With a Breeders' Cup berth at stake, Sagamore Racing, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing LLC's Miss Temple City became the first filly in 22 years to win the $1 million Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks has tentatively pegged Trey Burke as the starting point guard for the preseason opener against the visiting Miami Heat tonight at 8, replacing the recovering John Wall.
Jump Sucker Stable's Blacktype ran his winning streak to three races with a record-setting performance, settling early and finding room along the inside down the stretch to capture the $200,000 Commonwealth Turf Cup (Grade 2) on Saturday at Laurel Park.
Zack Bednarczyk threw three touchdown passes and Rob Rolle returned an interception 100 yards for a score to lead host Villanova to a 40-21 victory over Towson in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams Saturday.
Towson men's lacrosse shook up the postseason and expectations with a 10-9 win over Denver. The Tigers have extended their program-record, single-season win total to 16 and will make their first appearance in the quarterfinals since 2003 against No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland (13-3) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Those associated with the program attribute the team's success to coach Shawn Nadelen.
The Hobart men's lacrosse team made its first appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament since 2004, while Towson was competing in the postseason for the third time in four years. The disparity in experience was on display Wednesday as the host Tigers turned a 1-0 deficit into a 7-1 advantage en route to an 18-5 pummeling in an NCAA tournament play-in game before an announced 564 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson.
Senior attackman Spencer Parks scored two of his team's four straight second-half goals as the host Towson men's lacrosse team defeated Fairfield, 4-2, to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship.
Nate Lewnes (St. Mary's) tied a UMBC record with 10 goals and led a late rally, but No. 5 Albany (12-2, 6-0 America East Conference) scored with 15 seconds left in overtime for a 15-14 victory over the Retrievers (4-10, 1-5) in men's lacrosse.
Ryan Drenner's value to the No. 12 Tigers (10-2 overall and 2-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) — who host Fairfield (7-6, 3-0) on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium – has been grounded in his ability to put the ball in the net or find teammates who can do that. With 21 goals this spring, the Westminster resident has scored 50 in three years and has assisted on 46 others.