Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the United States women's national team for 30 days.

The U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension, announced Wednesday night.

It follows the arrest of her husband, former Seattle Seahawks NFL player Jerramy Stevens, on suspicion of driving under the influence. Solo was in the car when Stevens was pulled over in Manhattan Beach, Calif., about 1:30 a.m. Monday local time for driving without headlights.

Solo was not arrested or detained. She was in Southern California for training camp with the U.S. national team. The team is preparing for the World Cup starting June. She was released from camp and will not accompany the team to matches next month in Europe.

LeMond doesn't want Armstrong's band lifted

U.S. cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected calls for Lance Armstrong's life ban to be reduced, saying "if there's anybody who deserves a ban, it's this guy."

LeMond said that Armstrong's doping activities "took a good 10 years out of my life." He said the seven-time Tour de France winner was punished not just for doping but for the way he treated people who accused him before he finally admitted his guilt.

LeMond said "I believe everyone deserves a second chance, but it's not like he was positive one time and admitted it and said he's sorry. This is repeated cover up ... there's nothing like it in the history of cycling."


A-Rod consulting Bonds

Alex Rodriguez is getting hitting tips from Barry Bonds as the New York Yankees third baseman prepares to return from a season-long suspension.

"Alex has consulted numerous former players and coaches as he continues to work toward spring training including most recently Edgar Martinez, who worked with him last week in Miami," spokesman Ron Berkowitz said.

Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, is sixth on the career list with 654 homers.

Strawberry's deferred contract auctioned off

The deferred compensation agreement included in Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contract with the New York Mets has been auctioned for $1.3 million by the Internal Revenue Service.

The buyer, only identified as a man, will get a monthly check from the Mets for $8,891.82 over the next 18-plus years.

... Lefthanded pitcher Dontrelle Willis signed a minor league contract with the Brewers with an invitation to major league camp in spring training. ... Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the Giants as he recovers from back surgery. ... Baseball owners and major league umpires have ratified a five-year collective bargaining agreement that extends through the 2019.


Boxing: Boxing champion Jermain Taylor was booked back into jail after a judge revoked his bond in an August firearms case. Taylor had been free after he pleaded not guilty to pointing a gun at a man's head and threatened to shoot three small children at an Arkansas parade Monday.

Auto racing: NASCAR driver Brian Vickers was medically cleared to return to racing in March, just three months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.

Skiing: Downhill world champion Marion Rolland will not be defending her title next month after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Monday. ...Freestyle skier Fabian Boesch became the first men's world champion from Switzerland by winning the slopestyle title in Kreischberg, Austria, while Lisa Zimmermann of Germany took the women's gold.

Colleges: Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87. He was head coach at Utah from 1958 to 1965 and at Iowa from 1966 to 1970.