| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:48 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:20 AM
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...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
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,...
| Sep 10, 2013
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:22 PM
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.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2013
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...