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Spain's Telefonica Blue wins third stage of Ocean Volvo Race

Updated: December 22, 2008, 8:08 PM ET
Associated Press

SINGAPORE -- Spain's Telefonica Blue won the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race late Monday, closing the gap on overall leader Ericsson 4 of Sweden during the 1,950 nautical miles from Kochi, India, to Singapore.

U.S. team Puma Ocean Racing arrived second. It was 1 minute, 47 seconds, ahead of Sweden's Ericsson 3, which beat Ericsson 4, skippered by five-time Olympic medalist Torben Grael of Brazil, by 40 seconds after more than nine days of racing.

"We had all the excitement in the ...

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