Sport: The Best Cup Challenge Ever

Australia II puts on a fan-bloody-tastic show

The America's Cup was still there on Monday morning, bolted to a table at the New York Yacht Club, which has been its home for 132 years. Its tenure had become frighteningly fragile, however. For the past fortnight a superboat and a bunch of hungry sailors from Down Under have shown that the U.S. can no longer successfully defend the knobbly silver ewer merely by putting a boat in the water. At week's end the best-of-seven series was tied 3-3 between the red-hulled American defender Liberty and...

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