Terps women's basketball
Frese hires Robinson to fill UM's assistant-coach void
Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese announced the hiring of Shay Robinson as an assistant. "I have always had respect for Maryland basketball and am thankful for the chance to contribute to its continued success and future legacy," said Robinson, who spent last season at Kansas. He previously had worked at Air Force, with high school teams and as the head instructor at the EDGE Training Facility, an elite basketball performance center in Orlando, Fla. Robinson replaces David Atkins, who was hired by the Wizards earlier this month.
Wizards forced to switch camp location
After holding training camps at George Mason for three of the past four seasons, the Washington Wizards will move their camp back to Verizon Center this fall, a source confirmed. The news was first reported by Comcast SportsNet. The Wizards practiced at Mason's Patriot Center facility in 2010, 2012 and 2013; during the lockout-shortened season of 2011, the league's accelerated timetable forced them to remain at Verizon Center. Patriot Center is operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Wizards. But the Wizards reconfigured their 2014 plans after the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel — a hotel on Mason's campus — recently closed its doors.
—Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
Men's soccer: Former UMBC goalkeeper Phil Saunders (Perry Hall) has signed a contract with BÍ Bolungarvík of the Icelandic First Division, the second tier in the Icelandic soccer system. Saunders joins Pete Caringi III (Oklahoma City Energy FC) and Kadeem Dacres (Arizona United FC) as UMBC class of 2014 players now in the professional ranks.
NFL: The Washington Redskins signed free-agent tight end Mike Caussin and waived long snapper Kyle Nelson. Caussin, 27, has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and, most recently, the Buffalo Bills, before he was released by the Bills on July 16. He has appeared in six career NFL games with two starts, all during the 2011 season. ... The Redskins promoted Jeff Scott and Josh Washburn to pro scouts, hired Matt Evans as a player personnel assistant and added Brian Zeches as an administrative assistant.
Track: Falls Road Running Store will sponsor "Ladies Night Track" for its second session this summer, running Wednesdays from today through Oct. 1. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. and end between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Each session starts with drills, followed by an explanation of the workout, the workout itself and a session of strength and conditioning. The track is at 1101 E. 33rd St. in Baltimore. To register, stop by or call the store with payment: $45 for the session only, or $63 with a printed Brooks tank.
World TeamTennis: The host Washington Kastles defeated the Boston Lobsters, 25-9, on Monday night. The Kastles lead the Philadelphia Freedoms by two matches with two to play, effectively securing home-court advantage in Thursday's Eastern Conference championship.
Women's college lacrosse: The NCAA announced Monday that it has approved an experimental rule for the fall season that requires the attacking team to keep the ball below or inside the 30-yard restraining line. Passing or carrying the ball outside the line would result in a turnover. The change is aimed at increasing the pace of play and reducing stalling.
Men's college lacrosse: North Carolina named David Metzbower offensive coordinator. Metzbower had served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Loyola Maryland since November 2012.
Women's college bowling: UMES coach Kayla Bandy completed her first recruiting class by signing Melanie Copey of New York and Thashaina Seraus of Aruba to national letters of intent. ... The National Ten Pin Coaches Association announced that UMES won the third annual team GPA award. The Hawks' eight bowlers compiled a 3.66 cumulative GPA in 2013-14.
College honors: Washington College will welcome eight members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18th during its annual ceremony: Miro Beran (men's tennis), Maggy Kilroy (women's lacrosse, women's basketball), Rory Conway (baseball, men's soccer), Jon Fellows (men's lacrosse), Tom Heald (men's lacrosse), Pete Morgan (baseball), J.D. Radebaugh (men's lacrosse), Michelle Rodney (softball), Stacy Sines (softball) and Matt Rose (coach).