Digest (May 13): Always Dreaming back to work for Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming resumed on Saturday at 6 a.m. his regular training schedule for next Saturday's 142nd Preakness Stakes, galloping 11/4 miles over the sloppy sealed track at Pimlico Race Course. Trainer Todd Pletcher had opted to jog the Bodemeister colt with a pony on the wet track Friday morning but allowed him to gallop Saturday with exercise rider Nick Bush aboard. Pletcher was pleased with how the colt looked on the track. "Always Dreaming I thought actually went really well," Pletcher said. "He took a nice grip but was settled, relaxed, got over the ground really well. I thought that in spite of the rain overnight that the track was actually smoother this morning than it was yesterday morning. It had a nice seal to it and was pretty consistent all the way across the track. I was really, really pleased with the way he went this morning." ... Preakness hopeful Cloud Computing breezed a half-mile Saturday morning under exercise rider Peter Roman just after the Belmont Park training track opened at 5:30 a.m. The son of Maclean's Music was timed in 48.40 seconds by Daily Racing Form. .. Royal Mo, another likely Preakness entrant, jogged around the shedrow of the Preakness Stakes Barn at Pimlico Saturday morning. ... Gunnevera, a prominent contender for the Preakness Stakes, arrived at Pimlico on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. following a van ride from Kentucky.



Baltimore's Wittenburg wins silver at Slovenia meet

Americans Eddie Penev and Donnell Whittenburg (Baltimore) took the gold and silver medals, respectively, on the floor exercise at the Koper (Slovenia) World Challenge Cup. The top eight finishers on each event qualification round advanced to the finals. Today's finals will feature Whittenburg on the vault and parallel bars and Penev in the vault final. Fans will be able to watch final day of competition from Koper online through NBCSports, today at 8 a.m.



Towson places five playerson all-region lacrosse team

Five members of the Towson women's lacrosse team were honored by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Freshman defender Olivia Conti, junior midfielder Kaitlyn Montalbano, sophomore attacker Natalie Sulmonte and junior defender Tianna Wallpher were all named first team IWLCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region. Samantha Brookhart was on the second team. ... Seniors Mackenzie Rayburn (John Carroll) and Erika Kopf (Annapolis) of St. Mary's College were selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III All-Chesapeake Region Team. ... No. 9 Salisbury placed three players on the first team and two on the second team for the Chesapeake Region. Senior Kieran Kelleher and juniors Dana King and Allison Hynson were each honored as first teamers by the organization. Senior midfielder Gabbi Nieves and junior goalkeeper Gianna Falcone earned second-team honors as well.

College tennis: Johns Hopkins senior Jeremy Dubin was named the Centennial Conference men's tennis player of the year. Coach Chuck Willenborg was honored as the conference's coach of the year. In addition, senior Emerson Walsh, junior Justin Kang and freshman Cody Kim each earned first team All-Centennial honors. ... St. Mary's College's Melissa Barall (Wilde Lake) earned a spot on the Academic All-District Division III Women's At-Large Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

College baseball: Johns Hopkins shortstop Conor Reynolds was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year. Six other Blue Jays (17-1) were also honored by the Centennial Conference as pitchers Alex Ross and Josh Hejka, catcher Ryan Orgielewicz and third baseman Mike Smith were named to the first team, outfielder Brian Lin landed on the second team and pitcher Nick Bodner earned All-Centennial honorable mention. ... Northwestern scored seven runs in the fifth inning to take an 11-3 win against Maryland. The Terrapins (33-16, 15-8 Big Ten) took a 2-1 lead after three innings, but Northwestern scored seven runs in the fifth. Senior Brandon Gum and sophomore AJ Lee both had two hits.

College volleyball: Maryland coach Steve Aird and rising freshman opposite hitter Samantha Drechsel will travel overseas to compete in the second Big Ten Foreign Tour this summer.

Arena football: The Baltimore Brigade (1-4) dropped a 61-56 decision to the Philadelphia Soul (5-0) in a back-and-forth affair at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Brigade quarterback Shane Carden threw five touchdowns while receiver Julian Talley had his third-straight game with at least 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The game's MVP, Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh  finished with 268 yards passing and eight touchdowns.

Chesapeake Bayhawks: Attackman Jay Carlson scored the game-winning goal with 16.6 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a thrilling 17-16 victory over the Charlotte Hounds at American Legion Memorial Stadium.


Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation will offer women a chance at a free round of golf on Mother's Day at each of the Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses: Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park, Clifton Park and Carroll Park. Women who tee off after noon today, if they are accompanied by a full paying playing partner at any of the Classic Five Golf Courses, will play for free. For information on Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Course, go to visit

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