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Germany tops Nigeria to advance to FWWC quarters

first_imgAlexandra Popp had just scored a go-ahead goal against Nigeria in her 100th international appearance when Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita signalled for a video review to determine whether a German teammate, Svenja Huth, who was in an offside position, had obstructed the view of goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie.“I was a bit irritated to be honest,” the German captain said through a translator.Popp’s goal stood, and a few minutes later, the match was stopped for another video review, this time to determine whether Germany’s Lina Magull had been fouled in the penalty area by Evelyn Nwabuoko. Having seen the stud marks on her teammate’s leg, Popp was pleased that the referee took a look and awarded a penalty kick.“Otherwise, I would have asked myself why we were using this technology,” Popp said, “so it was quite obvious in the pictures.”Germany advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals for the eighth straight time, beating African champion Nigeria 3-0 yesterday in Grenoble, France.Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby endorsed VAR but said it caused disruptions.“Football is also a game with a rhythm, and if you break the rhythm, sometimes that is not good,” he said. “It’s good for the game, but I don’t think anybody really has the final solution for VAR yet.”Popp scored in the 20th minute. Sara Däbritz made it 2-0 in the 27th with the penalty kick, and Lea Schüller got the final goal in the 82nd.“All the interruptions are quite difficult to handle, especially emotionally, but we tried to keep calm,” Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg said through a translator. “Maybe they can speed up the whole process.” Video review Players are unsure when a video review will be signalled.“It was a bit of insecurity throughout the match because we didn’t quite know what was assessed in a certain moment,” Popp said. “But in general, I think it’s important to have this sort of assessment.”Second-ranked Germany, which has outscored opponents 9-0, plays the winner of tomorrow’s match between Sweden and Canada on June 29 at Rennes.German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Voss-Tecklenburg after the match,“She congratulated us,” Voss-Tecklenburg recalled. “She said she was very delighted.”The Germans, who won the tournament in 2003 and 2007, have never failed to reach the quarterfinals.No. 38 Nigeria was in the knockout phase for the second time, the first since it lost in the quarterfinals to Brazil in 1999, and it joined Cameroon to become the first pair of African teams to reach the knockout stage in the same Women’s World Cup. The Indomitable Lionesses play England today.Popp scored on a 4-yard header off Magull’s corner kick, her 48th international goal.Däbritz scored on a low penalty kick beyond the outstretched left hand of Nnadozie, her third goal of the tournament and 13th of her international career.Nigeria had an excellent chance to cut its deficit in the 50th when second-half substitute Rasheedat Ajibade streaked up a flank and passed to an open Desire Oparanozie, but the ball was just ahead of the forward and rolled by.Schüller got her ninth international goal following a giveaway by Halimatu Ayinde.The Super Falcons were missing defender Ngozi Ebere and midfielder Rita Chikwelu, who served suspensions for yellow card accumulation, and forward Asisat Oshoala, who was injured.“I think we showed the whole world that Nigeria has a team that improved a lot,” Dennerby said. “It’s going the right way.”last_img read more

All-District 1, Division I volleyball team

first_imgFIRST TEAMHaylea Patterson, AirlineGracie Smith, RustonCourtney Curtis, Captain ShreveLauren Pilcher, AirlineVassar Terry, ByrdSavannah O’Neal, HaughtonMorgan Hartline, NorthwoodEmme Cehajic, ByrdMVP — Reagan Lee, RustonFRESHMAN OF THE YEAR — Adeline Parker, NorthwoodCOACH OF THE YEAR — Regina Digilormo, AirlineSECOND TEAMCierra Lattin, Caddo MagnetCassie Snow, Captain ShreveSydney Fant, Captain ShreveTori Beaudion, ByrdLaurel Emanuel, HaughtonKaylea Noble, AirlineAshley Haigler, AirlineMadalynn Plunkett, RustonHONORABLE MENTIONRenee Ginn, RustonJordan Digilormo, HaughtonCassie Bailey, AirlineEmma Day Grantham, ByrdLondon Todd, Caddo MagnetAnnabelle Parker, NorthwoodMadison Carruth, Captain ShreveJamina Haley, Booker T. WashingtonTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Hiku hoping to hop back on the bus with Gus

