Orioles spring training schedule to begin March 5

Towson offering 2-for-1 admission deal for football, men's basketball games Sat.

November 30, 2011|Sports Digest

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Orioles spring training schedule to begin March 5

The Orioles on Tuesday announced their 2012 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens March5 with an afternoon split-squad contest in Port Charlotte, Fla., against the Tampa Bay Rays and an evening home contest at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Orioles will face 10 different opponents at home during spring training, including the Boston Red Sox three times and the Minnesota Twins, Pirates and Rays two times each. The Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals will each make one visit to Ed Smith Stadium. The Orioles will play 15 games on the road during the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule. They will make two trips to play the Blue Jays, Phillies, Rays, Red Sox, Twins and Pirates, and one trip to face the Braves, Tigers and Yankees.

Towson football: All fans attending the home playoff game against Lehigh at 3:30 p.m. Saturday may attend the Tigers men's basketball game against visiting George Mason at 7:30 p.m. free of charge with their football ticket stubs. As part of the basketball team's inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness Night, fans will receive $3 off their ticket price if they wear anything pink.

Women's college basketball: Visiting Mount St. Mary's was held to 17 points in the first half Tuesday and fell, 58-45, to Pittsburgh. Kayla Grossett had 13 points for the Mount (2-4). The Panthers improved to 4-2. … Stephanie Fong and KaraLea Follmer each finished with 12 points to lead visiting Johns Hopkins (4-1, 1-1 Centennial Conference) to a 67-57 win over Washington College (1-2, 0-2). … Steph Perez (14 points) started a late rally to lift host McDaniel (4-1, 2-0 Centennial Conference) over Swarthmore (3-2, 1-1). … Marche Pearson scored 10 points, but visiting St.Mary's (1-5) fell, 62-37, to Catholic (4-1).

Men's college basketball: Salisbury (4-0) is ranked No. 20 in the first D3hoops.com regular-season Top 25 poll of the year; this is the Sea Gulls' first appearance in the D3hoops.com poll in the 13 years that the rankings have been available.

Laurel Park: Officials decided Tuesday not to use the turf course for the rest of the year. One turf race had been scheduled for Wednesday's card. The Maryland Jockey Club also announced that for the final two weeks of the fall meeting (next Tuesday through Dec. 17), admission will be free with complimentary general parking.

D.C. United: Major League Soccer announced that United will begin the 2012 regular season March 10 at home, with opponent and kickoff time to be determined. Also, the club acquired veteran defender Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a 2013 MLS SuperDraft third-round selection. Russell comes to United after four seasons with Real Salt Lake, where the 6-foot-2 fullback played 78 regular-season matches (68 starts).

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