Dawson will be honored by national football group

Jack Dawson of Portland will be honored Dec. 6 as one of the five individuals receiving the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Chapter Leadership Award.

The award annually recognizes one person from each region of the country for commitment, generosity and leadership at the local level in fulfilling the organization’s mission of “Building Leaders Through Football.” The award ceremony will take place at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Dawson was a head football coach at Cheverus and Westbrook high schools for 20 years, and later served as an ECAC official. He has been the chair and master of ceremonies for the Fitzpatrick Trophy dinner for 45 years. He was a founding member of the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation in 1988. A graduate of Cheverus and Boston College, Dawson competed in football, track and baseball at both schools.

Previously the director of admissions at Cheverus, Dawson is now special assistant to the president at Cheverus. He was a 10-year member of the Portland City Council, serving as mayor in 1995-96.



WOMEN’S OPEN: The United States Golf Association is continuing its plan to hold the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open at a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump.

The USGA had no comment on a letter sent to it by three Democratic U.S. senators asked that the event be moved away from Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey.


MLS: Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson and defender Liam Ridgewell face charges of driving under the influence after an accident in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Police said Gleeson rear-ended another vehicle Monday and called Ridgewell, who arrived later to help. Neither Gleeson nor the driver of the vehicle he hit was injured.


BRAZIL CAPTAIN DIES: Carlos Alberto Torres, the captain of Brazil’s World Cup-winning team in 1970 and scorer of one of the sport’s most memorable goals, died at 72 of a heart attack at his home in Rio de Janeiro.


SWISS INDOORS: On a tough day for seeded players in the first round, Stan Wawrinka rallied to beat 119th-ranked fellow Swiss Marco Chiudinelli 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-4 at Basel.

The top-seeded Wawrinka advanced after second-seeded Milos Raonic and sixth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov let one-set leads slip and exited early.

ERSTE BANK OPEN: Two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer upset fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 7-5 in the first round at Vienna.



DEBUT PLANNED: Claressa Shields, the two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist, plans to make her professional debut Nov. 19 in Las Vegas.

Shields will fight on the undercard of fellow Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward’s high-profile showdown with Sergey Kovalev. Shields is being represented by Roc Nation Sports, the company founded by music mogul Jay Z.


DERBY WINNER DIES: Monarchos, whose Kentucky Derby-winning time in 2001 was second only to Secretariat, died at 18 after emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine.

His time of 1:59.97 was just behind Secretariat’s record 1:59.40.

– Staff and news report

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