Sailing syndicate head urged to defend Cup in U.S.

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Now that San Francisco is the only U.S. city in the running to host the America's Cup, Mayor Gavin Newsom is rallying corporate, civic and political leaders to land a sporting event that could inject billions into the local economy.

The mayor hopes to generate support nationwide to compete against four European countries - Spain, Italy and two undisclosed nations - also vying to host the 159-year-old regatta.

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