Minnesota's McNeil arrested on domestic assault charges

Minnesota suspended Baltimorean Daquein McNeil indefinitely Tuesday after he allegedly was involved in a domestic violence incident. McNeil, a sophomore guard, remained in the Hennepin County jail early Tuesday without bail after he was booked on probable cause Monday night. Minneapolis Police records indicated that a woman, who identified herself as McNeil's girlfriend, said he physically assaulted her after an argument. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. "We are currently gathering information and cooperating with the authorities. This athletics department values respect and positively impacting the lives of others and will not tolerate any form of domestic assault from its staff or student-athletes," Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said in a statement. McNeil, the second guard off the bench for the Gophers, is averaging 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists this season. He starred for Carver as a freshman and fared well with Nike Baltimore Elite on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit, then left East Baltimore after his freshman year to play at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River.

Honors: Bowie State freshman guard Ahmaad Wilson (Randallstown) was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. The Bulldogs' Darrell Brooks was honored as Coach of the Week.


Women's college basketball

Funk gets 500th victory as Johns Hopkins coach


With a 78-61 women's basketball victory over visiting Franklin & Marshall on Tuesday night, Nancy Funk earned her 500th win as coach of Johns Hopkins. Funk, who is in her 29th season with the Blue Jays, improved her record to 500-231 since taking over at the school. Her overall record is 626-320. Hopkins improved to 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Centennial Conference; the Diplomats fell to 0-5 and 0-3.

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Hopkins' Longo, Margraff win Centennial honors

Senior defensive end Michael Longo was named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading Johns Hopkins in tackles for loss (13.5) and sacks (10). Jim Margraff earned Coach of the Year honors for the third time in four years, after guiding the Blue Jays to a school-record 11 wins thus far with a sixth straight Centennial Conference title and four consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III playoffs. He became the winningest college football coach in Maryland history earlier this season.

Towson football: Towson senior defensive end Ryan Delaire, senior cornerback Tye Smith, sophomore running back Darius Victor and senior return specialist Derrick Joseph were selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team. Delaire finished the regular season ranked second in the conference in sacks with 11 and is a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award. Smith finished his career with 312 tackles for the fifth most in program history. Victor led the league with 1,305 yards and ranks eighth in the program all time with 1,934 career rushing yards. Joseph led the league with 1,008 combined kick-return and punt-return yards. Junior punt returner Donnell Lewis was named to the second team, while senior defensive tackle Jon Desir received third-team honors.

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More football: Bucknell sophomore running back C.J. Williams (Calvert Hall) was named to the All-Patriot League second team. ... Maryland backup quarterback Caleb Rowe, linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (Towson), and offensive linemen Stephen Grommer and Evan Mulrooney were invited to the Blair House Thanksgiving reception Thursday to teach American football to foreign diplomats.

Women's bowling: UMES signed Haley Cummings of Dayton, Ohio, and Jacqueline Rhoda of Portage, Ind.

Women's soccer: UMBC junior back Nikki Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) has been selected to the Academic All-America Division I first team. Boretti was one of three members of the first team with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Swimming and diving: Navy's women finished second out of 12 teams with 1,284 points in Rutgers' Frank Elm Invite last weekend. Charlotte Meyer set a Navy record by finishing second in the 400 individual medley in 4 minutes, 19.65 seconds. Navy's men came in sixth place in the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Cup in North Carolina. Tom Duvall placed in the top five in the 200 and 500 freestyle with his runner-up time of 1:36.69 in the 200 just 0.25 of a second behind the winner. ... St. Mary's junior Grant Burgess (Fallston) was named the CAC Men's Swimming Athlete of the Week, while Seahawks senior Brooke Raab (Hereford) received CAC Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week honors.

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D.C. mayor-elect wants new stadium, name for Redskins


D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser said Tuesday that she could be interested in luring the Redskins back to Washington but that she said she believes the team needs "a fresh start" with a new name. "People love this team, and they want them back in Washington," Bowser said on ESPN 980. "And so what's important to us is that in any bill we have that involves our land, is that we work with the owners but make sure we can come together with terms that are favorable to the residents of the District of Columbia. And the site at RFK is obviously a good site for a stadium." Asked whether the name could scuttle a potential return, Bowser said it's too early to speculate, but that "when the time comes, I think we put it on the table."

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Varsity football: The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Calvert Hall on Dec. 2 to select wide receiver Lawrence Cager to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Calvert Hall will honor Lawrence before his teammates, classmates, fans and family during a stop in the media center.

Running: Broadneck graduate Matthew Llano, 26, outraced U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman to win the Gatorade San Jose Half Marathon on Sunday in Costa Rica. Llano crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 5 minutes, ahead of Hall's 1:06:13 second-place finish and Abdirahman's 1:08:08 for third.

Golf: Baltimore's Classic Five will host their 19th annual Turkey Shoot outings on Thanksgiving morning at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park golf courses. The outings will begin at 8:30 a.m. with shotgun starts. The registration fee, which includes a buffet breakfast, greens and cart fees, contests and prizes, is $59 at Pine Ridge, $48 at Mount Pleasant, $45 at Forest Park and $55 at Clifton Park. Golfers can register by visiting or calling any of the respective golf course pro shops. For more information, go to Classic5Golf.com.

Youth gymnastics: Thousands of gymnasts from levels 3 to 10 will compete in the Christmas on the Chesapeake Gymnastics Invitational from Dec. 12 to 14 at the Baltimore Convention Center. For information, go to mdgymnasticsparents.com/cotcmeet.

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