Did you know Maryland senior tight end Matt Furstenburg has been named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award? Now you do. Given annually to the top collegiate tight end in the nation,Furstenburg is one of 33 players on the list. Furstenburg, a consensus preseason first team All-ACC selection,caught 31 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns last season. He rankedthird among ACC tight ends in receptions and receiving yards per game year ago. He was also named to the Mackey Award midseason watch list last year, but didnt make the semifinalist list. The award, which has been presented since 2000, is named for NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey.
BALTIMORE—For the second straight game, the Orioles won it in their last at-bat, and now they have a five-game winning streak.
In the bottom of the 10th, Adam Jones led off with a single off Jordan Lyles (2-3). He raced to third on Jonathan Schoop’s single to right and scored when Manny Machado grounded back to the box, and Lyles bobbled the ball for a moment and Colorado catcher Nick Hundley couldn’t handle Lyles’ throw home.
The Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Rockies before 19,361 at Oriole Park on Monday night put them a season-high 18 games over. 500.
Chaz Roe (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win.
Yovani Gallardo allowed a home run to Nolan Arenado to lead off the fourth. It was Arenado’s 26th of the season.
The Orioles (58-40) wasted a great opportunity to score in the first when Schoop doubled with one out. Machado reached on an error by Arenado, and Mark Trumbo walked to load the bases.
Chris Davis struck out, and Matt Wieters grounded to first.
In the second, Hardy reached on a walk by Jorge De La Rosa. He moved to second on an infield out by Nolan Reimold, and to third on another error by Arenado. Hardy scored on Jones’ single.
Gallardo pitched effectively until the seventh. With two outs, David Dahl, playing his first major league game, singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
After a prolonged at-bat, Mark Reynolds, who played for the Orioles in 2011 and 2012, singled up the middle to score Dahl. That gave Colorado (47-52) a 2-1 lead.
Gallardo worked 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits.
The Orioles tied it at 2 in the bottom of the seventh. Reimold was hit by a pitch with one out. He moved to third on Dariel Alvarez’s double, his first hit of the season.
Jones grounded to short against Adam Ottavino, scoring Reimold.
NOTES: Reimold reached after manager Buck Showalter asked for a replay. The Orioles have now been successful on 13 of their 23 replay challenges this season, and their last five straight. … Chad Bettis (8-6, 5.31) faces Chris Tillman (14-2, 3.18) on Tuesday night.
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The concussion suffered last year by Rams quarterback Case Keenum against the Ravens, and the way it was handled, surely played a part in new punishment announced Monday by the NFL for teams violating the league’s concussion protocol.
The Players Association and the league made a joint announcement about the new standards.
Under the new policy, teams could be fined anywhere from $50,000 to $150,000 for a first violation of the concussion protocol, or suffer loss of draft picks. For a second violation, the minimum fine will be $100,000.
Major concerns about enforcing in-game concussion protocol were raised during a November game last year at M&T Bank Stadium between the Rams and Ravens.
With just over a minute left to play, Ravens defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan sacked Keenum, and the back of his head slammed violently against the turf. Keenum held his head while lying on the ground and initially had trouble getting to his feet.
The Rams’ athletic trainer ran onto the field to check on Keenum, but he remained in the game. Keenum fumbled two plays later, and after the game, it was announced he had suffered a concussion.
The league investigated the Rams’ handling of the situation and the team was not fined. However, not everyone was satisfied, including NFLPA president Eric Winston.
“Show me someone that says, ‘No, the Rams did exactly the right thing,”’ Winston told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last year. “They didn’t. Everybody knows they didn’t. So there has to be discipline, right? Because when a player doesn’t do something that he’s supposed to do, he gets fined for that when it comes to health and safety.”
As a result, the NFL and the Players Association have agreed on punishment that could help protect players who have been concussed.
Becomng the latest focus of a TMZ scoop isn't a good thing. Two former Wizards -- Glen Rice Jr. and DeJuan Blair -- made their onto the site Monday.
Rice, a 2013 second round pick who played parts of two seasons with Washington, was arrested for robbery Monday. From TMZ:
More trouble for ex-NBA player Glen Rice Jr. -- the 25-year-old was arrested for robbery Monday morning in Georgia ... less than a year after he was shot in a bizarre gunfight at T.I.'s restaurant.
Here's what we know ... Rice was booked at 6:37 AM this morning for felony robbery, aggravated battery and possession of marijuana. He has since been released from custody.
The details surrounding the incident are unclear -- we're working on it.
By the way, Rice just completed a pre-trial intervention program stemming from the 2015 shooting incident.
As we previously reported, Rice was arrested -- after he was shot in the leg -- when cops say he was carrying 240 grams of weed and a bunch of cash. He was charged with weed and gun possession.
Unclear if this new arrest will affect that case.
Rice played 16 career games for Washington with the five during the 2014-15 season.
Blair signed with the Wizards in 2014 and remained with the franchise until February when he was shipped to Phoenix in the deal for Markieff Morris. The Suns quickly released the big man, who remains a free agent.
None of that involves the mention here. From TMZ Sports:
NBA player DeJuan Blair -- who played for the Washington Wizards last season -- was cited for misdemeanor battery against a woman at a Vegas club this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Las Vegas Metro PD has confirmed ... officers were called to Drai's nightclub at The Cromwell around 1 AM Sunday morning to respond to a report of a man who allegedly got physical with a woman.
The alleged victim told police ... she was arguing with Blair over the line into the club when he picked her up and tossed her off to the side. The woman was pissed and retaliated by striking him back -- before calling for help.
Sources tell us ... when cops arrived they checked security video and decided there was enough evidence to issue a citation to Blair for misdemeanor battery. He was NOT arrested.
However, cops tell TMZ Sports Blair was also issued a "trespassing warning" from the property and told to leave immediately.
The TMZ report cited a source that claims Blair "simply moved her out of the way when he was trying to get by her. Nothing more." The report also said the alledged victim is considering a lawsuit against Blair.