Women Count. So It Is Time to Count Women.

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 17, 2010June 20, 2017By: Jill Sheffield, Founder and President, Women DeliverClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5.There’s no doubt that this is excellent news. The new UN maternal mortality figures further confirm the trend that the IHME data suggested earlier this year: there is a global downward trend in maternal mortality. Who could be disappointed with that? Our hard work over the past decades is paying off.But great news doesn’t detract from the persistent need for good, accurate, and real-time data in the maternal health field. Figures we have are estimates based, for many countries, on low-quality and incomplete data, or they are numbers derived from data models.The estimates provide us with an important but sketchy picture of maternal mortality worldwide, because it is so often difficult to obtain accurate, comprehensive data on this issue. Many deaths aren’t counted because they occur in places where there is no system to track them — poor and rural villages or ill-equipped clinics — or because the women dying are those most marginalized and neglected by their communities. Too often, they simply do not count.While every bit of new data helps us understand this epidemic we have been fighting, we need to continue demanding excellence of ourselves and others in delivering good, solid data. We need more rigorous systems of monitoring and evaluation at the local, national, and regional levels, and to better emphasize the importance of data — what accurate and timely figures enable us to know, do, and solve.To those of us in the field, it couldn’t be any clearer that women are the cornerstone of their families, communities, and economies. They drive economic development and they nurture our future generation. While we continue to push for implementing proven solutions —like universal access to family planning, safe abortion services, and skilled care before, during, and after childbirth — our message should be clear: every woman counts, and therefore should be counted.Visit www.womendeliver.orgto learn more!Share this:last_img read more

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FINALS DAY AT NSW STATE CUP!

