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First round delayed

PRIDDIS, Alta.—Stephanie Meadow didn’t mind the inclement weather conditions during the first round of the LPGA’s Canadian Open yesterday.

After a lightning delay that lasted nearly three hours, Meadow didn’t miss a beat as she birdied her final two holes to take the clubhouse lead at six-under 66 before play eventually was suspended because of darkness.

U.S. keeper suspended

CHICAGO—U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo yesterday was suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defence rather than attacking the three-time defending champion U.S. team.

Speedo USA becomes the first major sponsor to drop Lochte

Ryan Lochte lost his first major sponsor when Speedo USA announced Monday it was dumping the swimmer over a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics that he initially described as an armed robbery.

In a brief statement, Speedo USA said it would donate $50,000 of Lochte’s fee to Save The Children to benefit needy youngsters in Brazil.