Senegal 0-1 Colombia: Five things we learned

first_imgYerry Mina’s second-half header sent Colombia into a last-16 tie of the 2018 World Cup at the expense of Senegal, who lost out to Japan having received more yellow cards.Five thoughts from the gameSENEGAL’S STRATEGYSenegal utilized their pace and strength effectively. In the first half, Senegal closed down the Colombians quickly. That prevented the Colombians from making any worthwhile attacking incursions in their defensive third. Danger man Juan Cuadrado was heavily watched by Sabaly Youssouf and Kalidou Koulibaly. This nullified the attacking threats of Cuadrado and made him anonymous during the entire first half. The Senegalese players were also very calm and composed in possession and didn’t misplace a lot of passes like we saw against Japan. Senegal’s organization in the first half was so efficient such that in the entire first half, no Colombian player touched the ball in Senegal’s penalty area. In the second half, the intensity of Senegal’s play dropped. This allowed the Colombians to control the game and that was Senegal’s undoing. Senegal didn’t close down the Colombians as quickly as they did in the first half. Senegal was more laid back until they conceded the goal. After conceding the goal, Senegal added a bit more speed and urgency to their play but it was too little, too late.SENEGAL AND SET PIECESIn the first half, Senegal had 4 free kicks in promising areas around Colombia’s defensive third but the delivery left much to be desired. All of those deliveries didn’t threaten the Colombian defence. Set pieces are definitely genuine chances for scoring goals and it is very worrying when you are unable to pose any real threat from them. When you consider the height of the Senegalese team, it becomes more surprising.  THE AFRICAN MENTALITY STRIKES The worrying trend of the African teams conceding late goals, especially via set pieces continued. In the 74th minute, Yerry Mina was left unmarked as he rose to power in a header. Lack of concentration and a lack of efficient defensive strategies especially during set pieces has been the downfall of Africa in this world cup. That was the 8th goal conceded by an African side via a set piece and it is a very disturbing statistic.WHY JAMES RODRIGUEZ WAS SUBSTITUTEDRodriguez couldn’t match the strength and pace of closing down from the Senegalese. This made him ineffective as he was denied space and time to pick out his defence-splitting passes. Radamel Falcao was also heavily marked by the Senegalese defence. This prompted Jose Pekerman to take him off and go for more physicality and another attacking outlet upfront by bringing on Muriel Luis.SENEGAL’S LACK OF POTENCY UPFRONT Senegal scored 4 goals in 3 games. Only 1 of the 4 goals scored was as a result of a well-worked play. The remaining 3 goals can be attributed more to “luck” than to potent attacking play. Senegal’s problem has been an inability to create genuine goalscoring opportunities when they get into the opponent’s defensive third. — Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and live streaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more

Coco Gauff’s Black Lives Matter plea: Love each other, take action, don’t be silent

first_imgCoco Gauff delivered a call for action at a Black Lives Matter rally in Florida this week, with the 16-year-old American tennis rising star saying: “I demand change now.”In a powerful speech, Gauff told a crowd outside Delray Beach City Hall to engage in “tough conversations” and “use your voice,” stressing racism was a problem that involved everyone. MORE: Aaron Rodgers, 12 angry Packers call for change in videoThe death last week of George Floyd, a black man, while in police custody in Minneapolis has sparked protests across the United States and beyond, centering on police brutality toward the black community.Gauff called on her social media followers to campaign for justice in that case, and in her speech she repeated a message she shared earlier in the week: that “being silent is choosing the side of the oppressor.”She said it was “sad” she was having to deliver a message on injustices her grandmother fought against half a century ago.”I’m here to tell you we must first love each other, no matter what. We must have the tough conversations with friends. I have spent all week having tough conversations and trying to educate my non-black friends on how they can help the movement,” Gauff said.”Second, we need to take action. Yes, we’re all out here protesting and I am not of the age to vote — but it is in your hands to vote for my future, for my brothers’ future and for your future, so that is one way to make change.”Third, you need to use your voice: No matter how big or small your platform is, you need to use your voice.”My speech at the peaceful protest in my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/Jeyswzt7n5— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 4, 2020″I’ve heard many things in the last week and one of the things I’ve heard is, ‘It’s not my problem.’ This is why I have to tell you this: If you listen to black music, if you like black culture, if you have black friends, then this is your fight, too,” Gauff added. “It’s not your job, it’s not your duty, to open your mouth to say Lil Uzi Vert is my favorite artist but I don’t care what happened to George Floyd? Now how does that make sense?”So I demand change now. And it’s sad that it takes another black man’s life to be lost for all of this to happen, but we have to understand that this has been going on for years. This is not just about George Floyd. This is about Trayvon Martin. This is about Eric Garner. This is about Breonna Taylor.”This is about stuff that’s been happening.”last_img read more

Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013

first_img Three golf clubs, each with an outstanding record of working with juniors and beginners, have been shortlisted for the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF. The finalists are Upton-by-Chester Golf Club, Cheshire; Garon Park Golf Club, Essex; and Leamington & County Golf Club, Warwickshire. They have each been visited by judges from England Golf and the winner will be announced at the 2013 County Golf Development Conference on 7 February. The GolfMark Club of the Year will receive a national trophy and a prize from COBRA PUMA GOLF. This award, now in its fifth year, recognises GolfMark clubs which have shown an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. The three finalists were among 20 nominated clubs, all of a high standard, which demonstrated their commitment to junior and beginner golf through their activities and approach. A judging panel from the England Golf Partnership selected the shortlisted clubs. The other clubs nominated were: Abbey Hill, Buckinghamshire; Mullion and St Austell, Cornwall; Weymouth and Sturminster Marshall, Dorset; Brickhampton, Gloucestershire; West Herts, Hertfordshire; Tenterden, Kent; Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire; Barnham Broom, Norfolk; Northampton, Northamptonshire; Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire; Market Drayton, Shropshire; Roehampton, Surrey; Lewes and Cottesmore, Sussex; Cookridge Hall, Yorkshire. Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk was the 2012 winner of the GolfMark Club of the Year award, following Bramshaw, Hampshire, in 2011. To view video clips on both clubs visit www.englandgolf.org and click on England Golf TV. GolfMark was introduced in 2006 and Filey Golf Club in Yorkshire has just become the 600th club to achieve the award. GolfMark is open to all affiliated golf clubs and details of the scheme, including the procedure, case studies and clubs awarded, can be viewed at www.golfmark.org 30 Nov 2012 Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013 last_img read more

Leafs hold off pesky Bruins to win eighth straight, host Rockets Saturday

first_imgThe Grand Forks lost for the 19th straight time Friday night in the Boundary City.However, don’t tell the Nelson Leafs those 19-straight loss Bruins are easy ponits on the schedule.Grand Forks pushed the Leafs for most of the game before surrendering a 4-1 decision in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The win was the eighth consecutive for the Green and White, leaders of the Murdoch Division. After a scoreless first period, Grand Forks opened the scoring minutes into the second frame when Jacbo Jeske beat Cody Boeckman in the Nelson nets.Casen Willans got that one back before team captain Colton Schell notched what proved to be the winner with five minutes remaining in the period.Goals by Cole Arcuri, on the power play, and Jacob Boyczuk ten seconds apart sealed the hard-fought win for Nelson.Nelson, improving to 14-5-1, out shot the Bruins 47-30.Grand Forks goalie Robert Dunsmuir was outstanding in the home nets.The Leafs host Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Puck drop is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Colton Schell finished the game with three points while defenceman J.J. Beitel and forward Matthew Naka each had two assists. . . .Schell is on a six-game point streak with 14 points duirng that time. . . .Nelson rookie Colton McCarthy was a minus-1 in two games for the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Tribe lost 2-1 to Calgary and 5-2 to Medicine Hat. Moose Jaw plays in Cranbrook Saturday against the Ice. The coaching staff wanted to get a look at McCarthy, property of the Warriors, and asked the Leaf rookie to play on this three-game western road swing.last_img read more

