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Rays to honor the late Don Zimmer before season opener vs. Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays will honor former longtime senior adviser Don Zimmer by retiring uniform No. 66 before their April 6 season opener against the Orioles. Zimmer spent 2004 to 2014 with the Rays. It was his longest stint in his 66 years with 14 major league teams as a player, coach, manager or adviser. Zimmer was 83 when he died June 4. Three days later, the Rays and Seattle Mariners wore Zimmer's No. 23 Brooklyn Dodgers jersey in a pregame tribute at Tropicana Field. He began his career as an infielder with the Dodgers in 1954. The Rays have retired only two other numbers: Wade Boggs' No. 12 in 1999 and, with all other MLB teams, Jackie Robinson's No. 42 in 1997.

Minor league baseball: The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League re-signed former Orioles left-handed pitcher Brian Burres, 33. Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 31st round of the 2000 draft, Burres made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2006 and spent three seasons with the team, going 13-18 with a 5.88 ERA. He also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Men's college lacrosse

Towson loses Hodgson for rest of season

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The Towson's men's lacrosse team got the news it had been bracing for. Redshirt senior midfielder Andrew Hodgson will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. Hodgson suffered the injury in the second quarter of the No. 18 Tigers' 7-6 loss to No. 15 Ohio State a week ago. He did not play in Saturday's 9-8 win at Binghamton and underwent surgery Tuesday morning, coach Shawn Nadelen said. Hodgson, who is second on Towson (6-3) in goals with 15 and fourth in points with 19, was replaced in the starting lineup Saturday by junior Spencer Parks. The Fallston resident and St. Paul's graduate had a goal and an assist while running with seniors Greg Cuccinello and Justin Mabus. Hodgson's career with the Tigers is likely over as he had played in eight games and will not be able to apply for a medical redshirt to return for 2016.

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Terps' Turgeon among 16 finalists for Phelan Award

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Maryland's Mark Turgeon was named one of 16 finalists for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award, presented annually to the top coach in Division I men's basketball. Among the other finalists are Virginia's Tony Bennett, West Virginia's Bob Huggins and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan. The award is named in honor of Jim Phelan, who coached his entire career at Mount St. Mary's and led the Mountaineers to the 1962 Division II title.

Men's college golf: Sophomore Matt Oshrine (Pikesville) finished atop the leader board at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate at Kingsmill Resort River Course in Williamsburg, Va., Tuesday to win his second college tournament this season, but Loyola Maryland lost a playoff round with Radford to finish the day. Oshrine, the only player to finish under par, shot a three-round 2-under-par 208 (70-72-66) to tie the 54-hole tournament record and finish two strokes in front.

College wrestling: Navy freshman 174-pounder Jadaen Bernstein is the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Freshman of the Year.

Women's college track and field: Mount St. Mary's senior Heather Juhring was named Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week the Wake Forest Open last weekend.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed forward Francisca Ordega, pending the receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Ordega, a member of the Nigerian national team, will take up one of the Spirit's two available international roster spots.

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