Originally created 09/18/02


Horse Racing

Dogwood Stable promotes employees

Three longtime Dogwood Stable employees will assume minority ownership positions in the company, Dogwood president Cot Campbell said Tuesday.

Jack Sadler, William Victor and Ron Stevens, who have a collective 57 years of service at the Aiken-based outfit between them, also will become stockholders in the 30-year-old company.

Dogwood pioneered the concept of group ownership in horse racing and has introduced more than 1,200 investors to the sport. The stable has produced 1990 Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall as well as 56 stakes winners.

"The significance of this is that they are vital contributors to our success, and deserve to own a piece of Dogwood," Campbell said in a prepared statement. "This is no way signals - or hints at - my retirement. Nor will it change the way we do business."

Sadler has been with Dogwood for 25 years and is now communications director. Victor joined the operation in 1991 and is treasurer, while Stevens has been affiliated with Dogwood since 1981 and now currently has his own training operation with Dogwood as his main client.


Four punters added to Guy list

Four more players have been named to the 2002 Ray Guy Award watch list as potential candidates for the top collegiate punter of the year.

Tyler Fredrickson of California-Berkeley, Mat McBriar of Hawaii, Steve Mullins of Utah State and Tony Yelk of Iowa State were added to the list Tuesday. A total of 38 punters are now on the watch list.

The Ray Guy Award, presented by the Greater Augusta Sports Council, is named for the Thomson, Ga., native who went on to become an All-Pro punter for the Oakland Raiders.

A selection committee will choose 10 semifinalists who will be announced in late October, and the panel will cut the list to three finalists in November. The winner will be announced Dec. 12 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • The winless Atlanta Falcons shook up their roster Tuesday, cutting three players and signing three replacements.
  • The Falcons (0-2) waived defensive end Ronald Flemons, cornerback Rodney Heath and receiver Kahlil Hill. They brought in defensive end Reggie McGrew, cornerback Kevin Mathis and receiver Damon Gibson.

    McGrew was a first-round pick by San Francisco in 1999 but missed his entire rookie season after tearing a triceps tendon. He played 22 games the last two years and made his first career start in the 2001 playoffs.

    The Falcons are desperate to improve their depth on the defensive line. Travis Hall missed the first two games with an abdominal injury, while Flemons hardly played.


    Ali's daughter arrested in Ohio

    A daughter of Muhammad Ali was arrested on a charge of trying to shoplift bedding from a store in Rossford, Ohio last week.

    Hana Yasmeen Ali, 26, of Berrien Springs, Mich., was scheduled to appear in Perrysburg Municipal Court today on a misdemeanor charge of attempted theft. She identified herself as Ali's daughter when she was arrested, officer Craig Revill said.

    Employees at the store, Linens & Things also reported that she tried to tamper with a price tag on a $69.99 picture frame.

    Ali, one of nine children of the former heavyweight boxing champ, wrote a book titled More Than a Hero about her father.


    USC Aiken contest moved to Thursday

    USC Aiken's match against North Greenville College has been postponed until Thursday at 7 p.m., the school said Tuesday.

    No officials were available for the match, which was scheduled for Tuesday.


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