Digest (Sept. 12): Loyola Blakefield graduate Garvin added to 49ers roster

Loyola Blakefield graduate Terence Garvin was signed by the San Francisco 49ers to bolster their linebacking corps. The five-year NFL veteran made three starts last season with the Seattle Seahawks . Garvin, 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, has been primarily a special teams player after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent.

Raiders : Hereford graduate Andrew DePaola's first season with the Oakland Raiders lasted just one play. The long snapper was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after tearing his ACL on the Raiders first punt Monday against the Los Angeles Rams Monday night. To replace him the Raiders signed long snapper Trent Sieg, an undrafted rookie out of Colorado State who was in the Ravens camp this summer.


Texans : According to a report by the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will sign former Ravens cornerback Shareece Wright .

Horse racing


Jockey club opens OTBfacility at National Harbor

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled its seventh offtrack betting facility Wednesday at the MGM National Harbor. The grand opening of MJC's newest OTB facility is scheduled for Sept. 22 to coincide with the Fall Festival of Racing at nearby Laurel Park , a program of seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses topped by the 27th running of the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3). Located on the second level of the casino floor along with a 46-table poker room, the MGM OTB's approximately 1,500-square foot simulcast facility offers 21 carrels for guests, who can also use the adjacent bar area for seating. There will be two tellers, two self-bet terminals and personal Microsoft Surface tablets available for patrons. The MGM OTB joins previous off-track locations in Maryland at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Greenmount Station in Hampstead, Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, GBoone's Events Center in Boonsboro and Hollywood Casino in Perryville, as well as the Riverboat Restaurant in Colonial Beach, Va.

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Former Morgan State starKendley signs with Wizards

The Washington Wizards and former Morgan State standout Tiwian Kendley agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract. Introduced in the NBA 's most recent collective bargaining agreement, Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals worth the minimum salary. They don't come with any compensation protection, but can include an optional bonus ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Kendley, 23, played two college seasons at Morgan State and became the fastest Morgan player to reach 1,000 career points in the school's Division I history, finishing with 1,032 points in just 44 career games. He averaged 26.1 points per game and had 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game in his senior season. The camp deal would allow the Wizards to designate the 6-foot-5 guard Kendley as an affiliate player in order to retain his G League rights if he is waived before the regular season. Kendley averaged 9.0 PPG and 2.5 RPG in four summer league games.

College football: Tickets are on sale for the Military Bowl, which will be played on Monday, Dec. 31, at noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Starting at $30, tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Ticket Alternative at 877-725-8849. For the fifth consecutive season, the Military Bowl will match teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference. ... Senior Amir Hall (Bowie), sophomore McDane McFarlane and freshman Joshua Pryor (Dunbar) were voted to the CIAA Football Honor Roll. Hall was named Quarterback of the Week for the second straight week. McFarlane was selected as Offensive Lineman of Week and Pryor was Rookie of the Week and Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Men's college soccer: Trent Hofmeister (Fallston) scored his first career goal to lift Salisbury to a 1-0 victory over Washington College . ... Saturday's matchup between Navy and Campbell has been canceled because of Hurricane Florence's forecasted landfall in the Carolinas.

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