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Sep 23, 2013

Larry Ellison juggles America’s Cup and Oracle customer expo

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The 34th America’s Cup underway on San Francisco Bay is going on longer than Oracle Team USA backer Larry Ellison expected and is now overlapping with his software company’s massive annual customer conference.

America’s Cup sailing is a major passion for Ellison, rivaled only by his focus on expanding what is already the world’s third largest software maker.

Sep 23, 2013

Powerful Oracle moves a step closer to keeping America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Team USA moved a step closer to keeping the America’s Cup on Monday, winning the day’s only race and yet again preventing challenger Emirates Team New Zealand from clinching the trophy.

It was the fifth straight victory for the team owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, which a week ago seemed like it was about to lose the world’s oldest sporting trophy but now looks strong enough to win the series – as long as it can keep the Kiwis from winning one more race.

Sep 23, 2013

Sailing-Powerful Oracle moves a step closer to keeping America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Oracle Team USA moved a step closer to keeping the America’s Cup on Monday, winning the day’s only race and yet again preventing challenger Emirates Team New Zealand from clinching the trophy.

It was the fifth straight victory for the team owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, which a week ago seemed like it was about to lose the world’s oldest sporting trophy but now looks strong enough to win the series – as long as it can keep the Kiwis from winning one more race.

Sep 22, 2013

Oracle refuses to surrender America’s Cup, Kiwis struggle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A formidable Oracle Team USA is making an America’s Cup comeback against Emirates Team New Zealand that last week looked all but impossible.

The team owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison won Sunday’s two scheduled races on San Francisco Bay, refusing to give up the one final victory that the Kiwis need to take the Cup home.

Sep 22, 2013

Oracle wins another America’s Cup race, looks powerful

SAN FRANCISCO (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 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.

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