A sprained ankle will keep Donovan McNabb on the sideline Friday night when the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. McNabb has been unable to practice since getting hurt in Saturday night's preseason loss to the Ravens. "It's quite sore," coach Mike Shanahan said, "and I don't think he could go if it was a regular-season game. He's got to rehab it." McNabb was limping badly in the locker room after the game and was wearing a walking boot Monday. On Tuesday, he watched practice with a wrap around his lower left leg and ankle. Shanahan said he didn't think McNabb had a "bad ankle sprain" and that the quarterback has been walking on the treadmill to rehab the injury. In two preseason games, McNabb has completed 16 of 34passes for 264 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a 71.2 rating. Rex Grossman is expected to start against the Jets in the game that is considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season.
Middle River's Long wins eight medals at worlds
Jessica Long of Middle River won six gold medals and two silvers at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships last week in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Long, the 2007 Sullivan Award winner as the nation's top amateur athlete, broke the 200-meter individual medley world record (SM8) with a time of 2 minutes, 38.31 seconds. She shattered a four-year-old world record as part of the 4x100 free relay team, joining Ashley Owens, Mallory Weggemann and Elizabeth Stone in going 4:23.59; the old mark was 4:30.66. Long won gold and set an American record in the women's 100backstroke (S8) with a time of 1:17.56, and joined Weggemann, Owens and Susan Beth Scott on the victorious 4x100 medley relay team that finished in an American-record time of 5:00.68. Long wears prosthetics; she was born without fibulas, and her legs were amputated below the knees when she was 18months old.
Strasburg goes on 15-day DL; tests planned on forearm
The Washington Nationals placed rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg back on the 15-day disabled list and scheduled him for a further test this week on his strained right forearm. Strasburg was on the disabled list earlier this month with tightness in his right shoulder. This is his first season in the majors after being the overall No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft. The Nationals aren't sure when he will pitch again. He will undergo an magnetic resonance imaging arthrogram, in which dye is injected into the arm to show contrast, on Thursday.
Terps field hockey team picked second in country
The Maryland field hockey team was picked No.2 in the Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association's preseason poll. The Terps, the 2009 NCAA runners-up, received 22 of 56 first-place votes. North Carolina, 2009's NCAA national champion, was picked as the preseason favorite with 25 first-place votes; Atlantic Coast Conference foe Virginia came in at No. 3.
More field hockey news: Johns Hopkins was picked to finish second in the Centennial Conference. Ursinus is the favorite.
Volleyball: The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference volleyball coaches selected Loyola senior Nina Camaioni as Co-Preseason Player of the Year and ranked the Greyhounds sixth.
Men's lacrosse: Arundel senior defenseman Jackson Meyers has committed orally to play at Hofstra.
International appeal: Anthony to star in NBA/Shanghai film
NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, who attended Towson Catholic, and Dwight Howard will star in a basketball film with an award-winning Chinese director titled "Amazing." The NBA and Shanghai Film Group announced the joint production effort, calling it "the first NBA-themed motion picture outside of North America." The filming will take place in New York, Beijing and Shanghai through November and feature top actors from Asia. The movie is scheduled to open next summer. "Amazing" is directed by Hu Xuehua, a winner of the Kennedy Center Honors.
Horse racing: After being away for more than four months since finishing fourth in the Grade I Florida Derby, Lentenor — a full brother to Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who shattered his leg in the Preakness — returned to racing with third-place finish in a $36,000 race at Delaware Park in Stanton. 1/2 lengths behind the winner Inauguration who returned $13.60 as third choice in the field of nine. The final time for the 71/2 furlongs was 1 minute, 28.34 seconds over a firm turf course. Nicanor, also a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, will be seeking his first career stakes victory when he faces 11 rivals in the $50,000 Eight Thirty Overnight Stakes at Delaware Park today. The race for 3-year-olds and up is 1 mile, 70 yards on turf.
Minor league baseball: Justin Anderson, Ashur Tolliver and Steve Mazur combined to pitch a one-hit shutout, as the Aberdeen IronBirds defeated the Staten Island Yankees, 3-0, in the short-season Single-A New York-Penn League. It's the third time this season the Orioles affiliate has one-hit an opponent and the second time it has done it against the Yankees.
—From Sun staff and news services