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Oracle Team USA

Jimmy Spithill

Skipper Spithill Returns To Cup America’s Champ Oracle

The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.

02/03/2014

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action during the America's Cup. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Defeated New Zealand Skipper Says America’s Cup Team Could Fold

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said “the vultures are already circling” the defeated America’s Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.

10/02/2013

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)

Oracle’s Ellison, Coutts Turned America’s Cup Into 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

“I think a lot of people who were never interested in sailing suddenly got interested in sailing,” Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Team USA, said after the American boat kept the America’s Cup with one final thrilling win.

09/27/2013

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

America’s Cup Was 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenaline rush.

09/26/2013

Larry Ellison seen earlier this month with team Oracle USA.

Larry Ellison Says He Wants To Keep America’s Cup In San Francisco

For much of the finals, it seemed all but certain the next America’s Cup would be contested in New Zealand. After Oracle Team USA’s stunning comeback Wednesday, organizers declared the regatta a success.

09/26/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill captures the America's Cup.  (photo courtesy of C.Flanigan/imageSPACE)

America’s Cup: Where Does USA’s Win Rank Among All-Time Sports Comebacks?

On an otherwise ho-hum Wednesday afternoon, Oracle Team USA completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, clawing back from an 8-1 race deficit against Emirates New Zealand to win the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay.

09/26/2013

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)

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

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

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