Prime-time slot for Navy vs. Notre Dame
The Navy football team's matchup against Notre Dame on Nov. 1 will be televised nationally to a prime-time audience with a scheduled 8 p.m. kickoff at FedEx Field in Landover. This will be the second night game played between Navy and Notre Dame. In 1986, the teams played at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore at 7:15 p.m. The game was televised by TBS. CBS will televise Florida's game against Georgia at 3:30 p.m. before the Navy-Notre Dame contest. Last year, Notre Dame hung on for a 38-34 victory over Navy when the Irish stopped the Midshipmen on a fourth-and-4 play deep inside Notre Dame's territory with 68 seconds remaining. Tickets remain for the Navy-Notre Dame game as well as Navy-Ohio State and all five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
NFL: Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was freed from jail Thursday afternoon, hours after he surrendered to D.C. police, who had been trying since June 2 to serve an arrest warrant charging him with assault in connection with a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend in Adams Morgan.
—Peter Hermann and Keith L. Alexander, The Washington Post
Varsity football: Patrick Kelly (South Carroll), Jadan Blue (Mount St. Joseph), D'juan Moore, Sean Brunson Jr. (Poly), Colin Knott (Loyola), Khari Hill (Perry Hall), Marcus Fogle (Severna Park) and 11 other players from Maryland are among about 200 players participating in USA Football's National Development Games this week at Towson. The incoming high school juniors and seniors will practice and play games throughout the instructional week, but are also competing for a spot on the U.S. national team.
Women's college lacrosse: Martha Byrne (St. Mary's), Tara Siefert (St. Mary's), Jenna Collins (River Hill), Julia Collins (River Hill), Sarah Childress (Severna Park), Arden Smith (Broadneck) and Blake Smith (Notre Dame Prep) are a part of Navy's 13-member 2014 recruiting class.
More college sports: UMBC Athletics is installing a new turf surface at UMBC Stadium, with the project scheduled for completion in early August. The upgrade replaces the stadium's synthetic turf, which was set up in the spring of 2005.
NBA: Washington Wizards guard John Wall will attend USA Basketball's training camp next week in Las Vegas after accepting an eleventh-hour invitation, according to a report by ESPN. Marc SteinWall was left off the original list of invited players announced in January. He now joins Wizards guard Bradley Beal on the training camp roster.
—Brandon Parker, The Washington Post
Boxing: Baltimore featherweight Glenn Dezurn Jr. (3-0, two knockouts) will fight in a four-round undercard bout of the ShoBox "Next Generation" event tonight on Showtime at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., against NyCedric Ellis of Ohio. Dezurn knocked out Cody Fuller in the second round June 28 at Du Burns Arena.
Softball: Washington College coach Lacey Lister will pitch against the USA National Women's Softball Team during an exhibition doubleheader Tuesday in Waldorf. Lister, who was a four-time All-America pitcher at Salisbury, will suit up for the Maryland-DC All-Stars, who will face Team USA at Regency Stadium in the doubleheader, which begins at 7 p.m.
National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit (8-8-4) tied the Portland Thorns, 1-1, Wednesday night at Maryland SportsPlex in Boyds. After an early goal put the Thorns ahead, Spirit forward Jodie Taylor scored in the 68th minute to tie the game. The Spirit have four games remaining in the regular season.