College basketball

Maryland freshman guard Melo Trimble has been named to the watch list of candidates for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, named for the Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic. Trimble, 6 feet 3, from Upper Marlboro, was a high school All-American and the No. 1-ranked player in the state of Maryland before arriving in College Park. More than 35 candidates have been nominated. for this year's award. The watch list will be narrowed to 20 in early February, then five by early March.


Football: Morgan State coach Lee Hull said Tuesday that redshirt senior quarterback Robert Council "will be a game-time decision" for Saturday's game at North Carolina A&T. Hull said Council would line up under center once he can overcome "some nagging injuries" that have kept him out of the past two games.

Edward Lee

Women's soccer: Senior forward Morgan Dankanich had one goal and two assists as third-seeded Navy (12-3-5, 7-1-2) rolled to a 4-1 victory over sixth-seeded Loyola Maryland (6-9-4, 2-4-4) in the Patriot League quarterfinal Tuesday night. The Mids will play second-seeded Boston University on Friday in Hamilton, N.Y. ... Two Navy seniors, midfielder Rachel Hunter and defender Jade Seabrook, and Loyola Maryland senior defender Kelly Santangelo were named to the All-Patriot League first team. The second team included Navy senior forward Morgan Dankanich, freshman forward Clare MacAdam and senior defender Julie Schumacher and Loyola senior goalkeeper Colleen Folan and junior forward Charlotte Miller. Navy freshman midfielder Meghan Hegarty, junior defender Lexi Ricketts and sophomore goalkeeper Dayton Wetherby were voted to the third team.

Men's soccer: UMBC midfielder Michael DiCesare was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Player of the Week.

Field hockey: Senior Maxine Fluharty and freshman Moira Putsch of No. 2 Maryland were named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week, respectively. ... Salisbury remained No. 1 in the Division III National Field Hockey Coaches' Association poll for the final week of the regular season.

Women's volleyball: Salisbury sophomore outside hitter Katie Stouffer was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Women's cross country: Elizabethtown junior Amelia Tearnan (Towson) took first place in the school's first-ever Landmark Conference championship meet, leading the Blue Jays to a team win Saturday.

Varsity football

Northwest's loss lifts Gilman to No. 1 in state

Gilman moved up to No. 1 in this week's Maryland High School Football Media State Poll, taking all 12 votes for the top spot. The Greyhounds, No. 2 last week, defeated Calvert Hall, 35-7, on Friday, and Quince Orchard upset previous No. 1 and defending Class 4A state champion Northwest (8-1), 52-27. Gilman, which has won eight straight games, has clinched a share of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title and can win it outright with a win over McDonogh on Saturday. Good Counsel is now ranked second. Broadneck (9-0) is the next area team in the poll, holding at No. 8 after a 28-25 win over Meade. Franklin (8-1) remained at No. 10 with McDonogh (6-3) moving up one to No. 12 and Mount Saint Joseph (8-2) moving up one to No. 13.

Katherine Dunn

Et cetera

Nats GM hires ex-colleague Miller as VP, assistant GM

The Washington Nationals hired Bob Miller as vice president and assistant general manager Monday. Miller, who spent nine seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, will assume the role left by assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, who left for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and Miller worked together for the Diamondbacks and were part of the team's front office when Arizona won the 2001 World Series. In addition to hiring Miller, the Nationals acquired right-handed reliever Eric Fornataro on waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. Fornataro appeared in eight games for the Cardinals and posted a 4.66 ERA with three strikeouts, a walk and 11 hits in 92/3 innings.


James Wagner and Adam Kilgore,

The Washington Post

More baseball: The Chicago Cubs reached a one-year, $4 million contract agreement with former Orioles left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada. Wada was called up from the minor leagues in July and posted a 4-4 record with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts for the Cubs. Wada signed with the Orioles before the 2012 season but suffered a tear in his elbow and had Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.

NFL: The Washington Redskins have activated wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (anterior cruciate ligament) from the physically-unable-to-perform list and have cut backup cornerback Chase Minnifield. Washington also released offensive tackle Terren Jones from its practice squad.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

Major League Soccer: D.C. United midfielder Luis Silva returned to a regular practice routine Tuesday morning, indicating that he might be in uniform for Sunday's Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Red Bulls, who won Sunday's series opener, 2-0.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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