Geovany Garcia rides four winners at Laurel Park

February 26, 2010|By Sports Digest

Geovany Garcia set a personal best Thursday when he captured four races from seven mounts at Laurel Park. Garcia, 21, the younger brother of Maryland mainstay Luis Garcia, won on Reckless Runner ($5-first), Jackie Lad ($9.60-second), Giron ($9.80-fifth) and Roi de Coeurs ($10-seventh).

Women's college lacrosse: Stevenson's 14-11 comeback victory at York on Wednesday was the 100th win in the career of head coach Kathy Railey, who is 36-31 with the Mustangs in five seasons and 100-70 in 11 seasons overall.

Nationals: Right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw his longest bullpen session of spring training, a 12-minute effort in 47-degree temperatures with winds in excess of 20 mph. Pitching coach Steve McCatty was impressed with how the rookie fared in challenging conditions, noting that the winds made it difficult for Strasburg to throw his breaking ball.

Blast: Chuck Hatcher, former Boston Celtics guard Sam Jones and former Baltimore Bullets guard Wali Jones will broadcast their "Sports Inside and Out - Legends of Sports" Internet radio show from 1st Mariner Arena during the game next Friday against the Philadelphia KiXX and be available for autographs.

Mystics: The WNBA team added 6-foot-4 forward Lauren Ervin to its roster. She attended Arkansas and played last season for the Connecticut Sun.

Swimming: Katie Hoff of Towson will participate in the Austin Grand Prix - the fourth stop in the eight-meet USA Swimming Grand Prix Series - from Thursday to March 6.

- From Sun staff and news services

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