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Digest: Braves president Schuerholz shifts to advisory role

Digest: Braves president Schuerholz shifts to advisory role
Atlanta Braves president and former general manger John Schuerholtz, right, speaks during a news conference as Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk looks on Thursday in Atlanta. After 51 years in baseball Schuerholz is moving to an advisory role he says is perfectly timed to finally provide more family time. Schuerholz moving from team president to vice chairman. (John Bazemore / AP)

Longtime Atlanta Braves executive John Schuerholz, who attended City, Towson State and Loyola College, is moving from team president to the advisory role of vice chairman. "I'm not stepping out; I'm not stepping back," Schuerholz, 75, said. "I'm stepping forward, maybe with little bitty steps this time and not the larger steps I've taken over my career." Schuerholz was general manager of the Braves from 1990 to 2007, was GM of the Kansas City Royals from 1981 to 1990 and began his career in the Orioles front office in 1966.

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Former Maryland TE Davis signs with Redskins

Two weeks after hosting veteran tight end Vernon Davis for a free-agent visit, the Washington Redskins have officially signed him, the NFL team announced. The former San Francisco 49er returns to his hometown, a short distance from where he played in college at Maryland. Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately available, but a source told The Washington Post it's for one year. CBS Sports first reported the signing.

Ravens: Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd met with team officials Thursday, Floyd revealed on his Twitter account. Floyd is considered one of the draft's top available pass rushers and he played outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme in college. At 6 feet 5 and 244 pounds, he was also used as an inside linebacker. Floyd, who finished with 17 sacks in three seasons at Georgia, also projects as a 3-4 edge rusher.

For more of Jeff Zrebiec's blog post, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsder

Women's college lacrosse: Cynthia Del Core scored three goals and No. 7 Southern California (10-0) cruised to a 17-3 victory over host Fresno State (3-8).

Women's college basketball: Maryland commit Destiny Slocum had 10 points, five assists and four rebounds to help lead the West over the East, 97-88, in overtime in Wednesday night's McDonald's All American Game. Future Terps Blair Watson (three rebounds, three assists) and Kaila Charles (four points, eight rebounds) represented the East.

NHL: A limited number of individual game tickets for the first three Washington Capitals playoff home games will go on sale today at 11 a.m. Tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000 or by going to washingtoncaps.com.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit waived forward Tiffany Weimer.

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