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Bipartisan House OKs bill hitting Turkey for Syria incursion

Oct. 29, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill punishing Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria and illustrating both parties' dismay with President Donald Trump's retreat from the region sailed easily through the House on Tuesday. The bill marks both parties' latest show of disapproval for Trump's decision this...

Conde Nast, Cup team Stars+Stripes strike documentary deal

Oct. 8, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Conde Nast Entertainment announced a development deal with Stars+Stripes USA on Tuesday for an unscripted show that will follow the coed, all-American sailing team in its America's Cup campaign. The documentary series will explore the boat design and building process, crew...

Spray of champagne welcomes Britannia to America's Cup waves

Oct. 4, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Sir Ben Ainslie hopes to rule the America's Cup waves with a cutting-edge boat named Britannia. Ainslie's INEOS Team UK christened its first AC75 boat with a spray of champagne Friday in Portsmouth. Ainslie stood by as Julia Ratcliffe, the daughter of team owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, sprayed champagne onto...

America's Cup team Stars+Stripes USA signs McKinsey & Co.

Oct. 1, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — McKinsey & Co. has signed on as lead technology partner for America's Cup syndicate Stars+Stripes USA. The deal with the global management firm could be the catalyst for getting the first all-American sailing team in more than 20 years onto the starting line in sailing's...

Slingsby steers Aussies to $1 million SailGP victory

Sep. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

A matter of 2½ feet meant the difference between sailing off with $1 million in SailGP's inaugural championship regatta or getting nothing. Team Japan's Nathan Outteridge gambled and lost, allowing countryman Tom Slingsby to steer Team Australia to victory Sunday in Marseille, France, in a showdown between...

Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months before Tokyo

Sep. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing for the U.S. national team less than a year before the Tokyo Games. U.S. Sailing said in a statement Thursday that it and Page, an Australian, "have agreed to part ways." Contacted by phone, US Sailing CEO Jack Gierhart...