Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 17, 2018

Maryland has parted ways with its strength and conditioning coach and has acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died. Athletic director Damon Evans said yesterday that Rick Court is no longer associated with the program. Evans added that a decision on the status of head coach DJ Durkin, who is on administrative leave, will come “as additional information comes forward.” Evans says “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair after he fell ill during a conditioning drill. Evans and university President Wallace Loh met with McNair’s parents yesterday to apologize.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning, then Alen Hanson hit an RBI single in the ninth to lift the Giants over the Dodgers 2-1. The fracas started when Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the slugger. Puig walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games. A day after hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins, the 20-year-old Acuna connected on Miami’s first pitch

The Cleveland Indians have placed right-hander Trevor Bauer on the ten-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg. Bauer was struck by Jose Abreu’s liner in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s 3-1 win at the Chicago White Sox. Bauer returned to Cleveland after experiencing soreness and swelling, and an MRI revealed the injury.

Nebraska volleyball senior co-captains Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney were named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team yesterday. The Huskers were also voted first by the league’s head coaches in the preseason poll. Foecke, a 6’3 outside hitter, was one of seven unanimous selections to the preseason team. Maloney, a 5’8 libero from Kentucky, led NU in digs last year with 3.62 per set and served a school-record 13 aces during the NCAA Tournament on her way to all-tournament team honors. The Huskers, who have won back-to-back Big Ten titles, will set out to become the first squad in NU history to reach three straight final fours and will be hunting for a third straight conference championship for the first time since 2006-08 in the Big XII.

The Nebraska-Omaha men’s soccer team was picked second in the 2018 Summit League Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Mavericks received two first-place votes and 22 total points for second, while last season’s regular-season champion Denver was the preseason league favorite with four first-place votes and 24 points overall. Nebraska-Omaha is coming off its first Summit League Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2017. They finished 10-6-3 overall and 2-1-2 in the Summit, good for third place. Junior defender Seth Rinderknecht and sophomore defender Stevie Siy were named to the Summit League Players to Watch list. The Mavericks host UC Davis in their opener on Aug. 24.

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