Feinstein steps down from analyst role

Bay Area Shuckers to play their home games at AACS

July 08, 2011|By Sports Digest

Navy football

Feinstein steps down from analyst role

John Feinstein has left the Navy football radio booth after 14 years as an analyst, he announced on his blog Wednesday. Why? Well, it's sort of complicated. Feinstein wrote that he had long been trying to get made an Army-Navy football documentary based on his book "A Civil War," pitching the project to CBS Sports, among others. Then he learned last week that CBS would indeed be making a two-hour documentary on the game, to be shown in full on Showtime and in a shorter form on CBS. But they'll be doing it without Feinstein. He writes: "The reason I'm stepping down then isn't because I'm throwing a hissy fit at being left out. But, as I said in my note to the Navy people, Army-Navy and doing Navy football has never been a job to me, it has been a passion. Doing this documentary would have been a labor of both love and passion and, yes, I believe I would have done it better than anyone else. So, to be at the games this fall and see CBS there with their cameras following players around; knowing they're in the locker room with their cameras, encountering people from CBS all the time, is something I simply can't face," Feinstein wrote. "It's a little bit like dating a girl for 10 years, getting dumped and then being invited to her wedding. I just don't want to watch it." Feinstein said he loved being a part of Navy and that the door remained open if he decides to return in the future.

Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post

Pro basketball

Shuckers to play their home games at AACS

The Bay Area Shuckers of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League have announced the Kilby Athletic Center, located on the campus of the Annapolis Area Christian School in Severn, will be their home venue for the 2011-2012 season. The Shuckers' season will begin the weekend of Dec. 3 and run through March. The team will play seven home games as part of its 14-game schedule. The schedule will be announced in early October.

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Mount duo named NEC Scholar-Athletes of Year

Senior Gigi Gibilisco, a member of the Mount St. Mary's men's track and field team, and senior Aly Jost (Bel Air), a member of the Mount St. Mary's women's lacrosse team, have been named Northeast Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year for their respective sports.

Auto racing: Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun will host the Heads Up racing event Saturday as part of the third annual Ultimate Outlaw Series with Maryland's Nate and Adam Pritchett, formerly of "Pinks" and "Pinks All Out" on Speed Channel. Race classes will include Outlaw 10.5, Outlaw Drag Radial, 8.50 Index, Pro Street, Super Street, Index classes and 9.5 Street Bike classes. Event gates open at 9 a.m., qualifying begins at noon and eliminations begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Wizards: The NBA and its Development League announced Thursday that the Wizards will now be affiliated with the Iowa Energy, nearly a week after the Golden State Warriors purchased the Dakota Wizards. The Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets will also be connected with the Energy. The Wizards had been affiliated with Dakota since the 2006-07 season. NBA teams are able to send first- and second-year players to the D-League, which is considered the NBA's minor league. The Wizards twice sent rookie center Hamady Ndiaye down for extra work last season. The change isn't surprising, since Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld intimated that they would be matched with up Iowa after the Warriors purchased Dakota. In the past two seasons, the Wizards have finished the season with players called up from Iowa — Cartier Martin and Othyus Jeffers. D-League teams will compete next season no matter what happens with the NBA lockout, which went into effect last week.

Michael Lee, The Washington Post

Horse racing: In the graded $150,000 Belmont Futurity stakes for colts at Belmont Park on Sunday, the winner was Jack's in the Deck, trained at Laurel Park by Robin Graham, who is owned by Maryland's Skeedattle Stable, ridden by Joe Bravo and sired by Maryland stallion Love of Money.

Mystics: Forward Kerri Gardin has rejoined the team, and forward Joy Cheek was waived after a three-game stint. Gardin was on the roster for three games earlier this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 steals.

Loyola volleyball: The university has named Jake Lawrence coach. Lawrence spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Georgetown.

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