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America's Cup Heats Up


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Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup race 16 on September 23, 2013.
Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images
Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup race 16 on September 23, 2013.

Oracle Team USA won its fifth consecutive race in the America's Cup Monday, narrowing the New Zealand team's lead to 8-6. The tense competition is now being called the greatest America's Cup in the 162 years of the event. It's been drawing hundreds of thousands of cheering spectators to San Francisco's waterfront. That's an exciting turnaround for the America's Cup, which has faced criticism after failing to attract more than four teams to the competition and after Oracle was slapped with a penalty for cheating.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Kimball Livingston, blogger for Blue Planet Times and co-author of the official book of the America's Cup 2013, "Sailing on the Edge"
  • Tom FitzGerald, sports writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the America's Cup

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