Jordan Williams, Delaney on Wooden Midseason Top 30
Maryland sophomore forward Jordan Williams and Virginia Tech senior guard Malcolm Delaney (Towson Catholic) are included on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 announced Thursday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 30 players who, based on their performances in November and December, are the early front-runners for the award.
Women's basketball: Former UMBC guard Carlee Cassidy, who graduated in May after averaging 13.7 points in four seasons, signed a pro contract last week with Forssan Alku Basketball Club in Finland.
College football: Howard is expected to name Gary Harrell as its coach, individuals with knowledge of the school's search told The Washington Post. Harrell, 38, the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Bowie State, would replace Carey Bailey, who was let go last month. Harrell was a receiver and punt returner on the Bison's 1993 squad that went undefeated, won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title, reached the Division I-AA playoffs and was unofficially crowned the black college football national champion.
NHL: Star left wing Alex Ovechkin received a cortisone shot on an undisclosed area after the Washington Capitals' 1-0 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and has been prohibited from handling the puck for two days, The Washington Post reported. Ovechkin wore the gold no-contact jersey in practice Thursday but is expected to practice fully today.
College soccer: Maryland junior midfielder Matt Kassel is planning to leave school to sign with the New York Red Bulls, Terrapins coach Sasho Cirovski told The Washington Post.
—From Sun staff and news services