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Maryland's Melo Trimble named USBWA Freshman All-American

Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble talks about getting to the NCAA tournament while playing for his dream school. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)

Maryland men's basketball point guard Melo Trimble was one of five standouts named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Freshman All-America Team on Tuesday. Joining him were Arizona forward Stanley Johnson, Duke center Jahlil Okafor, Ohio State guard D'Angelo Russell and Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns.

More: Greece's Panathinaikos reportedly reached a two-year extension with forward James Gist. The former Maryland standout, a Silver Spring native, is averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games this season.

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Laurel Park improvements are close to completion

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The Maryland Jockey Club announced that approximately $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park, including new barns for 300 horses and a new washroom, could be completed within the next month. Despite record-low temperatures during February and March, one of two 300-stall barns should be completed by the first week of April, according to MJC general manager Sal Sinatra. There also will be a new wash building with new lavatories for men and women and 20 wash stalls outside the building. The MJC is installing a new surveillance system on the front and back side of the track. More than 150 new flat-screen televisions and projection systems have been installed as well.

NFL: The Washington Redskins have re-signed free-agent quarterback Colt McCoy, according to a person with knowledge of the situation — a move that, at least for now, means the team will return all three quarterbacks from coach Jay Gruden's 4-12 inaugural season. McCoy, 28, started last year third on Washington's depth chart but played in five games. Both Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins remain under contract and are entering their fourth seasons in Washington.

Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

Indoor soccer: Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela, forward Tony Donatelli and midfielder-forward Vini Dantas were named Major Arena Soccer League Ron Newman Cup Top Playoff Performers.

Men's college basketball: St. Mary's College senior guard Nicholas LaGuerre (Lansdowne) was selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to play in the Reese's Division III College All-Star game on Saturday.

Men's college lacrosse: Loyola Maryland freshman goalkeeper Grant Limone was named Select Sector SPDR Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week after making a career-high 18 saves in a 12-10 win Saturday over Army.

Women's college lacrosse: Boston College senior attacker Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) was honored as Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. Stanwick scored six goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in an overtime win last Wednesday over Louisville.

Joe Vanderplas

College gymnastics: Maryland seniors Stephanie Giameo and Karen Tang were second-team All-Big Ten Conference members. … Junior Lydia Thompson (Patterson Mill) and freshman Lauren Cahalan (Dulaney) were among seven Towson gymnasts selected first- or second-team All-East Atlantic Gymnastics League.

Varsity boys lacrosse: Penn-bound Alex Roesner led host Loyola Blakefield over Germantown Academy (Pa.), 18-6, in the season opener for both teams. Jimmy McAfee had a hat trick in the first quarter as the Patriots kept pace with the Dons early. The Dons outscored Germantown 8-1 in the second quarter and 7-2 in the second half. Roesner helped start the decisive run and finished with four goals. Ryan Conrad and Cole Williams also had four. Dons goalkeeper Acie Newton made eight saves, and Jake Stout had four. … Boys' Latin (3-1) completed its tour of Georgia with a 17-14 win over Lovett School (5-2) in Atlanta. Jack Pezzulla made 13 saves, and Jake Glatz won 18 faceoffs for the Lakers. … Max Bailey scored five goals to power host Severn (2-0) past Archbishop Curley (0-1), 20-6. … John Norton and Drew Harrison each scored three goals, but host Mount Saint Joseph (1-2) lost to Hill Academy (Canada), 22-12. The Pride is ranked ninth nationally by Inside Lacrosse/Under Armour. … Timmy Hardy scored six goals as St. Mary's (1-2) beat host Malvern Prep (Pa.), 14-11. Charles Kelly won 22 of 27 faceoffs for the Friars (0-2), who are ranked 10th nationally.

Varsity girls lacrosse: Caroline Steele scored a game-high 10 goals to lead host Severn past Notre Dame Prep, 17-11. The Admirals (1-0) led 9-4 at halftime. The Blazers fell to 0-1. … Francesca Whitehurst scored five goals and Anna Hauser had four as Roland Park (2-0) cruised to a 16-10 victory over Archbishop Spalding (1-1). Emily Cooper and Aniela Pazulski scored four goals apiece for the Cavaliers.

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