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Digest: Terps shortstop Kevin Smith earns MVP honor in Cape Cod Baseball League

Maryland junior shortstop Kevin Smith was named Most Valuable Player of the Cape Cod Baseball League's Championship Series after leading the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to the league title Saturday. Over the three-game series, Smith went 6-for-12 with a home run and three RBIs. Smith helped lead the Red Sox to victory in the second game with a three-hit, two-RBI performance, and had the winning RBI in the series-clinching 3-0 victory. For the playoffs, Smith batted .370 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBIs. He was named a CCBL All-Star along with fellow Terp Nick Dunn.

Men's college basketball: Coppin State will participate in the third annual MGM Grand Main Event tournament Nov. 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Eagles, competing in the "Middleweight Bracket," will face Ball State at 12:30 p.m.

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Entering the 2014 season, the Terps had last made the NCAA tournament in 1971. They rewrote their record books two springs ago — first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final appearance since 1976, first 40-win season in program history, first NCAA regional title in program history — only to need even more Wite-Out after last season's march: a program-record 42 wins, another super-regional appearance, a program-record eight players drafted. Now there are material improvements

Men's college soccer: UMBC was voted to finish third in the America East Conference's preseason poll. The Retrievers went 11-6-3 last year, including a 3-2-2 conference record.

Women's college soccer: Maryland junior midfielder-defender Madison Turner, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Egyed and sophomore Cassie Phillips were named Big Ten Conference Players to Watch.

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College golf: The 2017 and 2018 Big Ten men's golf championships will be played at the Five Farms East Golf Course at Baltimore Country Club, the conference announced. The 2017 Big Ten Championships will be held April 28-30, while the 2018 dates will be announced later. Wendy Fallen"It's a club with a rich history, and we're confident that our students and coaches will have a great experience," Big Ten associate commissioner for sports administration Wendy Fallen said in a release.

Major League Lacrosse: Former Chesapeake Bayhawks goalie Tyler Fiorito (McDonogh) was the runner-up in voting for league Goalie of the Year. Fiorito, who was traded to the Boston Cannons in February, finished behind the Rochester Rattlers' John Galloway.

Horse racing: Led by Maryland-bred Ben's Cat, 35 horses were nominated to the closing weekend stakes on the final Saturday of Laurel Park's 24-day summer stand. The $75,000 Mister Diz for 3-year-olds and up and the $75,000 Jameela for females 3 and older, both for Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired horses going 6 furlongs on the turf, highlight the racetrack's annual Maryland Pride Day program. Laurel's summer meet wraps up Sunday. After the Maryland State Fair meet at Timonium from Aug. 26 to Sept. 5, racing returns to Laurel on Sept. 9 for the fall meet.

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