Digest: Valor QB Davila has neck surgery, will miss rest of season

Washington Valor quarterback Nick Davila underwent successful surgery to stabilize a neck injury suffered in Saturday night's Arena Football League game against the Philadelphia Soul . Davila is expected to make a full recovery as he suffered no neurological damage and has full movement in all extremities. Davila, a three-time AFL Most Valuable Player, will begin rehabilitation immediately and will miss the remainder of the season.



Old Mill grad Hader sets MLB record with 8 Ks in 22/3 innings

Old Mill graduate Josh Hader set a modern-day major league baseball record with a spectacular performance Monday night. Hader, in his second season as a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers , had eight strikeouts in just 22/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds . The hard-throwing left-hander, a 19th-round draft pick by the Orioles in 2012, needed only 37 pitches to retire eight of the nine hitters he faced to earn the save as the Brewers beat the Reds, 6-5, at Great American Ball Park. "I don't know what to say about Josh," Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell told reporters during the postgame news conference. "Literally, your mouth is kind of wide-open while watching it. It was absolutely incredible." Hader relieved Brandon Woodruff with one out in the seventh inning and the Brewers clinging to the one-run lead. The Millersville native struck out perennial All-Star slugger Joey Votto on three pitches and needed four pitches to fan Scott Schebler to close out the inning. Hader began the eighth by striking out Eugenio Suarez on just four offerings. Tucker Barnhart drew a five-pitch walk, but Hader, 24, recovered nicely, blowing away Alex Blandino on four pitches and pinch-hitter Adam Duvall on three. "I don't think anybody could have hit [Hader] tonight," Cincinnati interim manager Jim Riggleman said. Hader had not pitched since Wednesday. "I definitely felt good. Body was feeling good on that rest," Hader told reporters. "It was nice to be able to stretch it out, get a couple innings in and let the fastball eat a little bit."

— Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun Media Group

Men's college lacrosse

Terps' Kelly, Tillman receive Big Ten awards

Maryland men's lacrosse senior midfielder Connor Kelly was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, while coach John Tillman was picked Co-Coach of the Year with Ohio State 's Nick Myers. It marks Tillman's second consecutive year winning conference Coach of the Year honors, while Kelly joined Matt Rambo as back-to-back winners of the offensive award. Kelly was named first-team All-Big Ten alongside sophomore attackman Jared Bernhardt and Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Joel Tinney. Terps junior defenseman Curtis Corley, senior goalkeeper Dan Morris and senior defenseman Bryce Young and Blue Jays junior defenseman Patrick Foley, senior attackman Shack Stanwick (Boys' Latin) and sophomore attackman Cole Williams (Loyola Blakefield) received second-team honors. Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Brinton Valis and Maryland senior midfielder Adam DiMillo were picked as their teams' sportsmanship honorees.

Et cetera

Horse racing: . Live racing returns to Laurel on Thursday with a trio of carryovers on the 10-race program. The first post time is 1:10 p.m. The 50-cent Late Pick 5 begins in Race 6 with a carryover of $8,865.70. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 covers races 5-10 and features a jackpot carryover of $1,186.96. Thursday's opener offers a carryover of $3,508.25 in the $1 Super Hi-5.

Men's college golf: Maryland senior David Kocher was named All-Big Ten second team. ... Towson junior William Bachelor was selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team.

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