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Oracle takes Race 1 win over Alinghi

Updated: February 12, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- Tearing along the Mediterranean so fast it nearly lifted all the way out of the water, BMW Oracle Racing's monster trimaran made up for a bad start and put an American team on the verge of winning the America's Cup for the first time since 1995.

BMW Oracle Racing overtook two-time defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland on Friday and sped off with the first race of their bitter showdown, borne along on a radical wing and a computer-age tycoon's staggering budget.

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