Compiled from wire reports
Hope Solo takes indefinite leave from Seattle Reign
•?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 announced Saturday that the Olympic goaltender has been granted personal leave. The team did not say how long Solo would be away.
•?Ethan Finlay and Justin Meram scored and the Columbus Crew beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. Finlay put Meram’s wide cross into the right corner to open the scoring for the Crew (5-9-11) in the 32nd minute. Columbus’ Wil Trapp (University of Akron) left the game with a first-half injury after he made head-to-head contact with Shaun Francis as both went for a header.
Miami dismisses starters for NCAA violations
•?Miami threw two defensive starters off its team for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars. Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace were “permanently dismissed.”
•?Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the season after tearing the Achilles tendon he first tore in February. Coach David Cutcliffe said that the redshirt senior will have surgery to repair the partial tear.
•?Two Western Michigan freshmen have been arrested and suspended from the team. Coach P.J. Fleck and team officials said in a statement Saturday that linebacker Ron George and wide receiver Bryson White were suspended after being arrested early Saturday off campus.
Radwanska beats Svitolina at Connecticut Open
•?Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska completed a dominating week at the Connecticut Open, beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final then spraying her coaches and friends with champagne.
•?Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the Winston-Salem Open.
Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet sets steeplechase record
•?Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday. Meanwhile, Kendra Harrison won the 100 hurdles without beating her own record. The 19-year-old Jebet, born in Kenya and running for Bahrain, clocked 8 minutes, 52.78 seconds at Stade de France.
•?Washington Mystics guard Bria Hartley will miss the rest of the season because she is pregnant. The team signed Leilani Mitchell, who played for Australia at the Olympics.
— From wire reports