Women’s World Cup 2019: China, Spain advance after 0-0 tie

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Women’s World Cup 2019: Carli Lloyd claps back at critics That’s one way to stifle @Jennihermoso – surround her with three opposition players! 🇪🇸#CHNESP | #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/6WHzNlJ9w0— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 17, 2019Spain carved out the best chance of a subdued opening 30 minutes when Lucia Garcia went within a whisker of turning in Mariona Caldentey’s ball across the face of goal.Peng Shimeng was almost caught out on that occasion, but the China goalkeeper made amends with a sharp low save from Jennifer Hermoso’s downward header before the break.The pitch eventually opened up for Nahikari Garcia seven minutes after the interval, only for the forward to screw her shot wide of the far post.Peng then needed to be at full stretch to turn away a Patri Guijarro attempt as Spain continued to probe for the breakthrough.The Steel Roses’ impressive shot-stopper made two more smart saves in the latter stages of the match, first from Guijarro and then Hermoso, to make certain of a crucial clean sheet. Women’s World Cup 2019: Germany shuts out South Africa, 4-0, to clinch top spot China and Spain advanced to the Women’s World Cup knockout rounds after settling for a drama-free 0-0 draw Monday in Le Havre.With a stalemate enough to secure their places in the last 16, the two sides risked little and combined for few chances in a largely lackluster encounter.center_img Spain appeared likeliest to turn a wealth of possession into a winner but will be satisfied with a point that sews up second spot behind Germany in Group B.China, meanwhile, has done enough to earn one of four third-place qualifying berths, a narrow win over South Africa last week in Paris proving crucial. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden to change tactics for USA match Jorge Vilda, however, will remain the more confident of the two coaches of making an impression on the remainder of the tournament, his team now unbeaten in five of its past six matches.Key Opta Facts:- China has progressed to the knockout stages in each of its seven appearances at the Women’s World Cup (1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, 2019).- Spain has failed to score in consecutive internationals for the first time since July 2017. – China became just the second side in Women’s World Cup history to be involved in more than one goalless game (two, level with the USA), also drawing the 1999 final with the USA.- Spain mustered 24 shots in this game, the most a team has attempted without managing to score in a Women’s World Cup game since 2015, when Germany fired 32 without a goal against England in the third-place playoff.- At an average age of 24 years and 335 days, Spain named their youngest-ever starting 11 at a Women’s World Cup match.last_img read more

NC State’s recruitment of Dennis Smith Jr. at heart of major NCAA allegations

first_imgSmith won ACC Freshman of the Year during the 2016-17 season as he averaged 18.1 points and 6.2 assists per game. However, the NCAA has deemed Smith was ineligible to play.NC State, Gottfried and Early have 90 days to respond to the notice, but Gottfried released a statement through his attorney Scott Tompsett on Wednesday.“While we disagree with the enforcement staff’s position that Coach Gottfried did not adequately monitor certain aspects of his program, we are pleased that the NCAA agrees that he was not involved in any illicit payments,” Tompsett said in the statement (via the News and Observer). “This case will ultimately be decided by the Committee on Infractions after a full hearing at which Coach Gottfried will appear and have an opportunity to present his position.” Each player is allotted four complimentary tickets to each home game. According to the notice of allegations, Smith received 106 complimentary tickets to 13 games. Former head coach Mark Gottfried (now at Cal State Northridge) was tagged with a failure-to-monitor charge, and former assistant Orlando Early is accused of facilitating a $40,000 payment from a former Adidas executive to Smith’s family during his recruitment and providing more than $6,600 in complementary to Smith’s family and associates during his one year with the program.”It is alleged that from September 2014 through March 2017, Orlando Early, then men’s basketball assistant coach and lead recruiter, violated the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he and members of the men’s basketball staff committed multiple recruiting violations and provided extra benefits during the recruitment and subsequent enrollment of [Smith],” the notice of allegations said (via ESPN.com). “Early and the men’s basketball staff members arranged for and/or provided Smith and individuals associated with him approximately $46,700 in impermissible inducements and benefits.” Related News Duke lands 2020 5-star recruit Jalen Johnsoncenter_img Chuck Person was so broke he started taking bribes in NCAA recruiting scandal, his lawyers say NC State was hit with a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday and will now have to answer several questions surrounding its recruitment of former basketball player Dennis Smith Jr.The Wolfpack is facing a total of four infractions — two Level I violations, the most severe category, and two Level II violations.last_img read more

