Mark Millon becomes director of development for Breakers

Lacrosse Hall of Famer will be director of player and coach development

August 12, 2014|Sports Digest

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Millon becomes director of development for Breakers

National Lacrosse Hall of Fame member Mark Millon was hired by the Baltimore Breakers as director of player and coach development. The former U.S. national team player has worked with the Breakers intermittently since the program's inception in 2003. He became full-time head coach in 2013 with the Breakers Under-11 team. His responsibilities this year will include coaching two teams, creating a coaching curriculum, developing an indoor training program, and working with Breakers president J.J. Pearl in assembling a coaching staff. The Breakers will hold three open tryouts at St. Paul's: Sunday, Aug. 24 and Sept. 7.


Wizards face Pelicans in Baltimore Classic

The Washington Wizards will play a preseason game at Baltimore Arena for the second straight year, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 20. The Wizards announced their full 2014 preseason schedule Monday, with the second-annual Baltimore Classic included. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. The Wizards faced Baltimore-raised Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in last year's game here. The Knicks won, 98-89, before an announced 12,376. That marked the first time Baltimore had hosted an NBA game since October 1999, when the Wizards played the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game. Tickets for the Baltimore Classic will go on sale to the public Aug. 20. Wizards DC 12 Club Members can purchase tickets two days earlier. The Wizards will also play three preseason games at Verizon Center.

More: Like LeBron James, Anthony Carmelo Anthonyhas slimmed down considerably over the summer. The former Towson Catholic star has done this before, notably a couple of years ago. It isn't clear what Anthony's weight-loss method is, but James, according to ESPN, did it by eliminating carbohydrates.

Cindy Boren, The Washington Post


Baltimore's Long shines on final day of Pan Pacific

Jessica Long of Baltimore, a 12-time Paralympic champion, won the women's 100-meter freestyle S8 and 100 breaststroke SB8 on Sunday, the final day of the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, Calif. Long also was part of the U.S. women's team that won the 4x100 34-point freestyle relay with a time of 4 minutes, 26.62 seconds. Becca Meyers of Timonium, who set a world record in the women's 200 individual medley S13 on Saturday and 400 freestyle S13 on Thursday, won the women's 100 freestyle S9 and finished second in the 100 breaststroke SB13. Ian Silverman of Baltimore, who set a world record in the men's 400 freestyle S10 on Wednesday, was on the U.S. team that won the bronze medal in the men's 4x100 34-point free relay Team USA finished atop the medal standings with 115 medals (34 golds, 49 silvers and 32 bronzes).

Et cetera

Colts waive former Towson captain, All-American Pike

The Indianapolis Colts waived Eric Pike on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 298-pound offensive tackle was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Towson on May 13. He was a four-year starter at left tackle for the Tigers and was a co-captain and preseason All-American during his senior season.

Golf: Pleasant Hughes, PGA assistant professional at Chevy Chase Club, shot a 7-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead in the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship at the Country Club of Virginia's Tuckahoe Creek Course. Three shots behind is Scott Shapin, assistant professional at Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda, who shot a 4-under 68. Defending champion Dirk Schultz, PGA from Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown, shot a 1-under 71 and is tied for eighth.

Track and field: UMBC fifth-year senior Yao Adantor (Morgan State, Reservoir) represented Togo in the African Championships on Sunday and broke a national record in the shot put with a throw of 16.33 meters.

Major League Lacrosse: New York Lizards midfielder Greg Gurenlian was named the winner of the FOGO award, an honor determined by statistical success. Gurenlian finished the season winning 201 of 329 faceoffs and leading the league in ground balls with 101.

Women's lacrosse: Team STX won the Open 1 division at the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in North Elba, N.Y., defeating Graph-Tex, 13-9, in the championship match Sunday. Team STX's Sammy Cermack, who earned All-America honors at Johns Hopkins, was the Most Valuable Player.

Women's college lacrosse: Georgetown introduced Nick Williams (Towson, Calvert Hall) as its assistant coach Monday. Williams, who joined the staff in 2014 as a volunteer assistant, came to the Hoyas after serving as an assistant coach at Florida for two years. Williams played lacrosse and football at Towson.

Men's college soccer: Midfielder Geoff Fries was named captain at Navy.

Women's college soccer: Johns Hopkins will open the season ranked sixth in the nation in Division III. The Blue Jays are ranked in the preseason top 10 for the sixth consecutive season. William Smith is picked to finish first.

College football: Tickets are still available for Navy's season opener against No. 6 Ohio State on Aug. 30 at noon at M&T Bank Stadium. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-US4-NAVY.

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