Digest: No timetable for return of injured Wizards center Ian Mahinmi
From Sun staff and news services|
Nov 09, 2016 at 3:00 AM
The end of this week marks one month since Ian Mahinmi, the Washington Wizards' 6-foot-11 center, underwent surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. At the time of the injury, Washington announced that he would miss at least four to six weeks. Though Mahinmi can go through solo workouts, coach Scott Brooks indicated that there is no set date for his return. Mahinmi is "still doing the rehab every day. He's definitely on the court. Don't know when he's going to be back," Brooks said. Mahinmi has not participated in practice with teammates, which would be the last step before rejoining the lineup. But even after reaching that goal, Mahinmi will have more hurdles to clear. Mahinmi, who was signed to provide frontcourt depth, has not appeared in a game since Oct. 13. Before the injury, he was limited through portions of the team's training camp. In July, the Wizards signed Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 million contract. In his absence, the team has used Jason Smith as the backup center.
—Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
Bowie native is Offensive Player of the Year in CIAA
Bowie State sophomore quarterback Amir Hall, a Bowie native, was honored as Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year. Hall leads the CIAA in completions (161) and attempts (259) and is second in yards per game (305.1). Senior offensive lineman Justin Nestor (River Hill), senior wide receiver Nyme Manns (Patterson), junior defensive back and Bowie native Rahman Kamara, senior tight end Jordan Garrison (Poly) and junior defensive tackle Sean Copeland (Overlea) received All-CIAA honors. Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Britton (St. Frances) and sophomore running back Robert Chesson (Old Mill) received honorable mention, while Bulldogs freshman defensive backs William Flowers (Mervo) and Victor Mack (Arundel) were named to the CIAA All-Rookie team.
Men's college soccer: Hood senior forward Drew Demich and senior midfielder Juliano Pillari were named first-team All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth. Hood freshman forward Clay Smith made the second team and was named Rookie of the Year. Lycoming junior defender Kyle Thomas (C.Milton Wright) also made the second team.
Men's college swimming: UMBC junior Philip Adejumo (Howard) was named Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Swimmer of the Week. … Towson senior Nick Breschi (Loyola Blakefield) received Colonial Athletic Association Male Swimmer of the Week honors.
Women's college swimming: Washington College sophomore Julia Portmann was named Centennial Conference Swimmer of the Week.
Women's college diving: Loyola Maryland sophomore Lindsey Staszewski was named Patriot League Female Diver of the Week for the third time this season.
Women's college volleyball: Johns Hopkins captured three of the four annual Centennial Conference awards, as junior Elizabeth Wuerstle was named Player of the Year, Sarah Elnozahy was selected as Rookie of the Year and Tim Cole was honored as Coach of the Year. The Blue Jays earned the program's fourth conference title this season. … St. Mary's seniors Alli and Mimi Graf (Broadneck) repeated as All-Capital Athletic Conference honorees.
Men's college water polo: Johns Hopkins junior John Wilson was named Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Indoor soccer: Blast forward Vini Dantas was named to the Major Arena Soccer League Team of the Week. In the Blast's season-opening 11-6 win over the Harrisburg Heat on Saturday, Dantas had four goals and added an assist. Forward Tony Donatelli, who recorded five assists and one goal in the game, received honorable mention.
Boxing: Baltimore Boxing Promotions' "Don't Blink" Olympic-style card Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie will raise money for Nicholas Tasker, an 8-year-old with a rare abdominal cancer that has spread to his lungs. Baltimore Boxing has donated tickets to Tasker's family, which resold them; the money will help cover Nicholas' medical bills. Baltimore Boxing is hosting a 50/50 raffle and silent auction on fight night to help with the fundraising. Tasker will receive the Mike Dietrich American Dream Award, named for late boxer Mike "American Dream" Dietrich. A heavyweight title match between "Dangerous" Dallas Butts and Brian "Bam Bam" Haneschlager will headline the card. The undercard will include Clayton Fraser, Ameila Moore and Richie Hammons. Tickets, which start at $25, can be purchased by calling 410-375-9175 or going to baltimoreboxing.com/events. To donate, go to youcaring.com/brittany-trail-and-richard-tasker-657517.