More Sports Aug 1, 2015

Oracle Team USA sued for $400,000

A former America's Cup sailor is suing two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA for $400,000 for failing to fire or suspend a crewmate during the biggest cheating scandal in regatta history. Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court in ...

Olympics May 16, 2015

Longtime IOC member Tallberg, 77, dies

The International Olympic Committee says longtime member Peter Tallberg of Finland has died after a battle against cancer. He was 77. Tallberg was a sailor who competed in five Olympics between 1960 and 1980, with his best result a fourth-place finish in the Star class ...

Blind sailor and friend rescued in Pacific

National Jun 23, 2013

Blind sailor and friend rescued in Pacific

The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Friday rescued a blind sailor and his supporter in the Pacific Ocean after their small yacht took on water in rough conditions, the Japan Coast Guard said. Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, 46, and newscaster Jiro Shinbo, 57, were rescued at around 6:15 ...