Damian Lillard pulls out of USA Basketball camp; Jaylen Brown, Julius Randle added

first_imgDamian Lillard is the latest high-profile player to pull out, The Athletic and Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday. He follows James Harden, Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris, CJ McCollum and Eric Gordon in withdrawing from the team within the past 10 days. USA Basketball also had indicated it might elevate No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson from the select team set to provide training camp opposition to the senior team, but the Pelicans’ new franchise player also has pulled out.  Related News When USA Basketball announced a 20-man roster for training camp ahead of the FIBA World Cup, it appeared coach Gregg Popovich would have to make some tough choices to cut down to a 12-man tournament roster. With less than two weeks to go before camp opens in Las Vegas, though, Popovich and managing director Jerry Colangelo are now trying desperately to hold on to players already committed while recruiting replacements for the ever-growing list of withdrawals.  Pelicans’ Zion Williamson pulling out of FIBA World Cup, Jerry Colangelo says Bradley Beal, Tobias Harris latest to pull out of USA Basketball FIBA World Cup pool Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum becomes latest NBA star to pass on FIBA World Cup The exodus has reached the point that a player who was not on the initial roster released last month, Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan, accepted an invitation from USA Basketball but has since bailed out, The Athletic reported Tuesday. On the flip side, reinforcements are starting to roll in. Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Knicks forward Julius Randle have accepted invitations to the Aug. 5-9 camp in Las Vegas, according to The Athletic. More additions and subtractions to the roster seem likely before then, particularly with Kyle Lowry — who has said he still hopes to play for Team USA — coming off thumb surgery. The only players remaining on the U.S. camp roster with World Cup or Olympics experience are Lowry, Kevin Love, Andre Drummond and Harrison Barnes.  Following the Vegas camp, the team will relocate to Los Angeles for more practice Aug. 13-15 before playing Spain Aug. 16, and the 12-man World Cup roster will be announced the following day. After a series of practices and exhibitions in Australia in late August, the U.S. will open group play in Shanghai on Sept. 1 against the Czech Republic.last_img read more

BiH in group with Spain, Austria, Hungary and Albania

first_imgQualifying draw for U-21 European Championship which will be played in the Czech Republic in 2015 was held in Nyon.BiH U-21 football team is in a group with Spain, which was the last year’s champion, Austria, Hungary and Albania.Group stage matches can get under way from 22 March, as the contestants bid to join hosts the Czech Republic in the finals. The ten group winners and the four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides destined for the showpiece event.last_img read more

Ibrahimović commented on the Expulsion of Muslims in his own Style

first_imgTensions have been very high since the terrorist attacks in Paris, and bigotry towards Muslims is increasing.President of the National Front Marie Le Pen called for closing the mosques and expulsion of Muslims from France. Her act was strongly condemned by the world public, and the striker of Paris Saint Germaine Zlatan Ibrahimović commented on all of it in his own style:“My father Šefik is a Muslim, my mother is a Catholic. If that woman wants to expel all Muslims from the country, should I then cut off my Muslim leg and send it back to Sweden?”Many Muslims around the world made comments about increased bigotry towards Muslims, among others Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal etc.(Source: hayat.ba)last_img read more

Edin Dzeko gave his first Interview in Sign Language (Video)

first_imgBesides being a great football player, Roma striker demonstrated once again that he is primarily a good man.Since he became a UNICEF ambassador for BiH in 2009, on Sunday, despite obligations with “Dragons” who are preparing for the start of qualifiers for the World Cup, he found some time to do a special interview. Interview in sign language.Dzeko, among others, commented on the upcoming match against Estonia on Tuesday at “Bilino polje” in Zenica.“It will be difficult for sure. These are new qualifications that are just starting and the first match is the most important, as we have learned from past qualifiers when we lost at home. Everything went ‘down’ since then and unfortunately we did not manage to qualify for the European Championship. Now we will give our best to beat Estonia and go to the World Cup,” said Dzeko.Take a look at the interview.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Jan. 2, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 02, 2013:•1:35 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block E. Waldo, Wellington.•2:34 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•7:01 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 500 block E. 16th.last_img

Regent Theater starts a new digital projector era with showing of ‘Lincoln’

