Funeral for Navy's Will McKamey to be held Monday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Brenda Frese gives Terps two-day break before resuming tournament play in Sweet 16

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March 29, 2014|Sports Digest

The funeral for Navy football player Will McKamey will be held Monday in Knoxville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at the Grace Baptist Church beginning at 9 a.m., with a private burial scheduled for 1 p.m. Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, captains Noah Copeland and Parrish Gaines, athletic director Chet Gladchuk and Naval Academy Commandant Bill Byrne will be among a large contingent flying from Annapolis. McKamey, 19, died Tuesday night after collapsing during a practice last Saturday. He was flown by medical helicopter from the field to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was operated on to help relieve bleeding and swelling in his brain. A 5-foot-9, 170-pound slotback who had yet to play in a game for the Midshipmen, McKamey had a similar incident while in high school in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Live Like Will Foundation, which was formed after his death and will benefit those with cerebral palsy.

Don Markus

Colleges

Frese gives Terps two-day break before Sweet 16

Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese gave her team two days off from practice to allow players to rest and recharge before getting back to work Friday and then departing for Louisville, Ky., where the fourth-seeded Terps will play No. 1 seed Tennessee in Sunday's Sweet16. A handful of players did some light shooting Friday at Comcast Center, but the intensity figures to pick up when practice resumes for the first time since Maryland outlasted Texas, 69-64, in Tuesday night's second round.

Gene Wang, The Washington Post

Mike Burwell Jerrelle Benimon

Men's swimming: UMBC senior Mohamed Hussein broke his school record in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA championships in Austin, Texas. Hussein placed second in the first of six heats with a program record of 47.65 seconds, eclipsing his previous top mark of 47.67. The senior finished 39th overall in the event.

Baseball: No. 25 Maryland (16-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) fell victim to strong starts from No. 20 Clemson's Daniel Gossett in Game 1 and Matthew Crownover in Game 2, as the Tigers (17-9, 8-3) took both games of a doubleheader. Gossett held the Terps to eight hits in a 3-1 win, then Crownover limited them to four in a 7-1 victory.

Ryan Murphy

Rafriel Guthrie possessions.Four of Murray State's five starters finished in double figures, led by guard Cameron Payne

NFL

Steelers sign ex-Patriots running back Blount

The Ravens defense will be competing against running back LeGarrette Blount again next season. The former New England Patriot agreed to a two-year contract with the Steelers on Friday. The Ravens maintained interest in Blount throughout the free-agent process, but they didn't submit a formal contract proposal and didn't have him visit team headquarters, according to sources. Blount, 27, also had interest from the Patriots, but sources say they didn't approach the financial commitment of the Steelers. Now Blount and starter Le'Veon Bell are expected to be a formidable running tandem with the Steelers. Blount rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against the Ravens in December.

Aaron Wilson

Paralympics swimming

Snyder, Long victorious at Spring CanAms in Miami

Two-time Paralympic gold medalist and silver medalist Brad Snyder of Baltimore won the 50-meter freestyle S11 and 100 backstroke in the S11 classification on the second day of the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. Three-time U.S. Paralympian Jessica Long of Baltimore, who has 17 Paralympic medals, won two events Friday, the women's 200- individual medley SM8 and the women's 100- back S8. On Thursday, Becca Meyers (Loyola Maryland) and Ian Silverman of Baltimore set world records on the opening day. Meyers, who competes in the S13 classification, swam the women's 1,500 freestyle in 17 minutes, 53.90 seconds in the morning session to smash the world record of 19:41.95. Silverman, a University of Southern California commit who trains with Meyers in Baltimore, swam a 16:19.70, breaking the 16:24.63 mark he set at last year's nationals. Meyers submitted a medical withdrawal after Thursday's competition.

Et cetera

Baltimore-based gymnast Whittenburg 4th in Doha

Donnell Whittenburg (Edgewood) finished fourth on the parallel bars with a 14.975 score Friday at the Doha Challenge Cup in Qatar, part of the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup series. Germany's Marcel Nguyen and the Netherlands' Epke Zonderland tied for the gold with 15.450 scores, while Slovenia's Mitjia Petkovsek won the bronze with 15.175.

Laurel Park: Trevor McCarthy, 19, will win his first riding title today when the winter meet ends. McCarthy rode 54 winners, 18 more than second-place Victor Carrasco. McCarthy finished second in last year's meet.

WOMEN'S Boxing: Baltimore native and 2012 world silver medalist Franchon Crews will face 2012 Canadian Olympian Mary Spencer tonight at 7 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Crews finished with silver in the 75-kilogram weight class in last year's Pan American Continental Championships, one spot ahead of Spencer.

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