CFB Expert: This Top-10 Team Is Losing On Saturday

first_imgAn overhead view of Boone Pickens Stadium.STILLWATER, OK – NOVEMBER 7 : A general view of the stadium during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs November 7, 2015 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Horned Frogs 49-29. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)On Wednesday afternoon, Associated Press college football expert Ralph Russo released his score predictions for Week 9’s slate of games. Within Russo’s picks sat his “Upset Special” where he names his upset of the weekend.This time, a top-10 program is on upset alert. According to Russo, the Texas Longhorns might want to take a long, hard look at their next opponent or they’ll be walking out with a loss.The Longhorns head to Stillwater this weekend to challenge the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Russo thinks the Longhorns will be leaving with their second loss of the season, effectively ending their hopes of a run at the College Football Playoff.Here’s the score prediction.No. 6 Texas (minus 3½) at Oklahoma StateLonghorns have lost three straight to the Cowboys, who are pretty much out of the Big 12 race but could play spoiler … OKLAHOMA STATE 24-21, UPSET SPECIAL.Oklahoma State and Texas kick off from Boone Pickens Stadium at 8:00 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.Can the Cowboys salvage their season with a huge upset win over Texas?[AP]last_img read more

Microsofts quarterly earnings revenue exceed analyst forecasts as Windows sales rise

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, revenue exceed analyst forecasts as Windows sales rise by News Staff Posted Apr 19, 2012 5:37 pm MDT REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft’s fared better than analysts anticipated in its latest quarter, boosted by a surprising rise in sales of its Windows operating system for personal computersThe fiscal third-quarter performance announced Thursday comes as investors look forward to the release of Windows 8 later this year. The next version marks the most radical overhaul of the widely-used operating system in decades.Microsoft Corp. earned $5.1 billion, or 60 cents per share, during the three months ending in March. That was down from net income of $5.2 billion, or 61 cents per share, a year ago.Last year’s results were boosted by a $461 million.Revenue rose 6 per cent from last year to $17.4 billionAnalysts had anticipated earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $17.2 billion, according to a FactSet survey.“We’re driving toward exciting launches across the entire company, while delivering strong financial results,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.One of the quarter’s bright spots came in Microsoft’s Windows division, which has faltered in the past year as more people bought Apple Inc.’s iPad and other tablet computers instead of desktop and notebook computers. Analysts also have assumed that many businesses and consumers thinking about buying a PC would hold off until Windows 8 hits the market in the fall.That didn’t turn out to be the case during the three months ending in March as revenue in the Windows division edged up by 4 per cent from last year to $4.6 billion. Microsoft attributed the gain to an uptick in businesses who bought licenses for Windows 7. It marked only the second time in the past six quarters that Microsoft has registered a year-over-year gain in the Windows division.On the flip side, Microsoft’s entertainment division sagged in the past quarter as demand weakened for its Xbox video game console. The division’s revenue fell 16 per cent from last year to $1.6 billion.Microsoft’s long-suffering online division, which has struggled for years to compete against Internet search leader Google Inc., managed to narrow its losses in the latest quarter. The division’s operating loss of $479 million compared to a loss of $776 million at the same time last year.Microsoft shares added 90 cents, or nearly 3 per cent, to $31.91 in Thursday’s extended trading. read more