Digest: Webster, Temple back with Wizards; Maynor joins team


Webster, Temple back; Maynor joins team

With the NBA's moratorium on free-agent signings and trades lifted Wednesday, the Washington Wizards announced three deals. They re-signed forward Martell Webster, signed point guard Eric Maynor and re-signed guard Garrett Temple. Webster, an eight-year veteran, averaged a career-high 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game last season with the Wizards. He appeared in 76 games, starting 62, while leading the team in 3-point field goal percentage (.422) and 3-pointers made with a career-high 139. Maynor, a four-year veteran, averaged 4.5 points and 2.8 assists in 64 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland last season, including 6.9 points and 4.0 assists in 27 games after being traded to the Trail Blazers. Temple, a three-year veteran, averaged career highs of 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 51 games, including 36 starts, for the Wizards last season.


Defenseman Alzner receives 4-year contract extension

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Karl Alzner to a four-year contract extension. He will earn $2.8 million per year from 2013-14 through the 2016-17 season. Alzner, 24, recorded one goal and four assists in 48 games during the 2012-13 season. He ranked third on the Capitals in average ice time per game (20:57) and finished ranked second in blocked shots (85). Alzner has collected 44 points (five goals, 39 assists) and a plus-17 plus/minus rating in 263 career NHL games. The Capitals also re-signed forward Peter LeBlanc to a one-year, two-way contract. LeBlanc, 25, had 12 goals, 18 assists and 19 penalty minutes in 67 games with Hershey and Rockford last season in the American Hockey League.


Louisignau returns to UMBC as soccer assistant

Dan Louisignau has been named an assistant coach for the UMBC men's soccer program. He will work primarily with the UMBC goalkeepers and defense. Louisignau was the 2011 America East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. He was a volunteer assistant for the 2012 America East-champion Retrievers.

Women's volleyball: Bowie State appointed Eriel Jeffery as head coach. Jeffery, a UMES alumnus, has been the team's assistant coach the past four seasons.

Football: Former Navy linebacker Brian Stann was named to Fox Sports South's lineup of announcers for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. Stann, a mixed martial artist with a professional fight record of 12-6, will be an analyst alongside play-by-play man Wes Durham.

Administration: Towson deputy athletic director Tricia Brandenburg, who is serving as interim AD, has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Committee on Institutional Performance, the NCAA Cabinet has announced. The purpose of the program is to provide consolidated data about an institution's athletics department, conference, peer institutions and/or NCAA Division I. The program also provides data in a manner best suited to inform decision-making and promote continuous improvement.

Pimlico Race Course

Totally Thoroughbred show set for Saturday

The Maryland Jockey Club will host the second-annual Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show on the Pimlico Race Course infield on Saturday. The event starts at 9 a.m. Admission is free. The inaugural event, last July, featured nearly 800 entries and raised $16,500 for the official charities. Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale has taken more than 250 entries as of Wednesday morning, including last year's overall champion Houston. The highest-profile horse already entered is multiple Grade 2 winner Mr O'Brien. Now 14, the son of Mukaddamah set a course record while winning the 2004 Dixie Stakes (G2) at Pimlico on Preakness day and also emerged victorious in the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park five months later for trainer Robin Graham. Proceeds from the event will benefit Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue and MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.

Et cetera

Woodstock's Leavitt tied for AJGA Annapolis Junior lead

Jake Leavitt of Woodstock and Connor Messick of Oak Hill, Va., lead the boys division of the AJGA Annapolis Junior golf tournament in Lothian with a two-day total of 5-under-par 139. Lauren Gros of Windermere, Fla., shot a 77 for a two-day total of 3-over 147 to maintain a two-stroke lead in the girls division. Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Annapolis Junior is a 54-hole stroke-play competition played on the par-72 course at Old South Country Club. The event features 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 16 states, Sweden, Argentina, Canada and Australia. The boys division played the course at 6,597 yards while the girls division played the course at 5,974 yards.

WNBA: Epiphanny Prince hit a jump shot with 38.3 seconds left to put the host Sky ahead for good as Chicago defeated the Washington Mystics, 89-85. The Sky (9-4), which has won five of its past six games, was led by Sylvia Fowles with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) led the Mystics (6-7), who had won two straight, with 18 points, and Ivory Latta added 17.

Swimming: The men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay team of Jack Conger (Rockville), Giles Smith (Cockeysville), Derek Toomey and Michael Wynalda placed fourth at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, in a time of 3 minutes, 17.60 seconds. Smith swam the 50 fly in 24.16 seconds but did not advance to the final.

National Women's Soccer League: Adriana Leon scored in the 63rd minute and Ella Masur added a goal in the 71st as the Chicago Red Stars beat the Washington Spirit, 2-0, in Boyds.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United signed 18-year-old D.C. United Academy product and former Wake Forest player Collin Martin. The midfielder from Chevy Chase is the sixth homegrown player in United's history.






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