Collaboration, Integration, and Maternal Nutrition

first_imgPosted on December 17, 2010October 3, 2017By: Emily Puckart, Program Associate, MHTFClick 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)During the latest Woodrow Wilson International Center Dialogue on maternal undernutrition, Amy Webb Girard highlighted some effects of maternal undernutrition. Anemia, increased susceptibility to infection, depression, fatigue, low work productivity, and poor cognitive development can plague undernourished women. Just as undernutrition has a widespread effect on women’s lives, the root causes of undernourishment are varied and spread across a variety of sectors and areas of programming. In fact, addressing maternal undernutrition with a multi-sector approach was emphasized many times during the policy dialogue.Instead of viewing maternal nutrition in isolation from other maternal health programs, maternal nutrition programs can be combined with other programs to increase the chances of maternal nutrition success. Handing out iron supplements to anemic women who come for antenatal care is not effective if women only seek antenatal care late in their pregnancies, preventing them from taking the full course of iron and folic acid supplements.Similarly, encouraging women to take iron supplements is not useful if hospitals and health clinics do not keep enough tablets in their facility. Combining maternal nutrition programs with, for example, health facility strengthening programs can improve not only the care women receive but also the nutrition women receive from these facilities.How can we ensure that nutrition becomes a critical component of maternal health-focused programs? Although integrating maternal nutrition into a variety of programs is a promising approach, there are a number challenges to integration. Among these challenges, and highlighted by Doyin Oluwole, it can be difficult to keep stakeholders engaged with maternal nutrition, especially as stakeholders must content with shifting and competing priorities.Despite these challenges, it appears that addressing maternal undernutrition as a multi-sector issue could lead to promising change for women.This is the first post by Emily Puckart on “Maternal Undernutrition: Evidence, Links, and Solutions.” Read the second and the third.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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PEERING THROUGH THE CRYSTAL BALL X-BLADES NATIONAL 18s 2007

