Guard Daquan Cook suspended by UNLV

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UNLV coach Dave Rice: "We are disappointed ... but we are committed to giving him the support he needs."

Nevada-Las Vegas suspended guard Daquan Cook (St. Frances, Digital Harbor) on Tuesday for the nonconference portion of the men's basketball season after a DUI arrest. The school said in a statement that Cook was arrested Sunday. Las Vegas police couldn't immediately provide information. Cook will miss UNLV's first 13 games. The school said his status will be re-evaluated before the start of conference play. Coach Dave Rice said in the statement that Cook made a mistake and takes responsibility for it. "We are disappointed in his actions, but we are committed to giving him the support he needs to have the opportunity to move forward and learn from this," Rice said. Cook, a junior, didn't play last season after tearing his right ACL in August 2014.

UM women ranked No. 9 in preseason AP hoops poll

Maryland was ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press women's basketball poll, which was released Tuesday. The Terps return four starters from last year's 34-3 team that went undefeated in the Big Ten and advanced to its second straight Final Four. Defending national champion Connecticut was ranked first. Three other Big Ten teams were ranked: Ohio State at No. 6, Northwestern at No. 19 and Michigan State at No. 24.

Men's soccer: Cody Guerry scored twice as Army West Point (5-6-5, 3-2-3 Patriot League) earned a 2-0 victory over Navy (8-8-1, 4-4-0 PL) in the Star Match and Army-Navy Cup IV at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. ... Lycoming sophomore Kyle Thomas (C. Milton Wright) was named MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Year. ... The Eastern College Athletics Conference named Arcadia sophomore forward Bradley McKim (Calvert Hall) Division III South Offensive Player of the Week.

Women's soccer: Navy women's soccer freshman Ash Fairow's two-goal performance led third-seeded Navy (11-6-4) to a 6-0 win over sixth-seeded American (5-11-3) in the Patriot League quarterfinals. The Mids advance to the semifinals to face second-seeded Bucknell on Friday at 7 p.m. in Boston.

Men's swimming: Loyola Maryland sophomore Ben Cono was honored as Patriot League Male Swimmer of the Week.

Women's volleyball: Maryland will host No. 3 Penn State in a match Thursday that serves as a Dig Pink fundraiser for metastatic breast cancer research.

Et cetera

O's add exhibition in Philly three days before opener

After finishing their Grapefruit League schedule in Florida this spring, the Orioles will play an additional exhibition game on Friday, April 1, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Game time will be 6:05 p.m. The game will be three days before the regular-season opener against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards and one day after their Grapefruit League finale on March 31 against the Atlanta Braves at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla.

Eduardo A. Encina

Preakness: The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the official logo for the 141st running of the Preakness. The middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown will take place May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. The logo has "a classic, almost retro, design with a contemporary edge," said Heather Connellee, CEO of The Leffler Agency. This is the 17th straight year that Leffler has designed the logo. Preakness tickets went on sale Oct. 5, the same day that renewal notices went out. Renewal notices have a deadline of Jan. 15.

Varsity boys soccer: Four Baltimore-area seniors will play in the fifth annual SIMA High School All-American Game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, N.C. McDonogh forward Tunde Akinlosotu and defender Michael DeShields, River Hill midfielder Mike Heitzmann and Perry Hall defender Colin Weyant are four of 20 players chosen to the East team that will take on the West's top players. Akinlosotu (George Mason), DeShields (Wake Forest), Heitzmann (Maryland) and Weyant (UMBC) earned All-Metro honors last season.

Glenn Graham

Pro basketball: After the Miami Heat released him during the preseason, Greg Whittington (Oakland Mills) joined the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate. Training camp for the Skyforce opened Monday in South Dakota and runs through Nov. 11. All players on the Sioux Falls roster are eligible to be signed by any NBA team, including the Heat.

Amateur baseball: Ripken Baseball named John Bramlette executive vice president of amateur baseball. Bramlette will be responsible for the management and growth of youth baseball programming, including player development and tournaments at The Ripken Experience complexes in Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee. He will also oversee the annual Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen.

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