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Wed., March 13, 2013

Out American midfielder Carli Lloyd will be sidelined six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in her left shoulder during the Algarve Cup. Lloyd has 43 goals in 154 international soccer appearances.

Announced Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr. is the unanimous choice as Big East player of the year and the Hoyas’ John Thompson III is the coach of the year, more than three decades after his father won the award for the first time. Porter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, led the Hoyas to a share of the regular-season title with Louisville and Marquette. In conference games only, Porter was second in the league in scoring (18.1).

• Penske Racing has reached a multi-year sponsorship deal with Quicken Loans. The mortgage lender will be featured on the cockpit of both the No. 3 Chevrolet driven by three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and three time road series champion Will Power’s No. 12 Chevrolet.

• The X Games will no longer feature snowmobile or Moto X best trick competitions. ESPN, which sanctions and televises the X Games, announced the cancellations. The decision comes after two horrific snowmobiling incidents last January in Aspen, Colo., including the death of Caleb Moore from injuries he sustained when his 450-pound sled rolled over him after a backflip gone wrong during a freestyle competition.

Agreed The New York Liberty have agreed to a deal with veteran forward Cheryl Ford. The four-time All-Star spent seven seasons in Detroit under current Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer, averaging 10.8 points and 9.7 rebounds.

Fired Missouri-Kansas City has fired men’s basketball coach Matt Brown after six seasons and with the program poised to leave the Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference. Brown was 64-122.

• Siena has fired men’s basketball coach Mitch Buonaguro after three years following a 24-loss season that tied the school’s record for futility. Buonaguro went 35-59 with the Saints, never finishing a season with a winning record or in the top half of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.


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