Usa Rugby Gets Tv Time On New Sports Network
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.
Tiger Woods once again guides USA to victory in Presidents Cup
(Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press / September 28, 2013) By Diane Pucin October 1, 2013, 11:52 a.m. For those clamoring for more rugby on television, your wish has been granted. USA Rugby has announced a broadcasting partnership with FOX Sports for the upcoming mens Eagles match against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks Nov. 9 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The inaugural Black and Blue Match, presented by USA Rugby and New Zealand Rugby Union sponsor AIG, will kick off at 4 p.m. PST Nov. 9, with the broadcast to be aired on FOX Sports 1 Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. USA Rugby is very excited about FOX Sports 1 airing the match from Philadelphia, USA Rugby Chief Commercial Officer Jon Persch said. FOX Sports 1 offers USA Rugby the greatest number of viewers with the new channel being offered in 90 million homes.” FOX Sports 1 is the newest national 24-hour multi-sport channel, launched Aug. 17 in more than 90 million homes across the U.S., the largest sports network launch in television history. With nearly 5,000 hours of live events, news and original programming annually, FOX Sports includes college football and basketball, MLB, NASCAR, NFL , soccer, boxing and UFC .
Source: AFP THE USA have claimed victory over the Internationals in the Presidents Cup as many predicted they would, surviving a small scare before notching up an 18.5-15.5 result at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Coming back early Monday morning to finish four rain-affected incomplete foursomes matches, the Internationals had a chance to stick close to the USA if they could muster the majority of points, but they imploded instead. Having led in all five matches of the final session at a time on Saturday afternoon, the visitors ended up winning just one, losing three and scratching out a half. It put them in a deep hole, six points down at 14-8 ensuring it would take 10 wins from 12 singles matches to win. Nick Price’s team fought tooth and nail but managed just seven wins. When Tiger Woods closed out a 1up win over South African Richard Sterne the competition was clinched, giving the USA a fifth straight Presidents Cup, and their eighth outright win in 10 attempts. The Internationals had closed to within three points with just three matches remaining before Woods ensured there would be no miracle at Muirfield for the visitors. Australian Jason Day tried to spark a comeback by closing out his match against Brandt Snedeker quickly, surging to a 4up lead through six holes and eventually winning 6 and 4. “I knew it would take a big push from the Internationals to win but I just wanted to finish my second Presidents Cup with a bang,” Day said. “I’ve been playing great golf the whole week, and I just wish it was a little bit closer.” Canadian Graham DeLaet kept the roll going with a 1up win over Jordan Spieth, iced with a hole out birdie from the bunker on the 18th. But Japanese 21-year-old young gun Hideki Matsuyama couldn’t pull off an upset against Hunter Mahan, losing 3 and 2, and Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge fell 4 and 3 to recent PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner.
LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview
CHIVAS USA (4-1-3-1-1): Dan Kennedy – Carlos Borja, Walter Vilchez, Mario de Luna, Josue Soto – Oswaldo Minda (Jorge Villafana 41) – Tristan Bowen, Carlos Alvarez, Gabriel Farfan – Jose Rivera (Laurent Courtois 60) – Jose Correa (Marky Delgado 46). LA GALAXY The LA Galaxy had their winless streak extended to four matches, the Portland Timbers claiming a 1-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Jeld-Wen Field. The Galaxy are in a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with 45 points from 30 matches. READ: With Bruce Arena suspended, LA Galaxy turn to Dave Sarachan LAST MATCH The game’s lone goal came in the 52nd minute when Maximiliano Urruti brilliantly redirected a corner kick from Will Johnson past Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo with a flick of the outside of his right boot from close range. The Timbers survived a late chance when an apparent header by LA’s Robbie Keane from a Landon Donovan free kick in the first minute of stoppage time found the back of the net but was ruled offside, leading to vehement objections by the Galaxy. Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena made two changes to the team that reached a 1-1 result with Seattle Sounders FC at StubHub Center. Kofi Opare came into central defense in place of Leonardo, and Landon Donovan started up top instead of Jose Villarreal. LA GALAXY (4-4-2): Jaime Penedo – Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Kofi Opare (Laurent Courtois 84), Todd Dunivant – Hector Jimenez (Michael Stephens 60), Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho (Jose Villarreal 87), Gyasi Zardes – Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan. TEAM NEWS The Galaxy return home for three consecutive games, two against Western Conference rivals (Chivas USA, and San Jose on Oct. 20). They play Montreal on Oct. 16. Still another 12 points to get, said Robbie Keane.