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solo takes leave from pro team

SEATTLE — 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 making disparaging remarks about Sweden's team at the Olympics. The Reign said Saturday that the goalie has been granted personal leave. It did not say how long Solo, 35, would be away.

Solo was suspended Wednesday and had her contract with the national team terminated for calling the Swedes "cowards" for their defensive style of play after they ousted the United States, the defending champion, in the Olympic quarterfinals.

More soccer: Marcus Rashford came off the bench and scored two minutes into injury time to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull in the English Premier League. United (3-0-0) was atop the standings with Chelsea, which beat visiting Burnley 3-0.

ET CETERA

arena football: Philadelphia won its second ArenaBowl title, beating Arizona 56-42 late Friday.

horses: Arrogate won the Grade I $1.25 million Travers Stakes by 131/2 lengths, finishing the 11/4-mile race in 1 minute, 59.36 seconds, a race record at Saratoga in New York. American Freedom was second, Gun third.

little league: Endwell, N.Y., and South Korea meet for the World Series title today (3, Ch. 28) in South Williamsport, Pa., after Endwell beat Goodlettsville, Tenn., 4-2 in the U.S. final and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 in the international bracket.

tennis: John McEnroe said he won't work with Milos Raonic during the U.S. Open, which begins Monday, "for Milos' sake, for ESPN and my sake." Raonic hired McEnroe as a consultant before Wimbledon, at which McEnroe worked as a TV commentator. The only Raonic match McEnroe called for ESPN was the final; he was asked to provide Raonic insight instead of typical analysis. ESPN also has the U.S. Open.

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