Laurel Park canceled its live racing programs for Saturday and Sunday as work continues to repair a broken water pipe along the track apron.
The decision was made to cancel the final two days of Laurel’s four-day race week to ensure the pipe issue has been properly resolved for the safety of its horses and horsemen. Laurel also canceled live programs Thursday and Friday because of a broken pipe, located near the outer rail of the main track.
Laurel will remain open for simulcasting as well as offer its evening Latin American racing signal from Monterrico, Peru. Management expects racing to return with its next scheduled live card Thursday.
Boxing: Two-time world champion Gervonta Davis will be honored today by Baltimore and Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young with a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. A Fan Fest will follow immediately after the parade which will include a Q&A with Davis, giveaways and more. The parade starts at Pennsylvania and Presstman Street at 1:30 p.m. and concludes with a fanfest at 2:15 p.m. at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave., across from Upton Gym.
Women’s college basketball: Maryland routed California (Pa.), 109-67, in an exhibition. The Terps shot 73.8 percent from the floor, going 45-61 from the field and 7-10 from the 3-point line. They held the Vulcans to just 39 percent on 25-64 shooting.
Sophomore Taylor Mikesell led the way with 17 points, going 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Senior Stephanie Jones (Aberdeen) chimed in with 15 points, going 5-7 from the charity stripe, while sophomore Shakira Austin had a perfect night going 7-for-7 from the field, scoring 14.
College field hockey: For the fifth time in the last six years, Maryland clinched a share of the Big Ten Championship with its 5-1 win against Michigan State on Friday.
The Terrapins’ Madison Maguire scored a hat trick, netting the opening goal in the first quarter before adding a pair of goals in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Noelle Frost made two saves to preserve the Terps’ win.
Maryland finishes conference play with a 7-1-0 record this season and 15-2 overall. The Terrapins can clinch the outright title if Northwestern defeats Iowa on Saturday.
Women’s college basketball: Maryland sophomore Shakira Austin is one of 20 centers in the country named to the Lisa Leslie Award watch list. Named after the three-time All-American and 1994 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its third year recognizes the top centers in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. For the full list, go to hoophallawards.com.
Men’s college basketball: Coppin State’s men’s basketball team will host its annual Suits & Sneakers Tipoff Breakfast Reception on Friday at Blackwall Hitch starting at 7:30 a.m. Eagles coach Juan Dixon, players and staff, as well other guest speakers will be in attendance. Tickets to the breakfast start at $12. Business casual attire is requested but don’t forget to wear your sneakers. RSVP is required by Monday. For tickets, go to http://igfn.us/form/9om0hg.