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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 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

Emirates Team New Zealand sails near the Golden Gate Bridge during a training session on July 2, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Opening ceremony for the America's Cup is July 4, 2013. The finals begin on September 7, 2013 in San Francisco. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Fatal Cup Capsize Spawns Survival Gear For Sailors

When he jumps aboard his high-performance catamaran, America’s Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill is wearing his game face as well as equipment that can help save his life out on San Francisco Bay.

07/04/2013

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