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Lake Clifton's Durand Johnson leaves Pitt basketball program

Pittsburgh basketball forward Durand Johnson (Lake Clifton), who was being counted on to provide perimeter shooting and leadership as a returning senior, is leaving the program, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Johnson missed the 2014-15 season after being suspended for an undisclosed reason. In 2013-14, he averaged 8.8 points and was fourth on the team with 22 3-pointers in 16 games off the bench.

More men's college basketball: Hood promoted Chad Dickman from associate head coach to head coach, replacing Tom Dickman, his father, who is stepping away to focus on his role as director of athletics. During Chad Dickman's two years as associate head coach, the Blazers won a total of 33 games and reached the Commonwealth Conference semifinals twice. ... Towson signed wing player Dennis Tunstall to a national letter of intent. Tunstall, 6 feet 8, 205 pounds, who averaged 16.9 points at Life Center Academy in Medford, N.J., is rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

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Men's college lacrosse: Navy sophomore defenseman Chris Fennell was named National Player of the Week after receiving 34 percent of a public vote via Inside Lacrosse. ... McDaniel senior attackman Patrick Serio (Marriotts Ridge) was named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III South Offensive Player of the Week.

College baseball: No. 22 Maryland (25-10) used a three-run top of the ninth to earn a 6-4 win over host Liberty (23-14). Reliever Zach Morris earned the victory, and Kevin Mooney (North Harford) got his fourth save. ... Towson (10-23-2) scored six runs in the fourth en route to a 12-4 win over host George Mason (14-19-1).

Men's college track and field: Penn State junior middle-distance runner Robby Creese (Glenelg) was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week.

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Owings Mills' Smith to attend draft in Chicago

Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith is among the prospects who have accepted an invitation from the NFL to attend the draft in Chicago. The Owings Mills graduate is one of two local draft prospects to be invited, joining Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson, a River Hill graduate.

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More draft news: Indiana running back Tevin Coleman ran the 40-yard dash at his campus pro day Wednesday, and he was timed at between 4.35 and 4.4 seconds, according to sources. At least 23 NFL teams attended the workout, including a Ravens scout and running back coach Thomas Hammock. ... Bowie State tight end Khari Lee has been invited to the Ravens' local-prospect day on Tuesday, according to sources.

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Ravens: Former practice squad linebacker Nigel Carr has sold his Super Bowl XLVII ring and it is being auctioned off by Goldin Auctions, according to the online auction company. The highest of seven bids after the first few days is $22,000.

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Noteworthy Peach to run in Saturday's Tesio at Pimlico

Noteworthy Peach, a Gary Capuano-trained winner in two of three starts this year, will try stakes company for the first time in Saturday's $100,000 Federico Tesio at Pimlico Race Course. The 34th renewal of the 1 1/16-mile Tesio for 3-year-olds, regarded as Old Hilltop's local prep for the $1.5 million Preakness on May 16, highlights a 10-race card with six stakes worth $575,000.

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More horse racing: Divining Rod, a three-length winner of the Lexington on April 11 at Keeneland, is being pointed to the Preakness. It would be the first Preakness starter for trainer Arnaud Delacour of Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton.

NBA: The Washington Wizards unveiled a new primary logo that incorporates the "monument ball" design that has been in place since 2011 in combination with the striping from the team's uniforms, the three stars that represent D.C., Maryland and Virginia and the team's wordmarks. The Wizards will continue to prominently use both the monument ball and "DC hands" logos in all collateral materials and will discontinue the use of the "wizard/partial moon" logo that was introduced in 1997 and revamped in 2011.

Varsity lacrosse: The first of four waves of seniors selected for the Under Armour All-America Senior Showcase games on July 3 at Towson was announced. Loyola Blakefield midfielder Ryan Conrad (Virginia) and Calvert Hall attackman Timmy Kelly (North Carolina) were invited to play in the boys game, and Mount Hebron midfielder Jen Giles (Maryland), McDonogh midfielder Olivia Jenner (Duke) and St.Paul's defender Julia Briag (Maryland) were selected for the girls game.

Swimming: Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky (Bethesda) won the 1,500-meter freestyle in the Arena Pro Swim Series event in Mesa, Ariz.

Varsity: Mount Saint Joseph is accepting applications for head football coach. People interested in the job should submit a resume and cover letter to athletic director Kraig Loovis at kloovis@admin.msjnet.edu. Former coach Blake Henry stepped down after five seasons to coach at Potomac in McLean, Va.; the Gaels finished 8-3 last season. ... Mount Carmel is seeking a boys head basketball coach. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to athletic director Mike Naunton at mnaunton@olmcmd.org.

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