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Jimmy Spithill re-signs with Oracle

Updated: February 3, 2014, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The chance to win a third straight America's Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.

Spithill announced Monday that he'll be back with Oracle Team USA for the 35th America's Cup, which is expected to be held in August 2017.

The 34-year-old Australian said his relationships with software billionaire Larry Ellison, who owns Oracle Team USA, and syndicate CEO Russell Coutts, a five-time ...

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