Ravens coach John Harbaugh was named one of two finalists for the third annual NFL Salute to Service Award, presented by the United Services Automobile Association. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was the other finalist announced Sunday night. The winner will be recognized at the 2014 NFL Honors awards show in New York on Saturday. Harbaugh has demonstrated a passion for supporting military initiatives by taking part in the annual NFL-United Service Organizations coaches' tour of the Middle East in 2009. He has visited numerous military bases, purchased school supplies for children whose parents were serving in the military and put care packages together for troops overseas. A Salute to Service Award finalist in 2011, Harbaugh has helped institute Military Appreciation Day, an annual event during Ravens training camp in which the team visits Gettysburg, Pa., to learn about the Civil War. Harbaugh invites wounded warriors as his guests to every Ravens home game, and in 2012 was presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. "The Salute to Service Award provides a unique opportunity to recognize individuals who are going above and beyond to support military and their families," said Don Clark, assistant vice president of media and sponsorship marketing at USAA.
Towson women lose to W&M in basketball, 69-60
Host William & Mary hit 11 3-pointers en route to a 69-60 win over Towson on Sunday afternoon in Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball. The Tribe (4-13, 1-4 CAA) opened the game on a 9-2 run before the Tigers (9-10, 3-3) cut the deficit to four, 16-12. But the Tribe scored 19 of the next 21 points in the game to go up 35-14. Towson's Tanisha McTiller led all scorers with 28 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, while teammate LaTorri Hines-Allen recorded her second straight double double and sixth of the season, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Gymnastics: Maryland lost to host North Carolina on Sunday afternoon, 194.700 to 192.300. Senior Katy Dodds injured her Achilles in warm-ups and was pulled from the meet. Dodds earned All-America honors last season. Stephanie Giameo won beam with a 9.800, placed second on vault with a 9.800 and tied for second on floor with a 9.775. She finished third all-around with a total score of 38.450. Kathy Tang finished fourth all-around with a 37.875.
—From Sun staff and news services
Nationals' Harper enters spring training with caution
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper played through pain last season even before he collided with the fence in Atlanta in late April, he said Saturday, and he has prioritized avoiding a similar struggle this season over the early days of spring training. The Nationals have insisted Harper would be "100 percent" at the outset of spring training since late November, when he underwent surgery to repair the bursa sac in his left knee. But Harper plans to use caution and does not want to use Feb. 18, the first day position players report, as a benchmark. Manager Matt Williams said he will treat Harper's recovery as a "fluid" issue during spring training and plans to ease him in.
—Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post