Under Armour no longer title sponsor of Baltimore festival
Under Armour, which has been the title sponsor of the Baltimore Running Festival for the past 10 years, will not sponsor this year's race, which will be held Oct. 12. The race is seeking a new title sponsor, Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced Saturday. Under Armour still will be involved as the event's official apparel provider and furnish every participant with the company's moisture-wicking performance shirts. "We're grateful to Under Armour for all of its past and continued support of the Baltimore Running Festival and helping grow this event into a global success for the city and a top destination for runners," Lee Corrigan, president of CSE, said. "Runner registration is 15 percent ahead of our pace at this time last year. ... This decision will not impact our runners." The Baltimore Running Festival has attracted new sponsors this year, including Transamerica, ShopRite and Designer Shoe Warehouse. The Health & Fitness Expo, set for Oct. 10-11 at the Baltimore Convention Center, sold out its vendor booths.
Acosta rides four winners at Maryland State Fair
Journeyman jockey J.D. Acosta added four winners to the pair he rode on opening day to lead the standings after two days of racing at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. The 32-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, who rides primarily at Charles Town, W.Va., had mounts in all 10 races Saturday and brought home winners in the sixth (Morning Light, $7), seventh (Pluracity, $5.80), ninth (Outbacker, $4) and 10th (Edge of Glory, $12.60). Pluracity and Edge of Glory won for trainer Hugh McMahon. Apprentice Chelsey Keiser rode three winners. Racing resumes today with a first post of 1:05 p.m. Trainer Gary Capuano goes for his 1,000th lifetime win with Steady Warrior in the second race.
Shaw among five Towson football co-captains
Senior center Doug Shaw (Loyola High) was one of five Towson players coach Rob Ambrose named as a Tigers captain for the 2013 football season. Shaw, also a Tiger co-captain last season, is a two-year starter at center who was named second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association in 2012. Joining Shaw as co-captains are senior guard Anthony Davis, senior linebacker Monte Gaddis, senior tackle Eric Pike and sophomore linebacker Bryton Barr. ... Navy's game at South Alabama in 2014 was moved from Nov. 28 to Nov. 22.
Men's soccer: Geaton Caltabiano (Mount St. Joseph) scored four minutes in as host UMBC shut out American, 1-0, in the Retrievers' final preseason game. Winner of two of the past three America East titles, including the 2012 crown, UMBC has been picked as the unanimous favorite in the 2013 preseason coaches' poll. The Retrievers, who received the maximum 49 points, beat the league's 2011 champion, Stony Brook, which earned 40 points and one first-place vote. ... Sophomore forward Thomas Shiiba scored in the 84th minute to lift host Navy to a 2-1 win over Penn State in an exhibition match. ... Maryland senior forward Patrick Mullins was placed on the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List, which honors the top players in Division I. Mullins won the award last year. ... Loyola Maryland senior Stephen Dooley has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Women's soccer: Ashley Spivey (McDonogh) had a career-best seven points (three goals and an assist) to power host Maryland (1-0) to a 9-0 victory over The Citadel (0-1) on Friday. The Terps led 3-0 at halftime. ... Katelyn McFadden had a goal and an assist to lead visiting Loyola Maryland (0-1) to a 2-1 victory over Towson (0-1) on Friday. ... Emma Blair scored the game-winner from 18 yards out in the 29th minute to lift visiting Mount St. Mary's (1-0) to a 1-0 win over UMBC (0-1) on Friday. ... Kaylie Davidson gave Navy (0-1) a 1-0 lead at the 33:05 mark, but visiting North Carolina State scored the next three goals and won, 3-2, on Friday. ... Washington College named Brianna Lentell an assistant coach.
Women's volleyball: Paige Sekerak and Kelsey Polak were named captains.
The Washington Redskins' starting offense remained productive Saturday with third-string quarterback Rex Grossman in charge. Fourth-stringer Pat White also had a few moments, and the Redskins remained unbeaten in the preseason by coasting to a 30-7 triumph over the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field in Landover. Grossman produced 10 points in his two drives with the Redskins' starting offense. He threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon, benefited when a potentially ugly interception was dropped and ended up completing 11 of 21 passes for 171 yards. Grossman directed an additional first-half series with the second-string offense and returned to the game for a pair of third-quarter drives, the second of which yielded a field goal set up by a muffed punt by the Bills, and a fourth-quarter series. White got the rest of the playing time at quarterback and ran for a second-quarter touchdown. He connected on seven of 14 passes for 96 yards. White added 26 rushing yards and led the Redskins to a fourth-quarter touchdown on tailback Keiland Williams' 1-yard run. The Redskins amassed 208 rushing yards, 70 of them by tailback Roy Helu and 52 more by Williams, and improved their exhibition-season record to 3-0 entering Thursday's preseason finale at Tampa Bay.
—Mark Maske, The Washington Pos
Major League Soccer: A goal in the 10th minute by D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario was canceled out in the 60th by a score from Toronto FC's Bobby Convey, as the bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference battled to a 1-1 draw at RFK Stadium in Washington. United is 3-17-5 and Toronto 4-12-9.