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 Presidents Cup: USA maintains one-point lead USA TODAY Sports 9:22 a.m. EDT October 5, 2013 Oct 5, 2013; Dublin, OH, USA; Matt Kuchar lines up his putt on the 13th green during the second round of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-136484 ORIG FILE ID: 201301005_pjc_ss1_246.jpg (Photo: Brian Spurlock Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights The rain-interrupted foursome matches were even at 3-3 Four of the six were completed Saturday morning Two sessions of five matches, fourball and foursome, are on Saturday’s schedule SHARE 4 CONNECT 18 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE DUBLIN, Ohio The International team held its own in foursomes where the USA had been dominant to stay within one point after the rain-interrupted second session of play was completed Saturday morning at Muirfield Village. The score for foursomes was 3-3, and the USA leads 6-5. The USA was 58-27-5 in foursomes entering Friday. PRESIDENTS CUP: Rain hits hard again Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar stayed perfect this week, completing a 4-and-2 victory against Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. Steve Stricker and Jordan Spieth also won for the Americans, defeating Branden Grace and Richard Sterne 2 and 1. DAY 3: Presidents Cup scoring The Internationals also completed two victories Saturday: Angel Cabrera and Marc Leishman, 2 and 1 against Webb Simpson and Hunter Mahan; and Hideki Matsuyama and Adam Scott, 2 and 1 against Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. Leishman’s birdie on the 15th hole gave his side a 1-up lead. His 7-iron that plopped down a foot from the hole on the 17th for a birdie secured the victory. That was the pivotal match when the foursomes session concluded Saturday morning because of a rain delay. Nearly an inch of rain fell on Friday, causing a delay of 2 hours, 34 minutes. Only two matches were finished Friday before darkness. In the matches that finished, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley won for the USA, defeating Jason Day and Graham DeLaet 4 and 3, and Ernie Els and Brendon de Jonge won for Internationals, defeating Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan 4 and 3.
USA Network Holding Anti-Bullying Commercial Contest (Exclusive)
With its intricate storytelling, diverse characters and authentic locations, the series continues to be a cornerstone in our lineup of USAs original signature dramas. The renewal comes mere weeks before Covert Affairs returns for the second half of its fourth season, which wrapped its summer run in mid-September. It was one of summers top 10 cable scripted shows, with nearly 4 million viewers. When Covert Affairs returns for the remaining six episodes, co-creatorsMatt Corman and Chris Ordpromise a “totally different show” following CIA agent Annie Walker’s (Piper Perabo) decision to fake her own death and go deep undercover in her continued mission to topple Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). “This change that we see in Annie at the end [of the finale] is a seismic one and a major one,”Corman told THR in September . “It’s going to launch us into a back six where we see a totally different Annie and a totally different show, and we hope people enjoy it.” “Every episode and every script we’ve been doing is exciting because we get to see a whole new side to Annie and how she operates, and the choices she’s forced to make are a whole new chapter. She’s never been faced with many of these challenges and she doesn’t have the support system to help her. It’s very interesting how she copes with this new paradigm,” Ord told THR. Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and Hill Harper also star in the Universal Cable Productions series fromCormanandOrd, who are executive producers along withDoug Liman, David Bartis, Gene KleinandStephen Kay. Gorham will direct the fourth episode of the remaining half of the season. International locations featured this season include Medellin, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Grand Bahama Island and Geneva. Covert Affairs’ renewal comes as USA preps its big original comedy push following the syndication debut of Modern Family, and the return of veteran drama White Collar later this month. Suits is set to return for the back half of season three in early 2014, with Royal Pains already renewed for season six, long-running comedy Psychreturning for season eight and rookie Gracelandpicked up for a sophomore run.The fate of Necessary Roughnesshas not yet been determined.
