U.S. women’s goalie takes leave from club team

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.

The Reign said the Olympic goaltender has been granted personal leave but didn’t say how long Solo would be away.

It’s been a rough time for the record-breaking goalkeeper. On Wednesday she was suspended after calling the Swedes “cowards” for their defensive style of play after the U.S. was ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals of the Rio Games.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English season.


RECORD BROKEN: Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meet in Paris.

The 19-year-old Jebet, born in Kenya but running for Bahrain, clocked 8 minutes, 52.78 seconds. The previous record was 8:58.81 by Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia at the 2008 Beijing Games.


CONNECTICUT OPEN: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland completed a dominating week, beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final at New Haven.

Radwanska didn’t drop a set during the tournament. She took control of the final from the start, winning 20 of the first 27 points to take a 5-0 lead.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won his first ATP World Tour title, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in North Carolina.


CRIM FESTIVAL: Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan, led the men’s division of the 40th annual road race in Flint,Michigan, with a time of 47 minutes 23 seconds over 10 miles.

Joan Aiyabei of Kenya finished in 55:37, winning the women’s division.


WNBA: Washington guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the season because she’s pregnant with her first child.

Hartley is averaging 6.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. The Mystics signed guard Leilani Mitchell after putting Hartley on the suspended list.


COLLEGE: Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 victory against Hawaii in college football’s season opener at Sydney.

Khalfani Muhammad had 94 yards rushing and one touchdown, and Chad Hansen had 14 receptions for 160 yards and two scores to help Cal win the game played Down Under both as a tourism initiative and to increase awareness of American football in the country.


SPANISH VUELTA: Nairo Quintana successfully attacked Chris Froome on the demanding summit finish of the eighth stage to take over the lead of the grand tour at La Camperona.

Sergey Lagutin of Russia won the 113-mile stage from Villalpando finishing at the category-one La Camperona summit in just over four hours. It was Lagutin’s first big win.

– News service report