USA wins 'historic' America's Cup
- Published: 26 Sep 2013 at 04.49
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SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Team USA clinched the America's Cup in a winner-take-all race Wednesday (Thursday morning Thailand time) over Emirates Team New Zealand that capped an epic comeback destined for the sports history books.
Team USA slides by the old island prison of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay. (Reuters photo)
The defending champions crossed the finish 44 seconds ahead of challenger New Zealand, notching an unprecedented eight wins in a row and keeping possession of yachting's coveted prize with a 9-8 victory.
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