Terps senior Kizer suspended indefinitely

MLS surveying fans about proposed team in Westport

November 02, 2011|Sports Digest

Women's college basketball

Terps senior Kizer suspended indefinitely

Maryland announced Tuesday that senior center Lynetta Kizer, a Wooden Preseason Top 30 player, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. The Terps, ranked No.11, routed visiting Messiah, 82-36, on Tuesday night in an exhibition game behind 17 points from Laurin Mincy and 13 from Alyssa Thomas. Maryland will open the regular season at home against Loyola on Nov.11 at 7p.m.

Pro soccer

MLS surveying fans about proposed team in Westport

Soccer fans in the Baltimore area have begun receiving an MLS-commissioned survey to gauge interest about a team playing here through expansion or relocation. The survey alarmed supporters of D.C. United, which has failed to find a replacement for RFK Stadium in Washington and is entertaining proposals from Baltimore. The survey asks fans how likely they would be to attend matches if a current or new team moved into a soccer-specific stadium in the Westport area. Maryland, Baltimore and Maryland Stadium Authority have approached United about moving to a proposed venue in Westport, near Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. The plan is still in the very early stages.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

Blast: The club said forward Adriano Dos Santos will return this season and that defender Mike Deasel and midfielder JT Noone have signed pending Major Indoor Soccer League approval. Dos Santos played two games for the Blast in 2009-10. Deasel, a Baltimore native who attended Loyola High and Loyola University, was a member of three Baltimore Bays national championship teams. Noone, who spent the last two seasons with the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL), played college soccer at Temple. He was a second-team All-American in 2008 and an NSCAA first-team All-Atlantic Region selection in 2009. Noone was also signed by the Philadelphia Union of MLS from July 2010 to March 2011 and spent the 2009 season with the Ocean City Barons (PDL).

Et cetera

St. Mary's nearly upsets St. John's in men's hoops

Devin Spencer (Towson Catholic) scored a game-high 25 points and St. Mary's made 13 3-pointers, but the Seahawks failed to protect a late lead and fell at St. John's, 77-70, in an exhibition men's basketball game. A 3-pointer by Spencer gave the Seahawks a 54-48 lead with 9:11 left, but the Red Storm closed the game on a 29-16 run. Moe Harkless had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead St. John's.

Horse racing: Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, is back training at Fair Hill Training Center and being pointed toward the $10million Dubai World Cup in March. Trainer Graham Motion couldn't keep the delight from his voice as he talked about getting Animal Kingdom and Toby's Corner back onto the racetrack. Both have recovered from injuries that sidelined them for the second half of their 3-year-old seasons. "I think Animal Kingdom should still be a front-runner for the 3-year-old Eclipse Award," Motion said. "No one else has done more than he has. But it has been frustrating to have two of the best 3-year-olds I've ever trained and have them both in the barn unable to race." Animal Kingdom had surgery to repair a slab fracture in his left hind leg after clipping heels in the Belmont Stakes. And Toby's Corner, the Wood Memorial winner, was sidelined the week before the Derby — where he could have been the favorite — with a mysterious left hind leg issue that has never been diagnosed. "They're both back in training," Motion said. "Both horses are doing very well, and I'm hoping they both have big 4-year-old seasons."

Sandra McKee

Golf: The LPGA Futures Tour announced that the Challenge at Musket Ridge will be held Aug. 20-26 at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Frederick. The inaugural event will be the only current women's pro golf tournament in Maryland. The LPGA Futures Tour will partner with the Frederick County Commission for Women to run the event, which will help support local women's and children's charities.

Capitals: The team assigned defenseman Sean Collins to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and recalled forward Cody Eakin from the Bears.

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