Digest (Oct. 3): Brigance Brigade hosting birthday celebration

Former Raven and co-founder of the Brigance Brigade Foundation O.J. Brigance will celebrate his 48th birthday at a party aimed at supporting people battling ALS. The Soirée with O.J. — A Rockin' Good Time!, will take place Friday at Valley Mansion by Martin's, 594 Cranbrook Road, Hunt Valley. The event will also honor Brigance's 10-year battle with ALS. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at or at the door. The proceeds will be dedicated to helping patients and families in need through the foundation's Patient Services Grant Program.



Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg will represent the United States in the men's floor exercise final at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal tonight at 7. Americans Yul Moldauer (all-around and floor) and Alex Naddour (pommel horse) also will compete in finals for the Americans. USA Gymnastics is providing live webcasts of the U.S. competitive sessions and all finals at Whittenburg is ranked second in the floor and is the second reserve for still rings and parallel bars.

Wizards-CapiTals: Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment. A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to the Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade. Powell Jobs, widow of former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, is a philanthropist and entrepreneur and president of the Emerson Collective. A spokeswoman for Powell Jobs declined to comment.


Maryland basketball: Maryland Madness Fan Fest, featuring an introduction of both the Terps men's and women's teams, will be held Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Xfinity Center. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served. Parking will be free in surrounding lots.

College football: Three Bowie State players earned Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association weekly honors — senior Bryan Redmond (Offensive Lineman of the Week), senior Robert Chesson (Offensive Back of the Week) and junior Amir Hall (Quarterback of the Week). Chesson is an Old Mill graduate.

Women's college soccer: Towson redshirt sophomore defender Sam Lotti was selected Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. ... Salisbury senior goalkeeper Hope Knussman was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

—From Sun staff and news services