Digest: Jets place LB Erin Henderson (Maryland, Aberdeen) on reserve list
From Sun staff and news services|
Oct 23, 2016 | 1:40 AM
The New York Jets, who will host the Ravens today, placed linebacker Erin Henderson (Maryland, Aberdeen) on the reserve/nonfootball injury/illness list and tight end Braedon Bowman on injured reserve, and promoted linebackers Victor Ochi and Julian Stanford from the practice squad.
Henderson led the Jets in tackles the past two games, with 11 at Pittsburgh and seven at Arizona. In making the announcement Saturday, the team didn't divulge the nature of Henderson's ailment. Bowman, a backup who played in three games, has a torn ACL in his right knee.
Stanford played three games this season but was waived last month, then signed to the practice squad. Ochi set a Stony Brook record with 32 1/2 sacks and was originally signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent.
More NFL: The Houston Texans placed cornerback Kevin Johnson(River Hill) on injured reserve. The 2015 first-round draft selection has a broken foot, NFL Network reported. The team later confirmed the news. The earliest Johnson could return is Week 15 if Houston decides to use the return designation, but his season is likely over. Pro Football Focus had Johnson rated as its No. 8 overall cornerback this season.
Redskins: Tight end Derek Carrier is nearing his return to the practice field. The fourth-year veteran has been shelved ever since he tore ligaments in his right knee in Week 14 last year against the Chicago Bears, but he has been told to "be ready" at any point when he's cleared to practice. Carrier was eligible to begin practicing last week as part of a 21-day window after being placed on the physically unable to perform list to start the season, which forced him to sit out the first six weeks.
Tennis: The defending-champion Columbia-based Mid-Atlantic Advengers will play the Missouri Valley Greens of Oklahoma City, today for the Intermediate title at the USTA Junior Team Tennis 18U National Championships in Cayce, S.C. The Advengers beat Missouri Valley's Lafortune of Tulsa, Okla., 46-38, in the semifinals.
The Advengers team features: Alexandre Nazaire (Ellicott City), Amanda Grebosky (Reisterstown), Andrew Tsai (Ellicott City), Anna Xi (Ellicott City), Brooke Santoriello (Bel Air), Christopher Chen (Ellicott City), Lilianna Izadi (Eldersburg), Matthew Sklar (Tuscon, Ariz.), Olivia Tsai (Ellicott City), Prateek Swamykumar (Clarksville), Rhoil Bahri (Ellicott City), Ryan Lundergan (Ellicott City), Snigdha Puram (Elkridge) and Tess Weber (Ellicott City). Sklar attended Atholton.
"We know how to play really well together," said Santoriello of her mixed doubles partner, Sklar. "We communicate really well and we know what shots to do and it always works out very nicely for us. I always think I play my best, especially when my team needs me and I know we are looking forward to defending our title tomorrow."
In the Advanced championship match, Mid-Atlantic's DMV Elite of Washington will be taking on Southern's SDUTA Inc. of Atlanta. DMV Elite defeated Southern's Pros and Cons of Bristol, Tenn., 50-43, while SDUTA defeated Mid-Atlantic's Tuckahoe Raptors of Richmond, Va., 56-31.
The DMV Elite team includes several Marylanders: Ian Siew (Ellicott City), Jordan Chrysostom (Bowie), Nicole Walle (Ellicott City), Rani Jones (New Market), Shawn Berdia (Potomac) and Trey Stinchcomb (Olney).
Golf: John Gallagher of South Hills Golf Club was the low gross champion at the Free State Seniors Championship Tournament on Thursday at Manor Country Club with a 79. Jim Peterson of Hayfields Country Club was low net champion with a 61.
NBA: As expected, the Washington Wizards have picked up the third-year option of forward Kelly Oubre Jr.'s rookie contract, according to several NBA sources. The option for the 2017-18 season is for $2.09 million. Oubre will make slightly more than $2 million this season, his second in the league. The Wizards retain an option for Oubre's fourth season. Oubre, 20, has played in all seven exhibition games and is second on the team in scoring (13.1 points per game on 49.2 percent shooting). In Friday night's 119-82 win over the Toronto Raptors, he made four of eight shots for 13 points, including five rebounds, two assists and a steal. With several rookie wings on the roster, Oubre will be depended upon to play rotation minutes behind starter Otto Porter Jr. Last year, Oubre averaged 3.7 points in only 10.7 minutes per game.
—Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
NHL: Rookie Jimmy Vesey scored the tying and go-ahead goals within a span of three minutes in the second period to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Rick Nash scored a late empty-net goal and had an assist as New York won its sixth game in eight visits to Washington. Brandon Pirri also scored in a three-goal second period that began the Rangers' comeback from two goals down en route to their first road win.
Alex Ovechkin scored his third goal of the season to give Washington a 2-0 lead in the first. Lars Eller added his first goal as a Capital.
New York's Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves. Braden Holtby stopped 22 shots for Washington.
Major League Soccer: MLS fined New York City FC player Diego Martinez on Friday for swearing at a D.C. United ball kid during last Sunday's match at RFK Stadium. The league was unable to corroborate claims by fans in the vicinity of the sideline incident that Martinez had directed a homophobic slur at the child. United will play at Orlando City today at 4 p.m.
Varsity boys soccer: Andrew Robbins socred twice to lead host No. 3 Mount Saint Joseph (12-2-2) to a 3-0 win over No. 14 Eastern Tech (10-3).
College football: Johns Hopkins, ranked seventh in Division III, scored on six of its seven first-half possessions to build a 38-0 halftime lead and defeated visiting Gettysburg, 54-14, on Friday night to set a Centennial Conference record with its 34th straight league victory. Western Maryland (now McDaniel) won 33 straight from 1997 to 2001. The Blue Jays' 34-game run is the second-longest active league streak in the nation in any division. Hopkins (7-0, 6-0) scored a touchdown on each of its first three drives. The Bullets (2-5, 2-4) totaled just 46 yards on their first five possessions. The Blue Jays gained more than 300 passing yards (320) and 200 rushing yards (206) for just the eighth time in school history; seven of the eight have come since the start of the 2010 season. Quarterback Justin Germano was 20-for-26 for 242 yards and two scores and rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Cary rushed 15 times for 102 yards and two scores. Cary is the 26th player in school history reach 1,000 career rushing yards; he has 1,096.
Men's college soccer: Freshman Barry Sharifi scored the game's first goal in the 10th minute and sophomore Gabriel Carlsson tied the score in the 88th as Loyola Maryland (6-5-3, 4-0-2 Patriot League) earned a 2-2 double-overtime tie at Army West Point (7-5-2, 3-2-1) to extend its unbeaten streak to eight games. ... Navy (4-8-3, 0-5-1 Patriot) lost, 1-0, at Colgate (10-4-1, 4-1-1) on a header by Aram Ouligian in the 38th minute. ... Senior Alex Crognale scored two goals on senior night Friday to help No. 1 Maryland (13-0-2) to a 2-1 victory over visiting Hofstra. Crognale scored in the fifth minute and in the 20th as the Terps extended their winning streak to 10 games. Hofstra, which had a 10-6 edge in shots, got a goal Meshack Eshun Addy in the 84th minute. Maryland senior Cody Niedermeier (Broadneck) made five saves.