CBS Sports to air trib­ute to McNa­mara

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CBS Sports Net­work will air a trib­ute to late Cap­i­tal Gazette sports writer John McNa­mara dur­ing its cov­er­age tonight of the Vet­er­ans Clas­sic at the Naval Acad­emy. McNa­mara, who cov­ered Mary­land bas­ket­ball for more than two decades, was killed dur­ing the at­tack on the Cap­i­tal Gazette news­room in June. The 56-year-old Sil­ver Spring res­i­dent was one of five em­ploy­ees al­legedly gunned down by a Lau­rel man who held a long-stand­ing grudge against the news­pa­per. The trib­ute is sched­uled to air be­tween the first and sec­ond games of the dou­ble­header at Alumni Hall. Prov­i­dence and Wi­chita State play in the first game at 6 p.m., fol­lowed by Mary­land play­ing Navy at ap­prox­i­mately 8:30 p.m. McNa­mara, a Mary­land grad­u­ate, had a life­long love of bas­ket­ball. Heco-au­thored a book on the his­tory of bas­ket­ball at Mary­land’s Cole Field House and was writ­ing on book on Wash­ing­tonarea bas­ket­ball. In­ter­views for the trib­ute in­clude a seg­ment with for­mer Mary­land bas­ket­ball coach Gary Wil­liams. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Naval Acad­emy ath­letic depart­ment will pay trib­ute to McNa­mara by leav­ing a seat va­cant along press row in his honor. Navy in­cluded recog­ni­tion of McNa­mara and the other four staffers slain dur­ing the June 28 at­tack in the Vet­er­ans Clas­sic pro­gram that will be dis­trib­uted to fans. It in­cludes the An­napo­lis Strong logo and all five names of those killed — McNa­mara, Ger­ald Fischman, Rob Hi­aasen, Re­becca Smith and Wendi Win­ters. A state­ment will be read by the pub­lic ad­dress an­nouncer dur­ing the first me­dia time­out of the Navy-Mary­land game and McNa­mara in par­tic­u­lar will be rec­og­nized with his photo ap­pear­ing on the score­board. WOMEN: Ja­nee’a Sum­mers scored 10 points and Kayla Jack­son and Do­minika Sky­rocka each had nine points to lead host UMBC (2-0) to a 81-42 vic­tory over Di­vi­sion III Eastern (Pa.). The Re­triev­ers went on a 25-6 run over the Ea­gles (0-1) in the sec­ond quar­ter. UMBC beat Di­vi­sion III Get­tys­burg, 65-51, on Tues­day. six fur­longs, are among five stakes worth $500,000 in purses on a 10-race card that be­gins at noon. Also on tap are the $100,000 Richard W. Small for 3-yearolds and up fea­tur­ing graded-stakes win­ners Some­thing Awe­some, NameChang­erandDoc­torMounty and Mary­land Mil­lion cham­pi­ons Bonus Points and Talk Show Man, and a pair of seven-fur­long sprints for sopho­mores, the $100,000 City of Lau­rel and $100,000 Safely Kept, the lat­ter for fil­lies.

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