Digest: Ovechkin says he's ready to play full season in Russia

Terps' Watten, Jacksonto be inducted into Bethune-Cookman Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday

September 18, 2012|Sports Digest

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Ovechkin says he's ready to play full season in Russia

While he has yet to sign a contract, there is little doubt that Alex Ovechkin will play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League during the NHL lockout. It's just a matter of where. On Monday, the Washington Capitals star left wing told Sovetsky Sport that he believes the lockout could cost the NHL a full season. Via Yahoo blogger Dmitry Chesnokov, Ovechkin told Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov: "If the [NHL] continues to insist on their [demands], then it will take a full year. That's because we are not going to cave in. Then I will spend the entire season in the KHL. It's an absolute reality." Ovechkin returned to Russia roughly 10 days ago so that he could celebrate his 27th birthday, which was Monday, with his family. But now that the lockout has started, there's no reason for him to return to Washington until an NHL season is imminent.

Katie Carrera, The Washington Post

College softball: Maryland coach Laura Watten and assistant coach Amber Jackson will be inducted into the Bethune-Cookman Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Watten was head of the Wildcats program for seven years, recording 322 wins and five consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships. Jackson played under Watten, earning MEAC Player of the Year in all three of her seasons at Bethune-Cookman as well as All-America honors.

Women's college soccer: Loyola senior Nichole Schiro was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Schiro scored twice, including the double-overtime game-winner, on Sunday as Loyola defeated visiting Saint Joseph's, 3-2. ... Navy freshman midfielder Kaylie Davidson was selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, and freshman defender Lizzy Rullan was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins sophomore Hannah Kronick was named Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Men's college soccer: Navy junior forward Alex Wilson was chosen as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, while Mids freshman defenseman Derek Vogel was named Rookie of the Week.

College football: Salisbury (2-1) is ranked 11th and Johns Hopkins (3-0) 16th in the first American Football Coaches Association poll of the season. The Sea Gulls are No. 8 and the Blue Jays No. 24 in this week's d3football.com poll.

Women's college volleyball: UMBC freshman outside hitter Sherelle Walker was named both the America East Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week while junior setter Mallory McIntyre received Setter of the Week honors. ... UMES sophomore right-side hitter Victoria Williams was honored as MEAC Player of the Week, and teammate Bridget Ebster-Schwarzenberger, a freshman outside hitter, earned Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight time. ... St.Mary's junior right-side hitter Michelle Klima (Centennial) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

College field hockey: Salisbury sophomore goalie Rachel Clewer was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Golf: 2012 Loyola graduate Jay Mulieri has received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Web.com Tour Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm from Oct. 4-7. The event will be Mulieri's pro debut. The Web.com Tour, formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, is the premier developmental tour for the PGA Tour.

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