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Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division in the New York City Marathon.
Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division in the New York City Marathon. (Derik Hamilton, USA TODAY Sports)

Olympics

Marylander McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

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The United States Olympic Committee named Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden, who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, Female Athlete of the Month for November. McFadden completed her second marathon grand slam by winning the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2. McFadden is the only athlete to complete the feat of winning the Boston, London, Chicago and New York marathons in a single year, and she has now done it two years in a row.

Colleges

Terps women to play in U.S. Virgin Islands next fall in basketball

No. 14 Maryland is one of eight women's basketball teams that will play in the Paradise Jam next Thanksgiving in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maryland will be joined by Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Dakota State, Tulane, Virginia and Wisconsin-Green Bay. For more on the Paradise Jam, go to paradisejam.com.

More women's basketball: Salisbury (7-0) jumped three spots to No. 21 in the USA Today Division III poll and made its first appearance on the D3hoops.com media poll at No. 23.

Men's lacrosse: Maryland senior defenseman Goran Murray and Johns Hopkins senior long-stick midfielder Michael Pellegrino were named to the Preseason All-America first team in Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook. Loyola Maryland senior attackman Nikko Pontrello was named to the second team. Maryland senior midfielders Joe LaCascio and Charlie Raffa and defenseman Casey Ikeda made the third team.

Women's swimming: St. Mary's senior captain Brooke Raab (Hereford) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Women's track and field: Salisbury sophomore Ashley Jackson of Bel Air was named CAC Field Athlete of the Week.

Women's bowling: UMES senior Mariana Alvarado was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women's Bowler of the Week. UMES fell four spots in the latest National Tenpins Coaches Association poll to No. 9.

Et cetera

Wizards' Baltimore TV ratings up from last season

Washington Wizards broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet are averaging a 0.96 household TV rating in the Baltimore market, according to Nielsen figures, an 82 percent increase from last year. In Washington, the broadcasts have averaged a 1.30 household rating, according to Nielsen, up 46 percent from last year's average rating at this time, and up 26 percent over last year's final average rating for Wizards broadcasts.

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NFL: The Washington Redskins promoted linebacker Trevardo Williams from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and signed linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, who had been on the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad. Washington waived linebackers Everette Brown and Steve Beauharnais. The Redskins also cut cornerback Greg Ducre and signed running back Michael Hill and linebacker Justin Jackson to the practice squad.

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Major League Lacrosse: The Chesapeake Bayhawks released an upgraded 2015 Club season-ticket package, Take It To The Field, which offers fans a seat on the field. The addition of almost 700 seats to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium sidelines increases the on-field capacity to up to 800.

Lacrosse Symposium: US Lacrosse, in partnership with MedStar Sports Medicine, is hosting its third Sports Medicine Symposium on Jan. 23 at the Baltimore Convention Center with the goal of providing comprehensive information on lacrosse-specific sports injuries and prevention. The event, which is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities, will feature presentations and panel discussions, with a faculty of nearly 30 health and medical experts. Online registration is available at uslacrosse.org/2015symposium, with fees ranging from $50 to $150, based on participant category.

Youth football: The Division II Jr. Midget Secret Society Panthers of Baltimore lost to the Loveland (Colorado) Titans, 38-33, in the semifinals of the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Running/walking: Anne Arundel Community College will host the second-annual Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. to raise money for the Special Olympics. The race will start and end in the parking lot behind the Center for Applied Learning and Technology on AACC's Arnold campus. Cost is $30 per person until Jan. 15 and $35 Jan. 16-17. For information and a link to the registration page, go to aacc.edu/publicsafety/freezeyourbuns.cfm.

Youth gymnastics: Thousands of gymnasts from levels 3 to 10 will compete in the Christmas on the Chesapeake Gymnastics Invitational from Friday to Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. For information, go to mdgymnasticsparents.com/cotcmeet.

Roller derby: The Charm City Roller Girls will host a co-ed boot camp Feb. 1 to April 4 for participants 18 and older. Female registrants who successfully complete the course will be able to try out for CCRG, and male participants may try out for Harm City Havoc. Registration is $100 and ends Jan. 30 on MissionTix.com.

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