Sports Shorts: Donovan's 2 goals lift US in friendly win vs. Guatemala

2013-07-06T00:00:00Z Sports Shorts: Donovan's 2 goals lift US in friendly win vs. GuatemalaStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

SAN DIEGO - Landon Donovan scored two goals in his return to the U.S. national team, and the Americans defeated Guatemala 6-0 Friday night in a friendly match preceding the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Playing his first match for the U.S. since Aug. 15, 2012, Donovan scored his 50th international goal, extending his American record, on a penalty kick in the 55th minute to put the Americans up 2-0. His 51st came in the 74th minute on an assist from Stuart Holden.

The U.S. controlled possession throughout. Herculez Gomez made it 1-0 in the 42nd minute, and the U.S. attack took off in the second half, with goals also from Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson and Alejandro Bedoya.

• FC Tucson begins a final stretch of four home soccer matches tonight, when it takes on Xolos of Menlo Soccer League at 7:30 at Kino Sports Complex North Field No. 5. Xolos was the winner of the Chapman Tucson Champions League, a tournament among the champions from four Tucson-area adult leagues. Beforehand, Tucson Soccer Academy FC will face Phoenix Del Sol at 5:15 p.m. The local women's team leads the WPSL's Big Sky-North Division with 15 points. Phoenix is second with 12.

NBA

Stevens calls Celtics' job 'incredible honor'

WALTHAM, Mass. - Brad Stevens says he had no desire to leave Butler - until the Celtics called. Seventeen championships. Bill Russell. Red Auerbach. It was all too much for the 36-year-old Stevens to resist.

Boston introduced its 17th coach Friday at the team's practice facility, and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Stevens was his first choice to replace Doc Rivers. "First of all, the Boston Celtics, like, wow -that is an incredible feeling," Stevens said about last week's phone call from Ainge. "It's an incredible honor."

Stevens received a six-year deal worth a reported $22 million and became the youngest head coach in the NBA.

Miscellaneous

Rams' status unclear after dome deal fails

ST. LOUIS - The organization that runs the Edward Jones Dome has made it official: The facility will not get a publicly funded $700 million upgrade that the St. Louis Rams requested, possibly leaving the city without an NFL team for the second time in almost 30 years. The Rams can now break their lease with the dome after the 2014 season. The St. Louis Cardinals left for Arizona in 1987.

• Maryland running back Wes Brown is a "person of interest" in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore and was arrested this week after allegedly assaulting a police officer who tried to question him about it, police said Friday.

• On the first day of NHL free agency, Detroit agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract with Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson and added Stephen Weiss from Florida on Friday. Ottawa acquired forward Bobby Ryan in a trade with Anaheim, Edmonton signed former Boston defenseman Andrew Ference and forward Saku Koivu, 38, is returning to Anaheim after signing a one-year deal.

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