first_imgAll finals and results will be updated as regularly as possible throughout the day: MENS OPEN FINALS: The Mens Open quarter finals see Wests facing the potential giant-killer in Manly, who have shown they can rise to an occasion over the tournament. Lismore, widely regarded as the strongest country side, will need to put in a strong performance to get past the experienced Easts side, although a potential semi final against Wests looms ahead. On their form in the final round match, many would be tipping Parramatta to make it through to the semis and the match between Canterbury and Penrith could go either way. Canterbury certainly challenged Wests in their final round match, but Penrith have performed consistently over the weekend and will rate themselves as a strong chance. The quarter finals went as expected, although some may not have called Penrith to make it past Canterbury. Penrith’s win sees them match up again against Parramatta who they upset in the pool matches. Western Suburbs will face Lismore who gave them a tough match in the pool rounds. Anything could happen come semi finals! QF1- 1st Pool 1 v 4th Pool 2: Western Suburbs (9) def Manly Warringah (3) QF2- 2nd Pool 2 v 3rd Pool 1: Lismore (6) def Eastern Suburbs (4) QF3- 1st Pool 2 v 4th Pool 1: Parramatta (4) def Cronulla (2) QF4- 2nd Pool 1 v 3rd Pool 2: Penrith (4) def Canterbury (2) In what was probably one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, Lismore defeated the highly fancied Western Suburbs, champions for the past two State Cups and recent Sydney Championships winners. With a side that includes several Gold Coast players, Lismore reversed their earlier defeat to grab a position in the main event against Parramatta, who easily accounted for Penrith 7-0. Parramatta looked strong, also reversing their earlier round match loss to Penrith and the grand final is shaping up to be a tight match. SF1- Winner QF1 v Winner QF2: Lismore (6) def Western Suburbs (5) SF2- Winner QF3 v Winner QF4: Parramatta (7) def Penrith (0) It was on for young and old in the Mens grand final. One of the best displays of Touch and also sportsmanship that had been seen the entire tournament. While there was that element of showmanship and fire that often comes with Mens Open, It never ventured into dirty and both sides were led by touch legends. For Parramatta it was Mark Boland, in his 19th year playing Mens Open who helped Parramatta take an early lead, his diving touch down showing nothing of his age. For Lismore, it was Mook Harrington Senior, who ran the length of the field from Australian Open representative Matt Curran to score. The young didn’t wait too long to get in on the act either, Parramatta and Australian rising star Troy Malcolm throwing a brilliant pass to get Parramatta ahead again before Mook Junior followed his father and scored for Lismore. After one final diving touch down Lismore were crowned State Cup Champions, the first ever country side to win the title in State Cup history…since 1977! GF- Winner SF1 v Winner SF2: Lismore (4) def Parramatta (3) Player of the Final- Nathan Jones (Lismore) WOMENS OPEN FINALS: The Womens Open finals are wide open, with final round matches on Sunday morning determining final positions. After the final round of matches Cronulla snuck through to the semis with a draw against Albion Park. They will need to improve to challenge Canterbury who beat them 5-1 in the round matches. SF1- 1st v 4th: Canterbury (3) def Cronulla (1) SF2- 2nd v 3rd Easts (4) def Wests (3) drop-off Matches between East and Canterbury are fast becoming tight and tough struggles that never fail to disappoint. After their recent Sydney Championships grand final meeting and then the final second draw in their pool match at State Cup; the Grand Final also followed the same titanic struggle of a track. Canterbury led for the entire match, remarkably holding Easts scoreless for a 1-0 win. Not to be understated considering the quality of the Easts side, which contained many current Australian Open and Junior representatives. For Canterbury this win was sweet especially after conceding to Easts in the pool match and giving up the lead in the Sydney Championships grand final. GF- Winner SF1 v SF2: Canterbury (1) def Easts (0) Player of the Final- Louise Winchester (Canterbury) OTHER RESULTS: Mixed Open: Shield GF- Northern Suburbs (7) def Menai (4) Player of the Final- Andrew Stergio (northern Suburbs) and Deborah Steinhardt (Northern Suburbs) Championship GF- Cronulla (5) def Port Macquarie (2) Player of the Final- Kylie Stewart (Cronulla) and Brad Davids (Cronulla) Mens 23’s: GF- Central Coast (6) def Western Suburbs (5) Player of the Final- Ben Holden (Wests) Mens 30’s: GF- Western Suburbs (2) def Manly Warringah (1) Player of the Final- Rob Barakat (Wests) Mens 35’s: GF- Western Suburbs (3) def Canterbury (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Troy O’Malley (Wests) Mens 40’s: GF- Wollongong (4) def Port Macquarie (3) Player of the Final- John Wheatley (Wollongong) Mens 45’s: GF- Penrith (1) def Manly Warringah (0) Player of the Final- Phil O’Keefe (Penrith) Mens 50’s: GF- Canterbury (2) def Newcastle City (1) drop-off Player of the Final- Paul Healey (Newcastle City) Womens 23’s: GF- Lismore (3) def Cronulla (2) Player of the Final- Missy Shaw (Lismore) Womens 30’s: GF- Westmead (3) def Newcastle Uni (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Debbie Potts (Newcastle Uni) Womens 35’s: GF- Easts (2) def Hornsby (0) Player of the Final- Maria Sonda (Easts) Womens 40’s: GF- Port Macquarie (2) def Manly (0) Player of the Final- Deb Walsh (Port Macquarie) Senior Mixed: GF- Forster Tuncurry (2) def Port Macquarie (1) Player of the Final- Wendy Wilkins (Forster Tuncurry) and David Eason (Forster Tuncurry) Club Championship award: 73 points- Western Suburbs 71 points- Manly Warringah 69 points- Port Macquarie By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

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SA – U/18s Trials, Eastwood

first_imgPark 17Cnr Beaumonts & Greenhill Roads, Eastwood, SAContact: Andy Crawford, Touch Football SAPhone: (08) 8306 7503Email: acrawford@touchsa.com.auWeb: http://www.touchsa.com.aulast_img

