Redskins' Griffin improving but likely not ready to play Monday

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle in Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

McCoy still in line to get the start

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III handled his most extensive workload since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2. Coach Jay Gruden said after practice that Griffin "looked good," but that he was not yet in game form. The coach said he planned to decide today on a starting quarterback for Monday night's game at Dallas but for now plans to stick with Colt McCoy, who rallied Washington to victory against the Tennessee Titans off the bench Sunday.


Mike Jones, The Washington Post



Holland beats Britton in AL top-reliever vote

Orioles closer Zach Britton missed winning the first Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award behind Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland. New York Yankees setup man Dellin Betances tied Britton for second place. Major League Baseball announced the award winners before Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday. Britton stepped in as Orioles closer in May and finished the season with 37 saves in 41 opportunities. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out 62 batters and allowed 46 hits in 761/3 innings while pitching to a 1.65 ERA. Holland converted 46 of 48 save opportunities and had a 1.44 ERA for the American League champions. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves won the inaugural Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award after leading the NL in saves (47) and compiling a 1.61 ERA.


Maryland women's lacrosse prepares for Big Ten foes

Maryland's 2015 schedule for the first Big Ten women's lacrosse season features some things old and some things new, including a first meeting with Florida, which went 18-3 last season. The defending national champion Terps, who return 11 starters, Taylor Cummingswill begin a conference rivalry with Northwestern, which has seven NCAA championships in the past 10 years. Maryland will let go of some of its strongest Atlantic Coast Conference rivals, Duke and Virginia, but will face North Carolina, which was the only team to beat the 23-1 Terps last season and also edged Maryland in triple overtime to win the 2013 national title.

Katherine Dunn

Football: Former Notre Dame split end Thom Gatewood (City) and two ex-Ravens, former Miami linebacker Ray Lewis and former Texas running back Ricky Williams, are among 75 players from Football Bowl Subdivision schools on the ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The 87-player ballot from divisional ranks includes former Maryland State (now UMES) defensive back Billy Thompson.

Women's volleyball: Led by senior outside hitter Ashleigh Crutcher's 22 kills, Maryland (8-12, 1-8) earned its first Big Ten Conference win, 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 15-8), over visiting Rutgers (7-15, 0-9) on Tuesday night. Crutcher missed the previous three matches with an injury.


Men's soccer: Junior forward Jamie Dubyoski scored in the 10th and 13th minutes as Navy (9-4-2) earned a 2-0 win over UMBC (6-5-3) on Tuesday night that gave coach Dave Brandt his 300th career win. The Midshipmen have five straight shutout victories and did not allow a shot on goal from the Retrievers. Dubyoski has scored a game-winning goal for Navy in three straight games, and he has six game-winning goals this season, a single-season school record dating to 1983, when the statistic was first kept. … Nearly two dozen members of Navy's 1964 NCAA Division I national championship team will be honored Saturday at halftime of the Navy-San Jose State football game at 1 p.m. and at halftime of the Navy-Holy Cross men's soccer game at 7 p.m.

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25 selected for Baltimore team in Md. Crab Bowl

Twenty-five seniors were invited last week to play for the Baltimore team in the Maryland Crab Bowl football game Dec. 21 at McDaniel, but the roster will eventually grow to 53. Baltimore coach Donald Davis, from Calvert Hall, will fill out his roster after players commit. Twins Jordan and Jacquez Adams, Patrick Allen and Juantez McCrea were chosen from No. 5 Franklin, and David Phelps, Jahmee Ballard, Channing Hames and Justice Pettus-Dixon from No. 7 St. Frances. Wyatt Cook, Connor Young and Ellis McKennie were invited from No. 1 McDonogh, and Jelani Roberts, Robert Branch and Alonzo Mayo from No. 3 Gilman. Others chosen for the Baltimore team: Lawrence Cager (Calvert Hall), Nevone McCrimmon (Mount Saint Joseph) Julian Mears (John Carroll), Allan Koikoi (St. Paul's), Winston Delattiboudere (Howard), David Pindell (Oakland Mills), Ron'Dell Carter (Long Reach), Omar Walker (C. Milton Wright), Tynard Barfield (Patterson), Evan Rhodes (Catonsville) and Chris Lee (Severna Park). Two local players, Broadneck's Alec Ruden and Archbishop Spalding's Jack Shugars, were selected for the Washington team, which won last season's game, 30-21. Spalding's Kyle Schmitt will coach the Washington team, which leads the all-time series 4-2.

Katherine Dunn

More varsity football: John Carroll coach Keith Rawlings was named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. The Patriots (4-3) earned a 47-40 victory in four overtimes over Boys' Latin on Friday.


Major League Baseball: Orioles manager Buck Showalter will give a keynote address when the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore holds its annual meeting Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore. Tickets cost $125 until Nov. 17 and $150 after that. For more information and to register, go to

NHL: Jay Beagle Brooks LaichWashington Capitals defenseman John Erskine underwent what the team called successful surgery to repair a disk in his neck.

Alex Prewitt, The Washigton Post

CONCACAF Champions League: D.C. United completed group play 4-0 (12 points) with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night at Tauro FC in Panama City, Panama. Defender Conor Shanosky knocked in an accidental header in the 24th minute, and goalkeeper Joe Willis made a one-handed save in second-half added time to preserve the clean sheet. United is guaranteed a top-four seed among the eight quarterfinalists in next spring's knockout stage of the regional tournament. The high seed means D.C. United will host the second leg of the quarterfinals.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit announced today the club has signed former Boston Breakers midfielder Joanna Lohman.