Digest (July 22): No Dozing captures Concern stakes at Laurel Park; Brigade fall; Bayhawks prevail

An old track and some new equipment proved to be a winning combination for Lael Stables' homebred No Dozing, who was able to overcome an awkward break, an off track and a formidable challenge on the far turn to capture Saturday's $75,000 Concern at Laurel Park. The 7-furlong Concern for 3-year-olds is named for Robert E. Meyerhoff's Maryland-bred multi-millionaire whose four career graded stakes wins for late trainer Dickie Small included the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and 1995 Californian (G1). Trained by Fair Hill-based Arnaud Delacour, No Dozing ($3.60) had not reached the winner's circle in six tries after an entry-level optional claiming allowance victory last September. ... Michael J. Harrison's Talk Show Man, narrowly beaten as a long shot in the Mister Diz last time out, came with a relentless run on the extreme outside to catch Marengo Road and win Saturday's eighth race by a neck. The open $50,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up was the first win for Talk Show Man ($6.60) since a nose victory in the 2015 Henry S. Clark at Pimlico.

Naval Academy

Navy festival featuresinteractive fan activities

Navy will hold its Fan Fest/Media Day on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy players will sign autographs on the blue side (press box side) concourse from 10-11 a.m., before moving to the field to interact with the fans and take group photos from 11 a.m.-noon. Fan Fest activities will include interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. The first 250 kids will receive a free T-shirt. Fans attending should enter the parking lot through Gate 5 off of Taylor Avenue and enter the stadium on the Blue or press box side. There will be a $5 charge for parking and admission to the event is free. For information, contact Kris Morgenthaler, 410-293-8712 or whitacre@usna.edu.

Soccer: The Army-Navy Cup returns to Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., for the sixth time on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Army-Navy Cup has seen significant growth over its five years at Talen Energy Stadium, the home of the Philadelphia Union.

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Valor top Brigade, 34-30;Bayhawks slip past Blaze

TT Toliver caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Sean Bracket with 53 seconds to lift the host Washington Soul past the Baltimore Brigade, 34-30, Saturday night in the Arena Football League. Washington (2-10) snapped a 10-game losing streak, winning for the first time since beating Baltimore, 51-38, in the season opener. The victory also prevented the Brigade (4-8) from a locking up a playoff spot. Milton Williams caught two touchdowns passes from Shane Carden for Baltimore.

Major League Lacrosse: Fourth-year goalkeeper Niko Amato made a career-high 19 saves and rookie attackman Josh Byrne scored four goals as the Chesapeake Bayhawks captured a crucial late-season matchup with the host Atlanta Blaze, 13-12. Attackman Lyle Thompson totaled two goals and two assists for Chesapeake, which won two games in the span of three days to revive its postseason hopes.

Tennis: The deepest player field in years at the Citi Open in Washington got another big boost as the tournament announced three top 10 players had received wild-card entries into the main draw of the men's and women's tournaments. Simona Halep, second in the world in the Women's Tennis Association rankings, will join the competition at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center starting July 29, along with men's No. 9 Milos Raonic, No. 10 Grigor Dimitrov and 2015 Citi Open women's champion Sloane Stephens. Raonic and Dimitrov are set to join No. 7 Dominic Thiem and No. 8 Kei Nishikori to give the Citi Open four of the Association of Tennis Professional's top 10 players. Other highlights of the men's field include Americans John Isner, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson and Donald Young as well as up-and-comers Alexander Zverev and Bernard Tomic. The women's field features this year's Wimbledon ladies doubles champion Ekaterina Makarova, 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig and former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic.

—Ava Wallace, The Washington Post

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