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Greeley gets All-America certificate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Clemson men's track & field team concluded its 2007 outdoor season late Friday at the NCAA Championships at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex. The Tigers finished with 12 points and five different student-athletes earned All-America honors.

Former Northwestern standout Mitch Greeley earned his first outdoor All-America certificate and second overall in the pole vault. A 2006 indoor All-American, Greeley cleared 17'6.5" and finished in a tie for fourth place.

The junior from Rock Hill did not miss a jump on his first three bars before falling short on three attempts at 17'10.5". He became the first outdoor All-American in Clemson history with his performance. He was also the first All-American for the Tiger program in the indoor pole vault.-

• PRO BASKETBALL -- A judge ordered Milwaukee Bucks forward Ruben Patterson to pay a $1,000 fine for failing to register as a convicted sex offender after he moved into a new neighborhood.

Patterson, 31, pleaded no contest Friday to the misdemeanor charge, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters. The fine was the maximum amount Hamilton County Municipal Judge Ted Berry could have imposed.

Authorities sought the charge after a neighbor complained last month. Patterson moved into a $3.4 million home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill last November, according to county records.

• SOCCER -- Brian Ching scored in the first half and Landon Donovan became the U.S. career points leader when he fed Eddie Johnson for a second-half goal as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.

Ching scored his fifth international goal in the 29th minute off a long pass from Justin Mapp, and Johnson doubled the lead in the 54th, scoring his 10th goal for the United States, his first since Feb. 19, 2006. Donovan got his 25th assist to go along with 30 international goals, and with 85 points he moved one ahead of Eric Wynalda for the career lead.

The United States improved to 6-0-1 since Bob Bradley replaced Bruce Arena as coach and remained undefeated in 21 group-play games.

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