RAPIDS’ HOWARD AMONG TEAM USA ROS­TER AD­DI­TIONS

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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.

Foot­notes.

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.

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