Digest (Oct. 16): Laurel Park hosting post-position draw for Saturday's Maryland Million

Post positions will be drawn and odds will be assigned today for the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, to be held Saturday at Laurel Park . The draw will take place at Laurel's Tips Restaurant at approximately 4:30 p.m. at part of the Maryland Million draw reception. The event will be streamed on facebook.com/LaurelPark. The Classic is one of 11 stakes that help comprise the 33rd annual Jim McKay Maryland Million. Three Diamonds Farm's Bonus Point, who won last year's Classic, is one of six defending champions returning and one of 224 horses pre-entered for Maryland Million. First race post time Saturday is noon. This year's festivities will include the inaugural Clubhouse Festival featuring Grammy nominated Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki. For more information go to laurelpark.com.


Hall of Fame board votesto move to Rhode Island

Barring last-minute discovery of structural or environmental damage, the National Sailing Hall of Fame is relocating to a historic armory in Newport, Rhode Island. The hall's board of directors voted 17-9 on Tuesday in favor of proceeding with its deal to purchase space in the Armory Building for $1.685 million. The hall's "checklist" includes inspecting the site for mold, asbestos, structural or environmental issues, said hall president Gary Jobson. The deadline for completing a deal with Newport is Nov. 8. Jobson said the vote total wasn't ambiguous. "That's a strong statement in favor of Newport," he said. Jobson said the hall will spend about $4 million to buy, renovate, furnish and install exhibits in the Newport property. He estimates renovating the space will cost $1.25 million to $1.5 million. That includes installing sprinklers, new flooring and new windows. It will cost another $1 million to get the site ready to open. It will take about a year to renovate the armory. The hall's lease with the state in the Captain Burtis House on City Dock expires Feb. 24, 2020.

— Jimmy Debutts, Baltimore Sun Media Group

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Tipoff event schedulefor UMBC basketball

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Hanover is set to host a tipoff event for UMBC men's and women's basketball teams Thursday from 2-6 p.m. Guests can win tickets to UMBC basketball games and other events as well as meet the players and coaches. The 105.7 THE FAN's Scott & Jeremy Show will be broadcast live from the restaurant starting at 2 p.m.

Women's college soccer: McDaniel (9-4) scored three goals in the second half in a 4-0 victory over Catholic. Hannah Schepers scored all three second-half goals. Maddie Schwartz had a goal and an assist and Alyssa Johnston (Southern-Anne Arundel) provided an assist.

Men's college soccer: Loyola Maryland (8-3-1) closed its non-conference schedule with a 4-0 win over Cleveland State at Ridley Athletic Complex on Tuesday night.

College golf: A week after making his college debut, freshman Chad Deegan strung together his second straight top-15 performance in leading Navy to a ninth-place finish at the Georgetown Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at Four Streams Golf Course. The Mids shot a 36-over par 888 over 54 holes of action. Princeton led the entire tournament.

Pro basketball: The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards' NBA G League affiliate, announced that single game tickets for the 2018-19 inaugural season will go on sale today at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at capitalcitygogo.com. Capital City will play 24 games at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights.

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