The 2014 Civil Rights Game will be played between the Houston Astros and the Orioles at Minute Maid Park on May 30, Major League Baseball announced Monday. The Civil Rights Game events pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans. Maya Angelou, Berry Gordy and Jim Brown will be honored at the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon during the game.
Carrasco winless in first journeyman outing
Victor Carrasco rode as a journeyman for the first time Monday at Laurel Park, going winless with six mounts but finishing in the money three times. Carrasco on Saturday became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice, leading all first-year riders in wins (215) and earnings ($4,357,715). He is currently tied with Alex Cintron atop the Laurel Park winter standings with 12 first-place finishes.
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Men's college basketball
Towson's Benimon named CAA Player of the Week
Towson men's basketball team forward Jerrelle Benimon was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Player of the Week. Benimon averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead Towson to conference road victories at Drexel and the College of Charleston last week. He shot 55 percent from the field for the week and has recorded double doubles in nine consecutive contests. He also has topped the 20-point mark in six consecutive games.
Women's college basketball
Seipp's strong play helps Salisbury snag victory
The Salisbury women's basketball team picked up its fifth home win Monday with a 67-31 victory over Southern Virginia. The Knights (2-12) took an early 4-0 lead with a layup and two free throws, but a jumper from guard Anna Hackett got Salisbury (9-6) onto the scoreboard and started an 8-2 stretch in which the Sea Gulls took their first lead. Guard Courtney McManus, the team leader with seven points in the first half, hit a jump shot to give the Gulls the lead, 8-6. Up 18-15, the Sea Gulls ended the half on a 15-2 run and took a 33-17 advantage into the break, with nine players scoring. Guard Sarah Seipp hit a 3-pointer and a layup to power Salisbury with five points in the stretch, while guard Kelsey Verica and forward Melanie Mocniak scored four points each. The Sea Gulls' offense stayed hot in the second half, outscoring the Knights 24-5 in the first 10:30 to open up a 25-point lead. Salisbury's defense allowed 14 points in the half and forced 32 turnovers for the game. Seipp led the team with 14 points and scored nine consecutive points in the stretch from the 16:30 mark to the 13:59 mark, helping build the lead. Alexis Perno Seipp had a team-high three assists, while sophomore forward Kathy Albornoz led with seven rebounds.
MORE DIVISION III: Johns Hopkins guard Katie Clark was named the Centennial Conference's Player of the Week. Clark is first in the Centennial in 3-point percentage (46.7) and has hit a team-high 14 shots from beyond the arc this season. She is averaging 13.2 points per game this month and leads the team in steals (27) and free-throw percentage (82.0). … UMBC guard Taylor McCarley picked up her second consecutive America East Rookie of the Week honor McCarley is averaging a team-best 11 points and two steals per game during conference action, ranking 16th and seventh in the league, respectively.
Hilliard back as Redskins' wide receivers coach
The Washington Redskins have hired Ike Hilliard as their wide receivers coach, the team announced. Hilliard served as the team's wide receivers coach in the 2012 season under former coach Mike Shanahan. He spent this season as the Buffalo Bills' wide receivers coach but was not retained. The former NFL wide-out played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Redskins head coach Jay Gruden coached there. He also coached under Gruden with the United Football League's Florida Tuskers.
—Mark Maske, The Washington Post
Capitals waive Oleksy, reassign goalie Grubauer
In the wake of their first five-game losing streak since 2010, the Washington Capitals placed defenseman Steve Oleksy on waivers and reassigned goalie Philipp Grubauer to American Hockey League affiliate Hershey. Teams have until noon today to claim Oleksy, who will likely join Grubauer in Hershey if he is unclaimed. Adam Oates Grubauer, 22, yielded six goals on the last 22 shots he faced, and lasted a combined 39:30 in those two starts before giving way to Braden Holtby.
—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post
Late wins not enough for Terps vs. No. 16 Va. Tech
The visiting Maryland wrestling team lost to conference foe No. 16 Virginia Tech on Sunday. The Terps (4-7, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won three of the last four matches of the dual meet but were unable to overcome a sizable deficit. Billy Rappo took the mat for the Terps at 125 pounds, but lost to No. 19 Joey Dance by a 2-1 decision.