Nats' Strasburg nearing his first rehabilitation start

McCoughtry's 24 points not enough for Dream

August 03, 2011|By Sports Digest

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Nats' Strasburg nearing his first rehabilitation start

Nearing his full return from Tommy John elbow reconstruction and the end of his stay in Viera, Fla., Stephen Strasburg could make his first minor league rehabilitation start within a week to 10 days, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. Strasburg's start would come in a home game for Single-A Hagerstown or Single-A Potomac, most likely Hagerstown. Hagerstown will be at home Sunday and Monday before leaving on a road trip, and Potomac will begin a seven-day homestand Monday. Strasburg has been throwing live batting practice and simulated games for a few weeks, most recently last Thursday, when he threw roughly 50 pitches over three innings. He has hit at least 95 mph with his fastball.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

More Nationals: MASN did not exercise a 2012 option for play-by-play announcer Bob Carpenter by Monday's deadline, a team official said. The decision, the official said, does not imply Carpenter will or will not return for next season, only that MASN would need to negotiate a new contract for him in the offseason if it intends to keep him — and he intends to stay. Carpenter joined MASN in 2006 after 10 years as play-by-play announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

WNBA: Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) had 24points and six rebounds in the host Atlanta Dream's 85-75 loss to the New York Liberty.

Women's college volleyball: Loyola named Cynammon Burns an assistant coach and Patrick Kerley a volunteer assistant coach. Burns, a libero at American from 2006 to 2009, was most recently a club head coach in her native Dallas. Kerley, who has coached in the Cincinnati area, most recently was co-head coach of the Columbia Condors 14s national team. … UMES was selected in a preseason poll to finish first in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Division. Morgan State was picked fifth and Coppin State seventh. Hawks sophomore outside hitter Maline Vaitai was named the Preseason Player of the Year; she and UMES senior outside hitter Zoe Bowens made the Preseason team.

Women's college bowling: Recent UMES graduate Kristina Frahm received the Professional Bowler Association's $1,000 Billy Welu Scholarship on Monday. She was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's Woman of the Year last week.

Women's college soccer: Washington College named senior Gabby Devaud (Institute of Notre Dame), Jennifer Kiarsis, Kelsey Newborn and Tori Ripple (John Carroll) as captains.

James Buettner

Women's basketball: Maryland senior Lynetta Kizer is one of 14 players competing this week in Colorado Springs, Colo., for 12 roster spots on the U.S. World University Games team.

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