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10 months agoAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan

first_imgAgent reveals Barcelona interest for Alaves defender Guillermo Maripanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Alaves defender Guillermo Maripan has revealed the interest of Barcelona.Marcelo Contreras has made this claim.”We proposed him to the sporting manager a month ago and they’re considering the possibility, but it would be for summer,” he told El Grafico in Chile.”They have been looking at him for some time.”The fact that Arturo Vidal and Munir are there is good because they know him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWATCH: Atletico Madrid keeper Oblak shrugs off Benzema wonder save

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Atletico Madrid keeper Oblak shrugs off Benzema wonder saveby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak played down his heroics for their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.A wonder save to deny Karim Benzema earned Atleti the point, which he thinks suits both sides, while also playing down his save.”We got a point, but we wanted to win,” he explained.”We weren’t good, we didn’t have clear chances, in the end we both deserved a draw.”That was a basic stop for a goalkeeper. It was well placed.”I saw the ball and I wish it was always like that. The fewer goals we concede, the better for everyone.” last_img read more

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11 days agoBerlusconi: Give Monza San Siro

first_imgBerlusconi: Give Monza San Siroby Carlos Volcano11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonza owner Silvio Berlusconi says San Siro should be given to them.Berlusconi has commented on AC Milan and Inter plans to build a new stadium.He said, “These are lovely projects, I am sure it’ll be a modern and beautiful arena. “We are fond of San Siro because we won everything there, every spectator gets a good view and I hope that a solution is found to prevent the old stadium being knocked down. Otherwise, I’d propose the city give it to Monza.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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6 days agoBrighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Potter admits Mooy red card helped Aston Villaby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter says Aaron Mooy’s red card was a major factor in his side’s cruel defeat at Aston Villa.But he added he was proud of their efforts and performance in a 2-1 reverse. Mooy saw red when Albion led through an Adam Webster header and Jack Grealish then levelled in first-half added time.Albion head coach Potter said: “It’s a painful one, that is for sure. They gave everything and, when it happens in that manner, with the last kick, it is particularly heart-wrenching for the players.“In the context of the game, the sending-off has a big influence.“Until that, we were the better team, controlled the game and were deservedly 1-0 up.“Then the sending-off means the crowd get involved and Villa Park was lively today and got behind the team.” last_img read more

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4 days agoTottenham refusing to give up on keeping Eriksen

first_imgTottenham refusing to give up on keeping Eriksenby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are refusing to give up on securing Christian Eriksen to a new contract.The Dane is off contract in June and on the shopping lists of Real Madrid and PSG this season.However, El Desmarque says Spurs chiefs believe they can keep hold of the midfielder.So far, Eriksen has refused several offers from Spurs to discuss new terms. Free next June, the future of the 27-year-old midfielder should be decided in the coming months. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoChelsea ready to battle Man Utd for Leicester fullback Chilwell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea ready to battle Man Utd for Leicester fullback Chilwellby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are ready to battle Manchester United for Ben Chilwell next summer.The Blues have decided that neither Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are long-term options at left-back. As such, the club’s scouts have been told to look at left-backs from around the world.One name already being considered is England international Chilwell, according to 90min.Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 22-year-old.The Blues have listed Basel’s Paraguayan star Blás Riveros as a cheaper alternative should a bidding war ensue over Chilwell. last_img read more

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Here’s Your Updated March Madness Bracket Heading Into Friday

first_imgUpdated NCAA Tournament bracket.Day one of the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament did not disappoint, as four teams notched huge upsets to advance to the third round this upcoming Saturday. Two No. 3 seeds – Baylor and Iowa State – fell to No. 14 seeds in thrillers. That being said, the two No. 1 seeds in action – Kentucky and Villanova – looked solid in convincing victories.Here’s the updated bracket, via CBS Sports, with scores, game times, locations and all of the other pertinent information.updated bracketFriday will see another 16 contests, and hopefully even more madness. How’s your bracket look?last_img read more

