CONWAY -- Coastal Carolina has lost its leading rebounder, forward Joseph Harris, for the season with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Harris, a 6-foot-5 junior, suffered the injury in the second half of Coastal Carolina's 80-68 defeat at UNC-Wilmington. Harris led the team, averaging nearly eight rebounds a game, and was third in the Big South Conference.
The school says the thumb will need surgery and that Harris will be eligible for a medical redshirt season and retain two years of eligibility.
• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Vanderbilt football coach Bobby Johnson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching vacancy at Duke.
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Johnson said Tuesday he informed Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor David Williams, who oversees athletics, and Duke that he will remain at Vanderbilt.
• Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Joe Namath will graduate Saturday, more than two decades after finishing his college career.
Namath has worked toward his bachelor of arts degree for the past five years through Alabama's External Degree program, known as EXD. He will be one of more than 900 graduates participating in the ceremony at Coleman Coliseum.
• Al Borges resigned as Auburn's offensive coordinator after four seasons and will not coach in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Clemson, coach Tommy Tuberville said.
Borges helped Auburn to a 13-0 record in his first year in 2004, but the Tigers' offense hasn't been as effective since the departure of stars including Jason Campbell, Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown.
• Authorities have charged two N.C. State athletes with breaking into cars in Cary, N.C.
Police said football player Cedric Hickman and wrestler Christopher Sutton were arrested Monday. Both were charged with five counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and five counts of larceny. Sutton also was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing arrest and possession of stolen goods.
• NBA -- NBA commissioner David Stern won't punish Isiah Thomas or Madison Square Garden for their role in a sexual harassment trial that embarrassed the Knicks and the league.
"Instead, we are going to continue to focus our attention on a league-wide program ensuring that all teams have appropriate policies, clearly communicated to their employees, focusing on respect in the workplace including the prohibition of sexual harassment," Stern said in statement.
• GOLF -- Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year by his peers, the third straight year he won the award and the ninth time in his 11 years as a pro.
Jay Haas was voted Champions Tour player of the year, while Nick Flanagan won the award on the Nationwide Tour.
Woods also won player of the year from the PGA of America, a points-based system. The PGA Tour award is a vote, and Phil Mickelson was only other player on the ballot.
Steve Stricker was voted comeback player of the year, the first player to win the award in consecutive seasons.
Brandt Snedeker was rookie of the year, winning the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. George McNeill was the only other rookie to win this year, although Snedeker was the only rookie to reach the Tour Championship.
• BOXING -- Larry Holmes received the ultimate validation when he took his place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Joining him in the 2008 class were 11 others boxers and ring personalities chosen by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians.
He will be enshrined as the longest reigning world heavyweight champion in boxing history, holding the title for nearly seven years (1978-85). Holmes' 20 successful heavyweight title defenses were surpassed by only Joe Louis with 25.
• NASCAR -- Crew chief Ryan Pemberton has left Dale Earnhardt Inc., and the team said Doug Richert will replace him beginning today.
Pemberton was scheduled to lead the No. 8 Chevrolet.
• LOCAL FOOTBALL -- The Clover Tarheels won the Mite Division for the second straight year and shut out all of their opponents through the playoffs. The Tarheels play out of the Clover Co-Op Athletic Association.