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Digest: Skipper, Delany to discuss 'The Future of Sports on TV' at Shirley Povich Symposium

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

John Skipper, the ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will headline the 11th annual Shirley Povich Symposium on Nov. 16.

"The Future of Sports on TV" starts at 7 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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Joining Skipper and Delany are David Aldridge (reporter, Turner Sports), Andrea Kremer (chief correspondent, NFL Network and HBO Real Sports contributor), Jimmy Roberts '79 (broadcaster, NBC Sports and the Golf Channel) and Scott Van Pelt (host, ESPN's SportsCenter).

Television host Maury Povich, son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich for whom the symposium is named, will moderate the panel.

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The news that Orioles bullpen coach Dom Chiti was leaving the club to take a developmental position with the Atlanta Braves was a surprise for many within the organization. That leaves the Orioles in need of not only a replacement for pitching coach Dave Wallace, but also a new bullpen coach.

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Hitting assistant Quinn won't be back with O's

Assistant hitting coach Mark Quinn will not return to the Orioles next season, according to an industry source. Quinn, who played parts of four major league seasons with the Kansas City Royals, served as assistant hitting coach for one season after being hired in January. In his role, Quinn worked aside hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh. The Orioles led the majors with 253 homers but ranked seventh in the American League in runs (744) and 10th in the AL in on-base percentage (.317). Quinn owns The Baseball School in Houston, an academy that works with players at all levels. He declined to comment about his status with the team when reached by phone Thursday. He was selected for the Orioles position from about 100 candidates and was ultimately hired over Royals minor league instructor Milt Thompson. Quinn was working under a one-year contract. Before Quinn, Einar Diaz was assistant hitting coach, but Diaz was shifted to replace bullpen catcher Rudy Arias after 2015.

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More baseball: The Washington Nationals picked up Gio Gonzalez's option, meaning they'll owe him $12 million in 2017. The Nationals declined their option on right-handed reliever Yusmeiro Petit, who would have been owed $3 million but will instead get a $500,000 buyout. Gonzalez, 31, was 11-11 with a 4.57 ERA this season, throwing 1771/3 innings in 32 starts. Petit was 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA and one save in 62 innings. ... The Boston Red Sox promoted former Orioles general manager Frank Wren to senior vice president of player personnel. ... The Chicago White Sox declined the 2017 contract option on former Orioles right-handed reliever Matt Albers.

Maryland junior Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has become, by one metric, the most efficient scorer and, with no close runner-up, the best 3-point shooter in Division I.

Women's college basketball: Maryland senior guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough received the most votes (10) of anyone not on the Associated Press All-America preseason team.

Luus set a Big Ten record at Indiana with seven goals over three tournament games for the top-seeded Terps.

College field hockey: Big Ten Player of the Year Welma Luus found freshmen Kelee Lepage and Madison Maguire in the first 90 seconds as No. 1-seeded Maryland (16-3) earned a 3-1 win over No. 8 seed Rutgers (9-9) in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The Terps will play fourth-seeded Northwestern (13-7) today at 4 p.m. Sophomore Linnea Gonzales (Patterson Mill) scored for Maryland in the 46th minute when she deflected in a shot on a penalty corner. ... Salisbury is ranked No. 2 in the National Field Hockey Coaches' Association Division III poll for the third straight week. Messiah is No. 1.

Women's college soccer: McDaniel (15-1-1) rose to No. 2 in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic rankings and to a school-record No. 13 in the national poll.

Women's college volleyball: Stevenson junior libero Deanna Bradbury and junior outside hitter Annika Schwartz made the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth first team. Mustangs senior setter Sara Bollinger (Winters Mill) and senior outside hitter Kristen Brooks made the second team.

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