Sports shorts: UA's Cordes claims second title of week

2013-06-29T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: UA's Cordes claims second title of weekStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Wildcats junior-to-be Kevin Cordes won his second title at the World Championship trials in Indianapolis, taking first in the 100-meter breast Friday.

Cordes posted just the third sub-1 minute time in the world this year with a 59.99. Cordes won the 200 Wednesday in 2:08.34.

Matt Grevers, representing Tucson Ford Aquatics, finished second in the 100 back in 53:25.

The meet concludes today.

NBA

Bickerstaff, ex-Cat Brielmaier join Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Former NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown's new staff with the Cavaliers.

Grant said Brown's staff will also include former Arizona Wildcat player Bret Brielmaier, Jim Boylan, Igor Kokoskov, Phil Handy, Jamahl Mosley and Vitaly Potapenko.

Brielmaier averaged 1.7 points in 92 career games at UA between 2005-08.

• Ray Allen, 38, is returning to the Miami Heat next season. Allen exercised his $3.2 million player option Friday, barely a week after the Heat finished off the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Finals in seven games.

• The NBA draft had its second-largest audience ever on ESPN. The network says Thursday's event was watched by more than 2.9 million viewers. The only draft on ESPN that drew more was in 2011, when there were 3.2 million.

Auto racing

Keselowski wins at rainy Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. - Brad Keselowski took his final lead on the 156th lap and went on to a rain-shortened victory Friday night in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Showers halted the race in the 170th lap of the scheduled 200-lap, 300-mile event, but drivers were expecting it to resume before another pocket of rain forced officials to call it off.

Elliott Sadler was second, followed by Truck Series points leader Matt Crafton, Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch.

• The questions during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday were how many drivers would raise Kentucky Speedway's record and by how much.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided the answer of the eight that broke it, clocking 183.636 mph to wrest the mark from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson and the pole for tonight's race. Earnhardt's speed was nearly 2 mph faster than Johnson's 181.818 mph last June, which he needed to keep Johnson from keeping the record.

Includes material from a news release

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