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America's Cup - Final Race

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill celebrates onstage after defending the Cup as they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup during the final race on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA wins America's Cup

Oracle Team USA clinched the America's Cup in a winner-take-all race over Emirates Team New Zealand Wednesday that capped an epic comeback destined for sports history books.



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.

AFP