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