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Whitworth’s Rory Buck wins national 100-yard breaststroke

Swimming: Whitworth junior Rory Buck overtook two competitors over the final 50 yards to win the men’s 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at Knoxville, Tenn.

Buck (pictured above) finished in 54.30 seconds, missing the Division III record of 54.27 set in 2009.

Samantha Kephart (2006) won Whitworth’s last individual national title in swimming. Kevin Wang (2004) won the last men’s national title for the Pirates.

Buck also helped Whitworth set a school record in the 800 freestyle relay. The Pirates placed 10th in 6:45.37.

Sounders settle for tie in MLS

MLS: Steve Zakuani tapped in a shot at the left post early in the 80th minute, giving the Seattle Sounders their first goal of the season in a 1-1 tie with the visiting Houston Dynamo on Friday.

Seattle (0-2-1) failed to score through the first 260 minutes of the season, dropping 1-0 decisions at home to Los Angeles and on the road to New York.

Geoff Cameron scored for Houston (0-1-1) in the 42nd minute.

Erik Friberg started Seattle’s scoring play with a corner kick from the attacking right side.

Sounders defender Zach Scott headed it across the goalmouth, and it landed at the foot of Zakuani, who was standing directly in front of the left post.

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USC’s Vucevic opts for NBA

Men’s basketball: Southern California forward Nikola Vucevic has decided to enter the NBA draft, skipping his final year of eligibility.

Vucevic has already signed with an agent, ending the possibility of a return to the Trojans.

The 6-foot-10, 260-pounder was All-Pac-10, averaging a team-high 17.1 points and a conference-best 10.3 rebounds.

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