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East Carolina commits to Military Bowl in D.C.


East Carolina commits to Military Bowl in D.C.

East Carolina is headed to the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium. The school said Tuesday that it had accepted an invitation to play in the Dec. 29 game against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent to be announced Sunday. The Pirates (6-6, 5-3 Conference USA) went 1-2 against the ACC this season, beating North Carolina State and losing to North Carolina and Virginia Tech. East Carolina is making its fifth straight bowl trip, the longest streak in school history, and seventh since 2000. The Pirates, who are 8-8 in bowl games, won C-USA titles in 2008 and 2009 and played in the Liberty Bowl both years. The Military Bowl game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN. Tickets are priced at $25, $55 and $90 and can be purchased at, at all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-555-SEAT.

Men's college basketball: Bowie State (4-0) is ranked 19th in the NABC/Division II poll. Cal Poly Pomona (1-0) remained at No. 1.

Women's college basketball: Towson announced the signing of three players to letters of intent: guard Ciara Webb of Patterson, guard Destiny Shearin of Osbourn Park High in Fairfax, Va., and forward Markell Smith of Norfolk (Va.) Collegiate School. Webb led the Clippers to a 15-5 record last season, averaging 20 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and five assists. She plays for the Baltimore Starz Amateur Athletic Union team.

Men's college lacrosse: Loyola teammates voted graduate student midfielder Chris Basler, senior defender Steve Dircks, senior goalie Jake Hagelin (Boys' Latin) and senior attackman Matt Langan captains. … Maryland is ranked sixth, Johns Hopkins 11th and Loyola 14th in the Inside Lacrosse-Face-Off Yearbook Division I poll. Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina and Cornell are the top four.

More news: Michael Harris, a former assistant director of athletics for sports communications at Cincinnati, was named Towson's senior associate director of athletics for external operations.


Tejada, Giants reach deal; impasse in McCourt case

The World Series champion San Francisco Giants have found their new shortstop, agreeing to terms with free agent Miguel Tejada on a $6.5million, one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical. Tejada, who played 156 games last season with the Orioles and San Diego Padres, would take over a spot filled previously by Juan Uribe, now with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and World Series Most Valuable Player Edgar Renteria. Tejada, 36, batted .269 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 71 RBIs between his two clubs in 2010. He spent the first seven of his 14 major league seasons across San Francisco Bay as a fan favorite with the Oakland Athletics. The Padres declined to offer salary arbitration last week.

Dodgers: A judge declared an impasse over efforts to settle who owns the team after a bitter divorce between the couple who bought the team six years ago. Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman had given both sides more than a week to accept a settlement proposal, which was kept confidential. Lichtman declared an impasse and reported it to Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon, who presided over an 11-day trial that centered on whether a postnuptial marital agreement is valid, said court spokeswoman Patricia Kelly. Attorney Marc Seltzer, who represents Frank McCourt, said in a statement that his client accepted the proposal by Lichtman. An impasse occurs when two sides cannot reach an agreement, which likely means Pikesville native Jamie McCourt rejected the proposal, Seltzer said.

Phillies: Pitcher Jamie Moyer, a former Oriole, will undergo Tommy John elbow reconstruction today and hopes to return in 2012. Moyer, 48, hurt his left elbow while pitching in July and aggravated the injury while playing winter ball. The injury typically requires 12 to 18 months of recovery time. "We are cautiously optimistic superman will make a comeback," Moyer and his wife wrote on the Facebook page for the Moyer Foundation.

Et cetera

Capitals trade Fleischmann for Avs defenseman Hannan

The Washington Capitals acquired 31-year-old defenseman Scott Hannan from the Colorado Avalanche for forward Tomas Fleischmann. Hannan, known as a stay-at-home blue-line specialist, is in his 12th NHL season, most with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted him in the first round in 1997. He joined Colorado as a free agent in 2007, signing a four-year, $18 million contract that expires after this season. Fleischmann has four goals and six assists this season, his sixth in the NHL, all with Washington. He scored a career-high 23 goals in 2009-10.

Good Works: The Ravens honored three volunteers as Community Quarterback Award recipients: Colleen McCarrick of Valley Theatre Inc., Perry Savoy of the Y of Central Maryland and Paul Schafer of The P.J. Schafer Memorial Fund.

—From Sun staff and news services

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