Kyle Thomas (Milford Mill) matched his career-high with 19 points to lead visiting Morgan State (6-10, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 62-59 victory over Florida A&M (4-12, 2-1) on Tuesday night. The Bears' third straight victory gave them a 3-0 MEAC record for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Thomas went 6-for-15, including 3-for-7 from beyond the arc, and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line. Phillip Carr added 16 points for Morgan State, which took the lead for good, 9-8, on a layup by Thomas with 14:18 left in the first half. The Bears' biggest lead, 29-15, came on a free throw by Martez Cameron with 2:46 left in the first half.
More men's college basketball: Carr was selected Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week. … McDaniel senior center Kevin Yrizarry was picked Centennial Conference Player of the Week. … Salisbury senior guard Justin Witmer was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Women's college basketball: Loyola Maryland freshman guard Stephanie Karcz was selected Patriot League Rookie of the Week. … Bowie State freshman forward Kyaja Williams (Western) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Rookie of the Week. … Stevenson senior forward Sara Tarbert was selected as Mid-Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Week and Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Week.
Men's college lacrosse: Maryland named Zack Schroeder director of lacrosse operations. Schroeder was a long-stick midfielder at Navy from 2007 to 2010. ... Gettysburg named former Chesapeake Bayhawks goalie T.C. DiBartolo (Mount St. Mary's, Archbishop Spalding) men's assistant coach.
Men's college indoor track and field: Navy freshman distance runner Jake Shewbert was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
Women's college hockey: Stevenson junior Chelsea Blackburn was named Colonial Hockey Conference Player of the Week and sophomore Caitie Darosa received honorable mention.
Men's college volleyball: A year after winning the program's first conference title, Stevenson was picked in the preseason poll of coaches to repeat as Continental Volleyball Conference champion.
A DeMatha transfer, Patterson sophomore guard Marvin Price said it took him a little time to adjust to his first tough road game in the Baltimore City league
Smoot leads No. 12 Glen Burnie past Broadneck
No. 12 Glen Burnie (11-0) used a 22-8 run in the third quarter to pull away for a 63-40 victory over host Broadneck (4-7). Troy Smoot scored a game-high 21 points and Dayvon Cuffey had 20 points for the Gophers, who will host Old Mill (10-0) at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
More boys: Mahzi Thames scored a game-high 23 points to lead Meade (8-3) to a 63-52 victory against host Arundel (8-3).
Girls: Chyna Latimer scored a game-high 27 points to lift visiting No. 11 Patterson Mill (9-1) to a 60-50 win over Elkton (8-2). ... Visiting Edgewood (4-4) emerged with a 57-51 victory against North Harford (1-8) behind 32 points from Breanna Humbles.
Ovechkin, Holtby named to Metropolitan All-Star team
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and goaltender Braden Holtby will spending the NHL All-Star break in Los Angeles later this month after both were named to the Metropolitan Division team. Ovechkin has been selected for the All-Star Game eight times, but a nagging lower-back injury kept him out of last year's game. He also didn't play in the 2011-12 game. Holtby played in the All-Star Game for the first time last season. The format of the game will be a three-game tournament with four teams (one for each division), each game being 20 minutes of three-on-three. The Metropolitan Division team lost its first and only game last season. Ovechkin has 19 goals and 14 assists this season, and he's one short of his 1,000th career point. The Capitals captain has 544 goals and 455 assists for his career. In the five All-Star Games he's played in, Ovechkin has scored five goals and six assists. Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals since 2001-02 despite beginning his NHL career in 2005, and he's first in franchise history in goals (544), points (999), power-play goals (202) and game-winning goals (94). The reigning Vezina Trophy winner after tying an NHL record with 48 wins last season, Holtby has a 19-8-4 record this season with a .931 save percentage and a 1.90 goals-against average. Coming off back-to-back shutouts for the first time in his career, Holtby was named the NHL's "Third Star" of the week. He has five shutouts this season, two more than he had overall last season. Holtby is ranked third in the league in save percentage and second in goals-against average, backstopping a team that's the stingiest in the league with 2.00 goals-against per game. Capitals trainer Greg Smith was named the Eastern Conference's trainer.
More NHL: The Capitals reassigned forwards Paul Carey and Liam O'Brien to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, which likely means good news for forward T.J. Oshie. The transactions leave Washington with the minimum of 12 forwards, indicating that Oshie, who missed Monday's game with an undisclosed upper-body injury, could be back in the lineup tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
—Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post
Men's soccer: For the second straight year, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss the U.S. national team's camp because of a knee injury suffered during offseason workouts. Hamid aggravated an injury to his right knee, the one that required surgery last year and sidelined him for months. Results of an MRI performed by the U.S. medical staff this week were negative. Hamid will return to Washington for further evaluation. Under the best circumstances, he seems likely to miss the start of United training camp in two weeks. Bruce Arena will open U.S. workouts today with an all-Major League Soccer roster. There are no immediate plans to replace Hamid, leaving four goalies: Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando, San Jose's David Bingham, New York's Luis Robles and Seattle's Stefan Frei.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
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Major Arena Soccer League: Blast defender Pat Healey (Towson University, Calvert Hall) was named to the Team of the Week. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela and forward Tony Donatelli received honorable mention.
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