first_imgRugby League Peta Hiku hopes to reunite with Phil Gould when Penrith’s former executive general manager kicks off his stint as a consultant at the Warriors in 2021. The former Panthers centre is off contract with the Warriors at the end of this year but would love to sign on for a fourth season and beyond. The 27-year-old revealed his manager has been talking with a couple of other clubs but his preference was to remain a Warrior. “I’m happy to stay here at the Warriors with the way everything has been going,” Hiku said. “With the head coach [Stephen Kearney sacking] and then COVID thing, I’d been talking to my manager about it all. “Just the main thing for me now is to sort it out straight away and hopefully something does get sorted so I can focus on the footy this year. ”My family and my parents all live back there. I’ve got a daughter back there in New Zealand as well. So my decision is to make it easier on them.” If the Kiwi international gets his wish, then he knows what Gould is capable of achieving after working under him in 2016-2017 at the Panthers. “Obviously you see what he did at Penrith. He knew what he wanted for the club, what he was aiming for,” Hiku said. “So he works hard to get what he wants. He’s a man who knows a lot about the game so he’d be really good for us.” The appointment of Nathan Brown as the new coach in 2021 came on the same day Gould was given the job of sorting out the development and pathways at the Warriors, as well as setting up a players’ academy – another of his achievements at Penrith. “It’s exciting for us as a playing group knowing what’s ahead for us next year,” Hiku said. “In saying that we’ve got a job this year before worrying about the next. It makes it easier knowing what the plan is for next year but we’re all on board with what Toddy [interim coach Todd Payten] is doing at the moment.” Back-rower Isaiah Papali’i is not all that familiar with Brown’s style but asked around to find out more. “I haven’t had much to do with him yet but I know Mason Lino at Newcastle said he’s a very smart coach and knows the game well,” Papali’i said. “It will be exciting to see him in that head coach role next year.” On the immediate horizon is round 14 and Friday’s clash with the Panthers in Gosford.last_img read more

Chelsea youngsters beat Arsenal to clinch title

first_imgSee also:Who is Jake Clarke-Salter? A guide to the youngster training with Chelsea’s first teamHiddink on Remy’s future, Pato’s fitness, Newcastle, ticket prices and his ‘Zorro team’Chelsea v Newcastle: five key battlesChelsea v Newcastle: match preview, team news, facts and figuresChelsea youngsters beaten after Man City comebackChelsea Under-21s draw with SouthamptonFive Chelsea youngsters get call-upsChelsea Under-21s edged out by PSVFast start was pre-planned, says Hiddink Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea clinched the Under-18 Premier League South title by beating Arsenal 3-1.Isaac Christie-Davies’ free-kick put the hosts ahead at their Cobham training ground, where Harvey St Clair doubled the lead.Edward Nketiah pulled a goal back for Arsenal before Cole Dasilva sealed victory for Chelsea, who have lost just one of their last 18 league matches.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Sukhwa leads Albion to BCB/Raffik 100-ball title

first_imgAdrian Sukhwa guided Albion Community Center Cricket Club to a nine-wicket win over Rose Hall Town and lift the Berbice Cricket Board/Raffik 100-ball second division title yesterday. With heavy winds and sweltering heat at the Port Mourant Community Centre ground, Rose Hall Town won the toss and opted to bat where they were contained to 73 all out off  98 balls while Albion responded with 74 for one, winning with 42 balls to spare.Sukwah, 21, smashed five boundaries, three of which went for sixes, including a straight drive into the sightscreen over Keith Simpson’s head as he raced to 45 not out from 35 balls.Junior Sinclair played the lone hand for Rose Hall Town (Romario Samaroo photo)After Sukwah lost his opening partner, Jeetendra Outar (06) who was run out via direct hit from Jonathan Rampersaud with the score on 23, he forged an unbroken partnership of 51 with his captain, Sharaz Ramcharran, who made a 16-ball 23, highlighted by three boundaries. After the match, Ramcharran thanked the Berbice Cricket Board and the sponsors for a well-organized tournament while stating that the final was keenly contested between the two sides. Ramcharran thanked his side for sticking to the plan and executing perfectly and called on the troops to bring the same momentum as they face the same opposition today inAdrian Sukhwa played a responsible innings to lead Albion to the title (Romario Samaroo photo)the Lower Corentyne final of the Let’s Bet 100-ball tournament on their home turf. Earlier, Rose Hall Town skipper, Junior Sinclair was the only batsman with a substantial score of 29 from 28 balls, laced with three boundaries before he pulled out a ‘dilscoop’ which is a variation of the paddle scoop only to be caught at short fine leg.Sinclair added 31 for the opening partnership with Surendra Kissoonlall (13) before Kissonlall was trapped leg before wicket to Leon Cecil. Left-arm spinner, Kelvin Umroa, then rocked the middle order claiming three for 19 and inflicting two crucial runouts as well as a diving catch at long on to dismiss Simpson for 12.last_img read more

‘American Idol’ goes to the Oscars with special lead-in show and performance

first_imgABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — ABC isn’t missing out on the chance to remind people that the new season of American Idol is right around the corner.At 4 p.m. ET, before the network starts its Academy Awards coverage this Sunday, viewers can watch the half-hour special American Idol: A New Journey Begins. It features Ryan Seacrest interviewing judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie about the new season of the show, and offers a preview of some of the talent we’ll be seeing this year.  The three singers will also answer fan questions and reveal “behind-the-scenes secrets.”Then, during the Oscars themselves, viewers will see a musical performance by American Idol hopefuls from the show’s premiere episode on March 3.  The prospective contestants will be seen singing from a rooftop in “the heart of Hollywood,” and Ryan Seacrest will appear as well.American Idol: A New Journey Begins begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on ABC.  At 6:30 p.m., the 90-minute preview Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet begins, followed by the Oscars at 8 p.m. ET.Interestingly, many of the artists you’ll see singing on Sunday’s Academy Awards have appeared on American Idol in the past, including Bette Midler, Lady Gaga, the rock band Queen and their lead singer Adam Lambert– who was the runner-up on season eight — and, of course, season three standout Jennifer Hudson.American Idol premieres Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pattaya Cricket Club ease into cup final with 6 wicket win

