Horse racing representatives meeting Wednesday agreed to a plan that would allow a full season of 146 days of racing in Maryland and keep the Preakness Stakes in the state.
The meeting was held a day after the state's racing commission voted to reject a proposal to conduct live racing next year by the owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore - home of the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
The agreement still needs approval by the Maryland Racing Commission. A key component of the plan calls for redirecting $3.5 million to $4 million of the state's slot machine proceeds to pay for operating costs.
SOCCER: MLS rookie of the year Andy Najar has signed a multiyear contract with D.C. United. The 17-year-old Honduran midfielder had five goals and one assist in 26 MLS games with United this year. He is the youngest rookie of the year in MLS history and the first to come directly from the youth academy level.
BASEBALL: Zack Greinke already is paying off for the Milwaukee Brewers. Team officials say they've added more than 1,500 new season-ticket holders since Sunday's trade with the Kansas City Royals brought them the 2009 Cy Young winner.
A construction worker who was on probation for drunken driving when he ran a red light and killed rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people was sentenced to 51 years to life in prison. A judge sentenced Andrew Gallo, 24, amid sobbing from the victims' family and friends, who earlier heard him apologize for the 2009 crash.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted P.J. Forbes to manager of double-A Altoona, replacing Matt Walbeck. Walbeck was fired after Altoona won the 2010 Eastern League title.
TENNIS: Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1, to square a two-match exhibition series for charity between the world's top-ranked tennis players in Madrid, Spain.
Federer beat Nadal Tuesday in the opening match in Zurich, Switzerland.
GOLF: Errant shots are a common hazard on the links and a golfer can't expect to get a warning shout of "Fore!" every time a ball comes his way, New York's top court ruled in dismissing a lawsuit.
Anoop Kapoor and Azad Anand were playing in October 2002 when Anand was hit in the head, blinding him in one eye. The state Court of Appeals said Kapoor's failure to yell in advance of his errant shot from the rough did not amount to reckless conduct. - Associated Press