UCLA true freshman Adarius Pickett entered training camp as a cornerback but has been switched to running back.

"The way the depth is at defensive back, I don't know if he would get in the rotation," coach Jim Mora told the Los Angeles Times. "Running back is a spot where we're looking for some depth. He seemed like the perfect guy."

Pickett gained more than 1,800 yards as a senior at El Cerrito High.

Basketball

Former Saint Mary's College guard Stephen Holt signed to play in Germany for MHP Riesen, a Basketball Bundesliga side in Ludwigsburg. Holt played with Atlanta during the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas.

Swimming

Missy Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, leading a 1-2-3 Cal sweep. She finished in 59.38 seconds, followed by Rachel Bootsma (1:00.71) and Elizabeth Pelton (1:00.76).

Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400 freestyle, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to own world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles at the same time. The 17-year-old finished in 3:58.86. Federica Pellegrini (3:59.15) is the only other woman to break 4 minutes. It was Ledecky's third win of the meet. Michael Phelps placed sixth in the 100 backstroke (53.95). Matt Grevers won in 52.75.

Little League


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Mountain Ridge-Las Vegas scored nine times in the top of the first inning and went on to an 11-2 win over Pacifica American in the West Region final at San Bernardino. Nevada advances to the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.