LaVale Lions final sign-ups today
LAVALE — The LaVale Lions pee wee football team will hold final signups for players and cheerleaders tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the LaVale Library.
Limited roster spots are available.
For more information, call 240-727-2979.
CAYFL coaches meet tonight
CUMBERLAND — The regularly scheduled meeting for all Division I and II coaches of the Cumberland Area Youth Football League will be tonight, 7 p.m., at the Cumberland Outdoor Club.
New by-laws and nominations for officers will be the subjects of the meeting.
Old Big East chooses its new name
NEW YORK (AP) — The current Big East will be called the American Athletic Conference starting next season.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The Big East football schools were in need of a new name after they agreed to let seven basketball schools break away from the conference to start a new league this summer to be called the Big East. In return, the football schools received about $100 million of a $110 million pot the league had accumulated in recent years from exit and entry fees and NCAA basketball tournament revenue.
The American Athletic Conference will have 10 members in its first season: Rutgers, Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Memphis, Houston, SMU and Temple.
The Big East will now be a basketball-centric conference with old Big East members Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Marquette, DePaul and Providence, along with Xavier, Butler and Creighton.
Minnesota hires FIU’s Richard Pitino
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has picked 30-year-old up-and-comer Richard Pitino to take over for Tubby Smith.
The university announced on Wednesday evening that it has reached an agreement to bring Pitino to the Golden Gophers after one season at Florida International. Athletic director Norwood Teague says full terms of the contract will be finished later in the week.
In his lone season at Florida International, Pitino led the Panthers to an 18-14 record, the school’s first winning season in 13 years. He turns 31 in September, fitting the profile of the young, up-and-comer that Teague has preferred to hire in the past.
Smith was fired last week after six seasons at Minnesota. He was hired at Texas Tech on Monday.
49ers sign Asomugha for one year
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made it official with free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM’-dee AH’-suhm-wah), signing him to a one-year contract Wednesday that could pay him as much as $3 million.
Asomugha and the reigning NFC champions reached agreement on the deal Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Asomugha, a former college star at Cal, spent his first eight seasons with Oakland.
LaVale Lions final sign-ups today
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Southern takes on Mardela today at 3
Patience is a virtue Southern Garrett head coach Danny Bosley says his West Region champions are in full possession of. It’s how they play their game and it’s how they will approach their second straight appearance in the Maryland 1A girls basketball state tournament today, 3 p.m., when they take on Mardela of Wicomico County in one semifinal at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
Keyser opens tournament with North Marion at 9:30
Two long and winding roads have arrived at the same destination for the Keyser Lady Golden Tornado and the Hampshire Lady Trojans, who return to the West Virginia Girls State Basketball Tournament today, with one road having wound a little longer than the other one.
Potomac State drops two more
Potomac State dropped a pair on Tuesday, 9-1 to Sauk Valley and 8-5 to Genesee, in junior college softball action at the Grand Parks Sports Complex.
ACM loses opener to Lenoir, 3-2
Three leadoff walks scored as Lenoir Community College put up single runs in the fourth, the sixth and seventh as the Lancers defeated Allegany College of Maryland, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon at Lenoir.
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Brutal Big 12 tournament promises to be wide open
Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility that some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender.
“I said, ‘Just think if that happens in your conference tournament,”’ Self responded.
Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race
Two hours, 38 minutes.
That’s how long musher Aliy Zirkle spent waiting out a storm at the final checkpoint, 22 miles from the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup
Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.
Bynum’s return helps Pacers get past Celtics 94-83
David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a 94-83 win over Boston on Tuesday night.
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