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Graphic: Here Is How Baylor, Oklahoma, And Oklahoma State Can Win The Big 12

first_imgOklahoma balloons fly.TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Balloons for the Oklahoma Sooners fly outside of Sun Devil Stadium before the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)With just a few weeks remaining until the College Football Playoff field is decided, the Big 12 is still up in the air. Oklahoma is the favorite to win the conference and make the four team field, but there are still scenarios in which Baylor and Oklahoma State can capture the conference crown. Three games—Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Baylor-TCU, and Baylor-Texas—will decide the conference champion. ESPN’s Max Olson tweeted out a handy, simple chart explaining all of the possible scenarios.So who wins the Big 12? Here’s the updated and much simpler chart. pic.twitter.com/o4TdzjPICH— Max Olson (@max_olson) November 22, 2015After last year’s debacle with Baylor and TCU, the Big 12 made head-to-head result the first tiebreaker to name a conference champion, so if Oklahoma wins Bedlam, it will take home the crown due to its win over Baylor. If Oklahoma State wins Bedlam, it need either TCU or Texas to knock off the Bears. Otherwise, Baylor will win the league.We’re pretty excited to see it all play out.last_img read more

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What is blackface & why is it offensive?

first_imgSpain legend Andres Iniesta is the latest footballer to have been involved in a blackface controversy after he posted an ill-advised photo of him and his family celebrating Three Kings Day – with two people in the photograph wearing black paint on their faces.He is not the first footballer to have been in embroiled in such a fracas, and likely will not be the last – despite the practice of blackface considered to be demeaning, offensive and insulting to black people and African-Americans, especially.But what exactly is blackface, why is it offensive, and what other footballers have caused controversy? Goal takes a look. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? What is blackface?Blackface is, essentially, the practice where non-black people (usually Caucasians) darken their skin using make-up to purposefully impersonate black people, usually with a view to mock and ridicule (however inadvertently).Most instances of blackface occur during Halloween events and dress-up gatherings, most often during university campuses or other situations which require costume or fancy dress.Blackface costumes are most recognisable through the aforementioned darkening make-up, though can also use other accessories and items such as fake wigs, dreadlocks, and stuffed bosoms to further make fun of black people. Blackface is usually worn with the intention of distastefully celebrating hate towards black people.The concept of blackface predates the transatlantic slave trade – in Elizabethan times it was common for the actor playing Shakespeare’s Othello to darken their skin for the role – and has a poisonous history within the United States, where its use began through the prominence of minstrel shows, which were a form of racist white entertainment in America that was became popular in the 1820s.The minstrels in these sorts of shows had white performers using black face to portray black characters, covering their skin with black paint – usually with burnt cork or shoe polish – and leaving large areas of their mouths bare and then painted red or white to portray the prominence of their lips.These performers would openly mock black people in a distasteful caricature of their culture and way they act, moving around in an ungraceful way and adopting exaggerated, foreign accents that was peppered with poor and broken English to further parody black people.Why is blackface offensive?The act of putting on blackface is purely a manifestation of the history of stereotyping, dehumanising and oppressing black people by openly mocking them.Blackface was and is carefully curated practice to portray black people as those with low intelligence and strange, with the sole intention to make a mockery out of them for laughs and to entertain for profit.Eventually, blackface broke off from the minstrel tradition and became used in its own right, with many non-black people today still wrongly appropriating black culture by painting their faces black.African-Americans consider blackfacing to obviously be a racially insensitive representation of their culture and community, stemmed from the long history of its prominence in minstrel shows.It is considered culturally offensive and insensitive, seemingly minimising the centuries of oppression faced by black people across history by a single act of administering black paint.Which footballers have used blackface?Ex-Barcelona midfielder Iniesta was recently criticised after posting a photograph of himself with two people who wore blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations in his native Spain.Iniesta posed with his family and a group dressed in costumes related to Three Kings Day, a Christian festive tradition celebrated on January 6 in Spain that commemorates the visit of magi Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar to newborn baby Jesus.👑👑👑💫💫💫 pic.twitter.com/RhCXAj1AqB— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) January 6, 2019In the photo, two of the photo are painted with blackface, and typically the role of Balthasar is frequently portrayed by a white man wearing blackface in Spanish festivities.As the Kings are usually white councillors, Balthasar is most often played by a white man wearing black makeup.However, the mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena ended that controversial tradition in 2016 by employing a black man to portray the role.Iniesta later apologised for the incident through his representatives after significant backlash on social media platforms to the photo, stating: “We want to settle the controversy that has arisen around this picture in which the three people dressed and characterised with make-up appear as the Kings of the East, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, as happens in most cavalcades and events that were celebrated in Spain that day.”At no time did Andres Iniesta want to bother anyone with that photograph, which is the image of the illusion in Spain and apologises to those people who may have been offended.”Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann was involved in his own blackface controversy in 2017, after posting a photo of himself dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter and sporting black paint on his face.Racism and bigotry still remains a sensitive topic in Spanish football circles, with players at times often subjected to abusive chants from fans.The forward was wearing a full basketball uniform and an afro wig in a picture captioned “’80s party”, along with the laughing emoji.The post also garnered heavy backlash on social media, with users quickly branding the photo as “racist” and urging him to delete the tweet.Griezmann blackface on TwitterFollowing a hurricane of replies condemning the post on the player’s account, Griezmann added that he was merely calling the costume a tribute to the legendary basketball team.”Calm down friends, I am a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and of that beautiful era, it is a tribute,” he said on Twitter. The apology did little to help the situation, however, and the striker eventually conceded an apology, writing: “I admit it’s awkward from me.  If I did hurt anybody, then I apologise.”Ex-England striker Stan Collymore was among those to criticise Griezmann’s post, writing on Twitter: “A simple Google search will tell you the context of black face and where it came from. Instead of saying ‘I don’t think that’s racist’, put yourself in others shoes, read a little and then say ‘ok, I hear ya.'”Another recent incident – this time in Australian rugby – related to blackface occurred in September 2018 when three players wore black face paint for end-of-season celebrations when they dressed up as tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams and Kenyan-born AFL player Aliir Aliir.The trio, who play for a local Australian Rules Football (AFL) side in Tasmania, drew criticism from social media users when they shared the offensive post.Some Australians still have no clue what is considered racist. This Mad Monday “costume” is clearly racist. And I’m a person who is fed up with today’s over-the-top political correctness. pic.twitter.com/oWPR0WjeUx— Francis Gonzalez (@fgonzalez_) September 19, 2018last_img read more

