April 21, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Scheduled Boxers Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye agreed Wednesday to the final detail of their long-awaited heavyweight title bout, selecting Hamburger SV’s soccer stadium for the July 2 fight. The Klitschko Management Group said that a deal was reached with the soccer team to use its 57,000-seat arena in Hamburg, Germany, for the fight between IBF and WBO champion Klitschko and WBA title holder Haye. Klitschko (55-3, 49 knockouts) and Haye (23-1, 23 KOs) originally were scheduled to fight in June 2009.

Declared Kentucky freshmen Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and junior DeAndre Liggins are heading to the NBA. Maybe. The school announced all three players have declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, clearing the way for them to return to school next fall if they change their mind by May 8. Jones and Knight are considered mid-to-high first-round picks while Liggins is a defensive stopper who hopes to play his way into the first round after being evaluated by scouts.

Hired Former Princeton player Mitch Henderson is coming back to Princeton to replace former teammate Sydney Johnson as the Tigers’ men’s basketball coach. This will be the first head coaching job for Henderson, who spent the past 11 seasons as an assistant at Northwestern under Bill Carmody, another former Princeton coach. Henderson helped Princeton reach the NCAA tournament three times in the late 1990s. Johnson left Princeton to take the coaching job at Fairfield.

Accused Former NBA player Oliver Miller has been arrested and accused of pistol- whipping a man at a cookout near his Edgewater, Md., home. Miller, 41, was taken into custody. Anne Arundel County police have charged him with assault, reckless endangerment and other offenses. Police say they responded to a barbecue in Arnold, Maryland, on Sunday night after a man reported being struck in the face and head by a pistol. Police say Miller drove off and was arrested at his home in Edgewater, about 20 miles from Arnold. Miller was the 22nd pick in the 1992 NBA draft out of Arkansas and played for a half-dozen teams in nine seasons.

Promoted Xavier assistant coach Amy Waugh was promoted to head coach of the Musketeers women’s basketball team. Waugh was the assistant coach the last two seasons under Kevin McGuff, who left for the University of Washington. Waugh played at Xavier from 1999-2003 and was part of Xavier’s first Elite Eight team. Waugh was an assistant coach at Youngstown State for one year and at Wake Forest for five years before returning to Xavier as an assistant.


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