Opal Eileen Paul's Coastal Sea was bottled up before budging her way through a seam in mid-stretch and drawing clear under a hand-ride to win Sunday's eighth race at Laurel Park in track-record time. Ridden by Angel Cruz for trainer Tim Keefe, Coastal Sea ($7.20) ran 51/2furlongs in 1 minute, 1 second over a firm Bowling Green Turf Course, breaking the previous mark of 1:01.04 set by Whatsnottolike on Sept. 26, 2012.
It was the fourth record set over the Bowling Green layout this year and second of the day, following 7-year-old gelding Heiko's victory in 1:40.47 for 11/16 miles in the third race. Heiko ($6.40), ridden by Edwin Gonzalez for trainer Dimitrios Synnefias, broke the previous mark of 1:40.96 set by 6-year-old Relentless Ride on April 17.
More horse racing: Mark B. Lapidus LLC's Service for Ten ($25.80) circled the field on the far outside and powered down the stretch under jockey Feargal Lynch to catch front-running Struth and win the $45,000 optional claiming allowance seventh race at odds of 11-1 in 1:10.65 for 6furlongs. … In her first start since October, Fox Hill Farms' Southern Girl ($8) claimed a 3-length victory over even-money favorite She'll Do It in the fourth race, a $42,000 allowance for females 3and up. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, a $775,000 yearling purchase in 2014, ran 6furlongs in 1:12.12 over a fast main track.
Report: Ex-Florida CB to transfer to Terps
Former Florida cornerback J.C. Jackson will transfer to Maryland and be eligible immediately, according to a report from 247sports.com Sunday night. Jackson will arrive Tuesday and have three years of eligibility remaining, according to the report. Jackson was an Under Armour All-American and four-star recruit out of Immokalee (Fla.) in the Class of 2014. He committed to the Gators when current Maryland coach DJ Durkin was Florida's defensive coordinator and redshirted his freshman season. That spring, he worked with the first-team defense in practice. In April 2015, Jackson was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Gainesville, Fla., and left Florida. In July 2015, he was charged with three counts of home invasion with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary of an occupied dwelling, but he was found not guilty of three charges and acquitted on the fourth in November 2015. Jackson was last at Riverside (Calif.) Community College.
More: DeMatha offensive lineman Marcus Minor placed Maryland in his top seven that includes Auburn, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Minor is rated a four-star prospect in the 247sports.com composite rankings. The Terps also landed in the top 10 of three-star Boyd Anderson (Fla.) cornerback Michael Nesbitt. Nesbitt is ranked as the No. 73 cornerback nationally, No.104 player in Florida and No. 736 player overall in the Class of 2017.
—Daniel Gallen, Baltimore Sun Media Group
Men's basketball: The U.S. under-18 national team ended the game on a 15-2 run to earn a 99-84 win over Canada on Saturday night for their fourth straight gold medal at the FIBA Americas tournament in Valdivia, Chile. Maryland incoming freshman Kevin Huerter, a 6-foot-6 guard from Clifton Park, N.Y., who scored a team-high 14 points in a 70-50 win over Chile on Thursday, was 0-for-4 with an assist and a rebound in 11minutes. Maryland was also represented by coach Mark Turgeon, who served as assistant. DeMatha's Markelle Fultz scored a team-high 23points with five rebounds and five assists and was named tournament Most Valuable Player.
Baseball: The Miami Marlins placed former Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained elbow.
National Women's Soccer League: Rookie Leah Galton scored in the 24th minute to lead host Sky Blue FC (6-4-4) to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit (8-3-2) on Saturday night.