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Terps' Melo Trimble named ECAC Rookie of the Year

Maryland guard Melo Trimble reacts after scoring a 3-pointer in the first half against Michigan State.
Maryland guard Melo Trimble reacts after scoring a 3-pointer in the first half against Michigan State.(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Maryland freshman guard Melo Trimble was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference men's basketball Rookie of the Year and was named to the ECAC first team. Trimble helped the Terps to a 28-7 record and a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament. The All-Big Ten first-team selection led Maryland in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game, seventh in the Big Ten. Trimble made a team-high 207 free throws, third most in school history. The third team included Terps senior guard Dez Wells.

More men's college basketball: A year ago Tariq Owens signed on as one of coach Donnie Tyndall's first recruits at Tennessee. On Wednesday, the former St. Vincent Pallotti and Mount Zion Prep star became Chris Mullin's first commitment at St. John's. Owens, a 6-foot-10, 205-pound forward, found himself back on the market when Tennessee dismissed Tyndall after one season after an NCAA investigation into the coach's tenure at Southern Miss. Mullin, meanwhile, was hired to coach his alma mater 10 days ago.

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Women's college basketball: Goucher hired Patrick Daniel, a 1997 Towson graduate, as women's basketball coach. Daniel spent the past three seasons at Pitt-Bradford, where he went 47-30, becoming the program's first coach with three consecutive winning seasons. ... Maryland sophomore guard Lexie Brown made the ECAC Division I second team. The third team included Terps sophomore forward Brionna Jones (Aberdeen).

College softball: Junior Emily Soller (John Carroll) hit two grand slams in the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader to help Stevenson to a Commonwealth Conference sweep of visiting Alvernia, 12-3 and 16-6. Soller is the second player in Division III history with two grand slams in one inning and the first since 1997. She's the sixth player and first since 2013 to hit two slams in a game. Entering this season, just seven players in all three divisions had hit two grand slams in an inning.

Women's college lacrosse: Kelsey Duryea made eight saves as No. 3 Duke (13-1) earned a 14-6 victory over No. 14 Ohio State (10-4), which scored just one first-half goal. The Blue Devils' Brigid Smith and Katie Trees scored three goals each; it was Trees' fourth hat trick this season. ... Maggie McCormick (Liberty) had two goals and five assists to lead No. 11 Penn State (10-3, 3-0 Big Ten) to an 11-5 victory over visiting Michigan (5-8, 0-3). The Nittany Lions trailed 3-2 with 14 minutes left in the first half before McCormick scored the first and last goals of a 6-0 run.

College baseball: Maryland sophomore second baseman Brandon Lowe, Maryland sophomore starting pitcher Mike Shawaryn and Navy junior starting pitcher Luke Gillingham were named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes watch list for the award that goes to the nation's best amateur player. ... No. 16 Maryland's home game against Iowa today has been moved to 2 p.m.

College tennis: Loyola Maryland will dedicate and celebrate the grand opening of the eight-court lighted McClure Tennis Center on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The facility is named for Rick McClure, who has coached at the school since 1979.

Women's college bowling: UMES junior Thashaina Seraus and senior Mariana Alvarado received All-America first-team and second-team honors, respectively, from the National Tenpins Coaches Association.

NFL draft: Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs is scheduled to visit the Miami Dolphins, according to league sources. Diggs also has visited the San Francisco 49ers and met with the New England Patriots. The Dolphins could use an influx of talent at wide receiver after trading Mike Wallace to the Minnesota Vikings.

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NFL free agency: Veteran tight end Rob Housler agreed to a one-year, $1.76 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL sources. The deal includes a $750,000 signing bonus. Housler visited the Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. He had talked with the Ravens and was offered a contract, according to sources.

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NFL schedule: The Washington Redskins will open their preseason on the road, with a visit to Cleveland on Aug. 13-16, then return for their preseason home opener at Fed Ex Field against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 20-24. They'll visit the Ravens on Aug. 28-31 before concluding their preseason at home on Sept. 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

NBA: Single-game tickets for the Washington Wizards' first-round home playoff games will go on sale today at 11 a.m. at 800-745-3000, on washingtonwizards.com and at Ticketmaster outlets. Dates and times for the games will be released after the regular season.

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Major League Soccer: D.C. United midfielder Collin Martin will miss four to six weeks after a bilateral inguinal nerve release performed in Santa Monica, Calif.

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