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Digest (Sept. 5): Baseball umpires for Orioles series visit kids at Johns Hopkins

Major league umpires Jeff Kellogg, James Hoye and Will Little, part of the crew working the Orioles-New York Yankees game Tuesday night, visited Johns Hopkins Children's Center as part of the UMPS CARE Charities BLUE for Kids program. The crew, along with the Oriole Bird and Casey Cares Foundation, offered words of encouragement and Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to children with cancer or other illnesses. Each child was able to choose from a variety of pre-stuffed animals as well as clothing outfits for their new "furry" friend — including bear-sized Orioles uniforms. This was the 138th hospital visit umpires have hosted since the program began in 2006, and was the 13th of 14 scheduled visits during this season. For more information, go to UmpsCare.com.

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Navy quarterback Abeyamong Stars of the Week

Navy quarterback Zach Abey (Archbishop Spalding) was one of eight quarterbacks named as The Manning Award's Stars of the Week. Fans can go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes Thursday at noon, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. Abey set the American Athletic Conference record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 235 on 32 carries, including two touchdowns, in a 42-19 road win over Florida Atlantic.

Men's college soccer: Loyola Maryland junior A. Mickey Watson was picked as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week. Freshman Chase Vosvick earned Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Week honors. ... Johns Hopkins senior Bryan See was been named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Isaac Ekobo scored with 4:47 to go to lift host St. Mary's to a 1-0 victory over Washington College.

Women's college soccer: Washington College junior forward Olivia Sabatino was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week. ... Salisbury got a pair of goals in the opening 12:15 and defeated visiting Washington College, 3-1.

From Sun staff and news services

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