Preakness – Ice Box won't run

Paddy O'Prado, First Dude will

May 06, 2010|By Sports Digest

Preakness

Ice Box won't run; Paddy O'Prado, First Dude will

Ice Box, who finished a hard-charging second to Super Saver in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, will skip the Preakness on May 15 and might run instead in the Belmont Stakes on June 5, his trainer, Nick Zito, said Wednesday. Zito said he'll decide Monday whether to send Jackson Bend, who finished 12th in the Derby, to Pimlico Race Course for the second jewel of the Triple Crown. In other news, trainer Dale Romans said he plans to send Paddy O'Prado, who was third in the Derby, 23/4 lengths behind Super Saver, and First Dude to Baltimore on the same flight as the Derby winner Wednesday. Former Maryland star Kent Desormeaux will retain the mount on Paddy O'Prado. First Dude finished third in the Grade I Blue Grass Stakes on April 10 in his most recent start. Meanwhile, Super Saver returned to the track for the first time since Saturday, jogging a mile "like a Derby winner," trainer Todd Pletcher's assistant Mike McCarthy said, adding that "his energy, attitude and appetite are all good."

College lacrosse

Big East names Loyola's Gavin Attack Player of the Year

Loyola junior Grace Gavin (St. Paul's School for Girls) was named the Big East women's Attack Player of the Year and received All-Conference first-team honors. Four Greyhounds made the second team: senior midfielder Emily Gibson (North Harford), junior midfielder Abby Rehfuss, junior midfielder Cara Filippelli and sophomore defender Ana Heneberry (Dulaney).

More women's honors: UMBC freshman defender Jamie Fahey (Loch Raven) was named America East women's Rookie of the Year, becoming the first Retriever to win the honor in the school's seven years in the conference. Fahey also earned All-Conference second team and All-Rookie honors. She was joined on the second team by junior attack Erika Braerman (Fallston), junior midfielder Amanda Pappas (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) and sophomore midfielder Bria Phillips. Boston University defender Corcoran Downey (Centennial) made the first team. … Franklin & Marshall senior attacker Blake Hargest and senior goalie Lidia Sanza, who were teammates at St. Paul's School for Girls, were named to the All-Centennial Conference first team.

Women's game: Colleen Cole had two goals and two assists in a losing effort as visiting Goucher (7-10, 2-4 Landmark Conference) fell, 22-7, to Catholic (11-6, 6-0) in a conference semifinal. The Cardinals will host Drew, a 15-4 winner over Susquehanna, in Saturday's championship.

Men's game: Rory Averett scored twice and tough defense held Merchant Marine (7-8) scoreless for half the game as host Goucher (13-3) won, 6-2, in a Landmark Conference semifinal. The Gophers will host Catholic, a 14-5 winner over Drew, in Saturday's championship at 1 p.m.

Men's honor: Randolph-Macon sophomore midfielder Patrick Egan (St. Mary's) was named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference second team.

More colleges

Under Armour reaches 4-year deal to outfit Towson teams

Baltimore-based Under Armour will be the official performance apparel and footwear outfitter for Towson University athletics for the next four years. The agreement gives Under Armour the right to provide uniforms, apparel and footwear to each of the Tigers' 20 varsity sports.

Men's basketball: Former Michigan and Loyola coach Brian Ellerbe has been hired as an assistant at DePaul. Ellerbe spent last season as an assistant at George Washington after an eight-year absence from the sideline. Ellerbe joins the staff of first-year coach Oliver Purnell, a former Maryland assistant.

Women's soccer: Penn State sophomore midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding), Maryland sophomore forward Sade Ayinde and Terps freshman forward-midfielder Danielle Hubka are among 23 players selected for a two-week training camp by U.S. under-20 women's national team Saturday through May 23 in Carson, Calif., and Chula Vista, Calif.

Football: Navy rising senior offensive tackle Jeff Battipagllia was named to the watch list for the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation's best offensive or defensive lineman.

Softball: Maryland junior Kerry Hickey was named Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week after throwing her second no-hitter of the season in an 8-0 win over Delaware State. In other news, the Terps signed first-base recruit Candice Beards, a USA High School Under Armour All American from Paramus Catholic in Ringwood, N.J.

Wrestling: Maryland seniors James Knox (Dulaney), a kinesiology major, and Hudson Taylor, an interactive performance arts major, were named to the Division I individual All-Academic team.

Major League Soccer

Allsopp's two goals give United first victory of season

Danny Allsopp scored twice in the first half to help host D.C. United (1-5-0) win for the first time this season, 2-1, over the Kansas City Wizards (2-3-1) on Wednesday night. Allsopp, acquired as a free agent during the offseason, became the first Australian to score in MLS history. Kei Kamara scored in second-half stoppage time for the Wizards. D.C.'s Bill Hamid made five saves in his MLS debut.

—From Sun staff and news services

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