Sports in Brief: U.S. women soccer team off to camp
Midfielder Carli Lloyd (Delran), defender Christie Rampone, goalkeeper Hope Solo and striker Abby Wambach are part of the 28-player roster invited to training camp for the United States women's soccer team as it prepares to play China on May 27 at PPL Park in Chester.
are part of the 28-player roster invited to training camp for the United States women's soccer team as it prepares to play China on May 27 at PPL Park in Chester.
The roster for the exhibition game was announced Wednesday by coach Pia Sundhage. Also named are current and former Independence players including goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, defender Heather Mitts, midfielders Lori Lindsey and Amy Rodriguez, and striker Lauren Cheney.
Former Villanova goalkeeper Jill Loyden and Lehigh defender Gina Lewandowski are also on the squad.
The U.S. team will train at Princeton, N.J., from May 10 to 25 for the penultimate match before the London Olympics. Sundhage will choose 18 players for the match with China.
Striker Radamel Falcao, who won last year with Porto, again decided the Europa League final, scoring twice in the first half to lead Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in in Bucharest, Romania.
In Harrison, N.J., Kenny Cooper scored his eighth goal of the season and the injury-riddled New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo for their third straight 1-0 Major league Soccer victory.
Seattle defender Leo Gonzalez missed the Sounders' game against Dallas in Frisco, texas, after being suspended and fined for stomping on the leg of the Union's Sheanon Williams late in last Saturday's game.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney endured a miserable debut as a racehorse owner when his two-year-old colt Pippy finished last in its first race, the Manor House Stables Lily Agnes Stakes in Chester, England.
BASKETBALL: Two-time All-America center Brittney Griner of Baylor is recovering from a broken right wrist sustained in a longboard accident.
Coach Kim Mulkey said Griner will be in a cast for four weeks.
The school released no other details about the injury on the longboard, an elongated skateboard.
GOLF: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said the Masters is "too important" for the tour to take it off its official schedule, even though Augusta National has never had a female member in its 80-year history.
"We have concluded a number of times now - and we have certainly not moved off of this - that we are not going to give up the Masters as a tournament on our tour," Finchem said. "It's too important. And so at the end of the day, the membership of that club have to determine their membership. They are not doing anything illegal."
The PGA Tour does not run the Masters or any of the other three majors.
TENNIS: Roger Federer rallied to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4) at the Madrid Open, to narrowly avoid his earliest tournament exit in two years.
Rafael Nadal had an easier time in his first match on the blue clay earlier as he beat Nikolay Davydenko, 6-2, 6-2.
- Staff and wire reports