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Morgan's Jackson selected to All-MEAC men's basketball first team

Men's college basketball

Morgan's Jackson selected to All-MEAC first team

Morgan State sophomore forward Dewayne Jackson was named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team. Bears junior forward Kevin Thompson (Walbrook), Coppin State junior guard Michael Harper and UMES junior guard Hillary Haley made the second team. Morgan State guard-forward Justin Black made the All-Rookie team.

More honors: Seton Hill guard Matt Miller (Mount St. Joseph) was named Freshman of the Year in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. … Loyola junior guard J'hared Hall was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year.

Women's college basketball

Loyola's Sheahin, Coppin's Carter get conference awards

Loyola sophomore guard Katie Sheahin was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.

More honors: Coppin State freshman forward Larrisa Carter was named MEAC Rookie of the Year. Morgan State senior guard Brittany Dodson and UMES senior guard Casey Morton made All-MEAC second team. … Former Terp Drey Mingo made the go-ahead layup with one minute left, helping seventh-seeded Purdue escape with a 66-62 victory over 10th-seeded Indiana in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament; Mingo had 21 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

More colleges

Banks' 4 goals not enough; Ferrum routs Hood women

Julia Banks (Francis Scott Key) had a career-high four goals in a losing effort as host Hood (1-3) fell, 22-6, to Ferrum (2-0-1) in women's lacrosse. In the first half, Banks traded goals with the Panthers to keep the Blazers within one before Ferrum reeled off six straight for an 11-3 edge.

Women's gymnastics: Towson freshman Alexa Davis was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Rookie of the Week; junior Avis Hixon earned ECAC Specialist of the Week.


Report: Ex-Wisconsin tackle VandenHeuvel signed

The Ravens reportedly signed little-known offensive tackle Eric VandenHeuvel after a workout Thursday, but the team has yet to confirm the move. VandenHeuvel has been out of football for the past two years. He declined an invitation to the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine, saying he'd decided to quit football. Draft experts had projected him to be a fifth- or sixth-round pick in 2009. Listed at 6 feet 8, 324 pounds, VandenHeuvel was a three-year starter at right tackle for Wisconsin. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention after his senior season.

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Former Rams safety Atogwe signed by Redskins

The Washington Redskins signed former St. Louis Rams safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who has spent the past six seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He started 15 games last season. His combined 44 forced fumbles and interceptions since the start of 2006 are the most in the NFL.

NBA: The tendinitis in the right knee of Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis has worsened, forcing him to contemplate surgery that will likely end his season, The Washington Post reported. Lewis hinted three weeks ago that "surgery is an option," but having his knee scoped is slowly becoming the preferred choice. Lewis' agent, Tony Dutt, discussed alternatives Thursday with president Ernie Grunfeld, the team's medical staff and the training staff.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed forward Blake Brettschneider, the 21st selection in the supplemental draft from South Carolina.

NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Braden Holtby from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

—From Sun staff and news services

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