Ex-Terp Heyer on call in case Williams can't go
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was unable to practice Wednesday because of a bruised left knee and a sprained toe on his left foot. The No. 4 overall draft pick from Oklahoma had a brace on his left knee and was walking with a noticeable limp. He was injured in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Houston Texans. Contingency plans are being made if the Redskins have to go without Donovan McNabb's blindside protector for this week's game against the St. Louis Rams. Stephon Heyer (Maryland), who replaced Williams in the fourth quarter against the Texans, said he took snaps at both left tackle and right tackle. "I'm just working both sides," Heyer said. "Wherever the coach might put us. Right now, we don't know." If the Redskins go with Heyer at right tackle, then Jammal Brown would move from right tackle to left tackle.
Loyola receiver Jordan Floyd has early Division I offer
As an athletically precocious eighth-grader, Jordan Floyd thought he might have a chance to eventually earn a college football scholarship. He just didn't think that opportunity would come so soon. Now a starting wide receiver, strong safety and special teams standout for Loyola, the 6-foot-11/2, 205-pound junior has already landed his first DivisionI offer. Floyd received the news after Maryland's 62-3 win over Morgan State — one day after he caught eight passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Dons' 45-31 loss to DeMatha. Floyd made the trip to College Park with his parents, and all three joined Terps defensive coordinator Don Brown and assistant recruiting coordinator Ryan Steinberg for a post-game meeting. "They came in talking about their game plan, schemes, stuff like that," Floyd said. "After that they were talking about my DeMatha game. Then they looked at my parents and said 'We want to offer Jordan a scholarship.' … I think [my parents] were really happy. None of us saw it coming. I know I was really happy, so they were happy. I was really surprised. It was crazy. So surreal."
(For more of Matt Bracken's blog post, go to baltimoresun.com/recruitingreport.)
Terps to hook horns with Texas in football in 2017, 2018
Maryland has agreed to a home-and-home football series with Texas, the school announced Wednesday. The Terps will play in Austin on Sept.2, 2017, and the Longhorns will play in College Park on Sept.1, 2018. Both games will be season openers. Texas holds a 3-0 series advantage over the Terps. The last meeting was in the 1978 Sun Bowl.
Women's basketball: UMBC hired Abby Gordon as an assistant coach. Gordon spent the past three years as the equipment manager and travel coordinator for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and previously worked for the University of Connecticut.
Women's soccer: Forward Nichole Schiro scored twice, including the game-winner 1:47 into overtime, to lift the host Greyhounds (3-5-2) to a 2-1 victory over UMBC (1-7-1). … St. Mary's sophomore defender Virginia Williams was named CAC Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's lacrosse: Washington College named the following captains: senior attacker Sarah Cannon (Notre Dame Prep), junior midfielder-defender Ann Eickelberg, junior defender Brooke Paulshock (C. Milton Wright) and junior midfielder Caroline Stanley (Hereford).
Gilman's win over DeMatha earns Poggi Ravens honor
Gilman's Biff Poggi was named Ravens High School Coach of the Week. Poggi led his Greyhounds (3-1) to a 33-10 win over DeMatha, ranked No.1 by The Washington Post, on Saturday night at Towson University. Gilman rebounded from a 33-6 loss to Don Bosco Prep that dropped the Greyhounds from the national rankings.
Lindsey Duquette Ed Hearn 1/2 years old. She is the daughter of former Orioles executive Jim Duquette
Kern shoots 153, repeats as Oriole tournament champ
Patsy Kern of Maryland Golf & Country Club in Bel Air became the fourth player in the 69-year history of the Oriole tournament to win successive titles when she shot 82-71—153 at the Suburban Club. The 18-handicapper, the only one among the top five to improve the second day, was trailed by Sue Kolodner, 75-84—159; Bonnie Lennox, 77-83—160; Deborah Bosdosh, 80-83—163; and Sharon Pusin, 79-85—164. The event serves as the handicap championship of the Women's Golf Association of Baltimore.
Capitals: Washington signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract extension worth $2.3 million starting in 2011-12. Neuvirth is competing with Semyon Varlamov for the starting job at training camp. Neuvirth was 9-4-0 with a 2.75 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage in 17games with the Capitals last season. He has also anchored Washington's American Hockey League affiliate to back-to-back Calder Cups titles.
Baseball: The Washington Nationals have signed a two-year contract to continue their affiliation with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League. The Suns have been a Nationals affiliate since September 2006. The news follows Friday's announcement of new owners for the Suns. Delray Beach, Fla., businessman Bruce Quinn and two local investors agreed to buy the Suns from Los Angeles-based Mandalay Baseball Properties.
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—From Sun staff and news services