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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Catamarans are back in Olympic sailing, with the kind of adrenaline rush that only a double-hulled boat can bring to the regatta.The Nacra 17 catamarans made a wild Olympic debut on a rainy Wednesday. There was a capsize and a breakdown in the first race. Boats flew hulls in the breeze coming off Sugarloaf Mountain, and crews hoisted spinnakers adorned with country flags that made them easily identifiable for spectators watching from Flamengo Beach.Catamarans are back with a vengeance, said Louisa Chafee of Warwick, Rhode Island, who serves as crew for U.S. skipper Bora Gulari of Miami.Catamarans disappeared from the Olympics when the Tornado class was dropped before the 2012 London Games. The Nacra 17 class was introduced specifically for Rio. Its the first time men and women have sailed together in the games.Theyre the fastest and most exciting to watch, Gulari said. Without a doubt. Nobody else flies out of the water like we do. Catamarans have to be in the Olympics.The American crew was 11th after two races. Switzerlands Matias Buhler and Nathalie Brugger won the opening race and were seventh in the second race in tough conditions to take the overall lead. The third race was postponed due to shifting wind.The heavily favored French crew of Billy Besson and Marie Riou of France were 17th after finishes of seventh and 19th.In the first race, the Greek boat capsized on polluted Guanabara Bay. Brazilian fans cheered as their countrys boat closed the gap behind Argentina, then fell silent as something broke, bringing the home countrys catamaran to a halt.The conditions were pretty tricky, shifting all over the place, Chafee said. Everyone was all over the place. Youre up, youre down. Its just the nature of Rio.The race committee did the best it could, Gulari said.This was just a really tough direction on this course for the race committee. Normally its a great place to sail and a great course.While the cats had their share of mayhem, order was restored in the heavyweight mens dinghy, the Finn.Britains Giles Scott took a second and first to jump into first place. Favored to win the gold medal, Scott was 10th after the first two races on Tuesday.The two Finn races were sailed on an ocean course in huge seas and in the kind of wind that, as the Australians say, blows dogs off chains.It was incredibly windy, the top end of what wed race in, 20-25 knots, big seas, Scott said. It made for really full-on racing. To come away with a second and a first, yes, its a lot more pleasing.Scott had finishes of 17th and third on Tuesday on the course near Sugarloaf, where the catamarans sailed Wednesday.It couldnt have been more different, Scott said. We went from racing underneath a mountain in very light and fickle winds, to being out to sea in strong breezes and a big seaway. It was a big change in racing and approach, and fortunately it came good for me today.He knows he has to handle both the pressure of following countryman Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, and the varying conditions Rio offers.Britain has dominated the Finn since Iain Percy won the gold in 2000. Ainslie won the gold in Athens, Beijing and London to finish his Olympic career with four straight golds, as well as a silver. Now comes Scott, making his Olympic debut at age 29.American Caleb Paine of San Diego, making his Olympic debut, is seventh after going 21-3.In the mens Laser class, Brazils Robert Scheidt had a good day with finishes of 11-2 to jump into fourth place. Hes trying to become the first sailor and first Brazilian to win six Olympic medals.In the womens Laser Radial, Irelands Annalise Murphy had finishes of fifth and second to jump into the lead. She dominated the early portion of the London Olympics regatta before failing to medal. 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The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- When the GPS Myles Garrett wears during practice let Kevin Sumlin know he was running almost 22 mph on Wednesday, Texas A&Ms coach knew his star defensive end was finally healthy.On Saturday Garrett showed that what he can do when he isnt ailing, finishing with a career-high 4 1/2 sacks to help No. 25 Texas A&M get back on track with a 23-10 win over UTSA.Twenty-two mph is ridiculous. I hadnt seen that in a while, Sumlin said. He was smiling. He was bouncing around and you could just tell by his face because he hasnt been in a good mood. Hes been frustrated.Jake Hubenak threw for 248 yards and a touchdown to help the Aggies (8-3; No. 23 AP) get a victory they desperately needed after consecutive losses to Mississippi State and Mississippi ruined their shot at the College Football Playoff.Garrett had missed two games and was limited in several others because of a high ankle sprain. He finished with eight tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble. Instead of limping as he has been in recent weeks, Garrett was harassing UTSAs two quarterbacks all game.It was great to finally be able to move and get off close to how I wanted to, he said. I just demonstrated what level I can play at when Im close to being healthy.He further showed his ankle was fine when he batted down a pass in the second quarter and celebrated with a spirited dance. He had another big play in the fourth quarter when he sacked Jared Johnson to force a fumble, which A&M recovered.Garrett has 8 1/2 sacks this season to give him 32 1/2 for his career, making him the eighth player in Southeastern Conference history with at least 30 career sacks. His 4 1/2 sacks on Saturday were second in school history behind a five-sack day by Alex Morris in 1987, and he moved in front of Hall of Famer Reggie White for sixth-most career sacks in SEC history.They are phenomenal at the defensive end position, UTSA coach Frank Wilson said.Sumlin raved about Garrett playing through his injury. He was especially impressed with his work considering he will likely be one of the top picks if he declares for the NFL draft.A guy that hass as bright a future as he has to play in a situation where he could have just said: `Im going to save myself until Im ready to go, Sumlin said.dddddddddddd It says a lot about what kind of person he is ... what kind of teammate he is and how much he cares about this team and wanting to win.The Roadrunners cut the lead to 3 points early in the second quarter after a one-handed touchdown grab by Josh Stewart. The Aggies then scored the next 13 points, capped by a 47 yard run by Trayveon Williams to make it 23-7 in the third quarter.UTSA (5-6) was led by Johnson, who threw for 186 yards and a touchdown.THE TAKEAWAYUTSA: The Roadrunners, who have had a football team only since 2011, showed theyve made a lot of progress by keeping things close. But in the end they just arent yet on the level to deal with the size and speed of a team like Texas A&M.TEXAS A&M: The Aggies did what they were supposed to do against a lesser opponent, but Hubenak and the offense will need to be sharper when they return to SEC play next week.Hes been effective for what weve asked him to do, Sumlin said. His biggest characteristic right now is hes finding the playmakers.CHASING 1,000Williams had 11 carries for 80 yards to leave him 44 yards shy of becoming the first true freshman at the school to rush for 1,000 yards. Sumlin said Williams was a bit frustrated in the first half when he couldnt get much going and the coach told him if he was patient he would break a big run on Saturday. 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