Digest (Jan. 30): Loyola Maryland's Andre Walker, Towson's Zane Martin named players of the week

Loyola Maryland senior guard Andre Walker was named Patriot League Player of the Week. ... Towson sophomore guard Zane Martin was selected as Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week. ... Mount St. Mary's senior guard Junior Robinson was picked as Co-Player of the Week and freshman guard Jonah Antonio as Co-Rookie of the Week by the Northeast Conference .

Indoor soccer: Blast midfielder Tony Donatelli has been named to the Major Arena Soccer League Team of the Week. Donatelli scored two goals in a win against the Harrisburg Heat. Joey Kapinos was named honorable mention. In his second start with the Blast, Kapinos saved 12 of 14 shots against the Heat. The Blast host the Syracuse Silver Knights on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. at SECU Arena.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit selected U.S. national team midfielder Rose Lavelle with the No. 1 overall pick in the NWSL dispersal draft. The club selected defender Elizabeth Wenger with the No. 17 pick and forward Tiffany Weimer with the No. 20 pick, before passing on the No. 35 pick.

Men's college lacrosse: Loyola Maryland was picked as the preseason favorite in the Patriot League, and Greyhounds attackman Pat Spencer (Boys' Latin) was named the conference's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Loyola received 126 points in the poll and 14 of a possible 16 first-place votes. Army West Point was second with 115 points, followed by Navy (92) and Bucknell (78). ... Duke and Notre Dame were named co-favorites in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Salisbury senior defenseman Kyle Tucker has been named one of the 12 finalists for the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Player of the Year Division III watch list.

College track & field: Navy's Eric Hughey has been named the Patriot League men's Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. ... Salisbury's Glory Ebinama (Atholton) was named the Capital Athletic Conference's women's Athlete of the Week.

Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent right-handed reliever David Hernandez to a two-year, $5 million deal. Hernandez, 32, had a 3.11 ERA in 64 appearances for the Los Angeles Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He pitched for the Orioles in 2009 and 2010. Free-agent right-handed reliever Matt Albers has finalized a two-year, $5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers . Albers, 35, was 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 63 games for the Washington Nationals last season. He pitched for the Orioles from 2008 to 2010.

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