Galaxy Has Much Riding On Sunday’s Match Against Chivas Usa

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The Galaxy is the designated home team for this 2 p.m. game (televised on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and UniMas, and carried on AM radio at 1150 and 1330). After a 3-0 win over San Jose on Aug. 31, the Galaxy went all September without a victory. The team lost to Colorado and Portland and settled for ties with D.C. United and Seattle. The key for the Galaxy is having both of its star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane , in the game at the same time. That’s often not been the case this year, either because they were hurt or they were playing for their national teams, but they’re expected to play together Sunday. Donovan and Keane have played together in only 13 of the Galaxy’s 30 MLS games this year, with the club going 7-3-3 in those games. One of the three losses was last weekend, when the Galaxy fell 1-0 to the Timbers in a rain-drenched game in Portland. The Galaxy thought they had tied the Timbers near the game’s end with Keane’s header goal. But Keane was ruled offside, a call that drew a heated argument from Keane and Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena. Arena, in fact, was suspended for the Chivas USA game because he left the coach’s area during the dispute, the MLS ruled. Dave Sarachan, the Galaxy’s associate head coach, will take his place. In their first game this season, the Galaxy and Chivas USA played to a 1-1 tie March 17.

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To mark its continued commitment to customer satisfaction, the company also released a “Customer Charter” which reinforces HomeServe’s commitment to delivering a high quality service experience to customers. The Customer Charter has been published on the company’s website. HomeServe USA, the American arm of HomeServe plc, was established in 2002 in Miami, FL and began providing service to customers in 2003. The company expanded to Stamford, CT in 2008 and added additional offices in 2010 in Chattanooga, TN and technician sites in the metro New York and New England areas. Today, HomeServe provides service plans to over 1.4 million homeowners in the US and Canada through partnerships with leading utilities and directly to consumers under the HomeServe brand. “Home emergency repairs like water line breaks, and HVAC system problems are typically not covered by basic homeowners insurance and leave homeowners with expensive repair bills. When these emergencies happen, HomeServe offers a fast and reliable solution, bringing local, licensed contractors, or our own qualified technicians, to customers’ homes for repairs,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of HomeServe USA. “We are proud to have a 97% customer satisfaction rating year to date and look forward to our continued commitment to current and future customers with our Customer Charter.” HomeServe has more than 35 utility partners that offer its protection programs to customers. Aqua America, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded water utilities in the United States, was HomeServe’s first utility partner in 2003, and has since expanded the HomeServe program to 91,000 of its customers in six states including: Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas. “When a water line needs repair, customers frequently turn to us for answers, not knowing or expecting that they will be responsible for repairs,” said Nicholas DeBenedictis, Chairman, President and CEO of Aqua America, Inc. “We are proud of our partnership with HomeServe, which helps us educate our customers and offer them a solution to protect against these expensive repairs.” This month, via a direct mail offer, HomeServe is offering its Water Service Line Protection Plan to homeowners in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Homeowners across all states are invited to visit www.yourserviceplans.com to find out about plans available in their area.

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Bill Haas 10:36: Branden Grace vs. Zach Johnson 10:47: Marc Leishman vs. Matt Kuchar 10:58: Richard Sterne vs. Tiger Woods 11:09: Charl Schwartzel vs. Keegan Bradley 11:20: Louis Oosthuizen vs. Webb Simpson 11:31: Angel Cabrera vs. Phil Mickelson Contributing: The Associated Press A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Fred Couples poses with the Presidents Cup trophy. Allan Henry USA TODAY Sports Fullscreen Oct 6, 2013; Dublin, OH, USA; Keegan Bradley carries the president trophy after a press conference following the fourth round of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-136488 ORIG FILE ID: 201301006_pjc_ah8_313.jpg Allan Henry Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports The USA team pose with the Presidents Cup trophy at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Brian Spurlock USA TODAY Sports Jack Nicklaus presents the Presidents Cup Trophy to Fred Couples. 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He said its also common to see a lot of families in the sport. A lot of dads; Im into it because my son races, Castro said. The whole familys into it. With Castro was 9-year-old Aidan, a small, suntanned boy with a mess of brown hair and a big smile. Aidans own report was that he had been racing since the age of 4. Officially, Castro said the boy has been racing for three to four months. He just started racing, and this is his first big race that hes come to, Castro said. Clearly excited, Aidan had climbed to the top of a fence overlooking the start hill where the pros were just about to race. Wearing a blue and black bodysuit that identified him as a rider, when Aidan was asked if he liked to race because it was crazy and gave him a good rush, he said, Yup thats exactly what he likes about BMX. I just like riding, he said. Something Adams said is a valid reason to ride. Its gonna be different for everybody, Adams said. For some of them, the points are what theyre chasing; theyre trying to get the most points to win their regional, to win their district, or whatever the case may be. For some, its, I get to get out on my two wheels and go out and have fun. Walking up to the track, people of all ages could be seen sitting under tents, chatting, drinking soda and tinkering with their bikes. Adams said the atmosphere is what makes BMX a very family oriented sport.

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Supreme Court Decision * Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release. Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:47am EDT Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision The United States Supreme Court today in the Douglas case denied a request from Philip Morris USA (PM USA) and other tobacco companies to review the constitutionality of the trial structure being used in the Engle progeny cases in Florida. Todays decision does not diminish our ability to put forth a vigorous defense, said Murray Garnick, senior vice president and associate general counsel, Altria Client Services, speaking on behalf of PM USA. We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases. Although we are disappointed by the decision, we will continue to challenge the constitutionality of these trials as appropriate, added Garnick. Even under the current rulings, we have demonstrated our ability to manage these cases over the last five years. Not only has a substantial number of cases been dismissed or otherwise resolved before trial, but juries have returned verdicts in favor of PM USA in approximately half of its cases tried to verdict. The so-called Engle progeny cases stem from a 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision that decertified a class action but allowed former class members to file individual lawsuits and rely on general findings from the first class action. The case is Douglas v. Philip Morris USA et al. Philip Morris USA