USA Cycling has endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson against incumbent President Pat McQuaid in a contentious election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cyclings reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession. The culture of doping within the sport largely stained McQuaids two-term tenure. Thursday’s Photos of the day USA Cycling has raised concerns about the legitimacy of McQuaids nomination for the presidency after he failed to gain support from his home Irish federation and Switzerland, where he lives. He is running with support from Malaysia and Thailand. USA Cycling said in endorsing Cookson on Wednesday that he is best qualified to lead UCI and rebuild trust in the organization. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Caption SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle Team USA again denied Emirates Team New Zealand an America’s Cup-clinching victory on Friday, snatching the lead in Race 13 and riding it to the finish. The win by the defending champion came after what appeared to be a certain Kiwi victory was thwarted by light winds that caused the day’s first race to be abandoned due to a time limit to complete the race. The USA must still win six more races in a row to keep New Zealand from the one victory it needs to wrest yachting’s coveted Cup from the hands of Oracle team owner Larry Ellison. “It was really a great day,” said Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill. “Sometimes things go your way, and we’re going to take it.” New Zealand skipper Dean Barker described the day as “frustrating,” saying “we know we can win this thing.” In the race that was completed, the Kiwis beat the USA over the starting line and rounded the first mark a few seconds ahead of Oracle. The defending champion snatched the lead back in a cross-over that resulted in New Zealand being tagged with a penalty. Oracle dodge to avoid colliding with New Zealand but jumped ahead and grabbed onto a lead that grew through the pivotal upwind third leg of the race. The USA remained in control of the race and crossed the finish a minute and 24 seconds ahead of the Kiwis. The Oracle victory came in a Race 13 rematch after light winds forced the first attempt at the race to be halted when the 40-minute time limit was reached as the Kiwis sailed unchallenged toward the finish. The Kiwis and the defending champions were nearly even at the start and the USA was ahead slightly as the catamarans crept slowly around the first gate. After days of high-speed racing on the bay, the AC72 catamarans seemed to be moving in slow motion as the teams jockeyed to catch puffs of the capriciously shifting breeze. New Zealand seized a lead that continued to grow, rounding the third gate more than two minutes ahead of the USA. The Kiwis were racing the clock rather than the USA from that point forward, but failed to make it past the final marker before time expired. “It’s a shame really,” said New Zealand tactician Ray Davies.
It’s not a safe bet that Ryan Lochte will be on the American roster, but USA Swimming should do everything in its power to convince him to attend. He’ll be adjusting to a new training group, whether in the States or abroad, and might want to take the fall and winter to acclimate to the new surroundings. If he decides to show up for nationals in December, he could extend his taper for the Duel in the Pool. His appearance would be a big draw for the meet, as he’s a popular face in every part of the globe, and he could score points in virtually in event on the program. Breaststroke will suffer if Kevin Cordes is not part of the group, a strong possibility since Arizona puts in a good rest for nationals in order to qualify the majority of the team for NCAAs. Mike Alexandrov is always a clutch performer for the USA, and it’s likely he’ll step up to score points. BJ Johnson could also be a big point scorer in the breaststroke, but graduate school studies at Stanford might be keeping him in the libraries more than the pool this season. Cody Miller, a senior at Indiana, could be another multiple-event swimmer for the USA, and if school doesn’t bog him down, the Americans could use his help in the breaststroke and IM races. Three swimmers who could step up in just about any event (except breaststroke) at the Duel in the Pool are wild cards, just like Lochte. Are Ricky Berens, Matt Grevers and Tyler Clary weighing the possibilities of a pre-holiday trip to Scotland for the chance to build up some crucial gift-buying funds? These three could also do some damage to the American records in short course meters, and the chance to add your name to the record book should be an enticing carrot to hang in front of them. And then there’s Anthony Ervin. He’ll be coming off a big tour of the Middle East and Asia in the FINA World Cup. Will he have had enough of travel, even if it means missing another meet with cash on the line?
to 11 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. That represents 22 episodes of the program roughly a seasons worth of shows in a seven-day span. At that rate, critics might charge, USA is likely to blow through the programs four seasons in record time (though its not as if ABC hasnt run the episodes multiple times as well). But McCumber said USA is not expecting an immediate ratings surge hinged on the shows debut.
The goal was the Dynamo first from a free kick since May 26, and their first from a deadball situation since July 13. The Dynamo have scored seven goals from set pieces this season. We always try and take advantage of them, said assistant coach Wade Barrett, who handled bench coaching duties vs. Philadelphia with Dominic Kinnear suspended. We have guys who have really good service and have some good guys attacking the ball. For whatever reason, we havent gotten too many of those recently, but it was nice that we did. Ricardo Clark returned to the starting lineup for the first time since coming off in the first half due to injury in the Aug. 17 game vs. Seattle, and he scored his first goal since July 6. Brad Davis returned to the starting lineup after missing the New York match while on international duty and recorded his first assist since Aug. 17. Giles Barnes played a second consecutive match in a midfield role, playing an attacking spot with Clark in a deeper-lying holding role. I think having Ricardo back brings a different kind of athleticism into the team, Barnes said. Everyone knows thats one of his strongest points. His athleticism to get in and around people and to get box-to-box and get winning tackles.
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