RAPIDS’ HOWARD AMONG TEAM USA ROSTER ADDITIONS
CLEVELAND» Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to Team USA’s roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Team USA coach Bruce Arena also added forward Jozy Altidore, midfielder Darlington Nagbe and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Sunday. Gonzalez’s application to change affiliation from Mexico to the U.S. was approved by FIFA last month, after the deadline for setting the 23man roster for the group phase.
Goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson were dropped, as were midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe and forward Dom Dwyer. Arena had planned in advance to replace Guzan, Johnson and Bedoya.
Bedoya is expecting the birth of his second child next week.
The Americans play their quarterfinal match Wednesday in Philadelphia against a third-place team from another group, likely Honduras, El Salvador or Jamaica.
Texans rookie tailback arrested.
AUSTIN, TEXAS» Houston Texans rookie running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested on drug and weapons charges.
A statement from the University of Texas Police Department in Austin said officers answered a report of the smell of marijuana near a campus dormitory at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. They found three occupied vehicles with marijuana in each and a firearm in one of them. Foreman was among those in the vehicles and was identified by police as the owner of the firearm.
Foreman, a former Longhorns star, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and marijuana possession. He was released on bond.
Foreman rushed for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns as a Texas junior last season and won the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s best collegiate running back. He was selected by the Texans in the third round of the NFL draft.
Diggins-Smith helps Wings win.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS» Skylar DigginsSmith had 26 points and Kaela Davis scored a career-high 23, helping the WNBA’s Dallas Wings overcome an 11-point deficit to beat the Chicago Sky 112-106 in double overtime.
• Bria Hartley scored 15 points for the New York Liberty, which routed the Washington Mystics 85-55.
U.S. team cruises in water polo.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY» Four-time champion Team USA began defense of its women’s water polo title with a 24-2 rout of South Africa at the world championships of swimming and diving. Jamie Neushul scored a game-high six goals.
• After a disappointing performance Saturday, China bounced back with two gold medals and a silver medal in diving events.
K-State’s Snyder will write book.
WICHITA» Longtime Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder is planning to write a children’s book.
According to the Wichita Eagle, publisher Kraken Books announced that the 77-year-old Snyder will write a book titled “Take It From Me.”
Snyder is preparing to coach his 26th season at Kansas State this fall.
Bob Wolff, the only sportscaster to call play-by-play of championships in all four major North American professional team sports, died Saturday night. He was 96. Rick Wolff said his father died peacefully at his home in Nyack, N.Y. Wolff called the only perfect game in World Series history when the Yankees’ Don Larsen accomplished the feat against Brooklyn in 1956, and was behind the mike for Baltimore’s overtime victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 NFL title game . ... Luc Mbah a Moute signed a one-year contract to play for the Houston Rockets.