Sports shorts: Cats third as Cordes sets NCAA record in 200 breast

2013-03-31T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Cats third as Cordes sets NCAA record in 200 breastStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

INDIANAPOLIS - Arizona took the top two spots in the 200-yard breast stroke to finish third at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships Saturday.

UA's Kevin Cordes won in 1 minute 48.68 seconds for an NCAA record, while Carl Mickelson (1:51.90) was second. Michigan won its first team title since 1995 with 480 points, followed by Cal (406.5) and UA (313.5). Cordes, who won the 100 breast Friday, is just the fourth UA men's swimmer with at least three individual NCAA titles.

"Kevin is the fastest 200 breast stroker in the history of the sport by three seconds, even during the years of the super suits," UA coach Eric Hansen said.

• In track and field, UA's Shapri Romero won the 200 meters in 23.63 at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. UA's 4x400 relay team of Romero, Shale Garland, Tamara Pridgett and Georganne Moline also won in 3:35.44. Late Friday, UA senior Brigetta Barrett won the high jump in 6-4 1/4, the world's best mark this year.

• In women's tennis, UA fell 4-3 at Washington, but No. 1 Lacey Smyth and No. 2 Kim Stubbe won their singles matches.

• In rugby, Arizona rallied to score the final 13 points for a 16-10 victory over ASU in Mesa. The Wildcats (5-3) will host UCLA on Friday at 7 p.m. at Murphey Stadium.

• The Pima College softball team (26-16, 18-12) split with South Mountain, winning the first game 7-2 behind a six-hitter from Yvette Alvarez (Sahaurita) and losing the second 3-1. … The Pima baseball team (19-17, 9-11) lost two to Scottsdale, 4-1 and 6-1.

TENNIS

Serena tops Sharapova for title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Serena Williams earned a record sixth Key Biscayne women's title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the Sony Open.

Sharapova, now 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals, played nearly flawless tennis for an hour, before her serve and groundstrokes began to lose steam. Williams, 31, swept the last 10 games to pass Steffi Graf as the oldest female champ at Key Biscayne.

In the men's final today, 2009 champ Andy Murray will play David Ferrer.

Miscellaneous

Buffalo set to sign QB Kolb

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is getting another chance at a fresh start, this time with the QB-needy Buffalo Bills. Kolb is expected to sign a two-year deal worth $12 million.

• Former Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes, who missed last year with an Achilles tendon injury, signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.

• In horse racing, Revolutionary, a 3-year-old trained by UA grad Todd Pletcher, held off Mylute to win the 100th running of the $1 million Grade II Louisiana Derby in New Orleans and earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby despite breaking last in the 14-horse field. … In Hallandale Beach, Fla., Orb won the Florida Derby for trainer Shug McGaughey. The Pletcher-trained Shanghai Bobby was fifth after starting on the rail and likely won't make the Kentucky Derby.

• Former Alabama athletic director Mal Moore, who played and coached under Bear Bryant, hired Nick Saban and was part of 10 football national title teams as a player, coach or administrator, died Saturday of pulmonary problems. He was 73.

• In soccer, teen sub Jose Villarreal scored on a bicycle kick in the 92nd minute to give defending MLS champion Los Angeles a 2-2 tie with host Toronto FC in Galaxy star Landon Donovan's return.

• Manchester United relied on a first-half own goal by Titus Bramble to beat Sunderland 1-0, securing a seventh straight Premier League win to inch the runaway leaders closer to a 20th English title.

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