Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis to fight tonight in Las Vegas
Dec 18, 2015 at 1:06 AM
Baltimore boxer Gervonta "Tank" Davis (13-0, 12 knockouts) will face Luis Sanchez (17-4-1, 5 KOs) in a lightweight bout tonight at 9 at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 10-round fight will be televised on Spike TV. Davis, the 2012 national Golden Gloves champion, has four stoppage victories in 2015, including a third-round technical knockout of former world champion Cristobal Cruz. "I'm excited to be back in the ring and I'm ready to make my Spike TV debut. I've had a good camp and just ready to show the world more of what I can do," Davis said. "Luis Sanchez will definitely bring a challenge, and I know he will try to bring the fight to me. My team has a great game plan in place for this fight. Thank you to all my fans. Keep supporting me, and I'll fight for you."
Tom Flynn named lacrosse assistant at Montreat
Tom Flynn was named men's college lacrosse assistant coach for recruiting at Montreat College in North Carolina. Flynn, a former outfielder at Mount St. Mary's, was a third baseman and center fielder for the Montgomery Nationals and Columbia Red Sox in the early 1990s. He is the author of "Baseball in Baltimore" and "The History of Men's Lacrosse in Maryland," which is due out in January.
College football: Maryland defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson announced via Twitter on Thursday that he is entering the NFL draft. The school later announced his decision. Jefferson, listed at 6 feet 3, 289 pounds, will graduate this weekend but had one more year of eligibility for the Terps. He joins defensive end Yannick Ngakoue in leaving Maryland early. Jefferson had 39 tackles this season, ranking second behind Ngakoue with 6.5 sacks. He also had an interception, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a blocked kick. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten. In his tweet, Jefferson called his five years at Maryland the best time of his life. "I have had the opportunity to be coached by some great men who have been influential mentors in my life and who I looked to as father figures away from home," he tweeted. "That being said, I plan on forgoing my senior season and entering the 2016 NFL draft." ... Johns Hopkins senior guard Colin Egan was named to the Associated Press Little All-America first team. The team honors players from NCAA divisions II and III and from the NAIA.
Men's gymnastics: Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg, an Edgewood alumnus and a two-time world championship medalist, will represent the United States at the American Cup on March 5 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Baseball: The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent second baseman Buck Britton, a former Orioles minor leaguer and the brother of Orioles closer Zach Britton, to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Rochester and invited him to major league spring training camp.
Horse racing: Laurel Park will begin its weekend program today with a 10-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $58,239.98. First race post is 12:25 p.m.
Men's college golf: Maryland signed incoming freshmen Bennett Buch (Marriotts Ridge) and Peter Knade. Buch led the Mustangs to four straight state titles and won the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association individual state championship and set a state record (68-70—138) in 2012. Knade led Woodberry Forest to state high school titles in 2013 and 2014.
Women's college volleyball: Maryland redshirt senior outside hitter Adreene Elliott was named an All-America honorable mention by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. ... Salisbury junior outside hitter Katie Stouffer was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South All-Stars first team. Stouffer was third nationally in kills per set (4.98), fourth in points per set (5.57) and sixth in total kills (538).
Women's college soccer: Princeton junior forward Tyler Lussi (St. Paul's) was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Year. Lussi scored 13 goals and had five assists during the regular season and scored five game-winning goals for the Ivy League champion Tigers. ... Salisbury senior defender Casey Arnone was named to the ECAC Division III South All-Stars second team.
Men's college soccer: Salisbury senior goaltender Drew Staedeli (second team) and junior defender Nathaniel Eiben (first team) were named ECAC Division III South all-stars.
Women's college basketball: Maryland's all-access television show, "Under the Shell," will begin its 12th season Sunday at 11 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.