Former Oriole Mora signs with Diamondbacks

St. Mary's loses to Citadel

Franz's 25 points not enough

December 07, 2010|By Sports Digest


Former Oriole Mora signs with Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks signed former Oriole Melvin Mora to a one-year contract worth $2 million on Monday. Mora, who batted .285 with seven home runs and 45 RBIs in 354 plate appearances for the Colorado Rockies this season, is expected to help replace third baseman Mark Reynolds, whom the Diamondbacks traded to the Orioles earlier in the day. Mora, who will be 39 in February, will split time at third with Geoff Blum, 37, who was signed to a two-year contract last month. "We think we've got two good defenders [Mora and Blum]. We're not going to lose a lot defensively," Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said. "Yes, they are up there in age, but they are short-term commitments, they're championship-type players who will add some character to our clubhouse, some leadership to our clubhouse, great pitch recognition, they'll draw walks, they'll put the ball in play and find ways to get on base."

College basketball

St. Mary's loses to Citadel; Franz's 25 points not enough

Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) led all scorers with 25 points, but St. Mary's fell to host The Citadel, 72-64. The Cadets (3-5) shot 50 percent from the field and led 39-30 over the Seahawks (5-2) at the half.

Women's game: Monica Roeder and Abby Wentworth each scored 18 points and visiting Manhattan beat UMES, 61-49. The Jaspers (5-2) outscored the Hawks (1-3) by 11 in the first half. Kwinnyata Mercer had 10 for UMES.

Men's honors: Lincoln junior shooting guard Denzel Mooney (Western Tech) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Associaiton Player and Newcomer of the Week after averaging 24 points in two games, including a career-high 31 against Coppin State. Bowie State freshman guard Rasheem King was named Rookie of the Week. … Washington College junior guard Kevin Breslin was named the Pride of Maryland Player of the Week and Centennial Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week. …

Women's honor: Johns Hopkins senior forward Siobhan Callanan was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week after averaging 14.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists during three victories.

College football

Wisconsin's Tolzien wins Unitas Golden Arm Award

Scott Tolzien, who led No. 4 Wisconsin to an 11-1 regular-season record and a share of the Big Ten championship, has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Named after the legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback, the Golden Arm is presented annually to the nation's top senior college quarterback by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation Inc. and Transamerica, a provider of business and personal financial services. Tolzien passed for 2,300 yards and 16 touchdowns, had a completion percentage of .743 and a quarterback efficiency rating of 169.8. He will receive the award Friday at the Tremont Grand Meeting & Banquet Facility in Baltimore. For video of Tolzien, go to

More awards: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, who will meet in the national championship game next month, were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. They will be joined by Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore for Saturday's announcement in Times Square in New York.

Women's soccer: West Chester senior sweeper Cindi Nickles (Eastern Tech) was named to the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Division II first team. … Harford forward Erin Lynn was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America first team. Lynn, who will play at Louisiana-Lafayette, had 17 goals and 40 points to help lead Harford to a 15-1-1 record .

Men's lacrosse: Senior goalie J.D. Englehart (Dulaney) and senior defensive midfielder Gerard Savarese (Loyola) were among three captains named by Washington and Lee.

Et cetera

Herrick retires as coach; Capitals call up Perreault

Jeff Herrick, who has been football coach at Broadneck since 1989, retired from that role but will remain at the school as a physical education teacher.

NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled center Mathieu Perreault from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

—From Sun staff and news services

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