Digest: Terps men's soccer beats Michigan State, heads to Big Ten final

The top-seeded Maryland men's soccer team defeated fourth-seeded Michigan State, 2-1, in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday afternoon at Westfield, Ind.

Sophomores Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic each scored as the No. 1 Terps (17-0-2) extended their winning streak to 14 games, the longest in program history. Michigan State (13-5-1) forced an own goal by Maryland to avoid the shutout.


The Terps face third-seeded Wisconsin on Sunday in the final.

More men's soccer: Johns Hopkins senior forward Samy Ramadane was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year and was joined on the All-Centennial first team by Washington College senior midfielder Dimitri Kaliakin. The second team included Hopkins senior forward Victor Osio, Hopkins junior midfielder Drew Collins, Washington College junior defender Michael Holowesko, Hopkins junior defender Mike Swiercz and Washington College sophomore goalkeeper Josh Samuels. Swiercz won the Scholar-Athlete Award. ... Goucher junior defender Drew Phillips was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team. ... Randolph-Macon senior midfielder Logan McHugh of Aberdeen was named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team.


Football: Bowie State's Damon Wilson was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Week.

Men's basketball: Johns Hopkins was predicted to finish third, McDaniel eighth and Washington College 10th in the Centennial Conference preseason poll. Swarthmore was picked first in the 10-team conference. ... Goucher was predicted to finish seventh in the Landmark Conference preseason poll. Susquehanna was picked for first in the eight-team conference.

Men's cross country: Navy earned an automatic bid to the NCAA championship for the first time since 1997 after a second-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic regional meet at University Park, Pa. All five scoring Midshipmen placed in the top 25.

Women's college soccer: Elizabethtown junior defender Maria Boretti (Archbishop Spalding) was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team.

NBA: Adding a win to their White House visit, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers capped a perfect visit to the nation's capital by beating the Washington Wizards, 105-94, on the strength of 14 3-pointers.

A day after being feted as NBA champions by President Barack Obama, the Cavs improved to 7-1 this season, recovering quickly from their only loss, which came against Atlanta on Tuesday. James had 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Kevin Love finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving scored 29 and helped the Cavs hold John Wall to only five of his 28 points after halftime.

James clutched at his lower right back after getting fouled with 7 1/2 minutes left but remained in the game.

Cleveland entered tied for the league lead by averaging 13 made 3s, and it was good on 42 percent of its tries Friday.

J.R. Smith's 17 points included five 3s; one gave Cleveland its biggest margin of the game, at 84-72 with a minute remaining in the third quarter.

NHL: Marcus Johansson scored at 2:20 in overtime, Braden Holtby made 32 saves, and the Washington Capitals ended Chicago's seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks.

Jay Beagle scored two goals, giving him three on the season, and the Capitals won for the sixth time in seven games in the opener of a three-game trip.

Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov made a nice pass to Johansson for the one-timer that beat Corey Crawford on the glove side. It was Johansson's seventh goal of the season.


Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which extended its point streak to 10 games. Defenseman Brian Campbell also scored, and Crawford finished with 24 stops.

The Blackhawks played without center Artem Anisimov, who was scratched after he left Wednesday night's 2-1 overtime win at St. Louis with an upper-body injury.

Chicago was trailing 2-1 when it pulled Crawford for an extra attacker with 2:13 to go. It broke through for the tying score when Artemi Panarin's shot went off the stick of Washington defenseman Brooks Orpik and trickled through to Hossa on the side of the crease for his seventh goal in eight games.