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Digest (Dec. 20): Towson men's basketball streak halted after 10 wins

Towson's 10-game winning streak was halted by host Oakland, 97-86, in Rochester, Minn., on Wednesday night. The Tigers (10-2) fell behind 52-34 in the first half. Zane Martin led Towson with 22 points and Jordan McNeil added 18. The Tigers' Mike Morsell chipped in 17 points and Alex Thomas contributed seven rebounds. The Golden Grizzlies' Kendrick Nunn led all scorers with 31 points, and Jalen Hayes had 25 points and 10 rebounds for Oakland (7-5). ... Cameron Lard tied a career high with 15 points and Donovan Jackson had 12 as host Iowa State (9-2) won 55-49 over UMES (3-10). Nick Weiler-Babb had seven points, 12 rebounds and six assists for Iowa State. ... Teddy Allen scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 10 West Virginia (10-1) won 77-38 over Coppin State (0-12). ... Tre' Thomas (Baltimore City CC) led Coppin State with nine points.

Women's basketball: Hannah Fenske scored a game-high 21 points to lead Navy (10-1) to a 79-47 victory over host Long Island-Brooklyn. ... Kalamazoo held off a rally by Washington College for a 62-59 win at the Cruzin' Classic in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Caitlyn Clark led the Shorewomen (4-6) with a career-high 19 points.

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Australian forward Walkerback on Capitals' roster

Forward Nathan Walker is back in the Capitals organization after Washington reclaimed him off waivers Wednesday afternoon. He will join the team in Glendale, Ariz., before the Capitals' game against the Coyotes on Friday night. The Australia native was waived by Washington earlier this month when the organization intended to send him down to the American Hockey League. He was then claimed by the Oilers, but when Edmonton waived Walker after he appeared in just two games, Washington had the opportunity to get the speedy 2014 third-round draft pick back into the organization. The NHL's holiday roster freeze has already gone into effect, and though Walker was placed on waivers before the freeze, he can't be sent down to the AHL until after the freeze is over next Thursday at 12:01 a.m. It's unclear whether the Capitals still intend to reassign Walker at that point, but unless another team put in a claim on him during this most recent 24-hour waivers period, Walker shouldn't need waivers again until he has been in the NHL for 30 days or played 10 games. Walker made the team out of training camp, a feel-good story as he became the first Australian to play in the NHL. He scored a goal in his debut but struggled to get consistent playing time as he was beat out by other forwards as Washington's lineup got healthier. He appeared in just seven games before the Capitals waived him, and the coaching staff's apparent lack of trust in him killing penalties also hurt his cause.

— Isabelle Khurshudyan, The Washington Post

Nationals: A person familiar with negotiations says the Washington Nationals have agreed to terms in principle on a one-year, $4 million contract with first baseman Matt Adams, a deal pending a successful physical. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team had not made an announcement. The 29-year-old figures to replace Adam Lind, who became a free agent after the Nationals declined to exercise a 2018 option in his contract. Adams hit .274 last season with 20 home runs and 65 RBIs with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. He is a career .271 hitter in six major league seasons.

Women's college soccer: Maryland native Julia Gray will join Loyola Maryland in the spring after transferring from Providence. Gray was a freshman defender on the Friars' team that reached the Big East Conference semifinals in 2017 after compiling a 10-8-2 overall record and 5-3-1 mark in league play. She was a four-time All-Calvert County honoree from 2013 to 2016 during a standout career at Northern.

Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation will host a series of scramble golf outings this winter, beginning with the Frostbite Scramble on Saturday at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. The Frostbite Scramble will be played using the 18-hole scramble format, featuring a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Other scrambles planned this winter are: Chilly Willy Scramble, Jan. 20 at Pine Ridge Golf Course; It's Not Summer Scramble, Feb. 10 at Mount Pleasant Golf Course; Jack Frost Scramble, March 3 at Pine Ridge Golf Course; and Superintendent's Revenge Scramble, March 24 at Forest Park Golf Course. To register online or for more information, go to classic5golf.com.

From Sun staff and news services

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