Digest: Capitals send Bourque to Bruins for Hamill

Santos' late goal moves D.C. United into first place

May 27, 2012|Sports Digest

NHL

Capitals send Bourque to Bruins for Hamill

The Washington Capitals acquired center Zach Hamill from the Boston Bruins for left wing Chris Bourque. Hamill, 23, recorded eight goals and 13assists in 41 games last season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound center had two assists in 16games with Boston in 2011-12. Bourque, 26, had 27goals and 66 assists in 73games with the Hershey Bears in 2011-12. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Major League Soccer

Santos' late goal moves D.C. United into first place

A goal from substitute Maicon Santos just after the hour mark lifted host D.C. United to a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution. The victory is United's fourth in five games and takes the team to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of Red Bull New York.

NBA

Leonsis' son to represent Wizards at draft lottery

Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis' son, Zach, will represent the team at the NBA draft lottery in New York on Wednesday with the hope that he can help the organization claim the top choice for the third time in franchise history. Kentucky big man Anthony Davis is considered the prize of a deep draft, and the Wizards possess the second-best odds at winning the No. 1 overall pick at 19.9 percent. Zach Leonsis graduated from the University of Pennsylvania last year and serves as manager of business development for Monumental Sports and Entertainment. Cleveland won the No. 1 pick last season when Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sent his then-14-year-old son, Nick, to the stage in Secaucus, N.J.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Men's college basketball

Report: Walbrook alum Smith transfers to UNLV

After two seasons at Connecticut, Roscoe Smith is headed west to finish his college basketball career. The former All-Metro forward from Walbook has committed to Nevada-Las Vegas, according to CBSSports.com. Smith should be eligible to play for the Runnin' Rebels immediately because of UConn's NCAA postseason ban for academic reasons. Smith had a promising freshman year for the national-champion Huskies in 2010-11, averaging 6.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 25.4 minutes. The former four-star prospect started 33 of UConn's 41 games. As a sophomore, Smith saw his playing time cut to 18.2 minutes per game. In a rotation, he Andre Drummond Alex Oriakhistarted 14 of the Huskies' 33 games and averaged 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. UNLV is bringing in a borderline Top 10 recruiting class, and returns leading scorer Mike Moser off a 26-9 NCAA tournament team. Smith's commitment gives UNLV its second player from Baltimore; St. Frances point guard Daquan Cook signed in November.

Matt Bracken

Et cetera

College Park to host field hockey starting Friday

The nation's top field hockey players will be in College Park from Friday through June 8 to play in the Women's national championships and try out for USA Field Hockey's national teams, including the 2012 Olympic team. The championships serve as the only selection opportunity to the national and development squads. The eight-day showcase features eight regions playing in five matches. Former Terps Katie O'Donnell and Keli Smith Puzo, who are current national team members, will be playing in the national championships. Current Terrapins Maxine Fluharty, Dina Rizzo, Jill Witmer, Katie Gerzabek and Ali McEvoy, as well as O'Donnell and current assistant and former player/Olympian Dina Rizzo, will all be on the Mid-Atlantic squad. Current Terrapin Natalie Hunter will be on the California squad, and former player Melissa Vassalotti will be on the New Jersey team. Former Terrapin Carla Tagliente will coach the North, and Smith Puzo will be on the Midwest team. Admission is free. All matches will be held at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park. For information, go to usafieldhockey.com.

Women's college basketball: Tiffany Coll (UMBC), a former Navy assistant coach, was named first assistant and recruiting coordinator at Towson.

College swimming: Washington named Jillian Hancock and Matthew Harris as assistant coaches.

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