San Francisco has been told it will lose the right to host the next America's Cup unless a deal is signed by Friday.
The warning came in a letter the Golden Gate Yacht Club sent to Mayor Gavin Newsom and other officials.
America's Cup official Stephen Barclay said San Francisco officials recently changed key points in an agreement that had been negotiated between the city and the yacht club and then sent to the Board of Supervisors in early November to begin the approval process. The board's finance committee will hold a final hearing Monday, and the full board is expected to vote on the agreement Tuesday.
"They're holding on by their fingernails at the moment," Barclay told the Associated Press on Saturday from his home in Auckland, New Zealand. "It was theirs to lose and they were told that."
BASEBALL: The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to a one-year contract worth $675,000. Gwynn played last season for the San Diego Padres, the former team of his Hall of Fame father Tony Gwynn.
GOLF: Anthony Michael took a 1-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a 1-under 71 that kept him ahead of Pablo Martin of Spain and Tjaart van der Walt of South Africa in the European Tour event in Malelane, South Africa.
Iben Tinning of Denmark ended her career with a victory at the Dubai Ladies Masters, clinching the win with a birdie on the last hole to hold off Sweden's Anna Nordqvist by 2 strokes. The 36-year-old Tinning is retiring after 15 years on the tour.
Heavy rain forced a suspension of play Sunday in the final round of the Australian PGA Championship, with Peter Senior holding a 1-stroke lead after nine holes.
SKATING: Americans swept the 1,000-meter races at the World Cup speedskating meet, with Shani Davis capturing the men's event and Heather Richardson taking the women's race.
American Alissa Czisny captured the gold after the women's free-skate program at the Grand Prix final in Beijing. Patrick Chan of Canada won the men's competition. Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the ice dance.
SKIING: American Ted Ligety won a second consecutive World Cup giant slalom, beating Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway by 1.05 seconds in the Alps in Val d'Isere, France. Italian Massimiliano Blardone was third, 1.21 seconds back.
Roland Fischnaller of Italy and Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland won World Cup parallel slalom races in Limone Piemonte, Italy. Fischnaller finished ahead of fellow Italian Aaron March in the men's event. Kummer held off Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli in a 1-2 Swiss result.
Marit Bjoergen of Norway earned her 40th individual cross-country World Cup victory, and Alexey Poltaranin of Kazakhstan won his first in Davos, Switzerland.
American skiers Patrick Deneen and Hannah Kearney won the men's and women's moguls events at the World Cup freestyle skiing opener in Ruka, Finland.
- Associated Press