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (14) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Oh Oh · 392 weeks ago IS IT CAPABLE OF 3D MOVIES? Report Reply 4 replies · active 391 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Meadow Lanes · 391 weeks ago We didn’t need any fundraisers when we purchased our new $60,000 scoring system at the bowling alley 4 years ago. we did it the old fasion way. ( hard work ) Fundraisers are for charitys not business equipment. Report Reply 3 replies · active 391 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustME · 391 weeks ago I don’t think there is any logic in comparing the Warren theaters to the regent. Oranges and supplies in all measures. Report Reply 1 reply · active 391 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Billy · 391 weeks ago You know how I know you’ve never been to a Warren theater? Report Reply 1 reply · active 391 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 391 weeks ago It was good to see the Regent with a full house tonight (Sat. Feb.9). “Lincoln” was a good movie to demonstrate the new equipment. It leads the Oscar competition with TWELVE nominations. Great picture & great sound. Report Reply 0 replies · active 391 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This weekend an historic event is going to happen for a business that has had many of them over its lifetime.The Wellington Regent Theater at 114 W. Lincoln has arrived into the digital age.Coincidentally, the business on Lincoln will be showing “Lincoln,” (Trailer preview is below)  – the first ever film on The Regent’s new $60,000+ digital projector.  The Oscar nominated historical epic  that has generated buzz everywhere will be played at the Regent in new splendor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 7 p.m.The digital projector opens up a whole new set of possibilities for the Regent Theater.Not only will it allow the Regent theater group to secure a larger breadth of blockbuster movies but get them in a more timely matter. It also diversifies what the Regent can now show. The theater can now show pay-per-view events, or high-resolution televised sporting events, or small Independent films that were not available to local viewers. Local advertisers can now show their wares during the pre-showings.“Let’s just say we received some generous anonymous donations and great support from our advertisers,” said J.C. Long, a Regent Theater board member.The days of film – whether it be on a hand-held camera or in a movie projector – is now fading into history. The Regent 35mm projector, which was dismantled on Monday to make way for the digital system had become a hodgepodge of parts from the 1940s, 70s and 80s. The projector —  along with its accompanying large silver turnstile reel that held the film print —, is now basically a museum relic.“It will make a great Lazy Susan,” joked Jerry Fike, Regent Theater manager, about the turnstile reel.Obtaining the digital projector has been a work in progress for the theater board. The Regent reopened in 2010 after it had been closed for several years. During its rebirth, even in its remodeled splendor, the Regent Theater board knew there was unfinished business. A digital projector was needed or the theater couldn’t survive.Long and Colby Zeka started promoting the idea as far back as August of 2011. Throughout the next 18 months, the theater has held various fundraisers and has sought many donations. In the meantime, the theater kept biding time, keeping the film projector running until enough funds were available to make a down payment on new system and procure it. Long said the projector is still not paid for and the board is still soliciting funds. As 2011 turned to 2012 turned to 2013, the number of available prints for a movie was diminishing, and the selection of movies period was shrinking. And when a couple of major studios said they were no longer going to offer the blockbuster family entertainment flicks that sell so well in Wellington, a move had to be made.Fike said it was a case of supply and demand. Fewer theaters were doing film, therefore the studios had no incentives to produce more film. Regent officials didn’t even know the movie they were going to get three days before the showing because so few prints were out there.Now with a digital projector, theater goers will have the kind of movie experience it has while going to the Warren Theaters in Wichita, without the hassle of driving up there. The Regent will have a crisper picture, and a more dynamic surround sound. The theater will also know what films it will be getting weeks in advance.“Today in this age of instant gratification, films can have a shelf life of three weeks,” Fike said. “By the time we got some films it was way past that. Now we can show movies on the nights they open.”Best Picture Oscar Nominee Lincoln is this weekend. Les Miserables, another movie up for Best Picture, will be shown on the Feb. 15 weekend. Mama Movie is slated for Feb. 22. You see… now you can plan for these movies.Fike also said with the digital projector he can get pay-per-view events shown at the theater whether it be a MMA Fight or a rock concert. Fike will continue to show football games which has been a popular feature in years past – only with a more dynamic picture to view.“The theater is part of growing up in Wellington,” Zeka said. “It’s great we can continue this tradition for our children.”last_img read more

Wellington 15-unders advance to state with championship win over Haysville

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington 15-and-under Babe Ruth All Stars are off to state. The locals won the district tournament at Sellers Park with a convincing 14-2 win over Haysville Monday night.Wellington will battle the host of the state tournament Cherryvale at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19. The tournament will be eight-team double-elimination and run until July 22, possibly July 23.In Monday’s game, Wellington would run-rule the team in six innings, garnering seven hits to Haysville’s three. Wesley Gilmore was MVP of the championship game.It started out as a barn-burner. Wellington was the visitors on its home field and scored a run in the top of the first.Haysville would get two runs in the bottom of the second to take a 2-1 lead. Wellington responded with two runs in the top of the third, but left the bases loaded.After a scoreless four innings, Wellington would break the game open with seven runs in the top of the fifth and four runs in the sixth to win by run-rule 14-2.Wesley Gilmore was the winning pitcher. He also received the MVP award in the game.Jace Lowe and Grayson DeJarnett were recipients of the Wow award.Wellington hopes to have a similar tournament like it had last year in Moundridge where he finished second in the 14-year-old Kansas State Tournament.Members of the 15-and-under Babe Ruth team are: from left: Nick Struble, coach; Greysen DeJarnett, Ethan Tunnel, Dallas Gilmore,coach;Derek Driskell, Dylan Jones, Nick Hyde, Cameron Bartelson, Jace Lowe,Jared Shields, Welsey Gilmore, Skyler Struble, Zach Fredrick, Kevin Lowe,coach, Connor Phelps. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Local · 370 weeks ago Way to go! Report Reply 0 replies · active 370 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sumner County Farm Service Agency accepting applications for program technician

first_imgThe Sumner County Farm Service Agency  is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4.  Salary range is $25,181 to $28,269 depending on knowledge and experience.  An agricultural background and general computer knowledge is not required, but could be helpful.  Applications (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment) may be picked up at the Sumner County FSA Office, 320 N Jefferson Wellington, KS between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Applications must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 pm, August 12, 2014.FSA is an “Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.”last_img read more