first_imgThe X-Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships shapes as an extremely competitive tournament in 2007.Trying to choose the winning gold lotto numbers for Saturday night is probably an easier task than predicting the finalists in the respective Boys and Girls divisions of the event.Touch Football Australia enlisted the assistance of several highly regarded Fortune Tellers and Psychics, even hitting up the cast of “Early Edition” to see if we could get a scoop on tomorrow’s news today.We rang Haley Joel Osment from “The Sixth Sense” fame to see if we could get an “I see… winners” out of him… but to no avail sports fans!With all care and no responsibility, we present the crystal ball predictions for 2007…Competition for top two in each pool will be intense as teams steel themselves for a battle royal to finish as high up on the standings as possible in a bid to advance to the Finals series of the showcase event. The Men’s Pool A comprises six teams with Top seeds defending champions Sydney Mets looking the goods to go back to back in 2007.This team has no less than 10 current Australian Youth Squad members in their ranks including National 20 Years Boys kingpins Matthew Moylan, Ezekiel Mears, and Michael Singh.With minimal changes to last year’s all conquering combination, and under the direction of National 18 Years Mixed Coaches Mick Mc Donald and Wade Jenkins, fans are clamoring to put their Darren Lockyer autographed jersey on the well-heeled Mets combination.Brisbane Cobras led by gifted Australian Youth players Rhys Jacks, Oscar Sanft, and Dwayne Conlan have the potential to make an impression on the competition.New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC), with Aussie Youth squad member Cameron Breust calling the shots, and SQBD have undeniable claims in this pool.South Australia make a return to the Boys Division in 2007, and New South Wales Combined Independent Schools (NSWCIS) will be looking to improve on last year’s 15th position in the tournament 2006 National 18 Years Grand Finalists New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) will be looking to repeat last year’s efforts and claim top spot in the six team Pool B in 2007.Mercurial wonder twins Maurice and John Kennedy spearheaded last year’s title tilt and their absence this year will test the potency of the Blues.The sonic fast feet of National Youth squad member Travis Shaw, and the guile of fellow National squad teammate Jacob Kara will be pivotal in CHS’s attempts to annex the championships.This pool is as wide open as the traffic lanes on the Harbour Bridge on Christmas Day, with a number of teams capable of winning through given the right mix of combination, performance, and a little luck. The Northern Eagles, led by National Youth squad members Albert Kelly, Djjmang Knox, Malcolm Webster, Shaye Moran, and Liam Ayoub will be the big value bet of the tournament.Under the control of National 18 Years Boys Assistant Coach Rick Leuland, the local boys will be one side to test the mettle of the champions with their fleet footed expansive style sure to keep the fans entertained and the opposition on their toes.Sunshine Coast led by current National 18s squad member Tyson Brough will be looking to build on last year’s fifth place with a strong showing in what shapes as a lucky dip pool, with unknown quantities the order of the day.Central Queensland have developed good combinations in recent times and will have impressive National 20 Years Men’s squad member Justin Otto steering the ship as well as lightning quick National 18 Years Boys squad member Kale Johnson on the snap to torment unsuspecting defenders, and could well improve on their 8th position in 2007. Scorpions will have their marquee Australian player Eddie Johnson leading the way and Rebels will be looking to improve on their 2006 tournament.The seven team Men’s Pool C shapes as another closely contested section, with Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) the top seeds.(QSST) have struggled in recent years to make an impression at the business end of the tournament, but under National 18 Years Boys Coach Kathy O’Brien, have had a more thorough preparation and will be looking to their National 18 Years Boys representatives Peter Norman, Clargie Saltmere, and Cody Green to lead the way. The fleet footed Kristian Congoo and the clever Matt Hopkin are also key players for the Maroons who are aiming for a finals berth in 2007.The Southern Suns, led by experienced National Youth squad member Steve Naughton, will be a well-drilled outfit under National 18 Years Boys Youth Assistant Coach Barry Jackson.ACT have been working hard on their Junior development program and National 18 Years Squad members Ben Hughes and Josh Wilkinson will provide leadership to a team looking to build on their 11th placing in 2006. Hornets will rely on the classy Michael Hodge to bankroll their efforts.Tasmania, with emerging youngster Jason Haines steering the ship, will be doing everything they can to improve their finishing position in 2007, whilst TouchWest make a welcome return to the National 18s tournament this year and will be eager to make an impression in this pool. Northern Territory with Quinton Pomare-Anderson a standout, are capable of pushing through in the draw.Last Year’s Grand Final combatants QSST and NSWCHS are again favoured to dominate their respective Pools and advance to the semi-final stage of the competition in the Girls Division of the X Blades National 18 years and Under Championships.Both Teams feature star-studded line-ups chockfull of the young guns of Australian Women’s Touch Football.QSST under the direction of Peter Bell, Australia’s most successful Coach in the history of the sport at World Cup level, are the number One seeds in the six team Pool A group.With 11 current National Youth Squad members in the line-up and with six players already having played at the National Touch League in the Women’s Open division in 2007, this team shapes as an experienced and talented combination that will be difficult to repel.Led by long ball queen Ali Brigginshaw, and the indefatigueable Genevieve “SG” La Caze, the Maroons will also look to the classy play making of Kirsty Beer and Jess Shaw, and the industrious Kristy Brennan and Kirsty “Harry” Quince to provide the framework for their title defence. NSWCCC are also expected to perform strongly in this pool under the coaching direction of 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup star Louise “Squeeze” Winchester.National 20 Years Youth squad member Steph Halpin, and Aussie 18s Mixed squad guns Lauren Simpson and Haylee Henderson will set a great platform for CCC who will contend strongly for a top two spot in the pool.Sunshine Coast, with National 18 Years Girls squad members Leah Goodrich and Emily Reed running the show, will be aiming at improving on last year’s 7th position, and could be the team to emerge strongly in this pool.Local hopes the Northern Eagles, Central Queensland, and Touch West will all be looking to push their way through the pool to go deeper into the money rounds later in the tournament.TouchWest, making their comeback to the National 18s in 2007, are capable of performing well in this event.Under the astute coaching of 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup player Shelley Matcham, and led by National Youth Squad members the lightning Sharon Wong and the elusive Jenaya Quan, WA are not without claims to go deeper into the tournament.In the six team Pool B field powerhouses NSWCHS are the overwhelming favourites to finish top of the pops with a star-studded line-up featuring 7 National Youth Squad members.The imposing line-up includes outstanding playmaker Jessica Absolum, the speed of light Sophie Broadhead, the rock solid Amy Regal, and the gifted Mounsey sisters Bianca and Rebecca who will lead the Blues charge in 2007. Mets can count Australian 20 Years speedster Nicky Albery, National 18 Years Squad members Leah Opie, Erin Mortimer, Patricia Michaelopoulos, and emerging talent Ally Tairi in their ranks and will be a real threat when the whips are cracking at the pointy end of the competition.The Brisbane Cobras will be another side who will have high hopes of progressing in the competition, boasting exceptional National Women’s 20s superstar Samantha Hopkin in their line-up in 2007.Hopkin scored the winning touchdown in Cobras Women’s Open NTL drop-off victory over Mets in March, and will be relied upon to provide leadership to a team that also includes Australian 18 Years squad member Kristen Wuruki.NSWCIS are also not without hope with a host of young guns including Kobi Ruzzene, Cobie Morgan, Leica Le Brocq, and Anna Prowse frame working their tournament.The prodigious Jordan Ah Sam, a member of the Australian Youth squad, will be the guiding light for the Northern Territory, whilst a young Rebels team will battle hard to make an impression in a very competitive Pool.In the six team Pool C, South Queensland & Border Districts are the top seeds in a section of the draw that will again be closely contested.The “Baby Sharkies” have lost several experienced players from last year’s line up and will rely on National 18 Years Youth squad member Natalie Stephen-Daylight to lead the way.Southern Suns who finished 4th in 2006 will be the side to watch with National Youth squad members Jess Mc Call, Alicia Quirk, and Eliza Naseby the backbone of a tough and skilful side who have the credentials to do a lot of damage in this event.Jess Mc Call in particular is in the best form of her short career, starring for the Wollongong Devils in the NSWTA’s Women’s Premier Division Vawdon Cup competition, and her leadership will be invaluable in the Sun’s bid for a finals appearance in this tournament. Tasmania led by 2006 National Youth squad member Emily Hudson, and the emerging Bec Oliver, will be looking to build their way into the tournament and finish as high up the ladder as possible.Hornets, Scorpions, and ACT will be battling hard to improve their 2006 results.That’s it folks, the view, from an at best, murky crystal ball.Good luck to all teams for an injury free and successful week, we hope your tournament goes better than a Snow Patrol concert and remember when in doubt, throw the flick pass….last_img read more