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Girona-Barcelona plans confirmed after Miami deal collapses

first_imgThe date and kick-off time for Girona vs Barcelona, a La Liga match slated to be played in the United States before the deal fell through, has been confirmed.As part of a 15-year agreement between Spain’s top division and Relevent Sports, it was proposed Barca would face Girona at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in January.Although La Liga president Javier Tebas was excited about the idea , the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) condemned the plan, with Barca pulling out in December. Furthermore, FIFA president Gianni Infantino promised his organisation would block any plan to play the game “either in the United States or in any other location that isn’t the stadium of Girona”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And on Wednesday it was confirmed by the league that Girona will host Barca at their Estadi Montilivi home on January 27.KICK OFF TIME CONFIRMED@LaLiga , week 21 Girona – Barça 27/01 4.15pm CET pic.twitter.com/lg2fp5BUVw — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 9, 2019 Meanwhile, the club’s vice-president Jordi Mestre has confirmed there is no contract renewal on offer for boss Ernesto Valverde.”It’s a recurring situation that happens every year,” Mestre said, with Valverde’s deal set to expire at the end of the season.”It was the case with Luis Enrique and with [Pep] Guardiola. At this moment Valverde’s renewal in not on the table.”Despite the fact that we are very happy with him, anything can happen in football.”last_img read more

