James, O'Neal help Cavs rally past Wizards, 102-90
LeBron James scored 27 points, Shaquille O'Neal added a season-high 21 while wearing out Washington's big men and the host Cleveland Cavaliers won their third straight, beating the Wizards, 102-90, on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers trailed by 18 in the second quarter before turning up their defense to win their sixth straight at home over the Wizards. Caron Butler and Gilbert Arenas scored 22 apiece to lead Washington. Butler, back after missing one game with a bruised left knee, scored 17 in the first half.
More Cavaliers: : Guard Delonte West is facing additional weapons and traffic charges in connection with his Sept. 17 arrest in Prince George's County. West, 26, was indicted Tuesday on two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon, two counts of carrying a handgun, two counts of transporting a handgun, and one each of reckless driving and negligent driving. Each weapons count carries a penalty of up to three years in prison. West was initially charged with two counts of carrying a handgun and speeding.
ACC, EagleBank extend deal; Stevenson men advance
The EagleBank Bowl in Washington will feature an Atlantic Coast Conference team each year from 2010 to 2013. The opponent will be a Conference USA team in 2010, Navy in 2011, Army in 2012 and a Big 12 team in 2013. Should Navy or Army not be bowl-eligible in their respective years, a team from the Big 12 will be chosen in 2011 and a Conference USA team in 2012.
Men's soccer:: Kyle Baker scored late in the first half as fourth-seeded Stevenson (12-8), despite being outshot 26-2, extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 1-0 victory over top-seeded host Salisbury (14-3-1) in the semifinals of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. The Mustangs will play at York on Saturday. ... Kaoru Forbuss scored the game's lone goal in the 10th minute, as No. 6 Maryland (11-4-2) defeated visiting Navy (8-10-2).
Women's soccer: : Freshman Gianna Mangione (McDonogh) was named Most Valuable Player as Loyola (12-0-2) erased a two-goal halftime deficit to defeat Niagara, 3-2, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and became the first automatic qualifier in the NCAA tournament.
Women's basketball: : Game time for Maryland's season opener Nov. 14 against North Carolina Central at Comcast Center has been set for 7 p.m. The Terps will play an exhibition at 7 tonight against Bowie State.
The Blast signed six players, including forward Lucio Gonzaga, who won a championship with the Blast in 2008, former FC Dallas defender Michael Dello-Russo (Wilde Lake) and former D.C. United forward Rod Dyachenko. Gonzaga was Xtreme Soccer League Offensive Player of the Year last season with the New Jersey Ironmen. Forwards Max Ferdinand and Adriano Dos Santos and defender Logan Alexander will also join the defending champions when it opens the season Nov. 13 at home against the Rockford Rampage. In other news Tuesday, the National Indoor Soccer League, of which the Blast is a member, announced that it has changed its name to the Major Indoor Soccer League, paying tribute to the league that introduced professional indoor soccer to the United States in 1978 and existed through 1992. Another version of the MISL lasted from 2001 to 2008.
62-pound tilefish caught off Ocean City might be record
Steve Doctor caught a 62-pound golden tilefish Thursday that might be a Maryland record. Doctor, who was fishing at 125 fathoms (750 feet) about 60 miles off the coast of his hometown, Ocean City, near the Baltimore Canyon, said the fish nearly pulled him off the boat and took 20 minutes to reel in.
Nationals: : Washington hired former White Sox general manager Ron Schueler as special adviser to GM Mike Rizzo and promoted Bill Singer to director of professional scouting.
Mariners: : Jamaal Stokes, the indoor football team's all-time leading receiver and top receiver in 2009, will be back for a third season.
- From Sun staff and news services