Report: Terps hire Wilt to replace Gattuso

January 12, 2014|Sports Digest

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Maryland has hired Ball State defensive line coach Chad Wilt, according to a report. The Testudo Times reported Saturday that Wilt had been hired and appeared to be the replacement for Greg Gattuso, who left the Terps in December to become the head coach at Albany. Wilt briefly changed his Twitter avatar to Maryland's logo Saturday but has since changed it back to a photo of himself. He also teased his apparent departure with a tweet: "Dad taught me long ago the only thing consistent about life is change. Sad to say goodbye to such a great group of players. Love you!" A Terps spokesman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Ravens: Damien Berry, a former running back on the team, denied putting his Super Bowl XLVII ring up for sale, telling The Baltimore Sun that the pending auction wasn't authorized by him. Berry said a friend put the ring up for sale without his knowledge, selling the ring to an undisclosed third party that later sold it to Goldin Auctions. "I would never knowingly sell my Super Bowl ring," Berry said. "I'm not that kind of guy. That's not me. The ring means a lot to me and I want to do whatever it takes to get it back. This isn't what I'm about." However, Ken Goldin, the founder of Goldin Auctions, told The Sun on Saturday night that he has a copy of a sales agreement with Berry that includes witnessed, notarized documents for a chain of custody that will be made available to the winning bidder of an online auction conducted through GoldinAuctions.com.

—Aaron Wilson

National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit forward Tiffany McCarty, a Laurel resident, and defender Kika Toulouse were selected during the expansion draft by the Houston Dash. During the Spirit's first season, McCarty, 23, played in 21 matches and started in 12, scoring two goals. She was selected second overall in the expansion draft. Toulouse, 24, played in 16 matches and started in nine, recording a total of 891 minutes.

Laurel Park: Officials canceled live Saturday racing because of condition of the track. "With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again," Maryland Jockey Club director of racing Georganne Hale said. "The combination of the freezing and the moisture are the contributing factors. We couldn't even get a piece of equipment out on the track. They were just sinking." Live racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday with a 12:35 p.m. post time.

American Professional Basketball League: Terry Hosley (Maryland Bible, Parkville) scored 23 points and Rocky Coleman (Towson University, Walbrook) 22 to lift the Bay Area Shuckers (6-1) to a 126-98 victory over NYC 524, the defending champions from Brooklyn, N.Y.

National Lacrosse League: Forward Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) had two goals and three assists, but the visiting Colorado Mammoth lost, 13-11, to the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night.

Major League Lacrosse: The defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks, who did not have a pick until the third round of Friday night's drat, selected defensive midfielder Matt Harris out of Syracuse 21st overall. The Bayhawks selected Navy defenseman Pat Kiernan, Hobart attackman Alex Love and Johns Hopkins attackman Brandon Benn in the fifth round, St. John's attackman Kevin Cernuto in the sixth, North Carolina midfielder Mark McNeill in the seventh and Maryland defenseman Brian Cooper in the eighth with the draft's last pick.

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