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Without Butler, Wizards lose to Knicks, 106-85

Nate Robinson scored 23 points, Al Harrington and Larry Hughes also put in double figures off the bench, and the host New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards, 106-85, on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak. . Brendan Haywood and Nick Young each scored 15 points for the Wizards, who played without starting forward Caron Butler (bruised left knee). Butler was hurt Monday against Boston in the same collision that injured Celtics All-Star Paul Pierce.


Caringi to play soccer for his father at UMBC

Calvert Hall forward Pete Caringi III has signed a national letter of intent to play men's soccer at UMBC, where his father is the coach. The younger Caringi was a first-team All-Metro player after scoring 15 goals this fall, the second straight season he led the team in scoring. In other news, forward Nirav Kadam, who played at Northwest in Germantown and at UNC-Greensboro, signed a grant-in-aid and will matriculate at UMBC this spring; he'll have two years of eligibility.

More men's soccer: : Zachary Modly (Mount St. Joseph) committed to Air Force and David Arnold (Mount St. Joseph) to Navy.

Women's soccer: : Stephanie Green (North Harford) signed with Coastal Carolina.

Men's basketball: : The Navy-Bucknell game scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Friday at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The game has been moved up a day because of the snowstorm expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic region.

Men's lacrosse: : Maryland's home scrimmage against Cornell, originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Friday at 1 p.m. because of the predicted snow.

Women's lacrosse: : Navy was picked to finish in a tie for second place with Lehigh in preseason voting by Patriot League coaches and sports information directors. Colgate finished first in the poll with 66 points, seven more than the Midshipmen and Mountain Hawks. Navy junior Caitlin Mandrin Hill was voted Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Football: : Annapolis offensive lineman Austin Hochman signed a letter of intent to attend Bowie State.

Et cetera

United acquires Cristman; Nats lose Estrada to Brewers

D.C. United acquired forward Adam Cristman from the Kansas City Wizards for one of its 2010-2011 international roster spots. Cristman, who starred at Virginia, played in five games last season before suffering a fractured metatarsal that required surgery.

Baseball: : The Milwaukee Brewers claimed right-hander Marco Estrada off waivers from the Washington Nationals. Estrada, 26, was 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA last season.

Pro basketball: : The Maryland Marvels defeated the Tri-City Suns on Sunday behind 27 points from Eric Bigby, 26 from Curtis Massey (Bowie State) and 22 from Kyle Sullivan (St. Mary's). Rogers Barnes (Morgan State, River Hill) was placed on injured reserve.

Youth basketball: : The Columbia Basketball Association's 12-13 league will offer a free clinic Fridays 9-10 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 1 p.m. at Wilde Lake Middle through this month.

- From Sun staff and news services

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