Fort Hill soccer conditioning to begin Monday

CUMBERLAND — The Fort Hill High School boys soccer program will begin conditioning sessions for the 2019 season on Monday at 4:30 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium.

The conditioning sessions will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the stadium through the beginning of August.

Anyone interested in playing soccer at Fort Hill can contact coach Jim Hott with any questions at Fort Hill at 301-777-2570.

Hot Stove League meetings Sunday at complex

CUMBERLAND — The Hot Stove Baseball League’s executive board will hold a meeting on Sunday at 4 p.m., which will be followed by a manager’s meeting at 5:30 p.m., at the Hot Stove Complex baseball fields.

Former Seahawk Jermaine Kearse signs with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed receiver Jermaine Kearse.

Kearse was added to the roster and Jordan Smallwood was released on Detroit’s third and final day of mandatory minicamp Thursday.

He had one of the most memorable catches in a Super Bowl four years ago while playing for the Seattle Seahawks against New England when Matt Patricia was its defensive coordinator. He made a 33-yard acrobatic catch after the ball bounced off his body four times with 1:06 left. The Patriots held on to win.

Patricia, in his second season as Detroit’s coach, says he and Kearse have joked about the play.

Kearse has 255 career catches for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Redskins surprised by OT Williams’ staff concerns

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams skipped the opening day of the team’s mandatory minicamp reportedly over contract concerns.

The reason for his absence reportedly shifted to a medical-based issue by Wednesday’s second day of minicamp.

Williams’ no-show centered on frustration with the team’s training staff according to reports. The specific issue comes from the initial treatment of a growth on the seven-time Pro Bowl lineman’s scalp. Williams had the growth removed following the 2018 season.

“I really don’t have (a response). I am just trying to focus on the guys who are here right now,” coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday of the report.

Keegan Bradley leads Canadian Open by 1 stroke

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Keegan Bradley had a 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday.

Bradley was convinced that his clubhouse lead would not withstand the afternoon groups, but it did. Roberto Castro of the U.S., was the only player that teed off in the second wave to reach second, tying Nick Taylor, Ireland’s Shane Lowry, South Korea’s Sungjae Im and South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen.

Taylor of Abbotsford, British Columbia, led the Canadian contingent, shooting a 6-under 64. Taylor, who started on hole No. 10, made four birdies in a row to open his back nine at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

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