Visiting Brown (17-12) led from start to finish and won, 81-75, over UMBC (15-16) in the opening round of the Women's Basketball Invitational on Thursday night. Pandora Wilson (19 points) and Taylor McCarley (18 points) led the Retrievers' offense.

Men's college basketball: Salisbury senior forward Wyatt Smith (John Carroll) was named to the D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic second team and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Middle Atlantic District second team.


Alex Woodall of Towson men's lacrosse headlines additions to Tewaaraton Award watch list

Men's college lacrosse: Towson sophomore faceoff specialist Alex Woodall headlines a group of first-round additions to the Tewaaraton Award watch list. The Annapolis resident and St. Mary's graduate ranks ninth in Division I with a .645 faceoff percentage and 16th in ground balls per game at 6.7. Woodall shared Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week honors with Hofstra junior midfielder Dylan Alderman. The list includes a pair of Princeton players in senior midfielder Zach Currier and junior midfielder Austin Sims. There are also two freshman midfielders in Virginia's Dox Aitken and Penn State's Gerard Arceri. More players can be added to the watch list April 6. The pool of candidates will then be narrowed to 25 on April 27 and five finalists on May 11 before the Tewaaraton Award ceremony on June 1 in Washington.

Women's college lacrosse: Maryland sophomore goalie Megan Taylor (Glenelg), Elon junior attacker Stephanie Asher (Glenelg) and Florida sophomore goalie Haley Hicklen (Towson) were added to the women's Tewaaraton watch list along with Virginia Tech junior attacker Tristan McGinley, Elon senior goalie Rachel Ramirez, Harvard senior attacker Marisa Romeo and Florida senior attacker Mollie Stevens. ... Host UMBC (5-3) used a 13-0 run to take control and won, 17-5, over Longwood (4-4). The Retrievers were led by three players with three goals each: Sam Nolan (Fallston), Jennie Milligan (South River) and Carolyn Jamison (Westminster). Sam Moeller (St. Paul's) scored twice for UMBC. ... No. 19 Duke (5-3) used a 4-0 run to break a 7-7 tie and won, 16-10, over host Saint Joseph's (2-4). Maddie Crutchfield, Kyra Harney, Catherine Cordrey and Haley Shaffer each scored three goals for the Blue Devils.

College baseball: Catholic sophomore Jon Mierzwa (Reservoir) was named Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins jumped 19 spots to 21st in the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll. ... Frederick Community College (17-4) rose eight places to No. 7 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II poll.

Former Baltimore Sun Orioles writer Buster Olney told me back in the 1990s that he thought Roberto Alomar was the best all-around player in the game. I'm don't think I fully agreed with him at the time, but he definitely wasn't very far from correct.

Baseball: The Commissioner's Office named former Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar a special consultant who will focus on youth baseball development and other league goals in Puerto Rico.

Miami Dolphins re-sign offensive linemen Jermon Bushrod

NFL: Free-agent guard Jermon Bushrod (Towson University) has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins after starting all 16 games for them last season. Bushrod was part of a unit that helped Miami reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He blocked for running back Jay Ajayi, who rushed for 1,272 yards, third most in a single season in Dolphins history. Bushrod has 112 career starts. The 10-year NFL veteran also played for the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears and joined Miami last season. ... The Washington Redskins signed linebacker Chris Carter.

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