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Celebrity Touch – Check Out The Latest On Social Media

first_imgTuesday, August 13, 2013There has been some great interaction on Social Media about the TFA and NRL Partnership. Check out some of the mentions for some of those involved. Talking tactics ?�@touchfootyaus: SBW and Squeeze… pic.twitter.com/JkG6zvjAUh�— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) August 13, 2013@Puletua8 @nrl @touchfootyaus @sonnybwilliams great fun! how about the loaded gold team, plenty of talent there!— Matt Shirvington (@mattshirvington) August 13, 2013Awesome day for @touchfootyaus and @nrl so great to be a part of the launch. Exciting times ahead! http://t.co/lk2qyhWEiq— Kellie Tope (@Kellie_jane_86) August 13, 2013Great to be at today’s partnership announcement between @NRL & @touchfootyaus. Massive opportunity for us to be the leader in participation!— Todd Greenberg (@Todd_Greenberg) August 13, 2013Great day for Touch Football with @jessicamauboy and @LaurynEagle . #NRL pic.twitter.com/YyDg8osyUE— NRL (@NRL) August 13, 2013@LaurynEagle: Fun day today!!! Go yellow team. @SonnyBWilliams Beau champion, Andrew Ryan, Cliffy Lyon and the Gila!! http://t.co/ISnRRvjjB4— Lauryn Eagle (@LaurynEagle) August 13, 2013Playing some #touchfootyau at the Touch Football Australia Nrl partnership game last week #determined http://t.co/YI6I0sbxRw— Jessica Mauboy (@jessicamauboy) August 19, 2013last_img read more

