Sports Digest

Ryder Cup captain Love qualifies for British Open

PLANO, Texas — Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III was among eight players who qualified for the British Open on Monday, giving him a spot in all four majors for the first time since 2007.

Brian Davis of England was the medalist at Gleneagles Country Club with a 6-under 64, while Chad Campbell finished one shot behind. The 36-hole qualifier was reduced to 18 holes because of heavy rain that caused a six-hour delay.

The British Open will be played July 15-17 at Royal St. George's.

Hunter-Reay gets ridefor the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — An Andretti and a Foyt are teaming up to put Ryan Hunter-Reay back in the Indianapolis 500.

After a disastrous weekend for Michael Andretti's team, the owner and his father's old rival have reached a deal to get Hunter-Reay, the only American to win an IndyCar race since April 2008, into A.J. Foyt's No. 41 car for Sunday's race.

The paperwork likely will be filed today and must be approved. Hunter-Reay will have to start from the back of the field.

Padres demote leadoff batter Venable to Triple-A

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres shook up their light-hitting offense by demoting leadoff batter Will Venable to Triple-A Tucson.

Venable was hitting just .224 with no homers in 134 at-bats. He was one of a handful of returning players the Padres were counting on to have a solid season offensively, along with several new players.

The move came in the midst of a brutal slump at Petco Park. San Diego has lost four of its first five in an eight-game homestand, scoring just five runs on 29 hits with 52 strikeouts.

Spanish cyclist Tondo dies in garage accident

MADRID — Spanish cyclist Xavier Tondo died in a freak accident Monday after he was crushed between his car and a garage door in southern Spain, a Civil Guard spokesman said.

Tondo, 32, was killed while trying to take his car out of the garage in a residential complex outside Granada, spokesman Juan Carlos Lopez said.

He said the cyclist got out of the car to try to get the garage door to open but his car rolled forward and pinned him against the door. The official said another person was in the front passenger seat at the time.

Adu called up for Spain exhibition, Gold Cup

CHICAGO — Freddy Adu is getting another chance.

The former phenom was selected to the U.S. roster for next month's Gold Cup on Monday, the first time in almost two years he's been included in coach Bob Bradley's plans. Adu has been playing at Rizespor in Turkey's second division since January.

The Americans will begin reporting Thursday to training camp in Cary, N.C. They have a June 4 exhibition in Foxborough, Mass., against World Cup champion Spain, followed by the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The Americans open group play June 7 in Detroit against Canada. They play Panama on June 11 in Tampa, Fla., and Guadeloupe on June 14 at Kansas City, Kan.

Compiled from wire reports

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