Digest (Nov. 1): Breeders' Cup betting available at Laurel Park

In addition to live racing, fans at Laurel Park will be able to watch and wager on all 13 Breeders' Cup races from Del Mar on Friday and Saturday. Post time at Laurel Park each day is 12:30 p.m. The first Breeders' Cup race is scheduled for 5:25 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, with the $6 million Classic set for 8:35 p.m. Laurel's gates will open at 11 a.m. both days. General parking, admission and seating are free. Raymond Mamone's Imperial Hint, who opened the year with back-to-back stakes victories at Laurel, will attempt to cap his undefeated season in the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint on Saturday at 5:37 p.m.. One of his rivals is Whitmore, this year's winner of the Maryland Sprint at Pimlico Race Course.

College football


Golden Arm candidatesreduced to 10 finalists

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation trimmed its original field of 47 of the country's top college quarterbacks to 10 finalists for its annual award: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State; Riley Ferguson, Memphis; Ryan Finley, North Carolina State; Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State; Quinton Flowers, South Florida; Kenny Hill, Texas Christian; Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; Trace McSorley, Penn State; Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State; and Logan Woodside, Toledo. The Golden Arm Award will be presented at a ceremony Dec. 8, in Baltimore. Proceeds provide financial assistance to underprivileged and deserving young scholar-athletes throughout Maryland and Kentucky. For information, go to


Campbell Trophy: Virginia linebacker Micah Kiser (Gilman) is one of 13 finalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame's William V. Campbell Trophy as the best scholar-athlete. Kiser has a 3.42 GPA in foreign affairs. The trophy will be presented at the 60th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m. in New York.

Towson schedule: The Tigers announced their 2018 schedule, highlighted by the Battle for Greater Baltimore against Morgan State. Games are Sept. 1 at Morgan State; Sept. 8 at Wake Forest; Sept. 15 at Villanova; Sept. 29, The Citadel; Oct. 6, Stony Brook; Oct. 13, William & Mary; Oct. 20 at Albany; Oct. 27 at Delaware; Nov. 3, Maine; Nov. 10 at Elon; and Nov. 17 James Madison.

Hopkins rankings: Johns Hopkins will enter Saturday's final home game against Juniata with three rankings to its credit as the Blue Jays are fifth in the official NCAA South Region, 20th in the AFCA poll and 23rd in the national rankings.


Terps men receive votesin AP men's basketball poll

The Maryland men's basketball team will start the year where it finished last season: out of the Associated Press Top 25. The Terps received seven votes in the preseason poll, released Wednesday, tied for 36th overall with Oklahoma and Nevada. Maryland received votes in all but the final AP poll last season, cracking the Top 25 for eight weeks and rising as high as No. 17. Duke is the preseason No. 1, followed by Big Ten preseason favorite Michigan State and Arizona. Minnesota is ranked No. 15, Northwestern No. 19 and Purdue No. 20. Wisconsin received 14 votes in the poll, ahead of the Terps, and Michigan got six.

— Jonas Shaffer

Squash: U.S. Squash will hand out three awards tonight at Meadow Mill Athletic Club. Recipients include: Peter Heffernan, Local Outstanding Achievement; T. James Hense Jr., Stuart W. Brauns Award; and Nancy Cushman, Presidents Cup.


College field hockey: Four members of No. 7 Maryland (13-5, 6-2 Big Ten) earned All-Big Ten honors. Senior Lein Holsboer and junior Linnea Gonzales were named to the first team. Senior Carrie Hanks earned second-team honors. Bodil Keus was named Freshman of the Year.

Women's college soccer: Alyssa Johnston (Southern) scored the game-winner for the fourth-seeded McDaniel (12-5-1) in the Centennial Confernce tournament, advancing the Green Terror to Saturday's semifinals against top-seeded Johns Hopkins.

From Sun staff and news services