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Report: Kyrgyzstan 0 South Korea 1

first_imgSouth Korea have secured their progress to the knockout phase of the 2019 Asian Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan, despite missing a host of glorious opportunities. Coach Paulo Bento wanted a proactive attacking approach from Korea after stuttering to 1-0 win over Philippines in their Group C opener and, while his team’s finishing left a lot to be desired, they at least crafted the openings perhaps lacking last time out.Arguably the worst miss was by Lee Chung-yong, who blazed over from close range, though Kim Min-jae let him off the hook just before the interval by breaking the deadlock. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? South Korea should have added to the score, as they struck the crossbar three times in the second period, but luckily for them Kyrgyzstan failed to create chances to punish their wastefulness.FULL-TIME | KGZ 0 – 1 KORKim Min-jae’s goal was enough for Korea Republic to claim all three points and send them to the next round of the #AsianCup2019 pic.twitter.com/Ye1zSu6SWx— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 11, 2019Despite having little difficulty controlling proceedings, Korea did not create a clear-cut chance before the 37th minute, and that was inexplicably wasted as Lee blasted over from just six yards.They did finally make their superiority count a few moments later, though, when Kim headed Hong Chul’s right-side corner in at the near post.Kyrgyzstan did not look out of the contest, though they were fortunate to remain just a goal behind in the 69th minute, when Hwang Ui-jo headed a left-wing delivery against the crossbar.The frame of the goal saved them from Hwang again soon after – his ferocious drive from a tight angle after expertly bringing a cross down coming back off the bar via the face of goalkeeper Kutman Kadyrbekov.Hwang Hee-chan then hit the bar as well after Kadyrbekov palmed a cross straight to him, but South Korea were not made to rue such poor finishing. read morelast_img read more

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Alexander-Arnold eyes ‘better output’ for Liverpool

first_imgTrent Alexander-Arnold wants to improve on his record-setting 2018-19 and picked up where he left off last term in Liverpool’s opener as he delivered yet another assist in their 4-1 victory over Norwich City. The Liverpool right-back enjoyed a marvelous 2018-19 season for the Reds, breaking the Premier League record for assists for a full-back with 12. Alexander-Arnold finished the league season in fine form, adding an assist in each of Liverpool’s final four games of the campaign, though it was not quite enough to bring the club to their first-ever Premier League title as Manchester City triumphed by a point.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The Reds will seek to get over that hurdle in 2019-20, and got off to a solid start in that hunt, easily handling the newly promoted Canaries at Anfield. Alexander-Arnold chipped in once more in the victory as his ball into the area late in the first half with Liverpool up 3-0 was finished off by Divock Origi to increase the Reds’ lead. The assist makes it five straight Premier League matches with an assist for the 20-year-old right-back, making him the eighth player in the competition’s history to accomplish that feat. He also became the first to do so since Arsenal star Mesut Ozil managed it in 2015. 5 – Trent Alexander-Arnold is the first player to register an assist in five consecutive Premier League appearances since Mesut Özil in 2015, and is one of only eight players to do so in Premier League history. Pinpoint. pic.twitter.com/1l6ui3Kp3g— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 9, 2019After the match, Alexander-Arnold said he aims to improve on his efforts from last season, at both ends of the field, in hopes of helping Liverpool capture that first ever Premier League title. “I want a better output, to create as many chances as I can for the team,” Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports. “As full-backs we get forward as much as we can, as well as defend. And we want to keep more clean sheets. We kept a lot last season, but we can get better. “We did something special last season but none of that matters now. We’ve got to focus on this season and hopefully we can go one better in the league.” The victory also continued Liverpool’s dominance of newly promoted sides, as the Reds have now won 12 straight matches against Premier League newcomers and returnees. Over that span Liverpool have scored 35 goals and conceded only four times. Liverpool next are in action midweek against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul before returning to Premier League action against Southampton next weekend at St. Mary’s Stadium.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

