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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.

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.

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