High school baseball
Former major league pitcher Eric Milton was named Friday as the baseball coach at Severna Park, according to athletic director Wayne Mook. Milton, 37, was a first-round pick of the New York Yankees (20th overall) in the 1996 draft after playing in college at Maryland from 1994 to 1996. He was 89-85 with a 4.99 ERA in 11 seasons in the major leagues. Milton was an American League All-Star selection in 2001, when he was 15-7 with a 4.32 ERA in 35 games for the Minnesota Twins. Milton has served as a volunteer assistant at Maryland since September 2011. He was the Terps' interim head coach during the summer before Maryland hired John Szefc to replace Erik Bakich, who left to coach at Michigan.
Report: Loyola to host Maryland in men's lacrosse
Maryland and Loyola will meet next spring in a rematch of last season's NCAA Division I championship game, according to The Washington Times. Coach Charley Toomey of the Greyhounds, who beat the Terps, 9-3, in Foxborough, Mass., for the school's first-ever D-I national title in any sport, said he's "pretty sure it's a done deal" the teams will play Feb. 23 at Ridley Athletic Complex. Before the championship game, the schools hadn't met since the Terps' 19-8 win in an NCAA semifinal at Rutgers in 1998.
More men's lacrosse: Senior defenseman Tucker Durkin and senior midfielder John Ranagan were selected as captains for Johns Hopkins. ... Hopkins will participate in the Capital Lacrosse Invitational on Sunday at the Landon School in Bethesda. The Blue Jays will take on Penn State and Cornell in their only outside competition of the fall. The Blue Jays are tentatively scheduled to open the 2013 season at home against Siena on Feb. 8.
Men's college soccer: Patrick Mullins' goal in the 26th minute on a header assist from Schillo Tshuma was the difference as No. 1 Maryland (9-0-1, 4-0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained unbeaten with a 1-0 victory over visiting Virginia (5-5-1, 1-3-0). The goal was Mullins' sixth of the season and his team-leading 12th point on the year. The Terps earned their sixth shutout of the season. Maryland had a 17-4 shot advantage.
Women's soccer: Senior Brittany Yancey (River Hill) scored her first two college goals as Loyola (6-4-3, 2-1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) rolled to a 6-0 victory at Saint Peter's (1-11, 0-2). ... UMBC (1-9-3, 0-3-1 America East) allowed a goal in the final 18 seconds in losing, 1-0, to visiting Boston University (8-5-1, 4-0-0) on Thursday night. Freshman goalkeeper Jen Nance (Severna Park) made nine saves on 28 shots in her first college start.
Swimmer Phelps sinks 150-foot putt at Dunhill
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps of Baltimore made a 150-foot putt at the Alfred Dunhill Links pro-am in St. Andrews, Scotland. His drive at the downhill, 337-yard par-four sixth hole at Kingsbarns finished just short of the green, and he jumped with delight after rolling in his eagle putt. "A 50-yard putt!" exclaimed Phelps who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds. "That was the longest putt I've ever holed, so it was pretty incredible." Former world No. 3 Paul Casey, partnering the most decorated Olympian of all time, was almost as pleased as Phelps. "Brilliant, absolutely brilliant," said the Englishman. "It was perfect, he got the line right and pace right." Asked whether Casey could serve up something equally impressive in the water, the former Ryder Cup player replied: "I don't know if I can even swim 25 yards. I have a pool at home but the hot tub is more my thing. I'm good at doing laps in the hot tub," he said. Other than the long putt, Casey and Phelps are struggling, tied for 87th place.
Neshek back with the A's, days after death of infant
Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek, grief-stricken over the death of his newborn son Gehrig just two days earlier, rejoined the team, MercuryNews.com reported. Neshek, a former Orioles minor leaguer, said it was his wife, Stephanee, who suggested they fly from their home in Florida and join the A's in Detroit for the American League Division Series that begins tonight against the Tigers. "We were locked up in the house," Neshek said, speaking slowly to keep himself composed. "You could sit there all day. I can imagine that's what hell is like." Gehrig died Wednesday just 23 hours after he was born. The Nesheks still don't know the cause of death, but they're having an autopsy performed. A's reliever Jim Miller, a former Oriole whose son, Ethan, was born in July, said he can't imagine what the Nesheks are going through. "We found out about it Wednesday night," Miller said. "I was holding our son, and I don't think I put him down for another hour."
—From Sun staff and news services
Maryland Million Day
When: Today First post: 12:35 p.m.
Where: Laurel Park
What: 11 races for Md.-sired horses