Firing Line seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet surrounding Barn 42 on the Churchill Downs backstretch Monday morning as assistant trainer Carlos Santamaria walked the Preakness hopeful under the shedrow for about 30 minutes. Arnold Zetcher's 3-year-old, who finished just a length behind American Pharoah in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, looked completely healthy. "He's doing really well. Even the first day after the race, he was in his stall always looking for something to eat. He never lost his appetite," said Santamaria, assistant to trainer Simon Callaghan, who returned to California to check on his stable at Santa Anita. "For most horses to run that kind of race, it takes them a couple days to recover. With him, it was just another horse race."

More: Divining Rod, which won the Grade III, $250,000 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 11 in Lexington, Ky., remains on target to make his next start in the Preakness. Based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, trainer Arnaud Delacour said Monday that Divining Rod is doing well and expected to compete at Pimlico Race Course on May 16. "The horse is doing very well. He breezed on Saturday, and right now, I am leaning toward the Preakness," Delacour said. "I think he's great. I don't want to jinx myself, but at the moment, he's doing very well"


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Wizards' Wall, Beal expect to play tonight vs. Atlanta

Washington Wizards guards John Wall (wrist) and Bradley Beal (ankle) went down in pain in their Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks, but they seem to have avoided serious injuries. Both underwent X-rays that came back negative, and after the Wizards practiced Monday afternoon, each said he would be available for Game 2 tonight. Wall's ailment worsened after the game, and he was unable to practice Monday. Wall said the pain moved to the top of his hand and swelled up after the win. The hand was still swollen Monday but he insisted he was going to play tonight.

Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post

Women's college lacrosse: Boston College's Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week. … York's Karlie Dougherty (Mercy) was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Salisbury's Kara O'Rourke (Mount Hebron) and Megan Wallenhorst (Centennial) earned first-team All-CAC honors, while Sea Gulls Kate Haker (Westminster) and Bethany Baer (Westminster) were on the second team. St. Mary's Shelby Newman (Manchester Valley) also made the first team, and Christy Bishop (Glenelg), Kate Somerville (Notre Dame Prep) and Lexi Thorne (Pallotti) were second-team honorees. Frostburg State's Malory Brunett (River Hill) and Jessica Jones (North County) were first- and second-team picks, respectively.

Men's college lacrosse: Notre Dame's Conor Doyle (Gilman) was honored as ACC Offensive Player of the Week.

College baseball: Towson's Kevin Ross was selected as Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

College softball: Maryland's Shannon Bustillos hit a three-run home run in the Terps' regular-season finale Sunday to break the program record for career RBIs (151). Bustillos had been tied with Lindsay Klein for first all time with 148.

Men's college tennis: Johns Hopkins defeated Swarthmore, 5-0, in the championship match of the Centennial Conference tournament Sunday for its 10th overall and ninth consecutive league title.

Boys soccer: The Fewster FC under-15 team won its third consecutive Maryland State Cup championship on Sunday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. The team defeated FC Frederick, 1-0, and will represent Maryland at the Region I Regional championships in June.

Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun

High schools: Former Oriole Al Bumbry will be the special guest at a St. Frances wine-tasting fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Marbury Building, 6225 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington.

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