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Digest: Trainer Gonzalez has 4-win day; Karamanos victorious in comeback at Laurel Park

Digest: Trainer Gonzalez has 4-win day; Karamanos victorious in comeback at Laurel Park
Laurel Park winter-spring meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez, left, sent out four winners from five starters Sunday. (Courtesy of Laurel Park)

Laurel Park winter-spring meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez sent out four winners from five starters Sunday. Gonzalez, Maryland 's leading trainer in 2017, captured back-to-back races with Pachi Cruze ($9.80) in the second and Hashtag Selfie ($2.80) in the third. He followed up with wins in the fifth with Young American ($4.40) and Mischief Maas ($3.80) in the sixth, also running second with Candycoated Dame. In the fourth race, Gonzalez finished second with Miss Nosy, favored winner of the Maryland Million Distaff last fall. Gonzalez leads the winter-spring meet with 24 wins, 10 more than runner-up Kieron Magee.

Journeyman Horacio Karamanos earned his first win since returning from injury over the weekend.
Journeyman Horacio Karamanos earned his first win since returning from injury over the weekend. (Courtesy of Laurel Park)

More: Sue Mancilla's Sebray ($18.40) captured Sunday's seventh race, a $19,000 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up, to give journeyman Horacio Karamanos his first win since returning from injury over the weekend. Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland who earned his 2,000th career victory last summer at Laurel, suffered a minor fracture of his T-5 vertebra when thrown from his mount, Marie From Parie, Jan. 14 at Laurel. He began getting on horses again last week for trainer Mary Eppler at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park's satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, Fla., returning to the irons Friday at Laurel. ... Jockey Jomar Torres visited the winner's circle twice Sunday with Pachi Cruze ($9.80) in the second race and Young American ($4.40) in the fifth. Torres is third in the rider standings with 21 wins, four behind runner-up, apprentice Wes Hamilton, who was first with Punch Nephew ($4) in the ninth after picking up four winners Saturday. Meet-leading rider Jorge Vargas Jr. took off his remaining three mounts with back spasms. ... Racing returns Friday with a jackpot carryover of $109,253.01 in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, which covers Races 4-9. There will also be a carryover of $2,243.49 in the $1 Super Hi-5. Racing will start at 1:10 p.m.

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T. McFadden finishes third in half marathon in NYC

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Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden (Atholton) placed third in the women's wheelchair division at the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon in New York. The 17-time Paralympic medalist finished in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds. Manuela Schar was first with a time of 59:57.

Men's college lacrosse: Jules Heningburg had six goals and two assists to lift host No. 18 Rutgers (6-2) to a 14-10 win over No. 13 Syracuse (3-3). The Scarlet Knights scored the game's final seven goals to earn just their ninth victory over their former Big East Conference rival in 49 meetings. ... Justin Guterding scored five goals and added an assist to lead No. 3 Duke (8-1) to a 9-3 victory against host Cleveland State (2-7).

Women's college lacrosse: Emily Brownawell scored six goals to lead host McDaniel (4-3) to a 15-10 win over Rochester (0-3). ... Ali Collie (Dulaney) scored five goals to carry host St. Mary's (4-3) to an 18-10 win over Roanoke (3-3). ... Shayna Pirreca scored four goals to help No. 6 Florida (6-2) finish an 11-10 win over host Vanderbilt (5-3). ... Michelle Koscinski, Amber Lambeth and Olivia Thompson (Liberty) each scored twice to help host Temple (6-3, 1-0 Big East) earn a 10-9 victory over No. 16 Denver (4-3, 0-1), the Owls' first win over ranked opponent since 2015. ... Miranda Stinson had four goals and two assists to lift No. 14 Colorado (6-3) to an 18-2 rout of host Arizona State (5-4). ... Kerrigan Miller scored in overtime to propel No. 15 Southern California (5-3, 3-0 Pac-12) to a 9-8 victory over visiting Oregon (4-3, 2-2).

College baseball: Junior right-hander Hunter Parsons allowed one earned run and struck out three over seven innnings, but visiting Maryland (9-10) fell, 4-0, to No. 18 East Carolina (16-4) as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep. It was the third consecutive start in which Parsons, a Fruitland native, pitched at least seven innings. Junior second baseman Nick Dunn went 2-for-4 for the Terps, who finished with six hits. ... Noah Cabrera hit a pinch-hit home run to tie the game in the seventh inning, but Towson (3-15) fell, 5-3, to Marist (4-10) after the Red Foxes scored twice in the ninth. ... AJ Wright went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs to help host UMBC (5-10, 2-1 America East ) beat Hartford (2-12, 1-2). ... Vaughn Parker II had a home run and four RBIs, but Mount St. Mary's (3-10) fell, 18-7, to host Davidson (14-5).

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Major League Soccer: Luciano Acosta scored in second-half stoppage time and D.C. United rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the Houston Dynamo , 2-2, on Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. Darren Mattocks scored in his second straight game to pull United (0-1-2) within 2-1 in the 49th minute. D.C. United's new Audi Field wasn't ready for the home opener, so an announced sellout crowd of 4,000 attended the alternate venue. Last week, D.C. United faced Atlanta United in front of an MLS regular-season record crowd of 72,035 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

College fencing: Johns Hopkins sophomore epeeist Tiger Gao earned a berth to the NCAA championships. Of the 72 men's fencers selected for the championship, Gao is one of just six from a Division III school.

Men's college hockey: Stevenson senior Doug Rose signed a professional contract with the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League.

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