Hopkins QB Tomlin is Gagliardi finalist
Johns Hopkins senior quarterback Hewitt Tomlin was named one of 10 finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, which is presented annually to the Division III Player of the Year. Tomlin was 225-for-334 for 2,683 yards with 24 touchdowns against 10 interceptions this season. His completion percentage (.674) this season is a school record, while his 24 TDs ties the school single-season mark. Tomlin is the first player from Johns Hopkins to be selected as a finalist for the award.
Towson: The second-round NCAA playoff game against No. 6 Lehigh on Dec. 3 will begin at 3:30p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN3.
Breeders' champion mare Shared Account is retired
Sagamore Farm announced that 5-year-old mare Shared Account, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade I) champion, has been retired from racing. She last raced Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, finishing seventh while attempting to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup. In 18 career starts, Shared Account earned $1,649,427, finishing with a record of 6-4-1. Her racing career was guided by Graham Motion, and she was based at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton until she returned to Sagamore Farm last week for her retirement.
More horse racing: Post time at Laurel Park on Thursday is 11:05 a.m. with a nine-race card. Headlining the day will be the 24th annual pie giveaway after the fifth race at both Laurel and its sister track, Pimlico Race Course. Free doughnuts with coffee or cider will also be available from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Laurel's terrace dining room will feature a traditional, home-style Thanksgiving buffet for $23. The holiday week continues Friday and Saturday afternoons with "Guys' Weekend." Friday features free admission to Laurel Park's live program for all men, half-price draft beers and giveaways, including chances to win tickets to two Washington Capitals games, the Ravens-Cleveland Browns game on Dec. 24 and the Dec. 18 WWE card at 1stMariner Arena. Tickets to the 137th Preakness Stakes on May 19 highlight Saturday's prize drawings. Two pairs of tickets for the Turfside Terrace, Clubhouse Turn and Top of the Stretch sections for the biggest single-day sporting event in the state of Maryland will be up for grabs. First post for Friday and Saturday is 12:35 p.m.
Redskins: The team promoted rookie running back Evan Royster to the 53-man roster and released Tashard Choice three weeks after it claimed him off waivers. Also, running back Tristan Davis was re-signed to the practice squad.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
Blast: Sagu was named Major Indoor Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Week. He ranks third in the league with an 8.74 points-against average. The 38-year-old has a .729 save percentage and and 4.21 goals-against average.
Sports Legends Museum: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams, along with former Baltimore Colts tight end Jim Mutscheller and former Colts kicker Jim O'Brien, will be a part of its annual gala Dec. 6 at Martin's West. "A Legendary Evening" will feature the induction of seven Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts into the Hall of Legends at Sports Legends Museum. Williams was the 2010 Hall of Legends inductee.
College field hockey: Maryland junior Megan Frazer was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. … Johns Hopkins senior Amy Wharton earned second-team Longstreth/NFHCA All-America honors.
Women's college lacrosse: Frostburg State named Megan Foy coach.
Maryland baseball: Orioles manager Buck Showalter will headline the 2012 Maryland Baseball Leadoff Banquet on Jan. 21 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The event will begin at 6p.m. with a VIP reception that offers the chance to meet and greet former and current major league players as well as Maryland baseball players and coaches. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the program to follow at 8 p.m., including a question-and-answer session with Showalter.
—From Sun staff and news services