Digest (March 28): Redskins trade safety Su'a Cravens to Broncos

Su'a Cravens already appears to be relishing in his change of scenery and his chance at a fresh start. In a video posted on his Twitter account , the song "A Whole New World" from the Disney movie "Aladdin" played in the background before a smiling Cravens let out a loud "Woo!" Underneath was a caption that read: " Broncos !!!! Here I come!!" The safety who contemplated retirement last season was acquired Wednesday by Denver from the Washington Redskins , a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams had not announced the deal. As part of the deal, the Broncos and Redskins flipped fourth- and fifth-round picks from this year's draft. In addition, Denver sends a fifth-rounder to Washington — also from this year — and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2020.



Nats opener in Cincinnatipostponed until Friday

The Cincinnati Reds pushed back their opener against the Washington Nationals by a day because unrelenting rain is forecast for today. The teams will open Friday afternoon instead, taking advantage of what was a scheduled day. It is the first time since 1966 that Cincinnati called off its opener because of the weather. The pitching matchups remain the same: NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (16-6) faces Homer Bailey (6-9), who is making his first Opening Day start for the Reds. The forecast calls for steady and sometimes heavy rain today, meaning the game likely would have faced long delays if it could be played at all, Reds president Phil Castellini said.

National Hockey League : A limited number of individual game tickets for all four possible home games of the first round of the Washington Capitals playoffs will go on sale to today at 10 a.m. Tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000, on WashingtonCaps.com, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Capital One Arena box office. Game dates, times and opponents will be announced by the NHL at the conclusion of the regular season.

Colleges: Bowie State athletic director Clyde Doughty Jr. will be inducted into the New York Institute of Technology Athletics Hall of Fame on June 11 at the Woodside Club.

Men's college lacrosse: McDaniel sophomore Jakob Katzen was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Defensive Player of the Week.

Women's college lacrosse: Maryland junior attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) was selected as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association National Player of the Week. ... Goucher will host a "Lace Up With LAX" event at its Landmark Conference home opener with Elizabethtown on Friday at Beldon Field beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring new or gently used sneakers that will be donated to the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. Since Lace Up With LAX's inception in 2013, over 2,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to homeless shelters throughout the United States. For more on Lace Up With LAX, go to laceupwithlax.org.

College baseball: Maryland junior Hunter Parsons earned Perfect Game/Rawlings National Pitcher of the Week and Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week after his two-hit shutout of Stetson.

College softball: Bowie State swept the the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association weekly awards. Senior Inaya Jones (Dunbar) is Pitcher of the Week, senior Jacqueline Pickering is Offensive Player of the Week, junior Morgan Powell is Defensive Player of the Week and Tonja Braxton is Coach of the Week.


College track and field: Mount St. Mary's Justin Kimble (men's track), D.J. Workcuff (men's field), Kayla Barnes (women's track) and Rachel Finn (women's field) were honored as Northeast Conference athletes of the week.

Varsity boys soccer: Towson will host its first alumni boys soccer game April 7 at noon at the school. Interested alumni should contact coach Randy Dase at rdase@bcps.org.

From Sun staff and news services