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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

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

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

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

Emirates Team New Zealand (front) and Oracle Team USA during the 34th America's Cup September 20, 2013 in San Francisco. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Scores Another America’s Cup Win After Light Winds Torpedo Final Kiwi Victory

Oracle Team USA coasted to an easy win in America’s Cup Race 13 Friday, after Emirates Team New Zealand’s final victory was thwarted when light wind ended the earlier race with the Kiwis comfortably ahead.

09/20/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker almost capsizes while racing against Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill during race eight of the America's Cup Finals on September 14, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Oracle Team USA won the race.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Races Postponed Due To Strong Winds

Strong wind blowing in through the Golden Gate Bridge and a strong tide flowing out to sea forced organizers to postpone two America’s Cup races Tuesday between Emirates Team Zealand and defender Oracle Team USA.

09/17/2013

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