Ex-college coach Davis takes over at Spalding
Archbishop Spalding has named Kenneth "Bear" Davis, former head coach at Robert Morris University, as its new boys lacrosse coach, the school announced Monday. Davis, who spent seven years at Robert Morris, takes over for Ricky Schwartzberg, who stepped down earlier this summer after one season. The Cavaliers, who compete in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference, were 3-11 overall and 2-11 in league play last season. Davis built the Robert Morris program from scratch as it gained varsity status in 2004 and enjoyed the first of three straight winning seasons in 2009. The Colonials, who went 9-6 competing in Division I this past season, have led the country in scoring the past two years. Lee Dove
Addition of 3 teams among changes for 2011-12 season
The Major Indoor Soccer League announced that it will expand from five to eight teams for the 2011-12 season as the Blast, Milwaukee Wave and Missouri Comets are joined by a yet-to-be-named franchise in Chicago as well as the Norfolk SharX, Rochester Lancers, Syracuse Silver Knights and Wichita Wings. The eight teams will be divided into two geographic divisions — Eastern and Central. The Blast, SharX, Lancers and Silver Knights will play in the Eastern Division, while the Wave, Comets, Wings and the Chicago team will make up the Central Division. The 2011-12 MISL regular season will consist of 24 games, with teams playing 16 games within their division — six games against their nearest geographic rival and five games each against the other two teams.
Nats' Strasburg to make rehab start Thursday
Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make his next start Thursday at Double-A Harrisburg, likely his final rehab start before he returns to the majors for the first time since undergoing Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery last Sept. 3. 1/3 innings, striking out 25 and walking three while consistently throwing his fastball in the high 90s and his breaking ball with a sharp bit. Strasburg will likely join the Nationals after his start Thursday, not only because he has proved himself and his reconstructed right elbow ready, but also because there will be nowhere else for him to pitch competitively. The minor league regular season ends Sept. 5.
—Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post
Triathlon: Billy Busko, 47, who is from Glen Arm and works in New York City as an investment banker, won his age group in the Subaru Ironman Canada on Sunday in Penticon, British Columbia. Competing in the 45-49 age group against 383 others, Busko captured the group in a time of 10 hours, 11 minutes, 16 seconds. He finished 77th overall out of 3,217 competitors. The victory qualifies Busko, a 1982 Dulaney graduate, for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 8.
D.C. United: The postponed match between D.C. United and the Portland Timbers, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been set for 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at RFK Stadium. Tickets from the original contest will be valid Oct. 19. In other team news, midfielder Chris Pontius has been called up to the U.S. men's national team for two friendly matches against Costa Rica (Friday) and Belgium (next Tuesday).
—From Sun staff and news services