College ropers beat the pros in Reno

first_imgReno >> A couple of kids who had never been to the esteemed Bob Feist Invitational handily dominated the 39th edition of the richest one-day open roping in the world.On Monday, 21-year-old Zac Small of Welch, Oklahoma, and 20-year-old Wesley Thorp of Throckmorton, Texas, roped six steers in 42.71 seconds to split $124,000 in the overall purse plus $6,000 in two of the six rounds. They also claimed a truckload of first-place prizes that included Coats saddles, Gist buckles, Myler bits, Best …last_img read more

Commissioner green-lights Kia proposal that sends No. 1 pick to San Miguel Beer

first_imgThe Beermen are expected to make 6-foot-7 Christian Standhardinger the No. 1 pick in Sunday’s PBA rookie draft.Commissioner Chito Narvasa approved the trade on the same day that Kia officials held a press conference to explain the “unconventional basketball philosophy” behind their decision to make the deal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We want to be competitive, but we have a different approach,” said Kia governor Bobby Rosales, whose team will get San Miguel reserves Jay-R Reyes, Ronald Tubid and Rashawn McCarthy, plus the Beermen’s 2019 first-round pick.“I think [Standhardinger] will be a great asset to any team, it just so happens that the philosophy of our basketball team is we like to play unconventional basketball,” said team manager Joe Lipa. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Give us a chance to prove this philosophy,” Rosales added.It was that philosophy that paved the way for Narvasa’s approval.“They said it’s in their philosophy that they want players who are hungry,” said Narvasa.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo eyes semis bonus The trade that has everyone up in arms is going to push through, and credit—or criticism—should go to the Kia Picanto, whose officials justified their decision to deal away a precious No. 1 pick for San Miguel Beer’s bench mob.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READlast_img read more

V-C, senior officials leave JU campus after 25-hr gherao

first_imgKolkata: After remaining gheraoed for more than 25 hours, Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das and senior administrative officials of the university left the campus late on Tuesday night.The students were agitating, demanding immediate closure of the Centre for Disability Studies in the varsity, alleging misappropriation of funds on the part of those involved in running the Centre since Monday evening. They had earlier placed this demand at the Executive Council (EC) meeting. “The way they have pressed for their demand is undemocratic. I have nothing more to say. I am very tired,” Das said. The university authorities have faced a similar situation five times in the last few months. On February 19, when the students agitated demanding students’ union election, Das was allegedly heckled by a section of students and was hospitalised. He had just joined the university then. Pro vice-chancellor Pradip Ghosh, who also left the campus late on Tuesday night after being gheroaed, said that the authorities have formed a multi-member committee to review activities of all 40 centres under the varsity and also the various schools in it. But the students were bent upon immediate closure of the centre and encroached in front of Aurobindo Bhavan, the administrative building of the varsity. Manojit Mandal, coordinator of the centre and an EC member, said that the project over which a section of students are agitating is translation of an authentic biography of Rabindranath Tagore from Bengali to English. “It has been approved by the university and classes have begun with four students just a week ago. Not an iota of Rs 25 lakh that has been allocated for the project by the state government, has been spent. So how can they allege misappropriation?” Mandal questioned. Meanwhile, the agitating students said that they have lifted their gherao but will continue to press for their demand.last_img read more

Elderly woman sets herself on fire

first_imgKolkata: An elderly woman reportedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire on Monday. The deceased identified as Lakshmi Mondal (90) lived with her grandson’s family at Phoolbagan.According to a source, Mondal lived with her grandson Babul and his family of three for long time in a shanty. It is alleged that Babul along with his wife and son resided in a room while the elderly woman stayed outside the room in an open space. Mondal was reportedly was suffering from acute pain in her waist since long time. On the wee hours of Monday she set herself on fire by pouring kerosene. Babul woke up after he started feeling hot due to the flames and experienced a burning smell. However, he couldn’t do anything as Mondal lied outside the room and was already in flames. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen he and other family members screamed for help, the neighbours rushed and poured water on Mondal’s body to put out the flames. Babul’s son informed police about the incident. Police personnel from Phoolbagan police station arrived and recovered Mondal. She was rushed to the NRS Medical College and Hospital. While the doctors were attending her, Mondal reportedly said that she set herself on fire as she couldn’t bear the pain in her waist and back. In the afternoon, she succumbed to her burn injuries. Though no foul play could be detected, the police are investigating the case from all possible angles. An unnatural death case has been registered and no complaint has been lodged against anyone till Tuesday.last_img read more

