Brigade defensive lineman Dexter Davis was named Arena Football League Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Davis had four solo tackles, including three sacks, plus two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in Baltimore's 52-49 win over the Cleveland Gladiators on Sunday.
Davis' first sack and forced fumble came at the 4:09 mark of the second quarter with defensive back Trey Wolfe recovering the loose ball. His second sack of the game came with 0:34 remaining in the opening half, ending a Cleveland drive and giving Baltimore the opportunity to extend its lead to 21-7 going into halftime. Davis' final sack and second forced fumble, which he recovered himself, came with 7:50 remaining in the contest. Davis fell on the ball at the Cleveland 4-yard line and set up a three-play drive for the Brigade offense that extended their lead to 49-35.
"I just tried to do everything I could to put the team in a position to win," Daviss said. "Coach [Walt] Housman did a good job preparing us so I was really just doing what I was coached."
Davis leads the AFL in forced fumbles (3) and fumble recoveries (2) and is second in the league in unassisted tackles for loss (3), trailing only teammate Khreem Smith (4).
NFL: The league announced that the 2017 regular-season schedule will be unveiled Thursday night at 8 p.m. on NFL Network.
Carmelo Anthony, wife separate, report says
Former Baltimorean and current New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony and his wife, TV personality La La Anthony, are separated, according to a TMZ report. The "Power" actress, who has been married to the former Towson Catholic star since 2010, reportedly moved out of the home she shared with him and their 10-year-old son, Kiyan, last week. Anthony's agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Baltimore Sun. The Knicks player grew up in West Baltimore. A rep for La La Anthony (née La La Vázquez) did not respond immediately to Tribune News Service for a request for confirmation.
Varsity basketball: Loyola Blakefield will host "An Evening With Legendary St. Anthony's (N.J.) Friars Coach Bob Hurley Sr." on April 29 at Knott Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Jerry Savage Merit Scholarship Fund. Savage, who was the Dons coach from 1968 to 2003 and finished with more than 600 wins, died in May 2015. The dinner is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. with Hurley the featured speaker. Hurley has guided the Friars to four national championships and is a 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. He will sign copies of his book "Chasing Perfect: The Will to Win in Basketball and Life." Chris Clunie, a 2002 Loyola grad who is the NBA director of international basketball operations, will have a social reflection on Savage. Paul McMullen, managing editor of The Catholic Review, will be master of ceremonies.
Men's college basketball: The East regionals of the 2019 NCAA tournament will take place at Verizon Center in Washington, college sports' governing body announced. The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games are scheduled for March 29 and 31, respectively, with Georgetown serving as the host school. It will be the seventh time NCAA tournament games will be played at Verizon Center and the first time since 2013. Verizon Center has hosted regional rounds two previous times.
—Gene Wang, The Washington Post
Women's college basketball: Guard Danielle Durjan, a standout at Harford Community College, has signed a national letter of intent with Towson and will join the program for the 2017-18 season. Durjan will have two years of eligibility available. Durjan teamed with Dasia Harris, who signed with the Tigers in November, to help the Fighting Owls post a 29-4 record and advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament. She averaged 14.5 points per game while playing in all 33 games.
Men's college lacrosse: Navy senior defender Chris Fennell was picked Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman goalkeeper Ryan Kern was named Faceoff Specialist and Rookie of the Week. Midshipmen senior faceoff specialist Brady Dove received honorable mention.