Bibby receives buyout, hopes to play for contender
The Washington Wizards reached a buyout agreement Monday with Mike Bibby, freeing the veteran guard to attempt to join an NBA contender. The terms were not disclosed, but a person with knowledge of the situation said Bibby sacrificed a "substantial" amount of money for his freedom. The Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and possibly Denver Nuggets are believed to have interest in Bibby, 32, whom the Wizards acquired from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade involving Kirk Hinrich. Mustafa Shakur, who recently completed his second 10-day contract, will be signed for the rest of the season to replace Bibby.
—Michael Lee, The Washington Post
Women's college basketball
Terps earn ACC bye, will open Friday vs. Ga. Tech or Va. Tech
No. 15 Maryland (23-6, 9-5) earned the No. 4 seed and a bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. The Terps will play their opening game Friday against the winner of Thursday's game between No. 5 Georgia Tech (21-9, 9-5) and No.12 Virginia Tech (11-18, 1-13).
More tournament news: Johns Hopkins will make its ninth appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament, drawing Richard Stockton on Friday in Newport News, Va. Host Christopher Newport will play York, Pa.
Honors: Loyola's Miriam McKenzie (Oakland Mills) was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference first team. McKenzie, a 5-10 junior guard, averaged 14.2 points per game, second best in the league. Erica DiClemente and Katie Sheahin were named to the second team. Maryland freshman Alyssa Thomas was named ACC Rookie of the Week. …Navy freshman forward Jade Geif was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Men's college basketball
Terps guard Stoglin repeats as ACC Rookie of the Week
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the second straight week. The freshman averaged 22.5 points and 3.5 assists in two conference games, including a career-high 28 points in Sunday's 87-76 loss at No.19 North Carolina. Stoglin also had 17 points and four assists in the Terps' 78-62 win over visiting Florida State.
Division III tournament: St. Mary's College of Maryland was selected as one of 13 sites hosting four teams for first- and second-round competition in the NCAA tournament. Friday night's first game will pit No. 8 Randolph-Macon against Alvernia at 5:30 p.m.; St. Mary's will take on Medgar Evers at 7:30 p.m.
Loyola's Hagelin honored; No. 2 Virginia routs VMI, 22-6
Two days after holding Towson to two goals, Loyola senior goalkeeper Jake Hagelin (Boys' Latin) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Hagelin made six saves.
More men's honors: Stevenson senior attack Jimmy Dailey (Winters Mill) and Salisbury senior defender Collin Tokosch (Broadneck) were named the Capital Athletic Conference Players of the Week.
Men's game: Twelve different players scored for No. 2 Virginia (4-0), as the Cavaliers routed visiting Virginia Military Institute, 22-6. Steele Stanwick (Loyola) and Chris Bocklet led the way with seven points apiece to help Dom Starsia win his 320th career game, seven away from breaking Jack Emmer's mark (326) for most wins in NCAA Division I.
Women's honors: Navy freshman Aimee Gennaro was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and sophomore Claire Olechowski (St. Mary's) was named Defensive Player of the Week. … Monmouth senior goalie Kirby Mundorf (Seton Keough) was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. … Hofstra freshman midfielder Alex Mezzanotte (John Carroll) was selected as Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. … Salisbury senior goalkeeper Julie Ann Caulfield and St. Mary's senior midfielder Aubrey Mirkin were named CAC Players of the Week.
Cunningham steps down in shuffle at 105.7 The Fan
Baltimore sports talk station 105.7 The Fan unveiled a reshuffled weekday programming lineup, and the biggest change was the absence of Bruce Cunningham. Cunningham, who had been with the station since its debut in 2008, resigned and has been replaced in the early afternoon slot by Bob Haynie. Cunningham said that it was his decision to walk away from his weekday show. "I resigned, pure and simple. I had worked 70 hour weeks for the last two and a half years, and simply wanted my life back," said Cunningham, who is also the weekday sports anchor for Fox 45 (WBFF). Cunningham added that he will have a regular Saturday show on 105.7 The Fan starting March 19, and that he will fill in during the week if needed. "The Norris and Davis Show" with Ed Norris and Steve Davis has been extended an hour and now airs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Ravens: The Ravens will host auditions for their 2011 cheerleading squad on Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Athletic Club. Saturday registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and material will be taught from 10:45 a.m. to noon. Tryouts will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and run from 11 a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday. For information, go to BaltimoreRavens.com/cheerleaders.
Men's college track and field: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior thrower Ja'Mar Watson (Glenelg) was named Liberty League Field Performer of the Week.
—From Sun staff and news services