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US and Japanese sailing boats collide during Bermuda Grand Prix – video

In the first race of the Bermuda Grand Prix, the US and Japanese teams collided and became entangled. The crash ruled both boats out of the rest of the day’s racing and also led to the US boat capsize shortly afterwards. It was the first event for Jimm…

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Sports quiz of the week: Marvin Hagler, Champions League and Cheltenham

Who came on? Who went down? Who went round? Marvelous Marvin Hagler (he changed his name legally in 1982 to include his nickname, so we better use it) died this week at the age of 66. Hagler never lost a fight by knockout but he did hit the canvas once…

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New Zealand scrambles to keep America’s Cup in home waters after ‘rocketship’ wins

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern leads calls to keep team togetherTNZ retain Auld Mug with 7-3 win over Italians Luna RossaNew Zealand is acting swiftly to keep the America’s Cup in home waters after a fourth triumph in the world’s oldest sporting competi…

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New Zealand scrambles to keep America’s Cup in home waters after ‘rocketship’ wins

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern leads calls to keep team togetherTNZ retain Auld Mug with 7-3 win over Italians Luna RossaNew Zealand is acting swiftly to keep the America’s Cup in home waters after a fourth triumph in the world’s oldest sporting competi…

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Team New Zealand hold nerve to retain America’s Cup

Best-of-13 series ends in 7-3 win over Luna RossaDefender secures Auld Mug for a fourth timeTeam New Zealand won the 36th America’s Cup, beating Luna Rossa 7-3 in the best-of-13 series with a dominant 46-second victory in race 10 off the coast of Auckl…

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Team New Zealand on brink of America’s Cup victory after race nine win

TNZ move into 6-3 lead before racing in Auckland abandonedAuld Mug can be secured when racing resumes on WednesdayTeam New Zealand moved within one race win of a second successive America’s Cup triumph but their hopes of sealing the match on Tuesday di…

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Team New Zealand stage remarkable comeback to open up America’s Cup lead

TNZ wipe out four-minute deficit in dramatic race eight Defender moves ahead 5-3 in best-of-13 series off coast of AucklandTeam New Zealand surged to a 5-3 lead over Luna Rossa in the America’s Cup after a dramatic race eight as both boats struggled to…

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Team New Zealand storm back to level America’s Cup at 2-2

Stalemate continues as teams share spoils on day two Luna Rossa win opener in light winds off AucklandTeam New Zealand rallied superbly to level the America’s Cup match at 2-2 after challenger Luna Rossa took the honours in the early race in light wind…

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Team New Zealand storm back to level America’s Cup at 2-2

Stalemate continues as teams share spoils on day two Luna Rossa win opener in light winds off AucklandTeam New Zealand rallied superbly to level the America’s Cup match at 2-2 after challenger Luna Rossa took the honours in the early race in light wind…

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America’s Cup all square after tale of two starts on first day of sailing

Team New Zealand get off to good start off coast of AucklandLuna Rossa hits back in second race to draw level at 1-1Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa were all square at 1-1 after the first two races of the 36th America’s Cup off the coast of Auckland on …

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America’s Cup all square after tale of two starts on first day of sailing

Team New Zealand get off to good start off coast of AucklandLuna Rossa hits back in second race to draw level at 1-1Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa were all square at 1-1 after the first two races of the 36th America’s Cup off the coast of Auckland on …

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Locals fight for youth activities at risk from Leeds budget cuts

A sailing centre may be one of many services to disappear as the council hunts for £87m of savingsFor many children from across Leeds, a visit to the Sailing and Activity Centre in the semi-rural town of Yeadon, on the edge of the city’s council area, …

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Ben Ainslie: ‘We haven’t achieved anything yet. Our goal is to win the America’s Cup’

Leader of Ineos Team UK is ready to take on Italy’s Luna Rossa in the Prada Cup final with the bigger prize in his sightsChristmas wasn’t a happy one for Ben Ainslie and his Ineos Team UK. They are in Auckland, New Zealand, trying to win the America’s …

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Sports quiz of the week: sailing, settling scores, signings and the Super Bowl

Who pulled up? Who keeps going? Who hasn’t kept up?Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off in the second half of the Milan derby this week. Who followed him off the pitch 20 minutes later?Romelu Lukaku Ashley Young Alexis SánchezPaolo ValeriTom Brady has reach…

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Yannick Bestaven wins Vendée Globe as dramatic sea rescue proves crucial

Time bonus for saving Kevin Escoffier gives Bestaven victoryBestaven: ‘I feel like I’m living a dream, that I’m hallucinating’Yannick Bestaven won the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world sailing race after he was handed a time bonus of over 10 hours for …

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Bob Fisher, former world champion sailor and Guardian writer, dies aged 85

Fisher reported for the Guardian from 1958 to 2013‘He gave a huge amount to sailing,’ says Ben AinslieBen Ainslie has led the tributes to Bob Fisher, the former Guardian sailing correspondent known as “Mr America’s Cup”, who has died at the age of 85.F…

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Olympic gold winner’s sexual abuse case is a turning point for Greece

Action brought by sailor Sofia Bekatorou likely to end patriarchal country’s taboo on discussing treatment of womenWhen the Olympic gold medallist Sofia Bekatorou appears before a public prosecutor on Wednesday to reveal the sexual abuse she allegedly …

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Ben Ainslie’s crew rise from the deep to keep America’s Cup dream alive | Sam Wollaston

The four-time Olympic gold medalist was painfully off the pace before Christmas but is now racing back into contentionHe has done it before. At the 2012 Olympics Ben Ainslie, favourite for the gold medal in the single-handed Finn class, lost the first …

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Greek president praises Sofia Bekatorou for reporting alleged sexual assault

Olympic sailing gold medallist alleges assault occurred in 1998Katerina Sakellaropoulou praises athlete’s ‘brave revelation’Greece’s president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, has praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving a potential “c…

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American yacht takes flight and capsizes in Challenger Series race

American Magic’s boat Patriot capsizes in strong windsBen Ainslie’s Ineos Team UK have four wins from four racesNew York Yacht Club’s American Magic were denied their first points in the Challenger Series when ‘Patriot’ capsized in the second race afte…