Mi­nor league man­ager Or­lando Gomez re­tires

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Af­ter 52 years in pro­fes­sional base­ball and 12 in the Ori­oles or­ga­ni­za­tion, Or­lando Gomez is re­tir­ing. Gomez man­aged the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Ori­oles in 2016 and also has man­aged the High-A Fred­er­ick Keys, the Low-A Del­marva Shore­birds and Rookie-level Blue­field Ori­oles. He has 278 wins as Keys man­ager, a fran­chise record. Gomez was a mi­nor league catcher for 13 years in the New York Yan­kees and Oak­land Ath­let­ics sys­tems, then spent 39 years as a man­ager, coach and scout, in­clud­ing ma­jor league coach­ing stints with the Texas Rangers, Seat­tle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. His son-in-law Jose Her­nan­dez is the field coach for the Triple-A Nor­folk Tides. MARY­LAND MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Ju­nior point guard Melo Trim­ble was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week with Pur­due’s Caleb Swani­gan. Trim­ble tied his ca­reer high with 31 points in help­ing the Terps rally past Rich­mond, 88-82, in over­time in a Bar­clays Cen­ter Clas­sic semi­fi­nal Friday night, then hit the game-win­ning layup in a 69-68 vic­tory over Kansas State in the cham­pi­onship game Satur­day night. He av­er­aged 24.5 points in the two games in Brook­lyn, N.Y. Trim­ble also scored 21 points ear­lier in the week in a 14-point win over Stony Brook. MOREMEN’SCOLLEGEBASKETBALL: Mor­gan State ju­nior for­ward Phillip Carr was se­lected as the Mid-Eastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence De­fen­sive Player of the Week. ... Tow­son fresh­man for­ward J.J. Matthews will red­shirt the 2016-17 sea­son, coach Pat Sk­erry an­nounced. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Sarita Condie scored a game-high 18 points to lead vis­it­ing Navy (4-3) to a 64-46 vic­tory over Air Force (1-5). Lau­rel Jau­nich, Jus­tice Swett and Molly San­ders each scored 10 points for the Mids. ... Mo­en­garoa Subritzky and Tori Mor­ris each scored 14 points to lead host UMES (3-2) to a 6053 vic­tory over UNC Greens­boro (4-3). COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Af­ter re­turn­ing a punt for a touch­down for the first time at any level of his ca­reer in Satur­day’s 31-13 vic­tory over Rut­gers in Col­lege Park, Mary­land, se­nior Teldrick Mor­gan (Meade) was named Big Ten Spe­cial Teams Player of the Week. ... Mary­land ju­nior lineback­ers Jer­maine Carter Jr. and Shane Cock­er­ille (Gil­man) were named to the All-Big Ten hon­or­able men­tion in me­dia vot­ing. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Mary­land se­nior de­fender Alex Crog­nale and sopho­more for­ward Gor­don Wild were named among15 semi­fi­nal­ists for the MACHer­man­nTro­phy, based on vot­ing by NCAA Di­vi­sion I coaches. The award hon­ors the best player in Di­vi­sion I. ... Anne Arun­del Com­mu­nity Col­lege sopho­more mid­fielder Robert Mas­ters (Old Mill) was named to the Na­tional Ju­nior Col­lege Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion All-Amer­ica sec­ond team. MEN’S COL­LEGE HOCKEY: Michi­gan State fresh­man de­fense­man Jerad Ros­burg of Clarksville, who scored two goals and added an as­sist in a win over No. 5 North Dakota, was named Big Ten First Star of the Week. WOMEN’S COL­LEGE GOLF: Chelsea Danel, a 2014 Mes­siah grad­u­ate, was named coach at Hood. SOC­CER: The Craig Willinger Fund se­lected James Se­bas­tian Prawdzik, 16, of Queens, N.Y., as its 12th hon­oree. Se­bas­tian and his mother will travel to see Arse­nal play West Bromwich Al­bion in an English Premier League match in Lon­don on Dec. 26. Se­bas­tian, a soc­cer player and Arse­nal fan, was di­ag­nosed with aplas­tic ane­mia, a rare and se­ri­ous con­di­tion in which the body stops pro­duc­ing enough new blood cells. He re­ceived a bone mar­row trans­plant in the sum­mer of 2015 and bat­tled com­pli­ca­tions that re­quired he re­turn as an in­pa­tient for an ad­di­tional four months. Asked how this or­deal has shaped his life, he shared, “I don’t take any­thing for granted any­more.” Se­bas­tian is the CWFund’s first hon­oree with a crit­i­cal ill­ness other than can­cer. The Craig Willinger Fund seeks to im­prove the lives of chil­dren and young adults stricken with can­cer and other crit­i­cal ill­nesses by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­pe­ri­ence soc­cer do­mes­ti­cally and abroad. YOUTH BASE­BALL: Len Story of the Alaska Quakes 12U was named Rip­ken Base­ball Youth Coach of the Year. He will re­ceive the award at the Ma­jor League Base­ball win­ter meet­ings Tues­day in Wash­ing­ton. NFL: The Wash­ing­ton Red­skins pro­moted de­fen­sive line­man A.J. Fran­cis (Mary­land) to the ac­tive ros­ter and waived long snap­per Rick Lo­vato. The ros­ter move would sug­gest that Nick Sund­burg, who has missed the past two games with a back in­jury, is healthy enough to play Sun­day against the Ari­zona Car­di­nals. VAR­SITY BOYS BAS­KET­BALL: Con­nor An­thony scored 14 points to lead host Arch­bishop Spald­ing (2-1) to a 54-38 vic­tory over Arch­bishop Cur­ley (0-1). ... Isa­iah Bur­nett scored a game­high 23 points, but host Glenelg Coun­try (1-1, 0-1 Mary­land In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion A Con­fer­ence) fell, 48-45, to McDonogh (4-1, 1-0). —

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