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Walking on the edge

I’ve heard of coaches walking along the top of boards -- which is roughly the width of the balance beam in women’s gymnastics -- in front of the team bench, but Friday night was the first time I’ve actually ever seen one of them do it.

Seattle coach Rob Sumner performed admirably on the 4-inch wide ledge Friday night when he was disputing a call with 4 seconds left in the Americans 5-3 victory.

Referee Sean Raphael tossed Sumner, who made a perfect dismount before heading off the dressing room.