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Digest: Former Johns Hopkins basketball player Brian Cosgrove dies

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Cosgrove helped the Blue Jays to a 69-33 record as well as an NCAA Division III tournament appearance.

Brian Cosgrove, a 2002 graduate of Johns Hopkins and a four-year member of the men's basketball team, died Thursday after a long fight with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the university announced Saturday. Cosgrove helped the Blue Jays to a 69-33 record as well as NCAA Division III tournament and Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament appearances. He played in 94 games, starting 57, and averaged 6.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.48 assists per game. For information about services, go to

College football: Three-star wide receiver Sean Nelson of Langston Hughes High in Fairburn, Ga., committed to Maryland."I would like to thank every school that gave me this opportunity to come play football and represent their program," Nelson wrote on Twitter. "But with that being said I am blessed and honored enough to say I am committing to the University of Maryland!" Nelson is the No. 83 wide receiver nationally and the No. 57 player in Georgia, according to the composite rankings. He's rated as a three-star recruit by and; he's unrated by and ESPN.

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College baseball: Sophomore Kevin Smith hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning and Taylor Bloom of Crofton allowed six hits in pitching his fifth complete game this season to lead host Maryland (25-20, 10-7 Big Ten) to a 3-1 win over Illinois (24-20, 8-9) in the second game of a doubleheader. The Terps lost the opener, 4-2.

Varsity softball: No. 8 C. Milton Wright scored in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings for a 4-3 upset over No. 1 Eastern Tech (15-1). Morghan Fulton got the win and had a double for the host Mustangs (13-4).

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit (3-0-1) and Portland Thorns (2-0-2) remain the league's only two undefeated teams after a 0-0 tie in front of an announced 4,333 fans in Boyds.

NHL: Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is one of three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players Association. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn also were nominated. The winner will be announced June 22. Holtby, 26, was 48-9-7 this season with three shutouts, a 2.20 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.

Fishing: Capt. Lonnie "LJ" Johnson of LJ's Light Tackle in Chesapeake Beach and creator of the G-Eye jigs, will speak at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association on Tuesday. He'll discuss strategies for light tackle jigging and share lure-making tips. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall at 1010 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Use the Beaumont Avenue (side) entrance. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7:30. Admission is free. Details: Contact Mark DeHoff at

Men's college golf: Loyola Maryland junior Connor Flach (Centennial) was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Women's college lacrosse: North Carolina coach Jenny Levy (Roland Park) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

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