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Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Racing, and Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, speak to the media during the America's Cup Summer of Racing Launch event on April 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The America's Cup Finals will be held in San Francisco Bay between September 7-22. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting

If America’s Cup challengers are to get on the same tack as defending champion Oracle Team USA heading into the next regatta, they’ll do so without Emirates Team New Zealand — at least for the time being.

07/27/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

Singer Stevie Nicks (L) and musician Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac perform at The Staples Center on July 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Fleetwood Mac Cancels Shows For McVie’s Health

Fleetwood Mac is canceling planned performances in Australia and New Zealand as bassist John McVie is treated for cancer.

10/27/2013

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Oracle Team USA Beats Emirates Team New Zealand To Keep America’s Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA have won the America’s Cup with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

09/25/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill celebrates after they crossed the finish line to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Wins 7th Straight Race, Forces Historic Finale For America’s Cup

The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

09/24/2013

Oracle Team USA waves to spectators after crossing the finish line to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup race 16 September 23, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA defeated Emirates Team New Zealand for the fifth America's Cup race in a row, again denying the Kiwis the one victory they need to take the trophy. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Again To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fifth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/23/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (L) and Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker in action during race 15 of the America's Cup finals on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Oracle Team USA won races 14 and 15. Team Emirates New Zealand leads the series 8 to 5. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Twice To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday on San Francisco Bay, winning two races against Emirates Team New Zealand to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/22/2013

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 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 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

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