The New Jersey Nets signed veteran free-agent forward Joe Smith to a one-year contract Friday.
Smith received the veteran minimum of $1,352,131, the team said.
The first pick overall in the 1995 draft out of Maryland, Smith is joining his 11th team in a 15-year NBA career. He appeared in 64 games with Atlanta last season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Smith has career averages of 11 points and 6.5 rebounds in 1,014 games with Golden State, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Milwaukee, Denver, Cleveland, Chicago, Oklahoma City and Atlanta. His best season was in 1996-97 with the Warriors, when he averaged a career-best 18.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 80 games.
Men's college soccer
Cortes' goal helps Terps to 1-1 tie at Boston College
The No. 9 Maryland men's soccer team rallied for a 1-1 tie at No. 5 Boston College. Maryland (1-1-1, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored on a header by Billy Cortes in the 60th minute after the Eagles' Conor Fitzpatrick edged his penalty kick past Terps goalkeeper Zac MacMath at 18:30. MacMath tied a career-high with six saves. Cortes' goal was assisted by Doug Rodkey. Boston College is 2-0-1.
Women's college soccer
Papciak's shutout enables Towson to tie Manhattan
Junior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) made five saves en route to her third shutout of the season as Towson (2-2-2) battled Manhattan (1-2-1) to a scoreless draw in the opening match of the Navy Invitational. … Navy suffered its second straight loss in double overtime, dropping a 2-1 decision to Charleston Southern in the opener of the invitational. Charleston Southern's Caitlin Wesnesky fired in a rebound off an initial save from Navy goalkeeper Hannah Legler in the 107th minute.
Elsewhere: Mount St. Mary's (2-3-1) lost, 4-0, at Longwood (4-3-0), which got two goals from Lindsey Ottavio in the first 8:40, including one 61 seconds into the game. … Alex Reed scored the first goal of her college career in the 97th minute, lifting Loyola (2-4) to a 1-0 overtime victory against visiting George Washington.
College field hockey
Fencel's goal gives Towson 1-0 victory over Radford
Robin Fencel's first career goal lifted Towson (3-2) to a 1-0 win over visiting Radford (4-1). The Tigers scored with 10 minutes remaining in regulation, as Tabi Hatch found Fencel with a pass off a corner. Whitney Clugston finished with three saves to earn the win.
Women's college lacrosse
St. Mary's alum Hill named Midshipmen captain
Senior Caitlin Mandrin Hill (St. Mary's), a four-year starter, has been elected captain of the Navy women's lacrosse team. Last season, Mandrin Hill played attack and posted personal bests in goals (33) and points (68) and helped the Midshipmen finish 17-4 mark and advance to their first NCAA tournament.
Bowie names Goff AD; he had been associate AD at UM
Anton Goff, the University of Maryland's associate athletic director in charge of the school's Academic Support and Career Development unit, has been named Bowie State's director of athletics. Goff will oversee 13 men's and women's athletic teams, all of which are members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in Division II. At Maryland, Goff, who holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth, led the Terps' academic support unit. In that role, he developed programs and need-based services to enhance academic progress and facilitate career development. Before his time in College Park, Goff spent four years at Michigan State as the academic coordinator for the football team.
McKay Maryland Million, Polar Bear Plunge teaming up
The Jim McKay Maryland Million Day became the official community event partner of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge, the event that attracts thousands to Sandy Point State Park for an icy dip in the Chesapeake Bay to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The 25th running of the Million will be Oct. 2 at Laurel Park; the event allows horse breeders, owners and trainers to showcase their best Maryland-sired horses in what amounts to an intramural championship competition. The Plunge will celebrate its 15th anniversary Jan. 29 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Participants take a quick dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland, the state's largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Pro soccer: D.C. United forward Adam Cristman had a successful lateral menisectomy on his left knee Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery. In other news, United waived goalkeeper Andrew Quinn, a DeMatha alumnus. United called up keeper Chase Harrison, who had been loaned to the Richmond Kickers from Crystal Palace Baltimore.
—From Sun staff and news services