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U.S. Leads Europe Over Water-Logged Ryder Cup
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) -- After a long rain delay, the Americans have rallied for a narrow Ryder Cup lead at the end of the first day.

None of the four matches was completed, but the U.S. team was leading in two and all square in another. Europe was leading one match, a swing from the situation when play was halted at midmorning because drenching showers made Celtic Manor unplayable.

Europe was ahead in three matches before a delay of more than seven hours seemed to sap the home team's momentum. It also prompted officials to make a drastic schedule change, hoping to avoid the first Monday finish in Ryder Cup history.

There will be six alternating-shot matches in the second session, followed by a third session with four foursomes and two alternating-shot matches.

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