ISTANBUL - Tucsonan Matt Grevers won the men's 100-meter backstroke to improve the U.S. tally of gold to six medals Thursday at the short-course world championships.
Grevers of Tucson Ford Aquatics won in 49.89 seconds, barely defeating Stanislav Donets of Russia, who finished in 49.91 in the next lane. Grevers won Olympic gold in the same event. Guilherme Guido of Brazil took bronze in 50.50.
"He is definitely the king of the short course, and I am the king of the long course," Grevers said of Donets. "The underwater skills of the Russian are incredible. Luckily, I could catch up with the swimming."
NCAA volleyball Final Four
Oregon advances to first title match
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Liz Brenner had 17 kills and 17 digs to help fifth-seeded Oregon sweep the final three sets and upset top-seeded Penn State on Thursday night in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals.
The Ducks (30-4) won 21-25, 30-28, 25-22, 25-19 to advance to the title game Saturday night against third-seeded Texas.
Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer each had 16 kills for the Ducks, who are appearing in their first Final Four.
Texas won the first semifinal 25-11, 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 15-11. The Longhorns overcame a 2-1 deficit in sets.
10 individuals, 2 teams chosen for HOF
The inaugural Pima Community College Athletics Hall of Fame class has been selected:
Larry Toledo, administrator; Horacio Llamas, athlete; Yuliana Perez, athlete; Abdi Abdirahman, athlete; Eddie Urbano, athlete; 2003-04 softball team; men's 1980 cross country team; Stacy Iveson, coach; Rich Alday, coach; Maureen Murphy, coach; Jim Mielke, coach; and Ben Carbajal, service.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be at the Pima Community College West Campus Gym on April 5, 2013, at 6 p.m.
Red Bulls of MLS, Marquez part ways
HARRISON, N.J. - Defender Rafa Marquez was released by the New York Red Bulls on Thursday after 2 1/2 frustrating seasons known more for ejections than success, and immediately signed with Leon of the Mexican league.
Marquez will play for a Mexican team for the first time since 1999, when he left Atlas to play for Monaco.
Includes material from a news release