VCU’s Alie-Cox agrees to deal with the Colts

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The agent for former VCU bas­ket­ball for­ward Mo Alie-Cox said his client has agreed to terms with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

Joe Flana­gan said Thurs­day the 6-foot-7, 250-pound Alie-Cox will fly to Indianapolis to sign the con­tract Fri­day. Flana­gan did not dis­cuss terms of the deal, but Alie-Cox will try to earn a spot on the team as a tight end.

A na­tive of Alexan­dria, AlieCox hasn’t played foot­ball in nine years, since his fresh­man year of high school. As a red­shirt se­nior for the Rams, who do not have a foot­ball pro­gram, Alie-Cox was deemed el­i­gi­ble for the NFL draft and could ne­go­ti­ate with any team as a free agent. . . .

Bills of­fen­sive line­man Cyrus Kouand­jio was taken to the hospi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion af­ter po­lice found him with­out any pants on in a sub­ur­ban Buf­falo field.

Erie County Sher­iff ’s spokesman Scott Zylka said deputies were re­spond­ing to a com­plaint of a sus­pi­cious per­son when they came upon Kouand­jio around 9:30 a.m. on Wed­nes­day. Zylka said the former DeMatha player was co­op­er­a­tive in an­swer­ing deputies’ ques­tions and added that no charges have been filed. . . .

Aaron Her­nan­dez’s death in prison was ruled a sui­cide, and the former New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots star’s brain is be­ing do­nated to sports con­cus­sion re­searchers, Mas­sachusetts au­thor­i­ties said. COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL

Duke grad­u­ate trans­fer Sean Obi has com­mit­ted to Mary­land, a per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion said.

Fresh off his visit to Mary­land on Mon­day, the 6-foot-9, 255pound Obi also had been con­sid­er­ing Ge­orge­town — he re­port­edly vis­ited the Hoyas af­ter his trip to Col­lege Park — but ul­ti­mately de­cided to join the Ter­rap­ins, who have added a grad­u­ate trans­fer to their ros­ter for a fourth con­sec­u­tive sea­son.

Obi played in just 10 games dur­ing his three years at Duke. He had knee surgery last sum­mer and did not play this past sea­son. — Ro­man Stubbs COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL Mary­land quar­ter­back Caleb Hen­der­son will be held out of Sat­ur­day’s spring game with an an­kle in­jury, Coach DJ Durkin said.

Hen­der­son, a red­shirt ju­nior quar­ter­back who trans­ferred to Mary­land from North Carolina last sum­mer, in­jured his an­kle in a non­con­tact drill this week. While Durkin is not con­cerned with the sever­ity of the in­jury and ex­pects Hen­der­son back when sum­mer work­outs com­mence in June, it none­the­less serves as a sour con­clu­sion to what had other­wise been a promis­ing spring prac­tice for the former Lake Brad­dock star. — Ro­man Stubbs MISC.

The No. 1 Mary­land women’s lacrosse team (16-0, 5-0 Big Ten) clinched at least a share of the league’s reg­u­lar sea­son ti­tle with a 16-14 win over No. 5 Penn State (14-2, 4-1) in State Col­lege, Pa. . . .

Mar­cus Rash­ford en­hanced his bur­geon­ing rep­u­ta­tion by steer­ing Manch­ester United into the Europa League semi­fi­nals with an ex­tra-time win­ner in the 107th minute in a 2-1 tri­umph against Bel­gian cham­pion An­der­lecht at Old Traf­ford.

United was joined in the semi­fi­nals by Celta Vigo, which ousted Genk; Ajax, which needed ex­tra time to see off Schalke; and Lyon, which stopped Be­sik­tas in a penalty shootout. . . .

Olympic cham­pion hur­dler Bri­anna Rollins of the United States re­ceived a one-year sus­pen­sion for re­peated fail­ures to dis­close her where­abouts to anti-dop­ing of­fi­cials — a ban she said was caused by a mix-up in a com­puter pro­gram.

Rollins’s sus­pen­sion is retroac­tive to Sept. 27, 2016. Her gold medal, part of a medals sweep at the Rio Games last year, will not be stripped.

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