Digest: Carden's career-high 7 TD passes not enough for Brigade in loss to Gladiators

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Shane Carden threw a career-high seven touchdown passes, but it wasn't enough as the Brigade (2-6) fell, 59-48, to the host Cleveland Gladiators (3-7). Carden became the first Arena Football League rookie since Adam Kennedy (Week 19, 2014 vs. Orlando) to throw seven touchdown passes in a game. Cleveland quarterback Arvell Nelson accounted for nine touchdowns as the Gladiators led 40-28 at halftime. Brigade wide receiver Julian Talley caught his second touchdown of the game to cut the deficit to 40-35, but Cleveland scored three straight times — all touchdown passes by Nelson — to take a 59-35 lead. Brigade wide receiver Reggie Gray, who had been out since Week 4 because of a collarbone injury, caught a nine-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to make it 59-42. The Brigade return home next weekend, hosting the Washington Valor on June 23 at 7 p.m. at Royal Farms Arena.

Swimming

Phelps to race a great white for Shark Week

Olympic champion Michael Phelps will race a great white shark during Discovery Channel's popular Shark Week in July, the network announced Friday. In March, Discovery teased that Phelps, who grew up in Rodgers Forge, would participate in Shark Week, but the network didn't make clear what he would do. At the time, Discovery president Rich Ross said he was intrigued about seeing the fastest human swimmer interact with nature's fastest. Ross said that perhaps Phelps could be persuaded to get into a cage underwater with a great white. The episode is scheduled to air July 23 at 8 p.m. In addition, Phelps will be in a segment running the closing night, July 30, at 8 p.m. called "Shark School with Michael Phelps."

College football

Lewis III, son of Ravens star, cleared of sex assault charges

Ray Lewis III and his family were relieved Friday when they learned that claims of sexual assault against the son of former Ravens star Ray Lewis had been dropped after a lengthy investigation by law enforcement officials in South Carolina. Lewis III was arrested and charged with sexual assault in January of last year while he was a football player and student at Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. "We've felt very strongly from the beginning that this young man was not guilty of anything," Lewis III's attorney Tony Brittain told the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun News. "I'm just relieved that the prosecutors looked into it so thoroughly and came to a similar conclusion that this case shouldn't go forward." Court records from the investigation showed numerous discrepancies in the allegations and also showed that Lewis III's accuser had sent a text message to a second woman saying they could sue the Lewis family for a "ton of money." Those findings led investigators to eventually determine that the charges be dropped. Lewis III was dismissed from the Coastal Carolina football team because of the accusations. He returned home to the Orlando area and enrolled at Seminole State College, where he graduated May 2 with his AA degree. Lewis III, whose younger brother Rayshad recently transferred from Utah State to Maryland, is now looking for a new football home at a four-year university, according to his mother, Tatyana McCall.

—Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel

Et cetera

Ex-Terps offensive tackle Dunn signs with Rams

Former Maryland offensive tackle Michael Dunn has signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced. Dunn, a Bethesda native who walked on to the Terps roster as a true freshman in 2012, started 48 games over his career in College Park, primarily at left tackle. He received All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention in 2015 and 2016. Former Terps cornerbacks Alvin Hill (Cleveland Browns) and Will Likely III (New England Patriots) and wide receiver Levern Jacobs (Washington Redskins) also have signed with NFL teams after going undrafted.

—Jonas Shaffer

Major League Lacrosse: Midfielders Kevin Crowley and John Haus (Maryland) and attackman Ryan Brown (Johns Hopkins) each scored three goals to lift the visiting Charlotte Hounds (4-5) over the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14. Veteran attackman Matt Danowski had four goals and an assist to lead Chesapeake (3-4), which fell behind 6-2 after the first quarter. Rookie midfielder Jake Froccaro, the Bayhawks' No. 1 draft pick out of Villanova, had a hat trick in his professional debut. Midfielder Myles Jones also scored three goals while rookie attackman Josh Byrne had a goal and two assists.

—Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

College baseball: UMBC senior catcher Hunter Dolshun and freshman third baseman Christian Torres and Navy senior shortstop Travis Blue were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-East Region second team. Maryland junior right-hander Brian Shaffer (North Harford) was picked to the All-Atlantic Region second team and Wake Forest senior first baseman Gavin Sheets (Gilman) the first team.

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