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GEORGIA WOMEN LEAD IN SWIMMING/DIVING EVENT

ATLANTA — Georgia scored in all six events Thursday on the first full day of competition at the NCAA women's swimming and diving championships, moving closer to its seventh national title.

Georgia leads defending national champion California 174-144.5 with two full days of competition to come.

Freshman Olivia Smoliga won the 50-yard freestyle for the Bulldogs in 21.21 seconds. Senior teammates Brittany MacLean (4:33.05) and Hali Flickinger (4:33.35) finished second and third in the 500-yard freestyle behind two-time national champion Leah Smith of Virginia (4:31.33).

Stanford freshman Ella Eastin also set an NCAA record when she won the 200 individual medley in 1:51.65.

Behind Georgia and California — which have combined for the previous five national titles — are Southern California (121.5), Virginia (118), Texas A&M (110.5) and Stanford (110).

ET CETERA

soccer: Fired FIFA official Jerome Valcke has joined boss and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation in Switzerland for "acts of criminal mismanagement," the attorney general's office said. … Blatter has appealed his six-year ban from soccer to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He was banned last year after being found guilty of unethical conduct relating to a $2 million payment by FIFA, the world governing body, in 2011 to Michel Platini, president of Europe's governing body. … In the Europa League final 16, Liverpool eliminated host Manchester United with a 1-1 tie that sealed a 3-1 aggregate win. Host Sevilla, seeking a third straight title, beat Basel 3-0 to advance by 3-0 aggregate. Dortmund won 2-1 at Tottenham for a 5-1 aggregate win.

tennis: David Goffin beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif. In matches late Wednesday, Novak Djokovic beat Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, Kei Nishikori outlasted John Isner 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5), and Serena Williams beat defending champion Simona Halep 6-4, 6-3.

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