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No. 2 Terps defeat win field hockey opener

College field hockey

No. 2 Terps defeat No. 20 UNH, 8-4, in opener

The No. 2 Maryland field hockey team cruised past No. 20 New Hampshire, 8-4, in the season opener for both teams in Temple's Conference Cup on Saturday in Philadelphia. Seven Terps scored in the match, with senior Jill Witmer scoring twice. Freshman Mieke Hayn and sophomore Anna Dessoye each added a goal and two assists. Maryland dominated offensively, outshooting the Wildcats 29-11. "We are just really excited about our attack play," Terps coach Missy Meharg said. " I think for opening day we showed our true speed and execution we have and our variety of players up front. Both goalies did a fine job, so we will keep working with that. We had a few breakdowns in our transition to defense in the back third and credit to New Hampshire. They were exceedingly opportunistic." Redshirt junior Brooke Cabrera made her first career start in goal. She played the entire first half and made three saves. Senior Natalie Hunter started and played the second half and notched a save as well.

Men's college basketball

Penn State transfer Graham, Calvert Hall grad, to join Terps

The Maryland men's basketball program has picked up a commitment from Penn State transfer Jon Graham, a source close to the situation confirmed to The Baltimore Sun. Graham, a Calvert Hall graduate, decided to transfer from Penn State after a redshirt sophomore season in which he averaged 1.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward is the son of former Maryland great Ernie Graham. Jon Graham was a two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection. He led the Cardinals to the 2010 Baltimore Catholic League tournament championship, averaging 18points, 10 rebounds and 3.4 blocks as a senior. According to the Washington Post, Maryland will attempt to get an NCAA waiver that would allow Graham to play immediately for the Terps. If the waiver is granted, Graham would join a Maryland big-man rotation that includes sophomore center Shaquille Cleare, sophomore power forward Charles Mitchell and freshman center Damonte Dodd. Graham will be on scholarship at Maryland for the 2013-14 season

Et cetera

Redskins keep White as one of 4 QBs; Pashos released

The Washington Redskins put Pat White on the verge of completing his unlikely comeback to the NFL when they kept him on their roster Saturday as the team's fourth quarterback. The decision to retain White was the biggest attention-grabber as the Redskins made a series of moves to reduce their roster to 53 players, the limit for the regular season, by Saturday's league-wide deadline. The Redskins also kept Evan Royster and Chris Thompson as reserve tailbacks behind starter Alfred Morris and top backup Roy Helu Jr. Thompson's inclusion on the 53-man roster might signal he will be the team's punt returner. The group of players released by the Redskins included veteran tackle Tony Pashos, a former Raven, cornerback Chase Minnifield and former starting safety DeJon Gomes.

Mark Maske, The Washington Post

Major League Soccer: The host New York Red Bulls got goals by Lloyd Sam in the eighth minute and Tim Cahill in the 38th in earning a 2-1 Atlantic Cup victory over D.C. United, which got a goal in the 36th minute by Nick DeLeon.

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