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Florida Gator sophomore defensive lineman Torrey Davis leaves football program

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Ex-armwood star davis leaves uf

Sophomore DL Torrey Davis has left the Florida football program for personal reasons, UF athletic officials confirmed Friday.

The former Armwood High standout played in eight games last season, registering seven tackles. Davis, 20, also had a touchdown-saving tackle in the Bowl Championship Series national title game victory against Oklahoma.

Davis struggled on and off the field during his freshman year and was suspended for four games at the beginning of last season. But coach Urban Meyer said after the Oklahoma game that Davis was maturing and he hoped he was turning things around.

Davis was still in school this week, which was spring break.

Oregon: Mike Bellotti stepped down as football coach to become athletic director, and offensive coordinator Chip Kelly was promoted to coach. Bellotti, 116-55 in 14 seasons, takes over his new position July 1, replacing Pat Kilkenny. Kelly becomes coach March 30. The moves were announced in December, but no timetable had been set for the transition.

Southern Miss: RB Damion Fletcher, the 2007 Conference USA offensive player of the year, was sentenced to six months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Hattiesburg, Miss. Coach Larry Fedora said that Fletcher, the school's career rushing leader, is not practicing this spring.

Winter sports

Cup miss for Vonn

France's Sandrine Aubert won the skiing season's last World Cup slalom, and American Lindsey Vonn's streak ended as she finished 18th in Are, Sweden. Germany's Maria Riesch, who had already won the slalom title, was fifth.

Vonn won the downhill Wednesday and the super-G Thursday, and set a U.S. women's record by clinching her second overall Cup title. She leads Riesch by 384 points going into today's giant slalom, the season's final race.

Snowboard cross: American Lindsey Jacobellis won a Cup event in La Molina, Spain.

Speed skating: Americans Trevor Marsicano and Shani Davis were first and third in the 1,000 meters at the world single distances championships in Richmond, British Columbia.

Et cetera

tennis: Amelie Mauresmo opened play in the BNP Paribas Open with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the second round at Indian Wells, Calif.

Antonya English, Times staff writer; Times wires

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