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Position Vacant – Sports Operations Coordinator (Tasmania)

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Sport Operations Coordinator – Tasmania, based in our Tasmanian branch office, Hobart.  To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below. Applications for this opportunity close at 5.00pm EST on Friday, 26 June 2015.For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email careers@austouch.com.au.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_coordinator_updated_format_01-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

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10 months agoEintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regrets

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Eintracht Frankfurt striker Haller has no Newcastle regretsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller has no regrets turning down a move to the Premier League last summer.Haller attracted interest from Newcastle United at the start of the season.He told DAZN: “Nobody had to convince me. It was normal for me to stay here. “My first season with Eintracht was okay, but not outstanding. I wanted to stay with the idea to improve myself and continue to achieve great things with this club.”There is always a difference between what you want and what you can do. I have no problem with moving to a new country. But maybe I will stay the rest of my career here in Frankfurt.” last_img read more

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12 days agoWarren O’Hora happy with progress at Brighton

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Warren O’Hora happy with progress at Brightonby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWarren O’Hora is happy with his progress at Brighton.O’Hora swapped first-team football with Bohemians in the Irish top flight for a place in the Albion academy when he signed. The Seagulls’ strong Irish connection help them land their man in January last year after he was also offered places at Norwich City and Shrewsbury Town. He told The Argus: “I was asked to come on trial to Brighton and I was really interested.“I came over, had a look at the facilities, trained and loved it.“From there, I was offered a contract and I couldn’t say no.“It was something I always wanted to do “I moved over when I was just turned 18.“With the Irish boys like Az (Connolly), Dessie Hutchinson and Jay Molumby here, it was a no-brainer really.“I had people to help me settle in and the club is a great club.” last_img read more

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Duke Releases “JAHS 15” Hype Video To Promote Jahlil Okafor For Player Of The Year

first_imgJahlil Okafor featured on hype video.Duke freshman big man Jahlil Okafor, who is averaging 17.8 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game, is widely considered to be the best player in college basketball. It looks like the school is putting together a marketing campaign to make sure he’s rewarded for it. Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the team’s big rivalry showdown with North Carolina, Duke has released a “JAHS 15” hype video to promote him for Player of the Year. Both the graphics and the music in the clip reference the movie JAWS.Will it work? We’ll find out soon enough. Okafor is one of just a few viable candidates for the award.last_img read more

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Video: Nick Saban Wore The Big Al Mascot Head To Wish Lee Corso A Happy Birthday

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Believe it or not, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a humorous side. It doesn’t come out often, but it’s there.Friday, Saban, in wishing ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso a happy 80th birthday, decided to wear the school mascot head. Big Al never looked so good – or so terrifying.Earlier this year, we saw Big Al pop up at Saban’s daughter’s wedding too. Perhaps the Alabama head coach just has an extra mascot head in the trunk of his car or something.last_img read more

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Big 12 Requests “All Documents Associated” With Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

first_imgBig 12 logo.Twitter/@OurDailyBearsIt is unclear whether or not the NCAA will take any action against Baylor after the sexual assault scandal which led to the ouster of head coach Art Briles last month. It appears that the Big 12 is interested in looking further into the issues. In a statement released this afternoon, the Big 12 announced that is has requested all available documents from the investigations into the string of sexual assaults.#Big12 Requests Full Baylor Information – https://t.co/5hdcVs5uXD— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) June 22, 2016Today, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby sent a letter to Baylor University Interim President David Garland once again requesting all documents associated with the investigations of sexual assaults at Baylor. This request is for written materials as well as any information that has been conveyed orally to University leadership or to its Board of Regents including, but not limited to, the unedited written or verbal information from Pepper Hamilton, omitting only the names of any involved students. Internal documents pertinent to the investigation have also been requested.Because many of the incidents at Baylor reportedly involve student-athletes, the Conference is appropriately concerned with discovery of the facts. The Big 12 is primarily configured to facilitate fair competition among its members and compliance to the rules of both the Conference and NCAA. To that end, full disclosure is vital to assess the impact on the Big 12.This could get a bit tricky, considering the full Pepper Hamilton findings were delivered orally to Baylor’s Board of Trustees, which makes it fairly easy to infer that Baylor does not want the full extent of the findings hitting the public.[Big 12]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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The Most-Likely Upset Loss For Every Top 25 Team

