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The Maryland women's basketball team was selected to win the Big Ten this year by both the league's 14 head coaches and the league's media panel. Juniors Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) were voted to the Preseason All-Big Ten teams by the coaches and media as well. Ohio State was selected to finish second by the coaches and media. The coaches voted Michigan State to finish third, and the media voted Northwestern. Walker-Kimbrough earned All-Big Ten first-team honors from the coaches and media; Jones was named to the media panel's second team and the coaches' first team. Maryland went 18-0 in Big Ten play in its first year in the league last year. The Terps beat Ohio State, 77-74, in the Big Ten championship game.
Maryland men's basketball
Trimble gets top Big 10 preseason accolade
After becoming the first freshman point guard named first-team All-Big Ten Conference in seven years, Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble has been named the league's Preseason Player of the Year. Senior forward Jake Layman, who was a third-team selection a year ago, was also named among the league's top 10 players. Both players, along with Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, will be in Chicago today for the league's media day. Trimble is the first Maryland player to be named conference Preseason Player of the Year since Terence Morris was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Preseason Player of the Year in 1999-2000. Others named to the All-Big Ten preseason team were Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr. of Indiana, Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig of Wisconsin, Caris LeVert of Michigan, A.J. Hammons of Purdue, Jarrod Uthoff of Iowa and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State.
Jim Gabarra to coach NWSL's Washington Spirit
Jim Gabarra coached Washington teams in the first two U.S. women's pro soccer leagues. Now, he is back for a third tour. The former Washington Freedom boss (2001-2003 and 2009-2010) was named coach and general manager of the Washington Spirit on Wednesday, replacing Mark Parsons, who this month left the National Women's Soccer League club for the Portland Thorns. Gabarra, 56, coached New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC for three seasons, going 24-21-21 in the regular season with a playoff appearance in 2013. His wife, Carin, a former U.S. women's national team star and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, has coached the Navy women's program for more than 20 years. The family lives in Anne Arundel County.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Horse racing: Trevor McCarthy, the son of Delaware Park record-setting jockey Michael McCarthy, fell one win short of equaling the track record for most wins in a day held by his father. Trevor McCarthy, 21, who rides often on the Maryland circuit, had five winners from his seven mounts. The record of six is held by six riders, including Michael McCarthy, who accomplished the feat twice — once in 1997 and again in 1998. The others were Joseph Rocco Jr. in 2011; Jimmy Edwards in 1984; Greg McCarron in 1974; George Cusimano in 1968; and Eldon Nelson in 1958. ... Triple Crown champion American Pharoah completed a 7-furlong workout at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., as he continues to prepare for his final career start in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland. The 3-year-old colt was timed in 1 minute, 23 seconds flat for the distance with jockey Martin Garcia aboard on Wednesday under the eye of trainer Bob Baffert. It was American Pharoah's fifth drill since returning to his home base last month and was in stark contrast to his leisurely 5-furlong work of 1:01.20 last week.
Baseball: Former Oriole Don Baylor won't be back as Los Angeles Angels hitting coach in 2016. Along with pitching coach Mike Butcher, he was fired Tuesday by new general manager Billy Eppler. Baylor, 66, who won the AL Most Valuable Player award with the Angels in 1979, joined the team as hitting coach in 2014. The team finished 12th in the American League in runs this season.
Golf: Eric Egloff, a veteran tour player from Sandy Spring, broke away from a four-way tie for the lead and won the 16th Maryland State Senior Open with scores of 69-68—137 at the East Course of Joint Base Andrews. Egloff, 50, in the event for the first time, was followed by amateur Matt Sughrue, the defending champion, with 69-71—140.
Men's college soccer: UMBC's America East record unbeaten streak of 27 games ended, as the Retrievers (7-3-2, 1-1-1) fell, 3-0, at Vermont (7-5-1, 2-1). The Retrievers had not lost in the regular season or postseason in league play since falling at Albany in October 2012, winning 22 and drawing five times in that span.
College administration: Gregory J. Witkop, assistant director of college athletics at CCBC-Essex, was named 2014-15 Maryland JUCO Conference Athletic Director of the Year.