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Kiwis close in on deleting Larry Ellison from America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO — Emirates Team New Zealand is getting closer to pushing the delete button on software tycoon Larry Ellison in the America's Cup.

On one of the liveliest days of the regatta, Dean Barker and the rest of the Kiwi crew earned a split Sunday with Oracle Team USA to move within two races of yanking the oldest trophy in international sports away from the American-based powerhouse.

The day got revving when Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill posted a tweet that some people found offensive. Spithill later deleted it.

It ended with a race that saw four lead changes, strong winds on San Francisco Bay and a shift in momentum back to the Kiwis.

"I think if you didn't enjoy today's racing you should watch another sport," Barker said.


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