Terps' Lexie Brown 3rd-team All-American

Maryland sophomore guard Lexie Brown was named to the Associated Press All-America third team Tuesday. She averages 13.4 points per game and leads the Final Four-bound team in assists (4.5) and steals (2.2) per game. She also leads the Terps with 67 3-pointers made. Fellow sophomore guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, the Spokane Regional Most Outstanding Player, received honorable mention.

More women's college basketball: Anne Arundel Community College freshman guard Tiffany McKinney (South River) was named a National Junior College Athletic Association Division III third-team All-American.


Men's college basketball: Maryland freshman guard Melo Trimble and senior guard Dez Wells received AP All-America honorable mention. ... Baltimore City Community College sophomore guard Brian Kelley was named to the NJCAA All-America honorable mention list.

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UMBC loses starter Borsody for rest of season

UMBC will tackle the rest of the America East portion of its men's lacrosse schedule without starting attackman Drew Borsody. The senior suffered a broken collarbone in the first quarter of Friday's 18-7 home rout of Lafayette, and coach Don Zimmerman said that Borsody would sit out the rest of the season. Borsody had started the past four games for the Retrievers (4-5 overall, 0-2 conference). Zimmerman said sophomore Max Maxwell, who has had six goals and four assists while making eight starts and posted two goals and one assist on Friday, would join junior Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) and redshirt senior Conor Finch (Boys' Latin) on attack when UMBC visits America East foe Hartford (4-4, 2-1).

For the rest of Edward Lee's blog post on Borsody, go to baltimoresun.com/lacrosseinsider.

More men's lacrosse: Host Bellarmine (3-5) held No. 12 Marquette (8-2) to a season low in scoring and won, 9-3. The Knights, led by Austin Shanks with a hat trick, finished strong, scoring five goals in the fourth quarter. ... Brody Eastwood scored six goals to lead No. 20 Stony Brook (8-2) to a 17-9 decision over visiting Quinnipiac (2-7). The Seawolves defense held the Bobcats to one goal each in the first and fourth quarters.

Women's lacrosse: Virginia freshman goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Villanova senior attacker Jessica Mucci (Archbishop Spalding) was named Big East Attacker Of The Week. ... Kerrin Maurer won a career-high nine draw controls and joined teammates Brigid Smith, Kitty Morrissey, Maddie Crutchfield and Katie Trees in scoring two goals as No. 5 Duke (11-1) defeated host Davidson (3-6), 13-6. The Blue Devils led 10-2 at halftime. ... Cortnee Daly had a season-high six goals to power No 12 Louisville (9-3) to a 20-6 victory over host American (3-9). Louisville opened with a 7-0 run. Faye Brust (John Carroll) and Hannah Koloski each scored five goals for the Cardinals.

Women's volleyball: Towson's Don Metil, who was named the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, has agreed to new contract terms that will extend his tenure through the 2020 season. Metil helped the Tigers manufacture the second-largest single-season turnaround in program history last season, as they went 27-5, a 17-game improvement.

Women's track and field: Johns Hopkins senior Frances Loeb was named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week and Centennial Conference Runner of the Week after breaking the conference mark in the 10K with a time of 34 minutes, 42.63 seconds.


Ravens interested in veteran TE Rob Housler

There's mutual interest between the Ravens and veteran free-agent tight end Rob Housler, according to NFL sources. Although no deal has been reached in contract discussions, the two sides are expected to keep talking in search of a financial compromise. The former Arizona Cardinals starter could be a good fit for new Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman as an athletic pass-catching tight end. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound player ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the 2011 NFL scouting combine, the fastest time among any tight end that year. Housler visited the Atlanta Falcons this month.

For more of Aaron Wilson's blog post about Housler, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider.

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37-day Pimlico spring meet set to begin Thursday

Live racing returns to Pimlico Race Course on Thursday for the opening of its 37-day spring meet, highlighted by the 140th Preakness on May 16. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile race will anchor an eight-stakes card that includes the Longines Dixie (Grader 2), Gallorette Handicap (G3) and Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3). In all, 21 stakes races worth $4,325,000 will be offered during the marquee meet of the Maryland racing season, which concludes June 6. Fans will see several improvements and new wagering opportunities during the meet, including a Pick 5 with an industry-low 12 percent takeout; a 10-cent Rainbow 6; the broadcast of its spring meet in high-definition television; more than 150 new televisions and a renovated and updated Sports Palace. Live racing will be held Thursday through Sunday before Preakness weekend, except for Easter on April 5. Racing runs Thursday to Monday May 21-25; Friday to Sunday May 29-31; and Thursday to Saturday June 4-6. Thursday's opening-day card features nine races, including a field of seven older sprinters in the featured $42,000 allowance going 5 furlongs on the main track. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum will miss four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle suffered early in Saturday's 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

NHL: The Washington Capitals signed forward Travis Boyd to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2015-16 season. Boyd, 21, was selected by the Capitals in the sixth round, 177th overall, in the 2011 draft and spent the past four seasons at the University of Minnesota.

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