Viewing for ex-Colts great Mackey tonight

Maryland's Tate, Navy's Tuani on preseason watch lists for awards

July 15, 2011|By Sports Digest


Viewing for ex-Colts great Mackey tonight

The family of John Mackey, the Baltimore Colts great who died July 6, will receive friends and followers of the Hall of Famer from 6 to 9 tonight at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road. Mackey, who was 69, died of frontotemporal dementia after a decade-long struggle with the disease. He played nine years for the Colts, helping lead them to the Super Bowl championship in 1971 and three conference titles. He also served as president of the National Football League Players Association, and helped members gain critical health and pension benefits in the 1970s.

College football

Terps' Tate on watch list for top linebacker award

Maryland senior Kenny Tate is one of 51 players named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award, given annually to college football's best linebacker. Tate, who moved from safety to linebacker this past spring, made 100 tackles last season, the first Terps defensive back to reach that mark in 10 years, and led the Atlantic Coast Conference in forced fumbles per game (0.31). The list of candidates will be trimmed to 15 in October; the winner will be announced in December. Tate is also on the watch lists for the Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski awards, which honor the top defender in college football, and the Lott Trophy, awarded to the country's top impact defensive player.

Navy: Senior defensive end Jabaree Tuani is on the watch list for the Lombardi Award, which honors the nation's most outstanding lineman. Tuani recorded 72 tackles last season, including 15.5 for losses and 5.5 sacks.


WPSL's Charge in hunt for national championship

The Chesapeake Charge of the Women's Premier Soccer League will be vying for a national championship when it competes in the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cup Finals, set to start today in Bowling Green, Ky. The Charge earned a berth in the Women's Cup division by capturing Region I with a 2-1 win over defending national champion NY Athletic Club last weekend. It will open the tournament against the St. Louis JB Marine at 9:30 a.m. in the semifinal round. The Charge, 5-1-4 in its second season in the WPSL, is led by defender Jess Hnatiuk (John Carroll) and goalkeeper Yewande Balogun. Other former area high school standouts making the trip for the Charge are Erica Suter (River Hill), Cynthia Gamboa (Notre Dame Prep), Kristene Mumby (Marriotts Ridge) and Lyndse Hokanson (South River), along with current Mercy standout Alexis Prior-Brown. With a semifinal win, the Charge would advance to Sunday's championship game, set for 10:30 a.m. Glenn Graham

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