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"It's a useless cup and I wanted to get rid of the bloody thing" – something something

Spithill reveals Cup is useless; was just trying to get rid of it the whole time

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill has blamed his team’s America’s Cup loss on not wanting to win. “It’s a useless cup and I wanted to get rid of the bloody thing,” he told media today, breaking his silence for the first time since the initial post-match press conference. “The […]

Peter Burling says that setting this up was a “very delicate process” that required making sure to lose just one race before getting to six points.

Team New Zealand perfectly poised to lose 7-6

After two consecutive wins against Team Oracle in Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand have set themselves up perfectly to lose the competition 7-6. The New Zealanders pushed themselves out to a 6-1 lead this morning, maintaining the position they’ve held for the last four years; one win from victory. Helmsman […]

One New Plymouth spectator, Tom Sturgeon, says he won’t let the fact he hates and simply can’t stand the America’s Cup stop him from enjoying it.

Could this year’s America’s Cup be marred by the fact it’s a horrible sport where the winner makes the rules and nobody cares?

It’s game on! After winning a fifth race to beat Artemis in the last contest of the qualifying round, Emirates Team New Zealand has made their way to a highly-anticipated clash with Oracle in the America’s Cup final. The stage is set. The contest will be close, and New Zealand […]

Every New Zealander is born with an innate understanding that rugby is a game between two nations that is won by the team that is the All Blacks.

Hot take: Did the All Blacks deliberately lose every game they ever lost?

You’d certainly have to think so. The Mighty All Blacks, the greatest team ever to play rugby, or, arguably, any sport ever, are preparing to face The British & Irish Lions in the test match leg of this decade’s Lions tour. But have they ever lost? Certainly not fairly, and […]

The Government is demanding an explanation from Team New Zealand after investing money into what appears to be 1990s Sedan.

Uh oh! Team NZ setback: What they’ve built isn’t even a boat

Well this is embarrassing. Emirates Team New Zealand have had to acknowledge a massive setback today, as it’s revealed the watercraft they’ve built for this year’s America’s cup isn’t even actually a boat. With just a week to go until the start of the competition, this sure looks like a […]

Artist’s depiction of what Sonny Bill Williams will look like come Sunday’s game against the Brumbies.

The Blues to tape over Sonny Bill Williams for upcoming fixtures

Blues CEO Michael Redman says that star player Sonny Bill Williams will continue to play for the team, but will be taped over with thick black tape during upcoming fixtures. The move comes as a result of continuing controversy over Williams’ decision to tape over two bank logos (those of […]