Sun burn Mystics for fifth straight loss

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Sun burn Mystics for fifth straight loss

WASHINGTON -- Asjha Jones tied her season-high with 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tina Charles added 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to a 77-64 victory over the Washington Mystics Friday night. Mistie Mims added a season-high 15 points for the Sun (10-3), who never trailed. Connecticut, coming off a franchise-worst 95-61 loss at Indiana last Thursday, won for the seventh time in the last nine. Monique Currie scored a season-high 21 points and Crystal Langhorne added 11 for Washington (2-10), which lost its fifth straight. Leading by four at halftime, Connecticut pulled away in third quarter, opening the half with a 12-0 run keyed by five points from Jones. Washington didn't score until Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton's layup with 5:40 left in the quarter made it 48-34. The Sun led by 19 after three quarters and the Mystics got no closer than 11 the rest of the way. Connecticut hit its first four shots of the game and built an 18-7 lead in the first quarter. After Washington pulled to 22-21 on Jasmine Thomas' layup early in the second quarter, Mims scored four straight points on a jumper followed by a layup off an offensive rebound. Currie hit a 3-pointer to get the Mystics within two, but consecutive 3s by Tan White and Jones followed by a jumper from Jones put Connecticut up by 10 midway through the quarter.

Ravens assign jersey numbers, Ronnie Stanley to wear No. 79

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Ravens assign jersey numbers, Ronnie Stanley to wear No. 79

OWINGS MILLS -- For football jersey lovers, the Ravens have assigned numbers to their 11 draft picks. They are as follows:

6 – WR Keenan Reynolds

43 – CB Tavon Young

48 – RB Kenneth Dixon

49 – CB Maurice Canady

51 – OLB Kamalei Correa

72 – OT Alex Lewis

79 – OT Ronnie Stanley

81 – WR Chris Moore

91 – OLB Matt Judon

92 – DE Bronson Kaufusi

Correa will be wearing the number worn by former Ravens inside linebacker Daryl Smith, who signed with the Buccaneers this offseason. Kaufusi will wear the number once worn by former Ravens Pro Bowl tackle Haloti Ngata.

Redskins announce signing of 14 college free agents

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Redskins announce signing of 14 college free agents

One day after the NFL transaction report revealed 13 of the Redskins’ undrafted free agents, Washington added one more on Friday and confirmed all 14 signings.

The Redskins’ roster now stands at 88. Two spots remain open.

Here is this year’s class of UDFA’s (so far):

T Kevin Bowen; 6 foot 9/330-pounds; East Central (Okla.)

  • Note: The tallest player on the Redskins’ roster by an inch and third heaviest.

S Tevin Carter; 6-1/218; Utah

  • Note: Four interceptions, including one returned for touchdown, the last two seasons.

TE Michael Cooper; 6-5/257; Indiana

  • Note: Caught 17 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns last season.

LB Shiro Davis; 6-3/256; Texas

  • Note: Recorded a combined 10 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks the last two seasons.

WR Reggie Diggs; 6-4/200; Richmond

  • Note: Totaled a combined 151 receptions, 2,058 yards and 12 touchdowns the last two seasons.

LB Ejiro Ederaine; 6-3/234; Fresno State

  • Note: Recorded 45 tackles for loss and 21 sacks in four years.

T Joe Gore; 6-6/300; Clemson

  • Note: Named third team All ACC last season.

WR Maurice Harris; 6-3/195; California

  • Note: Racked up 553 yards receiving and six touchdowns as a senior.

G Dominick Jackson; 6-6/ 315; Alabama

  • Note: Named second team All-SEC as the Tide’s starting right tackle.

RB Robert Kelley; 6-0/220; Tulane

  • Note: Rushed for 232 yards on 65 attempts last season. Also a pass catching threat.

FB Joe Kerridge; 6-0; 249; Michigan

  • Note: Rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries and hauled in five catches for 33 yards last season.

DE Anthony Lanier; 6-6/265; Alabama A&M

  • Note: Recorded 29 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks in eight games last season.

S Geno Matias-Smith; 6-0/196; Alabama

  • Note: Made 15 starts and ranked third on the team in tackles with 72. Also had an interception.

WR Valdez Showers; 6-0/193; Florida

  • Note: Coverted defensive back and special teams standout.

The Redskins will host rookie minicamp May 13-15 in Ashburn, Va. These 14 players (and perhaps a couple more) will join the team’s seven draft picks and a handful of tryout players for on-and off-field instruction.

Four more draft picks sign with Ravens, raising total to six

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Four more draft picks sign with Ravens, raising total to six

OWINGS MILLS -- The Ravens announced the signing of four more draft picks Friday -- OLB Kamalei Correa, DT Willie Henry, OT Alex Lewis, and WR Chris Moore.

That meant six of the 11 Ravens’ 11 draft picks were under contract at the start of Friday’s two-day rookie minicamp. OLB Matt Judon and RB Kenneth Dixon had already signed.

Correa was drafted in the second round, the first of three players the Ravens targeted to improve their pass rush. Lewis, a fourth-rounder, is expected to compete for a backup spot at either tackle position. Moore is a deep threat wide receiver who has a chance to earn immediate playing time. Henry is a run-stopping defensive lineman who has a chance to be part of the defensive tackle rotation.

First-round pick, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, still had not signed as of early Friday afternoon. However, first-round signings traditionally take the longest.

The Ravens also announced the signing of 11 undrafted free agents:

G Jarell Broxton, Baylor

DT Travon Coley, Florida Atlantic

C Anthony Fabiano, Harvard

ILB  Cavellis Luckett, Middle Tennessee St.  

K Will Lutz, Georgia St.

OT Stephane Nembot, Colorado

OLB Victor Ochi, Stony Brook

OLB Mario Ojemudia, Michigan

ILB Patrick Onwuasor, Portland St.

DT Michael Pierce, Samford

C Matt Skura, Duke