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Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill races against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during the final race of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (photo courtesy of C.Flanigan/imageSPACE)

New Zealanders See America’s Cup Hopes Dashed

Disappointed New Zealanders made their way to work Thursday morning after a weeklong national vigil ended with Emirates Team New Zealand’s loss to Oracle Team USA in the deciding race of sailing’s America’s Cup.

09/25/2013

Oracle Team USA comes in to win race 14 of the 34th America's Cup on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco. (AFP/Josh Edelson/Getty Images)

USA Continues America’s Cup Streak; New Zealand Lead Down To 2

Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win their fifth straight race and remain alive in the America’s Cup on Monday.

09/23/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand (front) and Oracle Team USA during the 34th America's Cup September 20, 2013 in San Francisco. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Scores Another America’s Cup Win After Light Winds Torpedo Final Kiwi Victory

Oracle Team USA coasted to an easy win in America’s Cup Race 13 Friday, after Emirates Team New Zealand’s final victory was thwarted when light wind ended the earlier race with the Kiwis comfortably ahead.

09/20/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker almost capsizes while racing against Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill during race eight of the America's Cup Finals on September 14, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Oracle Team USA won the race.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Races Postponed Due To Strong Winds

Strong wind blowing in through the Golden Gate Bridge and a strong tide flowing out to sea forced organizers to postpone two America’s Cup races Tuesday between Emirates Team Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.

09/17/2013

Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie (R) on the stern of the boat races against Emirates Team New Zealand (R) while competing in the  the 34th America's Cup  in San Francisco. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images))

Ainslie Hopes To One Day Win America’s Cup For Britain

Back home in Britain, he’s known as Sir Ben Ainslie. Out on San Francisco Bay, he’s the tactician for America’s Cup defender Oracle Team USA. And really, Ainslie can’t lose even if Oracle fails to defend the America’s Cup.

09/16/2013

34th America's Cup - Oracle Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 4. (© ACEA / PHOTO RICARDO PINTO)

Plucky Kiwis At It Again In America’s Cup

Nearly 20 years after beating Mr. America’s Cup himself, Dennis Conner, Team New Zealand is on course to scuttle software billionaire Larry Ellison’s hopes of keeping sailing’s biggest prize.

09/13/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker (L) and Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (R) in action during race seven of the America's Cup finals on September 12, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kiwis Beat Oracle Twice, Take Commanding Lead In America’s Cup

Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history on board, defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA simply can’t catch Emirates Team New Zealand.

09/12/2013

Team Oracle USA sails their AC-72 Racing Yacht in the bay during a training session. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Oracle Drops Bay Area Native From Crew As America’s Cup Finals Continue

Defending champion Oracle Team USA on Thursday dropped a Bay Area native from its sailing crew as the team tries to find a way to come back from a large deficit in the America’s Cup Finals, which resumes this afternoon in San Francisco.

09/12/2013

Oracle Team USA (L) competes against Emirates Team New Zealand during the 34th America's Cup on September 10, 2013 in San Francisco. Oracle lost the race and opted to postpone the second scheduled race of the day. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Firefighters Unable To Determine Cause Of America’s Cup Village Fire

San Francisco fire investigators have not able to determine the cause of a small blaze that damaged a broadcast booth and bleachers at the America’s Cup Village in the city’s Marina District early Tuesday, a fire spokeswoman said Wednesday.

09/11/2013

Oracle Team USA sail both of their AC72's  while training for the America's Cup sailing event on July 17, 2013 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Receives Heaviest Penalty In America’s Cup History

An international jury has levied the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, docking defending champion Oracle Team USA two points in the finals against Emirates Team Zealand and expelling a key sailor.

09/03/2013

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