Grade 1 stakes-winning Sam's Sister is scheduled to carry high weight of 123 pounds against 10 rivals in Saturday's $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade 2) at Laurel Park. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained 4-year-old filly arrived at Laurel on Wednesday after a cross-country flight from Southern California in a quest for her third straight graded-stakes victory. The daughter of Brother Derek concluded her 2014 season with a half-length victory in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 26 before making a victorious 2015 debut in the $200,000 Santa Monica (G2) on Jan. 19. Both stakes victories were achieved at the Barbara Fritchie distance of 7 furlongs.
Duke women's lacrosse coach Kimel has breast cancer
Duke women's lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel has had surgery and is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, university officials said Thursday. Kimel, in her 20th season with the Blue Devils and the only head coach the program has had, will continue to coach while undergoing treatment. She was diagnosed last month and the disease was caught in an early stage, according to a news release from the sports information department.
For more of Katherine Dunn's blog post on Kimel, go to baltimore sun.com/lacrosseinsider.
More women's college lacrosse: Salisbury was selected unanimously in a vote of coaches to finish first in the Capital Athletic Conference. St. Mary's was picked for fifth and Frostburg State sixth.
Men's college lacrosse: Defending champion Salisbury was picked in a preseason coaches poll to finish first in the CAC. Frostburg State was picked for third and St. Mary's fifth. ... Washington College was predicted unanimously to repeat as Centennial Conference champion in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. McDaniel was picked for sixth.
College honors: The Coppin State athletic department announced its fourth Hall of Fame class, which will be honored at a ceremony tonight at 7 in the auxiliary gym of the Physical Education Complex and Saturday during halftime of the men's basketball game against Howard. The class consists of Phil Booth (basketball), Charles Hardnett (men's basketball coach, administrator), Willie Fields Jr. (baseball), Thelma Lyles (basketball), Pamela Pratt (basketball) and Terese Hatch (volleyball, basketball). In addition, the 1990-91 women's basketball team will be inducted together. The school also will honor the 1996-97 men's basketball team Saturday at halftime.
Pro basketball: Sarunas Jasikevicius (Maryland) will be honored as a Euroleague Basketball Legend tonight before a game between Lithuania-based Zalgiris Kaunas and Real Madrid. Jasikevicius, who was born in Lithuania and retired last summer after a 16-year pro career, is now an assistant coach with Zalgiris Kaunas.
—Scott Allen, The Washington Post
Baseball: The Los Angeles Dodgers named former Orioles outfielder Luis Matos manager of Low-A Great Lakes of the Midwest League.