Ex-Terp Blake joins Trail Blazers



Blake joins Trail Blazers; Raptors keep Vasquez

Two former Maryland point guards reached contract terms this week. Steve Blake agreed to a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. Yahoo Sports reported Blake would make $2 million each season of the contract. This is Blake's third stint with the Blazers in 11 NBA seasons. He spent last season with the Warriors and Lakers, going from Los Angeles to Golden State at the trade deadline. Restricted free agent Greivis Vasquez reached an agreement with the Toronto Raptors on a two-year, $13 million contract Wednesday. Vasquez, who arrived in Toronto in a December trade with the Sacramento Kings, is expected to back up Kyle Lowry. Vasquez, 27, averaged 9.5 points and 3.7 assists and shot 39 percent from 3-point range in 61 games last season.

Wizards: Washington hired former Maryland women's assistant coach David Adkins as its player development assistant Thursday, according to a tweet from The Washington Post's Michael Lee. Adkins coached five seasons at Maryland.

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Blast retains Donatelli, Roque, adds defender

The Blast re-signed midfielder Tony Donatelli and forward Lucas Roque and added defender Onua Obasi on Thursday as it prepares for the inaugural Major Arena Soccer League season. Donatelli enters his fifth season of professional indoor soccer and his third with the Blast. Roque enters his third season with the team. Obasi plays outdoor soccer for the Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer Leagues' Professional Division.

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Men's college basketball: Coppin State hired Elwyn McRoy as an assistant coach. He was an assistant at Texas-Pan American last season. Michael Grant

College baseball: Troy Brohawn, who pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series, was named Salisbury's fourth coach since 1964.

College football: Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller (Good Counsel) and Oklahoma defensive end Charles Tapper (City) were named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which goes to the Football Bowl Subdivision national Defensive Player of the Year. … Penn State junior left tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills) was named to the Outland Trophy's 64-person preseason watch list. The trophy goes to the nation's top interior lineman. … Towson senior cornerback Tye Smith was named to the watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the most outstanding defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Women's college lacrosse: The University of the District of Columbia hired Kaitlyn Pasko (Annapolis) as assistant coach. She spent last season as an assistant at George Mason. The Division II Firebirds went 0-10 in their inaugural season, were shut out three times and scored only 21 goals. Pasko previously spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Division II Le Moyne, acting as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and assistant director of Ultimate Draw Lacrosse Camps. Pasko was a four-year varsity letter-winner at Oregon. ... Midfielder-attacker Abby Corkum (Friends) will join William & Mary for the 2015 season.

Men's college lacrosse: Air Force will likely play as an independent in 2015, Lacrosse Magazine reported. The program hopes a deal still can be worked out with the Southern Conference (formerly Atlantic Sun), the Patriot League or the Big East. The Falcons won the Eastern College Athletic Conference title in and a berth in the NCAA tournament this spring, the conference's final season of existence. They would be a long shot to earn an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament because of their weak strength of schedule.

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles swept all five sets from the Boston Lobsters on Wednesday and won, 25-8, tying the largest margin of victory in franchise history.



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