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America's Cup race to be televised live today

September 23, 2013|By Diane Pucin
  • The U.S. and New Zealand boats compete for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay.
The U.S. and New Zealand boats compete for the America's Cup in San… (Susan Tripp Pollard / MCT )

The NBC Sports Network is scheduled to have live coverage of the America's Cup yacht-racing competition from San Francisco at 1 p.m. PDT Monday.

New Zealand's Emirates Team New Zealand had led the U.S. entrant, Oracle Team USA, by as much as 8-1, but the U.S. boat has narrowed that to 8-5. The New Zealand boat needs one more victory to take the title.

Oracle Team USA has avoided elimination by winning four straight America’s Cup Finals races. In what would be the greatest comeback in the history of the 162-year event, the team can win the regatta by sweeping all four of the remaining races.

Monday's live coverage of the America’s Cup Finals is set for 1-3 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network, beginning with Race 16. Should it be necessary, Race 17 is to  take place immediately following Race 16.

Veteran announcer Todd Harris will serve as the play-by-play commentator for the telecast. Harris will be joined by former America’s Cup helmsman and Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ken Read, as well as sailor and author Gary Job.

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