Spring meet at Pimlico gets out of gate today
Live racing returns to Baltimore today with the beginning of the spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course. Considered the marquee meet of the Maryland racing season, it culminates May 19 with the 137th running of the Preakness. The first of 22 stakes races, the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes, will feature nine Maryland-bred fillies and mares vying for their first win in a money-added race Saturday. "There is a special feeling about Pimlico because of the third Saturday in May," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said. "But the entire meet is important to us. We continue to improve the promotions during the meet and made it a priority to update the racing experience with higher purses on Preakness weekend, which should bring better horses to Baltimore." Live racing will take place four days a week on a Thursday through Sunday schedule, with adjustments for holidays.
Men's college lacrosse: North Carolina junior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) and sophomore midfielder R.G. Keenan (Boys' Latin) were named Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Week. It is the third weekly award this season for Keenan and the first for Holman.
State women's college lacrosse: Seven goals each by Allison Terry (Catholic), Molly Murray (Aberdeen) and Ashley Cumberland (Kenwood) powered visiting Notre Dame of Maryland to a 22-12 victory over Hood (2-10). The Gators improved to 3-4.
National women's college lacrosse: Alayna Markwordt (Glenelg) had four goals and two assists to lead No. 16 Ohio State to a 15-9 win against host Hofstra (2-8). The Buckeyes (8-2) led 8-3 at the half.
College baseball: Christopher Newport's Ben Lenda lined a tie-breaking single to right in the top of the 10th inning as the Captains (20-4), ranked third in Division III, earned a 4-2 win against No. 5 Salisbury (19-4). ... Derek Fisher had a grand slam, a triple and two doubles as No. 26 Virginia (17-8-1) survived two weather-related delays that totaled 2 hours, 21 minutes to hand Towson (12-12) a 19-5 loss Wednesday night.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United goalie Bill Hamid will miss one to three weeks after suffering a left ankle sprain and bone bruise during the U-23 men's national team's 3-3 tie with El Salvador on Monday.
—From Sun staff and news services