Digest: Gio Gonzalez responds to ESPN PED report

February 21, 2013|Sports Digest

Nationals

Gio Gonzalez responds to ESPN PED report

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez responded with a statement to Tuesday's revelation from ESPN that he did not purchase banned substances from the Biogenesis clinic, but he did not take questions and did not clarify the lingering discrepancy between ESPN's report and his prior public comments. "I'm going to be honest with you guys, I haven't heard anything yet officially from MLB," Gonzalez said to a group of reporters. "I do plan on sitting down and cooperating with them. I want to get this all done already, before the season starts." ESPN, citing two sources, reported that Gonzalez, who finished third in last season's National League Cy Young Award vote, was the only player named in a Jan. 29 Miami New Times report who did not receive banned performance-enhancing drugs from the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic. On the day he arrived at spring training, Gonzalez emphatically denied ever using PEDs.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

Lacrosse

Dohony, Ehrhardt earn conference honors

Florida senior defender Emily Dohony (Hereford) was named American Lacrosse Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Dohony earns the honor for the first time in her career as she helped the Gators defense hold Jacksonville and High Point to 11 combined goals in two games.

Men's lacrosse: Maryland junior defenseman Michael Ehrhardt was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Loyola midfielder Davis Butts and long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff, along with Maryland long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, were named candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make an impact as leaders in their communities. Harvard defenseman Jason Gonos (St. Mary's) and North Carolina attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) were also named to the 20-candidate list.

Major League Lacrosse: Fans are invited to watch the Chesapeake Bayhawks players and coaches receive their championship rings Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pratt Street Ale House at 206 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore. ... Denver Outlaws attackman Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph, UMBC), the 2012 MLL Season Most Valuable Player, will do a meet and greet at Play It Again Sports in Ellicott City on Saturday between noon and 2 p.m.

Colleges

UMBC's Hussein named D-I Swimmer of Week

After earning the Most Outstanding Male Swimmer Award for the second straight year at the America East championships, UMBC swimmer Mohamed Hussein has been named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Division I Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com. Last weekend at the championships in Orono, Maine, Hussein won three individual events in addition to helping the Retrievers claim three relay titles. In all, the junior broke three conference records (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 200 back) and achieved NCAA B cuts in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 200 back.

Baseball: Alex Brown (Meade) had three hits and drove in a run and Coppin State took advantage of three errors to score four runs in the top of the ninth inning and earn a 10-8 victory over host Navy.

Women's college gymnastics: Maryland junior Katy Dodds earned East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week honors for the fourth time this season. The league also named Towson freshman Abby Griswold Rookie of the Week. She is the first Tigers gymnast to be honored by the EAGL since Towson rejoined the league this season.

Women's bowling: UMES freshman Kristie Lopez was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowler of the Week. She's the fourth Hawk to win the award this season.

Men's rowing: Navy senior lightweight Eric Washkewicz has been selected as one of 39 U.S. students to earn a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Washkewicz became the 11th student from Navy to be awarded the scholarship.

Health

Maryland to host panel on risks of playing sports

Maryland's Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism will host a panel Wednesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the risks of playing sports, from children to professionals. Panelists include Dr. Stephen A. Haas, a retired physician for the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Nationals; Sean Sansiveri, staff counsel for the NFL Players Association; Rick "Doc" Walker, a commentator for ESPN-980 and Comcast SportsNet; Olympic field hockey player Katie O'Donnell (Maryland); and George Washington adjunct professor Mark Hyman, a former Baltimore Sun sports reporter. The panel will be moderated by George Solomon, the director of the Povich Center and former Washington Post sports editor. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email events@povichcenter.org or call 301-405-4605.

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