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Digest (Oct. 3): Laurel Park expands schedule to 4-day racing week

Live racing at Laurel Park expands to four days a week starting with a nine-race program today. Post time is 1:10 p.m. Racing will be conducted Thursdays through Sundays for October and November before going back to a Friday through Sunday schedule in December. The 61-day fall meet concludes Dec. 31. Today's card features a $40,000 maiden special weight for fillies and mares 3 and older in Race 3 and a $35,000 allowance for Maryland -bred/sired 3-year-olds and up in Race 7. Both are scheduled for 11/16 miles over Laurel's turf course. Ninety-eight horses were entered today, an average of 10.9 starters per race. Five races carded for the grass attracted 65 entries, an average of 13 horses per race. There will be a carryover of $636.71 in the $1 Super Hi-5 for Thursday's opener, a 5 ½-furlong maiden claiming event for 3-year-olds and up. ... In addition to a full card of live racing, Laurel Park will offer wagering on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris on Sunday. Laurel will open its doors at 9:45 a.m. The Arc de Triomphe will go off as Longchamp's fourth race with a post time of 10:05 a.m. Races 5 through 8 from Longchamp will also be available for wagering. Race 8, the Qatar Grand Handicap Des Flyers, has a post time of 12:30 p.m.

MEN'S College soccer

Terps honoring title teamfrom 1968 at Friday's game

The Maryland men's soccer program will honor the 50th anniversary of its first-ever national championship by welcoming back members of the 1968 title winning squad to Friday's 7 p.m. match against No. 5 Michigan State. The team will be recognized on the field before the Terps' nationally televised match with the Spartans. Maryland and Michigan State shared that 1968 national title after the teams played to a 2-2 draw and were named co-champions. Maryland's 1968 team was the lone undefeated team in college soccer that year, finishing 14-0-1. Led by coach Doyle Royal, Maryland's title team featured two All-Americans in center halfback Giancarlo Brandoni and goalkeeper Mario Jelencovich, along with All-ACC selections Rocco Morelli, Alvaro Bittencourt, Larry Ruhs and Melih Sensoy. Maryland's match with Michigan State will be broadcast on BTN.

Et Cetera

Terps men's lax hostingTeam IMPACT fundraiser

The Maryland men's lacrosse team will be hosting its fourth annual Team IMPACT Walk Saturday, Oct. 6, on the campus of the University of Maryland. Registration for the event begins at noon between Gates G & F of Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium (horseshoe end). The 3-mile walk around campus will then begin shortly after noon. The Maryland men's lacrosse team has been heavily involved with Team IMPACT since 2015. Many of the school's other sports teams, including baseball, will be joining the walk. Registration is $20, with all pre-registered participants receiving a T-shirt. For moreinformation, go to goteamimpactorg.presencehost.net. Team IMPACT works to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses.

College football: Bowie State senior Lansana Sesay was selected as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Receiver of the Week for the third time this season. Sesay led all receivers with nine catches, 107 reception yards and the game winning catch in Bowie State's 20-17 home debut victory against Winston-Salem State.

Women's college volleyball: Senior outside hitter Meghan Kelley (Centennial) had a team-high 19 kills as St. Mary's (12-8) defeated host Notre Dame of Maryland (14-4). Senior captain Hannah Krauss (Severna Park) added a season-high 13 kills plus a block solo and three block assists.

Maryland administration: Athletic Director Damon Evans announced a pair of updates to the department's executive administration, naming Shawn Flynn as senior associate athletic director for internal operations and Dr. Sue Sherburne as senior woman administrator. Sherburne will also continue in her role as senior associate athletic director for academics & student development.

Baseball: The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. The speaker will be Stephen Robert Katz, who will discuss his book "Ware's Boys of Summer." Call 410-992-1186 for more information.

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