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds Celtics And Nets Up Heat And

With only eight days remaining in the 2014-15 regular season, it’s time to check in on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA Power Ratings. If you’re wondering how these numbers work, the short version is that all 30 NBA teams are ranked according to a projection of their true talent over the upcoming week — and the upcoming week only — using Real Plus-Minus (RPM) player ratings provided by Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi. For more details on the methodology,1This week, we tweaked the simulation methodology to include the NBA’s official tie-breaking procedures. Before this week, we had been approximating tie breakers. see our introductory rankings post.The Eastern Conference playoff plot continues to thicken. Last Monday in this space, our model listed the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers with playoff probabilities of 76 percent and 50 percent, respectively, with the Brooklyn Nets (38 percent) and Boston Celtics (25 percent) likely to be on the outside looking in.Now, the tables have turned.The Celtics, aided by a 3-1 record over the past week (and an improved power rating), now sport a 57 percent playoff probability and more expected end-of-season wins than either Miami or Indiana. Likewise, the Nets leapfrogged the Pacers and Heat by an even greater margin after going 4-1 over the past week-plus. Brooklyn’s chances of making the playoffs are now nearly 77 percent, a radical departure from its 17 percent postseason probability of two weeks prior.And if Brooklyn and Boston are now in the driver’s seats for the final pair of Eastern Conference playoff berths, that means the Heat and Pacers are currently both underdogs to make the postseason. Miami has lost four straight games, and its power rating is down because several of its good RPM players (such as Luol Deng, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen) are listed as day-to-day with injuries. And for its part, Indiana went 2-2 on the week-plus, but even at .500, the Pacers lost ground to the surging Celtics and Nets.The Heat have things a bit better than the Pacers. They face an easier remaining schedule, and the league’s tie-breakers favor them in the event of a tie with Boston and/or Brooklyn, which accounts for Miami’s superior playoff odds despite a projected win tally identical to that of Indiana. But for each team, it’s a big reversal from where they stood just a week ago.So while there’s little time left in the schedule, the Eastern Conference playoff picture is no clearer than it’s been the past few weeks — the front-runners to get in are just different. read more

Bellamy insists Poch should have rested Kane

first_imgFormer Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy insists Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should have rested star player Harry Kane after his participation at this summer’s World Cup.The England international who finished as top scorer of the tournament with six goals was a substitute during England’s 1-0 victory of Switzerland in a friendly on Tuesday.Former Wales and Liverpool forward Bellamy said on Sky Sports’ The Debate that he thinks Tottenham should have rested Kane at the start of the season.“It’s difficult for Mauricio Pochettino. I love him as a manager, but he should have said ‘I am not using you, you need time off to rest, I am not going to use you for the next two or three games, so go on holiday, freshen up, because I want you for the rest of the season.’“But he has had a couple of weeks off after the World Cup, come back into training and then straight into games. He’s gone straight into Premier League games with high intensity, and he is nowhere near that level with his lack of training and conditioning.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Bellamy added that England could have also rested Kane, and thinks his current workload could lead to injury.“England should have said ‘you did great for us at the World Cup, we can’t use you for the next two games. Spurs are not resting you so we are going to have to take that responsibility to thank Spurs for having you for the World Cup.”Something has to give because nature will take its course and Kane will get injured. If he carries on at this rate, with his lack of freshness – which makes him more high risk and vulnerable to injury – the decision will get made for Spurs and England where he could miss a couple of months with injury.“He will get his rest then but it will be the wrong rest. He needs time off, he needs to stay away for a couple of weeks.”last_img read more