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Horse Racing

Digest: Trevor McCarthy wins three races to claim jockey title at Pimlico

Trevor McCarthy rode three winners Sunday on the closing day of the Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland. It was the second multi-win day of the weekend for McCarthy, 22, who put himself in contention for the title with three wins on Friday. He missed Saturday's Maryland-Virginia Breeders' Day program to ride Wild About Deb in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.

"It's awesome. It's a great feeling, especially because I missed a lot of days this meet," McCarthy said. "I was able to ship out and ride some good horses, and to be able to do both means a lot."

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McCarthy entered Sunday's nine-race program tied with Victor Carrasco at 26 wins, with Feargal Lynch and Jevian Toledo right behind with 25. McCarthy swept the early daily double with Storm Net ($4.40) in the first race and Rafidain ($5.80) in the second, also taking the fifth with Louise the Laser ($4.60) to finish with 29 victories. Carrasco and Lynch were shut out, while Toledo won the seventh race aboard Annawon ($12.40) to tie for second.

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, riding full-time in Maryland for the first time in 18 years, finished in a three-way tie for fifth with 13 wins.

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Kieron Magee, Maryland's leading trainer in 2014 and 2015, clinched his fourth straight meet title Friday and finished with 14 winners.

More horse racing: There were will be a carryover jackpot of $10,626.56 for Opening Day of Laurel Park's 24-day summer meet on Friday. First race post time is 3:40p.m. Friday's Rainbow 6 covers Races 4-9 and includes a $40,000 maiden event at five furlongs on the main track for 2-year-old fillies in Race 7, and a $45,000 optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up going 11/6 miles on the All Along Turf Course in Race 8.

College football

Calvert Hall LB Fogg commits to Rutgers

Calvert Hall linebacker Tyshon Fogg announced Sunday that he has committed to play at Rutgers — a decision that will take him back to his home state. Fogg, who announced his commitment on Twitter, spent his first 11 years in Asbury Park, N.J., before moving to Maryland, because of "my mother's job situation." In his tweet, Fogg thanked his family and Calvert Hall coach Donald Davis and also recounted his playing days with the Aberdeen Bulldogs and the Harco Horns youth football teams before moving on to Calvert Hall. According to Rivals.com, Fogg has 19 offers from such programs as Stanford, Michigan State, Pitt, Army, Clemson, Iowa and Maryland. The 6-feet-2, 215-pound Fogg is listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 20 outside linebacker in the nation in the Class of 2017 by Rivals. He was a first-team private school all-state selection last fall.

— Katherine Dunn

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Report: UM pitching coach Belanger to join Kentucky

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Maryland pitching coach Jim Belanger is set to join the Kentucky baseball staff, according to reports from College Baseball Daily and The Courier-Journal. Belanger, who joins new Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione, served as Maryland's pitching coach since 2013 and the Terps associate head coach since 2015. Belanger helped coach the Terps to the super regional in two of the past three years. His 2015 staff broke the all-time Big Ten Conference record for strikeouts, and 10 of his pitchers have been drafted to the major leagues in four years at Maryland, including right-handers Mike Shawaryn (Boston Red Sox) and Mike Rescigno (San Francisco Giants) and left-hander Rob Galligan (Arizona Diamondbacks) in this month's draft.

WNBA: Emma Meesseman scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, Tayler Hill added 17 points, five assists and four steals and the host Washington Mystics (8-8) never trailed in an 87-63 victory over the Minnesota Lynx (13-2). Tianna Hawkins had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for Washington (8-8), which has won four of their last five games. Minnesota has lost two in a row after opening the season with a WNBA-record 13 consecutive wins.

National Women's Soccer League: Diana Matheson scored on a header off a cross from Estefania Banini in the 77th minute, but the host Washington Spirit (5-2-2) fell, 2-1, to Sky Blue FC (3-3-4) on Saturday night. Sky Blue rookie Rocky Rodriguez scored her first career goal in the eighth minute, and Sam Kerr added a goal in the 64th to help end a four-game losing streak.


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