Digest (May 4): Brigade upends defending Arena Football League champ

The Baltimore Brigade defeated the defending-champion Philadelphia Soul , 31-21, Friday night at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, moving the teams into a tie atop the league standings. Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns and was named the game's MVP, his third of the season. Brigade wide receiver Brandon Collins and defensive back Virgil Gray were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game, respectively. "Any time you can hold a team to 21 points, especially someone like Philadelphia, you make a statement," Hippeard said. The Brigade have a bye week before playing May 19 at 3 p.m. at Capital One Arena against the Washington Valor.

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Dusty takes early leadat AYC's NOOD regatta

Rhode Island skipper Pete Levesque steered Dusty to a consistent score line over five races to take a narrow one-point lead over Jeff Todd and the Hot Toddy team in the 32-boat J/22 fleet after the opening day of action in the Annapolis NOOD being hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club. Nate Frizzell is trimming the headsails while Carson Turowski is working the bow aboard Dusty, which posted a pair of thirds and finished no worse than seventh in posting a low score of 26 points on Friday. Todd, an Annapolis resident, overcame a Z flag penalty in the second race by winning the third and fifth races and has 27 total points. Zeke Horowitz, who works with Todd at the North Sails-Chesapeake loft in Eastport, stands third with 37 points after getting the gun twice and overcoming a Z flag penalty in Race 3. Racing got underway around 11 a.m. on three different courses set on the Chesapeake Bay. Winds were around eight knots from the southeast for Race 1, but ultimately built to 13-15 after the sea breeze filled in. J/70 class has also attracted 32 entries and Florida resident John Brim and his team on Rimette has grabbed the early lead after putting forth an impressive performance on Friday. Brim, who lives in Palm Beach, but lists Fishers Island (N.Y.) Yacht Club as home port, won three of five races and also notched a second in totaling 15 points. Brian Keane steered Savasana to victory in Race 5 and fourth place or better in three other starts to end the day three points behind Rimette. Annapolis residedent Ron Weed is bowman aboard Savasana, which was runner-up at the 2017 J/70 World Championship.

— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

NFL: Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, a former Raven, underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back and is expected to miss four to six months, according to multiple reports. Jernigan started 18 of the Eagles' 19 games last season, earning a four-year, $48 million extension.

Women's college golf: Carnegie Mellon freshman Charlotte Simpson (Bryn Mawr) was named to the All-University Athletic Association first team. Carnegie Mellon will compete in the NCAA Division III championships May 8-11 at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

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