Redskins tight end Davis might be suspended again, report says

Veteran reportedly tested positive for marijuana for a second time

January 25, 2014|Sports Digest


Tight end Davis might be suspended again

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis might be suspended for another failed drug test, CBS Sports reported Friday. Davis reportedly tested positive for marijuana for a second time. He has been suspended before for the same offense. This time, he faces a six-game ban. Davis, set to be a free agent in March, may have limited options. Aside from the off-the-field issues, Davis was limited to seven catches for 70 yards with a touchdown in 10 games in 2013. He was also slowed by injuries. His days with the Redskins might also be over because of the emergence of Jordan Reed, who made 45 catches in his rookie season. Also, Davis was beat out by Logan Paulsen as the team's No. 2 tight end. Davis was a second-round draft pick in 2008.


O's sign minor league veteran Savastano

The Orioles have signed infielder-outfielder Scott Savastano to a minor league deal without an invitation to spring training. Savastano, 27, has spent his entire six-season minor league career in the Seattle Mariners organization. Last year, he hit .235 with a .293 on-base percentage and three homers in 205 plate appearances with Triple-A Tacoma. He'll have a chance to make the Orioles' Triple-A roster in Norfolk. A native of New Hampshire who played high school ball in Massachusetts and college ball in New Hampshire, Savastano also played for current Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette's Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The 6-foot-4, right-handed-hitting Savastano has a career .360 on-base percentage in his minor league career. Primarily a corner infielder and outfielder, he has played every position in his minor league career aside from center field.

Dan Connolly

Television: Julie Alexandria, the Washington Nationals sideline reporter for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, will not be returning next season. She will remain in New York and continue her other work as a host on OK! TV, a nationally syndicated talk show for which she began working as soon as the baseball season ended. Bob Carpenter F.P. Santangelo

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Towson's Terrance West invited to NFL combine

Towson star junior running back Terrance West has received an official invitation to the NFL scouting combine next month in Indianapolis. West declared for the draft after Towson lost the national championship game against North Dakota State. The 5-foot-11, 223-pound Baltimore native, who attended Northwestern High, has been graded as a potential second-round to third-round selection. Among the tests players perform at the combine: the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical leap, three-cone drill, standing broad jump, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle. West broke Football Championship Subdivision records last season with 2,509 yards and 42 touchdowns. He holds the school record with 86 career touchdowns and finished with 4,584 career rushing yards.

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College football: New Penn State head coach James Franklin introduced his staff, which includes three coaches with Maryland ties. Offensive coordinator/tight ends coach John Donovan was a defensive back at Johns Hopkins, where he made 12 interceptions; special teams coordinator/running backs coach Charles Huff worked with Franklin at Maryland in 2009 and is from Denton; director of performance enhancement Dwight Galt worked with Franklin at Maryland, his alma mater, and is a native of Silver Spring.

Varsity track: The Baltimore City indoor championship meet has been moved from Wednesday to Friday next week. The decision was made to allow student-athletes to run in another meet Monday, giving them an extra chance to qualify for regionals, said Northwestern coach Jerry Molyneaux, who oversees indoor track in the city. The championship meet will begin at 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Fifth Regiment Armory.

College baseball: Towson senior designated hitter Kurt Wertz was named CAA preseason Co-Player of the Year. Wertz and Tigers outfielder Dominic Fratantuono (Cardinal Gibbons) made the All-CAA preseason team.

Men's college lacrosse: Towson attackman Thomas DeNapoli, midfielder Andrew Hodgson and defensemen John Fennessy and JoJo Ostrander were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association preseason team as selected by league coaches.

Pro lacrosse: Brine Lacrosse has signed Boston Cannons defenseman Brodie Merrill, who was Rookie of the Year with the eventual champion Baltimore Bayhawks in 2005, to its Brine Team Elite.

Boys lacrosse: The free clinic for boys ages 8-13 scheduled for today at Stevenson has been canceled. The clinic will be rescheduled.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United claimed former Maryland forward Christiano Francois via a waiver draft. Francois, a former Haiti U-17 national team member, relinquished his college eligibility after the MLS SuperDraft.

National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit players Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn were named to the 24-player U.S. women's national team roster for a three-game, three-week road trip that begins Jan. 31 against Canada in Frisco, Texas.

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