Terps' Likely named ECAC D-I special teamer of the week
Maryland freshman Will Likely was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Special Teams Player of the Week. Likely returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown for the Terps' first score in their 27-24 overtime road win at Virginia Tech on Saturday. It was the first touchdown of Likely's career and Maryland's first punt return for a score since 2010. Likely averaged 26.5 yards on four punt returns and finished the game with 179 all-purpose yards.
More football: Salisbury senior safety Greg Stanton was named the ECAC Northwest Division III Defensive Player of the Week. He had two interceptions, returning one 93 yards for a touchdown, made five tackles and broke up a pass. ... Shepherd sophomore running back Allen Cross (Long Reach), sophomore halfback Jonathan Hammer (North Harford), senior defensive lineman Mike Franklin (Long Reach) and sophomore kicker Ryan Earls were named to the Mountain East Conference first team.
Men's lacrosse: The Rochester Institute of Technology and Stevenson will play next season at Syracuse's Carrier Dome in a rematch of the 2013 Division III national championship. The game will be held Feb. 22 as part of a tripleheader with Syracuse playing Maryland and Cornell facing Hobart. The Mustangs will open next season with a home game against York (Pa.) at 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Stevenson won last season's title game, 16-10, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Cross country: UMBC sophomore Hassan Omar and junior Eric Shuler (Reservoir) have been named to the America East men's academic team, while senior Kirsten McGovern (Century) and sophomore Nicole Dawson (Hammond) were named to the women's team.
Boys varsity soccer
McDonogh's DeShields earns top national award
McDonogh sophomore defender Michael DeSshields has been named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America/TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week. With just 10 seconds left in regulation in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, DeShields headed in a goal for a 1-0 win over St. Paul's to give the Eagles (20-0-1) their seventh league title. DeShields' first goal of the season avenged the team's only blemish this season, a draw with St. Paul's.
Legends Museum to display Ogden's Hall bust
The Hall of Fame bust of Jonathan Ogden will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. His bust will also be shown as part of "Jonathan Ogden: Baltimore's First Raven — A Legendary Tribute" from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Martin's West, where Ogden will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards Hall of Legends. The event will benefit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and the Jonathan Ogden Foundation. Ogden will join previous inductees Babe Ruth, Johnny Unitas, Art Modell, Jim McKay, Brooks Robinson, Gary Williams, Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray, among others, in the Hall of Legends. The evening will include a seated dinner; open, premium bar; silent and live auctions; and a program celebrating Ogden's career and service to the Baltimore community. This will be the only time the bust will be outside its home at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Tickets are $175 and may be purchased at MissionTix.com/Ogden or by contacting Ashley Serano at 410-727-1539, ext. 3013, or AshleyS@BabeRuthMuseum.org. For more information, contact Tim Richardson at 410-727-1539, ext. 3012, or TimR@BabeRuthMuseum.org.
Washington Spirit trades for Spalding grad Nairn
The Washington Spirit acquired midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) from the Seattle Reign in exchange for the discovery rights to forward Kim Little. Nairn, 23, was selected by the Reign with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 National Women's Soccer League College Draft and started all 22 games for Seattle. The Penn State alumna had three goals and led the Reign with five assists during her rookie season.
Laurel Park: Apprentice rider Victor Carrasco has moved into sole possession of first place in the fall jockey standings after the 21-year-old scored aboard Very Lucky ($6.20-race 6), Olympic Medallist ($175.60-race 7) and Poetry in Notion ($17.60-race 9). He has 32 victories, three more than apprentice Trevor McCarthy, with six weeks remaining. Carrasco ranks second in North America among bug riders, with 175 victories, four behind south Florida-based Edgard Zayas . ... Veteran Sheldon Russell rode long-shot winners for husband-wife conditioners Jessica and Frannie Campitelli. Russell and Fleet Gold Digger got up in time to take the fourth, a $42,000 optional allowance at odds of 29-1 for Jessica Campitelli. Four races later, he guided 44-1 shot Really Right to a score in a $42,000 allowance for Frannie Campitelli.
Boxing: The United Nations II professional boxing event on Saturday at Patapsco Arena at 3301 Annapolis Road in Baltimore will feature fighters from the United States, Mexico, Romania, Cameroon and Sri Lanka. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the first bell at 7. Tickets are $35 (general admission), $50 (VIP) and $600 (Ringside VIP Table). The card is presented by Hardwork Promotions, which was formed by boxer Venroy July in recognition of the hardships endured by fighters and his desire to use boxing as a platform to allow fighters to better their communities. Consistent with that goal, all men are invited to bring their sons, nephews or mentees 15 years or younger to the show for discounted tickets of $10 for the sons and mentees. Weigh-ins will be Friday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Patapsco Arena; attendance is free for all ages. For more information, go to hardworkpromotions.com.
—From Sun staff and news services
Baseball: MASN color analyst F.P. Santangelo has signed a contract to return to the Washington Nationals for the 2014 season, a person familiar with the situation said. The sides had been in negotiations since the end of the season. Santangelo, 46, has broadcast Nationals games alongside play-by-play voice Bob Carpenter since 2011.
—Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post