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Jockey Lauralea Glaser rallies at Laurel to win in her first race

Laurel Park

Apprentice jockey Lauralea Glaser, 20, made her riding debut in Wednesday's second race at Laurel Park, rallying from last aboard Breezy Girl to earn her first lifetime win. "It doesn't get better than this," said Glaser, a 20-year-old native of Buffalo, N.Y. "I am ecstatic. I can't believe it." Glaser, a graduate of the Chris McCarron's North American Riding Academy, was riding for trainer Ricky Sillaman, who put her atop the 5-year-old Maryland-bred mare. Breezy Girl, a 5-year-old daughter of Scipion, won for the second time since being claimed for $5,000 at Delaware Park in July. Her most recent try was a disappointing ninth-place finish in the Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap on Oct. 18. On Wednesday she broke with the pack, then dropped back steadily until she was last around the far turn before mounting a steady run to reach the front in 1 minute, 41.83 seconds for 1 mile over the fast main track. She won by three-quarters of a length over Clouds of Titan and paid $8.40.

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Former Ravens and Maryland cornerback Domonique Foxworth was named chief operating officer of the National Basketball Players Association. He previously was president of the NFL Players Association. Eric Winston Foxworth last played for the Ravens in 2011 after being signed to a four-year, $27.2 million contract in 2009. His contract was terminated before the 2012 season because of chronic problems with his right knee after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament during a noncontact drill on the first day of training camp in 2010. Foxworth, 31, was praised widely by NFLPA officials for being instrumental in the negotiations to end the NFL lockout in 2011 as a new collective bargaining agreement was signed. A Randallstown native who played at Western Tech, Foxworth played six seasons in the NFL and made 266 career tackles, intercepted eight passes and forced three fumbles. He was honored for community service in 2010 with the first annual Tim Wheatley Award from The Baltimore Sun Media Group.

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Aaron Wilson

Minor leagues: The Hawks will open their American Basketball Association season Friday by hosting the Providence Anchors at St. Frances. The doors will open at 8 p.m. with tip-off at 8:30. The Hawks will play a 23-game regular season, including 13 home games.

Baseball

Meek moved to Triple-A, could become free agent

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The Orioles announced Wednesday that they have outrighted right-handed relief pitcher Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk. Meek can reject the assignment and become a free agent. With the move, the Orioles have 38 players on their 40-man roster. When free agency begins at 9 a.m. today, that number will drop to 32. Meek, 31, split the 2014 season between the major leagues and Triple-A. In 23 games with the Orioles, he was 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA. He had a 2-0 record with a 1.94ERA and 16 saves for Norfolk. Signed to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training in February, Meek made the Opening Day roster after giving up only one run in nine innings in the Grapefruit League.

Dean Jones Jr.

Minor leagues: Former Oriole Lew Ford of the Long Island Ducks was named Player of the Year by the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Ford set an Atlantic League record with 189 hits during the regular season and became the first player in ALPB history to play in all 140 games during a single season. He led the league in doubles (40) and finished second in batting average (.347), RBIs (95), runs (100), total bases (278) and on-base percentage (.415).

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Broadneck's Harris named Ravens Coach of the Week

Broadneck coach Rob Harris has been named the Ravens High School Coach of the Week. On Friday, the now-No. 2 Bruins (8-0) earned a 42-14 victory over Arundel (7-1), now ranked seventh. In a matchup of the last two undefeated teams in Anne Arundel County, Broadneck scored on its first possession of the game and stormed out to a 35-7 halftime lead.

Running: Nonprofit Ravens Nest 8 will host the Maj. Robert Marchanti 5K run/1-mile walk Sunday in Middle River. The event is raising money to help the children of National Guard members to attend summer camp in 2015. The event will start and end at Bill Bateman's Express at 610 Compass Road in Middle River. Setup will begin at 7 a.m., and registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The event also will feature activities for children, a flea market, a silent auction and a raffle. For more information, call Scott Parson at 443-250-1320 or Marcy Sortino at 410-227-2109.

Men's college lacrosse: In the first season of men's lacrosse as a Big Ten Conference sport, Ohio State will host Maryland in the Showdown in the Shoe. The Buckeyes and Terps will meet at 11 a.m. April 18 in Ohio Stadium before the Ohio State football spring game.

Women's college soccer: For the second straight season, UMBC redshirt junior Jessy Brown has been named the America East's Midfielder of the Year. She leads the Retrievers and ranks fourth in the America East Conference in points (19) and goals scored (seven).

Women's college tennis: Mount St. Mary's player Cassandra Powell was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Month.

Women's college cross country: McDaniel freshman Rebecca Debinski (Century) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Co-Runner of the Week.

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