ALAMEDA -- In a private dockside ceremony early Monday morning, the crew of Sweden's Artemis Racing team finally launched its new America's Cup racing boat into San Francisco Bay.
The launch of the blue-and-yellow 72-foot catamaran comes more than two months after the tragic capsize of its first boat during a training exercise May 9. Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist and beloved crew member, was killed when the boat cracked apart and he was trapped under the wreckage.
Artemis racing was already behind on the construction of its second boat, and the accident further delayed the team's entry into America's Cup races as it tested its design and construction to make sure it is safe.
"This is a great day for many reasons," Artemis Racing owner Torbjörn Törnqvist told the crowd. "It is the culmination of a heroic effort to put together this beautiful boat."
Although the team plans to begin training on the bay this week, it is not expected to join the Louis Vuitton Cup races, which precede the America's Cup finals, until the semifinals Aug. 6.
The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup will take on defender Oracle Team USA beginning Sept. 7.
Ian Clark scored 33 points and hit seven of 10 3-pointers to lead the Warriors to a 91-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the championship game of the NBA's Vegas Summer League.
Kent Bazemore added 18 points and five assists to help the Warriors finish summer league play 7-0.
The Sharks announced their six-game preseason schedule: Sept. 16 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.; Sept. 20 vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 21 vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 24 vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 27 at Phoenix, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28 at Anaheim, 7 p.m. All home games are at SAP Center.
Casie Cathrea of Livermore shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Andrea Lee, a 14-year-old from Hermosa Beach, shot a 67 and holds a one-stroke lead over Kathleen Scavo of Benicia and Lilia Khatu Vu in stroke-play qualifying at the 6,312-yard Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
"It means a lot to me to play with the best competition in the world," Scavo, 15, said. "It really shows me where my game is and how all my hard work has paid off."
Megan Conder of Brentwood carded a 78.
The Associated Press and wire services contributed to this report.