Nationals' Scherzer named NL Player of the Week

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For throwing his second no-hitter, and entering the history books in doing so, Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. He struck out a Nationals-record 17 on Saturday, walked none and allowed only one baserunner — on an error by third baseman Yunel Escobar. Scherzer is the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan to throw two regular-season no-hitters in the same season. (Roy Halladay threw two in 2010 but the second was in the playoffs.) Scherzer is the first pitcher in history to throw two no-hitters in the same season in which he didn't walk a batter in either game. Scherzer carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his previous start, last Monday against the Reds. He went 2-0 with one run and two hits and 27 strikeouts in 17 innings last week.

James Wagner, The Washington Post


College football: Bowie State senior quarterback Matthew Goggans was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Quarterback of the Week. … McDaniel senior Brett Haas (Atholton) was honored as Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

Men's college basketball: Coppin State's Lucian Brownlee was recognized by College Sports Madness as the preseason Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, while junior guard Christian Kessee was selected fourth-team all-conference.


Men's college soccer: Seniors Tsubasa Endoh and David Kabelik each scored as No. 13 Maryland defeated visiting Villanova, 2-0. The Terps (5-3-3) had a 27-7 shot advantage against the Wildcats (6-4). "I thought it was a great effort by our team today and a terrific response after the disappointment on Friday," coach Sasho Cirovski said, referring to the 2-1 overtime loss to Northwestern.

Women's college soccer: Navy senior Lexi Ricketts garnered Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors. … Washington sophomore Emani Silva (Arundel) was named Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Women's college volleyball: Towson junior Lindsay Flaherty and freshman Jocelyn Kuilan received Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week and CAA Rookie of the Week honors, respectively. …UMBC freshman Makenzie Morgen was selected as America East Conference Rookie of the Week. … Howard (6-13, 3-1 MEAC) swept Coppin State (5-9, 2-1) in the Eagles' home opener Sunday.

Men's college lacrosse: Towson opens its fall schedule with a scrimmage against the Israeli national team at 8 p.m. Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Also, former Tigers defenseman Alec Jernstedt joined Duke as a volunteer assistant coach.

Women's college lacrosse: Navy will play Florida at noon and Team USA at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rip Miller Field. Team USA also will play Penn State at 9 a.m., Florida at 10 a.m. and Louisville at 1 p.m.

Women's college bowling: Bowie State ranked sixth in the National Tenpin Coaches Association's preseason Division II/Division III poll.

Men's cross country: Navy junior Lucas Stalnaker was honored as Patriot League Runner of the Week.

Women's cross country: Navy senior Kelley Robinson was named Patriot League Runner of the Week.


NBA: The Washington Wizards have exercised the fourth-year option of $7.7 million on Otto Porter Jr.'s rookie-scale contract for the 2016-17 season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The No. 3 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Porter projects as a key cog in the franchise's young core. Porter, 22, averaged just 19.4 minutes over 74 games in his second season. But the lanky 6-foot-9 Porter capitalized on more playing time in the playoffs, averaging 10 points and eight rebounds in 33.1 minutes.

Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post