USA Cycling has endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson against incumbent President Pat McQuaid in a contentious election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cyclings reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession. The culture of doping within the sport largely stained McQuaids two-term tenure. The weeks best news photos Heres a quick way to catch up on the weeks news, through some of our favorite photos. USA Cycling has raised concerns about the legitimacy of McQuaids nomination for the presidency after he failed to gain support from his home Irish federation and Switzerland, where he lives. He is running with support from Malaysia and Thailand. USA Cycling said in endorsing Cookson on Wednesday that he is best qualified to lead UCI and rebuild trust in the organization. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Robinson Emirates Team New Zealand leads Americas Cup scoring SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 22, 2013 On a day after unsettled winds on San Francisco Bay postponed racing altogether, Oracle Team USA came back to win races 14 and 15 in the Americas Cup Finals series , giving the team a fighting chance against Emirates Team New Zealand. Now at a score of 8-5, the American team is in a less daunting position of needing four consecutive wins to keep the Americas Cup. On Wednesday, that number was eight. The teams ability to claw its way back from such a trailing position has encouraged fans to turn out for a much more exciting race between the two countries. Emirates Team New Zealand still needs just one win to take the cup back to New Zealand. On Friday, the black AC 72 of Oracle Team USA screamed past the finish line in race 13, ahead of the Kiwis by 1 minute, 24 secondskeeping the team alive in the race for the 34th Americas Cup. 34th Americas Cup Day 12 (Photo: ACEA/Photo Balazs Gardi) In todays Race 14, Oracle Team USA won by 23 seconds over Emirates Team New Zealand. After grabbing the leeward position off the start line, the defender fought off constant attacks from the challenger throughout the match. Race 15 was a near copy, with Oracle Team USA starting the race to leeward of Emirates Team New Zealand, and leading throughout until the finish, at 23 seconds ahead of the Kiwi team. Day 13 of racing is scheduled for Monday, with Race 16 at 1:15 p.m. PST and Race 17 (if necessary) at 2:15 p.m. PST. Jill K.

epa03871453 A rescue worker climbs across a line to help trapped people in Chailpanchingo, Mexico, 17 September 2013. According to media reports, Hurricane Ingrid was downgraded to a tropical storm but continued to pour heavy rain over eastern Mexico, where it killed at least 34 people.  EPA/LENIN OCAMPO TORRES

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