Luna Rossa collected its third point of the Louis Vuitton Cup -- the America's Cup Challenger Series -- on Saturday, setting up a showdown Sunday against Emirates Team New Zealand.
The Italians and Kiwis are scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. on San Francisco Bay. New Zealand won the first meeting by nearly 51/2 minutes.
"Obviously we have lots of ground to make up on the Kiwis, and we knew it," Luna Rossa helmsman Chris Draper said. "We're sailing better, tacking better."
Luna Rossa was scheduled to race Artemis Racing on Saturday, but the Swedish team is still in the boatshed.
Josh Whitaker's two-run single in the 13th inning gave the Stockton Ports a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Giants at Municipal Stadium.
Giants reliever Jose Casilla (3-4) got the first two outs of the inning before allowing two walks and a Myrio Richard single. Whitaker then delivered a line drive single to right field.
San Jose took a 3-1 lead in the fifth when Brock Bond scored on a passed ball. It also got a sacrifice fly from Mac Williamson in the first and an RBI single by Ricky Oropesa in the third.
Giants starter Ty Blach allowed just one run in five innings, while reliever Chris Marlowe pitched three perfect innings.
Michael Kim's comeback in the 36-hole title match of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship came up short as Jordan Niebrugge posted a 1-up win over the Cal junior at Lorton, Va. Kim trailed by as many as four holes with 10 left. Oklahoma State's Niebrugge is likely to be invited to the 2014 Masters (if he remains an amateur) as a result of the win. "He only made one bogey in 36 holes, so I knew I had to make birdies and fell one or two short," Kim said.
Team USA took home its first gold medal of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, as Granite Bay's Haley Anderson won the women's 5-kilometer open water swim. She out-touched Poliana Okimoto by 0.2 seconds. Anderson finished in 56 minutes, 34.2 seconds. "The race felt really good and it's an honor to win," said Anderson, who was born in Santa Clara and lived in Pleasanton and Livermore before moving east of Sacramento. She's a recent graduate of USC.
Stanford's Kristian Ipsen finished 17th, while American teammate Harrison Jones was 14th in the men's 1-meter springboard preliminaries at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. Only the top 12 advanced to the finals. "Prelims are always tough. I tried to fight my way back, but it wasn't enough," said Ipsen, who dived in the 3-meter prelims Thursday. China's Wu Minxia and Shi Tingmao won the first gold medal at the championships, the women's 3-meter synchronized springboard.
Kent Bazemore scored 26 points, and the Warriors (5-0) rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 83-77 in the quarterfinals of the Summer League Championships in Las Vegas. Cam Jones added 18 points for the Warriors, who trailed by 10 at halftime. Cory Higgins (Monte Vista High-Danville) had 17 points in Cleveland's 82-76 loss to Miami. Former Saint Mary's star Matthew Dellavedova had three points in the loss.
San Jose's Keilani Ricketts, the two-time college player of the year, signed a three-year contract to play for the USSSA Pride of the National Pro Fastpitch League. Ricketts helped Oklahoma win the 2013 national title. She was 35-1 with a 1.23 ERA as a senior. She also hit .379 with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs. "Keilani Ricketts represents the best of the best of the class of 2013," NPF commissioner Cheri Kempf said. Ricketts made her NPF debut against the NY/NJ Comets on Saturday.