Tua Tagovailoa Provides Injury Update Ahead Of Title Game Vs. Clemson

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to throwing a seven yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a high ankle sprain during the SEC Championship against Georgia over a month ago. He endured a long recovery process, but looked to be near 100-percent when the Tide took the field against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl last weekend.Tagovailoa completed 24-of-27 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns against a porous Oklahoma defense. However, it was his ability to escape the pocket and take a sack without re-injuring the ankle that suggested he was healthy.Now, as Tua and the Tide gear up for the title game against Clemson, the star quarterback gave an update on his injured ankle. He said he’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.”Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa said it’s not a matter of his ankle healing anymore, it’s “trying to maintain the feeling of it feeling good.” “Just one more,” he said. “After that I can rest.” pic.twitter.com/UDHl55rer3— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) January 5, 2019It looks like Tua will be ready to go against a tough Clemson defense on Monday night.Alabama and Clemson kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday night. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.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