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Digest: KaVaughn Scott signs letter of intent with Loyola Maryland men's basketball

KaVaughn Scott, a 6-foot-7 forward from Irvine, Calif., has signed a letter of intent with Loyola Maryland to complete the Greyhounds' incoming freshman class. Scott, a McDonald's All America nominee, averaged 11.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game as a senior in 2015-16 to help Orange Lutheran to a 23-9 overall record and an appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation Division II Regional semifinals.

Former Maryland kicker Brad Craddock was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.

NFL: The Cleveland Browns released former Maryland kicker Brad Craddock on Wednesday. The move came after the Browns claimed Jaden Oberkrom, a fellow rookie kicker out of Texas Christian, from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Craddock, the 2014 Lou Groza Award winner, had officially signed with Cleveland on May 13 after he went undrafted earlier this month in the NFL draft.

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Baseball: The Washington Nationals and Jayson Werth, a former Orioles minor leaguer, adjusted the veteran outfielder's contract to defer $10million of his $21 million 2016 salary with interest, according to the terms of the contract. According to a report from Fox Sports, which first mentioned the change in the terms Thursday, Werth and the Nationals adjusted the contract last fall and the money will be paid in 2018. Because of the deferral with interest, Werth will earn an extra $1million. Werth is due $21 million in 2017, the final year of his contract.

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NHL: Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is one of three finalists for the 2015-16 General Manager of the Year Award. Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars and Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins also were nominated. The winner will be announced June 22.

The formula for success this weekend in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals is quite simple. Play your best, or go home.

Lacrosse: US Lacrosse in Sparks announced the creation of the Center for Sport Science, which will serve as a national hub for the study and improvement of health in lacrosse with a focus on youth players. The center will be "devoted to research, education, collaboration, policy development, and best practices guidelines that benefit the safety and wellness of lacrosse players, with a particular focus on youth players," according to a news release. Dr. Bruce Griffin, who has been director of health and sport safety at US Lacrosse since 2013, will serve as director and members of US Lacrosse's current Sports Science and Safety Committee will serve in an advisory role.

College track and field: Six Maryland athletes — senior Chioma Onyekwere (shot put, weight throw), junior Micha Powell (400-meter dash), junior Lisa Meneau (400-meter hurdles), sophomore Peyton Wade (high jump), sophomore Alexandra Lucki (1,500 meters) and junior Brandon Thompson (200-meter dash) — have accepted qualifying bids to the NCAA East Regional Track & Field Championships in Jacksonville, Fla., next week. The top 12 finishers in each event will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 8-11.

College baseball: Junior right-hander Mike Shawaryn pitched a complete game to help Maryland (27-24, 12-10 Big Ten Conference) earn a 6-3 win over host Michigan State (33-17, 12-10). Junior catcher-infielder Nick Cieri had two hits and two RBIs as the Terps scored three runs in the fifth and sixth.

- Towson (19-34, 9-13 Colonial Athletic Association) stole its 90th base of the season to set a school record in a 4-0 loss to host Northeastern (28-24, 11-10), breaking the previous mark of 89 set in 2013 with two games remaining.

- North No. 3 seed Coppin State (12-37) fell, 10-0, to South No. 2 seed Bethune-Cookman (26-25) in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Salisbury. The Eagles defeated North No. 2 seed Delaware State (13-36), 15-4, to advance in the consolation bracket.

- Ryan Aloise scattered five hits over nine innings and didn't allow a runner to reach third base as St. Joseph's (N.Y.) (25-12) earned a 3-0 win over Johns Hopkins (28-15-2) in an NCAA Division III Mideast Regional tournament elimination game in Washington, Pa.

- Salisbury (26-11) claimed a 5-3 win over Salve Regina (26-17-1) in a Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament elimination game in Moosic, Pa. The Sea Gulls will play Penn State-Berks today at 10a.m. in another elimination game.

Scholarships: Brad Brooks of McDaniel men's swimming and Glenn Balbus of Johns Hopkins men's fencing were two of 29 male winter athletes across all three NCAA divisions to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship.

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