Another win for Team USA

Spithill put down his bows, accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and pulled clear of Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to claim a fifth straight victory and stay alive in the longest America’s Cup in history. Spithill, 34, and his brain trust of Olympic gold medalists British tactician Ben Ainslie and Australian strategist Tom Slingsby kept the American-backed boat ahead the whole way around the five-leg course on San Francisco Bay for a 33-second victory. Although the teams are tied on the water, the Kiwis lead 8-6 because Oracle was docked two points and wing sail trimmer Dirk de Ridder was tossed from the regatta after it was discovered the syndicate illegally modified boats during warmup races called the America’s Cup World Series. That shrinking lead no doubt has all of New Zealand on edge. The Kiwis have been on match point since Wednesday, only to watch Spithill and Oracle’s improved 72-foot catamaran sail ahead in a determined attempt to keep the oldest trophy in international sports. Oracle Team USA, owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison, needs three more wins to keep the Auld Mug. Because Race 16 was delayed a half-hour due to light wind, Race 17 was postponed until today. Race 18, if necessary, also is scheduled for today. On Sept. 12, with Oracle trailing 6 to minus-1, Spithill raised eyebrows when he said, “I think the question is, imagine if these guys lost from here, what an upset that would be. They’ve almost got it in the bag. That’s my motivation.” Now Spithill is attempting to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. His five-race run has matched the longest winning streak in America’s Cup match history.

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Colbert to USA TODAY: ‘I enjoy your circles’ Olivia Barker, USA TODAY 8:21 a.m. EDT September 23, 2013 Has the Emmy winner finally come around to the newspaper’s new(ish) logo? Stephen Colbert backstage at the Emmys, where he let slip his appreciation of a certain newspaper’s new(ish) logo. (Photo: Dan Steinberg, Invision/AP) SHARE 33 CONNECT 26 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE He likes us! Right now, he likes us! “Oh, USA TODAY? I enjoy your circles,” Stephen Colbert told USA TODAY’s Marco della Cava backstage, fresh off his show’s dual Emmy win. For years, Colbert has poked gentle, hilarious fun at “The” USA TODAY. When the paper unveiled its new circle logo last fall, the ribbing ratcheted up to a riotous level. Colbert claimed USA TODAY could now only report news that’s “circular in nature … whether it be about planets, tractor tires, the Wheel of Fortune, pizza, bagels, pizza bagels or Cee Lo Green’s head.” But under no circumstances could the paper report on a calamity of any other geometric nature. To wit: “If SpongeBob SquarePants ever chokes on a Dorito at the Pentagon, you won’t read about it in The USA TODAY.” The paper answered the challenge with a deftly drawn logo that managed to shove SpongeBob, the Pentagon and a triangular chip (mostly) into one circle, proving that yes, we could cover all, well, angles of the news. Seems like Colbert has finally come around to the circle, too.

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Every piece reflects the classic, American, cool spirit at the heart of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. Celebrating the brands preppy heritage, the Spring 2014 collection will launch with bedding, bath, table top decor, and decorative accessories, and will be followed by an expanded Fall 2014 line that will also include furniture and rugs. Featuring the brands heritage red, white and blue aesthetic, the summer collection calls to mind the laid back vibe of California beach life, representing the Tommy Hilfiger brands love of blending East Coast heritage with West Coast cool. LF USA is a category leader in the home decor market, said Anne Marino, President of Licensing for Tommy Hilfiger. Their strong reputation in design and sourcing makes LF USA the perfect partner as we continue to develop a greater product range and distribution strategy for our home line. We are looking forward to a successful relationship with their team. The Tommy Hilfiger brand translates perfectly to the home market and we look forward to the opportunity to combine our experience with the creativity and imagination of the Tommy Hilfiger team, said Dow Famulak, President of LF USA. We are leveraging Tommy Hilfigers global recognition and continued momentum to create a truly iconic international home collection.” The Tommy Hilfiger home collection will be available in select Tommy Hilfiger stores, Macys, select department stores and specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and on tommy.com in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America beginning Spring 2014. About The Tommy Hilfiger Group With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim and Tommy Girl, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the worlds most recognized designer apparel groups. Its focus is designing and marketing high-quality menswear, womenswear, childrens apparel and denim collections. Through select licensees, the Group offers complementary lifestyle products such as sportswear for men, women, juniors and children; footwear; athletic apparel (golf, swim and sailing); bodywear (underwear, robes and sleepwear); eyewear; sunwear; watches; handbags; mens tailored clothing; mens dress furnishings; socks; small leather goods; fragrances; home and bedding products; bathroom accessories; and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men, women and children; bags; accessories; eyewear and fragrance. Merchandise under the Tommy Hilfiger brands is available to consumers worldwide through an extensive network of Tommy Hilfiger retail stores, leading specialty and department stores and other select retailers and retail channels. About PVH Corp.