Digest (March 23): Brigade continue to add to Arena Football League roster for training camp

The Baltimore Brigade signed 23 players to the their training camp roster, including linebacker Dexter Jackson, defensive linemen Justin Lawrence (Morgan State) and Terrance Taylor, fullback Rory Nixon and wide receiver Quentin Sims. Jackson has played for five teams in his seven-year Arena Football League career, most recently the Tampa Bay Storm in 2017. Lawrence has played six seasons in the AFL and his last three with the Philadelphia Soul . Taylor started six games for the Brigade last season. Nixon started at fullback for the Brigade in all 14 games last season. Sims appeared in nine games last season, all with the Cleveland Gladiators , leading the AFL with 119.0 receiving yards per game and ranking second with 2.7 touchdowns per game. The additions join Randy Hippeard, Kendrick Ings, Virgil Gray and former Maryland players Daniel Adams and Andre Monroe, whose signings were announced earlier this week. The Brigade will open training camp Sunday at Coppermine Fieldhouse. The camp will close April 6 with an intrasquad scrimmage.The Brigade starts the season April 13 at 7 p.m. when they host the Washington Valor at Royal Farms Arena.

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Rainbow 6 jackpot swellsto $117K at Laurel Park

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover grew to $117,000.06 for today's nine-race program after going unsolved Friday at Laurel Park. A total of $24,210 was bet into the multi-race wager Friday, adding to a carryover of $109,253.01 from the previous live program Sunday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $112.56. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. Today's Rainbow 6 covers Races 4-9. First race post time is 1:10 p.m.

Men's college swimming: Johns Hopkins sophomore Brandon Fabian won the 200 freestyle NCAA championship on Thursday night.

College bowling: UMES junior Diamond Carter was named first-team All-CIAA.

Youth soccer: Premier Navy 2001 (17U girls) and the Baltimore Celtic SC 00 (18U boys) are among the 27 teams that won National League titles and earned berths in the 2018 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which are being held July 23-29 in Frisco, Texas.

Varsity boys basketball: Lake Clifton coach Herman Harried will serve as an assistant coach for the USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit at 10p.m. on April 13 at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.

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