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Ex-Terp Greivis Vasquez out at least three months after ankle surgery

Ex-Terp Greivis Vasquez out at least three months after ankle surgery

Milwaukee Bucks guard Greivis Vasquez will be out for at least three months after undergoing surgery on his right ankle.

Coach Jason Kidd announced Vasquez's prognosis after the surgery Tuesday.

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Vasquez, a former Maryland star, had surgery in New York to remove a bone spur and loose bodies. Kidd says Vasquez's recovery will last three to four months, but the coach hasn't ruled out his return during the regular season.

Vasquez is averaging 7.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 16 games this season. He hasn't played since Nov. 27, and Kidd credited him the guard for with attempting to play through injury.

"He's going to compete, hurt or healthy," Kidd said. "He tried and did everything he could, but it just didn't work out, so the next step was to have surgery. The next step for him is to have a speedy recovery, get ready for free agency and then go from there. We're not going to rule him out for the season, but we'll see."

Vasquez is making $6.6 million this season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. The 6-foot-6 Venezuelan is in his sixth NBA season with his fifth team.

Swimming: Olympian Michael Phelps will be Joe Buck's guest on "Undeniable" tonight at 8 on DIRECTV and AT&T U–verse's Audience Network. The hourlong interview will cover the role his mother, Debbie, played in Phelps' life, his start in swimming in Baltimore, his winning eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and the difficult times he went through in rehabilitation after his second DUI arrest.

NFL draft: Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller, who missed all but three games during his junior season with a knee injury, will enter the 2016 NFL draft, according to reports from Blacksburg, Va. Fuller, who is from Baltimore and attended Good Counsel in Olney, has signed with an agent and is working out in Florida, according to roanoke.com. The fourth of four brothers to play for Virginia Tech, Fuller started 28 of 29 games for the Hokies and has eight career interceptions, including six his freshman year. His three brothers all played in the NFL, with two still on teams, Corey (receiver for the Detroit Lions) and Kyle (cornerback for the Chicago Bears). Eldest brother Vincent played in the NFL from 2005 to 2011 (safety for the Tennessee Titans, Lions and New England Patriots). Kendall, 6 feet and 197 pounds, was first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014.

Varsity football recruiting: McDonogh safety Eric Burrell remains committed to Wisconsin but said he will consider the offer he received Monday night from Maryland. Burrell, a three-time All-Metro selection, is rated the No. 1 senior safety in Maryland and No. 35 in the nation. He committed to the Badgers on Oct. 12.

For more of Katherine Dunn's blog post on Burrell, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.

Baseball: The Washington Nationals named Chris Speier bench coach, Mike Maddux pitching coach, Davey Lopes first base coach, Jacque Jones assistant hitting coach and Dan Firova bullpen coach. ... Jeremy Owens, who played for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs from 2008 to 2014, has been named manager of the independent Atlantic League team, replacing Stan Cliburn, who will manage the New Britain Bees in their first season in the league.

Women's college basketball: Taylor McCarley made 12 of 14 free throws and totaled 20 points to lead UMBC (6-3) to a 55-52 overtime victory over host UMES (3-7). Senior guard Capree Garner added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Retrievers, who extended their winning streak to five games. Moengaroa Subritzky led the Hawks with 18 points. UMES had a chance to tie the game with 17 seconds to go but turned the ball over.

Men's college soccer: Maryland (12-5-6) finished seventh in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I poll of the season, moving up from 12th.

College baseball: UMES announced its captains for the 2016 season: junior shortstop Jordan Martin, senior pitcher J.P. Black and senior second baseman Mike Escanilla.

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