first_imgCollage of logos of top college football programs.Upsets are a huge part of what makes college football so damn entertaining. Few things in sports are better than watching an undefeated, national championship-contending team go down in tragic fashion. Just last year, an undefeated Ohio State fell at home to Michigan State, an undefeated Alabama lost at home to Ole Miss and an undefeated Florida State lost on the road to Georgia Tech. All three of those games were among the most-entertaining of the season.  People really love watching an underdog pull off a spectacular upset victory. The 2016 college football season is now exactly one month away. Upsets are on the way. Most college football teams will suffer at least one unexpected loss this fall. While it’s tough to predict them (upsets are usually unpredictable by nature), we’re going to give it a shot. Here is every top 25 team (in ESPN’s preseason poll) most-likely upset loss. Start With No. 25 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

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‘Enjoyment factor gives Solskjaer Man Utd shot’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has returned the “enjoyment factor” to Manchester United, says John O’Shea, and is putting himself in contention to secure a permanent deal at Old Trafford.With Jose Mourinho relieved of his managerial duties on the back of a testing start to the 2018-19 campaign, the Red Devils turned to a familiar face in an effort to steady the ship.An immediate reversal in fortune has been enjoyed, with four successive victories accompanying the start of a new era. 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? Solskjaer has been credited with giving his players more freedom in which to express themselves, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford rejuvenated under his guidance.Former United defender O’Shea believes the Norwegian must now be considered a leading candidate to retain the reins, with his early work suggesting that he is the right man for the job.The Irishman, who is set to be reunited with the Red Devils on Saturday when Reading take in an FA Cup third round trip to Old Trafford, told reporters of Solskjaer’s impact:  “He’s [making] a hell of an impression to get the job, that’s for sure.“To bring that freedom of expression and enjoyment; they’re at Manchester United because they’re good players. That’s the big thing.“Knowing Ole, the type of player and person he was, you can see why the board and the club decided to go that way.“It’ll be that enjoyment factor, and that professionalism and killer instinct he had. That’ll have been the key. The enjoyment and maintaining the standard of what the club and fans hope and expect to see.“They’ve had a run of games where they’ve really put their foot down and go on and finished teams off as well. Everything he seems to be doing at the minute… he makes a sub and 40 seconds later, the sub scores.“Everything’s going in his favour at the minute, but I hope he stays unbeaten in the league and gets knocked out of the cup.“If he keeps that run going, if he has success in, hopefully not the FA Cup, but the Champions League, and carries on the run in the league, he’ll be putting himself as a frontrunner for the job.“He’ll want to carry on that momentum he’s created early on, and he’ll definitely be under consideration.“He’s been brought in until the summer, but that can all change very quickly.”last_img read more

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Dembele and Messi see Barca past Levante

first_imgOusmane Dembele’s brace and a second-half goal from Lionel Messi ensured Barcelona beat Levante 3-0 at Camp Nou, as they comfortably overturned a first-leg deficit to progress to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.Trailing 2-1 in the tie, Ernesto Valverde handed a start to Messi and he played a part in both of Dembele’s goals before making sure of the aggregate victory by finding the net himself just after the break.However, Levante president Quico Catalan had already said his club will challenge Barcelona’s progression, with reports in Spain suggesting the LaLiga champions fielded an ineligible player in the previous meeting. 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? Defender Chumi featured in that game, even though he had been due to serve a suspension after picking up five bookings in the Segunda Division B, and Catalan told reporters prior to kick-off on Thursday that Levante would lodge an official complaint to the Royal Spanish Football Federation.Naturally, the goal scorer and the man who got him the ball share an embrace! Great combo, @_nelsonsemedo_ & Leo #Messi!#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/r7pQH6s6Fa— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2019The selection of Messi, who did not feature in the first leg, was an indication of Barcelona’s intent to progress, and the Argentinian twice came close to scoring in the opening 25 minutes, with goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez parrying away a free-kick before diverting another try wide with his foot.Yet Barca soon went ahead on aggregate as Dembele benefitted from two moments of good fortune to score twice in as many minutes.First, the ball looped up off the Frenchman and went in following Erick Cabaco’s desperate slide tackle, before Dembele’s weak finish from a tight angle was helped in by Fernandez’s foot to make it 2-0.Messi was then played in by Dembele only to see his effort from point-blank range denied by Fernandez, the keeper then thwarting Philippe Coutinho and Messi again before the break.Barca’s aggregate lead was only a solitary goal until Messi finally got on the scoresheet nine minutes into the second half.Dembele was involved as he threaded a superb pass through to Nelson Semedo, who squared the ball for Messi to slot past Fernandez for the home side’s third.A hat-trick eluded Dembele, though, as he fired just wide late on, while the woodwork denied Emmanuel Boateng scoring for Levante in stoppage time. What does it mean? Barca through, for nowLevante president Catalan’s comments prior to kick-off did not serve as a distraction to Barcelona, who did the job on the pitch. As it stands, they will be in Friday’s last-eight draw, though the powers-that-be may have something to say about that.Dembele at the doubleHe only scored four times in his debut campaign at Camp Nou but Dembele already has a dozen in 2018-19. There was a degree of luck in both of the 21-year-old’s first-half goals, but his link-up play with Messi suggests he is beginning to feel more at home.Chance to impress passes Coutinho byDembele is not the only one to have experienced early struggles in his Barcelona career, with Coutinho as yet failing to hit the same heights he reached at Liverpool prior to his January 2018 move. The Brazilian, who was withdrawn for Luis Suarez just after the hour mark, has still not scored from open play since October.What’s next?Leaders Barcelona will look to make it seven wins in a row in LaLiga when they host Leganes on Sunday, with Levante hosting Real Valladolid on the same day. read morelast_img read more

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Cole snubs Mourinho from list of favourite managers

first_imgAshley Cole named Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti as his two favourite managers to play for during his time with Chelsea.Cole, who now plays under Frank Lampard at Derby County, played with Chelsea from 2006-14, winning the Premier League in 2009-10 while also claiming four FA Cups, a Champions League title and a Europa League crown.AdChoices广告Jose Mourinho was Cole’s manager for three of those seasons at Chelsea, but Scolari and Ancelotti were singled out as the two the full-back felt most comfortable under, despite the former lasting just seven months in charge before being sacked. 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? “I enjoyed Scolari and Ancelotti, probably my favourite two,” Cole said on Sky Sports.”I think Scolari [is my favourite], he came at a time when I wasn’t playing as well as I knew I could when I first came to Chelsea – I wasn’t the Ashley Cole they knew at Arsenal.”He came and he brought this new lease of life, it was like playing for Brazil. He had me bombing up and down against players like Jamie Carragher, with [Jose] Bosingwa on the other side.”We had no rules, we could go where we wanted, left and right-backs going at the same time. We were playing great football, but by December it had petered out and he got the sack.”Following a suggestion from Jamie Carragher that the current Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, is under pressure, Cole disagreed.The Blues bounced back from a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth to cruise past Huddersfield 5-0.Cole believes Sarri will get Chelsea to where the club needs to be as long as the team continues to follow his tactics.”I don’t think he’s under pressure. He’s trying to put his philosophy on it. I watched Sarri-ball in Italy and the football they played is amazing,” Cole said.”It’s different now but I think it boils down to confidence. They had the confidence to play out of the back. “Some of the Chelsea players have to get with it sooner rather than later.”Cole says that he hopes Sarri can stay on for consistency sake but also understands that there is considerable pressure on any manager that takes charge of Chelsea.”You’re there to win. We took probably one of the greatest managers ever [Jose Mourinho] and two years after I had arrived he was getting the sack,” Sarri said.”I think the chairman [Roman Abramovich] has been great.”  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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England vs USWNT: Rapinoe dropped as Press starts

