Digest (Sept. 3): Maryland's Antoine Brooks Jr. and Jeshaun Jones earn Big Ten honors

Junior defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr. and freshman wide receiver Jeshaun Jones were recognized by the Big Ten Conference for their play in Maryland 's 34-29 win over No. 23 Texas on Saturday. Brooks was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Jones won Co-Freshman of the Week. Brooks led the Terps with 11 tackles and made the game-sealing interception with 1:04 remaining. Brooks tied for the team lead with seven solo tackles and assisted on four others. He also added one tackle for loss. Jones' debut included a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown, all in the first half of his first college game. The last freshman to record those three things in the same game was Marcus Mariota (2012). No player in the last 20 years has accomplished the feat in his first career game and Jones is the first Big Ten player with a pass, rush and receiving touchdown in a game since Vincent Smith (Michigan) in 2011. It marks the first time since Maryland joined the Big Ten (2014) that two Terps garnered weekly conference awards in the same week. The Terps return to action Saturday at 6 p.m. when they travel to Bowling Green.

Navy football: Navy senior wide receiver-quarterback Zach Abey (Archbishop Spalding) tied an NCAA record on Saturday at Hawaii by scoring a rushing touchdown on three-consecutive carries. Abey, who had touchdown runs of 3 (as a quarterback), 1 (as a quarterback) and 7 (as a wide receiver) yards on consecutive carries, is just the the seventh player in FBS history to accomplish the feat and the second Navy player. Chris McCoy scored on runs of 2, 9 and 2 yards on consecutive carries against Rutgers in 1997. Abey scored a fourth rushing touchdown on Navy's final possession when he moved to quarterback and scored on a 2-yard run, but his consecutive TD streak had been broken earlier in the fourth quarter when he picked up a first down as a quarterback by running for 4 yards on a third-and-2 play. Abey finished the day with 17 yards rushing and four touchdowns on five carries and was 0-1 passing the ball.


Men's soccer: Navy played to a 1-1 draw against College of Charleston on Sunday night at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. Freshman Jacob Williams (Old Mill) scored his first collegiate goal in the 71st minute for the Midshipmen (0-3-1) to force the match into overtime against the Cougars (1-2-1).

Women's soccer: Hannah Hoefs scored twice in the first 31 minutes and host Loyola Maryland (2-3) earned a 2-1 win over UMBC (0-5) at Ridley Athletic Complex on Sunday. The Greyhounds had an 18-3 advantage in shots. Hoefs (Linganore) was named the Patriot League Midfielder of the Week on Monday.

Women's volleyball: Katie Forsythe was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, earning the honor for the second week in a row, after leading Loyola Maryland and the conference in digs. The freshman from Perry, Ohio, finished Loyola's three matches at the Maverick Classic with 68 digs, an average of 6.18 per set. She had 21 or more in all three of the contests and was one of two Loyola players (Ann Ernst) to be named to the All-Tournament team.

Et Cetera

Calvert Hall routs Pallottifor second straight victory

Tre Johnson led a dominant defensive performance as ninth-ranked Calvert Hall routed St. Vincent Pallotti, 35-7, in high school football on Monday. The Cardinals (2-0) were originally scheduled to the play the game Friday, but it was postponed because of storms. Calvert Hall tries for its third straight win Friday at 7 p.m. when it visits Class 4A state powerhouse Wise.

NFL : Caleb Brantley was a ferocious defensive tackle at Florida who plowed through offensive linemen and seemed to crave being double-teamed. But after leaving early for the 2017 NFL draft he has been charged with domestic violence, tumbled from a probable second-round pick to the sixth round and been released by the Cleveland Browns , who didn't win a game last season. On Monday, two days after he was cut by the Browns, he signed with the Washington Redskins and was practicing with the team. Defensive lineman Anthony Lanier II was waived to make room for Brantley. "He was a good pass rusher and decent against the run," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said about Brantley, adding that the team graded him well going into the draft. "In Cleveland he got a couple sacks, got some experience, got some pass rush ability so we thought we'd bring him in for a look."

— Les Carpenter, The Washington Post

Major League Soccer: Wayne Rooney broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute and set up Luciano Acosta 's two goals to help host D.C. United (8-12-6) to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta United (16-5-6) on Sunday.

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