Apprentice jockey McCarthy suspended; Do Somethin wins again

  • Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy
Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy (Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey…)
February 27, 2014|Sports Digest

Horse racing

McCarthy suspended; Do Somethin wins again

The Maryland Racing Commission stewards suspended apprentice Trevor McCarthy three live racing days for an infraction aboard Kid Terrapin in the 10th race Feb. 17 at Laurel Park. The 19-year-old missed Wednesday's card and will also not be allowed to ride today or Friday. He will return Saturday afternoon and was named on seven mounts. McCarthy leads the jockey standings with 32 victories, six more than Victor Carrasco. He had 11 multiple-win days during the first 22 live racing days of the year.

Wednesday's racing: Do Somethin won for the third time this year beating six rivals, including multiple stakes winner Red's Round Table, in a $50,000 allowance test for fillies and mares at 51/2 furlongs. Under jockey Yomar Ortiz, the daughter of Purim won by 31/2 lengths and stopped the clock in 1 minute, 5.08 seconds. The Tony Wilson trainee paid $3.40. She previously earned allowance victories at Laurel on Jan. 16 and 29. The 5-year-old is 10 of 19 lifetime with 15 in-the-money finishes for earnings of nearly $280,000.

Television

MASN discards combined O's-Nats broadcast booth

The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has done away with the combined broadcast booth for Orioles-Washington Nationals games this season, opting for separate telecasts when the teams play their interleague series in July. Pete Kerzel, MASNsports.com's managing editor, wrote about the change on the network's website. The teams play at Nationals Park on July 7-8 and at Camden Yards on July 9-10. For each game, the home team will have its telecast on MASN, with the visitors' broadcasters on MASN2, Kerzel wrote. The combined broadcasts — done since 2007 — would feature an Orioles play-by-play voice combined with a Nationals analyst, or vice versa.

David Selig

Et cetera

Archbishop Spalding names Walker, Nguyen coaches

Archbishop Spalding hired Joachim Walker as varsity boys soccer coach and Tuan Nguyen as varsity boys volleyball coach. Walker, who played soccer at George Washington, spent the past four years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Mount St. Joseph, where he was a two-time captain and member of the Gaels' 2004 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship team. Nguyen, who is a member of the Air Force, has been Spalding's junior varsity coach the past three seasons.

Glenn Graham

NBA: The Washington Wizards signed forward Drew Gooden to a 10-day contract. Gooden, 6 feet 10, 230 pounds, has played in 687 career regular-season games with 493 starts while averaging 11.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He'll help fill in for injured forward Nene. Guard Glen Rice was reassigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled defenseman Julien Brouillette and left wing Nicolas Deschamps from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Cycling: For just the second time in its 82-year history, the UCI Road World Cycling Championships will be held in the United States, with Richmond, Va., hosting the 2015 event. Courses for the 12 championship races were unveiled Tuesday, outlining the downtown streets that some of the world's best cyclists will navigate during the nine-day event from Sept. 19-27 of next year.

Brandon Parker, The Washington Post

Men's soccer: D.C. Academy Youth Academy product Michael Seaton, who played for the Bowie-based Freestate Soccer Alliance, has been selected to the Jamaica national team roster for friendlies against Barbados on Sunday and St. Lucia on Wednesday.

Women's basketball: Jeff Walz, the Louisville head coach who previously worked at Maryland as an assistant, was named an assistant to head coach Dawn Staley on the USA Basketball Under-18 national team.

Men's college basketball: Brian Selby resigned after four years as coach at Harford Community College. Selby had a 38-74 record, including 5-22 this season.

Women's indoor college track and field: Former UMBC sprinter Orinthia Jones (1997-2001) and thrower Vicki Giacone (1996-2000) were named to the Big South All-Decade team for the years 1997-1999.

Men's indoor college track and field: Salisbury sophomore Luke Campbell was named a Capital Athletic Conference Co-Athlete of the Year, freshman Zach White Rookie of the Year and Jim Jones Coach of the Year.

Women's college tennis: Seven-time defending champion Johns Hopkins is the preseason favorite to win the Centennial Conference championship, according to a poll of coaches. The Blue Jays received 10 first-place votes to one for second-place Swarthmore. Washington College was picked to finish sixth and McDaniel 10th.

College baseball: Maryland's home game against Massachusetts scheduled for Friday has been canceled because of expected subfreezing temperatures.

Women's college swimming: Widener senior Laura Harris (Dulaney), a three-time All-American, is headed to the NCAA Division III championships, which will be March 21 in Indianapolis, for the third straight year. She qualified for the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard backstroke.

 

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