mystics tie franchise mark
Free-agent center Eric Belanger has agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Washington Capitals, according to an NHL source. Belanger, 32, played in 24 games with the Capitals after being acquired from the Minnesota Wild at last year's trade deadline, recording two goals and five assists.
—The Washington Post
WNBA: Katie Smith's 3-pointer with 43.5 seconds left helped the Washington Mystics (18-12) earn a 61-58 win over the visiting Minnesota Lynx (11-19) and tie a franchise record for most wins in a season. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Crystal Palace Baltimore moved today's match against the Carolina RailHawks from the Paul Angelo Russo Stadium to the Lumsden-Scott Stadium at Poly because of stadium improvement delays. Kickoff was changed to 6 p.m. from 5 p.m.
Flag football: Shawntese Charles of Bowie and Cheri Eleazer of Elkridge are among 15 women representing the U.S. at the International Federation of American Football's Flag Football World Championships in Ottawa this weekend.
—From Sun staff and news services