Brigance Brigade 5.7K to be held Saturday in Canton

Capitals center Grabovski returns from ankle injury for game vs. Nashville

March 31, 2014|Sports Digest

Former Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda Brigance, will host the first Brigance Brigade 5.7K on Saturday in Canton. In honor of Brigance's jersey number, 57, the event will feature a timed 5.7K run as well as a 1-mile run/walk and a Kids' Fun Run. Proceeds will go toward furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which helps empower people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brigance joined the Ravens in 2000, helped the team win Super Bowl XXXV and now works as the Ravens' senior advisor to player development. He was diagnosed with ALS, a motor neuron disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 2007. For information, go to


Center Mikhail Grabovski back from ankle injury

Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski returned to the lineup against the Nashville Predators after missing 22 of the past 23 games with a sprained left ankle. "I'm ready," Grabovski said after taking part in an optional skate Sunday at Bridgestone Arena. "It's hard to tell if it will be comfortable in a game when it's just practice but I don't have any pain in practice." The veteran originally suffered the injury Jan. 24 at New Jersey. He re-injured the ankle when he tried to come back Feb. 27 at Florida. Coach Adam Oates planned to start him on the fourth line between Dustin Penner and Tom Wilson.

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More: The Capitals recalled defenseman Julien Brouillette from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey LeagueGeorge McPhee . Brouillette, 27, has played in two games with the Capitals this season, making one goal and one assist.

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Rockville denies Shuckers the Patriot Division title

The Bay Area Shuckers (11-5) lost their bid for consecutive division titles with a 126-118 loss to the visiting Rockville Victors (12-4), who clinched the Patriot Division title. Despite the loss, the Shuckers figure to have a high seed in the American Professional Basketball League playoffs, which will begin next week.

College swimming and diving: Johns Hopkins junior Ana Bogdanovski, who won national titles in the 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle and set school records in six events this season, was named the Division III Woman of the Year nominee for swimming and divingChris Voelz . She's one of 11 finalists for the overall DIII Woman Athlete of the Year honor.

Women's boxing: Baltimore native and 2012 world silver medalist Franchon Crews defeated 2012 Canadian Olympian Mary Spencer at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday. Crews boxed through all four rounds, beating Spencer to give the U.S. team its sixth victory of the dual with Canada.

College sailing: Washington College finished fourth out of eight teams at the Team Race Challenge, hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges Saturday in Geneva, N.Y. Washington went 4-3 in head-to-head races against the other seven teams at the regatta, picking up wins over Columbia, George Washington, Merchant Marine and Buffalo.

College golf: Alex Kane posted a round of 80 to lead McDaniel on Saturday at its men's invitational. The Green Terror carded a first round of 328; Sunday's second round was canceled because of rain. The team finished tied for eighth. St. John Fisher won the 18-team tournament with 305. Steven Tanen led the B-Team, matching Kane for a 16th-place finish. … Alise McNutt led the McDaniel women's team with a round of 91 as the Green Terror finished fourth in its own women's spring invitational. Because of unplayable course conditions Sunday, McDaniel's first-round score of 395 became its final score for the tournament. New York University won the tournament with a round of 343. McNutt finished tied for seventh in the field. Katie Pass (Winters Mill) and Casey Marson finished in the top 20. Bridget McLaughlin Alex Philo

Women's college bowling: UMES was selected as one of eight at-large selections for the NCAA championships. This will be the 11th straight year the Hawks are in the tournament.

Youth football camp: The Hall of Fame Youth Camp for ages 6-13 will be held July 21-25 at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the Towson's University campus. The all-day camp features Tigers coach Rob Ambrose, his staff and players. Spots are limited. Register at or call 410-844-2774 for questions.

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