first_imgThe PCC captain Simon ensued there were no late order travails with a composed 13no.  But it was Manik who was the star of the innings with a beautiful 54no, finishing with a glorious straight six to ensure PCC’s 6 wicket victory, the man of the match award and a place in the Grand Final on Sunday 28th January in Bangkok.PCC would like to invite any supporters to come along for a great finals day out, the details of the fixture will be advertised on the club Facebook page and website. It was an unusually hot and sticky Sunday morning at the Thai Polo Ground, the home of Pattaya CC, when the two captains strode out to the wicket for the toss.  Kerala CC won it and elected to bat first in the cup semi final with the winners facing the Southerners in the final.The PCC opening bowlers, Andy Emery and Lee Standen, started superbly as the new ball offered assistance through the air and off the wicket.  Lee made the breakthrough when Simon Philbrook held a sharp chance at a deep gully and Wezley Masterton held an even better catch at cover point.  When Venky snaffled a catch at mid off, Kerala CC were 20 for 3 and behind a par scoring rate.Peter Gangur’s (2/19) wily spin and Basu’s (1/16) inswing maintained the pressure on the opposition batsmen.  Wezley (1/25) bowled with his usual aggression that at times was too quick for the lower order batsmen and Damith Tilakaratna (0/12) continued PCC’s dominance.  A few lapses in concentration from Paul Hack behind the stumps gave KCC some respite but Lee returned at the death to mop up the tail and finish with a very tidy 4 for 22, as KCC were all out in the last over for 111.  A special mention should go to Shaun Jones who was outstanding in the field.In reply PCC made the worst possible start when Venky was beaten for pace and lost his off stump first ball.  Wezley’s (14) cameo allowed Andy to stake a claim for a regular top order spot but he soon found the pace too hot and was cleaned up also without troubling the scorers.  At the other end Manik was seemly untroubled and when he was joined by Lee the pair calmly added 44 runs to take the PCC score to 76 before Lee (16) was caught behind.last_img read more

Heart for the kids

first_imgBy Casey Neill Chriselda looks like any other two-year-old as she runs through Elizabeth and Tim Jones’ Beaconsfield home. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Softball: April 18 Scoreboard

first_imgSouthland softball saw McNeese State open its conference series against Nicholls with a 3-0 home victory Friday afternoon to improve to a league leading 14-4 in conference play and 31-12 overall. Central Arkansas defeated Houston Baptist 5-1 while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi swept a doubleheader against second-place Lamar to move to 7-12 in league play and 12-30 overall. In other conference action, both Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin split doubleheaders against Abilene Christian and Southeastern Louisiana, respectively. Northwestern State (20-19 overall, 9-9 SLC) split its doubleheader with league newcomer UIW (19-25 overall, 5-9 SLC) to move into fifth place in conference play.McNeese State 3, Nicholls 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese State used aggressive base running to take the opening game of its conference series 3-0 against Nicholls. The series will conclude with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday. | McNeese Recap | Nicholls RecapCentral Arkansas 5, Houston Baptist 1CONWAY, Ark. – Central Arkansas took to the field on Friday looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of Houston Baptist. The Bears got a one-hitter from pitcher Kylee Studioso and three runs batted in from first baseman Ashley Boswell to take down the Huskies 5-1. | UCA Recap | HBU RecapTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 3, Lamar 1Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8, Lamar 4BEAUMONT, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi bats ignited for a combined 16 hits en route to their second consecutive series victory today over Lamar (19-20, 12-7 SLC) in a conference doubleheader at Ford Park. | A&M-Corpus Christi Recap | Lamar RecapSam Houston State 7, Abilene Christian 1 Abilene Christian 4, Sam Houston State 2HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston split a doubleheader with Abilene Christian Friday afternoon. The Bearkats won 7-1 in the first game. The Wildcats took the nightcap 4-2. Sam Houston totaled their seven runs in the first game on seven runs including two homers. | SHSU Recap | ACU RecapNorthwestern State 8, UIW 0UIW 8, Northwestern State 7NATCHITOCHES, La. – A throwing error from Brittany Virgoe with a runner on second forced Northwestern State to split a pair of conference games with league newcomer Incarnate Word Friday evening as NSU claimed game one 8-0 (five innings) and fell 8-7 (nine innings) in the ninth of game two, at the Lady Demon Diamond. | NSU Recap | UIW RecapStephen F. Austin 2, Southeastern Louisiana 1Southeastern Louisiana 9, Stephen F. Austin 1HAMMOND, La. – Looking for their first series win on the road, Stephen F. Austin will have one more try this weekend after splitting the first two games at Southeastern Louisiana Friday evening. SFA won the first game 2-1 with some late scoring action and dropped the second game of the doubleheader 9-1. | SFA Recap | SLU Recaplast_img read more