Bayhawks make trade to bring Peyser home
The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired Major League Lacrosse standout and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Stephen Peyser on Tuesday in a trade with the Ohio Machine. The Machine will receive the Bayhawks' 2015 second-round college draft pick as well as their 2015 first-round supplemental draft pick. Peyser, a six-year veteran in the league, has played in a total of 70 games, scoring 103 goals and assisting on 18. Peyser, 6 feet 2, played 13 games for the New York Lizards, scoring 13 goals and adding two assists. Peyser was named an MLL All-Star and received All-MLL honors in 2011. He was traded to the Machine in November. Dave Cottle Peyser was recently named to the 52-man U.S. men's national team training roster to compete at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. Peyser, the fourth overall pick in the 2008 MLL college draft, was also a member of the U.S. men's national team that won the 2010 FIL World title.
College women: Loyola Maryland All-America senior Marlee Paton was selected as a semifinalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award given to one college and one professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others. Paton is the lone lacrosse player among the 36 college student-athletes to be honored. Paton was the 2012 Big East Midfielder of the Year.
Youth: The Stevenson men's coaching staff will host a free clinic Jan. 25, for boys ages 8-13 at Mustang Stadium on the Owing Mills campus from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tim Puls at 443-352-4298.
Roberts finalizes 1-year contract with Yankees
Former Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts signed a one-year major league deal with the New York Yankees on Tuesday. The Yankees and Roberts agreed to terms Dec. 17. New York is replacing All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano, who signed a $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. Roberts, 36, a two-time All-Star, is not considered an everyday player but in a possible platoon with Kelly Johnson and others vying to fill Cano's spot, he could offer a decent return on the team's $2 million investment. In his prime, Roberts was a spark plug as a leadoff man for the Orioles and a standout defender. But injuries limited him to 192 of a possible 648 games over the past four seasons.
Byner to interview for a Redskins coaching position
The Washington Redskins are expected to interview former Ravens and Redskins running back Earnest Byner for the vacant running backs coach job on new coach Jay Gruden's coaching staff, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. As a player, Byner was selected as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins and was the first player inducted into the Ravens' Ring of Honor. Byner served as the Redskins running backs coach from 2004 to 2007 and then held the same position with the Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and most recently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If hired, Byner would replace longtime Mike Shanahan assistant Bobby Turner and inherit a running back unit led by top-10 rusher Alfred Morris.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
Brigance Brigade to hold family fun run for ALS
The Brigance Brigade Foundation, an organization that supports amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and their families, will hold a 5.7K family fun run April 5 in Canton. Proceeds will go toward furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which was created by former Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS. O.J. Brigance, the Ravens' senior adviser to player development, was diagnosed with the motor neuron disease in 2007. In honor of Brigance's jersey number (57), the event will feature a timed 5.7K run, as well as a 1-mile run/walk, and a kids' fun run. Additional information is available online at BriganceBrigade.org or by calling 410-878-2030.
Cal Sr. honors for Murray, Kinugasa and Hurley Sr.
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation announced its honorees for its 10th annual Aspire Gala, which will include baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray; Japan's "Iron Man" Sachio Kinugasa; and longtime basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. The honorees will be recognized at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on Feb. 21. Murray and Kinugasa will receive the Aspire Award; Hurley will be presented with the Cal Sr. Award. Each honoree is being recognized for his work to make a difference in the lives of others.
Arenacross: 2013 two-time Loretta Lynn's National Champion (250 B and 450 B Limited) Aaron Plessinger captured an overall podium finish in his first-ever event in the Arenacross Class at the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross Series on Saturday at Baltimore Arena. In Main Event 1, Plessinger topped several veterans, including two-time Arenacross champion Tyler Bowers. One night after finishing on the Arenacross Class podium in his first career race, Plessinger emerged victorious to make history as the first Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross competitor to take an overall victory, according to AMSOIL Arenacross.
College track and field: Maryland junior Thea LaFond was named Atlantic Coast Conference women's indoor Performer of the Week and was honored as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Division I Female Athlete of the Week after last weekend's Penn State Relays. LaFond opened the event with a triple jump of 42 feet, 2 inches (12.85 meters), best in the nation among college athletes this year. The ACC defending indoor pentathlon champion then delivered a mark of 5-111/4 (1.81 meters) in the high jump that tied for the early-season top mark in Division I. ... Navy senior weight thrower Derrick Petett was named Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United traded home-grown defender and former Terp Ethan White and the top spot in the allocation ranking to the Philadelphia Union for defender Jeff Parke and the No. 6 spot in the allocation ranking. The team also moved Dejan Jakovic to Japan's J.League Division I on a permanent transfer.