Saturday, the Preakness Stakes will be run at Pimlico Race Course. One of the biggest traditions at the race is the singing of the Maryland state song, "Maryland, My Maryland." The song is a controversial one, stemming from its lyrics and origin.
On Saturday, around 100,000 people will pack the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes, the second race in horse racing's Triple Crown. The Preakness showcases all things Maryland, including the state's horse racing industry. But it's been a long time since a Maryland horse won the race.
Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth didn't show up to court today -- he waived his right to appear -- but he's pleading not-guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sex abuse stemming from an incident in February, TBD reports.
The University of Maryland Men's basketball coach Gary Williams is stepping down. Williams' career spanned 33 years, including 22 years leading the Terrapins. He had a 668 total wins that included a national championship at Maryland in 2002. Washington Post sports writer Liz Clark talks to WAMU's Matt McCleskey about Williams' decision to retire.
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