EDT September 26, 2013 Aaron Murray tries to lead Georgia past LSU in a pivotal SEC clash in Week 5. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Conference play starts up in Week 5 Georgia faces LSU in a pivotal SEC showdown Wisconsin and Ohio State clash in Big Ten action SHARE 12 CONNECT 39 TWEET 7 COMMENTEMAILMORE The meat of the college football season has arrived. Those incessant games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents and overmatched teams are mostly in the past. Conference play is here, and we have more than just one or two decent games to watch Saturday. The main attraction this week is in Athens with No. 10 Georgia hosting sixth-ranked LSU. For the Bulldogs, it will already be their third game against a top-10 opponent. The Tigers have played TCU away from home, but this will be the first test for their young defense against an elite offense. WEEK 5: Full TV game schedule for weekend Also in the SEC, No. 1 Alabama will face surging Mississippi. The 22nd-ranked Rebels already have won at Vanderbilt and Texas. Beating the two-time defending national champions would be another feather in the cap of Hugh Freeze. The Tide could get a challenge if its offense continues to struggle. No. 12 Oklahoma visits No.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 3 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA TODAY Sports’ Week 4 NFL predictions Staff report, USA TODAY Sports 12:10 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 The Saints and Dolphins met in preseason, but QBs Drew Brees (9) and Ryan Tannehill will square off when it counts for the first time on Monday night. (Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) SHARE 15 CONNECT 23 TWEET 3 COMMENTEMAILMORE Seven NFL teams remain undefeated entering Week 4. Two of them, the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, meet Monday Night in The Big Easy. Oh, what might have been. Back in 2006, the Dolphins and Saints were the only teams seriously vying for the services of then-injured free agent Drew Brees. Miami opted for another quarterback coming back from surgery, Daunte Culpepper, and the rest is history. Week 4 also marks the first of this season’s two games in London and the beginning of bye weeks (the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers are off).
Oracle Team USA wins America’s Cup
Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:31pm EDT USA Cheer Appoints First Director of Safety PR Newswire MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2013 Karen Lew will serve as Director of Safety for cheerleading’s governing body. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –USA Cheer has appointed Karen Lew to a new position of Director of Safety. Karen Lew, MEd., ATC, LAT, is the Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at the University of Miami and is also actively involved in a variety of athletic training related organizations and initiatives. “Karen’s background in athletic training, coupled with her strong advocacy for athlete safety, makes her a perfect fit for USA Cheer’s mission of ensuring that cheerleading remains one of the safest athletic activities for young people to participate in,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director for USA Cheer. “Karen has always taken a proactive approach to athlete safety and will be an amazing resource for our organization and the millions of cheerleaders we serve across the United States.” Lew, who has published three textbooks on Athletic Training, received her Masters of Education in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. A veteran presenter, she has spoken at more than 40 national conferences. Lew serves as the Co-Chair for the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association Educators Meeting and the Athletic Trainers Association of Florida. “As someone who has worked closely with cheerleaders and coaches for more than 20 years, I have a passion for making sure that any athlete that wants to cheer can do so in a safe environment,” says Lew. “Cheerleading is a positive activity, and I share USA Cheer’s mission of serving these great athletes.” “We created the position for Karen Lew to continue the tremendous strides we have made over the last five years in cheerleading safety,” says Bill Seely, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “Karen can focus on initiatives that will help educate the cheerleading community, including parents, cheerleaders and coaches.” USA Cheer has made great strides over the last several years in significantly reducing injuries, making it one of the safest athletic activities for young people. To continue this tremendous momentum, USA Cheer, with Lew at the helm, will work closely with the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators and the U.S. All Star Federation on matters of cheer safety and will also outreach directly to cheerleaders, their coaches and parents and school administrators to ensure all cheerleaders are able to practice and perform in safe environments. She will be a major contributor to the CheerSafe.org network and will tweet via @CheerSafe. For more information, please contact Sheila Noone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-251-5959. About USA Cheer The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading.
In fact, the challenger should have wrapped up the title with victory in race 13 only for it to be abandoned with its yacht just two minutes from the finish line because of a time limit rule. When the race was rescheduled, Oracle Team USA picked up the win which kept its hopes of a historic comeback alive. Only on two occasions has the destination of the trophy been unknown going into the final race of the competition. Seeing San Francisco by sailboat Meet America’s Cup flying hi-tech boats Olympic champion: Sailing is not elitist Oracle has appeared determined to make life difficult for itself since the start of its defense. The team was given a two point penalty and fined $250,000 after illegally placing lead pellets in their catamarans to gain extra weight. The incident also cost three crew members their place on the team. Racing in AC-72 catamarans, the first time these boats have been used in the competition, the crews expect to sail at around 40 knots or 74 kilometers an hour. Excitement is never far away — but then again, never is danger. Only last March, British sailor Andrew Simpson died after being trapped under a catamaran in an America’s Cup training session with Swedish team Artemis. Last October, the Oracle team came perilously close to an accident of their own, while the Emirates boat has also had its own share of scary moments. But this past fortnight has brought sailing to the forefront of world sport with Oracle’s miraculous fightback set to go down as one of the greatest of all time. With both teams needing to win the race to get its hands on the trophy, a tight fought affair was expected. But despite a good start from Team New Zealand, it was the reigning champion which dominated.