Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Canada beats USA in Olympic warmup Ted Ryan, USA TODAY Sports 1:10 a.m. EDT October 13, 2013 Team Canada celebrates a 3-2 win against the USA in Burlington, Vt. (Photo: Brian Jenkins, for the Burlington Free Press) Story Highlights Canadians build 3-0 lead, hang on to win by a goal U.S. coach: “We played probably 18 minutes of really hard-nosed USA hockey, so we’ve got a ways to go” Scuffle breaks out at end after USA player collides with Canadian goalie SHARE 1 CONNECT 4 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE BURLINGTON, Vt. – It’s a long road to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and two North American rivals took one more step along the way as Canada held fast for a 3-2 victory against the USA women’s hockey team at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Saturday night. “You better be ready to play when the puck drops and play 60 minutes of hockey,” said USA coach Katie Stone after her team turned in a lackluster opening 40 minutes. “We played probably 18 minutes of really hard-nosed USA hockey, so we’ve got a ways to go,” Stone said after Canada built a 3-0 lead and absorbed the USA’s late two-goal counterattack. “We kind of floundered a little bit early on but we’ll get there,” Stone said. “The good news is we came on as the game went on. We scored two goals, we put a ton of pressure on them at the end We need to start faster.” Canada had the edge in offensive zone time in a scoreless first period, netted two goals in the second and pushed the lead to 3-0 early in the third. The USA broke through with a two-player advantage power play goal at mid-third, cut the deficit to one with 5:31 remaining and drove hard to the finish.
”We relied on Jozy to stay in the game. He kept fighting in there,” Klinsmann said. ”You have to realize when you have Jozy on the field, opponents triple him. There’s a lot of respect for Jozy.” The U.S. won despite missing several key players due to injuries. Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Fabian Johnson were unavailable, Omar Gonzalez sustained a hip strain just before he was due to join the national team, and forward Eddie Johnson strained his left groin in training Wednesday. DaMarcus Beasley left the game with what Klinsmann called a hamstring injury, and his status for Tuesday’s game against Panama to wrap up World Cup qualifying is in question. All the ailments gave Klinsmann a chance to give several younger players a look, including Aron Johannsson, who played for Iceland’s under-21 team and made his U.S. debut in August. ”I was excited to get my first start, really excited,” he said. ”I was trying to calm down and get the ball, but things didn’t really work out today.
USA Truck Files Breach Of Contract Lawsuit Against Knight Transportation Inc. Related To Misuse Of Confidential Information
Markets closed USA Truck Files Breach Of Contract Lawsuit Against Knight Transportation Inc. Related To Misuse Of Confidential Information Lawsuit Alleges Knight Used Confidential Information in Connection with Stock Acquisitions in Violation of Confidentiality Agreement Press Release: USA Truck, Inc. Thu, Oct 10, 2013 6:41 PM EDT 9.02 +0.05 VAN BUREN, Ark., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –USA Truck, Inc. ( USAK ), a leading truckload transportation company, stated today that it has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Knight Transportation Inc. for, among other things, improperly using USA Truck’s confidential information to begin a creeping hostile acquisition of USA Truck at a price that the Board has unanimously concluded does not reflect the Company’s full intrinsic value. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110114/DA30069LOGO ) USA Truck’s Board of Directors is taking this action in order to ensure that it can consider a proposed transaction in light of the recent initiatives undertaken by the Company’s new management team and earnings growth prospects without the threat imposed by Knight Transportation’s share acquisitions. The lawsuit seeks to require Knight Transportation to restore a level playing field by divesting the shares it acquired in violation of the Confidentiality Agreement. USA Truck issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit: USA Truck’s Board of Directors is very disappointed that Knight is doing exactly what it promised not to do: use confidential information that it was provided in the context of friendly and private discussions regarding a negotiated transaction between the companies to initiate a creeping hostile takeover of USA Truck at a price that does not reflect the full intrinsic value of USA Truck. As stated in the Company’s release dated September 26, the Company has previously offered to meet with Knight and remains open to all strategic options that reflect the full intrinsic value of USA Truck, including further discussions with Knight. The action, filed in the Circuit Court of Crawford County, in Van Buren, Arkansas, alleges that Knight Transportation’s actions, including its purchasing shares of USA Truck stock, using USA Truck’s confidential information and its disclosure of the prior discussions with USA Truck, are blatant violations of the Confidentiality Agreement between the parties and have disadvantaged the Company’s other stockholders. According to the lawsuit, Knight Transportation’s recent public statements have made clear that Knight Transportation intends to further violate the Confidentiality Agreement by using such confidential information to pursue a hostile takeover of USA Truck without negotiating with USA Truck’s Board of Directors. Moelis & Company and Stephens Inc. are acting as financial advisors to USA Truck and Latham & Watkins LLP and Kutak Rock LLP are acting as USA Truck’s legal advisors. About USA Truck USA Truck is a transportation and logistics provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, with terminals, offices and staging facilities located throughout the United States. We transport commodities throughout the continental U.S. and into and out of portions of Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in Laredo, Texas.