Originally created 11/22/04



100 Black Men event tips Friday

The 11th Annual 100 Black Men of Augusta Thanksgiving Basketball Classic will feature 10 teams and take place at Richmond Academy.

The weekend event is on November 26-27, with games beginning each day at 1 p.m.

Butler, Josey, Glenn Hills, Cross Creek, Evans, Richmond Academy, Laney and Edisto High School from South Carolina return teams, along with newcomers Hephzibah and North Augusta.

Tickets may be purchased from participating schools. For more information contact Jamie Quarles at 736-5184 or Rodney Patterson at 724-5994.


Wright looking to cash in on victory

In Las Vegas, Winky Wright pronounced himself one of boxing's elite contenders Saturday night after beating Shane Mosley in a rematch and holding onto his 154-pound titles. It was a narrow win not decided until the final round, but Wright immediately began campaigning for even bigger fights.

Among the names suggested were Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Bernard Hopkins. For a fighter who toiled nearly 14 years in boxing's minor leagues, those are big names indeed.

"I'm from the 'hood, where we have an expression: 'Show me the money,' " Wright said.

"I thank Shane Mosley," Wright said. "Without him, I'd still be fighting on ESPN, in West Virginia."

"He is a great southpaw fighter, but I still think I won," Mosley said.

Two judges gave Wright that round, and he won 115-113 on two scorecards while a third had it even, 114-114.

The Associated Press had Wright ahead 116-112.

Horse Racing

United brings home victory for Dogwood

Dogwood Stable's United galloped to victory at the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

The 2-year-old colt became Dogwood's 66th stakes winner, claiming a race won in 2003 by Smarty Jones.

"Our colt won today's race by five and a half lengths and his rider said he had, 'Something left in the tank,' " said Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell.

United was ridden by Tony Black and is trained by George Weaver.


McEnroe stays at helm of U.S. squad

In Houston, Patrick McEnroe will remain the U.S. Davis Cup captain through 2006.

McEnroe is preparing his team for the Davis Cup final against Spain in Seville on Dec. 3-5. The team, which features Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and twins Bob and Mike Bryan, is in the final for the first time since 1997.

"Patrick's unique style as a leader and as a person has attracted and connected with a special group of young American players," U.S. Tennis Association chief executive Arlen Kantarian said. "We're thrilled to have him continue as captain."

McEnroe debuted as Davis Cup captain in 2001, succeeding brother John, and has a 7-3 record entering next month's title matches.

McEnroe competed in Davis Cup in 1993, 1994 and 1996 and coached the U.S. men's team at the Athens Olympics.


Korir, Michailova run to win in Philly

In Philadelphia, Mike Korir of Kenya easily won his second Philadelphia Marathon, finishing the 26.2-mile course in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 43 seconds.

Canada's Richard Tessier was a distant second in 2:24:53 and Kenya's Amos Gitagama took third in 2:27:36.

In the women's race, first-time marathoner Larisa Michailova of Russia won in 2:41:57, while Philadelphia's Andrea Niggemeier was second in 2:44.41.

"After 23 miles, I was still feeling strong. I knew I was going to win the race," Korir said.


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