Sports briefs: Landon Donovan selected for 23-man U.S. roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup
Soccer • Landon Donovan is getting a chance to earn back his spot on the U.S. national team.
The three-time World Cup veteran was picked Thursday for the 23-man roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup and can end an absence of nearly 11 months. Defender Oguchi Onyewu, who hasn't played an international match in more than a year, also was selected. But U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann omitted Carlos Bocanegra. The U.S. captain at the 2010 World Cup, Bocanegra was among 12 players cut from the preliminary roster announced May 31.
Forward Jack McInerney, tied for the Major League Soccer lead with 10 goals, and defender Corey Ashe could make their national team debuts.
Lochte, Franklin make finals again
Swimming • Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte will compete in the finals for the third straight night after posting two of the top times Thursday at the U.S. national championships.
Franklin qualified second in the 50 back at 28.15 seconds, behind Rachel Bootsma. Lochte had the top qualifying time in the 100 butterfly, 52.08 seconds, an event he rarely swims.
From wire reports
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