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Women’s golf team remains last in tourney

The UNLV women’s golf team shot 16-over 308 Tuesday in the second round of the NCAA Fall Preview in Albuquerque, N.M., but failed to climb out of last place among the 18 teams.

Defending national champion Duke remained in first at 11-under 573, four strokes ahead of second-place Southern California, after shooting 6-under 286 Tuesday.

Rebels freshman Therese Koelbaek shot a second-round 3-over 76 and is tied for 44th at 5-over 151 to lead UNLV.

Taylore Karle of Pepperdine has the individual lead by one stroke at 8-under 138.

Also: One day after being named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, UNLV women’s soccer player Dani Morin was selected to both Soccer America and Soccer Buzz’s team of the week.

The sophomore defender helped the Rebels (4-2-2) top 11th-ranked Washington State 1-0 and tie Iowa State 0-0 in double overtime.


Williamson to retire, become college coach

Corliss Williamson is set to retire from the NBA and become an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist College, athletic director Charles Ripley said.

Williamson, who led Arkansas to the 1994 national championship, has played 12 pro seasons with Sacramento, Toronto, Detroit and Philadelphia. He was on the Pistons when they won the 2004 NBA title.

Williamson averaged 9.1 points in 68 games last season with Sacramento.

Also: Former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Mike Sanders was hired to replace Dell Curry, who quit as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Curry changed his mind three months after accepting the position, saying he was concerned about the time commitment of the job. Instead, Curry will work in community relations for the team and have more time to attend the basketball games of his two sons.

Sanders spent the past two seasons with the Bucks.


Raines penalized for actions at Busch race

Tony Raines was fined $15,000 and docked 25 Busch Series points for throwing his helmet at Robby Gordon.

Raines was angry at Gordon after Gordon knocked him out of Saturday’s race at Dover International Raceway, and he waited on the track for Gordon to pass by under caution. He then hurled his helmet at Gordon.

Also, car owner DeLana Harvick was docked 25 owner points.

Also: Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., will host the Davis Cup final between the United States and defending champion Russia from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

The Davis Cup final will be the first in the United States since the country won the 1992 championship by defeating Switzerland in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Americans have won the Davis Cup title a record 31 times but not since 1995, when Pete Sampras led the team to victory over Russia at Moscow.

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen is recovering from open heart surgery and is expected to be released from a Cleveland hospital within days.

Numminen, 39, said he could return to the Sabres by December. He had surgery last week to repair a faulty valve.

The British Open will be played at Royal St. George’s in 2011 and Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 2012, the first time golf’s oldest championship will take place in England in consecutive years.

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