first_imgThe USWNT will come up against their sternest test yet at the 2019 Women’s World Cup when they face England in the semi-finals in Lyon on Tuesday.Both sides come into this match with perfect records, though the U.S. had the trickier quarter-final as they dispatched hosts France.England, meanwhile, flew past Norway with a 3-0 scoreline and are just one match away from reaching a first World Cup final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Can the Lionesses succeed where the male team faltered last summer at Russia 2018? Game England women vs USWNT Date Tuesday, July 2 Time 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched  live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream FOX Network / NBCSN / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One and it can be streamed live online using BBC Sport Live and BBC Sport iPlayer UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC Sport Live / BBC Sport iPlayer Squads & Team News Position England women squad Goalkeepers Bardsley, Telford, Earps Defenders McManus, Greenwood, Stokes, Williamson, Bronze, Bright, Daly, Houghton Midfielders Moore, Scott, Walsh, Staniforth, Carney Forwards Stanway, Mead, White, Kirby, Taylor, Parris, Duggan Captain Steph Houghton was a doubt against Norway because of an ankle injury sustained against Cameroon but played the full 90 minutes. There appears to be no prospect of her missing this match.There had also been doubts over Mel Bright before that match due to illness, but she was able to play the duration and should form a familiar partnership at centre-back with the Manchester City player.England starting XI: Telford; Bronze, Houghton, Bright, Stokes; Daly, Walsh, Scott, Mead; Parris, White Position USWNT squad Goalkeepers Naeher, Harris, Franch Defenders Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Krieger, Davidson, Sonnett, Dunn Midfielders Mewis, Brian, Ertz, Horan, Lavelle, Long Forwards Pugh, Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, McDonald, Press USWNT coach Jill Ellis finds herself under pressure due to her unpredictable selection. Lindsey Horan comes back into the midfield after sitting out the last two matches, while Alex Morgan is fit to play once again despite dealing with a recent injury.USWNT starting XI:  Naeher, O’Hara, Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Dunn; Ertz, Horan, Lavelle; Heath, Morgan, PressBetting & Match Odds The USWNT are strong 4/5 favourites to win this match with Bet365 . England can be supported at 7/2, while a draw is on offer at 5/2.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Lucy Bronze England 2019The winner of Tuesday’s fixture between the USWNT and England will head into Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final with a sense that they can beat anyone.The top half of the draw has proven to be the harder section, particularly for the U.S. who had to overcome France in the quarter-finals. Two goals from the highly visible figure of Megan Rapinoe gave them a platform for success but they needed to survive strong late penalty appeals to ultimately get over the line 2-1.“That was the most intense match I have ever been a part of,” English-born USWNT coach Jill Ellis commented after the match. “A win’s a win in a World Cup. I haven’t seen many pretty games in a World Cup.”While it was a war of attrition against the French, the U.S. could draw a silver lining from the fact that they now know what it is like to come under pressure and still come through. Indeed, in the closing stages of the quarter-final, they were forced to switch to a back five, a move almost unprecedented given their dominance of the women’s game.The defending world champions are expected to come under similar pressure when they face England, with Phil Neville’s side refusing to show any fear in their face.“We’ve planned for it, we’ve played against them and we know how we’re going to play,” the England boss said.“When it was France or USA in the semi-final every one of my players said: ‘Let’s hope it’s USA.’“You have to beat the best, and the USA are the best. They’ve proven it.“But we’re ready for them. Sometimes, before these games, you can have fear and trepidation – but I can smell nothing but freedom, happiness and excitement.”Lucy Bronze, a Champions League winner with Lyon barely a month ago, says that England’s lack of experience winning international tournaments will actually help the team.“We have more hunger than the other teams because we have never reached a final,” the right-back said.“You look at the four teams left and we’re the only team that hasn’t reached a final. The Olympics, the World Cup, the Euros, these other three teams have all reached finals in recent years.“It definitely takes more to reach a final – but who better to know that it takes more than a team that has been knocked out of two consecutive semi-finals?”Bronze and her colleagues are determined not to make it an unwelcome hat-trick in Lyon.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Is Placing This Top 25 Team On “Upset Alert” Today

