- The Washington Times - Monday, May 23, 2011


Adu is named to U.S. roster for Gold Cup

CHICAGO | Freddy Adu has been selected to the U.S. roster for next month’s Gold Cup as well as a June 4 exhibition against World Cup champion Spain, the first time in two years he’s been selected.

The 21-year-old midfielder has struggled to fulfill the potential he showed when he joined D.C. United at age 14, being left off the World Cup team last summer. But he’s played regularly at Rizespor in Turkey.

U.S. coach Bob Bradley’s 23-man roster is heavy on veterans, including Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore and captain Carlos Bocanegra. The Americans, defending Gold Cup champions, open group play against Canada on June 7 in Detroit.


Reds send struggling Volquez to Triple-A

PHILADELPHIA | The Cincinnati Reds sent former All-Star right-hander Edinson Volquez to the minors.

Volquez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville along with right-hander Jordan Smith before Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Volquez was 3-2 with a 6.35 ERA in 10 starts. He won 17 games and was an All-Star in 2008.

Utilityman Todd Frazier and lefty Matt Maloney were called up to fill the roster spots.


Ex-F1 champ Raikkonen to make Nationwide debut Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make his Nationwide Series debut Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Raikkonen was listed on the entry release that came out Monday as driver for the No. 87 Toyota for NEMCO Motorsports.

Raikkonen, the 2007 F1 champ, made his NASCAR debut Friday night with a 15th-place finish in the Camping World Truck Series race driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

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