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There Are 12 College Football Games Today: Here’s The Schedule

first_imgA Purdue cheerleader holding up a sign that says "Shout!"WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – OCTOBER 06: Purdue Boilermakers cheerleaders encourage the crowd to support their teamduring the game on October 6, 2007 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)College football is back. After a layoff of seven months, college football will grace our TV sets once more.Tonight, there are 12 contests that officially begin the college football season.The kickoffs are all between 7 and 10 p.m. ESPN Networks, FS1, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, and SEC Network will all have games. All times listed are Eastern Time.Here are the 12 games.UConn Huskies vs. 21 UCF Knights – East Hartford, Conn. – 7 p.m. – ESPNU Houston v Connecticut(Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. New Mexico State Aggies – Minneapolis, – 7 p.m. – BTN A man waving minnesota's flag.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)Ball State Cardinals vs. Central Connecticut Blue Devils – Muncie, Ind. – 7 p.m. – ESPN+ Toledo v Ball State(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Georgia State Panthers vs. Kennesaw State Owls – Atlanta – 7 p.m. – ESPN+ Shorter v Georgia State(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)UL Monroe Warhawks vs. Southeastern Louisiana Lions – Monroe, La. – 8 p.m. – ESPN+ Louisiana Monroe v Oklahoma(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northwestern Wildcats – West Lafayette, Ind. – 8 p.m. – ESPN Purdue's band bringing a giant bass drum onto the field.(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Tulane Green Wave vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons – New Orleans – 8 p.m. – CBS Sports Network SMU v Tulane(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)UAB Blazers vs. Savannah State Tigers – Birmingham, Ala. – 8 p.m. – ESPN+ Florida Gators offense lined up against UAB's defense.(Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri State Bears – Stillwater, Okla. – 8 p.m. – FS1 Pistol Pete walks on the field during a game.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Utah Utes vs. Weber State Wildcats – Salt Lake City – 8 p.m. – Pac-12 Network Utah fan holding up a giant U.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)Texas A&M Aggies vs. Northwestern State Demons – College Station, Texas – 8:30 p.m. – SEC Network Fans at Texas A&M for a game vs. Arkansas.(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)San Jose State Spartans vs. UC Davis Aggies – San Jose, Calif. – 10 p.m.  San Jose State v Texas(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Games begin at 7:00 p.m. and carry through the night. There are games Friday night as well, that will pace us until the Saturday when the madness truly begins.last_img read more

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Photos: Look Who Was At Today’s Oklahoma-UCLA Game

first_imgOklahoma flag is run on field ahead of home game.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 08: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad celebrates a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Bruins 49-21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)A number of NBA stars were in Norman for the game to cheer on their respective alma maters. Oklahoma has had two college hoops superstars in recent years, in Buddy Hield and Trae Young.Oklahoma is also now home to Russell Westbrook, a former UCLA basketball star.All three were on the sideline for today’s game.Here are photos of Trae Young, Buddy Hield, and Russell Westbrook at today’s Oklahoma-UCLA game.Russ, Trae Young, and Buddy Hield taking in UCLA vs. OU ?(via @caitlynepes, @OUDaily) pic.twitter.com/BKJGJkGUxw— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 8, 2018You have to respect the jersey choices here. Russ and Buddy went with the more standard alma mater jerseys, while Trae was rocking what appears to be an autographed Baker Mayfield Browns uniform.Both Mayfield and Young lit it up in their respective sports last year for Oklahoma. It was a rare combination of singular football and basketball talents at the same school.UCLA got up early, but ultimately, Oklahoma pulled out a 49-21 win. It didn’t come without a cost, though. Superstar running back Rodney Anderson went down with a knee injury, that may cost him a lot of time.last_img read more

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Vegas Computer: This Will Be The Biggest Blowout On Saturday

first_imgRutgers players run onto the field before a game.PISCATAWAY, NJ – OCTOBER 20: Tyler Hayek #81 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights takes to the field with his team against the Northwestern Wildcats before the game on October 20, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Two years ago, Michigan beat Rutgers 78-0. This Saturday, the two teams meet again, and the Wolverines are 40-point road favorites.Michigan has the Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff berth in its sights, while Rutgers hasn’t won since opening weekend. The Scarlet Knights seem headed to 1-11.Will things get as ugly as 78-0? Well, hopefully not for Rutgers’ sake, but this one should be a blowout.In fact, OddsShark’s computer has it as the most lopsided game on the schedule for Saturday. Not only do they have Michigan covering the spread, they don’t have Rutgers scoring a point.Considering how good Michigan’s defense is and how poor Rutgers has been offensively, this doesn’t seem too far-fetched.OddsShark's prediction for Michigan-Rutgers.Michigan and Rutgers will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in Piscataway.To watch the carnage, tune in to BTN.last_img read more

