Bohemians name Quaranta new coach
The Baltimore Bohemians hired former U.S. international Santino Quaranta as coach of the USL Premier Development League squad. "I look forward to building a winning squad that Baltimore can be proud to call its own," said Quaranta, who attended Archbishop Curley and is co-founder, technical director and vice president of Pipeline Soccer Club, a youth club based in the Baltimore area. As a player, the Baltimore native spent 11 seasons in Major League Soccer, his time split between D.C. United, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls. With D.C., Quaranta won the MLS Cup in 2004 and the US Open Cup in 2008. He earned 15 caps for the U.S. national team and was a member of the Gold Cup-winning U.S. squad in 2005.
Major Indoor Soccer League: Machel Millwood, formerly of the Blast, was named Player of the Week after his five-point night helped the Syracuse Silver Knights clinch their first playoff berth with a victory against the Rochester Lancers.
10-week spring schedule to have purses worth $4.68M
The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2014 Pimlico Race Course spring stakes schedule at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The headline event of the 10-week meeting is the 139th running on May 17 of the $1.5 million Preakness, the middle jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. The marquee meet of the Maryland racing season will feature 25 stakes races and have purses totaling $4,680,000.Pimlico will debut a $100,000 trainer bonus on Preakness weekend; trainers will earn points based on finishes in 15 stakes races May 16-17.
Thomas to be honored by Terps on March 2
Alyssa Thomaswill have her name and number honored in the rafters at Comcast Center immediately after the Terps' game against Virginia Tech on March 2, which is Senior Day. Thomas, a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, will be the ninth Terp to be honored, joining Marissa Coleman, Shay Doron, Laura Harper, Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver. The jerseys of Vicky Bullett, Tara Heiss and Jasmina Perazic are all retired. "This is such a surprise and an honor for me," Thomas said. "To be in the rafters with so many great players is amazing. I just want to thank my teammates and all the people that have supported me for so long. None of this would happen if it weren't for them."
More women's basketball: Allie Appleby (C. Milton Wright) totaled six points by making a 3-pointer to force overtime and another 3 to win the game as host Hood (6-18, 3-14 Commonwealth Conference) won, 66-63, over Alvernia (8-16, 4-13). The Blazers ended a seven-game losing streak. Appleby made the game-tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left in regulation and the game-winner with three seconds left in overtime. ... Kayla Kelly (Centennial) and Kyarra Harmon each scored 17 points, but host Stevenson (13-10, 11-5 Commonwealth) lost, 72-66, to Elizabethtown (18-4, 12-4).
Men's basketball: Alfonzo Hawkins (City) scored 15 points to lead host Stevenson (17-7, 12-5 Commonwealth Conference) to a 65-51 victory over Elizabethtown (8-16, 5-12). ... Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) and Justin Bowers each scored 20 points, but host Hood (16-8, 10-7 Commonwealth) lost, 76-72, to Alvernia (16-7, 12-5).
Men's lacrosse: Gordy Long (St. Paul's) and Matt Tarrant each scored three goals to power St. Mary's (1-0), ranked 18th in Division III, to a 12-8 win over Roanoke (0-1), ranked No. 8. ... Washington College was picked to finish second in the Centennial Conference behind defending champion Dickinson in the preseason coaches poll. McDaniel was picked to finish seventh.
Women's lacrosse: No. 12 Navy (3-0) rolled to a 19-3 victory over visiting Liberty (0-3). The Mids had 11 assists, caused 11 turnovers and allowed just 11 shots. Navy junior attacker Loren Generi had three goals and six assists. Senior attacker Aimee Gennaro extended her consecutive games with a goal to 19 with a four-goal performance. Junior goalkeeper Annie Foky recorded four saves on six chances in 50:36 minutes to improve to 3-0. ... Loyola Maryland junior Hannah Schmitt, redshirt junior Taryn VanThof, sophomore Molly Wolf (Bryn Mawr) and freshman Bailey Mathis were named the Patriot League's offensive player, midfielder, defensive player and rookie of the week, respectively.
Indoor track and field: UMBC freshman Mercedes Tillman was named the America East Track Performer of the Week and sophomore Nneoma Edokobi earned Field Performer of the Week.
Baseball: Towson freshman left-hander Bruce Zimmermann (Loyola) was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. ... Maryland's home game against Rider, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been rescheduled for March 5 at 6 p.m. The game was postponed because of significant snow accumulation on the field.
Softball: UMBC freshman outfielder Jaclyn Buckley was named America East Rookie of the Week.
Cornerback Hall agrees to new deal with Redskins
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he has agreed to a contract to remain with the Washington Redskins. The deal, which also was confirmed by two other people familiar with the negotiations, will keep Hall with the Redskins and off the free-agent market next month. Hall's deal is for an additional four seasons, and is expected to pay him an average of $4 million per season, one person with knowledge of the situation said. Hall, 30, led the team in interceptions and defensive touchdowns last season.
—Mike Jones and Mark Maske, The Washington Post
Mascots: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's annual "Meet the Mascots" program will be Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The family-oriented program will include a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of being a mascot, the rewards and hazards of the job and the training involved. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the Ravens' real-life birds, Rise and Conquer, courtesy of the Maryland Zoo, and to interact with mascots from local teams.