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. The weeks best news photos Heres a quick way to catch up on the weeks news, through some of our favorite photos. 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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EDT September 18, 2013 Jordan Ernest Burroughs (right) and Ezzetollah Abbas Akbarizarinkolaei, of Iran grapple in the men’s 74-kilogram weight category final of the World Wrestling Championships in Papp Laszlo Sportsarena in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday. (Photo: Tibor Illyes AP) SHARE 85 CONNECT 15 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE With surgical screws in an ankle he fractured less than a month ago, Jordan Burroughs of the USA won a world title in freestyle wrestling Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. His latest title adds to the Olympic gold medal he won in 2012 and his first world title in 2011. In the final at 163 pounds, Burroughs beat Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolaei of Iran 4-0. Burroughs broke the ankle Aug. 22 during a workout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The fracture was repaired with five screws. He did not resume full training until he arrived in Hungary less than a week ago. “I’m like Iron Man now,” Burroughs said on the website of USA Wrestling . He said he broke the ankle while running sprints when he tried to stop his momentum by jumping against a wall. “The doctor made it extra stable for me to be able to compete. He said he could do the type of surgery that would guarantee I would be able to compete,” said Burroughs, 25, who is from Sicklerville, N.J. He was on crutches for a couple of weeks. He rode a bike and lifted weights until he could wrestle.
The Oct. 27 game at Candlestick Park will be the first time the U.S. women have played in San Francisco in their 28-year history. The teams will then travel to Columbus, Ohio, for a game on Oct. 30. The United States is 9-1 against New Zealand, including a 2-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympics. The Americans went on to win their third straight gold medal in London and are currently the top-ranked team in the world. “New Zealand is a much-improved side over the past few years,” said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni, who saw quite a bit of the Kiwis during his two stints as head coach of Australia. “Qualifying for World Cups and Olympics have helped them significantly, and now they are a very composed and competitive team that plays with a great deal of confidence.” The United States Soccer Federation also announced that it will play Australia in an exhibition game on Oct. 20 at San Antonio’s Alamodome. The top-ranked U.S., the defending Olympic champion, is 9-0 in previous indoor matches. The Americans beat the Matildas 2-1 and 6-2 last year in the final two matches under coach Pia Sundhage, who left to coach her native Sweden.
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Every 36 mins a child is diagnosed with cancer in the US thats enough to fill an entire classroom each day. This adds up, in total, to almost 15,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year. Pediatric cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the US. On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern, Ill be joined live by Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik who will be discussing Hyundais unusual commitment to this cause. Krafciks Bio from Hyundai : John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor Hyundai Motor America, is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the companys operations in the United States. Krafcik joined Hyundai in 2004 as vice president of Product Development and Strategic Planning after tenures at Ford Motor Ford Motor Company and the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI. With his guidance, Hyundai has reshaped its American strategy and product lineup with strengths in design, innovation, and value. Since moving to his current role in late 2008 as president and chief executive officer, Krafcik and his team have increased Hyundais U.S. market share over 50% under challenging market conditions on the strength of growing accolades, breakthrough products and innovative marketing programs such as Hyundai Assurance. North American Car of the Year awards for Genesis in 2009 and Elantra in 2012 have further bolstered Hyundais reputation for providing quality, safety and value across its lineup. Prior to joining Hyundai, Krafcik began his career in the auto industry in 1984 as the first American engineer at the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI, with the quality and manufacturing engineering group. His experience inside the production process at NUMMI led to his move to the International Motor Vehicle Program at MIT, where he focused on identifying the key elements of manufacturing efficiency and coined the phrase lean manufacturing. It was here Krafcik became an expert on production operations and assembly plants.
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Highlights: PHI 0, HOU 1 Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made three changes to the team that suffered a 2-0 loss to the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium. Jermaine Taylor, Ricardo Clark and Brad Davis came into the team, in place of Mike Chabala, Alexander Lopez and the departed Adam Moffat. HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-1-3-2): Tally Hall – Warren Creavalle, Jermaine Taylor, Bobby Boswell, Kofi Sarkodie – Ricardo Clark – Jason Johnson (Brian Ownby 83), Giles Barnes (Servando Carrasco 72), Brad Davis – Will Bruin, Cam Weaver (Omar Cummings 79). READ: Carrasco leaves Shield race behind to help Houston make a playoff run TEAM NEWS The Dynamo put an end to their winless streak after four matches, their second-longest winless run this season, after going seven games without a victory from May 12-June 30. 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.