Former Maryland guard Lexie Brown has transferred to Duke. The rising junior will sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2016-17 season. Brown was an Associated Press third-team All-American, first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection and Big Ten tournament Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore, but transferred to be closer to her home in Suwanee, Ga.. Brown averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals while helping to guide the Terps to a second straight Final Four appearance in the NCAA tournament. "Lexie is an incredible student-athlete," Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie said in a release. "She is highly motivated to pursue academics and basketball at the highest level in the ACC. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Duke family."
Former Greyhounds guard Malone to coach Nuggets
Mike Malone (Loyola Maryland) will be named the coach of the Denver Nuggets, according to media reports Monday. Malone was the Sacramento Kings' coach from 2013-2014. A four-year letter winner at point guard for the Greyhounds from 1989-1993, he played in 108 games, starting 39. Over his four years, Malone twice led the Greyhounds in assists, recording 100 as a senior in 1992-1993 and 94 in 1989-1990. He finished his career with 279 assists, 11th most in school history.
MLB: Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make a rehabilitation start with Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 30, sidelined by what was officially called a strained left trapezius muscle, but what manager Matt Williams described as back discomfort. Strasburg has not described the trouble since being placed on the DL. Strasburg experienced lower-back pain in his right side in early May.
—Chelsea Jane, The Washington Post
NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed goaltender Philipp Grubauer to a two-year, one-way contract, formally paving the way for him to back up Braden Holtby next season. Grubauer, who would have entered restricted free agency this summer, will be paid $650,000 in 2015-16 and $850,000 in 2016-17.
—Alex Prewitt, The Washington Post
Athletics: Maryland's marketing department was given the Marketing Team of the Year Award at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators convention in Orlando, Fla. Grossing nearly $15 million dollars in ticket revenue in its 10 ticketed sports, Maryland saw an increase in average attendance in all 13 sports with spectator admittance. … Morgan State's Varsity "M" Club announced the six members of its 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class, which will be inducted Sept. 18 at the school's Tyler Ballroom. Tickets for the induction banquet are available for $50 per seat. Former athletes Daryl Jackson (football), Ali Culpepper (football), Tanya Elliott (women's track and field), Curtis Ellis (wrestling), Monique Liddell (women's basketball) and current coaches Theresa Gibson and Kimberly Watkins (cheerleading) will be honored.
Women's college basketball: UMBC has added recruit Grace Doane and transfer Brittani Burgess to its roster.
Running: The Marine Corps Marathon will open the MCM Transfer Program on Wednesday, giving registered participants not able to complete the marathon Oct. 25 the opportunity to officially transfer their entry to another runner. The MCM Transfer Program is available at marinemarathon.com through Aug. 31.