Former Mount St. Mary's star Talley dies
Dick Talley, the captain of Mount St. Mary's 1962 College Division men's basketball national championship team, has died, the university announced. Talley scored a team-high 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field and added eight rebounds in the Mount's 58-57 overtime victory against Sacramento State in the title game. Talley averaged 14.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in 1961-62, his senior season. He's 17th on the Mount's all-time scoring list with 1,390 points and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame with the entire 1961-62 team in 1978. Talley's family will have a viewing Saturday at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester City, N.J.
Women's lacrosse: Carly Ross (Maryvale) scored a career-high five goals to power No.5 host Florida (3-1) to a 21-8 victory over James Madison (1-1). The Gators got two goals apiece from Sammi Burgess (McDonogh), Sam Darcangelo (Maryvale) and Lauren Lea (Archbishop Spalding). ... Mikaela Rix had four goals and two assists, and Brooke Blue had four goals to power No. 10 host Boston College (2-0) to a 17-8 victory over New Hampshire (1-1).
Men's lacrosse: Loyola Maryland is the only school with two candidates for the sport's Senior CLASS Award, an honor that recognizes seniors who excel on and off the field. Greyhounds co-captains Joe Fletcher and Justin Ward (Old Mill) are among the 20 candidates, who also include Towson's Thomas DeNapoli and Maryland's Michael Ehrhardt.
Wizards acquire guard Miller; Neal, Blake traded
The Washington Wizards made an attempt to improve their bench by landing point guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. The Wizards agreed in principle to a three-team deal that would send Jan Vesely, the disappointing sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft, to the Nuggets and Eric Maynor, a sparsely used backup point guard, to the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia will also receive two second-round picks in the deal. Miller, who turns 38 next month, hasn't played for the Nuggets since late December and has been apart from the team since getting into a verbal spat with coach Brian Shaw last month.
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
More moves: The Charlotte Bobcats acquired guards Gary Neal (Towson University, Aberdeen, Calvert Hall) and Luke Ridnour from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien. Neal averaged 10 points and 1.7 rebounds per game for the Bucks. ... Late Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors acquired veteran point guard Steve Blake (Maryland) from the Los Angeles Lakers for guards Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. ... Two former Wizards were dealt, backup guard Roger Mason Jr. going from the Miami Heat to the Sacramento Kings and forward Antawn Jamison moving from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Atlanta Hawks, who are expected to buy out his contract.
NBC to show 20-minute feature on Jessica Long
Paralympic athlete Jessica Long, who grew up in Middle River, will be featured on NBC's Olympic coverage in prime time Saturday. The 20-minute feature, "Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story," chronicles her rise to becoming a world-class swimmer after being born in Russia and adopted by American parents. Long, a 21-year-old double amputee, has won 12 Paralympic gold medals. An NBC film crew followed Long as she retraced her early life with a recent trip to her native Bratsk in Siberia. There she met her biological parents and family for the first time. The segment will air sometime after 8 p.m. Saturday.
Varsity girls basketball: Koraan Sydnor scored a game-high 19 points and No. 7 host City (19-2) beat Dunbar, 60-45. The victory advanced the Knights to Saturday's Division I championship against No. 2 Poly at 6 p.m. at Morgan State. The Engineers beat City, 50-45, on Tuesday.