Fall schedule will run Sept. 19 to Dec. 31
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 Laurel Park fall schedule Tuesday after it was after it was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission at its monthly meeting. After a 14-week break, live racing will resume at the major tracks after Labor Day. Racing will take place four days a week through the end of the year on a Wednesday-through-Saturday schedule, holidays excluded. The fall meeting, which begins Sept. 19 and concludes Dec. 31, includes 31 stakes races worth more than $3.3 million total. Headlining the stand will be the 28th running of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day for the offspring of Maryland-based stallions on Oct. 19 and the Fall Festival of Racing on Sept. 21.
Laurel Park fall meeting dates:
•Oct. 30-31-Nov. 1-2
Under-19 men's basketball
Harried to coach Pan Africa at Global Challenge
Lake Clifton boys basketball coach Herman " "Tree" " Harried will coach Pan Africa at the Nike Global Challenge, a four-day, eight-team international tournament that features some of the world's top under-19 players. The event, which takes place at Trinity Washington University in Washington, will begin Thursday and run through Sunday. The United States will be represented by East, North, South and West squads. In addition to Pan Africa, teams from Brazil, Canada and France will participate. Mount St. Joseph coach Pat Clatchey is an assistant coach for the East, which includes Gaels rising senior guard Phil Booth and St. Frances rising senior forward Dwayne Morgan. Potomac rising senior guard Dion Wiley, who has committed to Maryland, is also playing for the East. For more information on the tournament, go to nikeglobalchallenge.com.
Cooley retires, will join Redskins' radio booth
Chris Cooley joined the Washington Redskins' radio broadcasting team. Cooley, 31, ends his playing career after nine seasons, all with the Redskins. He finished with 429 catches for 4,711yards and 33 touchdowns. He was released in training camp before last season, but the Redskins re-signed him during the season after their starting tight end, Fred Davis, suffered a season-ending injury. Cooley had only one catch last season and said he does not intend to play again.
—Mark Maske and Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
Women's basketball: Milford Mill's Qierra Murray and Indian Creek's Cydni Cole, both rising seniors and All-Metro second-team selections last winter, committed to George Mason.
Women's college lacrosse: Stephanie Janice (Johns Hopkins), the winningest women's coach in Allegheny College history, was announced as Occidental's new head coach Monday. She takes over for Michele Uhlfelder (Maryland, Pikesville), who resigned in May.
Swimming: Jack Conger of Rockville was part of the United States' bronze-medal-winning 4x100-meter team at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
WNBA: Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had 13 points to help the host Washington Mystics (8-7) earn an 86-64 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars (4-11). Tierra Ruffin-Pratt also scored 13 points and fellow rookie Nadirah McKenith had 11 for Washington, which has won four of five after dropping five straight.
World TeamTennis: Bobby Reynolds and Martina Hingis won singles matches as the Washington Kastles (5-2) earned a 22-18 victory at the Philadelphia Freedoms (1-6).