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  • America's Cup sailor died of 'blunt trauma with drowning'

    America's Cup sailor died of 'blunt trauma with drowning'
    An Olympic gold medalist training for the America's Cup who perished in San Francisco Bay when his boat capsized died of "blunt trauma with drowning," according to a medical examiner's report. British Olympic gold medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson was part...
  • The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies

    The Pogues' longtime guitarist Phil Chevron dies
    When the topic of the Pogues comes up in casual conversation, the first thought isn’t necessarily the sound of their guitars. More likely it has something to do with singer Shane MacGowan’s sneering voice, the driving accordion, the whistle...
  • Letters: Giving the America's Cup its due

    Letters: Giving the America's Cup its due
    Re "Team USA rides a comeback wave," Sept. 26 Congratulations to The Times for finally getting coverage of the America's Cup race on the front page. The only losers in this event are the people who didn't watch it. To see those 7-ton catamarans...
  • U.S. team, reeling after latest America's Cup loss, calls a timeout

    U.S. team, reeling after latest America's Cup loss, calls a timeout
    SAN FRANCISCO — Defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA could be in deep trouble against scrappy Emirates Team New Zealand. The American powerhouse was so soundly beaten by the Kiwis in Race 5 on Tuesday that Larry Ellison's syndicate had...
  • Team New Zealand regains momentum, leads Oracle, 7-1, in America's Cup

    Team New Zealand regains momentum, leads Oracle, 7-1, in America's Cup
    SAN FRANCISCO¬†— 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. Team...
  • New Zealand wins two more against Oracle Team USA at America's Cup

    New Zealand wins two more against Oracle Team USA at America's Cup
    SAN FRANCISCO — Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history onboard, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA simply can't catch Emirates Team New Zealand. The plucky Kiwis beat Oracle Team USA twice more Thursday, moving...
  • Shifting winds postpone America's Cup racing on Saturday

    Shifting winds postpone America's Cup racing on Saturday
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Race 14 of the America's Cup was postponed Saturday because of shifting wind, further delaying Emirates Team New Zealand's chance to claim the oldest trophy in international sports. With the Kiwis sitting on match point against defender...
  • New Zealand moves closer to winning America's Cup

    New Zealand moves closer to winning America's Cup
    Emirates Team New Zealand moved a step closer to capturing the America's Cup on Thursday, winning two more races over defending champion Oracle Team USA. Neither race on San Francisco Bay was particularly close as the challenger opened a convincing lead...
  • America's Cup: Huge egos, fast boats

    America's Cup: Huge egos, fast boats
    Larry Ellison, prince of Silicon Valley, is richer than God. But even Ellison can't always get what he wants. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: America’s Cup: An Op-Ed Tuesday about the sailing race said Team USA’s score after four races...
  • A $5-million luxury vessel leaves this sailor man popeyed

    A $5-million luxury vessel leaves this sailor man popeyed
    Never had a bad time on a boat, though the dangers of the high seas have been widely chronicled. As with Scylla, who reportedly had the upper body of a nymph and the heads of six ravenous dogs buckled 'round her waist. Aphrodite, the goddess of love,...
  • Sailing the Apostle Islands is idyllic, despite a thunderstorm

    Sailing the Apostle Islands is idyllic, despite a thunderstorm
    APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Wis. — The thunderstorm struck with a vengeance around 9:30 p.m. We were anchored in Stockton Island's Quarry Bay in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, off the northwest tip of Wisconsin. Fortunately,...