Digest (Feb. 2): Laurel Park cancels six races Friday due to wind

High winds forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel the final six races of Friday's card at Laurel Park . Management made the decision to cancel prior to the fourth race, which marked the start of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 sequence. The popular multi-race wager will have a jackpot carryover of $2,045 today. "We have a cold front moving through that saw our temperatures drop from 60 degrees to 14 degrees with the wind chill," MJC President and General Manager Sal Sinatra said. "We felt it was in the best interests of our horses and horsemen to cancel our remaining races." Laurel returns with a nine-race program today. First-race post time is 12:30 p.m., and the Rainbow 6 will begin in Race 4 (2 p.m.).



Guard Morman no longer with Towson basketball

Towson senior guard Deshaun Morman, a key reserve and an All-Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Team selection last season, is no longer with the program, a team spokesman confirmed to The Baltimore Sun on Thursday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.) reported Wednesday that Morman, a Richmond native, would not play in Thursday night's game at Delaware or Saturday's game at James Madison . After the Tigers' 75-71 win over the Blue Hens. Towson coach Pat Skerry told reporters that his absence would be indefinite. Morman's playing time had decreased in his second year since transferring from Cincinnati. After starting 31 of the team's 32 games last season, averaging 25.9 minutes per game, Morman had consistently been one of the first players off the bench for Towson (16-8, 6-5 CAA). In the Tigers' first 23 games, he averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds on a career-high 49.6 percent shooting from the field in 20.8 minutes per game. Morman is the second departure from the program this season. Freshman guard Travis Ingram, who had 19 points and 22 rebounds over Towson's first 16 games, left the team for personal reasons in early January.


— Jonas Shaffer

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit waived defender Alyssa Kleiner. Kleiner, 24, appeared in 35 regular season games over the past two seasons for Washington, totalling 2,112 minutes of playing time. In addition to her contributions on the back line, Kleiner netted one goal and notched one assist as a member of the Spirit. Kleiner joined the Spirit during the 2015 offseason, after playing her rookie season with Portland Thorns FC.

Women's college basketball: Host Drexel (17-5, 9-1 Colonial Athletic Association) got off to a fast start and won 78-53 over Towson (8-13, 3-7). The Dragons took a 13-2 lead in the first three minutes and scored a season-high 43 points in the first half. Nukiya Mayo scored a game-high 20 points for the Tigers.

Men's college track and field: Stevenson moved into the top spot in this week's USTFCCCA Division III Mideast Region rankings. ... Mount St. Mary's senior Brenden Chavis was named the Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week. Chavis won the weight throw at the George Mason Patriot Games.

Outdoors: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public feedback for possible regulations on blue crabs, cobia, commercial license targets, fishery management plans, gear (stinger hooks), license free fishing areas, striped bass and trout. Go to the regulations page for information on each proposal at Comments are needed by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20 and can be emailed to

From Sun staff and news services

Youth soccer: Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor the 21st Annual Old Line State Classic on April 28-29 in Jarrettsville. The event is United States Soccer Federation sanctioned through the Soccer Association for Youth. Single age level competition is available for under-8 through U-15 and the dual ages of U-16 and U-18; The competition is 7-v-7 for ages 8-10; 9-v-9 for ages 11 & U12; and 11-v-11 for ages 13-18. All teams are guaranteed three games in a round robin or championship bracket format. The registration deadline is April 13. For additional information, go to or e-mail

College baseball: Mount St. Mary's will host a fundraising banquet Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. the Links of Gettysburg. Former NEC Pitcher of the Year and San Diego Padre Dustin Pease will be the guest speaker. For more information, Contact Kevin Robinson Jr. (301-447-5462 or or Scott Thomson (301-447-3806 or


Prospect camp: Stevenson will host a competitive one-day prospective camp for student-athletes on Feb. 18 at Mustang Stadium from noon to 4 p.m. The camp is open to high school players who will graduate in the class of 2019 and 2020. Cost for the camp is $125.Including in the camp is a tactical skills session, full-field scrimmages, campus tours and a recruiting question and answer seminar. For more information or questions, contact assistant coach Tim Puls at 443-352-4298 or

Field hockey camp: Stevenson will host a spring clinic at Mustang Stadium on April 14. Led by head coach Laurel Martin, the clinic is open to girls in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The cost is $75 per athlete. Email for information.

Soccer camp: Stevenson will host a spring ID clinic for prospective men's recruits on March 24 at 12:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium. Led by head coach Graeme Millar, the clinic is open to boys in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. The clinic costs $35. Email for registration details.

Girls lacrosse: Georgetown University will hold its Spring Clinic on April 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cooper Field on the Georgetown campus. This clinic is open to all high school girls in the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as the class of 2022. The 2018 Georgetown Hoyas Women's Lacrosse Overnight Camp will be held June 25-27. The camp is designed for experienced players entering grades 7-12. Graduated high school seniors are welcome as well. Two goalie training sessions will be taught by collegiate goalie coaches on staff. The program will run in conjunction with the overnight camp. The Hoya Elite Day Camp is scheduled for July 23 from 9 a.m.-7:55 p.m. For questions, contact assistant coach Danielle Etrasco at or 202-687-6550. Register at