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This Year's Preakness Is Drawing In Record Crowds

Large crowds are gathering at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. as they await the Preakness Stakes – the second jewel of Triple Crown, which kicks off at a little after 6 p.m.

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Preakness Song Harkens Back To Md.'s Confederate Movement

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.

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Horse Racing Subsidies Well Spent, Md. Governor Says

A day before the Preakness Stakes, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is defending public subsidies given to the horse racing industry in the state.

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The Preakness Showcases Maryland's Roots

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.

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D.C. Runners Form 'The Dojo Of Pain'

There is hardly a shortage of running aficionados in the D.C. area. But there are runners -- and there are competitive runners.

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Redskins' Albert Haynesworth Pleads Not-Guilty To Sexual Assault

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.

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Maryland Basketball Coach Gary Williams Retires

Long time University of Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams will retire this year, according to a statement from the university released Thursday.

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Q&A With WaPo Columnist Liz Clarke On Md. Basketball Coach Retiring

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.