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Digest: Dulaney grad Busko wins age group at Ironman Chattanooga

From Sun staff and news services

Billy Busko, a Cockeysville native and 1982 graduate of Dulaney, finished first in the men's 50-54 age group and 20th place overall at the Ironman Chattanooga with a personal-best time of 9 hours, 45 minutes, 44 seconds Sunday in Tennessee. Busko, who started racing again in July after recovering from a foot injury, qualified for the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. It was Busko's third Ironman victory after winning his age group at Ironman Canada in 2011 and Ironman Mont-Tremblant in 2015. Busko finished 38th in the men's 50-54 age group at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga on Sept. 10 with a time of 4:59:32.

Boxing

Davis allegedly punched childhood friend in head

Rising boxing star Gervonta Davis allegedly punched a childhood friend in the side of the head during an altercation between the boxer and his brother, according to a complaint filed in Baltimore's District Court in August. Davis, 22, was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, a felony, and second-degree assault. The charges were not filed by police. Court records show Anthony Wheeler of Baltimore, who describes himself as a childhood friend of Davis', pressed charges with a District Court commissioner Aug. 3. The warrant was not served until last week, and Davis was released last Tuesday on a $100,000 unsecured property bond, the records show. In the complaint, Wheeler said he was watching innocently on the evening of Aug. 1 as Davis' bodyguard broke up the scuffle at Upton Boxing Center in West Baltimore. He alleged that Davis then turned and struck him in the side of the head with a gloved fist. "I had nothing to do with the altercation, and the defendant sucker punched me very violently and intentionally," Wheeler said in the complaint. He said he was knocked unconscious and went to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He said he was suffering pain in his head and neck and struggling to sleep. Wheeler said the incident was captured on a surveillance camera at the gym, where Davis trains regularly. Davis' adviser, Lorin Chvotkin, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. A preliminary hearing will be held Oct. 19, when the court will determine whether there is probable cause to support the felony charge. Wheeler also could not be reached for comment.

—Jonas Shaffer and Childs Walker

Et cetera

Terps football to kick off against Ohio State at 4 p.m.

The Maryland football team's game at Ohio State on Oct. 7 will kick off at 4 p.m. and be shown on Fox, the Big Ten announced. It will be the second in a two-game road trip to open league play for the Terps, who will play at Minnesota on Saturday. The No. 11 Buckeyes (3-1) play at Rutgers this week. Maryland (2-1) will be trying to recover from its first loss of the season, a 38-10 defeat at home to Central Florida in which starting quarterback Kasim Hill was injured in the first quarter. Second-year coach DJ Durkin will give an update on Hill's injury at his weekly news conference today, a team spokesman said.

—Don Markus

NFL: Washington Redskins backup offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe suffered a core muscle injury in Sunday night's 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders and will see a specialist in Philadelphia. Coach Jay Gruden said Nsekhe could miss some game action. Meanwhile, three starters who missed Sunday night's game with injuries are considered day-to-day while still recovering, Gruden said. Tight end Jordan Reed (chest), running back Rob Kelley (rib) and linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) will continue to receive treatment, and a determination on their availability for next Monday night's game at the Kansas City Chiefs will not be made until later in the week.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

College football: Navy quarterback Zach Abey was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll.

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