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America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill crosses the finish line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: America’s Cup Return To SF Should Be Easy Call

Anywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America’s Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.

09/26/2013

America's Cup - Final Race - C.Flanigan Photos

Phil Matier: Ellison Put A Lot On The Line For America’s Cup

I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Larry Ellison and Oracle, but they’re the ones who put a lot on the line. Ellison brought it to the city and it was even timed to line up with his annual Oracle World Conference. It could have been a really embarrassing loss for him, but things worked out.

09/25/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker and Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill compete during the final race of the America's Cup on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

USA Finishes Historic Comeback Over New Zealand To Retain America’s Cup

It was a day for the sailing history books, with Oracle Team USA winning its eighth straight race in the America’s Cup Finals to triumph over challenger Emirates Team New Zealand.

09/25/2013

Crowds watch Race 14 of the America's Cup at America's Cup Park on the San Francisco waterfront. (Getty Images)

Despite Economic Shortfall, SF Mayor Lee Would Welcome America’s Cup Return

Despite problems which have run the gamut from the death of a sailor during a practice run to cheating scandals to financial shortfalls because of teams dropping out, San Francisco’s mayor said Wednesday he would welcome the America’s Cup event again.

09/25/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill crosses the finish line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Fans Jumped On America’s Cup Bandwagon As Historic Comeback Unfolded

Just a month ago, the America’s Cup “village” along San Francisco’s waterfront had few visitors. Then Oracle Team USA launched one of the greatest comebacks in the sport’s history. On Wednesday, tens of thousands lined up along the city’s waterfront to watch them retain the cup.

09/25/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill races against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during the final race of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (photo courtesy of C.Flanigan/imageSPACE)

New Zealanders See America’s Cup Hopes Dashed

Disappointed New Zealanders made their way to work Thursday morning after a weeklong national vigil ended with Emirates Team New Zealand’s loss to Oracle Team USA in the deciding race of sailing’s America’s Cup.

09/25/2013

an Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 8

Confidence Turns To Despair As Kiwi Cup Hopes Fade

Fresh off seven straight wins, the Americans are poised to complete the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of sailing’s oldest trophy. The boats are set to go Wednesday in San Francisco, about breakfast time Thursday in New Zealand.

09/25/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action against Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill during race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

USA Makes It 7 In A Row Over New Zealand; Next Race To Decide America’s Cup

The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, dramatic sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

09/24/2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Ellison kicked off the week-long Oracle Open World conference that runs through September 26. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle CEO Ellison Skips SF Speech To Watch America’s Cup

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is so immersed in his boating team’s stirring comeback in the America’s Cup that he backed out of giving the marquee speech at his software company’s biggest customer conference of the year.

09/24/2013

Oracle Team USA comes in to win race 14 of the 34th America's Cup on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco. (AFP/Josh Edelson/Getty Images)

USA Continues America’s Cup Streak; New Zealand Lead Down To 2

Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win their fifth straight race and remain alive in the America’s Cup on Monday.

09/23/2013

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