'This is for Peter Blake' – Auckland Mayor Phil Goff pays tribute to legendary Kiwi sailor as Team NZ win America's Cup

Amid the celebrations, Phil Goff spared a thought for the late, great Sir Peter Blake. Source: Breakfast

The pair were surrounded by hundreds of fans at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. Source: Breakfast

Richard and Heather Burling were on shore in Bermuda waiting to congratulate their son on his win. Source: 1 NEWS

Vice Commodore Ian Cook says winning the America’s Cup is the pinnacle of yachting. Source: 1 NEWS

1 NEWS sports reporter Abby Wilson was watching Team New Zealand win the 35th America's Cup with friends and family of the crew in Bermuda. Source: Breakfast

Fans at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron couldn't contain their excitement at watching NZ win the cup this morning. Source: 1 NEWS



Canelo Alvarez wins narrow decision for middleweight title against Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title by the narrowest of margins this afternoon, taking a majority decision win over Gennady Golovkin to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a pro.

A year after the two fought to a draw, the second fight was almost as close.

There were no knockdowns, but the action was spirited throughout as the two battled to the final bell before a frenzied crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.

Two judges favored Alvarez 115-113, while a third had it 114-114. The AP scored it 114-114.

The two fighters switched roles, with Triple G trying to counter Alvarez and the Mexican fighter coming forward much of the fight.

Both landed well to the head and Golovkin controlled some rounds with his jab though neither were ever in any trouble of going down.

"He's a great fighter but I'm a great fighter and I showed it tonight," Alvarez said.

The fight was a rematch of a draw last September that left neither fighter satisfied.

Canelo Alvarez lands a punch against Gennady Golovkin in the 12th round during a middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Alvarez won by majority decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Canelo Alvarez lands a punch against Gennady Golovkin in the 12th round during a middleweight title boxing bout in Las Vegas. Source: Associated Press


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Auckland Tuatara coach 'really excited' by open trials turnout

As the Auckland Tuatara wrap up their open trials in Auckland today, manager Steve Mintz says that the organisation are thrilled with the turnout.

With the Tuatara coming into existence ahead of the new Australian Baseball League season, the Auckland side have been holding trials, hoping to find an undiscovered talent among New Zealand amateurs.

Speaking to 1 NEWS this morning, Mintz said that the trials have been a success.

"We've been very excited with the turnouts that we've had," he began.

"We've been able to find a handful of people that we think can help us.

"We're super excited about the people with the interest, the willingness to do the trials. For me, that speaks volumes about them - we're excited about everything that's happened the last couple of days."

The Tuatara will assemble as a team for the first time in November, ahead of their inaugural season.
 

The Kiwi baseball side are looking for top amateur players to join their ranks. Source: 1 NEWS


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'I'm coming back to fight' - Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao tease rematch

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December.

Mayweather posted a video on Instagram that showed him and Pacquiao together, reportedly in Japan, jawing at each other over a possible second fight.

"I'm coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year," Mayweather said. "Another nine-figure pay day on the way."

Whether the fight actually happens remains to be seen. There are no promotional barriers between the two men, because Mayweather promotes himself and Pacquiao is a boxing free agent.

Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook immediately made Mayweather a 2-1 favorite.

Mayweather defeated Pacquiao in May 2015 in a massively hyped fight that was largely panned by most boxing fans. The bout delivered a record 4.6 million pay-per-view buys, and Pacquiao blamed an injured shoulder for landing only 81 punches in the fight.

Mayweather, who has won all 50 of his fights, last fought a year ago when he stopped Conor McGregor, the UFC star who was in his first professional boxing match. The 41-year-old Mayweather reportedly made more than $200 million for that fight, on top of a reported US $300 million for his win over Pacquiao.

Pacquiao, the Filipino star who will be 40 in December, lost to unheralded Jeff Horn last year before rebounding with a win over Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia last month.

Representatives for the two fighters could not immediately be reached for comment.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao


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