David Beckham will sit out tonight when Los Angeles faces FC Dallas in a SuperLiga game and remains questionable for his first scheduled MLS game Sunday.
The midfielder has not practiced because of an injured left ankle, which he turned June 6 during England's European Championship qualifier. Since then, his only game appearances is 16 minutes in an exhibition July 21 against Chelsea.
"He's very frustrated," said L.A. coach Frank Yallop, who characterized Beckham as being "uncomfortable" rather than in pain. "I feel for him, really, because he wants to get going."
MORE MLS: Colorado midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy was suspended two games and fined $1,000 for elbowing Kansas City's Sasha Victorine on July 22.
ADU TO PORTUGAL: Freddy Adu arrived in Lisbon, Portugal to negotiate a contract with Benfica. MLS already has agreed to a $2-million transfer fee for Adu, 18, captain of the U.S. under-20 team who signed with the league in 2003 at age 14.
Team says its rider took EPO
Spain's Iban Mayo tested positive for EPO during the final week of the Tour de France, his team said. If a second test confirms the result, Mayo, who finished 16th, would be the fourth rider to been alleged to dope during the race.
BOXING: Antwun Echols, a former super middleweight champ, was shot in the leg breaking up a fight in Davenport, Iowa, and arrested on separate charges. Police said he sustained a minor wound late Sunday night. Echols (31-7-3) then was charged with possession of cocaine and outstanding warrants for child support, police said.
RODEO: Tag Elliott was released from a Salt Lake City hospital six days after his head hit a 1,500-pound bull. He sustained broken orbital, cheek and jaw bones and needed 10 hours of surgery. Wires will hold together the bones for about six more weeks.
TRACK: Kenta Bell, third in the triple jump at June's U.S. championships, accepted a three-month suspension. He took Methylprednisolone, a prescription drug for which he did not have an exemption as required.