The U.S. opens its campaign for the World Cup on June 8 against Antigua & Barbuda in Tampa.
The team already is scheduled to face Guatemala on June 23 at Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City, and Jamaica on Sept. 11 in Columbus, Ohio.
The four teams in Group A play each other home and away during the round-robin qualifying.
Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA player of the year, signed with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro less than a week after leaving Flamengo and suing the team for unpaid wages.
Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton was arrested for disturbing the peace after being involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in Liverpool.
Barton served 77 days in jail in 2008 after a street fight in Liverpool.
Elsewhere: Italy defender Andrea Barzagli may miss the European Championship because of a calf injury. . . . Chelsea agreed to terms with Lille for playmaker Eden Hazard, who is the English club's second most expensive signing at a reported $41 million.
COLLEGES: Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the BCS can't be maintained in its current form.
Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said conference presidents would choose to keep the current BCS system as is if there were a vote today. But he added change appears to be inevitable. In the plus-one format, the bowl games would be played, and then the top two teams would meet for the title.
While it prefers the plus-one model, the conference seems willing to listen to proposals for a playoff system. Either way, commissioner Jim Delany acknowledged, the current poll-based system is flawed. A selection committee might be an option in picking the postseason teams, Delany said.
Ohio State said coach Urban Meyer suspended senior tight end Jake Stoneburner and junior offensive tackle Jack Mewhort - both projected starters - after they were arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. The school said it had no further comment.
CYCLING: Veteran rider Thor Hushovd will not compete in the Tour de France this year because he is still recovering from a viral infection. At last year's Tour, the 34-year-old Norwegian wore the race leader's yellow jersey for seven days and won two stages. He also won the green jersey for best sprinter in 2005 and 2009.
OLYMPICS: The International Olympic Committee is making its annual visit to inspect Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics. Coordination commission leader Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC executive director Gilbert Felli, and 16 committee members will stay in Rio through Wednesday.
- Staff and wire reports