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ESPN Names College Football’s Most-Important Game This Week

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer before an Ohio State football game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warm ups before the start of their game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It’s Rivalry Week in the college football world, with a ton of great games on tap.Which one is the most-important, though?As far as the College Football Playoff is concerned, there’s an obvious pick.ESPN named the Ohio State-Michigan game the most-important game of the weekend:1. Michigan at Ohio State (Saturday, noon ET, FOX)If Michigan wins: It would be the best result for the Big Ten, as the league’s top-ranked team would maintain its hold on the No. 4 spot heading into the conference championship game against Northwestern. If the Wolverines win out, it would be much easier for the selection committee to justify the Big Ten champion’s spot in the playoff because they have played better than Ohio State more consistently all season. Michigan would have the edge over a one-loss Oklahoma team that wins the Big 12 title and a one-loss Washington State, should the Cougars win the Pac-12. Michigan might even be chosen over a one-loss Alabama team that loses to Georgia in the SEC championship, though that would be an extremely difficult decision.If Ohio State wins: There are no guarantees, other than clinching the East Division title. It’s possible the Big Ten champion could be left out of the playoff a third straight year if Ohio State wins, but the committee would have a difficult decision between the Buckeyes and a one-loss Oklahoma team for the fourth spot. Both have struggled defensively this year (OU is No. 95 in defensive efficiency, Ohio State is No. 46), and yet both keep finding ways to win with talented quarterbacks. If Ohio State beats Michigan, though, the committee would have to weigh that victory against an Oklahoma win over West Virginia in Morgantown on Friday night. Ohio State would probably have the edge, as the Mountaineers are now a two-loss team and Michigan is a top-four, one-loss opponent. An Ohio State win could also impact the SEC. Should Alabama lose to Georgia in the SEC championship, an Ohio State win could increase the chances that both Alabama and Georgia finish in the top four (again) at the expense of the Big Ten champion.Rooting interests: If you’re an OU, SEC or Washington State fan, cheer for Ohio State to win ugly. Notre Dame fans, cheer for Michigan (the win that just keeps on giving).You can view ESPN’s full list here.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. The game will be on FOX.The Wolverines enter the game as a small favorite.last_img read more

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Ohio State Lands Commitment From In-State Lineman

first_imgOhio State cheerleaders running onto the field.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: A general view of the Alabama and Ohio State bands on the field during the pregame activities prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)The 2019 recruiting cycle is almost finished, but Ohio State’s 2020 class is already starting to come into form. After already securing half a dozen commitments, including the top wide receiver in the country, the Buckeyes have added another player to their 2020 class.In-state three-star offensive lineman Jakob James announced on Monday that he was verbally committing to the Buckeyes for 2020.James hails from Cincinnati (OH) Elder.This is a dream come true… Officially Committed!!In a statement on Twitter, James thanked Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and the coaching staff for extending the offer and welcoming his commitment.This is a dream come true… Officially Committed!! ⭕️??? pic.twitter.com/lZ0GoomTAr— Jakob James (@jakobjames00) January 22, 2019Per 247Sports, James is the No. 630 prospect in the country, the No. 69 offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 16 prospect from the state of Ohio.James joins an Ohio State recruiting class for 2020 that already has commitments from five-star wide receiver Paris Johnson Jr., as well as five four-star recruits.As of this writing, the Buckeyes have the No. 3 ranked recruiting class in the country for 2020 behind Alabama and LSU, according to 247Sports.Given that Ohio State’s 2019 class is currently third in the Big Ten and 13th in the country, Ryan Day is off to a good start for the first class of prospects that he has had a full hand in recruiting.last_img read more

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