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Loyola Maryland's Cortney Jordan wins her fifth medal at IPC swimming worlds

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Cortney Jordan rules in the pool, earns her fifth medal this week at the IPC worlds.

Cortney Jordan, a graduate student at Loyola Maryland who works at Merritt Athletic Club in Towson, brought home her fifth medal of the week at the IPC Swimming World Championships with a bronze in the women's 100-meter backstroke S7 on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland. Jordan who also has the 2012 Paralympic bronze in the event, has been on the podium for every one of her races going into the meet's final day, when she'll compete in the 50 freestyle S7. "I'm really happy with bronze because for the longest time I was fourth in this event so to be able to come back and pull off the bronze is a really good finish," said Jordan, who finished in 1 minute, 24.90 seconds. "I was right on my best time. … I'm glad to have sustained it all and be on my best time. It's really good to be where I am, heading into" the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. Seventeen-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long of Baltimore, a roommate of Jordan's, came back from the third position after the first 50 meters to overtake Russia's Olesia Vladykina for the silver medal in the women's 100 backstroke S8, finishing in 1:19.07. The 2012 Paralympic silver medalist in the event won her seventh medal to go into the final day as the most decorated female athlete in Glasgow. Long has two events left of her third career world championships today — the 50 freestyle S8 and 4x100 medley relay. Becca Meyers of Timonium finished fourth in the women's 100 freestyle S13 with a time of 1:00.42.

Pan American Games

Walker-Kimbrough helps U.S. rout Dominicans, 94-55

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland) was tied for fourth on the United States in scoring with 11 points as the Americans (2-0) rolled to a 94-55 women's basketball victory over the Dominican Republic (0-2) in group play at the Pan American Games on Friday in Toronto. Coming off the bench to play 22 minutes, second most on the team, Walker-Kimbrough shot 5-for-7 from the field, including 1-for-2 on 3-point attempts, and had three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Connecticut star Breanna Stewart led the U.S. team with 16 points, South Carolina's Alaina Coates had 14, North Carolina's Stephanie Mavunga scored 13 and Villanova's Caroline Coyer also had 11.

Horse racing

Jockey Green's first win in Maryland comes on long shot

Jockey Amelia Green won her first race in Maryland when piloting the long shot D K's Brigantia to victory in Laurel Park's fifth race Saturday, a maiden-claiming event for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Tim Keefe, D K's Brigantia returned $69.60. The victory was Green's fourth in 38 races. Green, a native of England, has a background in show horses. She worked for trainer Henry Cecil in England before arriving in the United States and winning her first race at Hollywood Park in December 2013. After riding at Hollywood she returned to England, "sorted my visa out and I moved here last April." Of the win on D K's Brigantia, Green said: "It's a good feeling. I've been working hard in the mornings so it's nice for it to finally pay off. ... I want to race. This is really what I want to do. And I like it here so far, but I'm not sure about the winter just yet. So If I keep winning races, I'm sure it will persuade me to stay. For now, I'm staying here."

Laurel betting: Laurel's eight-race program today will have three carryovers. The 10-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover of $4,922.40 while the Pick 5 will have a carryover of $2,507.52 and the Super Hi 5 will begin at $3,746.36.

Delaware Park: Harold Queen's Sheer Drama challenged pacesetter Frivolous in the second turn and shook free late for a two-length win in the Grade 1 $750,00 Delaware Handicap in Stanton.

Pro soccer

Sellout sees Spirit use big 2nd half to top Reign, 3-0

Amanda Da Costa, Crystal Dunn and Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored in the second half as the Washington Spirit (6-4-2) stayed undefeated at home with a 3-0 victory over Seattle Reign FC (6-3-2) in a National Women's Soccer League game played before an announced sellout crowd in Boyds.

Major League Soccer: Fabian Castillo drove home a carom from the top of the goal box in the second minute of stoppage time to give host FC Dallas (10-5-5) its fourth straight victory, 2-1, over D.C. United (10-7-5) in a battle of first-place teams. Tesho Akindele found space to the left of goal and fed a cross to Victor Ulloa inside the penalty area, and Ulloa fired the ball toward goal. Defender Taylor Kemp got a foot on the ball, but it bounced directly to Castillo for the winner.

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