Nets owner Prokhorov meets with Anthony after all

Maryland baseball team splits at No. 6 Texas

pitchers Potter, Carroll sharp

February 20, 2011|By Sports Digest

NBA

Nets owner Prokhorov meets with Anthony after all

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov met with Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles on the same day a spokeswoman for the Russian billionaire said he had no plans to sit down with the All-Star forward, according to multiple reports. Minority owner Jay-Z also was involved in Saturday's meeting, according to the New York Daily News. The Nuggets have looked into trading Anthony since the former Towson Catholic star declined to sign a three-year contract extension worth nearly $65million this season. The Nets were close to a deal twice, and the New York Knicks are considered the other favorite to land Anthony if Denver decides to move him. New Jersey and Denver recently renewed trade talks for Anthony for the third time this season. But Anthony, who can became a free agent after this season, insisted twice Friday that no meeting was planned with Prokhorov and Ellen Pinchuk, a spokeswoman for the owner, made the same claim earlier Saturday. ESPN.com, citing a league source, reported that the meeting occurred at a Los Angeles-area restaurant and also included Nets general manager Billy King and chief executive Brett Yormark. Anthony's agent, Leon Rose, and his business manager, Bay Frazier, also were there, according to the report.

Colleges

Maryland splits at No. 6 Texas; pitchers Potter, Carroll sharp

Sixth-ranked Texas scored five runs in the eighth inning to overcome a two-run deficit and beat visiting Maryland in the second game of a baseball doubleheader. The Terps (1-2) built an early lead behind starting pitcher Eric Potter, who gave up one run on four hits in six innings. Maryland led 4-1 when Potter departed, but the Longhorns (2-1) scored one run in the seventh and five in the eighth to take the lead. Terps freshman Jake Stinnett went 2-for-3 with a run and a RBI. In the first game, Tomo Delp hit a three-run homer to left-center in the first inning, junior-college transfer David Carroll allowed one run in six innings and Maryland won, 10-1. Carroll, a 6-foot-8 right-hander from Western Nevada, struck out four and walked one. Alfredo Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two runs.

Division III women's basketball: Latisha Pledger had her seventh double double (15 points, 12 rebounds) to lead Washington College (12-13, 10-10 Centennial) to a 76-45 win over host Bryn Mawr (0-24, 0-19). … Glen Charlton and Katie McGahagan each had 13points, but Salisbury (9-16, 6-10 Capital Athletic Conference) saw its season end with a 64-56 loss to York (13-12, 10-6 CAC). … Host Stevenson (4-21, 2-14) lost its second straight, falling, 59-50, to Marymount (13-9, 11-5). … Mindy Sharp had 14points to lead host Frostburg State (12-13, 9-7 CAC) to an 83-65 win over St. Mary's (11-13, 7-10). … Whitney Snoops (Archbishop Spalding) had 12points and visiting McDaniel (7-18, 5-15 Centennial ) fell to Gettysburg (19-6, 14-6). … Elizabeth von Ende had 15 points and visiting Goucher (7-20, 3-11 Landmark Conference) fell, 78-62, to Catholic (17-8, 9-5).

Olympics

Terps coach Valmon selected to lead U.S. men's track team

Maryland track and field coach Andrew Valmon will coach the Team USA men at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, USA Track & Field announced last week. Valmon took over at College Park in 2003 after serving on the staff at Georgetown since 1995, where he was the men's head coach for four seasons. Valmon earned gold medals as a member of the U.S. 4x400 relay teams at the 1988 and 1992 Games. He was on 13 U.S. national teams, earning gold medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games, the 1993 World Championships and the 1994 Goodwill Games. He owns a personal-best of 44.28 seconds in his specialty, the 400-meter dash.

Speedskating: A former gold medalist has been accused of striking young skaters with hockey sticks and hammers, the Washington Post reported. The newspaper said Saturday that coach Kim Dong-Sung of South Korea continued to teach and keep his accreditation. He denied the allegations during an interview last month. Kim won 23 world championships and two Olympic medals for South Korea. He came to the U.S. after retiring in 2002 and began coaching in Virginia and Maryland. The Post says "numerous and credible" allegations were made to U.S. Speedskating. Kim allegedly used assorted instruments to hit his skaters on the buttocks, stomach and hands. Six skaters told the Post they were victims or witnesses of abuse.

—From Sun staff and news services

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