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More athletes out due to covid; USWNT loses opener

As the coronavirus pandemic looms over the Tokyo Games, competition began in softball and women’s soccer. Follow here for the latest news and live updates.

Sweden, which played the Americans to a draw in an April friendly, thoroughly dominated in a manner foreign to the U.S. and its legions of fans, many of whom woke up in the wee hours back home. Sweden outshot the U.S., 16-13, and gained nine corners compared with the U.S.’s three. Sweden manhandled the Americans, winning balls with both speed and strength.

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