Navy Cotton Bowl hero Oldham dead at 74

Bayhawks' Glading wins MLL weekly honor

July 19, 2011|By Sports Digest

College football

Navy alum, Cotton Bowl hero Oldham dead at 74

Edwin W. "Ned" Oldham II,, captain of the Navy team that beat Rice in the 1958 Cotton Bowl and ended the season ranked No. 3 in the country, died June 28 in Naples, Fla. He was 74. Oldham, a 1958 graduate, scored all 14 points in the Army-Navy game his senior year. He commanded his company his final semester and percent of his graduating class and was named a Scholastic All-American. A memorial fund has been established for Oldham for the Athletic Excellence Program. Contributions may be made to USNA Foundation Inc., 25 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 with a notation that the money is in memory of Ned Oldham for the Athletic Excellence Program.

Women's world cup

Baltimore has highest TV ratings for final

Baltimore had the highest overnight rating for any U.S. city during Sunday's title game of the Women's World Cup, which the United States lost to Japan, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after ending overtime tied at 2. According to ESPN, Baltimore (12.3) was nearly four points higher than the national overnight rating of 8.6. The rest of the top five markets were San Diego (11.8), West Palm Beach, Fla. (11.7), Washington (11.5) and Norfolk, Va. (11.1).

— Jakob Engelke

College basketball

Ters might play Ky. men in 2012-13 in Brooklyn

Maryland will play Kentucky in the first basketball game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., sources told Crain's New York Business. The arena, the future home of the New Jersey Nets, is set to open in September 2012. Asked about the validity of the report, Maryland spokesman Doug Dull said, "Don't know anything about it." John Hayden, a spokesman from Kentucky, said: "We haven't released anything like that. We really don't comment about future schedules. I'm not quite sure where they got that, but they didn't get it from us." Inquiries for comment from the Nets and The Barclays Center were not immediately returned.

Jakob Engelke

Bowie State women: Renard Smith, the interim coach for four months, was appointed to the position permanently. Smith was at Baltimore City Community College from 2003 to 2011 in several capacities: interim athletic director, assistant athletic director and health-and-wellness instructor. He was the 2010 Coach of the Year for winning the MDJUCO conference title and the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX championship.

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Bayhawks' Glading wins MLL weekly honor

With two goals and two assists in the Bayhawks' 12-11 overtime victory at Hamilton on Saturday, attackman Danny Glading was named Major League Lacrosse's Offensive Player of the Week. The win tied the Bayhawks for second place in the standings with the Denver Outlaws.

Major League Soccer: Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (Arundel) was named to the MLS All-Star team, which will play Manchester United on July 27 in Harrison, N.J. … D.C United acquired midfielder Austin da Luz from the New York Red Bulls for an international roster spot. The 2010 first-round draft pick, who played at Wake Forest, has played in seven games this season, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

Gymnastics: Alec Weber, 13, of Mount Airy won a trampoline age-group gold medal Friday at the USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling National Championship Junior Olympics in San Antonio. He's coached by Paul Goodwin at Skyview Gymnastics in Mount Airy and is a rising eighth-grader at Windsor Knolls Middle.

Harness racing: Victor Kirby drove Lullaby Blue to first place in the first leg of the The Alan Myer Memorial Trotting Series at Ocean Downs in Berlin, stopping the timer in 2 minutes, 3 seconds. Corey Callahan drove Sound The Belle to victory in the second leg and won with First Royal N in The Dawn Trader Memorial Final for Fillies and Mares.

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