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Chinn latest Terps women's assistant to leave, accepts top job at FIU

Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, center, sits between associate head coach Tina Langley, left, and assistant coach Marlin Chinn in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nebraska, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: OTK
Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, center, sits between associate head coach Tina Langley, left, and assistant coach Marlin Chinn in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Nebraska, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: OTK (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Marlin Chinn is leaving his position as an assistant with the Maryland women's basketball team to accept the head coaching job at Florida International. The move comes one day after former top assistant Tina Langley departed to become head coach at Rice. Shay Robinson is the only assistant remaining at the moment on Terps coach Brenda Frese's staff after a second straight appearance in the Final Four. Maryland's season ended with an 81-58 loss to Connecticut on Sunday in the national semifinals. The Huskies won their third straight national championship and 10th overall Tuesday night, beating Notre Dame, 63-53. "I'm really happy for Marlin to get this opportunity," Frese said in a statement. "He's been a veteran assistant. We've watched him grow, and this is the next step for him." Chinn is the third assistant to leave Frese's staff in the past two years. Last season, David Adkins departed to become a player development assistant with the Washington Wizards.

Gene Wang, The Washington Post

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More Maryland: Junior forward Malina Howard won the Elite 89 award for the Division I women's basketball championship. The Elite 89 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships. Howard, majoring in kinesiology, has a 3.798 GPA. She was honored with the award Tuesday night during the women's basketball championship game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

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Terps OT Gray will have surgery on left shoulder

Maryland offensive tackle Derwin Gray will undergo surgery Friday for a torn labrum in his left shoulder, Terps football coach Randy Edsall announced after practice Wednesday in College Park. Edsall said there is no timetable for Gray's return. Gray, 6 feet 5 and 315 pounds, is a former four-star recruit who redshirted last season after spending a year following high school at the Fork Union Military Academy. He was playing mostly on the second team at left tackle during spring practice, with former five-star recruit Damian Prince starting at right tackle. Gray was ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 high school player in Washington as a senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy.

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Baseball: Freshman Jamal Wade (St. Paul's) went 3-for-3 with a double, but No. 16 Maryland (23-8) fell, 12-1, to visiting George Washington on Wednesday night. The Colonials (18-10) blew the game open with four runs in the third inning off Terps starter Willie Rios. ... On Tuesday, junior Kevin Martir had three hits and four RBIs to lead Maryland to a 12-7 victory over visiting West Virginia. After falling behind 2-0, the Terps scored seven runs in the fourth inning to take command.

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Men's lacrosse: Mount St. Mary's junior goalkeeper Frankie McCarthy was named Player of the Week by Inside Lacrosse.

Women's track and field: Maryland senior high jumper and shuttle hurdler Thea LaFond was named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week. ... The Capital Athletic Conference named sophomore high jumper Meghan McGowan (Arundel) Field Athlete of the Week.

Women's golf: Maryland senior Juliet Vongphoumy was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week.

Women's bowling: The International Bowling Media Association named UMES junior Thashaina Seraus one of eight finalists for Bowler of the Year.

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Erin Henderson joins Jets after sitting out last year

The New York Jets have signed former Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson (Maryland, Aberdeen), who sat out last season after dealing with off-field problems. Henderson was released by the Minnesota Vikings on Feb. 7, 2014, after being arrested twice in a six-week span on DUI charges. Henderson said in an interview with USA Today last year that he entered an inpatient rehabilitation facility after the second arrest and considered himself "a recovering alcoholic" but felt he was turning his life around. Henderson was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008. After three seasons as a backup, he became a starter and had his best year in 2013 with career highs of 112 total tackles, four sacks and two interceptions. He has 266 career tackles and 81/2 sacks.

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More NFL: Former Washington Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. A sixth-year veteran, Biggers had spent the past two seasons with Washington, serving primarily as nickelback. He wasn't expected to re-sign with the team after a 2014 campaign marked by frequent struggles. In two seasons, Biggers recorded 67 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

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