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Sep 22, 2013

Sailing-Oracle wins another America’s Cup race, looks powerful

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Oracle Team USA won Sunday’s first scheduled America’s Cup race, doggedly refusing to give Emirates Team New Zealand the final victory it needs to clinch the trophy, and stoking hopes that it may make a comeback that last week looked all but impossible.

An increasingly formidable Oracle had the edge at Sunday’s starting gun, then pushed New Zealand toward the course boundary line before rounding the first mark. It used this advantageous position to open a lead that the Kiwis were unable to close, despite closing to within a boat length on the third leg.

Sep 21, 2013

America’s Cup showdown postponed due to weather

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Fluky weather prevented America’s Cup racing on Saturday, extending at least one more day a regatta that Emirates Team New Zealand a week ago appeared to have all but won against defender Oracle Team USA.

After struggling for much of the regatta’s final series in San Francisco, the team owned by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison has gained momentum against Emirates Team New Zealand, refusing since Thursday to let the Kiwis win the one race that would give them the trophy.

Sep 21, 2013

Sailing-America’s Cup showdown on hold for fresh breeze

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup campaign that a week ago looked all but won has turned into a bitter battle against Oracle Team USA, which has repeatedly denied the Kiwis the final point they need.

After struggling for much of the regatta’s final series in San Francisco, the team owned by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison has gained momentum against Emirates Team New Zealand, refusing since Thursday to let the Kiwis win the one race that would give them the trophy.

Sep 21, 2013

Oracle and New Zealand in bitter America’s Cup battle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup campaign that a week ago looked all but won has turned into a bitter battle against Oracle Team USA, which has repeatedly denied the Kiwis the final point they need.

After struggling for much of the regatta’s final series in San Francisco, the team owned by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison has gained momentum against Emirates Team New Zealand, refusing since Thursday to let the Kiwis win the one race that would give them the trophy.

Sep 21, 2013

Sailing-Oracle and New Zealand in bitter America’s Cup battle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup campaign that a week ago looked all but won has turned into a bitter battle against Oracle Team USA, which has repeatedly denied the Kiwis the final point they need.

After struggling for much of the regatta’s final series in San Francisco, the team owned by Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison has gained momentum against Emirates Team New Zealand, refusing since Thursday to let the Kiwis win the one race that would give them the trophy.

Sep 20, 2013

A win and a gift keep Oracle alive in America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Team USA again staved off elimination in the America’s Cup on Friday, catching a huge break when the day’s first race was abandoned for exceeding the time limit with Emirates Team New Zealand far ahead, and then coming back to win a second race in stronger breezes.

Friday’s competition featured drastically different conditions than previous matches, with very light winds and fog wafting in through the Golden Gate.

Sep 20, 2013

New Zealand again denied Cup victory by fluky winds

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Unusual winds continued to dog the America’s Cup on Friday – but this time, the problem was not enough breeze.

After a week that saw multiple race cancellations for excessive wind, Friday’s first race featured exceptionally light air, and Emirates Team New Zealand appeared to be on the brink of taking the Cup as it opened up a huge lead over Oracle Team USA.

Sep 20, 2013

Sailing-New Zealand again denied Cup victory by fluky winds

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Unusual winds continued to dog the America’s Cup on Friday – but this time, the problem was not enough breeze.

After a week that saw multiple race cancellations for excessive wind, Friday’s first race featured exceptionally light air, and Emirates Team New Zealand appeared to be on the brink of taking the Cup as it opened up a huge lead over Oracle Team USA.

Sep 20, 2013

Skippers bicker as weather delays America’s Cup racing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The skippers of Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA quarreled over wind limits after weather interrupted the America’s Cup for a third straight day and threatened the Kiwis’ chance of clinching the trophy on Friday.

Oracle Team USA, backed by billionaire Larry Ellison, stayed alive in the regatta on Thursday, winning one race before a second scheduled match was called off due to a strong breeze and outgoing tide on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis need to win just one more race take the trophy home.

Sep 20, 2013

Sailing-Skippers bicker as weather delays America’s Cup racing

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The skippers of Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA quarreled over wind limits after weather interrupted the America’s Cup for a third straight day and threatened the Kiwis’ chance of clinching the trophy on Friday.

Oracle Team USA, backed by billionaire Larry Ellison, stayed alive in the regatta on Thursday, winning one race before a second scheduled match was called off due to a strong breeze and outgoing tide on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis need to win just one more race take the trophy home.

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