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Spotted Heart wins $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park

Spotted Heart overcame traffic and charged home to her first stakes victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park. Ridden by jockey Sheldon Russell and trained by Mark Shuman, the daughter of Lion Hearted broke alertly, moved extremely wide into the stretch and handled some mild bumping before finishing the 7-furlong race. She crossed the finish line in 1 minute, 25.63 seconds, 11/4 lengths ahead of program favorite Miss Bullistic. Everything Lovely finished third. A 23-1 long shot, Spotted Heart paid $49.40. "We were in great position, then we went from great position to a little tight," Russell said. "Mark told me to try to get her in the clear at the top of the stretch. For a while it didn't look as if I would be able to as several of the horses were getting tired and drifting out. There were horses that were faster than her, so we really needed good position to win it."

NFL: Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced fully Friday and experienced no soreness in his strained right shoulder, according to coach Jay Gruden. As a result, Griffin is expected to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys in Washington's season finale at FedEx Field. Griffin had been limited in Wednesday's practice because of soreness in his throwing shoulder. The quarterback injured the shoulder while getting sacked late in last Saturday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Gruden said Wednesday that he wasn't overly concerned but that the team was taking every precaution. On Friday, Gruden said, "The big thing was we wanted to make sure he didn't have a lot of pain when he threw, and he didn't today, so that's the great thing. He looked good, made all the throws today. I think everything's all systems go with him." Meantime, left tackle Trent Williams practiced after sitting out two practices with a strained right shoulder. Williams is listed as questionable, but said he remains optimistic that he will be able to play Sunday.

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Colleges: Joe Foley, who recently held senior-level fundraising positions at Boston College and Ohio University, was named Maryland's deputy athletic director of intercollegiate athletics development. Foley will serve as head fundraiser, unit manager and chief strategist.

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