Douglas-Roberts entering draft

April 19, 2008

All-America junior guard Chris Douglas-Roberts of Memphis will enter the NBA draft, joining teammate Derrick Rose in leaving early for the pros.

The school announced the decision yesterday. Douglas-Roberts led Memphis with 18.1 points a game last season.

Also entering the draft is UCLA junior forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

More college basketball -- Pat Flannery retired after 14 years as Bucknell's coach. He led the small Patriot League school to two NCAA tournaments, highlighted by a victory over Kansas in 2005. Flannery had a 234-178 record at Bucknell. ... Maryland women's coach Brenda Frese said freshman guard Kat Lyons has been granted a release from the program. Lyons averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds in 24 games.

NFL -- Arvin Kenti Edwards of Renton, Wash., was arrested in the 2007 triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that led to the suspension of cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. Police said Edwards, 29, faces three counts of attempted murder with a weapon and three counts of battery with substantial bodily harm. ... Receiver Rashied Davis decided to stay with the Bears, signing a one-year tender offer as a restricted free agent.

Golf -- Lucas Glover shot his second straight 66 to move to 10-under and take a one-stroke lead at the PGA Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head Island, S.C. ... Lorena Ochoa shot a 5-under 67 in the second round of the LPGA Ginn Open in Reunion, Fla., leaving her three strokes behind Yani Tseng. ... Tom Watson shot an 8-under 63 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in Lutz, Fla.

Tennis -- Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Family Circle Cup, defeating Maria Sharapova, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, in Charleston, S.C., in the first match between the two on clay. ... Roger Federer defeated Frederico Gil of Portugal, 6-4, 6-1, in an ATP Estoril Open quarterfinal in Oeiras, Portugal.

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