College Football

Digest: Morgan State wins football season finale, 35-24

Lamont Brown III had 13 carries for 113 yards and two rushing touchdowns to lead Morgan State (3-8, 3-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 35-24 victory over host Savannah State (3-7) in its football season finale Saturday. The Tigers took a 7-0 lead with 11:44 left in the first quarter before the Bears scored three straight touchdowns for a 20-7 lead with 8:09 left in the first half. Morgan State never trailed again. Chris Andrews went 10-for-20 for 130 yards and threw two touchdown passes for the Bears.

More college football: Freshman running back Brandon Hlavach (Eastern Tech) rushed 21 times for 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead visiting Shepherd (12-0) to a 40-21 win over LIU Post (12-1) in the second round of the NCAA II tournament. Hlavach rushed for 100 yards or more for the fifth time this season. The Rams will play at California (Pa.) next weekend.


Women's college volleyball: Sophomore opposite Angel Gaskin had a match-high 12 kills while hitting at a .423 clip as host Maryland (12-20, 4-16 Big Ten) earned a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-20, 25-21) over Indiana (17-15, 6-13) on senior day Friday to complete the season. Sophomore opposite Angel Gaskin led the match with 12 kills while hitting at a .423 clip. Freshman setter Taylor Smith (34 assists, 10 digs) and freshman outside hitter Gia Milana (10 kills, 11 digs) had double doubles.

Laurel Park


Jockey Lynch continues hot streak with four wins

For the second time in three days, jockey Feargal Lynch won four races on a single card at Laurel Park. Lynch won three consecutive races Saturday with 4-year-old filly Piney Blues ($6.20) in the second, 27-1 long shot Giles Fair ($56.20) in the third and 2-year-old gelding Parade of Nations ($5) in the fourth. In Saturday's featured seventh race, a $40,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-olds, Lynch guided Namcook Stable and Paul Braverman's Bellows ($11.40) to a 23/4-length victory in 1 minute, 13.22 seconds for 6 furlongs over a fast main track. It was the third start for Bellows, who finished second by a neck in his unveiling Sept. 20 at Parx and was fifth, beaten by three lengths, in a similar maiden special weight spot Oct. 15 at Keeleland. "He's a nice horse. He ran very well up at Parx and then the race in Keeneland was quite hot. To take him over there, they like him a lot," Lynch said. "He's a horse for next year and a he's a horse with a bright future, I think." Lynch also won four times on Laurel's Thanksgiving Day program. Represented by agent Scott Silver, he is the third-leading rider at the current fall meet that ends Dec. 31, trailing Jevian Toledo and Trevor McCarthy. Toledo had three wins at Laurel on Saturday while McCarthy won twice at Gulfstream Park West. Lynch is named in five of nine races both today and on a special Monday program carded to make up for the Nov. 20 cancellation forced by high winds. First-race post time both days is 12:30 p.m. There will be a 50-cent Late Pick 5 carryover of $3,678.89 today spanning races 5-9. Tickets with four of five winners Saturday returned $45.95.

Et cetera

Broncos give former Raven Stewart four-year extension

Free safety Darian Stewart, a former Raven, signed a four-year contract extension with the Denver Broncos that runs through 2020. The NFL Network said it was worth $28 million with $17.5 million guaranteed. "Thrilled he'll be a Bronco for 4 more yrs!" tweeted general manager John Elway, who lauded the "physicality, leadership & toughness" the free safety brings to Denver's defense. Stewart expressed his gratitude in an Instagram post with the message: "4 more years! #Blessed" Stewart has 107 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. He's coming off a three-takeaway performance at New Orleans.

Varsity cross country: Annapolis senior Maria Coffin finished third among girls and McDonogh junior Dalton Hengst finished fifth among boys in the Northeast Regional Footlocker race in Van Cortland Park in New York. Coffin crossed the line in 17:59.8 seconds, and Hengst had a time of 15:44.5. They qualified for a trip to the Footlocker Nationals at Balboa Park in San Diego on Dec. 10.

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, Tony Parker added 20 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the host Washington Wizards, 112-100, for their ninth straight victory. The Spurs (14-3) swept a three-game road swing and are 10-0 away from home. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 for San Antonio, which shot 53.3 percent (40 of 75) from the field. The Spurs led by 10 at halftime and as many as 19 in the second half. San Antonio's bench outscored the Washington reserves 35-18. Bradley Beal led Washington (5-10) with 25 points and John Wall scored 21 as all five starters finished in double figures. Marcin Gortat had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

NHL: Mitch Marner set up a pair of goals, Auston Matthews scored for the second straight game and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the visiting Washington Capitals, 4-2, to end a three-game losing streak. Marner set up goals from Matt Martin and James van Riemsdyk, and Matthews scored his first goal at home in more than a month. Nazem Kadri added his ninth goal of the season. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson scored, and Braden Holtby made 37 saves for Washington, which was playing its third game in four nights.