Penn State stormed past Washington Thursday night to reach Saturday night's NCAA women's volleyball championship. ... Baltimore postponed an introductory press conference for free agent closer Grant Balfour over concerns with Balfour's physical. The two-year deal was supposed to be worth $15 million, and the two sides are working on a revised deal. ... Denver receiver Wes Welker is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. ... Parkland visits Whitehall in a boys basketball game to highlight the local sports schedule. ... Notre Dame and Boston College will meet at Fenway Park in November, 2015. ... The Houston Rockets abruptly pulled disgruntled center Omer Asik off the market when they decided the offers they were receiving, including one froim the 76ers, wasn't acceptable compensation for the 7-footer. ... Four days after giving up 130 points in a 36-point loss at Brooklyn, the 76ers host the Nets tonight at the Wells Fargo Center (7 p.m., Comcast).