The Earthquakes added two veteran defenders and a midfielder in the Major League Soccer's re-entry draft Friday.

San Jose bolstered its defense with right-side back Dan Gargan of the Chicago Fire and central defender Ty Harden of Toronto FC and also picked winger Bryan Jordan of the Los Angeles Galaxy.

General manager John Doyle said the team already has come to terms with Gargan, who will be Steven Beitashour's backup. San Jose has seven days to make offers to Harden and Jordan.

The Quakes were the most active team in the draft.

The moves made sense after they traded center back Ike Opara to Sporting Kansas City this week for a second-round college draft pick. The team had declined options on five players after the season, and Doyle said fullback Jed Zayner also is not returning.

"We lost a little of depth that we let go, and we're now getting our depth back," Doyle said.

None of the 19 MLS teams picked any of the five Quakes players in the draft. As a result, Jean Alexandre, Ramiro Corrales, Joey Gjertsen, Khari Stephenson and Tim Ward are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to all clubs. Corrales is expected to return to San Jose as a player/coach.

Swimming

Former Cal star Lauren Boyle celebrated her 25th birthday by winning a bronze medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in Istanbul. She finished in 4 minutes, 1.24 seconds. Melanie Costa Schmid won in 4:01.08, followed by American Chloe Sutton at 4:01.20.


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Former Cal sprinter Anthony Ervin won a bronze in the men's 50 freestyle in 20.99 seconds. Vladimir Morozov won in 20.55, with Florent Manaudou next in 20.88. Cal grad Tom Shields set a U.S. record in the 50 butterfly, clocking 22.58 in the semifinals. The final is Saturday. American Ryan Lochte broke his own world record in the men's 200 individual medley, finishing eight laps in 1:49.63.

Winter sports

Derek Couture had the hat trick, leading host Ontario to a 7-0 ECHL rout of San Francisco. The Bulls play at Bakersfield on Saturday, then face Stockton on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at HP Pavilion, the home of the San Jose Sharks.

  • Cal graduate K.C. Oakley of Piedmont was named to the U.S. moguls freestyle ski team. She joined Sho Kashima of South Lake Tahoe on the A team. The World Cup season opens Saturday in Ruka, Finland. Oakley, 24, was the 2012 World Cup rookie of the year after placing ninth in her specialty.

  • Brita Sigourney of Carmel outpointed South Lake Tahoe's Maddie Bowman to win the women's half-pipe final at the Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge, Colo.

    Pro basketball

    All five Idaho starters scored in double figures, led by Joel Freeland's 22 points, and the Stampede (1-6) posted a 105-91 NBA D-League victory over the visiting Santa Cruz Warriors (4-2). Travis Leslie had 25 points for the Warriors.

  • Former Saint Mary's forward Clint Steindl was selected to play for the North All-Star team as a reserve in the annual National Basketball League All-Star Game on Dec. 22 in Adelaide, Australia. He is averaging 6 points and 2 rebounds in 11 games as a rookie for the Cairns Taipans.

    High schools

    The California Interscholastic Federation said the state championship football bowl games will remain at the Home Depot Center for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The Carson stadium has hosted the bowl games each year since their inception in 2006. CIF executive director Roger Blake said the bowl games and the state basketball championships will alternate between Southern California and Northern California starting in 2015.

    Horse racing

    The fall meet at Golden Gate Fields concludes with nine-race cards Saturday and Sunday. First post is 12:45 p.m. Closing weekend will be highlighted by the $50,000 Oakland Stakes on Saturday.

    Staff and wire services contributed to this report.