Digest: Redskins replacement players to receive Super Bowl rings
From Sun staff and news services|
Jun 06, 2018 | 12:13 AM
The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week. The team will hold a ceremony Tuesday at its practice facility with replacement players and the general manager of the '87 NFL champions, Charley Casserly. It's an unusual move considering how divisive the replacement games were during the NFL players' strike that season. But the replacements helped Washington go 11-4 overall — one game was canceled by the walkout — before winning two playoff games and the Super Bowl over Denver. On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly commended the replacement members of the 1987 team. Quarterback Tony Robinson and defensive lineman Anthony Sagnella represented the players in Richmond.
Men's college basketball
Maryland to hold memorial service for Tucker on Thursday
A memorial service for former Maryland men's basketball player Cliff Tucker will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the school's Memorial Chapel. A viewing will precede the service at 10 a.m. Parking will be available in Regents Drive Garage. Tucker will be interred at Suitland's Cedar Hill Cemetery. Tucker, 29, died in a single-vehicle accident May 28 as he was returning to his home in El Paso, Texas. Investigators said the tread on the right rear tire of the van that Tucker was riding in separated, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll. Tucker, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene along with two other passengers. A vigil Sunday in El Paso drew hundreds, including former Terps star and assistant Keith Booth, who coached Tucker at Maryland. A GoFundMe has been set up to support Tucker's family. His wife and daughter were both hurt in the crash, and he had a child from a separate relationship.
More: Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri interviewed former Terp Sarunas Jasikevicius for the team's coaching vacancy, according to a report from ESPN. Jasikevicius, who played in the NBA from 2005 to 2007, coached Zalgiris of Lithuania to the EuroLeague Final Four this season.
Varsity boys soccer
Ex-Dulaney coach Tana takes over at Pikesville
Former Dulaney boys soccer coach Jerry Tana will return to the sidelines after being named the new boys coach at Pikesville. Tana spent 12 seasons at Dulaney, seven as head coach, compiling a 146-52-9 record before stepping down after the 2014 season. He also has extensive coaching experience at the youth club level. Pikesville earned the program's first state title in 2016.
Local golf: More than 50 players participated in the 2nd DC/Baltimore Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Benedictine on Monday at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville. The event raised $47,600 in support of the mission of Benedictine to help children and adults with developmental disabilities. The winning foursome was Gerry Esparza, Tyler Grossman, Dan Owens and Christine Turner.
National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit signed midfielder Maddie Huster as a national team replacement player. Huster replaces Rebecca Quinn as she competes for Canada in upcoming friendlies. Huster, a rookie from Wake Forest, was a third-round selection in the 2018 NWSL draft by Washington.
Men's college basketball: Mount St. Mary's promoted Will Holland to associate head coach and Mike Wolf to director of basketball operations, in addition to bringing on Xavier Joyner and Matt Milleras assistant coaches under new head coach Dan Engelstad.
Women's college lacrosse: Navy assistant Gabby Capuzzi has been promoted to associate head coach. Capuzzi has served as an assistant coach for the Midshipmen since 2015, working primarily with the defense.