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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.

Sep 19, 2013

New Zealand a race away from taking America’s Cup from Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand is on the verge of winning the America’s Cup and needs to beat struggling defender Oracle Team USA in just one of two races scheduled for Thursday.

The Kiwis turned in the latest of several textbook performances in a race on Wednesday that left Oracle with nowhere to turn. Oracle, once the favorite to retain the title that it won three years ago, needs eight straight victories to keep the huge silver cup, which at 162 years is the sporting world’s oldest trophy.

Sep 19, 2013

Sailing-New Zealand a race away from taking America’s Cup from Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand is on the verge of winning the America’s Cup and needs to beat struggling defender Oracle Team USA in just one of two races scheduled for Thursday.

The Kiwis turned in the latest of several textbook performances in a race on Wednesday that left Oracle with nowhere to turn. Oracle, once the favorite to retain the title that it won three years ago, needs eight straight victories to keep the huge silver cup, which at 162 years is the sporting world’s oldest trophy.

Sep 19, 2013

New Zealand on cusp of America’s Cup victory

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA in a close-fought race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.

But New Zealand will have to wait at least another day to clinch the Cup after Wednesday’s second race was postponed seconds before the starting gun due to high winds, the second straight day that a strong sea breeze and outgoing tide combined to make conditions on San Francisco Bay unsafe for the fragile 72-foot catamarans.

Sep 19, 2013

Sailing-New Zealand on cusp of America’s Cup victory

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand on Wednesday edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup, defeating Oracle Team USA in a close-fought race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.

But New Zealand will have to wait at least another day to clinch the Cup after Wednesday’s second race was postponed seconds before the starting gun due to high winds, the second straight day that a strong sea breeze and outgoing tide combined to make conditions on San Francisco Bay unsafe for the fragile 72-foot catamarans.

Sep 18, 2013

Oracle gives cautious outlook for second quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Oracle Corp
forecast sales and profit for its second quarter that fell short
of expectations as it continues to battle soft global IT demand
and smaller rivals focused on providing software over the
Internet.

Shares of the third largest software maker fell in
after-hours trading on Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2013

New Zealand one race away from taking home America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup on Wednesday, defeating Oracle Team USA in thrilling race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.

New Zealand could clinch the Cup with a win in the second race scheduled for Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2013

Sailing-New Zealand one race away from taking home America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand edged to within one win of taking home the America’s Cup on Wednesday, defeating Oracle Team USA in thrilling race that again showcased the Kiwis’ seamless teamwork and superior strategy at the start.

New Zealand could clinch the Cup with a win in the second race scheduled for Wednesday.

Sep 18, 2013

New Zealand gets fresh shot to wrest America’s Cup from Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand gets a fresh opportunity to capture the America’s Cup from Oracle Team USA on Wednesday after high winds scuppered the previous day’s racing.

The America’s Cup could be decided if the Kiwi challengers win both races. New Zealand dominated matches between the two teams in the first week of the America’s Cup finals on San Francisco Bay, then lost momentum over the weekend when a vastly improved Oracle won its second and third matches, raising hopes of a last-minute comeback.

Sep 18, 2013

Sailing-New Zealand gets fresh shot to wrest America’s Cup from Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand gets a fresh opportunity to capture the America’s Cup from Oracle Team USA on Wednesday after high winds scuppered the previous day’s racing.

The America’s Cup could be decided if the Kiwi challengers win both races. New Zealand dominated matches between the two teams in the first week of the America’s Cup finals on San Francisco Bay, then lost momentum over the weekend when a vastly improved Oracle won its second and third matches, raising hopes of a last-minute comeback.

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