Stanford was second and Cal third after the first day of the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships in Minneapolis on Thursday.

Defending champion Georgia led with 189 points. The Cardinal had 136, and the Bears, the runners-up last year, had 126 points.

Stanford's Maddy Schaefer, Lia Neal, Felicia Lee and Katie Olsen captured the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1 minute, 26.23 seconds -- 0.44 seconds ahead of Cal.

Maya DiRado, Lee, Olsen and Neal captured the 400 medley relay in an NCAA, meet, U.S. Open and American record of 3:27.51.

DiRado also won the 200 individual medley in 1:52.50, while Cal's Celina Li was third in 1:53.80.

Also, Georgia's Brittany MacLean set an NCAA record of 4:32.53 in the 500 freestyle, edging Cal's Olympian Missy Franklin (4:32.66).

  • A Cal football player who was accused of starting a locker-room altercation that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital won't be facing criminal charges provided he fulfills sanctions imposed by the school, attorneys in the case told the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The unidentified player was suspended from the team after a Nov. 1 incident. Alameda County assistant district attorney Paul Hora said the university's punishment is "sufficiently addressing the problem."

  • Stanford's Evan Silver registered a fall at 125 pounds to remain alive at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. He advanced in the consolation bracket with a win over North Carolina's Nathan Kraisser. At 133 pounds, Stanford's Ryan Mango gave up an early takedown that proved to be costly against Lehigh's Mason Beckman, who racked up 2:02 of riding time for a 5-4 decision. The loss sent Mango to the wrestlebacks.

  • Stanford's Vivian Kong leads the women's epee through the first three of five rounds of the NCAA Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio. She won 13 of 15 bouts. Teammate Francesca Bassa is fourth after winning 11 of 15 bouts.

  • The Cal softball team (14-11) took a doubleheader from Grand Canyon at Levine-Fricke Field. Breana Kostreba's two-run, walk-off homer in the seventh inning gave Cal a 5-4 victory in the opener. Cal rolled 7-1 in Game 2.

    Andrea Hazel went 3 for 3 with a two-run home run, leading Saint Mary's (12-17) to an 8-0 five-inning win over North Dakota at Cottrell Field.

    MLS

    The Earthquakes alleged in a complaint that Toluca FC representatives illegally filmed one of their training sessions ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal in Mexico. A San Jose official confirmed the protest to CONCACAF. The Quakes official declined to provide further details about incident, first reported by Fox Sports 2 before Wednesday's match. Toluca advanced after winning a penalty-kick shootout 5-4. ...

    The Quakes signed goalie Billy Knutsen, a fourth-round pick out of American University.

    Motor sports

    Ron Capps, Jack Beckman and Scotty Pollacheck will be at Sonoma Raceway's kart track Saturday for the NHRA Tour de Charity fundraiser.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond and The Associated Press contributed to this report.