USA Network Renews ‘Covert Affairs’ for Season 5
EA and DICE are turning on the heat by taking the Battlefield 4 warzones to a real world continent level. Two teams will be fighting against each other in a live showdown, and the teams will be United States of America taking on Europe. So for those of you who would like a pinch of patriotism, this is your handful! Obviously some of us might not really be interested in seeing which team wins but I guess all the Battlefield fans would love to see more of the game in action. This showdown will be the debut of Battlefield 4 Second Assault. What could be a better way to do that but to have one team headed by Major Nelson and the other by Xbox social marketing manager Graeme Boyd you might know him as AceyBongos. The two will face off against each other on November 1 in London at 10:00AM PDT. Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson, Xbox Lives director programming will captain Americas 32 player team while AceyBongos will lead the same number of Europeans. Talking of the players, nothing really has been said about who could participate apart from the statement that top tier Battlefield players will be chosen for both teams. As far as the US team is concerned, they are offering one seat to a lucky player along with a ticket to London, all you need to do is compete in this weekends Battlefield 4 Play and Win contest here . You can tune into the live streaming of Battlefield 4: Showdown Live Europe vs.
3, 2013, 8:12 PM EST By Jethro Nededog TheWrap As part of its efforts surrounding National Bullying Prevention Month, USA Network in association with R&R Partners Foundation’s Flip the Script is holding the “Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge,” in which one winning idea will be produced and aired by the cable network. Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will announce the contest during Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying to an audience of thousands of students in Las Vegas. “We were so thrilled that Carly Rae Jepsen signed on to headline #UniteLIVE: the Concert to Rock Out Bullying,” USA Network’s senior vice president of public affairs, Toby Graff, told TheWrap . “She’s genuinely passionate about the cause of stopping bullying and she has a huge following among the exact audience of young people we’re trying to reach to spread the message and help prevent bullying.” Also read: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Anti-Bullying Charity Jepsen will also appear in an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling for student entries to the competition that will air on USA Network. Starting Thursday, students between the ages of 13 to 18-years-old can enter the commercial contest by submitting a short written essay or video www.charactersunite.com . The winner will receive an iPad and trip to Los Angeles to see the commercial filmed. Two runner-ups will also receive iPads. The contest ends on Nov. 20. “We’re excited to get creative ideas on how to stop and prevent bullying from kids across the country,” Graff said. “They understand the issue and they know how to speak to their peers in a way that can really resonate. The Unite Against Bullying Commercial Challenge will give them a chance to express themselves, make a real difference and win a cool prize of seeing their idea made into a real TV ad.” Also read: USA Welcomes ‘Modern Family’ Fans With Multi-Platform Offerings USA Network, R&R Partners Foundations Flip the Script and Cox Communications presented Thursday’s #UniteLive: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying. Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Sheamus (WWE), James Roday (Psych), and Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) made appearances. The concert and contest are part of USA Network’s initiative called “Characters Unite,” which aims to combat discrimination and intolerance.
Mike Tyson answers USA Boxing
“This is precisely why I am compelled to make Iron Mike Productions a transparent company. Our priority is the well-being of our fighters and to produce the most exciting fights we can and in the process uplift the sport of boxing. “I love my country and I love the liberties living in a democracy affords. These young fighters have worked diligently and deserve the right to pursue the best path they deem fit for themselves. Unfortunately, many of them can’t wait around for a very slim shot at Olympic glory.” Tyson was left off the 1984 Olympic boxing team after losing a close decision in the trials. “Our country hasn’t had a male boxing gold medalist since 2004 [Andre Ward], which could be why many young hopefuls decide to turn professional sooner,” Tyson wrote. “Many of these boxers are like me in that they are from poverty stricken communities and boxing is their only way to a better life. They have obligations beyond your personal vision for them. No one has the right to question the path a fighter chooses in pursuit of their American dream. “I will always be supportive of amateur boxing and will continue helping in any way possible. My door is always open to assist the USA Boxing team reach its goals. Hopefully, in the future, you will be more comfortable reaching out to me directly.” USA Boxing executive director Anthony Bartkowski said his organization is looking to be more competitive.