Yachting: USA buys time with America’s Cup win
The USA must still win six more races in a row to keep New Zealand from the one victory it needs to wrest yachting’s coveted Cup from the hands of Oracle team owner Larry Ellison. “It was really a great day,” said Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill. “Sometimes things go your way, and we’re going to take it.” New Zealand skipper Dean Barker described the day as “frustrating,” saying “we know we can win this thing.” In the race that was completed, the Kiwis beat the USA over the starting line and rounded the first mark a few seconds ahead of Oracle. The defending champion snatched the lead back in a cross-over that resulted in New Zealand being tagged with a penalty. Oracle dodge to avoid colliding with New Zealand but jumped ahead and grabbed onto a lead that grew through the pivotal upwind third leg of the race. The USA remained in control of the race and crossed the finish a minute and 24 seconds ahead of the Kiwis. The Oracle victory came in a Race 13 rematch after light winds forced the first attempt at the race to be halted when the 40-minute time limit was reached as the Kiwis sailed unchallenged toward the finish. The Kiwis and the defending champions were nearly even at the start and the USA was ahead slightly as the catamarans crept slowly around the first gate. After days of high-speed racing on the bay, the AC72 catamarans seemed to be moving in slow motion as the teams jockeyed to catch puffs of the capriciously shifting breeze. New Zealand seized a lead that continued to grow, rounding the third gate more than two minutes ahead of the USA. The Kiwis were racing the clock rather than the USA from that point forward, but failed to make it past the final marker before time expired.
USA Counts On ‘Modern Family’ To Draw Wider Crowd
“My mom had a hard time in elementary school because she didn’t speak English and she didn’t want that to happen to us,” says Condes, the mother of two boys. Condes says her mother tried to protect her children by doing what she thought would make their lives easier, even though assimilating meant robbing them of part of their identity. As a result, Condes says she has “a huge complex:” She’s Latina but she doesn’t speak Spanish. She feels like she doesn’t really fit in with any group, other than her own family. “I don’t blame my parents. It was a different time, but it would’ve been great,” says the blogger and cofounder of the parenting site MomsLA.com. “I don’t criticize parents for not speaking Spanish to their kids because I think it’s hard to be a parent either way, but I wish I had that gift to give (my children).” Although she can’t teach them Spanish, Condes says she tries to pass her Latino culture on to her two boys, ages 9 and 7, by cooking traditional Mexican dishes and participating in events that promote their heritage like Mariachi festivals and even immigration reform protests. She also has enrolled them in Spanish lessons a couple of times a week after school. While she knows that’s not enough to make them fluent, she hopes the exposure will pique their interest and that they’ll want to learn their grandparents’ language later on in life. “I don’t want (Spanish) to die with them. I don’t want them to grow up and not know what it means to be Latino or not know what it means to be Mexican American,” laments Condes. “I don’t know who they’re going to marry, so I would love for them to learn Spanish and as much about our culture as I can teach them.” Condes’ anxiety is justified, according to Rivera-Mills. “Interlinguistic” marriages, as she likes to call them, have played a significant role in the steady decline of Spanish usage among Latinos.
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview
Its about how you respond, and I think we responded very well to the situation when we needed to. After arriving from Seattle in a trade for Adam Moffat, Servando Carrasco made his Dynamo debut, coming on for the final 18 minutes. CHIVAS USA Chivas USA made it two more matches without loss, playing to a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday evening at at StubHub Center. Chivas USA sit in ninth place in the Western Conference with 26 points from 29 matches. LAST MATCH Chivas USA took the lead in the 23rd minute. After a well-worked sequence through the midfield, Bryan de la Fuente flicked a header to the top right corner from the heart of the area for the opener. But Diego Valeri, just five minutes after coming on as a substitute, potted the equalizer with a powerful strike past Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy from inside the box. Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Real made two changes to the team that defeated D.C. United 1-0 at StubHub Center. Mario de Luna and Eric Avila came back into the team, in place of Marky Delgado and Julio Morales. Highlights: CHV 1, POR 1 CHIVAS USA (4-4-1-1): Dan Kennedy – Mario de Luna (Carlo Chueca 77), Bobby Burling, Carlos Bocanegra, Carlos Borja – Eric Avila (Tristan Bowen 88), Edgar Mejia, Oswaldo Minda, Bryan de la Fuente – Carlos Alvarez (Matthew Fondy 56) – Erick Torres. READ: Chivas USA announce Arturo Galvez as new president TEAM NEWS Chivas USA extended their undefeated streak at StubHub Center to three matches, with two wins and a draw in that time. It was the most complete game and Im happy because despite that we didnt win, we played a rival who is one of the strongest and I feel happy, not satisfied because we had the opportunity to win it, but we need to recognize we had a great team in front of us, said Chivas USA head coach Jose Luis Real. Chivas have also taken points from four of their last five games overall, with two wins and two draws. One of the most important difficulties to solve in our team is exactly the many changes [we face] game by game. At the beginning, [it was the] yellow or red cards, and next the arrival of a few players and maybe some injuries too, said Real.
With its spate of popular programs, USA is often viewed as NBCUs crown jewel. But there may be a call for this bauble to shine more brightly. The amount of money USA secures in fees from cable, satellite and telecom distributors is significantly less than some rivals, and NBCU CEO Steve Burke has made gaining parity a priority in days ahead. In 2013, USA secures 71 cents per subscriber per month, according to SNL Kagan, but rival TNT is able to get $1.24, while sports-oriented ESPN notches a whopping $5.54. The addition of Modern Family has the potential to make a broad-skewing network even wider in scope, McCumber suggested. USA executives see only an 8% overlap between the networks audience and viewers of Modern Family on ABC. Approximately 12 million viewers of Modern Family between the ages of 18 and 49 watch Modern Family but dont watch USA in prime time, he said. Theres a real, real play here for us. USA, after all, is set to launch original comedies of its own, diversifying its program mix. Among the new entries are Sirens, focused on the antics of Chicago ambulance workers and Playing House, a female buddy comedy. The network is maintaining its ties to hour-long dramas, said McCumber, which often come with comic overtones. So certain are USAs operators of Modern Familys draw that they are putting it on most weeknights for long stretches of time much in the same way Time Warner-owned rival TBS has employed The Big Bang Theory to draw audiences during prime time to create a potential viewer base not only for 11 p.m. talk show Conan but an ongoing slate of original comedies. Modern Family will air five nights a week: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.