USA Today College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 7 Rankings Released
5 Stanford, as the Cardinal hung on to win a 31-28 battle that came down to the wire. Clemson and Ohio State once again round out the top-five again this week. The No. 4 Tigers decimated Syracuse, while the No. 3 Buckeyes had to stave off a feisty Northwestern squad. The Wildcats moved down to No. 18 after that tough loss to OSU. Georgia is fortunate to remain in the Top 10 this week, as the No.7Bulldogs had to launch a last-minute strike to force overtime and eventually eek out a 34-31 win against Tennessee. Compare that with the results of the game between No. 6Florida State and Maryland. Seminoles redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston cemented his status as a Heisman candidate by connecting on 23 of 32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns in a 63-0 blowout. Rounding out the Top 10 heading in to Week 7 is No. 8Louisville, No.
The Galaxy’s goals came early and often despite the 92-degree temperature at game time. The Galaxy’s star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane , each scored twice and Gyasi Zardes also scored. Also Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena suspended for game against Chivas USA Donovan tied Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time scoring record of 134 regular-season goals. Donovan, speaking about holding the record outright with his next goal, said “it would be nice to get it and get it out of the way so that there’s no attention on it.” He added: I would trade, maybe not all of them, but most of them for another championship ring.” When the game ended, the Galaxy was tied with the Colorado Rapids for fourth place with 48 points in the Western Conference. The two teams were only four points behind first-place Real Salt Lake , three points behind second-place Seattle and one point behind third-place Portland, which was playing Vancouver on Sunday night. The top five teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs. The Galaxy, seeking its third consecutive MLS championship, has three games left in the regular season. This was the third and final game of the regular season between the Galaxy and Chivas USA, which share StubHub Center as their home venue, in what’s known as the “SuperClasico” series. The Galaxy overwhelmed Chivas USA despite the absence of Coach Bruce Arena, who was suspended for the game for leaving the coach’s area during an argument at the previous weekend’s game against Portland. With Dave Sarachan, the team’s associate coach, at the helm, the Galaxy scored in the sixth minute when Keane, standing just inside the six-yard box, took a pass from Donovan and rolled the ball past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy. Donovan scored his first goal in the 23rd minute inside the six-yard box after taking a cross from Zardes, and Zardes scored in the 26th minute when he outdueled Mario de Luna, got free and kicked the ball past Kennedy. Donovan’s second goal came in the 42nd minute after he caught up with a looping, perfectly placed pass in front of him from Pablo Mastroeni, and Keane scored his second in the 90th minute.
ZTE USA Announces Its First Corporate Partnership and Consumer Marketing Push in Conjunction With the Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets are a perfect match for ZTEs first corporate sponsorship in the U.S. ZTE and the Rockets are both global brands bringing powerful lineups to excite both sports and tech enthusiasts across the country, said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. Houston, and the U.S. at large, is a key market for ZTE going forward, building on our already 15-year track record of bringing robust yet affordable technology to U.S. carriers and consumers alike. ZTE and the Rockets announced this partnership in a special press event just before the first preseason game on Saturday, October 5. Houston is an important market for the Richardson, Texas-based ZTE USA. It is one of the top wireless markets in the country and many of ZTEs carrier partners, including AT&T, Aio Wireless, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, US Cellular, Cricket Wireless and Tracfone have large presences there. We welcome ZTE to the Houston Rockets family, said Rockets CEO Tad Brown. Together we aspire to create a partnership that will go above and beyond a simple sponsorship, into a joint effort that will attract fans locally and globally. Under the terms of the agreement, ZTE will receive corporate sponsor status, including use of Rockets marketing rights, TV-visible branded signage, hospitality and presenting sponsorship of tonights preseason opener, where the partnership and ZTEs new devices were revealed. Looking forward, ZTE will treat fans to giveaways and promotions throughout branded kiosks at Toyota Center home games and through in-game activations. ZTE will also be the presenting sponsor of the Rockets upcoming Blacktop Battle and will participate in the Season of Giving community program. About ZTE USA ZTE USA ( http://www.zteusa.com/ ), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions.