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December 04, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Golf

Woods' mother, mother-in-law said to be at accident scene

An audio recording of an interview the Florida Highway Patrol conducted with Tiger Woods' neighbors after the star golfer's automobile accident early last Friday morning was obtained Thursday by the Associated Press through a public records request. Troopers interviewed Jarius Adams, who called 911, and his sister, Kimberly Harris. Harris told troopers that Woods' mother, Kultida, and mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, were at the scene. The AP could not independently confirm that the two women were present. Woods has been the center of tabloid allegations of infidelity. Rachel Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess who has denied having an affair with Woods, had scheduled a Thursday news conference with her attorney in Los Angeles. But attorney Gloria Allred canceled that appearance Thursday morning, citing unforeseen circumstances.

Colleges

Texas quarterback McCoy wins Unitas Golden Arm Award

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has been named the 2009 winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's top senior college quarterback by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation Inc. and Transamerica. McCoy - who directed the third-ranked Longhorns to the first 12-0 regular season in school history - is the NCAA's all-time winningest quarterback with 44 victories. McCoy ranks sixth on the NCAA all-time list with 14,651 yards of total offense. He has 13,060 career passing yards (sixth in NCAA history), 112 career passing touchdowns (seventh), a 156.7 passer rating and a 70.6 career completion percentage - tops in NCAA history. "Like Johnny Unitas, Colt McCoy has been a leader on the playing field and off, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and his fellow man," said John Unitas Jr., president of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation Inc. McCoy will receive the award at a ceremony in Baltimore next Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tremont Grand Plaza.

Men's soccer: : UMBC junior midfielder Levi Houapeu was named the 2009 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I Offensive Player of the Year. Houapeu also was selected to the ECAC First All-Star team, along with UMBC sophomore forward Andrew Bulls (McDonogh).

Horse racing

De Francis Dash downgraded from Grade I to Grade II

Laurel Park's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash was downgraded from Grade I to Grade II status, the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced. The De Francis Dash was one of just three Grade I races contested in Maryland, along with the Preakness and the Pimlico Special. The committee reviewed 723 unrestricted U.S. stakes races with purses of at least $75,000, and assigned graded status to 487 of them. A total of 15 graded races were upgraded, while 23 were downgraded, including the De Francis Dash and Pimlico Race Course's Miss Preakness Stakes, which went from a Grade III to ungraded.

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