America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line during the 18th race of the America's Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA won both races Tuesday to even the series. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oracle beats New Zealand to keep America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America’s Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle’s space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth […]

09/25/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand makes its way toward the windward marks with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background during the second race of the America's Cup sailing event against Oracle Team USA Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in San Francisco. Emirates Team New Zealand won the first two races Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Kiwis beat US in 1st 2 races of America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first day of the newfangled America’s Cup on sparkling San Francisco Bay ended with Emirates Team New Zealand skimming above the waves faster and better than defending champion Oracle Team […]

09/07/2013

34th America's Cup - San Francisco logo (AP Image)

Kiwis advance to America’s Cup match vs Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two sailing powerhouses that have spent the summer trading verbal jabs are finally set to meet in the ultimate grudge match – the America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand zipped through […]

08/25/2013

34th America's Cup - San Francisco logo (AP Image)

Kiwis on brink of advancing to America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Emirates Team New Zealand is just one win away from advancing to the America’s Cup match against defending champion Oracle Team USA. The Kiwis sailed even more swiftly in a strong […]

08/24/2013

34th America's Cup - San Francisco logo (AP Image)

Kiwis rout Italians in 1st real race

The first real race of the America’s Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay. Kiwi skipper Dean Barker […]

07/13/2013

Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran entry from Sweden, that capsized after flipping over during training for 2013 America's Cup race, killing crew member Andrew Simpson, San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo)

America’s Cup officials say race will continue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The America’s Cup will go on as planned after the death of a sailor during a training run last week on San Francisco Bay, officials said on Tuesday. America’s Cup officials […]

05/14/2013

Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran entry from Sweden, that capsized after flipping over during training for 2013 America's Cup race, killing crew member Andrew Simpson, San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo)

America’s Cup planning endures rough waters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson’s death during an America’s Cup training run on San Francisco Bay last week was the latest and most glaring setback to befall an event […]

05/11/2013

Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran entry from Sweden, that capsized after flipping over during training for 2013 America's Cup race, killing crew member Andrew Simpson, San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo)

America’s Cup boat nosedived, broke into pieces

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The America’s Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist, nosedived during a difficult maneuver and broke into many pieces, an official said Friday. The Artemis […]

05/10/2013

Sailor dies in capsize of America’s Cup boat

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sailor has died after a boat practicing for the upcoming America’s Cup races capsized in San Francisco Bay. San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge says two people were seriously […]

05/09/2013

Former yachtsman Bill Koch

Jury awards $12M to Fla. billionaire in wine spat

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida billionaire awarded $12 million Friday by a Manhattan jury in his dispute over phony vintage wine vowed to do more to expose wine frauds. The energy maven and yachtsman also proclaimed it his happiest day since winning the America’s Cup in 1992.

04/12/2013

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