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86-1 long shot Start Puffing wins at Laurel

Unlikely victor pays $175.60

Start Puffing won at odds of 86-1 in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday, paying $175.60 and topping a $412 exacta, a $1,372.40 trifecta and a $16,869.40 superfecta. Start Puffing earned her second lifetime win in six starts, beating $25,000 2-year-old claiming fillies. The daughter of Jump Start was last coming into the stretch and had only two fillies beaten a furlong from home, but apprentice Vanessa Ryall had her up in time to nip One Massive Cat by a neck in 59.85 seconds for the 5-furlong distance on the main track.

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Johnson outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk

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Right-hander Steve Johnson (St. Paul's) has been removed from the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, the Orioles announced Friday. Johnson, 27, did not pitch in a major league game in 2014 and spent most of the season battling shoulder problems, missing nearly three months. Johnson can refuse the assignment and declare free agency because he previously had been outrighted when he was returned to the Orioles by the Giants after San Francisco selected him in the Rule 5 draft following the 2009 season. Johnson had surgery to remove a bone spur from the back of his right shoulder Sept. 24 and is expected to be ready by the beginning of spring training. He made 13 starts for Norfolk, going 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA.

Eduardo A. Encina

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Loyola Blakefield to honor alumnus Van Brooks today

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Former Loyola Blakefield football player Van Brooks will receive the school's first For Others Award today for furthering the mission of "Men For Others" through the organization he founded, Safe Alternative Foundation for Education. Brooks, 26, suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury 10 years ago on a routine tackle when his helmet hit an opposing player's knee. He has regained motion in his upper body, can walk with a walker and says he believes he will walk unaided again.

For Katherine Dunn's blog post on Brooks, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.

Boys soccer: McDonogh's Connor Smith and Eremuse "Moose" Momoh, and Broadneck's Tyler Gabarra have been selected to play in the fourth-annual High School All-American Game on Dec. 13 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Loyola Blakefield's Gavin Barger has been selected to train with the U.S. under-18 men's national team starting this week in Carson, Calif.

Glenn Graham

Baseball: The Washington Nationals promoted former director of baseball operations Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and bumped his top assistant, Sam Mondry-Cohen, to director of research and baseball analysis. The club also promoted Mike DeBartolo to manager of baseball research and analysis and hired two more analysts.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post

Lacrosse: The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held today at the Grand Lodge of Maryland in Hunt Valley. The members of the 2014 induction class are: Stan Cockerton, Jay Jalbert, Erin Brown Millon, Steve Mitchell, Michele Uhlfelder, Peter G. Voelkel, Carole Wakefield (posthumous) and Margery Watson. For ticket information, email krogers@uslacrosse.org.

Men's college lacrosse: Senior long-stick midfielder Michael Pellegrino, senior attackman Wells Stanwick (Boys' Latin) and graduate goalie Eric Schneider have been voted Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse captains by their teammates. Pellegrino will become the Blue Jays' 13th two-time captain since 1949.

Women's college soccer: Mount St. Mary's (2-15-0, 1-5-1 Northeast Conference) dropped a 4-0 decision at Saint Francis, Pa., (3-10-4, 3-1-2 NEC). ... UMBC senior midfielder Jessy Brown scored her 10th-career game-winning goal to help the visiting Retrievers (13-3-2, 4-1-2) earn a 1-0 victory over Albany (6-8-4, 3-2-2) on Thursday and take over a share of first place in the America East with one game remaining in the regular season.

Men's college cross country: Buzzin' Across the Country has ranked UMES third in the nation behind Oregon and Texas-El Paso.

From Sun staff and news services

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