An international jury on Monday began hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America's Cup.
The panel, meeting in San Francisco, is investigating defending champion Oracle Team USA for illegally modifying two of three prototype boats it sailed in four warm-up regattas last year and earlier this year.
The jury held a hearing Monday for Oracle Team USA employees being investigated under Rule 69 of the Racing Rules of Sailing, which deals with gross misconduct. That hearing is expected to continue Tuesday.
The syndicate itself faces a hearing Thursday dealing with Protocol Article 60, which is aimed at protecting the reputation of the America's Cup.
Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA, ending a 16-year career that included two scoring titles and seven All-Star appearances. McGrady, 34, didn't rule out continuing his career overseas, perhaps in China where he played last season.
Kurt Busch said he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion.