College lacrosse coaching Hall of Fame's first class includes Dick Edell, Bob Scott, Willis Bilderback

Former lacrosse coach Dick Edell played lacrosse at Towson State and was a head coach at Baltimore (1973-1976), Army (1977-1983) and Maryland (1984-2001). Edell was a two-time national coach of the year and led Maryland to the NCAA championship game in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

Dick Edell, Bob Scott, Willis Bilderback and eight others will be honored as the inaugural class of the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association Hall of Fame on May 28 in Philadelphia. Edell, a Towson State alumnus, coached Maryland from 1984 to 2001, retiring with 282 career college wins, fifth all-time, including stops at Baltimore (1973-1976) and Army (1977-1983). He also coached the Towson freshmen (1969-1970) and Calvert Hall (1971-1973). Scott coached Johns Hopkins, his alma mater, from 1955 to 1974, winning seven national championships and finishing with a 158-55-1 record, and was the school's athletic director from 1973 to 1995. Bilderback coached Navy from 1959 to 1972, compiling a 123-22-1 record and winning eight consecutive U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association national championships. The class also includes Johns Hopkins and St. Paul's alumnus Jim "Ace" Adams (Army, Penn and Virginia), Maryland alumnus Richie Moran (Cornell), Fred Acee (Farmingdale, Air Force), Jack Emmer (Cortland State, Washington & Lee and Army), Richard Garber (Massachusetts), Roy Simmons Jr. (Syracuse), Richard Speckmann (Nassau Community College) and Dave Urick (Hobart and Georgetown).

Major League Lacrosse: Starting after this season, players may relocate to a different market and team if they have been in the league for a minimum of five consecutive seasons and have an expiring contract. If a player leaves for a new team, his previous team will receive compensatory draft selections. The number and value of the picks will be determined by the league.


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Brigance Foundation run/walk is May 1 in Canton


Registration is open for the Brigance Brigade Foundation's third-annual 5.7K Championship Run & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk on May 1. The event, which benefits the foundation's mission to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, will be held at Canton Waterfront Park. In honor of former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance's jersey number (57), the event will include a timed 5.7K run, a 1.57 mile family run/walk, and a Kid's Fun Run for children 8 and under. There will be postrace music, snacks and beverages for purchase, harbor views, vendor tables and tents and a Kid's Fun Zone. The foundation was created by Brigance, a Ravens executive who has ALS, and his wife, Chanda. For more information, go to

NFL: The Washington Redskins have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. A first-round pick of out of Missouri in 2009, Hood, 28, spent five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and since has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears.

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Baseball: Infielder Brendan Ryan has agreed to a minor league contact with the Washington Nationals and will report to big league spring training. Ryan, 33, was with the New York Yankees from September 2013 through last season and previously played for the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals during his nine-year big league career. ... The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with former Orioles left-handed pitcher Wesley Wright on a minor league contract.

NHL: The Washington Capitals' home game against the Anaheim Ducks, originally scheduled for Jan. 22 but postponed because of a winter storm, has been rescheduled for April 10 at 7:30p.m. The Capitals' postponed home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, originally set for Jan. 24, has been moved to March 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Women's soccer: The Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League acquired defender Alyssa Kleiner from the Portland Thorns for defender Katherine Reynolds.

College football: Johns Hopkins was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Team of the Year for the first time. The Blue Jays, who will be honored Feb. 25 in East Rutherford, N.J., were 11-1, won the Centennial Conference championship and reached the second round of the NCAA playoffs. ... Maryland will play a home-and-home series with Charlotte in 2022 and 2023, according to a report by The 49ers were 2-10 in their first season as a full-time Football Bowl Subdivision member last fall. The 49ers started their program in 2013 and play in Conference USA.

Men's college soccer: Salisbury named Alex Hargrove coach. Hargrove played four seasons with the Sea Gulls as a midfielder starting in 2006 and has been an assistant coach for the past six.


Mount St. Mary's: The school will add men's swimming and diving and compete as an independent beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Women's coach Neil Yost will also coach the men. His dual-meet record with the women's team is 53-40.