Spanish league champion Atletico Madrid has left three stars off its depleted roster for a game Sunday against the Earthquakes in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

Manager Diego Simeone didn't include Diego Godin, Tiago Mendes and newcomer Mario Mandzukic on the 22-man roster that was announced Thursday. Mandzukic, who scored 18 goals for Bayern Munich last season, just arrived at camp Thursday.

Only five players who appeared in the UEFA Champions League final in May are coming for games against the Earthquakes and Club America on Wednesday in Mexico City.

But the roster is filled with more than enough talent to challenge the Quakes and America in a tour sponsored by the Spanish government. Simeone is bringing 16 first-team players and six homegrown players.

Because Atletico is straddled with millions of dollars of debt, the team had to jettison its biggest names from last season. Chelsea of the English Premier League benefited the most by acquiring striker Diego Costa and defender Filipe Luis. Atletico also lost striker David Villa to New York City FC, a 2015 MLS expansion team.

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Colleges

A Jan. 17 home game against defending national champion Connecticut highlights the 2014-15 Stanford men's basketball schedule. UConn's visit to Maples Pavilion follows Stanford's 53-51 win over the Huskies last season in Hartford, Connecticut. Stanford opens Nov. 14 at home against Wofford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, then faces South Dakota on Nov. 16 in the same event. The Cardinal opens Pac-12 play Jan. 2 at home against either Washington or Washington State. Pairings of conference weekend matchups have yet to be announced.


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Golf

Curtis Luck beat Danville's Joshua McCarthy 5 and 4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Woodlands, Texas. McCarthy ousted Dwight Cauthen 4 and 3 in the second round at the Jack Nicklaus-designed The Club at Carlton Woods.

  • Concord's Yealimi Noh and Palo Alto's Anna Zhou were both eliminated in the second round of the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur in Flagstaff, Arizona. Cindy Ha beat Noh 3 and 2, and Princess Mary Superal beat Zhou 3 and 2 at the Meadow Course.

  • San Jose State's Cody Blick shot a 5-under 65 and was tied for sixth at the Pacific Coast Amateur in Flagstaff.

    Danville's Blick was at 7-under 203 at Pine Canyon Club, nine shots behind leader Cory Pereira (62). Former Saint Mary's College golfer Dalan Refioglu (70) and Livermore's Tanner Hughes (71) were at 207.

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    Spokane was assigned former San Ramon Valley High and Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick.

    Staff writers Elliott Almond and Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.