Americans Matt Centrowitz (Broadneck), Mike Berry, Erik Sowinski and Pat Casey broke the world record in the distance medley relay (legs of 1,200, 400, 800 and 1,600 meters) at the Armory Track Invitational on Saturday in New York, clocking 9 minutes, 19.93 seconds — more than six seconds faster than the previous mark, 9:25.97 set by the University of Texas in 2008. Ireland also ran under the world record, finishing in 9:25.37. Centrowitz ran his opening 1,200 leg in 2:49.47, giving his team a 2.58-second lead. Photos at twitter.com/hashtag/ArmoryTrackInvitational?src=hash
Ravens' Mosley loses out for defensive rookie honor
St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald beat out Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley for Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. The award was announced during the fourth annual "NFL Honors" show Saturday night. Donald received 25 votes in balloting from a panel of writers and broadcasters, seven more than Mosley. Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack got six votes, and San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland received one vote. Mosley led rookies in tackles with 133, seventh overall among all NFL players, and had three sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Donald had 48 tackles and nine sacks, the latter the most among NFL rookies. He also had 17 tackles for loss.
Smash and Grab cruises and wins in allowance race
When nominations close Thursday for the $250,000 General George Handicap (Grade 3), don't be surprised to see the name Smash and Grab, who cruised to victory in Saturday's seventh race at Laurel Park. Six runners contested the 7-furlong allowance test, which is the same distance as the Feb. 16 General George, and several had stakes credentials. Smash and Grab went to the front and took a comfortable lead under Xavier Perez. He wasn't threatened the rest of the way and won the $50,000 race by 51/2 lengths. The winning time for the 5-year-old son of Sharp Honor was 1 minute, 23.10 seconds. "He seemed to love the added distance, and Xavier did a great job," trainer Damon Dilodovico said. "You always get scared with him because it is not uncommon for him to wait on horses, but that didn't happen today. The General George is a short turnaround, a little quick for my liking, but the owner [Ronald Cuneo] wants to go. It will all depend how he comes out of the race." Smash and Grab, who paid $7.40, improved to 7-for-9 at Laurel.
Women's college basketball
Carrington leads Morgan to 77-64 victory vs. Howard
Tracey Carrington (Dundalk) led a foursome of double-digit scorers with 25 points as Morgan State (7-12, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won, 77-64, over host Howard (2-19, 2-5) in the Prince Hall Masonic Classic. Other double-figure scorers for the Bears were Braennan Farrar (18points), Lexus Spears (12) and Broadneck graduate Dinah Jones (11).
More Division I games: Visiting Navy (12-9, 6-4 Patriot League) used tough defense to hold host Lafayette (11-10, 4-6) scoreless for the first seven minutes and won, 65-60. The Midshipmen, who never trailed, were led by Sarita Condie's17 points. Navy is 5-2 in games decided by six points or fewer. ... Army (15-5, 7-3 Patriot) used a 12-2 run in the second half to pull away from host Loyola Maryland (6-15, 4-6) and win, 62-53. The Greyhounds' Colleen Marshall and Black Knights' Kelsey Minato tied for top-scoring honors with 20 points. ... Jessica Long had a game-high 17 points as host UMES (7-11, 4-4 MEAC) broke a three-game losing streak with a 66-58 win over Coppin State (3-15, 2-5). ... Jenn Carney scored 24 points and Mount St. Mary's (7-13, 5-4 Northeast Conference) forced overtime before falling, 71-64, to host Sacred Heart (9-9, 4-4).
Bordick, Meissner added to Babe's Birthday Bash
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation added former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick and U.S.Olympic figure skater Kimmie Meissner to the lineup for the annual party from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Former Atlanta Brave and Falcon Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) will be honored with the Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award at the event, which will celebrate the 120th anniversary of Ruth's birth in Baltimore on Feb. 6, 1895. Fans also will have the chance to mingle with former Baltimore Colts Bruce Laird, Tom Matte, Rick Volk and Stan White. Former Blast player Jamie Darvill (Loyola Maryland) also will be on hand. Tickets are available at BabeRuthMuseum.org. For more information on the Bash, call 410-727-1539 ext. 3033.
Lacrosse: US Lacrosse named Jacquelin "Jackie" Pitts and Mat Levine the inaugural recipients of the organization's Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Football: Rivals.com's Maryland scouting combine will be May 10 at St. John's College High in Washington. All players are welcome to attend the combine (morning and afternoon sessions) and can sign up at Rivals.com. Participation is free, and players will receive an Under Armour shirt. Players who participate will receive a player profile on Rivals.com.
Running: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore will present the 4th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run and Walk on April 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at 635 W. Lexington St. Ronald McDonald House Charities are open to families in need of respite care while their children are being treated at hospitals. Race information: redshoeshuffle.org, 410-528-1010. Charities information: rmhcbaltimore.org. ... The 4th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will be at 8 a.m. April 26 at Harford Community College in Bel Air. The race , on a USA Track and Field certified 5K course, honors the memory of Adam Thompson, an HCC student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds will benefit The Adam Thompson Memorial Nursing Scholarship at HCC and The Adam Thompson Memorial Education Scholarship at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Information: harford.edu/Adam or call 443-412-2449.
Men's college basketball: Johns Hopkins sophomore forward Ryan Curran was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Co-Player of the Week.
Men's college gymnastics: Navy sophomore Jonathan Teng was named ECAC Gymnast of the Week.
Women's college bowling: UMES senior Mariana Alvarado was named the MEAC Bowler of the Week for the second straight week.
Men's college swimming: McDaniel's Brad Brooks was named ECAC Division III South Co-Swimmer of the Week.
College baseball: Mount St. Mary's announced its eight-player recruiting class, which includes middle infielder Alex Kriss (Calvert Hall) and corner infielder-outfielder Sarunas Matalavage (Manchester Valley).
American Professional Basketball League: The host Bay Area Shuckers (6-4) rolled, 149-101, against the New York Black Eagles (1-10), equaling a club record with their fifth straight win and setting a franchise scoring record. Led by 23 points from Jermaine Edwards (Digital Harbor) and 13 assists from Devin Spencer (St. Mary's College, Towson Catholic), the Shuckers moved to within one game of the Beltway Bombers (6-2) in the Colonial Division.
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