United looking at Md. again for stadium — but not at Baltimore
Although D.C. United remains optimistic about reaching an agreement to build a stadium at Buzzard Point in Washington, the Major League Soccer club has taken renewed interest in Maryland, sources close to the situation said. United executives are "going to play it out with D.C. first, but patience is thinner than it was six months ago," said one person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. United will not, however, reconsider Baltimore, which, in association with the Maryland Stadium Authority, had been seeking to attract the MLS club in recent years. United ruled out Baltimore last winter. United is looking at two Maryland sites in the Washington area, said a source, who declined to specify the locations or say how close they are to the city. The club already rejected one other suggestion: near Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County. Jason Levien, United's managing partner, said he could not go into detail about the stadium effort or whether Maryland was back in play. United has been seeking a replacement for RFK Stadium, an outdated facility that is too large for the club's purposes and, team officials say, does not provide proper revenue streams to sustain the business for the long term. The club "wants to be in D.C. but is taking [Maryland's proposals] seriously and is listening," the source said.
National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit made its debut Sunday evening with a 1-1 draw against the Boston Breakers in Somerville, Mass. Tiffany McCarty scored on a six-yard header in the 15th minute. But U.S. national team forward Sydney Leroux scored the equalizer in second-half stoppage time, beating goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris with a 10-yard shot to the far corner. The Spirit will play its home opener Saturday night against Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash. The game is at 7p.m. at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Tricario to coach Towson's secondary, special teams
Joe Tricario has been named an assistant coach for the Towson University football team, the team announced. A native of New York, Tricario has spent nearly 30 years as a coach on the high school, college and pro football levels. He will serve as the Tigers' secondary and special teams coach.
College baseball: Towson third baseman Zach Fisher (Perry Hall) was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. ... Frostburg State junior catcher-pitcher Dylan Shupe was picked as the CAC Player of the Week, and Salisbury sophomore pitcher Dan Fein was named Pitcher of the Week.
College softball: Frostburg State junior catcher-first baseman Caitlin Lovend (Reservoir) was selected as the CAC Co-Player of the Week for the second straight week, and Salisbury sophomore pitcher Rachel Johnson was named Pitcher of the Week for the sixth time in the past seven weeks.
Women's college track and field: Navy freshman Jay Stell was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Women's college bowling: UMES freshman Kristie Lopez was named to the All-Tournament team late Saturday night at the NCAA championships.
WNBA: The Washington Mystics acquired Quanitra Hollingsworth from the New York Liberty in exchange for Washington's third-round pick (25th overall) in Monday night's draft. Hollingsworth, a 2009 first-round pick from Virginia Commonwealth, is averaging 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds as a member of the Turkish national team this year and won't join the Mystics until July. In the draft, the Mystics took guard Tayler Hill from Ohio State with the No. 4 overall pick. Washington also selected St. John's point guard Nadira McKenith (No.17 overall) and 6-foot-4 Belgian center Emma Meesseman (No.19 overall) with its two second-round draft picks. Among area players, Maryland forward Tianna Hawkins was selected No. 6 overall by the Seattle Storm, and Georgetown guard Sugar Rodgers was chosen with the No. 14 overall pick in the second round by the Minnesota Lynx. Former Terp Diandra Tchatchouang was drafted 20th overall (second round) by the San Antonio Silver Stars.
—Mark Giannotto, The Washington Post
Capitals: Center Ryan Stoa was re-signed to a one-year contract.
—From Sun staff and news services