Racing organization calls for Dutrow to lose license
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is looking into getting trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s license revoked, the New York Daily News reported. Ed Martin, the ARCI president, sent a letter to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Thursday, saying, "I question whether the time has come to revisit the question of whether Mr. Dutrow should be allowed to continue to participate in racing at all, especially if the current allegations are upheld." Dutrow, who was raised in Maryland and trained Big Brown to Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins in 2008, was given 90 days in suspensions by the NYSRWB on Wednesday for the finding of a Class 3 drug Butorphanol, a painkiller, in the postrace test of a horse Nov.20 and for being in possession of hypodermic needles during a barn search conducted Nov.3. Dutrow, who began training in 1979 and has won 1,585 races with 6,335 starters through Thursday, has appealed both rulings. According to Martin's letter, since 1979, Dutrow has been sanctioned "at least 64 times for various rule violations in nine different states at 15 different racetracks."
Laurel Park: Arson Squad has not won a race since October but today he is the 6-5 favorite to win the $75,000 John B. Campbell Handicap, the co-feature at Laurel Park. The $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade II) headlines the nine-race card. Arson Squad has banked nearly $1.2million during his career with five graded-stakes wins at five different tracks. Trained by Dutrow, the 8-year-old gelded son of Brahms won two Grade III events last April, the Skip Away at Gulfstream Park and the Aly-sheba at Churchill Downs, plus a victory in the Mighty Forum Stakes at Belmont Park on Oct.24.
Goals by DePompeo, Nietsch rally Navy in women's lacrosse
Host Navy (2-0) rallied for a 9-8 women's lacrosse victory against Ohio State (0-2) on Friday night on goals by sophomore Jasmine DePompeo and senior Katrina Nietsch in the last 12 minutes.
Baseball: Senior third baseman Chris Wychock homered and drove in two runs as Towson opened its season with a 7-5 victory over Gardner-Webb (0-1) in the opening game of The Citadel Memorial Challenge in Charleston, S.C. The Tigers overcame a 5-0 fourth-inning deficit. … Host Presbyterian got a three-run homer from Brad Zebedis and a grand slam from Gabe Grammer in consecutive innings and went on to defeat Navy, 12-5, in the season opener for both teams.
Women's basketball: Host Hood (8-16) fell, 69-63, to Trinity (8-8) despite 16 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals from Dyanna Prater.
Academic honors: Maryland lacrosse player Kathleen Gallagher (community health), cross country/track and field athlete Greg Kelsey (kinesiological science) and field hockey player Alicia Morawski (marketing/operations management) and North Carolina lacrosse player Meredith Newton (biology/psychology) are among 36 Atlantic Coast Conference athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award. Each will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education.
'Skins' Banks out of hospital; D.C. United reacquires Fred
Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks has been released from the hospital, nearly a week after a stabbing that left him with a collapsed lung. Banks' agent, James Gould, said Friday that a tube in Banks' left lung has been removed and that the lung is now inflated. He said Banks should be able to resume normal activities in three to four weeks. Banks and a friend were stabbed outside a downtown D.C. nightclub during an argument with another man early Saturday. The wound penetrated Banks' lung, requiring a longer hospital stay than initially expected. A suspect has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
More Redskins: The team won't be heading to George Mason in Fairfax, Va., for training camp this year. The university said Friday that it can't guarantee that the facilities the Redskins need would be available during the time camp is held in August. The Redskins have held camp at their home Redskins Park facility in Ashburn, Va., since 2003, but coach Mike Shanahan prefers to go elsewhere for the several weeks of intense practices and meetings. General manager Bruce Allen and athletic director Tom O'Connor said Friday that camp could end up at the campus in future years. … Kirk Olivadotti, a Redskins assistant for 11 years, was named Georgia's new inside linebackers coach.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United reacquired Brazilian midfielder Fred Carreiro in a trade with the New England Revolution. On Friday, United sent the Revolution a 2013 second-round draft pick for Fred, who had 11 goals and 16 assists over three seasons in Washington from 2007 to 2009. Fred, 31, played last year with the Philadelphia Union, then was selected by the Revolution in the re-entry draft at the end of the season. Fred's younger brother, 19-year-old Junior Carreiro, also plays for United.
—From Sun staff and news services