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Maryland outscores Bellarmine in lacrosse

Tuesday, March 8, 2011; D02

Senior attackmen Travis Reed and Ryan Young each scored three goals as Maryland defeated Bellarmine, 12-8, at Byrd Stadium on Monday afternoon. The goals for Reed were particularly welcome: They broke his drought of 172 minutes without a goal.

Reed was held without a goal in the second half of the opener and against Georgetown, Duke and in the first quarter against the Knights (2-3).

"The past two games I have been really [angry] at myself for how I've been playing," Reed said. "I'm a shooter and finisher, and when I get those shots I expect to make them."

Reed scored his goals in a 6-0 run in the second quarter for the eighth-ranked Terrapins (3-1). His final goal, with one second left in the half, gave Maryland a 9-2 lead.

Sophomore goalie Dillon Ward finished with 16 saves for the Knights. The past two seasons, Maryland had beaten the Knights by five goals; another five-goal margin seemed likely until Bellarmine junior Austin Bright scored with 25 seconds remaining for the final score.

- Christian Swezey

Texas Tech fired Pat Knight, ending a disappointing three-year run for a coach who failed to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA basketball tournament after taking over for his famous father.

Knight will coach the Red Raiders at this week's Big 12 tournament and then step down, school spokesman Blayne Beal said.

Knight is 50-60 in his first Division I coaching job and his third full year as head coach. He had only one winning season (19-16 in 2009-10) at Texas Tech after taking over for Bob Knight at midseason in February 2008. . . .

Ohio State football Coach Jim Tressel was informed that some of his players had sold memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo parlor more than eight months before the school said it was made aware of improper transactions, Yahoo Sports reported.

The Web site, citing an unidentified source, reported Tressel received information as early as April 2010 that players were selling items to Edward Rife, who owns Fine Line Ink Tattoos in Columbus.

On Dec. 23, quarterback Terrelle Pryor was among five players suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of the 2011 season. All the players were allowed to play in Ohio State's 31-26 victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.

If it is proven that Tressel knew about the possible NCAA violations and did not inform Athletic Director Gene Smith or the compliance office, the coach and program could face more sanctions.

Soccer

Frank Lampard scored twice in a four-minute span, John Terry had a goal and Chelsea won, 3-1, at Blackpool to rejuvenate its faint hopes of retaining the Premier League title.

Terry scored on a 20th-minute header and Lampard converted a penalty kick in the 63rd after Salomon Kalou was fouled by Ian Evatt. Lampard then scored on Kalou's through ball in the 63rd.

Fernando Torres remained without a goal in five games since Chelsea bought him from Liverpool for about $80 million.

Chelsea (15-7-6) has 51 points, nine behind first-place Manchester United (17-9-3). The Blues are fourth and three points ahead of Tottenham (13-6-9) for the final Champions League berth.

boxing

Brandywine's Seth Mitchell continued his ascension in the heavyweight division with a second-round technical knockout of Charles Davis late Saturday night at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Mitchell (21-0-1, 15 KOs) knocked down Davis (19-22-3) once in the first round and three times in the second. The fight was stopped at 1 minute 2 seconds in the second round after the third knockdown.

Mitchell, 28, has won 19 fights in a row, including eight of nine by knockout. The bout was part of the undercard to Saul Alvarez's convincing victory over Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title.

- Gene Wang

The highly anticipated fight between IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA title-holder David Haye could take place outside Germany.

The Klitschko Management Group said it was looking at soccer stadiums in Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Kaiserslautern, Germany, but also at "two options abroad." The fight is set for June 25 or July 2.

- From news services

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