Crystal Palace Baltimore joining new outdoor league
Crystal Palace Baltimore announced Friday that it will compete next year in a new, yet-to-be-named professional league that was formed earlier this month. Crystal Palace, which has competed in the Second Division of the United Soccer Leagues since 2007, brings to nine the number of teams that will participate in the recently created outdoor league. The others are the Atlanta Silverbacks, Carolina Railhawks, Miami FC, Minnesota Thunder, Montreal Impact, St. Louis Soccer United, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Vancouver Whitecaps. The league expects to begin play in April.
Men's college basketball
Goins expected back for UM after one-game suspension
Steve Goins, a little-used and often-injured sophomore center for Maryland, was suspended for violating an athletic department class attendance policy, according to a statement released Friday night by the athletic department. Goins was not on the bench during an 82-55 win over New Hampshire at Comcast Center. But coach Gary Williams said after the game that Goins, who recently resumed practicing with the team after missing time because of a knee injury, would accompany the team to Hawaii and, if healthy, could play in the Maui Invitational beginning Monday.
- Don Markus
Terps women ousted by UNC; Hopkins women move on
Maryland's run in the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament ended in the round of 16 with a 1-0 loss to No. 1 seed North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The goal came in the 82nd minute when Carolina's Casey Nogueira converted a throw-in from Jessica McDonald. The Terps finished 14-6-2. ... Erica Sutter (River Hill) scored 1:24 into the game and Johns Hopkins earned a 1-0 victory over visiting Middlebury (14-4-2) in the round of 16 of the Division III women's tournament. The Blue Jays, who reached the Elite 8 for the first time, will face top seed Messiah at 2 p.m. today.
Men: : Johns Hopkins (16-4-3) squandered a two-goal second-half lead against top-ranked and defending national champion Messiah (21-1-0) and lost, 3-2, in the round of 16 of the Division III tournament in Grantham, Pa. The Falcons scored the winning goal in the 106th minute.
College field hockey
Salisbury wins, 1-0, advances to NCAA Div. III title game
Allison Bloodsworth scored her sixth goal of the season in the 46th minute to lift second-ranked Salisbury to a 1-0 win over Tufts to earn the Sea Gulls a berth in today's NCAA championship game against top-ranked and undefeated Messiah, which beat Ursinus, 4-3.
Washington suffers worst loss of season, 106-84 to Spurs
Tony Parker scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs stopped a three-game losing streak with a 106-84 NBA victory over the visiting Washington Wizards. Gilbert Arenas had 18 points in the worst loss this season for the Wizards. Washington (3-9) has lost eight of nine and has lost six by double digits, including a 127-108 loss Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Phil Kessel and Niklas Hagman scored shootout goals in a 2-1 NHL victory over the Washington Capitals, giving the host Toronto Maple Leafs their first win in six games. Hagman also scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs (4-11-6). Alex Ovechkin replied for Washington (13-5-5) with his 16th of the season.
Laurel Park: : Trainer Eddie Gaudet wrapped up a productive week with a win in a $30,000 allowance test. Lamster ($15.40) gave the Bowie-based conditioner his fourth win of the week in six starts. The 79-year-old saddled two winners on Wednesday's card and one Thursday afternoon.
- From Sun staff and news services