The Preakness meet at Pimlico Race Course ends today with a bonus — a mandatory payout of its 10-cent Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $275,321. The closing day will also include a Belmont Stakes watch party as American Pharoah goes for the Triple Crown. Pimlico and Laurel Park will have drink and food specials plus American Pharoah and Triple Crown merchandise for sale. First-race post time is at 12:45 p.m. Gates open at Pimlico and Laurel at 10:45 a.m. Multiple winning tickets with all six winners Friday returned $5,468.37. There was one single ticket on the 90-1 longshot Proud N Tall, but the 5-year-old gelding was never a factor. There will also be a Pick 5 carryover of $3,805. Like the Rainbow 6, the Pick 5 will also have a mandatory payout. A bettor doesn't necessarily have to have a ticket with all six winners to grab a share of the mandatory carryover pool. All bettors holding tickets with the most winners in the six-race sequence will share in the entire pool that day. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60-percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 40-percent is carried over to the next racing day's jackpot pool. The bet has produced payoffs as high as $6.6 million.
Varsity boys basketball
Boys' Latin's Pugh transfers to N.J. school
Kodye Pugh, an All-Metro first-team junior basketball player from Boys' Latin, is transferring to New Jersey's Blair Academy. In leading the Lakers (24-6) to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference championship last season, the 6-foot-7 small forward averaged 20.2 points and 10.1 rebounds. Pugh, who has scholarship offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Northwestern and South Carolina, among others, will enroll at the boarding school in September. He plans to reclassify to become a member of the 2017 graduating class, giving him two years to play at Blair.
For the rest of Glenn Graham's blog post on Kodye Pugh, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
Coaching: Maret has hired Chuck Driesell as its coach, the Washington school confirmed Friday. The move comes less than a month after Garrett O'Donnell stepped down after six seasons, the past three of which yielded at least a share of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference championship. Driesell, the son of former longtime Maryland coach Lefty Driesell, spent the past five years as head coach at The Citadel.
—Brandon Parker, The Washington Post
Punter Renfro leaves Maryland for Tennessee
Punter Nathan Renfro, who struggled with consistency in three years as a starter for Maryland, has transferred to Tennessee. The announcement of Renfro's transfer was made Friday by the Volunteers. Renfro, who grew up outside Nashville, Tenn., had informed Terps coach Randy Edsall at the end of spring practice that he planned to focus on graduating early rather than punting. Though Renfro showed a strong leg at times, it often came when he failed to effectively pooch punt deep into an opponent's side of the field. Edsall criticized the punting in the April spring game for its inconsistency. With Renfro no longer in the mix, Edsall is expected to give a long look to incoming freshman Nick Rubinowicz, who is considered one of the most promising punters in the country. The Terps also have two walk-ons, Nick Pritchard and Lee Shrader, on the roster.
NFL: Former Navy long snapper Joe Cardona has signed a four-year, $2.47 million contract with the New England Patriots. Cardona was a fifth-round draft pick.
Indoor Football: Former Maryland running back and Mount Saint Joseph standout Keon Lattimore, 30, whose older brother is retired Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, is going to play linebacker for the Alabama Hammers after signing Thursday with the Professional Indoor Football Team franchise, which is based in Huntsville.
For more from Aaron Wilson on Lattimore, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider.
WNBA: Stefanie Dolson had 18 points and 12 rebounds — both career highs — to help the visiting Washington Mystics beat the Connecticut Sun, 73-68, on Friday night in the opener for both teams. Ivory Latta added 15 points and five assists for the Mystics. Alex Bentley led the Sun with 17 points, Kelsey Bone added 14 and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) had 13. Latta's free throws gave Washington a three-point lead with 24.2 seconds remaining and, after Dolson's 12th rebound, off a miss by Thomas, Latta made two more to ice it. Connecticut was without 2014 Rookie of the Year Chiney Ogwumike and Allison Hightower, both recovering from offseason knee surgery.