Training-camp site being moved to Richmond
The Washington Redskins will move their August training camp from Ashburn, Va., to Richmond beginning in 2013, people with knowledge of the situation told The Washington Post on Wednesday. As part of the deal, a $30 million expansion will be coming to the team's Loudoun County facility, where the Redskins' corporate headquarters will remain. The state is kicking in $4 million to help fund the expansion, the sources said. Club officials, including coach Mike Shanahan, have expressed a desire to move the annual camp away from the team's regular-season training facility. They have had talks with Washington Mayor Vincent Gray about finding a facility in the district and had spoken with Prince George's County representatives about a site in Bowie.
—Anita Kumar and Mark Maske,
The Washington Post
Loyola's Lusby claimed by Charlotte Hounds
Eric Lusby, the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA men's tournament, agreed to join the Charlotte Hounds less than 10 days after leading Loyola to its first national title. Lusby (Severna Park) set the NCAA tournament single-season scoring record with 17 goals in four games, tallying at least three in each as Loyola defeated Canisius, Denver, Notre Dame and Maryland.
Capitals choose not to re-sign veteran Knuble
After three seasons in Washington, Mike Knuble won't be back with the Capitals. Knuble said he was informed by general manager George McPhee that the Capitals will not re-sign him for the 2012-13 season. The veteran wing is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Knuble, who turns 40 on July 4, has said numerous times that he would like to continue playing but knows that his future rests in whatever the free-agent market holds this summer. After spending his first two seasons in Washington as a first- or second-line forward, he spent much of this season on the fourth line and finished the season with six goals and 18 points, failing to record 20 goals in the regular season for the first time since 2001-02.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post
Annapolis' Stickler commits to Morehead
Jourdan Stickler, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard from Annapolis, has committed to Morehead State. He received the scholarship offer Tuesday on his official visit to the school and committed on the spot. "It feels like a weight is lifted off my shoulders. I feel great right now," Stickler said. "I had a lot of people like [coach] Eric Elston and my parents. They kept telling me to push through. Good things will happen. God will bless you, and he did. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I think it did." Stickler, who transferred to Annapolis from Oak Hill (Va.) for his senior year and averaged 25.6 points and 8.1 rebounds, is joining an Eagles team that went 18-15 last season and finished 10-6 in conference.
To read Matt Bracken's full blog post, go to baltimoresun.com/recruitingreport.
Original Senator and UM alum Hal Keller dead at 84
Hal Keller, a Maryland alumnus from Middletown who played parts of three seasons for the original Washington Senators and returned as farm director of the expansion Senators during the 1960s, died after a long illness Tuesday at his home in Sequim, Wash. He was 84. Keller, the brother of five-time All-Star Charlie "King Kong" Keller, later served as general manager of the Seattle Mariners and as a scout for the California Angels, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. He is widely credited with having introduced the radar gun to baseball scouting in the early 1970s.
—Dave Sheinin, The Washington Post
Men's soccer: Rookie Antoine Hoppenot scored less than two minutes into extra time as D.C. United lost, 2-1, to the Philadelphia Union in the U.S. Open Cup's round of 16 Tuesday night before an announced 3,276 in Boyds. "We've been asking for this loss," said United coach Ben Olsen, after his team, 8-3-4 in Major League Soccer play, lost to a Philadelphia team that is 2-7-2. "We've got to realize that's not a good enough performance. Too many guys were on their own page. We were cute all over the field. We thought it was going to be enough to step out here and beat a team because they're a little down on their luck."
Men's rugby: Rocky Gorge Rugby Club of Columbia beat Wisconsin, 37-26, in Glendale, Colo., on Sunday for the USA Rugby Men's Club Division II national championship. Rocky Gorge defeated Santa Rosa, 25-17, in the semifinals.
College football: Navy's game against Army on Dec. 8 will start at 3 p.m.
Men's college track and field: Mount St. Mary's senior Tom FitzSimons is in 17th place after the first day of the decathlon and Navy sophomore Zack Duncavage placed 16th in the discus at the NCAA championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Coppin State junior Jibri Victorian was eighth in his heat, and 23rd overall, in the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles.
Men's college lacrosse: St. Mary's senior long-stick midfielder Peter Windsor (St. Paul's) was named Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the Capital Athletic Conference.
Women's college rowing: Colby senior Caroline Riina (Roland Park) was chosen to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division III All-America second team and the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference team.
—From Sun staff and news services