National Sports Briefs: UNC freshman Davis says he’s staying
CHAPEL HILL ó North Carolina freshman forward Ed Davis says he will return to the team for the 2009-2010 season.
Davis made the announcement on Sunday. In a statement issued by the school, the 6-foot-10 native of Richmond, Va., said he would like to play in the NBA, but that he and his family don’t think he is ready to take that step.
Davis also said he was glad to get the decision behind him so he can focus on the remainder of the school year and get ready for next season.
He averaged 8.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in North Carolina’s six NCAA tournament wins. Davis led the Tar Heels with 65 blocked shots.
In the 89-72 championship game victory over Michigan State, Davis scored 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
– TUCSON, Ariz. ó Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller has hired James Whitford and Emanuel Richardson as assistants. Both were with him at Xavier.
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Buffalo Bills defensive back Donte Whitner was shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers trying to control a rowdy crowd outside a Cleveland nightclub early Saturday, police said.
Whitner was jailed for aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Lt. Thomas Stacho said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Freshman Jarvis Giles ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns as the Garnet squad topped the Black squad during South Carolina’s spring game Saturday.
The Garnet squad’s Joe Hills was the game’s top receiver, with five catches for 75 yards as Garnet topped Black 30-14.
HOUSTON ó Lleyton Hewitt of Australia held on to win his first tournament in two years Sunday with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Wayne Odesnik of the United States in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships.
Hewitt won his 498th career match and moved closer to joining Roger Federer and Carlos Moya as the only active players with 500 or more victories.
LAS VEGASó Paul Williams battered Winky Wright (51-5-1) with an avalanche of punches to win a unanimous decision Saturday night, dominating a meeting between two much-avoided middleweights.
Williams (37-1, 27 KOs) worked Wright’s formidable defensive posture like a speed bag from the opening bell.
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