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Oracle hangs on with 5th straight win

Updated: September 23, 2013, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- This America's Cup would be tied at 8 if defending champion Oracle Team USA hadn't been hit with the harshest penalties in the regatta's 162-year history.

No worries, says Australian-born skipper, Jimmy Spithill. He's a boxer as well as a sailor, and his spark and motivation has helped spur Oracle's remarkable comeback from what seemed like certain defeat a week ago.

Spithill put his bows down, accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and pulled clear ...

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