Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach, who sprained the AC joint in his left shoulder during Thursday night's loss to Virginia Tech, likely will not be able to practice until Wednesday at the earliest, Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday. That could leave Hollenbach's status in doubt for next Saturday's trip to Florida State.
"If he can have a full practice Wednesday I think he'll be okay," Friedgen said. "If he can't, then we've got to make a decision on whether he can play or not."
If Hollenbach can't play, last year's starter, Joel Statham, would be next in line.
Hollenbach had his worst outing of the season Thursday night, completing 14 of 30 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown and throwing two interceptions. He was injured during a 22-yard option run in the first quarter; it was the longest run of his career. Soon after, he went to the locker room and Statham began warming up on the Maryland sideline, but Hollenbach returned, did not miss a series and continued to run the ball.
"Sam, to his credit, didn't flinch at all," Friedgen said. "That just kind of shows you the type of kid he is."
* BASEBALL: Washington Nationals right-hander Luis Ayala will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow next Friday. The surgery will be performed by specialist Lewis Yokum in Los Angeles, and Ayala is expected to be ready for spring training. . . .
Orel Hershiser, one of the key members of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 1988 World Series championship team, will interview for the club's vacant managerial job early next week, General Manager Paul DePodesta said.
* GOLF: Moments after the Funai Classic at Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., was suspended because of storms, Tiger Woods unleashed his fury. He reared back and spiked his golf ball onto the cart path in front of the 17th green, sending it 20 feet in the air and into the pond.
Woods made a double bogey and a triple bogey in the same round for the first time since the 2000 Masters, and he was on the verge of missing the cut for the second time this year. With 74 players at 6 under par or better -- and 53 players still on the course -- Woods was at 4 under and most likely needed two birdies to make the cut. . . .
John Harris shot a tournament record-tying 9-under 62 to grab a two-shot lead after the first round of the SBC Championship, a Champions Tour event in San Antonio.
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