College Basketball

Digest: Lyles' 31 points help UMBC men edge Northern Kentucky, 76-75

Jairus Lyles broke the 12th tie with a short bank shot with 1:32 to play, giving him 31 points, and the UMBC men's basketball team edged visiting Northern Kentucky, 76-75, on Sunday. There were 13 lead changes in the game, which was tied at 43 at the half, and the biggest lead was six points. Joe Sherburne had 11 points and Jourdan Grant (Archbishop Spalding) 10 for the Retrievers (8-5). Drew McDonald had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Norse (7-4).



Strasburg might skip future All-Star games

Stephen Strasburg is not so sure he wants to be an All-Star ever again. The Washington Nationals right-hander said Sunday that he is sure a change in routine for that event last season contributed to an arm injury that landed him on the disabled list, so he might just skip future Midsummer Classics. The Nationals are hosting the 2018 edition. "I mean, I think I felt like, at the All-Star break, it was a tough situation. Might have to rethink about if I'm going to actually pitch or not pitch in an All-Star Game — whether I'll actually go altogether," Strasburg said at the team's annual fan festival. "That was the issue I felt like was the reason why I got hurt." His 2017 invitation to Miami was his third career All-Star selection. He didn't appear in the game, but he still was thrown off, Strasburg said, and he left his second start after the break after only two innings. He went on the DL for a little more than three weeks with a nerve problem in his pitching elbow. "You're asked to throw, potentially pitch — maybe not — but not have any access or ability to really stick to your routine. Once that's over, it's like right back into it: bullpen, day off, game," Strasburg said. "I just know that little lapse, for whatever reason, it pushed me back a bit. It started making my arm hurt. My arm felt good before that, then it was, like, after that, it just didn't feel right." He went 15-4 with a 2.52 ERA in 2017, finishing third in voting for the National League Cy Young Award.


Women's college basketball: Caroline Hummell scored a game-high 26 points, but host Mount St. Mary's fell, 75-67, to Gardner-Webb (8-2). Juliette Lawless added 15 points and six assists for the Mountaineers (2-8).

Varsity football: Broadneck quarterback Shane Davis was awarded the Rhodes Trophy as Most Outstanding Player in Anne Arundel County. St. Mary's defensive end Timber Berzins was named winner of the Al Laramore Memorial Award as the county's Most Outstanding Lineman. Davis and Berzins will be honored at the 64th annual Touchdown Club of Annapolis awards banquet, held Feb. 15 at the DoubleTree Hotel.

— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Horse racing: Nassau CC Stables' Bass River Road, a 6-year-old gelding trained by Rudy Rodriguez, remained unbeaten this year with a three-quarter-length victory in Laurel Park's fourth race, a $25,000 starter allowance for 3-year-olds and up. Bass River Road ($3.60) was given clear run three wide by jockey Feargal Lynch and edged clear of Fortuitous Path past the eighth pole to hit the wire in 1 minute, 24.25 seconds for 7 furlongs. Lynch enjoyed a four-win afternoon, riding Emma'sdiamonddiva ($7.40) in the first race, Bass River Road ($3.60) in the fourth, More Than Treasure ($4.20) in the seventh and Rare Eagle ($6.20) in the ninth. He moved into second place in the fall meet standings with 36 wins, one ahead of Sheldon Russell. Jevian Toledo, who had one winner Sunday, is first with 57. The fall meet runs through Dec. 31. ...The final Monday program of Laurel's fall meet will offer carryovers in both the 20-cent Rainbow 6 ($10,839.18) and $1 Super Hi-5 ($694.87). Post time for the first of nine races is 12:30 p.m.