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Oracle Team USA competes in the America's Cup World Series in 2012 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Hearings Begin In America’s Cup Scandal

An international jury on Monday began 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 racing in the Louis Vuitton Cup. (© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET)

Kiwis Move 2 Wins Away From America’s Cup Match

Emirates Team New Zealand closed in on an America’s Cup match against Oracle Team USA, cruising past Italy’s Luna Rossa again Friday to take a 5-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

08/23/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena during a race in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Kiwis Take 4-1 Lead In Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

Skipper Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand completed a pair of near-flawless races Wednesday, overpowering Italy’s Luna Rossa to take a 4-1 lead in the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

08/21/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker practices on the water before race three of the Louis Vuitton Cup finals against Team Luna Rossa Challenge skippered by Massimiliano Sirena 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. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Emirates Grabs 2-1 Lead Over Luna Rossa In America’s Cup Challenger Series

The final of the America’s Cup challenger series has had more failing than foiling. 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

Team Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa Beats Hobbled Emirates, Evens Louis Vitton Series Of America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand fell out of the second race of the series because of a mechanical problem Sunday, handing Italy’s Luna Rossa a victory that evened the Louis Vuitton Cup finals at one apiece.

08/18/2013

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)

Measurers Admit Mistake In America’s Cup Scandal

The America’s Cup Measurement Committee has admitted it made a mistake and that one of the three prototype boats owned by defending champion Oracle Team USA was not illegally modified during warm-up regattas last year.

08/16/2013

Skipper Max Sirena of Italy's team Luna Rossa. (Photo by Paul Todd/Getty Images)

Italian Skipper Also Says America’s Cup Champ Oracle Cheated

Skipper Max Sirena of Italy’s Luna Rossa is the latest America’s Cup competitor to accuse defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in what potentially could be one of the biggest scandals in the regatta’s 162-year history.

08/15/2013

Larry Ellison in an interview from his Bay Area compound with CBS News. (CBS)

Oracle’s Ellison Defends ‘Risky’ Tactics In America’s Cup

The new, cutting-edge America’s Cup boats are not without criticism and Oracle’s Larry Ellison defends what some call risky engineering and sailing tactics, explaining, “It has to be a little bit risky.”

08/14/2013

Grant Dalton, Managing Director of Emirates Team New Zealand. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

New Zealand America’s Cup Boss Calls Oracle Team USA ‘Cheaters’

The head of America’s Cup challenger Emirates Team New Zealand has accused defending champion Oracle Team USA of cheating in the latest controversy in sailing’s premier regatta. “You can’t actually get to any other point than the fact they were cheating,” he said.

08/13/2013

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Racing Bowed Out Gracefully From Weekend America’s Cup Defeat

A Sweden-based sailing team that was hit with a tragic loss earlier this year was eliminated over the weekend in the challenger series for the America’s Cup, but bowed out gracefully in a display of sportsmanship that has been a hallmark of the team’s return to the water.

08/12/2013

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