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Digest: Evan Katz, RuQing Guan win AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek

Evan Katz of Washington rallied on the last day to win the boys division of the AJGA Junior golf tournament at Cattail Creek in Glenwood, and RuQing Guan of China went wire-to-wire in the girls division.

Katz, who has committed to Duke, shot a final-day 2-under 69, including five birdies and a bogey-free front nine, and won by one stroke over Alexander Yang of Carlsbad, Calif., and Canada, who shot a 71. Katz finished with a 209 total for his first American Junior Golf Association victory after five other top-10 finishes.

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"I've been really close, and it feels really good to get over that hump," Katz said.

Rij Patel of Hunt Valley shot a 70 and finished eighth at 217; Will Koras of Lutherville and Eric Hall of Harwood tied for 11th at 219 after they both shot 70s.

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Guan, 16, who won an AJGA event for the second straight week, shot a 4-under 68 to finish at 212 and prevail by eight strokes over Kornkamol Sukaree of Thailand, who shot a 70. Guan had six birdies, including a bogey-free back nine, Thursday. Charlotte Simpson of Towson tied for 12th at 234 after shooting an 81.

Pasadena's Joe Veazey used a strong left hook to earn a three-round decision over Nigel Fennell of Salisbury in their 156-pound bout on Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. It was the 112th and final amateur fight for Veazey, who will be turning pro in the fall.

Boxing: Pasadena's Joey Veazey earned a three-round decision over Nigel Fennell of Salisbury in their 156-pound bout Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. It was the 112th and final amateur fight for Veazey, who will be turning pro in the fall. Veazey used a strong left hook and left jab to keep Fennell off balance. In another bout, Stefon McCray of Baltimore, a former Stevenson basketball player, was upset by Thomas Mottinger at 195 pounds. McCray was a week removed from winning the Ringside World Championship in Missouri.

Maryland-based Pipeline Black defeated Loudoun 98 Red of Virginia, 2-1, in the Under-17 boys final at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships on Sunday in Frisco, Texas.

Youth soccer: Goalkeeper Elton Schwartz of Pipeline Black won the Golden Glove award for Under-17 Boys play at the US Youth Soccer National Championships, which ended Sunday in Frisco, Texas. Schwartz and teammate Benjamin Alexander made the Best 11 team, as did Daniel Hart of the Baltimore Celtic 98/99 team that Pipeline beat in the semifinals. Jade Ruiters of the U-18 girls MD United Coyotes and Theodore Ndje of the U-14 Baltimore Darby 01/02 also made Best 11 teams.

Stan Salter's analysis and betting tips for Friday's race card at Laurel Park.

Horse racing: Walter Swinburn's Grade 3 winner Legendary, who earned more than a half-million dollars over 36 starts in the United States and England and won the 2014 Japan Racing Association Stakes at Laurel Park, has been retired. Fair Hill-based trainer Niall Saville said the 7-year-old gelding, winless in four starts this year and 12 overall dating back to his victory the 2014 Knickerbocker (G3) at Aqueduct, would remain on a small farm near the training facility until a decision is made on future plans in the spring. In his last race, Legendary ran fourth of five behind Grade 1 winner Twilight Eclipse in a 13/8-mile turf allowance July 8 at Belmont Park.

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"We've dwelled on it for six months now. It was a very difficult decision because he's doing everything quite well at home and never really changed," Saville said.

Bred in England, Legendary made his first 13 starts overseas before joining Saville in the spring of 2014. He was first or second in five of his first six starts for Saville, including the JRA Stakes and Knickerbocker, also running third behind Grade 1 winner Big Blue Kitten in the 2014 Lure Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

He retires with six wins, six seconds, three thirds and $508,219 in purse earnings. Third in the Grade 1 Manhattan last June, he was fifth in the 2015 Dixie (G2) at Pimlico and second in the Commonwealth Cup (G2) and the Richard Small Stakes last year at Laurel in his other Maryland starts.

— Co-owned by Saville and High Creeks Racing LLC, North Star Boy is entered in Friday's sixth race, a $45,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the Exceller Turf Course.

— Country Life Farm's multiple stakes-placed 3-year-old Flash McCaul, second against older horses in his most recent start, returns to Laurel Park in Friday's co-featured seventh race. Trained by Mike Trombetta, Flash McCaul drew Post 5 in the seven-horse field for the $45,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up going about 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Trombetta-trained gelding is the 3-1 second choice in the morning line behind 5-2 favorite Cerebral, who drew Post 7.

— A 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot of $9,449.08 will greet bettors for Friday's weekly summer twilight program with a first-race post time of 3:40 p.m.

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