Usa Today Sports’ Week 4 Nfl Predictions


Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 4 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 17 CONNECT 25 TWEET 4 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).

Longtime USA leader Gordon Moulton dies at 73 (updated)

(Darryl Dyck / Associated Press / September 1, 2013) By Kevin Baxter September 27, 2013, 7:41 p.m. Chivas USA , the New Zealand national team and a pair of clubs from Mexico’s first division are expected to compete in a planned soccer tournament, the Los Angeles Cup, next month, as part of an effort to raise funds for hurricane victims in Mexico. The tournament will kick off with an Oct. 9 doubleheader at Citrus College. New Zealand meeting Mexico’s Queretaro in the first match at 7 p.m. followed by Chivas against Veracruz. On Oct. 12 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum , Chivas will play New Zealand, which is preparing for a two-leg playoff in November for a final spot in the 2014 World Cup . A portion of the tournament’s ticket proceeds will go to victims of hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel. Some Chivas players recently had their heads shaved as part of a charity effort to support cancer patients. “At the end of the day we want to give back to people,” said Chivas midfielder Carlos Alvarez. “So with all that is going on over there in Mexico after the hurricanes, being able to help the people is something unbelievable and something we should look forward to.” Added captain Dan Kennedy: “It’s nice to be part of any type of relief fund to help somebody out. And it’s based around a game that we all love and play for a living.” El Salvador’s Alianza FC will also play in the tournament against an opponent yet to be named. ALSO:

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During Moultons tenure at USA the school more than quadrupled its academic scholarships and had built or enhanced facilities throughout the campus including a major library expansion, work on the Mitchell Center arena, expanding Meisler Hall student services and creating the Geri Moulton Childrens Park sculpture park, according to the universitys website. Dedication of sports facilities In 2003, the university dedicated the 16-acre Intramural Athletics Complex and Field House. I hate to just isolate it to football because he has done so much more for the University of South Alabama,” said Dr. Joel Erdmann, South Alabama director of athletics. The football program would not have occurred without president Moulton — that along with the marching band and all the other programs at South were enriched and made better under his leadership. Moulton also oversaw the creation and development of the Mitchell Cancer Institute. He and his wife, Geri, donated $3 million to the institute to help fund cancer research. The institute’s main floor research area is named for the couple. One of the largest donations to any educational institution in the country came under Moultons watch. Mobile businessman Abraham Mitchell created the Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship initiative with a $50 million donation to the school on its 50th anniversary in May 2013. The initiative will provide scholarships and support the Mitchell College of Business. Moulton’s health began to decline in the fall of 2012, and he was diagnosed with cancer. He underwent an operation to remove a tumor from the left front side of his brain in October 2012.