Washington Wizards guard Sheldon Mac suffered a serious injury to his lower left leg Sunday in the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards fear that Mac tore his left Achilles tendon, according to a source. He is scheduled to have an MRI today. In the second quarter, Mac attempted to drive from outside the right arc. As Mac planted his right foot, it appeared as if his left leg could not complete the move. Mac grimaced in pain then crumpled to the floor. Teammates surrounded Mac before he was carried off the court by two trainers. Last year, his lone season in the NBA after going undrafted out of Miami (Fla.), Mac averaged 3.0 points in 30 games for the Wizards, three of which were starts.
—Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
Laurel begins new schedule today with special program
A 10-race Columbus Day holiday program today will kick off the first of 10 Monday cards as part of the revamped fall calendar at Laurel Park. First-race post time is 1:10 p.m. Racing switched this month to a Friday through Monday schedule from the original Thursday-to-Sunday format.
•Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admiral's War Chest, making his first start in more than 10 months, took the latest step toward a possible third straight victory in the Maryland Million Classic by running fifth in the featured eighth race. Under jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton, the 6-year-old gelding dueled with Warrioroftheroses early before tiring in the stretch as 3-2 favorite Doctor Mounty ($5) came flying on the far outside to win the $47,000 third-level optional claiming allowance.
•Everest Stables' Maryland homebred V.I.P. Code ($4.60) overtook multiple stakes-placed pacesetter Stroll Smokin in the stretch and held off long shot Big Bella Brown's late inside bid to win the second race, a $42,000 optional claiming allowance for 2-year-olds. The winning time was 1 minute, 12.78 seconds for 6 furlongs.
•Folk Magic Racing's 3-year-old filly Folk Magic ($5.40) dueled with Full of Zip from the head of the stretch until edging clear approaching the wire to win the third race, a $45,000 second-level allowance moved from the turf to the main track. Favored at 8-5, Folk Magic ran 1 mile in 1:38.25.
•Returning to Laurel for the first time since late April, James F. Miller's Toby Girl ($9.80) ran a mile in 1:38.56 and was a 31/4-length winner of Race 4, a $42,000 first-level optional claiming allowance for fillies and mares 3 and older.
•James C. Wolf's Miss Cobblestone ($18.40) swept to the lead in deep stretch and pulled away to his second straight victory in Race 7, a $45,000 second-level optional claiming allowance for females 3 and up.
•Joseph Besecker's Gold Braid ($6.20) took the lead after a half-mile and rolled to a 63/4-length win in the fifth race, giving jockey-turned-trainer Hugh McMahon his 800th career victory. The 3-year-old gelding covered 1 mile in 1:37.63 over the main track in the $30,000 starter optional claiming for 3-year-olds and up.
More Laurel Park:The $50,000 Christopher Elser Memorial for 2-year-olds and $50,000 Donna Freyer for 2-year-old fillies have been added to Laurel's fall stakes schedule, each to be run Nov. 25. ... Jockeys Daniel Centeno and Forest Boyce each had two wins Sunday.
Speedskating: The United States men's 5,000-meter relay team of John-Henry Krueger, Thomas Hong (Maryland, Atholton), Aaron Tran and Keith Carroll Jr. won their B Finals race against Belgium in 6 minutes, 53.984 seconds and finished sixth overall at the International Skating Union Short Track World Cup in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
College field hockey: Madison Maguire scored in the first 70 seconds to lead No. 17 Maryland (8-5) to a 4-1 win over visiting Liberty (5-7). Bodil Keus scored twice and Linnea Gonzales added a goal for the Terps.
Women's college volleyball: Molly Jarvis had a career-high 15 kills, but Loyola Maryland (8-11, 2-4 Patriot League) fell, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23, to visiting Bucknell (9-9, 3-3).
Women's college soccer: Ashley Claud scored twice to lead visiting Hartford (7-6-2, 3-1-1 America East Conference) to a 2-0 win over UMBC (2-8-3, 0-4). ... Ash Fairow scored in the 85th minute to lift host Navy (12-3, 5-0 Patriot League) to a 1-0 victory over Boston University (5-6-3, 3-1-1) on Saturday night.
Men's college soccer: Gregg Hauck (North County) scored the tying goal in the 77th minute and host UMBC (6-2-3, 1-0-1 America East) earned a 1-1 draw against Binghamton (3-5-3, 0-0-2) on Saturday night.