Loyola-UM men's lax game to be on NBCSP
NBC Sports Network will televise the Feb. 23 men's lacrosse game between Loyola and Maryland, a rematch of the 2012 Division I championship game. Faceoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Loyola's Ridley Athletic Complex in what will be the Greyhounds' home opener and the first regular-season meeting between the teams since 1989. The teams played in last year's title game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., where Loyola won its first NCAA championship, 9-3.
More men's lacrosse: Division II Lynn announced the hiring of former Maryland defensive midfielder Brian Kingsbury, a Severna Park native and St. Mary's High graduate, as its first coach. Kingsbury is tasked with building the Fighting Knights program from scratch and leading it into Sunshine State Conference competition for the 2014 season. Kingsbury coached Saint Michael's College last season, leading the Purple Knights to an 11-5 record. ... Junior defenseman Mark Pryor of Christ School in Arden, N.C. has committed orally to UMBC. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Oshawa, Ontario, native picked up 51 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers last spring. He attended the Battle in the 'Boro and the Andrenaline All-Canada Games, where he was an All-Star. Pryor also played for the school's 12-1 football team in the fall.
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Major League Soccer: D.C. United selected University of Maryland defender Taylor Kemp with the 17th overall selection in the SuperDraft. As a senior captain in 2012, Kemp appeared in 12 games and added six assists en route to receiving All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team honors. "We believe we took the best left back at the combine," coach said Ben Olsen said.
Horse racing: Sheldon Russell rode three winners Thursday to move into first place in the Laurel Park jockey standings. The 25-year-old won with Warrior James ($3,80-1st race), Never Stop Looking ($5.60-6th) and Keg ($4.80-7th). Russell has 11 victories, two more than apprentice Trevor McCarthy.
—From Sun staff and news services