Youth concussions talk set for Nov. 14 at Park
Dr. Robert Cantu will give a free speech about kids sports and head trauma Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Park School athletic center at 2425 Old Court Road. Cantu and former Baltimore Sun sports reporter Mark Hyman are authors of the recently published book "Concussions and Our Kids: America's Leading Expert on How to Protect Young Athletes and Keep Sports Safe."
NHL: Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson has signed with BIK Karlskoga in the second-tier Swedish league Hockey Allsvenskan, according to the team's website. Johansson, who returned to Sweden in early October, is the sixth Capital to sign overseas since the lockout began Sept. 16. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are playing for Dynamo Moscow in the KHL, Brooks Laich is in Switzerland with the Kloten Flyers in Switzerland, Wojtek Wolski is in Poland with KH Sanok and Michal Neuvirth is in the Czech Republic with Sparta Praha.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Major Indoor Soccer League: Every 2012-13 MISL regular-season and postseason game will be available live online for free through MISLnation.com, the league announced. The technology gives fans the ability to chat and interact during game broadcasts. The Blast will begin the season at home Saturday against the Chicago Soul at 7:35p.m.
Horse racing: Laurel Park will conduct live racing today. First post for the nine-race card is 12:35 p.m.
Field hockey: Team registrations are being accepted for the Maryland State Field Hockey Festival on Nov. 17-18 in Westminster. The festival is open to travel-level school, recreation and club teams. Registration forms are available at http://www.usamateursports.com/fh_summer. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 410-363-8610.
College field hockey: Maryland will face the No. 6 seed, Duke, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C., in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal. The winner will take on second-seeded Virginia on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be Sunday at 1 p.m. In their regular-season matchup, the Terps (14-4) beat the Blue Devils (7-10), 2-0, on Oct. 6 in College Park. ... McDaniel senior Paige Messersmith (Dulaney) was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury senior forward Erica Henderson was named CAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Salisbury senior back Amber Holland was named Defensive Player of the Week. Henderson also was named Offensive Player of the Week by Synapse Sports.
College football: Navy senior safety Tra'ves Bush and senior slot back Gee Gee Greene have been named to the watch list for the inaugural South Carolina College All Star Game, which will be played March 23 at North Greenville University Stadium and will match up the best college seniors that are either from South Carolina or played collegiately at any of the 12 universities or colleges in the state.
Men's college water polo: No. 14 Navy (21-2, 7-1 Collegiate Water Polo Association) was named the top seed and Johns Hopkins the third seed for this weekend's CWPA Southern Division Tournament beginning Friday in Lewisburg, Pa.
Men's college swimming: UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein was named the America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the second consecutive week. ... Johns Hopkins freshman Justin Tang was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Co-Swimmer of the Week.
Washington College: Sophomore sailing skipper Ryan Bailey was named Shoreman of the Week. Sophomore libero Kate Liccione (Severna Park) was named Shorewoman of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services