Runnymede Racing’s multiple stakes winner Alwaysmining resumed training this week and continues to progress toward his graded-stakes debut in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
After racing to a 17-point lead in the first half, Morgan State saw South Carolina State tie the game in the second. But the Bears were able to hold off the Bulldogs and advance to the MEAC tournament quarterfinals.
Chad Andrews-Fulton had 16 points on Monday night and the Coppin State men's basketball team survived without a field goal in the final two minutes to beat visiting UMES, 71-68, for their third straight victory.
Jairus Lyles scored 28 points and the go-ahead free throw in the second overtime, Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) added 22 points, and the UMBC men's basketball team beat visiting New Hampshire, 105-103, on Saturday.
The Washington Spirit continued its roster overhaul, trading career scoring leader Diana Matheson to the Seattle Reign for rookie forward Arielle Ship and a third-round pick in the 2018 National Women's Soccer League draft.
Loyola Maryland outscored second-seeded Bucknell 36-16 in the second and third quarters to build a lead of as many as 20 points Friday night in West Point, N.Y., and the third-seeded Greyhounds advanced to their first-ever Patriot League championship game with a 65-53 semifinal win over the Bison in women's basketball.
Imani Bailey certainly saved the best for last as a basketball player at Howard University. The Laurel resident has played for three different head coaches with the Bison and overcame a hip injury as a sophomore to become one of the top scorers this season as a senior for Howard, a Division I program in the nation's capital.
Saddled with their first three-game losing streak during coach Lee Hull's two-year tenure, the Bears find themselves no longer in the hunt for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship that they shared with four other teams last fall. Instead, Morgan State (3-3 in the MEAC) will try to end the season with wins in its last two contests to reach the .500 mark.
There's no disputing that Moses Skillon has cemented his status as the Bears' starter. Barring injury or another issue, Skillon will line up under center when Morgan State (7-5) clashes with Richmond (8-4) in a Football Championship Subdivision first-round playoff game Saturday at 1 p.m.
There's a sense of dread hovering over Morgan State football coach Lee Hull, but it has little to do with Richmond, his team's opponent in its first Football Championship Subdivision playoff game in school history.