Digest (Sept. 26): Projected highlights field for BWI Turf Cup at Laurel Park

Twelve months after becoming a graded-stakes winner in last year's renewal, Juddmonte Farms' homebred Projected takes aim at a repeat performance in Saturday's $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) at Laurel Park . The 1-mile BWI Turf Cup for 3-year-olds and up is among six stakes worth $650,000 in purses on a 12-race "Class on the Grass" program that also includes the debut of the $150,000 Bald Eagle Derby for 3-year-olds going 1½ miles. Also scheduled to be run over Laurel's turf course are a pair of $75,000 stakes for Maryland-bred/sired horses at 1 1/16 miles – the Find for 3-year-olds and up, featuring Maryland's 2017 Horse of the Year Just Howard, and the All Brandy for fillies and mares 3 and older. Carded on the dirt are the $75,000 Challedon for 3-year-olds and up and the $75,000 Shine Again for females 3 and older, both at seven furlongs for non-winners of a sweepstakes. First race post time is 12:30 p.m. The BWI Turf Cup is carded as Race 7, with a post time of 3:30 p.m.

Women's college lacrosse: Elon added Katrina Geiger (Loyola Maryland) as an assistant to its coaching staff.

College field hockey: St. Mary's sophomore captain Meghan Ronan (Arundel) was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Men's college soccer: Griffin Cyphers and Pablo Martinez scored to send Johns Hopkins to a 2-1 win over visiting Washington College .

College football: Stevenson senior linebacker Ashton Leschke, Johns Hopkins senior defensive lineman Anthony Davidson and Navy senior offensive tackle Andrew Wood are among the 179 semifinalists across all levels of college football for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation. The NFF will announce 12 to 14 finalists Oct. 31, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 60th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4.

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