Dave Trembley, now the Astros' third-base coach, is back… (USA Today Sports )
Astros move ex-Orioles manager Trembley to bench coach
Former Orioles manager Dave Trembley will return to the Houston Astros as a bench coach after serving as the third base coach last season, according to the Houston Chronicle. Trembley, 61, replaced Sam Perlozzo as Orioles manager in June 2007 and was fired in June 2010 after going 187-283. A minor league coach for two-plus decades, he managed the Orioles' Double-A team in Bowie in 2003 and 2004, earning the Orioles' Cal Ripken Sr. Player Development Award in 2003, before managing their Triple-A team in Ottawa in 2005 and 2006. Trembley coached Astros manager Bo Porter in the minors.
Pezzulla commits to Heels; Costabile pledges to Irish
Boys' Latin sophomore goalie Jack Pezzulla has committed to North Carolina, and Mount St. Joseph sophomore midfielder Bryan Costabile has committed to Notre Dame. A member of the Breakers Lacrosse Club 2016 team, Pezzulla also considered Maryland, Duke and Ohio State. Costabile played for Baltimore's Under Armour All-America Underclass team and the Maryland Freestate Top 22 team. He also considered Ohio State, Yale, Penn and Delaware.
More commitments: Freshmen defenseman Joe Carrington of San Ramon Valley High in Danville, Calif., committed to North Carolina, joining freshman Ara Atayan of Bronxville (N.Y.) High, whose commitment was reported over the weekend. ... Sophomore midfielder John Fox of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn., has committed to Virginia but will take a postgraduate year before joining the Cavaliers. ... Sophomore midfielder Casey Kimmel of Massapequa (N.Y.) High committed to Towson in August. ... Junior midfielders P.J. Brown of Cazenovia (N.Y.) High and Matt Brisolari of DeMatha in Hyattsville have committed to Loyola Maryland and Providence, respectively.
Events: Organizers of the Play for Parkinson's event Saturday at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va., could not find a replacement for the Air Force men's team, which had to cancel because of the federal budget impasse. The new schedule is: Richmond vs. Towson at 10 a.m.; Georgetown vs. Loyola and USA White vs. Towson at noon; USA Blue vs. Loyola and Georgetown vs. Richmond at 2 p.m.; and USA Blue vs. USA White at 4 p.m. For more information, go to playforparkinsons.org. ... Former Johns Hopkins All-American Kyle Harrison is helping bring together the world's greatest black lacrosse players to form the Sankofa Lacrosse Alliance, aimed at promoting academic, professional and social achievement for the next generation of lacrosse players. On Oct. 25, the Ambassadors team — made up of African-American professional and recent college players — will scrimmage against Brown University and Team England in Providence, R.I. Chazz WoodsonHarrison, who attended Friends, and Chazz Woodson, formerly teammates on the Los Angeles Riptide and the LXM Pro Tour, will be joined by other players, such as Jovan Miller, former Chesapeake Bayhawk Johnny Christmas and Sam Bradman (Salisbury). ... Stevenson will host the third annual Meghan Puls Lacrosse Classic at 10 a.m. Oct.20 at Mustang Stadium in Owings Mills. The tournament also will feature Goucher, Virginia Wesleyan, Franklin & Marshall and Cabrini. Admission is free; organizers said they would appreciate a $5 donation at the gate. Proceeds will benefit the Meghan C. Puls Foundation Inc., which helps families and children in the areas of health services and research, youth recreation and education. ... Johns Hopkins will host the third annual "Stick It to Sarcoma" event Sunday in combination with the team's Blue Jay Invitational. Louisville, George Mason, Rutgers and Team STX also will participate.
Women's college basketball
Georgetown's Brown put on leave; inquiry continues
Georgetown has placed coach Keith Brown on administrative leave, along with assistant coach Tim Valentine, after complaints of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language. Players brought their complaints of verbal abuse by Brown to the university two weeks ago, assistant vice president for communications Stacy Kerr said in an email Wednesday. The allegations are being investigated by Georgetown's Institute of Diversity, Equality and Affirmative Action, in conjunction with outside counsel. As is customary in such cases, the subjects of the investigation, Brown and Valentine, are on paid administrative leave. In the interim, the women's basketball team, which is scheduled to open its season Nov.8, will be led by assistant coaches Krystal-Reeves Evans and Kenya Kirkland.
—Gene Wang, Liz Clarke, The Washington Post
Navy's Krysil to play for U.S. in World University Games