Four members of Western Conference leader FC Dallas will be in the starting lineup for the Major League Soccer all-star team that will take on English Premier League club Fulham at the league's all-star game.
The Dallas contingent includes both strikers: Carlos Ruiz and U.S. national team forward Eddie Johnson, along with defender Greg Vanney and midfielder Ronnie O'Brien.
The New England Revolution will have three starters at the July 30 game in Columbus, Ohio, -- midfielders Clint Dempsey and Shalrie Joseph and goalkeeper Matt Reis.
The other starters are midfielders Landon Donovan of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Amado Guevara of the MetroStars and defenders Eddie Pope of Real Salt Lake and Jimmy Conrad of the Kansas City Wizards.
League Commissioner Don Garber said that reserves would be announced today.
* COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina admitted to 10 NCAA violations committed under former football coach Lou Holtz in a report released yesterday. Five of the violations were classified as major.
The report was prepared jointly by the NCAA enforcement staff and the university and has been forwarded to the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, which can accept, reject or modify the proposed penalties.
The school found violations occurred when prospective student-athletes were given impermissible tutoring sessions and offseason workouts from 1999 to 2002.
South Carolina was also found to have a lack of institutional control.
The school proposed two years of probation; a reduction from 56 to 50 paid campus visits for football recruits this year and next; and a loss of two football scholarships for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years.
Holtz retired at the end of last season and was replaced by Steve Spurrier.
* PRO FOOTBALL: The Tennessee Titans' top draft pick, Adam Jones, surrendered to police on charges of assault and felony vandalism stemming from a fight at a nightclub in Nashville. Jones was released from custody after posting bond. He did not comment to reporters as he left the jail.
* HIGH SCHOOLS: Greg Paulus, the nation's top high school football player, and volleyball phenom Cynthia Barboza were named Gatorade national high school players of the year.
Paulus, a senior from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y., led his school to its first state football championship. But Paulus's future will be playing basketball at Duke. He averaged 26.8 points, 8.2 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals last season.
Barboza, a senior from Woodrow Wilson Classical High in Long Beach, Calif., is a two-time Gatorade national volleyball player of the year. She plans to attend Stanford.
* AWARDS: Cyclist Lance Armstrong won male athlete of the year for the third consecutive time, and golfer Annika Sorenstam earned female athlete honors at the 13th annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Tiger Woods returned to his winning ways after being shut out last year for the first time since 1999. He won best golfer, his record 16th honor at the made-for-TV awards.
Sorenstam's victory gave her seven career ESPYs, breaking a tie with Barry Bonds for second on the all-time list.
-- From News Services