Digest (Aug. 10): Lewisfield trying to regain winning form at Laurel Park

After the only off-the-board finish of his career in his debut outside the Mid-Atlantic, Linda Zang's stakes winner Lewisfield finds himself back in familiar territory when he heads a field of six in Sunday's $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park . The 7-furlong Polynesian highlights a 10-race program and is the fourth of five races in the 3-year-old and up dirt sprint division of the revived Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series that concludes with the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Sept. 15 at Laurel. Though based at Charles Town with trainer Jeff Runco, a winner of nearly 4,100 races, Lewisfield has enjoyed his greatest success at Laurel with four wins and a second from five tries including his lone stakes triumph in the six-furlong Not For Love March 17. The Polynesian is named for the 1945 Preakness winner that put together a record of 27-10-10 with purse earnings of $310,410 from 1944-47, 16 of his victories coming in stakes.

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Trip to London highlightsWizards' 2018-19 schedule

The Washington Wizards announced their 2018-19 regular-season schedule, which is highlighted by the NBA London Game 2019 at The O2 on Jan. 17, against the New York Knicks . The Wizards tip off the season at Capital One Arena against the reigning Southeast Division champion Miami Heat on Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. The Wizards will play 21 of their 41 home games on the weekend (Friday-Sunday), with seven of those dates falling on Friday and nine on Saturday. This season's home schedule also includes two holiday games: a Veterans Day matchup against the Orlando Magic (Nov. 12) and an MLK Day matinée against the Detroit Pistons (Jan. 21). The home schedule also features two visits from the Boston Celtics (Dec. 12 and April 9) and the Toronto Raptors (Oct. 20 and Jan. 13) as well as visits from the Los Angeles Lakers (Dec. 16), NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (Jan. 24), Houston Rockets (Nov. 26) and Oklahoma City Thunder (Nov. 2). The 2018-19 schedule features eight nationally-televised games (five on ESPN and three on TNT ) and concludes on Tuesday, April 9, at home against the Boston Celtics. Go to washwizards.com for the complete schedule.

Navy wrestling: Four-time national qualifier and 2015 All-American Dan Neff has joined Mids' staff as an assistant coach. Neff spent the last two seasons at Bucknell serving as a volunteer assistant coach.

College football: The Division I Football Subdivision Athletics Directors Association announced that Morgan State athletic director Edward Scott will serve on its executive committee. Scott represents the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference .

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