Candyman E favored in De Francis Dash
Ten sprinters, including 2-1 favorite Candyman E, have been entered for the 20th running of the $150,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on Saturday at Laurel Park. The card also features the $75,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes and the $60,000 Twixt Stakes. Candyman E, the son of Candy Ride, has won three consecutive starts since arriving in the Tony Dutrow barn this July. Joe Bravo has the riding assignment. "He is in top form," Dutrow said of Candyman E. "I think he is best when he can sit off and make a run. An old friend thought the horse would be useful in the Northeast this summer and sent me to him. I am happy things have worked out well. He has been as good as advertised and has taken us to the De Francis." Dutrow's father, Dick, won the De Francis Dash with Lite The Fuse in 1995 and 1996. His brother, Ricky, was victorious in 2007 with Benny the Bull.
Towson's West on watch list for new Rice Award
Towson freshman running back Terrance West (Northwestern), who has six rushing touchdowns in his past two games, was added to the watch list for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award, which will honor the outstanding freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision.
More college football: Navy senior guard John Dowd was named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. … Salisbury (6-0, 4-0 Empire 8) moved up to No. 3 in the second Eastern College Athletic Conference Lambert Meadowlands Division III poll. Salisbury earned 201 points in the poll, trailing Wesley (219) and Thomas More (216).
Men's college soccer: Hasani Sinclair scored in the 71st minute to help visiting Penn State halt host UMBC's five-game unbeaten streak. Playing their final nonconference game of the season, the Retrievers dropped to 7-4-3; the Nittany Lions ended a three-game slide and improved to 7-6-2. … Don Anding's first goal of the season with 3:18 remaining in regulation helped host Northeastern (8-4-2, 4-2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 1-0 win over Towson (1-10-1, 0-7-0 CAA). … Salisbury freshman forward Matt Greene was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. York senior defender Steven LeVine (Loyola) was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Women's college soccer: Stevenson sophomore midfielder Mandy Marston (Institute of Notre Dame) was named CAC Offensive Player of the Week, and Stevenson junior defender Taylor Zimmerman (John Carroll) was selected as CAC Defensive Player of the Week.
College field hockey: No. 3 Maryland (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) rolled to a 6-0 victory over visiting Towson (8-8) behind goals from six different players. … Washington College freshman attacker Claire McAuliffe (Glenelg Country) and sophomore goalkeeper Steph Harryman (Southern) were named Centennial Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
Lacrosse: Traci Davis, who attended St.Paul's School for Girls and is Garrison Forest's athletic director, will be part of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's 2011 induction class on Oct. 29 at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley. Three players who starred at Maryland colleges — Johns Hopkins' David W. Huntley, Navy's John "Jake" Lawlor and Maryland's Sandra Lanahan Zvosec — are also part of the class, which also includes Bruce Allison, Suzanne Honeysett McKinney and Jonathan Reese.
Sailing: The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame in Annapolis announced that the first annual induction, Sunday in San Diego, will be dedicated to the memory of Walter Cronkite, who was honorary chairman of the Hall's board of advisers from 2006 to 2009.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United was eliminated from the playoff hunt by tying the visiting Portland Timbers, 1-1. United, which got a goal from Dwayne De Rosario in the 73rd minute, needed to win its final two regular-season matches for a chance to advance. Kenny Cooper, whose father, Kenny Cooper, coached the Blast, scored in the 24th minute for Portland.
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