Sea Dogs rained out, will play twice today

The Portland Sea Dogs’ game at Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday night was postponed by rain.

The teams will play a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. today. Billy Buckner (3-3) and Stolmy Pimentel (1-1) will start for the Sea Dogs, who have won 3 of 4.


LEAGUE CHANGE: Butler is leaving the Horizon League and joining the Atlantic 10 sooner than expected.

Butler announced it would begin playing in the A-10 this fall, one year sooner than originally planned.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Matt Daniel was named Marshall’s coach.

Daniel, 35, will replace Royce Chadwick, who resigned last month after 11 seasons.

Daniel served as head women’s basketball coach at Central Arkansas for four seasons with a 72-50 record.


U.S.-BRAZIL: Brazil poses a unique challenge for the U.S. soccer team tonight at Landover, Md.

While not as significant as a pair of World Cup qualifiers next month, it is a test for the Americans on how far they’ve come since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as coach last summer.

A record five-time World Cup champion, Brazil has a youthful roster headed by Neymar, the 20-year-old Santos star coveted by many of Europe’s top clubs. Looking ahead to the Olympics, which limits teams to mostly players under 23, Coach Mano Menezes has a roster that includes AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato, Tottenham’s Sandro, Real Madrid’s Marcelo and Porto’s Hulk.


INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Terrell Owens was released by the Allen (Texas) Wranglers and lost his ownership stake in the team.

The team says Owens didn’t plan to play in two upcoming road games with possible playoff implications. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver also was a no-show for a scheduled appearance at a local children’s hospital with other players and coaches.

Wranglers owner Jon Frankel said in a statement the team couldn’t keep a player like Owens when fans were noticing and commenting about a “lack of effort both on and off the field.”

The 38-year-old Owens didn’t get any NFL offers to play last season after surgery on his left knee. He had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns while playing eight of Allen’s 11 games.


WNBA: Sparks reserve center Nicky Anosike will undergo arthroscopic left knee surgery today and will miss about six weeks.

The team said that having the surgery now rather than later would give Anosike a chance to be healthy for the rest of the season.

Anosike played in all three exhibition games, but did not dress in the Sparks’ first four games of the season. She signed with the team in the offseason after playing three years with Minnesota and last year with Washington. She has averaged 9.6 points and 7.1 rebounds in her career.