Highlights from the match between Kansas City vs. Houston Dash.
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Kriangkrai Thitimakorn/GettyIt must have been a little after 2 a.m. The wind had been building steadily through the night, and the tent fabric was flapping so violently that I thought it would tear apart. The noise made communication with my climbing partners impossible, even though the three of us were tightly pressed against each other in the darkness. There was nothing to say anyway.My head throbbed and nausea tickled the back of my throat. I felt like I was suffering from the flu and a terrible hangover at the same time. I tried to calm my churning stomach by inhaling deeply, but the supercooled air bit hard into my chest and set off a dry, rattling cough that was impossible to control.Earlier, after a ferocious gust flattened the tent for the third or fourth time, Jim had struggled out of his sleeping bag and put on his boots. He was preparing for the worst. I had just lain there, watching him. Trapped in a deadly storm at 23,000 feet on the North Face of Mount Everest, I couldn’t imagine where he thought he would go, or how he would get there without being blown off the mountain.I turned on my headlamp. Ice particles danced in the beam like the inside of a snow globe. Then, from high above, came a sound unlike anything I had ever heard in the mountains before—a deep, menacing rumble, like a rocket taking off. Seconds later, a furious gust of icy wind flattened our tent, and I was pressed so hard into my air mattress that the ice beneath it seared into my cheek. The tent poles cracked and our tiny shelter collapsed around us. I prayed that the thin bamboo stakes securing us to the slope would continue to hold as the wind picked up speed.When the sun finally rose, I struggled to sit up. The crumpled tent was draped over my aching head. Jim lay next to me, curled up in a fetal position. I bumped his leg to make sure he was still alive. He groaned. Matt, his beard sheathed in ice, looked up at me with glowing red eyes.I found the door, unzipped it, and crawled outside. The camp was devastated. Every tent I could see had been smashed or broken. I looked up and saw a tent flying, inexplicably, hundreds of feet above us in the still-swirling wind. I sucked in a breath and was immediately doubled over with another coughing spasm.It had taken me months of constant work to get here. I had leveraged the goodwill of my family, flown 8,000 miles across the globe, and helped haul in over two tons of gear to camps across the mountain. Now all I could think was: What the hell am I doing here?Nearly a century earlier, another group of climbers wrestled with their own doubts. It was 1924, and the third British expedition to Mount Everest was not going well. A deep low-pressure system, which had stalled to the west of the Himalayas, had been pummeling the mountain for weeks with high winds and heavy snowfall. One storm in particular was so severe, porters had been forced to drop their loads along the icy path to Camp III, scattering the team’s essential supplies.The British had established a staging camp on the North Col, not far from where our battered tents were now. By the beginning of June, they had made two attempts to reach the summit. Both were valiant efforts, but each had failed, neither getting higher than 28,126 feet—still almost 1,000 vertical feet shy of the top. They were running out of time. Would the summer monsoon hold off long enough for one final assault?The youngest member of the British team, Andrew “Sandy” Irvine, had taken ill. He was suffering from diarrhea and a face badly burned and chapped by the strong sun and relentless wind. And yet, when George Mallory, the team’s best climber, invited Irvine to join him for the last go at the summit, he rallied. Equipped with the new- fangled oxygen sets that Irvine had been tinkering with for weeks, the pair set off from a high camp on the morning of June 8. Later that day, a teammate spotted them “going strong” for the top, high on the Northeast Ridge.They were never seen alive again. The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest Dutton Ever since that doomed expedition, all climbers who challenge Everest have faced the unforgiving and brutal realities of the peak. As a veteran of the Battle of the Somme in the First World War, George Mallory can be taken at his word when he wrote that climbing Mount Everest was “more like war than sport.”Over the ensuing decades, hundreds of men and women have perished on the mountain’s slopes, most in the aptly named “Death Zone” above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). Many of their bodies still litter the standard climbing routes. Every single dead climber was drawn to Everest for their own reasons—be it vanity, money, or some other obsession. Wouldn’t every one of them have asked at some point: Why am I here?My own answer was multilayered. There was personal ambition, of course, which always has something to do with vanity and ego. But my team had another mission. We were on assignment for National Geographic, searching for a ghost. George Mallory’s body was discovered on Everest’s North Face in 1999, but his partner, Sandy Irvine, had never been found. We were searching for his final resting spot, and the ancient Kodak camera that he may have carried. It was like looking for a needle in a frozen haystack. But if we could find the camera and the film was salvageable, it just might hold an image that would rewrite history.I know it sounds crazy.We weren’t the first to do this. A number of other teams had searched for that camera over the years. All had come up empty. But we were armed with new evidence, powerful new technology, and a solid plan to scour the mountain in a way that no one had before.And I suppose it’s not surprising that I found something I wasn’t expecting on the roof of the world. Everest turned out to be a window on the best of humanity. And the worst.Excerpted from The Third Pole: Mystery, Obsession, and Death on Mount Everest with permission from Dutton Books. Copyright © 2021 Mark Synnott.