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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.

Sep 17, 2013

Heavy wind forces pause in America’s Cup showdown

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – High winds on San Francisco Bay forced a postponement of 34th America’s Cup sailing on Tuesday, delaying a potential final showdown between series leader Emirates Team New Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.

A seasonally strong out-flowing tide on San Francisco Bay running against incoming wind created conditions that exceeded safety limits set for the delicate 72-foot (22-meter) catamarans, organizers said.

Sep 17, 2013

Sailing-Heavy wind forces pause in America’s Cup, buys Oracle time

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – High winds on San Francisco Bay forced a postponement of 34th America’s Cup sailing on Tuesday, delaying a potential final showdown between series leader Emirates Team New Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.

Racing was called after the boats headed out to the race course starting area near the Golden Gate Bridge, as whitecaps underneath grew frothier.

Sep 17, 2013

Oracle fights tooth and nail to keep America’s Cup from Kiwis

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand hopes to clinch the 34th America’s Cup on Tuesday by winning the final two races it needs to snatch the trophy from increasingly tenacious defender Oracle Team USA.

New Zealand dominated racing between the two teams in the first week of the America’s Cup finals on San Francisco Bay but it ran into trouble over the weekend when a vastly improved Oracle won its second and third matches, interrupting the Kiwis’ momentum.

Sep 17, 2013

Sailing-Oracle fights tooth and nail to keep America’s Cup from Kiwis

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Emirates Team New Zealand
hopes to clinch the 34th America’s Cup on Tuesday by winning the
final two races it needs to snatch the trophy from increasingly
tenacious defender Oracle Team USA.

New Zealand dominated racing between the two teams in the
first week of the America’s Cup finals on San Francisco Bay but
it ran into trouble over the weekend when a vastly improved
Oracle won its second and third matches, interrupting the Kiwis’
momentum.

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