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Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) named Inside Lacrosse's top incoming freshman

Midfielder Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) will play for Virginia this season.
Midfielder Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) will play for Virginia this season. (Scott Serio / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Virginia midfielder Ryan Conrad (Loyola Blakefield) was named the top-rated incoming freshman in Inside Lacrosse's "Power 100" rankings. Loyola Maryland attackman Patrick Spencer (Boys' Latin), Army goalkeeper A.J. Barretto (St. Paul's), High Point faceoff specialist Alex Woodall (St. Mary's), Pennsylvania attackman Alex Roesner (Loyola Blakefield) and North Carolina attackman Tim Kelly (Calvert Hall) also made the top 20.

More men's college lacrosse: Former Maryland defenseman Casey Ikeda has been named Penn's director of lacrosse operations. Ikeda was a first-team All-American and the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year last year.

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Women's college lacrosse: Johns Hopkins attacker-midfielder Miranda Ibello (Maryvale) was named the third-rated incoming freshman in Inside Lacrosse's rankings. Georgetown midfielder Francesca Whitehurst (Roland Park), Duke midfielder Olivia Jenner (McDonogh), Princeton midfielder Elizabeth George (McDonogh), Maryland midfielder Jen Giles (Mount Hebron), and Maryland attackers Caroline Steele (Severn) and Shelby Mercer (Century) also made the top 20.

College football: Navy senior outside linebacker Myer Krah is one of 11 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision selected to the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Fans can vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain at espn.com/allstate through Nov. 25. The captain and team will be invited to New Orleans to participate in a community project before the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl.

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Women's college basketball: Terry Nooner has been named an assistant coach at Maryland. Nooner served as an assistant coach at Alabama the past two seasons after holding the same post for a year at his alma mater, Kansas, where he played from 1997 to 2000. Former assistant coach Bryce McKey, who was hired in April, resigned last month after a player he coached at Xavier accused him of groping her.

Men's college basketball: The Big Ten Network will broadcast 14 Maryland games this season, with two available only on subscription service BTN Plus. The games on the Big Ten Network are: Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 13), Rider (Nov.20), Cleveland State (Nov. 28), Saint Francis (Dec. 4), UMES (Dec. 12), Princeton (Dec. 19), Marshall (Dec. 27), Northwestern (Jan. 2), Rutgers (Jan. 6), Northwestern (Jan. 19), Nebraska (Feb. 3) and Minnesota (Feb. 18). The games on BTN plus are: Southern New Hampshire (Nov. 6), an exhibition, and Bowie State (Feb. 9).

Men's college soccer: St. Mary's sophomore Zack Haussler (Glenelg) earned Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Track and field: Former UMBC standout Yao Adantor finished in fourth place in the shot put at the All-African Games in Brazzaville, Congo Republic, recently. The Togo native posted a personal-best and national-record throw of 17.64 meters. Franck Elemba Waka of Congo won the event with a throw of 20.25 meters.

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NFL: The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent cornerback Will Blackmon and placed safety Duke Ihenacho on injured reserve. Blackmon, 30, was cut this month by the Seattle Seahawks. He has 119 career tackles and an interception and has played only two full seasons. Ihenacho fractured and dislocated his left wrist in the second quarter of Sunday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

NBA: The Washington Wizards signed centers Josh Harrellson and Jaleel Roberts to nonguaranteed contracts with invitations to training camp, which is slated to begin at Towson University on Sept. 29.

Gambling: James Sloat of Halethorpe won the Delaware Poker Championship V on Sept. 6 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino's Crown Royal Poker Room. The 211-player no-limit Texas hold-'em tournament included a prize pool of $104,500. Sloat was awarded the winner's prize of $18,948.

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