“We were pretty lucky we didn’t end up on our side,” he said. “At 40 knots, you need room.”
It was one of the most exciting America’s Cup races in years. Artemis was also penalized for being over the start line early. Still, there were nine lead changes on the seven-leg course. Artemis and New Zealand face off again in the opening race of the second round robin Tuesday.
Earlier Monday, the British sailing star Ben Ainslie, who leads Land Rover BAR, lost his fourth straight race. Land Rover BAR had a bad mark rounding halfway through the race, and Groupama Team France went flying past and won by 53 seconds.
Barcelona Hires Valverde as Coach
Barcelona has hired the former player Ernesto Valverde as its coach. The club confirmed that Valverde, the longtime Athletic Bilbao manager, will replace Luis Enrique, who ended his three-year stint after winning the Copa del Rey on Saturday.
A former forward, Valverde, 53, played two seasons with Barcelona in the late 1980s and was coached by Johan Cruyff, the Dutch great who gave Barcelona its winning identity. The calm-mannered Valverde is known for an attacking style that should fit well with Barcelona.
Valverde led Athletic to victory over Barcelona in the final of the 2015 Spanish Super Cup, which was the team’s first title in more than three decades. Luis Enrique left Barcelona over the weekend after having helped the club win nine titles out of a possible 13 in the three seasons he was with the Catalan club.
Maryland Men End Title Drought
Dylan Maltz had two goals and an assist and top-seeded Maryland beat Ohio State, 9-6, in the N.C.A.A. men’s lacrosse championship in Foxborough, Mass., ending a 42-year title drought for the Terrapins.
Playing in the championship game for the third straight year, Maryland (16-3) avoided another heartbreaking finish when Ohio State ran out of time after rallying with three straight goals in the fourth quarter to pull to within 8-6.
Tim Rotanz put an end to the Buckeyes’ hopes with 58.1 seconds remaining, scoring his third goal of the game. The Terps held on to win the third title in school history. The Maryland women’s team won the national title Sunday.
Trout Will Have Surgery on Thumb
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has a torn ligament in his left thumb and will have surgery on Wednesday that could sideline him for six to eight weeks. The Angels put Trout, the reigning American League most valuable player, on the disabled list for the first time in his career. He hurt himself a day earlier making a headfirst slide to steal second base in Miami. Trout is hitting .337 and has 16 home runs.
NATIONALS’ HARPER INVOLVED IN BRAWL An enraged Bryce Harper charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland after getting hit by a fastball, setting off a wild brawl during the visiting Washington Nationals’ 3-0 win over the Giants. Drilled in the right hip in the eighth inning with two outs, none on and Washington ahead, 2-0, Harper did not hesitate. He pointed his bat at Strickland, yelled at him and took off. Harper and Strickland were both ejected.
ASTROS RALLY WITH 11-RUN INNING Carlos Beltran homered and singled during an 11-run burst in the eighth inning against Minnesota’s beleaguered bullpen, and the Houston Astros overwhelmed the Twins, 16-8, in a matchup of American League division leaders.
PRICE’S DEBUT IS SO-SO The Red Sox left-hander David Price made an uneven season debut while Melky Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, helping the White Sox rally past Boston, 5-4, in Chicago.
DODGERS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT Chase Utley, Cody Bellinger and Logan Forsythe hit solo home runs, leading Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Cardinals, 5-1, in St. Louis for their fifth straight victory.
OREGON STATE IS TOP-SEEDED Oregon State (49-4), which put together the best season by any team in 35 years, was made the No. 1 national seed for the N.C.A.A. Division I baseball tournament. Missing will be Miami (31-27), whose 44 consecutive appearances were the longest postseason streak in any N.C.A.A. sport.
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