Pirates designate Steve Lombardozzi for assignment

The Pirates' Steve Lombardozzi is greeted in the dugout after scoring on a hit by Jung Ho Kang in the seventh inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on  Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 4-3.
The Pirates' Steve Lombardozzi is greeted in the dugout after scoring on a hit by Jung Ho Kang in the seventh inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on  Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 4-3. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated former Orioles infielder Steve Lombardozzi (Atholton) for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster for third baseman Aramis Ramirez, whom they acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Lombardozzi, 26, had 11 plate appearances in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He was hitless in 10 at-bats with a walk and a run scored.


Lombardozzi played for the Washington Nationals from 2011 to 2013, was traded to the Detroit Tigers that December and dealt to the Orioles the following March. He played 20 games for the Orioles last season before spending the rest of the season in the minor leagues. The Pirates purchased his contract from the Orioles in February.

He's a career .263 hitter with five home runs and 52 RBIs in 788 at-bats.


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DeMatha WR Ellis sets date to reveal decision

Four-star wide receiver Tino Ellis out of DeMatha will announce his commitment live on Comcast Sports Network next Friday at 6 p.m., according to a tweet from CSN reporter Rob Carlin. Ellis narrowed his possible schools to six on July 4, with Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Rutgers, Nebraska and Kentucky making the list. The Terps and Hokies are considered the front-runners, with Virginia Tech a slight favorite. Stefon Diggs Deon Long Marcus Leak Juwann Winfree Ellis is listed as the 46th-best wide receiver in the 2016 class, according to 247sports, and the ninth- best player in the state.

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Pan American Games: Maryland guard Melo Trimble played just eight minutes off the bench Thursday night in the United States' 93-83 loss to Brazil in its third and final game of men's basketball preliminary-round play at the Pan American Games in Toronto. Brazil (3-0) earned the No. 1 seed in Group A by beating the Americans (2-1). Already assured before the game of advancing to the medal-round semifinals, the United States (2-1) finished second in the group and will meet host and Group B No. 1 seed Canada (3-0) at 6 tonight in one of today's two semifinals. The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN2.  Brazil will face Group B's No. 2 seed, Dominican Republic (1-2), in the 1:30 p.m. semifinal. Keith Langford paced the U.S. offense, scoring 17 points. Bobby Brown and Taurean Prince each added 16 points, and Anthony Randolph chipped in 15 points. Trimble was 0-for-2 from the field and 1-for-2 from the free-throw line. He had one offensive rebound and committed a foul. On Wednesday night, he had five points, five rebounds and four assists as the United States rolled to a 102-70 victory over Puerto Rico (0-2) in its second game. Playing 21 minutes off the bench, Trimble shot 1-for-5 from the field (1-for-2 on 3-point attempts) and committed three turnovers.

College football: WBAL (1090 AM) will continue as the flagship radio station for Navy under a multiyear partnership announced Thursday. WBAL will broadcast all games home and away, including any postseason games. The broadcast will include a 60-minute pregame show and a 30-minute postgame show. ... Navy senior Keenan Reynolds is one of 30 players on the watch list for the Manning Award, the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. ... Virginia Tech junior cornerback Kendall Fuller, a Baltimorean who attended Good Counsel, was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason team.

Women's college lacrosse: Recent Navy graduate Loren Generi received an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletic competition.

Boxing: Welterweight Yurii "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Polischuk of Alexandria, Va., will fight Anthony Prescott of Cherry Hill, N.J., in the six-round main event of a professional card tonight at the Horseshoe Casino. The co-feature will pit heavyweights Mike "Silverback" Balogun of Upper Marlboro, a former linebacker at Oklahoma, against Baltimore's Lonnie Kornegay. For ticket information, call 702-351-7699.

WNBA: Despite a team-high 16 points from Kristi Toliver (Maryland), the host Los Angeles Sparks (3-13) lost, 59-53, to the New York Liberty (12-5) on Wednesday night.

NFL: The Washington Redskins waived running back Michael Hill one week before the start of training camp.

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Laurel Park: Today's eight-race twilight program will feature three carryovers, including a carryover on the Pick 5 with an industry-low 12percent takeout. First-race post is at 3:40 p.m. The 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $6,025.86 while the Pick 5 will have a $5,334.55 carryover. The Rainbow 6 and Pick 5 will include four turf races with two (one maiden) at 51/2 furlongs, an allowance event at 11/8 miles and an optional claimer at 11/16 miles. The Super Hi 5, over 51/2 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up with a $25,000 tag, has a carryover of $12,021.58.


Junior golf: Aneka Seumanutafa of Frederick lost, 2 and 1, to Mika Liu of Los Angeles in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Girls' Junior in Tulsa, Okla.

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