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With Hutchinson calling tactics, Fauth extends Key West lead

Minneapolis skipper Hap Fauth has steered Bella Mente to two IRC 1 class victories at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. With Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis calling tactics, Fauth increased his lead Tuesday to four points over Shockwave, skippered by George Sakellaris of Framingham, Mass., and five points over Numbers, with Gunter Buerman of Highland Beach, Fla., at the helm. The 54-boat J/70 class, the largest class of the 115-boat fleet, has Africa, steered by Judd Smith of Marblehead, Mass., at the top of the leaderboard. Argo, owned by Jason Carroll of New York City, maintained the lead in the Great Cup 32 class. The group features foiling catamarans that mimic America's Cup vessels on a smaller scale. Racing will continue through Friday.

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Towson picked for 4th in CAA in men's lacrosse

The Towson men's lacrosse team was picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association in the preseason poll of the league's head coaches. Senior defender JoJo Ostrander was selected to the All-CAA preseason team, which also included Drexel senior midfielder Ryan Belka (DeMatha) of Crofton and Fairfield junior midfielder TJ Neubauer (Loyola Blakefield). Hofstra sits atop the poll with 29 points, followed by defending champion Drexel (25), Fairfield (21) and Towson (20).

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Baseball: Coming off the best season in program history, Maryland received its highest all-time preseason ranking from D1Baseball.com, slotting in at No. 14, best in the Big Ten.

Football: Navy's Joe Cardona was the only long snapper invited to the NFL scouting combine Feb. 20-23 in Indianapolis.

Women's basketball: Bowie State freshman guard Kyah Proctor was named Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.

Women's swimming: Johns Hopkins freshman Anna Wisniewski was named Bluegrass Mountain Conference Swimmer of the Week.

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Meade's Holzer wins Semper Fi Coach Award

Meade football coach Richard Holzer was named winner of the Semper Fi Coach Award. In its third year, the award is given by the U.S. Marine Corps and Glazier Football Clinics to high school football coaches "who display faithfulness to the mission of their team and exemplify the Marine standard of excellence in developing leaders," according to a news release. An awards ceremony will take place Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

Major League Soccer: The Chicago Fire selected Maryland midfielder Alex Shinsky in the fourth round (68th overall) of the SuperDraft. Shinsky captained the Terps and had two goals and four assists in 18 games, including 15 starts.

Baseball: The Minnesota Twins signed former Orioles minor league catcher Allan de San Miguel, 26, to a minor league deal. An Australian native, de San Miguel, 26, spent last season with the unaffiliated Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.

Running: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore will present the 4th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk on April 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at 635 W. Lexington St. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers and largest fundraisers. Adult registration costs $40 until Jan. 31 and $45 starting Feb. 1. Registration for children 12 and under costs $10 until race day. Ronald McDonald House Charities are open to families in need of respite care while their children are being treated at hospitals. Race information: redshoeshuffle.org, 410-528-1010. Charities information: rmhcbaltimore.org.

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