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Emirates Team New Zealand in action on San Francisco Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Racing Against Nobody, New Zealand Gets Points In America’s Cup Regatta

This was supposed to be the most eye-popping America’s Cup ever. But the Italian syndicate didn’t sail against Emirates Team New Zealand this week in the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers series, allowing New Zealand to earn two points in the regatta unchallenged.

07/10/2013

ORACLE Racing CEO Russell Coutts.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Champ Coutts Defends Rules Changes

Not long after helping to sail one of the new America’s Cup catamarans around ghostly San Francisco Bay, four-time winner Russell Coutts scoffed at accusations by two foreign challengers that defending champion Oracle Team USA is benefiting from safety changes.

07/03/2013

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New Zealand Doesn’t Back Off With America’s Cup Rules Protest

The Kiwis are protesting a rule change that ostensibly was made for safety reasons following the death of British sailing star Andrew Simpson on May 9 when rival challenger Artemis Racing capsized.

07/03/2013

The boats sail past the San Francisco waterfront during a fleet race in the America's Cup World Series on August 23, 2012 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Opening Ceremony Set For Thursday

The America’s Cup regatta starts later this week in San Francisco with an opening ceremony and the first preliminary race. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27-29.

07/03/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Coast Guard Issues Permit For America’s Cup Racing On SF Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard issued the official permit late Friday that is required to conduct America’s Cup yacht racing on San Francisco Bay beginning next week.

06/29/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

America’s Cup Champs Cut Short 2-Boat Testing

America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA sustained damage to its newest catamaran just minutes into the first day of its two-boat testing program on San Francisco Bay.

06/26/2013

Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan Finally Wins Indy 500, Ends Heartbreak

The hard-luck loser no more, Tony Kanaan finally won the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

05/26/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering Nationwide

The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.

04/30/2013

New Macho Man, a two-year-old thoroughbred, ended up on the auction block after being injured at Golden Gate Fields. He was saved by the group Auction Horses Rescue. (CBS)

Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For Auction

A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.

04/05/2013

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Alcohol Blamed In Richmond Head-On Collision

Two people involved in a head-on collision apparently fueled by alcohol and high speeds in Richmond late Thursday night were clinging to life and another is in critical condition, a police lieutenant said Friday morning.

03/29/2013

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