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Sonoran Hot Reads: Kevin Cordes finishes 4th in 100-meter breaststroke final

The former Wildcat almost earned a medal in Rio

Swimming - Olympics: Day 2 Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images

One of 13 Arizona Wildcats in Rio got a chance at medaling on Sunday night, and UA swimmer Kevin Cordes came just about as close as you can get without actually reaching the medal stand. He touched the wall in 59.22 seconds, finishing fourth, just 0.35 seconds after bronze medalist and fellow Team USA member Cody Miller. "I’m competing in the Olympic Games representing the U.S. and I made the final," Cordes told the Chicago Tribune. "I can’t ask for much more."

- Cordes is also the next UA athlete to compete, as he swims the 200-meter breaststroke on Tuesday

- The Arizona alum with the most success on Sunday though was Jim Furyk, who shot the first-ever 58 in a PGA Tour event


- We’ve gotten a few questions about Mike Bibby Jr. over on our Facebook page. The Shadow Mountain point guard and Arizona Basketball Player of the Year signed with South Florida on Friday


- September 3rd will be an historic(?) day when Arizona and ASU kickoff their games at the same time, with both of them playing in the Greater Phoenix area

- There are fewer names to keep an eye on now that the 2017 class is up to 25 members

- One guy you should keep an eye on from the 2016 class? Wide receiver Shawn Poindexter, who has brought a lot of attention to himself, and not just because he’s quite tall


- Zach Gibbons hit his second home run of the year in a 9-4 Orem win over Helena

- Cody Deason’s Mat-Su Miners won the Alaska Baseball League. Deason gave up just four earned runs in 19 innings this summer

Tucson news

- Voting is open in the Final Four of our Tucson Restaurant Tournament until Friday

- Burglars were able to get away with two bikes from Arizona Cyclist and they need your help finding them

- There was a shooting at Stone and Roger