Nashville used to opening the show on the road
The Nashville Predators are on the road again to open the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins, but they have every reason to feel confident.
MELBOURNE Olympic sailing champion Mathew Belcher has been named skipper of America's Cup challenger Team Australia.
The 31-year-old, who won gold in the 470 dinghy class at the London Games, will take the helm in his America's Cup debut against defender Oracle Team USA.
Team Australia represent Challenger of Record Hamilton Island Yacht Club, owned by Australian wine tycoon and sailing enthusiast Bob Oatley.
The Challenger of Record will help shape the rules and format for the 35th America's Cup, which is slated for August 2017 in San Francisco Bay.
Oatley and his son Sandy issued the challenge to the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) minutes after software billionaire Larry Ellison's Team USA beat Team New Zealand in September after coming back from 8-1 down in the regatta.
Australia is trying to win the 'Auld Mug' for the first time since 'Australia II's' 1983 triumph, which broke a 132-year reign by New York Yacht Club.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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Jim Bunning, who showed much of the same combativeness as a U.S. congressman as he had during his Hall of Fame career as a deceptive pitcher in baseball's major leagues, died at the age of 85, his son said on Saturday.