The Association of Surfing Professionals has uncovered an error in the calculations it used Tuesday to award Kelly Slater his 11th world surfing title. The ASP now says that for Slater to seal his victory he must continue to surf and advance out of at least one heat at San Francisco's ongoing Rip Curl Pro Search or next week's Hawaii Pipeline, the final stop on the 2011 ASP World Tour. Owen, however, would need to win both competitions outright to move Kelly from the top spot.
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Interpol, the worldwide police network, has begun working with 13 countries in Asia to slow the illegal trade in tiger parts that has put the species on the brink of extinction. The agency will help coordinate anti-poaching initiatives in an effort to reach a 2010 goal of doubling the population of tigers in the wild by 2022. That number stands at 3,500, down from 100,000 in the early 20th century. The announcement was made by World Bank president Robert Zoellick at a tiger conference today in... Read More
Kelly Slater, already the dominant surfer of his or perhaps any generation, clinched the 11th ASP world title of his career on Thursday at the Rip Curl Pro Surf in San Francisco. Slater, 39, won his first title at age 20 in 1992, and holds the distinction of being both the youngest and the oldest surfer ever to win ASP titles. His victory came exactly one year after the death of rival Andy Irons.
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