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Kiwis win America's Cup Race 5 in a runaway

SAN FRANCISCO — Defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA could be in deep trouble against scrappy Emirates Team New Zealand.

The American powerhouse was so soundly beaten by the Kiwis in Race 5 Tuesday that Larry Ellison's syndicate had to call timeout.

Ellison, the software billionaire who runs Oracle Corp., has made crew changes before, and some could be coming after a major blunder by his team let Team New Zealand speed off to a resounding victory of 1 minute, 5 seconds on San Francisco Bay on Tuesday.

Not long before the scheduled start of Race 6, Oracle Team USA radioed in to the race committee that it was playing its one postponement card of the regatta, meaning the race was scrubbed until Thursday.

The Kiwis crushed the momentum Oracle gained with its heart-stopping win in Race 4 on Sunday.


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