Digest (March 15): Baltimore joins bid for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Boys soccer
(Matthew Cole, Staff)

Baltimore has been included as a host city in the United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup . The United Bid announced its list of 23 candidate host cities that will be included in the bid book. Baltimore, which would use M&T Bank Stadium for games, joins three cities in Mexico, three in Canada and Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Tenn., New York/New Jersey, Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington. If the World Cup is awarded to the United Bid, FIFA would select up to 16 host cities from the proposed 23.



McDonogh extends streakto 179 victories in Florida

McDonogh's girls lacrosse team defeated The Hill Academy, from Ontario, 18-5, on Thursday in the second of three games scheduled while the Eagles enjoy spring break in Vero Beach, Fla. The victory extended their national-record winning streak to 179 games. The Eagles (2-0) are ranked No. 1 in the US Lacrosse National Girls Top 25 and will wrap up the road trip Saturday against their first nationally ranked opponent, No. 22 Novato (Calif.).

College softball: Towson tied a pair of program records at the chilly Tiger Softball Stadium Thursday afternoon. The Tigers won their 12 straight and extended their best start to 18-3.

Horse racing: Stronach Stable's homebred Something Awesome was up for the challenge when facing graded company for the first time, rallying from well back to win the 7-furlong General George (G3) on Feb. 17 in just his third career stakes attempt. Four weeks later the 7-year-old gelding will break new ground again in his latest engagement, stretching out an additional 2 furlongs for the first time in Saturday's $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson at Laurel Park . The 33rd running of the 11/8-mile Harrison Johnson for 3-year-olds and up is among five stakes worth $450,000 in purses on an 11-race St. Patrick's Day program highlighted by the $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds. The first post time is 1:10 p.m. Something Awesome, the 9-5 favorite, has won three of his four starts since being moved to trainer Jose Corrales last fall, his only loss coming by three-quarters of a length in the 6-furlong Fire Plug Stakes on Jan. 20 in his seasonal debut.

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