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Rory McIlroy has revealed that a neck injury almost forced him to pull out the Wells Fargo Championship on the eve of the event and that it was only the luck of having an afternoon tee-time in the first round that allowed to play in the $8.1 million tournament, which he went on to win on Sunday night. As if the turnaround in the 32 year-old’s form did not seem dramatic enough. Not only did McIlroy go into that opening day here in Quail Hollow with his worst world ranking in more than 11 years, after missed cuts in his last two stroke play events, but he could "barely make a back swing” a few hours before. “If I had been playing Thursday morning, I would have withdrawn, but I had enough time to get treatment Thursday morning, get it loosened up," McIlroy said after winning his first title in more than 18 months. “I was on the range on Wednesday and I hit a three‑iron, flushed it and as I turned back to talk to Harry [Diamond, his caddie], the left side of my neck just completely locked up and I couldn’t move it. “It was really, really strange. I iced it all of Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday night, but I woke up on Thursday and didn’t have much movement. I was trying to make a back swing and could only maybe take it half the way back before it started to catch. Even after the treatment, it was still bothering me. People probably saw the tape that was on my neck on Thursday afternoon, but it sort of loosened up as the week went on.” McIlroy started with a one-over 72 and at that stage was eight off the pace and more concerned with making the cut than winning for a third time at Quail Hollow. But a 66 and a 68 in the second and third rounds hurtled him into the final group on Sunday and from there he prevailed by a shot over the Mexican Abraham Ancer, courtesy of a 68 and a 10-under total. McIlroy paid tribute to Pete Cowen, the Yorkshire coach with whom he has been working for just over a month, and also to Dr Bob Rotella. It was unknown that McIlroy had been having sessions with the renowned mind doctor, who has also guided fellow major-winning countrymen such as Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke. “I've spent some time with Bob Rotella over the last couple of months, but as Pete says, ‘If I don't do my job right, Bob can't do his job right’,” McIlroy said. “It's okay telling yourself to mentally be strong and to mentally play with freedom, but if you know you can't make a swing to hit a fairway... so you need to get the technical part right and then you can dial in the mental. That's sort of the process that I've been on and it’s great to see it pay off so quickly.” McIlroy also showered praise on his caddie, Harry Diamond, who came in for criticism on social media as McIlroy’s ranking fell to 15 in the world. With a two-shot lead on the 18th, McIlroy hit his drive into a wretched lie near a water hazard but, instead of hacking out, Diamond persuaded him to take a penalty drop. McIlroy listened, proceeded to hit the green with an eight-iron and made the two-putt bogey to take the near £1m cheque. “Harry was awesome out there today, especially that decision on the last,” McIlroy said. “I was ready to get in there and try to play that with a lob wedge and he said, ‘Pal, let’s take a step back, let’s think about this. Where’s the best place you’re hitting your third from?’ It was the right decision. “This is my and Harry's sixth win together and it's probably been our best. Bay Hill back in 2018 was great because I hadn't won in a while, but this is even better just because Harry's been there every step of the way. The sort of tough parts that I've sort of had to endure over the last few months, he's been with me through all that and it's nice to come through all that with him and to get into the winner's circle again." McIlroy moves back into the world top 10 and to the forefront of the betting markets for the season’s second major next week. The USPGA is taking place at Kiawah Island, where McIlroy lifted the Wanamaker Trophy with an eight-shot romp in 2012. McIlroy feels familiarity could breed huge contentment once again. “Hopefully history repeats itself [at Kiawah] and I can get a lot of confidence from this,” he said. “It’s certainly great timing. This is obviously a huge confidence boost going in there knowing that my game is closer than it has been. I’ll be able to poke holes in everything that I did today and it’s far from perfect. But this one is validation that I’m on the right track.” How it happened: McIlroy triumphs at Wells Fargo Quail Hollow would always have held a special place in the McIlroy story anyway, but now the North Carolina layout surely deserves a chapter all of its very own after this dramatic turnaround. At the course where he first broke his US duck 11 years ago, McIlroy returned for another emotional win that could well go on to hold as much resonance. With a 68 - and a huge fright on the 18th - McIlroy fended off a high quality and, at stages, tightly packed PGA Tour leaderboard to lift his first title in 19 months. He arrived here at 15th in the world - his lowest ranking since 2009 - and on the back of two missed cuts at the Players and the Masters. But he left that worrying mediocrity behind, with a 10-under total one-shot success over Mexico's Ancer that hauls him back up into the world's top 10. And with the USPGA taking place next week at a course where he also has a back story - McIlroy won the same major by eight shots the last time it was held at Kiawah Island in 2012 - everything seems possible for the Northern Irishman again. Could a hat-trick of Quail Hollow crowns be followed by a third Wanamaker Trophy, as he finally ends his seven-year majorless run? For now, that question can wait as McIlroy celebrates his 28th professional win, yet his first as a dad. Cheered on all the way by a passionate crowd who cared not a jot about nationality, McIlroy plainly relished performing again in a rowdy arena. McIlroy hated playing in the sterile environs of the behind-closed-doors era.