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Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA race in front of Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge during race 10 of the America's Cup finals on September 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kiwis Regain Momentum In America’s Cup After 4 Lead Changes In Race 10 Win

Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand regained the momentum in the America’s Cup when they pulled ahead of defending champion Oracle Team USA on the fourth leg to win Race 10 by 17 seconds Sunday on San Francisco Bay.

09/15/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand (L) races against Oracle Team USA during the 34th America's Cup September 10, 2013 in San Francisco. New Zealand won the first race of the day while USA played its one postponement card of the regatta before the second race. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Kiwis Defeat Americans In Runaway Fashion In Race 5 Of America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand beat defending champion Oracle Team USA so soundly in Race 5 of the America’s Cup on Tuesday that Larry Ellison’s syndicate had to call timeout.

09/10/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (L) and Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (R) in action during race three of the America's Cup finals on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won race three and Oracle Team USA won race four. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Close Win In Race 4 Saves Oracle Team USA’s Chances To Retain America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA’s heart-stopping victory in Race 4 of the America’s Cup may have saved the event as well as the syndicate’s chances to retain the oldest trophy in international sports.

09/09/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand races ahead of Oracle Team USA during race 3 of the America's Cup finals on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Takes Race 4 Of America’s Cup

After a rough week of unprecedented penalties and three straight losses, defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA finally had something to smile about following a high-speed romp around San Francisco Bay.

09/08/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker sails near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after they beat Team Luna Rossa Challenge in race eight to win the Louis Vuitton Cup finals on August 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup 7-1 and will now race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kiwis Driven To Reclaim America’s Cup

Ten years after Team New Zealand lost the America’s Cup to a countryman and a European billionaire, the Kiwis are in San Francisco for a singular mission.

09/04/2013

Oracle Team USA sails their AC72 during a practice run before the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Champion Oracle Docked 2 Points, Key Sailor Expelled As Cup Matches Approach

Hours after being hit with the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, skipper Jimmy Spithill defiantly declared defending champion Oracle Team USA to be an underdog that “will come out fighting” against Emirates Team New Zealand starting Saturday.

09/03/2013

Oracle Team USA sails their AC72 during a practice run before the seventh race of the Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco, California on August 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hearings Begin In America’s Cup Scandal, Oracle Team USA May Have To Forfeit Cup Match

An international jury has begun hearings into what could be one of the biggest scandals in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup.

08/26/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker sails near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after they beat Team Luna Rossa Challenge in race eight to win the Louis Vuitton Cup finals on August 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Cup 7-1 and will now race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kiwis Advance To America’s Cup Final Vs Oracle USA

Two sailing powerhouses that have spent the summer trading verbal jabs are finally set to meet in the ultimate grudge match — the 34th America’s Cup.

08/25/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker warms up before race seven of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena on August 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race to take a 6-1 lead in the series. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kiwis Reach 54 MPH Record, Are On Brink Of Reaching America’s Cup Against USA

Emirates Team New Zealand is trying to wrap up a spot in the America’s Cup match against defending champion Oracle Team USA as fast as it can.

08/24/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena with Chris Draper on the helm in action during race three of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New Zealanders Sail Past Italy’s Mechanical Failure To Take 2-1 Cup Lead

Emirates Team New Zealand sailed away with another win because of a mechanical failure to Italy’s Luna Rossa, taking a 2-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals Monday.

08/19/2013

Crew members of Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena inspect a malfunctioning dagger board during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker on August 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand won race one after Team Luna Rossa Challenge did not finish. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Italy’s Luna Rossa Beats Hobbled Emirates, America’s Cup Series Even

The Louis Vuitton Cup finals have been more about survival than sailing.

08/18/2013

Team Artemis Racing skippered by Iain Percy in action against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena during race one of the Louis Vuitton Cup semi final on August 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Team Luna Rossa Challenge won the race. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Italy Rebounds, Speeds Ahead Of Sweden To Take America’s Cup Semifinals

Rebounding from a shaky start and damage to its wing sail, Italy’s Luna Rossa sped ahead of Artemis Racing of Sweden to win the opening race of the America’s Cup challenger semifinals Tuesday on San Francisco Bay.

08/06/2013

Team Luna Rossa Challenge (R) skippered by Massimiliano Sirena and Emirates Team New Zealand (L) skippered by Dean Barker in action during the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin 5 on July 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. Emirates Team New Zealand won the race. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Team New Zealand Beats Italy By 3 Minutes, 21 Seconds In America’s Cup Trials

Emirates Team New Zealand beat Italy’s Luna Rossa by 3 minutes, 21 seconds in their final meeting in the round-robins in the America’s Cup challenger trials Sunday on San Francisco Bay.

07/28/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action during round four of their round robin race against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena in the Louis Vuitton Cup on July 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Zealanders Rout Italians In America’s Cup Challenger Series

Emirates Team New Zealand routed Italy’s Luna Rossa by the biggest margin yet in the America’s Cup challenger trials and clinched the right to advance to the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

07/23/2013

Luna Rossa Challenge, Oracle Team USA, and Emriates Team New Zealand make their way past the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while training for the America's Cup sailing event on July 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge are are currently competing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. The winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup goes on to race against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Finals that start on September 7. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

New Zealanders Lose Jib, Still Be Italians In America’s Cup Trials

Emirates Team New Zealand overcame the loss of its jib early in the race and routed Italy’s Luna Rossa on Sunday in just their second head-to-head matchup in the America’s Cup challenger series.

07/21/2013

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