© 2023
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Sports Report: Landon Donovan Cut From World Cup Roster

Wiki Commons

FIFA World Cup:

American career scoring leader Landon Donovan is among seven players cut as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster. The 32-year-old attacker was bidding to make his fourth World Cup team.


In the NHL playoffs, Montreal skated past the Rangers in overtime 3-2; New York still leads the series 2-1.


In baseball, in the American League, the White Sox beat the Yankees 3-2, Toronto bested Boston 7-2 in a three-game sweep, Texas blew out Detroit 9-2, Tampa Bay defeated Oakland 5-2 in 11, Cleveland slid past Baltimore 8-7 in 13, and Seattle edged Houston 3-1.

In the National League, the Mets trumped the Dodgers 5-3, Miami defeated Philadelphia 4-3, Pittsburgh beat Washington 3-1, Atlanta won against Milwaukee 5-4, St. Louis doubled up Arizona 4-2, and the Cubs beat San Diego 5-1. The San Francisco at Colorado game was suspended at 2-2 in 5 ½ innings due to rain.

Prince Fielder is set to have neck surgery next week and will miss the rest of the season. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says that the herniated disk in Fielder's neck has gotten worse.

Daniels says the team will get a second opinion, but expects the diagnosis to be confirmed.

Fielder had played in 547 consecutive games, then the longest active streak in the majors, before receiving a nerve root block injection Saturday to treat his neck.

President Barack Obama has delivered his speech on tourism at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Obama began a 15-minute speech by saying he was honored to be the first sitting president to visit the baseball shrine, which provided a fitting backdrop. Since it opened in 1939, the Hall of Fame has had more than 160 million visitors.


Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized after comments made in an interview with Inc. Magazine through a series of posts on Twitter. During the interview Mark Cuban admitted to having his own prejudices and bigotries, and stressed the importance of moving forward.