Blast's Neto named MISL Player of Week

Navy football trio named ECAC All-East

January 11, 2012|Sports Digest

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Blast's Neto named MISL Player of Week

The Major Indoor Soccer League announced Tuesday that Blast forward Adauto Neto has been named Player of the Week. Neto scored five goals and added two assists as the Eastern Division-leading Blast earned a pair of victories last week. It is the second time this season that Neto has won captured the weekly honor.

Navy football: Senior offensive tackle Ryan Basford, senior center Brady DeMell and junior outside linebacker-safety Tra'ves Bush were named All-East by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Men's college basketball: Hood junior guard Trey Quinn (St. Mary's) was named the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week.

College track and field: Navy senior Jess Palacio earned her ninth career Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week award, and Mids senior Amanda Phelps was named the Field Athlete of the Week. … UMBC track and field freshman Mercedes Jackson and junior Trae Proctor were named female and male America East Track Performers of the Week, respectively.

Varsity: Mount St. Joseph announced the appointment of Kraig Loovis (Maryland) as athletic director. He had served as interim AD since July.

Pro basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers signed forward-center Earl Jackson, who played at Division II Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, N.C., and at Crossland High in Temple Hills. The Shuckers released guard John Brader Jr. (Southside) and guard Justin Hamilton (Perry Hall, CCBC-Essex).

D.C. United: The club will begin the 2012 season with two difficult matches, hosting Sporting Kansas City, the Eastern Conference's top club in the 2011 regular season, on March 10 before visiting Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy eight days later. With MLS moving to an unbalanced schedule, United will play 25games against Eastern opponents and one against each of the nine Western teams. The Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers will not make an appearance in Washington.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

World TeamTennis: The Washington Kastles will defend their 2011 championship with the regular season running from July 9 to July28. For information, go to or call 202-4-TENNIS. Individual match tickets will go on sale in May.

Capitals: The team recalled defenseman Tomas Kundratek from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. … The game at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 22 has been designated as the NHL's Game of the Week and will be broadcast on NBC starting at 12:30 p.m.

Horse racing: Thomas Kennedy, a World War II hero and longtime horse owner, died Friday at home in Mount Washington, surrounded by his family. He was 86. The Kingsville native campaigned horses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, primarily on the Delaware-Maryland circuit, for nearly five decades. His first winner was Aldie Miss, who broke her maiden at Pimlico Race Course in 1960. His stakes winners include For Love And Glory and Da's Baby. Kennedy was awarded the Purple Heart while serving as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1943, he lost his eyesight in a Japanese hand grenade explosion on Bougainville. In 1947 he founded Dawn's Office Supply Co., named after his seeing-eye dog, in Baltimore. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bette Kennedy; two sons, Thomas and Kim; and two grandchildren.

An earlier version of this article said Thomas Kennedy received a Purple Heart for heroism in World War II. He received it for being injured during a hand grenade explosion.

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