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Chicago gets heave-ho as Cup host

Updated: July 8, 2014, 9:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The Windy City got the heave-ho from the race to host the 2017 America's Cup. Sailing's marquee regatta is either headed back to San Diego or will be held on the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle.

Russell Coutts, CEO of defending champion Oracle Team USA, said it was a tough decision to eliminate Chicago.

Despite Chicago's nickname, "the variability of the wind was quite a major uncertainty for us," Coutts told The Associated Press by phone Tuesday from his home in ...

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