SOCCERQuestions over Cuban team
When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't tell the players with a scorecard. Coach Raul Gonzalez said 19 of the 23 men on his roster will be available for today's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in Baltimore against the United States.
Cuba's sports teams have a history of defections, and Gonzalez avoided saying which four players won't be suiting up. The Associated Press previously reported forward Keiler Garcia defected in Chicago ahead of Cuba's opener against Mexico and backup goalkeeper Arael Arguellez disappeared before the team traveled to Arizona for its second match, against Trinidad and Tobago. Midfielders Dario Suarez and Aricheel Hernandez were listed as absent on Wednesday's lineup sheet before the 1-0 win over Guatemala in North Carolina. Univision reported that midfielder Ariel Martinez was not with the team.
Top Bolivian official arrested
Police in Bolivia have arrested the president of the nation's soccer federation for alleged corruption. The investigation into Carlos Chavez and other top figures in Bolivian soccer followed accusations by U.S. authorities in May of corruption among top leaders of FIFA, international soccer's governing body. The coach of one club in Bolivia's soccer league accused Chavez of embezzling funds.
GOLFLI's Park has Symetra Tour lead
Annie Park of Levittown shot 5-under-par 67 and has a three-shot lead through two rounds of the LPGA's Symetra Tour Danielle Downey Classic in Rochester, N.Y. . . . Alan Specht of Wheatley Hills Golf Club won the Long Island Amateur Championship at Southward Ho Country Club in Bay Shore, defeating Darin Goldstein of Noyac Golf Club, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final.
Bianchi dies from F1 injuries
The family of Jules Bianchi says the French Formula One driver has died from head injuries suffered in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix. The news was later confirmed by the Manor F1 team. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the Oct. 5 accident, in which he collided at high speed with a mobile crane which was being used to pick up another crashed car.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Avermaet edges Sagan
Greg van Avermaet of the BMC team won Stage 13 of the Tour de France with a finishing burst in Rodez that pushed Peter Sagan into a second-place finish for the fourth time at this year's race. Leader Chris Froome is still 2 minutes, 52 seconds ahead of Tejay van Garderen, and Nairo Quintana is still third, 3:09 back. -- AP