SAILING-New Zealand wins first race of 34th America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6 Sat Sep 7, 2013 4:43pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Oracle Team USA in the first race of the 34th America's Cup on San Francisco Bay on Saturday in a hard fought duel that saw their high tech, 72-foot catamarans change lead more than once.