Alarie out 2 months after knee surgeryWashington...


Alarie out 2 months after knee surgery

Washington Bullets reserve forward Mark Alarie will be sidelined for at least two months after surgery yesterday to remove a lesion from the articular cartilage of his left knee.

Dr. James Andrews performed the operation in Birmingham, Ala. The lesion was found at the end of the thigh bone and knee joint.

Alarie, 27, missed the final 27 games last season due to tendinitis in his knee. The former Duke All-American also underwent retinal surgery in July.

The five-year veteran enjoyed his best season in 1989-90 when he averaged 10.4 points as a key front-court reserve. His average dipped to 5.8 last season.

* Magic Johnson has asked for the resignation of the school board member who recently described the NBA star as "a big, dumb black kid" during his school years in Lansing, Mich.

School board president Nancy Erickson, who reprimanded William Carter in a letter Tuesday, said a decision on whether the board would ask for his dismissal could be made today.

Carter, who has apologized, said he was trying to make the point that athletics help keep a lot of kids in school and interested in school, but "I tried to make my point in a disgustingly offensive way."


Ryan Burke (Oakland Mills) scored off a feed from Joe Layfield (Calvert Hall) 10 minutes into the second half, and Towson State (5-1-1) defeated visiting Maryland (0-4-2), 3-2. The Terps had defeated the Tigers five straight times.

* Vince Moskunas (Calvert Hall) and Rob Elliott (Calvert Hall) each scored his first goal of the season, as Loyola (2-3-1) stopped host George Washington (4-2-1), 2-0.

* Shawn Miller and Tim Ryerson had two goals and an assist apiece, leading the University of Maryland Baltimore County (3-2-1) past visiting Maryland Eastern Shore (1-7).

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