Horse racing

Swift Temper wins $1 million Delaware Handicap

Mark Stanley's Swift Temper won the $1 million Grade II Delaware Handicap in front-running fashion at Delaware Park in Wilmington Sunday. Swift Temper earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 6 through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. With Alan Garcia aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway won by 2 1/4 lengths after cutting early fractions of :49.83 seconds for a half mile and 1:14.79 for the three-quarter mile. She completed the mile and a quarter on fast main track in 2:03.41 and returned $17.00.

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Crystal Palace falls to Kickers

Crystal Palace Baltimore lost, 2-1, to the Richmond Kickers in outdoor soccer at UMBC Stadium. After a scoreless opening half, Richmond opened up a 2-0 lead in the second, while Jordan Seabrook scored a late goal for Palace. Despite the loss, Baltimore still has a chance to qualify for the postseason after the two other teams battling for the fifth and final playoff spot, Charlotte and Real Maryland, played to a 1-1 tie.

IronBirds: : Outfielder Steve Bumbry (Dulaney) was activated from the disabled list.

Amateur golf:: Sam Stewart (16) and Alex Church (15) each won two matches to gain the quarterfinals of the 12th annual BMGC Match Play championship at Forest Park Golf Course. Stewart, the 15th seed, defeated No. 18 Kelly McDonough, 5 and 4, and second seed Brad Foxwell, 1 up. No. 19 Church stopped 2007 champion Al Medlin, 2 and 1, and third seed Rusty McCready, 1 up. Two-time champion and medalist Lance Bajkowski defeated Michael Connelly, 5 and 4, and Shawn Clark, 4 and 3. Serge Hogg, the only one of last year's final eight still in contention, advanced against Peter Betzold, 4 and 3,and Brendan McKinney, 2 and 1. Completing the quarterfinal bracket are Andy Peet, Kevin Carmen, Steve Cha, and Neil Shannon. Play was over a 6,127-yard course, played to a par of 36-35-71.


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