Norfleet's 31 lead Mount past Norfolk St.

Redskins interview Cowboys assistant Bisaccia for head coach

January 04, 2014|Sports Digest

Men's college basketball

Norfleet's 31 lead Mount past Norfolk St.

Julian Norfleet scored a career high 31 points to power Mount St. Mary's (4-9) to a 104-84 victory over host Norfolk State (8-7). The Mountaineers made a school-record 18 3-pointers. The previous record, 17, was set against Bryant on Feb. 14. Norfleet finished 11-for-13 from the field and 4-for-6 from 3-point range and added 10 assists and four steals. Rashad Whack was 5-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 23 points. Mount St. Mary's made 10 of its first 11 shots and led 59-37 at intermission.

Division III: Johns Hopkins (4-6) gave up the lead late in the second half and Case Western (7-2) won, 81-77, in the opening round of the Juniata Invitational. The Spartans' David Thompson (13 points) converted a three-point play for a 76-65 lead with 1:15 left, and Jimmy Holman went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minute to seal the win. George Bugarinovic had 19 points for Hopkins, and Dane McLoughlin had a game-high 26 points for Case Western.


Cowboys assistant Bisaccia interviewed for head coach

Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen interviewed Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia for the team's head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Bisaccia spent the 2013 season with the Cowboys and spent two seasons with the San Diego Chargers, serving as special teams coach in 2011 and then had assistant head coach added to his title in 2012. From 2002 to 2010, Bisaccia coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, holding positions of special teams coach, running backs coach and associate head coach. Bisaccia, 53, worked with Allen during that time in Tampa. He worked under Redskins front office executive A.J. Smith while in San Diego. Bisaccia's interview comes three days after Redskins officials met with Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and a day before they are scheduled to interview Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. The Redskins also are expected to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell in the coming days.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Horse racing

Russell rides in three stakes races at Laurel today

Since arriving in Maryland in the fall of 2007, no rider has won more races at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course than Sheldon Russell. Today, the 26-year-old will have mounts in three of the four $100,000 stakes on the nine-race card at Laurel, riding Jessiethemarine in the Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes for 3-year-olds, Bacopa Breeze in the Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and Strapping Groom in the Fire Plug Stakes. Russell does not have a mount in the Nellie Morse Stakes. Russell has won 536 races at the major Maryland tracks, including one Thursday afternoon. He was the state's leading rider in 2011 and finished second the past two years.

Wagering: Wagering at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course increased 4.1 percent in 2013, the Maryland Jockey Club announced. The average daily handle grew from $1.975 million to $2.057 million per day. There were 145 live racing dates and 207 simulcast days. ... Beginning Wednesday, general admission and parking at Laurel and Pimlico are free for the rest of the 2014 Laurel winter meet, which ends March 29.

Et cetera

Arenacross event comes to Arena next weekend

Reigning three-time title holder Tyler Bowers will lead AMSOIL Arenacross dirt-bike riders into Baltimore Arena on Friday and next Saturday. The racing format features head-to-head bracket racing with riders inches from one another while launching up to 30 feet above the arena floor on a technical track filled with air-inducing obstacles created from 170 truckloads of dirt. Amateur day will close the weekend Jan. 12, with hundreds of local riders competing. For tickets, go to, or call 800-745-3000. For more information, go to

Varsity boys basketball: Archbishop Spalding (7-6) improved to 2-0 at the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla, Alaska, by defeating Lathrop, 79-41, Friday night. Gary Jefferson scored 23 points and Jourdan Grant added 19 for Spalding, which faces host Wasilla tonight at 10. On Thursday, Grant scored 20 points, including two 3-pointers, as Spalding won, 71-44, over East Anchorage in the opening round.

Men's soccer: Former Terps Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson and Graham Zusi and Arundel alum Kyle Beckerman were named to the U.S. men's national team camp roster that will report to Los Angeles on Monday for training for a friendly against South Korea on Feb. 1.

Women's soccer: The Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League announced that it will retain U.S. national team players Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris along with Canadian national team players Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle. The Spirit welcome U.S. national team player Yael Averbuch and Mexican national team player Renae Cuellar.

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