Washington Nationals announcer Rob Dibble will take time off two days after making comments critical of rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg. MASN spokesman Todd Webster said Dibble would not work Wednesday night's game and is "taking a few days off." Webster said Dibble requested the time off but did not say whether the absence was related to the comments about Strasburg. Dibble lashed out on Monday at the pitcher, who has been placed on the disabled list twice in the past month. Dibble said on Sirius XM Radio that "You can't have the cavalry come in and save your butt every time you feel a little stiff shoulder, sore elbow." Strasburg will have a second magnetic resonance imaging today to determine what is wrong. The team is calling the injury a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm.
UMES has high hopes for ex-St. Frances guard Bradshaw
Former St.Frances guard DiShawn Bradshaw is one of six newcomers on the UMES roster in 2010-11. Bradshaw, a junior, played last season for ASA in New York, where he averaged 21 points and five rebounds. "Flat out, Dishawn is a scorer," Hawks coach Frankie Allen said. "He can shoot and handle the ball well while also being a great passer. We expect DiShawn to make an immediate impact on our team."
College football: Maryland senior Da'Rel Scott was placed on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation's top running back. … Morgan State will have a controlled intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at 6p.m. at Hughes Stadium in preparation for its season opener Sept.4 against Bowie State.
College field hockey: Defending national champion Salisbury is ranked first in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association preseason poll, followed by 2009 runner-up Messiah.
Men's college lacrosse: Former All-American Ryan Alexander (St. Vincent Pallotti), a 2010 graduate, returned to St. Mary's as assistant coach and intramurals coordinator.
Women's college lacrosse: Janine Tucker, whose teams are 192-96 in her 17 seasons at Johns Hopkins, received a contract extension through 2016. Tucker attended Loyola College and Loch Raven High.
Men's college soccer: Johns Hopkins is the coaches' favorite in the Centennial Conference's preseason poll.
Men's cross country: Johns Hopkins is ranked seventh in the Mideast Region in the preseason rankings of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Golf: Brent Martin of La Plata (147) defeated Drew Kittleson of Scottsdale, Ariz. (145) in 19holes in the first round of match play at the U.S. Amateur in University Place, Wash. Denny McCarthy (145) of Burtonsville lost, 2 and 1, to Alex Ching of Honolulu (146).
Horse racing: Ready Set upset his entry-mate, Nicanor, in the $50,700 Eight Thirty Stakes at Delaware Park in Stanton. Nicanor, a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, finished sixth out of seven horses.
—From Sun staff and news services