Wizards will be on national TV five times -- but not on Christmas
From Sun staff and news services|
Aug 13, 2015 | 3:12 AM
The Washington Wizards are scheduled to play five games on national television — ESPN or TNT — and will not be in one of the five on Christmas Day. They will play an additional eight games on NBA TV. Both numbers are subject to change, as the NBA can adjust the schedule during the season. In all, the Wizards will play four afternoon games, 19 back-to-back sets (an increase from 18 last season), four games in five nights just once (a drop from four last season), and 18 of their 41 home games on the weekend while the NBA will have an extended eight-day All-Star break for the second straight year. The Wizards begin the 82-game grind on Oct. 28 in Orlando against the Magic and will travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks to close a two-game road trip on Oct. 30. They then head home to host former Wizards center Kevin Seraphin and the New York Knicks on Halloween night in their home opener and the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 4 at Verizon Center.
Maryland outside linebacker Abner Logan suffered a "noncontact injury to his ACL" and will miss the season, football coach Randy Edsall announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Logan, a redshirt junior from Cambridge, Mass., was penciled in as a starter in the Terps' new 4-3 alignment after spending his first three years in College Park as an inside linebacker. Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski said he was "excited" to see Logan back on the field in the new scheme during Monday's media day. Redshirt junior Brock Dean, who has appeared in just one game — last year's opener against James Madison — in his career, is listed as Logan's backup on the depth chart. Redshirt sophomore Jalen Brooks and senior Jefferson Ashiru, a Connecticut transfer, were battling for the starting spot opposite Logan.
For more from Daniel Gallen on Logan, go to baltimoresun.com/terps.
Morgan State college football:Delonta Hall, the Bears' lone representative on the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's preseason first-team defense, pulled his right hamstring this week, and coach Lee Hull said after Wednesday's morning practice that it's unclear when the cornerback, who had 56 tackles and two interceptions in 10 starts last season, will be back on the field. Hall was relegated to riding a stationary bike during practice, but Hull said he expects Hall to play in the season opener at Air Force on Sept. 5.
For more from Edward Lee on Hall, go to baltimoresun.com/collegefootball.
Towson college football: Towson held its first two-a-day workout of preseason camp. The team went through a morning practice in full pads on the grass fields before returning to Johnny Unitas Stadium in shells during the afternoon. "I was pleased with what we did in the morning. They are starting to get sore and they knew it," coach Rob Ambrose said. "It was on a sloppy grass field and they answered the bell." After a few hours off for lunch, treatment and meetings, the team returned to practice in the later afternoon. "I am not real pleased with the afternoon," Ambrose said. "If I told you I was happy with our first two-a-day, I would be the lyingest coach in America."
College administration: Tyler Mariucci was named Maryland's associate athletics director for sports administration and development relations. Mariucci, 30, will be a member of athletic director Kevin Anderson's senior leadership staff and also serve as the sport supervisor for women's basketball, baseball, field hockey, wrestling, women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's outdoor track & field, women's cross country, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field and women's tennis.
Men's college soccer: Senior defender Derek Vogel has been selected as Navy's captain. ... CCBC-Essex is ranked 11th nationally, according to preseason polls by the National Junior College Athletic Association and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
College tennis: Coppin State has named Will Riley men's and women's coach. He spent the past 23 years at Stillman, compiling an 818-316 record.
National Women's Soccer League: Lynn Williams scored the equalizer in the 90th minute on a rebound as the Western New York Flash (5-8-4) rallied for a 1-1 tie against the host Washington Spirit (7-5-4). Diana Matheson scored on a rebound in the 16th minute for the Spirit.
WNBA: Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) scored 18 points, including a go-ahead layup with 2:34 remaining, and the visiting Seattle Storm (6-17) rallied for an 85-77 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks (7-16) on Tuesday night.
Parapan American Games: Wheelchair racer Hannah McFadden, an Atholton alumna from Clarksville, won the women's 400 T54 on Tuesday in Toronto. ... Swimmer Zachary Shattuck of Mount Airy finished sixth in the men's 100 freestyle S6 with a time of 1 minute, 15.14 seconds.
Orioles: Former Evening Sun reporter Jim Henneman will sign copies of his book "Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic" on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Official Orioles Team Store at Camden Yards. Fans can purchase the book at the signing for $50. Books are also available for purchase at orioles.com/book.