Usa’s Jordan Burroughs Wins 2nd World Wrestling Title
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 USA’s Jordan Burroughs wins 2nd world wrestling title Gary Mihoces, USA TODAY Sports 5:56 p.m. EDT September 18, 2013 Jordan Ernest Burroughs (right) and Ezzetollah Abbas Akbarizarinkolaei, of Iran grapple in the men’s 74-kilogram weight category final of the World Wrestling Championships in Papp Laszlo Sportsarena in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday. (Photo: Tibor Illyes AP) SHARE 41 CONNECT 5 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE With surgical screws in an ankle he fractured less than a month ago, Jordan Burroughs of the USA won a world title in freestyle wrestling Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. His latest title adds to the Olympic gold medal he won in 2012 and his first world title in 2011. In the final at 163 pounds, Burroughs beat Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolaei of Iran 4-0. Burroughs broke the ankle Aug. 22 during a workout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The fracture was repaired with five screws. He did not resume full training until he arrived in Hungary less than a week ago. “I’m like Iron Man now,” Burroughs said on the website of USA Wrestling .
USA Counts On ‘Modern Family’ To Draw Wider Crowd
18, 2013, 4:58 PM EST By Jethro Nededog TheWrap USA Network is rolling out the welcome wagon for the Pritchett-Dunphys (and their fans). In anticipation of the ABC comedy joining the network in syndication starting Sept. 24, the cable network hopes to attract the show’s fans with a multi-platform package that includes a fan appreciation day on Oct. 28, a digital hub, synced content and more. In welcoming this new family to USA, we felt it was important to create a vibrant and socially active community where super fans can share how ‘Modern Family’ has affected their lives, said USA’s marketing and digital executive vice president, Alexandra Shapiro. This series has an unbelievably passionate following, and our goal is to turn the spotlight on the fans themselves and engage them on a whole new level. USA will air the first four seasons of “Modern Family five nights a week in two-hour blocks on Tuesdays starting at 8/7c, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9/8c, Fridays at 8/7c and Sundays at 9/8c. Also read: USA Renews ‘Graceland’ for Season 2 The network has certainly viewed its “Modern Family” syndication deal as a launching off point for its upcoming original comedies. In 2014, USA will launch its own half-hour comedy series: “Sirens” from Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) and “Playing House” from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (Best Friends Forever). Here’s what USA has cooked up for “Modern Family” fans: MOFYNation.com: The digital hub goes live this week at MOFYNation.com a MOFY being USA’s acronym for the comedy’s fans, which stands for “Make Our Family Yours” where they can upload testimonials inspired by the series. Synced live additional content: While viewing episodes live, fans can get related video, commercial integration and other bonus content such as interviews, polls and trivia. It will be available at modernfamilysync.com within the USA Anywhere App, as well as inside a number of Social TV apps including, NextGuide, Shazam, Viggle and zeebox.
USA Welcomes ‘Modern Family’ Fans With Multi-Platform Offerings
Thats what Modern Family can do for us. And more. 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.