Men’s swimming team rolls
to victory over Arizona State
The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team routed Arizona State 178-116 in a dual meet Saturday at Tempe, Ariz.
UNLV won 12 of the 14 swimming events, notching 10 individual victories and two relay wins. Cody Roberts (100-yard backstroke, 100 butterfly), Giacomo Gremizzi (200 freestyle, 200 individual medley) and Steven Nelms (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) had two wins apiece to lead the Rebels (2-1).
The UNLV women’s team lost to ASU, 197-100. Brittany Ozar won the 200 IM and took second in the 200 backstroke, and the Rebels (0-3) won the 400 free relay.
Also: The UNLV volleyball team outlasted host Cal State Bakersfield 3-2 (25-14, 18-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-12).
Candice Thomas had 17 kills for the Rebels (11-11), Stephanie Thelen had 36 assists, and Allison Davies had 21 digs. Sekola Falemaka had 11 digs and 10 kills.
Substitute driver Wallace
claims Truck Series victory
Mike Wallace proved to be a suitable substitute for Elliott Sadler at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, racing to his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory since 2000.
Wallace was pushed to the win by Ron Hornaday Jr. as the trucks finally figured out the two-car tandem draft that drivers have used this season in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Daytona and Talladega, the two fastest tracks.
Wallace was making just his second start of the season. He was called by Kevin Harvick Inc. last week when Sadler pulled out of the race to stay home with his wife as they await the birth of their second child. Wallace said the plan to work with Hornaday for the entire race was hatched immediately after he accepted the ride.
Wallace has five career wins in the Truck Series, but he hasn’t run a full season since 2000, the same year he won his last race in the series. His last win in any NASCAR event was in 2004 in the Nationwide Series.
Donaire keeps WBC, WBO titles
with victory against Narvaez
Nonito Donaire retained the WBC and WBO bantamweight titles, unanimously outpointing Omar Narvaez at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Donaire (27-1) extending his nine-year winning streak to 26 fights, with winning scores of 120-108 from all three judges. Narvaez (35-1-2) lost for the first time in his 11-year professional career.
Also: German cruiserweight Marco Huck retained the WBO title for the eighth time, stopping Argentine challenger Rogelio Rossi in the sixth round in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Rossi (17-3-1) needed medical attention and took a long time to get up after Huck (34-1, 25 knockouts) left the 30-year-old left-hander sprawled on the canvas with a clean right punch.
Sergio Garcia shot 7-under-par 64 to extend his lead to eight shots after the third round of the European PGA Tour’s Castello Masters in Castellon, Spain
Garcia overcame a shaky start by making a 5-foot birdie putt at the seventh hole before an eagle at the eighth. The 2008 champion made five birdies on a flawless back nine for a 19-under 194 total.
Thongchai Jaidee shot 66 and was his closest challenger at 11-under 202.
Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot 5-under 67 for a two-shot lead going into the final round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei, Taiwan.
Tseng posted a 10-under 206 total, with Anna Nordqvist (71) at 208.
Defending champion Vicktor Troicki and top-seeded Janko Tipsarevich advanced to the Kremlin Cup final in Moscow with straight-set victories to set up the first ever all-Serbian final on the ATP Tour.
Tipsarevic beat three-time Kremlin Cup winner Nikolay Davydenko 6-2, 7-5, and Troicki claimed a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Jeremy Chardy.
In the women’s semifinals, Dominika Cibulkova beat Elena Vesnina 6-0, 6-2, and Kaia Kanepi dropped Lucie Safarova, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3.
Top-seeded Gael Monfils defeated Milos Raonic 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-3 to reach the final of the Stockholm Open. The 10th-ranked Monfils will face Jarkko Nieminen, who beat James Blake 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2 to reach his third Stockholm final.
Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka beat Julia Goerges of Germany 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Luxembourg Open final. Azarenka next plays Monica Niculescu, who beat Anne Keothavong, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
American swimmer Missy Franklin set a short-course world record in the 200-meter backstroke, clocking 2 minutes, 0.03 seconds at a World Cup meet in Berlin. The 16-year-old Franklin shaved 0.15 seconds off the old mark, set at the same meet in 2009 by Japan’s Shiho Sakai.
Lindsey Vonn used a blistering finish to win the season-opening World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, becoming the fifth female skier to win a race in all five Alpine disciplines.