Police: Ex-Terp Francis arrested for public drunkenness in L.A. airport


Police: Ex-Terp Francis arrested for public drunkenness in L.A.

Los Angeles International Airport police said three-time NBA All-Star Steve Francis (Maryland) has been arrested for public drunkenness. Airport spokesman Albert Rodriguez said Francis was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Thursday because he was intoxicated, unable to care for himself and combative toward staff. Sgt. Belinda Nettles said the arrest took place in the Terminal 7 lobby near the United Airlines ticketing counter. Los Angeles Sheriff's Department records show Francis posted $10,000 bail and was released about 3:30 a.m. Friday. He is to appear in court Nov. 5.

Terps basketball

Teams to be unveiled Friday at Maryland Madness

Maryland basketball tips off on Friday when the Terrapins play host to the annual Maryland Madness celebration at Comcast Center. Coaches Gary Williams and Brenda Frese will be introducing their teams, with brief scrimmages taking place. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. that day in advance of the Terrapins volleyball team's 5:30 p.m. match against Miami. Maryland Madness will begin shortly after the conclusion of the volleyball match, but will not begin before 7:45 p.m. Parking is free in the lots surrounding Comcast Center and in Terrapin Trail Garage. Tickets are Seating will be first-come, first-served. Fans are encouraged to bring canned food and other nonperishable items as a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank.



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Under Armour extends deal with running festival, marathon

The sports apparel company Under Armour said Friday that it has extended its sponsorship of the Baltimore Running Festival and Baltimore Marathon through 2012. The Baltimore-based company has been the title sponsor of the event since 2003, providing the free shirts runners get for participating. The running festival, to be held next Saturday, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It includes a marathon, half-marathon, 5k, team relay and a Kids' Fun Run. About 22,000 runners will participate this year.

Football: Hewitt Tomlin went 25-for-35 for 271 yards and threw four touchdown passes as host Johns Hopkins beat Dickinson, 44-10, on Friday. Nick Fazio capped a 15-play, 87-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run for the Blue Jays (3-2, 3-1 Centennial Conference). With 1:39 left in the first quarter, Tomlin threw his first touchdown pass of the game, a 17-yarder to Sam Wernick, as Hopkins took a 14-0 lead.

women's college soccer: Central Connecticut State (5-7-1, 1-2-1 Northeast Conference) scored in the 99th minute for a 2-1 victory over visiting Mount St. Mary's (3-7-3, 0-3-1). … Siena (11-0-0, 3-0-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored two goals in the second half, and the 25th-ranked Saints defeated visiting Loyola (5-7-2 overall, 1-2-0 MAAC), 3-2. … Sophomore forward Amanda Wharton (South Carroll) scored a hat trick, and host Frostburg State (11-2, 4-1 Capital Athletic Conference) rolled to a 7-0 victory over Wesley (1-10-1, 0-6).

Men's college soccer: Visiting Sacred Heart (8-2-0, 3-0-0 Northeast Conference) scored in the 59th minute to defeat Mount St. Mary's (4-7-0, 1-2-0), 1-0.

college Field hockey: Johns Hopkins (6-4, 4-1 Centennial Conference) scored three first-half goals en route to its fifth straight win, beating visiting Washington (5-6, 3-2), 3-1.

US Lacrosse: Washington men's lacrosse alumnus and SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse coach Steve Beville '85 will be inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame on Oct. 24.

Golf: The Baltimore County Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday beginning at 1p.m. at Fox Hollow.

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