Cartoonist Mike Ricigliano, a Baltimore Sun contributor, and former Sun sports editor Molly Dunham Glassman will participate in a panel discussion titled "Sports pages – From cartoons to words" on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington.
Other panelists will be Kevin Blackistone, sports columnist for The Washington Post, a panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and visiting professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland; Christine Brennan, a sports columnist for USA Today and commentator for ABC News, CNN, "PBS NewsHour" and NPR's "Morning Edition"; Vince Doria, former ESPN director of news, former sports editor at The Boston Globe and senior editor of The National Sports Daily; and Henry Freeman, veteran journalist, founding sports editor for USA Today and former editor of the Wilmington, Del., News-Journal.
The cost is free with Newseum admission. Registration is required. To RSVP, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is co-sponsored by the Newseum Institute and the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the Merrill College.
Rosecroft Raceway: All Bets Off benefited from a perfect trip and a contested early pace to capture the $100,000 Potomac Pace on Tuesday night while equaling the Fort Washington harness track's record for a mile. Driven by Matt Kakaley, All Bets Off was timed in 1 minute, 48.2 seconds while edging Split the House by a nose and tying Nuclear Breeze's 2007 track record in the inaugural edition of the Potomac Pace. Hanover closed strongly along the inside to finish third. Shamballa, the 9-5 favorite, was taken to the outside heading into the far turn but was unable to mount a serious challenge. The Potomac Pace might be the last of All Bets Off's career. "I love this horse," Kakaley said. "He's had a great career. I think the plan is for him to go off to stud." The Potomac Pace was the first race at Rosecroft to offer a purse worth $100,000 or more in nearly 10 years.
Laurel Park: First post at the track today will be 11:25 a.m. For details about Laurel's Thanksgiving Day program and food options, go to laurelpark.com. Post time returns to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Baseball: The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero, 25, from the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named or cash. The Phillies designated Cordero for assignment last week, and therefore had 10 days to trade him, release him or outright him to the minors. After acquiring him from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere in 2015, the Phillies sent Cordero to join Revere with the Nationals. Cordero slides straight onto the Nationals' 40-man roster, which stands at 38 players, and likely will get an audition in spring training, though no one with the organization has said as much yet. Cordero is 10-12 with a 3.80 ERA in 110 relief appearances and five starts over five minor league seasons.
—Chelsea Janes, The Washington Post
Varsity girls soccer: Archbishop Spalding (13-2-3) remained No. 6 in the final USA Today/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 poll. Notre Dame Prep (11-3-3) stayed at No. 25.
Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, also known as Baltimore's Classic Five, will host its 21st annual Turkey Shoot outings this morning at Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park and Clifton Park courses. A FootGolf outing will be held at the Craig Willinger Memorial FootGolf Course at Carroll Park. Golfers must prepay to reserve a space. To register, go to or call any of the golf course pro shops. For more information, go to Classic5Golf.com.
Boys soccer: Mount St. Mary's women's coach Joe Nemzer was named coach for the Team USA junior boys team at the 2017 World Maccabiah Games.
Baseball: Attorney Jerome Nelson will discuss "Resolving Baseball Disputes: Arbitration of Salaries, Grievances, Drug Problems, and Sexual Assault & Child Abuse" at a meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Details: Call 410-992-1186.
Women's college cross country: Johns Hopkins' Bobby Van Allen was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year for the fourth time. Van Allen guided the Blue Jays to their fourth NCAA championship title in five years Saturday.
Men's college soccer: Johns Hopkins junior defender Mike Swiercz, Messiah senior midfielder Jacob Bender (Calvert Hall) and Hood senior forward Drew Demich were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Division III Academic All-America second team. Arcadia junior forward Bradley McKim (Calvert Hall) and Johns Hopkins senior midfielder Samy Ramadane made the third team.
Women's college soccer: Navy junior midfielder Meghan Hegarty was named to the CoSIDA Division I Academic All-America second team. Duke junior midfielder Imani Dorsey of Elkridge made the third team. ... Lebanon Valley senior forward Sammy Bost (Liberty) was named to the CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America first team. Johns Hopkins senior forward Meg Van de Loo made the second team.
—From Sun staff and news services