first_imgKirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" StadiumIt’s finally game day! Who’s excited?Kirk Herbstreit certainly is.The ESPN college football analyst is set to call his second of three Week 1 games today. Herbstreit was at Purdue for the Boilermakers’ game against Northwestern on Thursday night. This evening, he’s calling the Alabama-Louisville game on ABC.In about an hour, he’ll be co-hosting College GameDay live from South Bend, Ind.Will he be picking any upsets today?Herbstreit has at least one on his mind.West Virginia is considered a sizable favorite against Tennessee today, but Herbstreit is seeing this game as a possible upset.“Wouldn’t surprise me if Tennessee gives West Virginia a run for their money in Week 1. A lot of hype for Will Grier and rightfully so but the Vols still have some serious athletes,” Herbstreit said this week.”Wouldn’t surprise me if Tennessee gives West Virginia a run for their money in Week 1. A lot of hype for Will Grier and rightfully so but the Vols still have some serious athletes – @KirkHerbstreit just now with us on #SECThisMorning on @SIRIUSXM— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) August 28, 2018Herbstreit will officially make his pick in a couple of hours, but it’s looking like this one might be an upset pick.West Virginia and Tennessee are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. The game will be on CBS.last_img read more

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Nebraska RB Maurice Washington To Appear In Court Today

first_imgnebraska running back maurice washington runs against minnesotaLINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Running back Maurice Washington #28 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers stretches for an extra yards against defensive lineman Winston DeLattiboudere #46 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first half at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, the presumptive starter at the position, is back in his native California today. He will appear in court in connection with the revenge porn charges against him.Washington is accused of possessing and sending a video depicting a minor engaging in sex acts. He is not in the video, but allegedly sent it to the ex-girlfriend that is depicted, when she rebuffed his advances.He faces a felony charge of possession of the video featuring a minor, and a misdemeanor for sharing the video without the person’s consent. Washington self-surrendered to the warrant for his arrest in early March.Maurice Washington will appear in California court today in connection to this case.He is expected to enter a plea, per the Omaha World-Herald:At Wednesday’s Santa Clara County court appearance — set for 1:30 p.m. California time — Washington will enter a plea and the judge will review his bail amount. A limited participant in Nebraska’s spring football practices, Washington returned to California in early March to turn himself in. At the time, he was booked into the Santa Clara County jail, and the court date was scheduled. Washington’s bail was set at $35,000. He posted bail and was released.As he goes through the legal process, Washington has been a limited participant during Nebraska spring practice.The program is waiting for the trial to play out before making a decision on the running back’s future.We’ll have more as Washington’s trial continues on over the next few months.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

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Texas Football Lands Major 2020 4-Star Commitment

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas football landed a major commitment on Monday from a four-star in-state prospect.After a standout junior season at Manor High School in Texas, 2020 four-star Princely Umanmielen spent his spring and summer collecting offers and visiting schools. But on Monday, Umanmielen announced that he would be committing to Texas.Previously, back in May, he released a top five that included Texas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas A&M.247Sports rates Umanmielen as the No. 230 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 11 strong-side defensive end in the nation, and the No. 37 recruit from the state of Texas. Last year Umanmielen recorded 45 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. He earned first-team all-district honors in the process.#HookEm 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/9wj4ogj94P— Thehitman 👹 (@d1princely) August 12, 2019It’s been a pretty stellar last couple of weeks for the Longhorns on the recruiting front.Since July, Texas has secured eight commitments, six of which were four-star recruits or better. They now have 15 recruits in the Class of 2020.Umanmielen is the tenth top-40 in-state player to join the Texas Longhorns this offseason.As of writing, the Longhorns have the No. 6 recruiting class in the country, and the No. 1 class in the Big 12, per 247Sports.last_img read more

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Video: Temple Gives Up Safety On Embarrassing Special Teams Play

first_img Temple punter Adam Barry tried to handle the low snap, but it inevitably bounced through the back of the end zone for a safety.Here is the poor snap that cost Temple points:SAFETY for @TerpsFootball 🤔 pic.twitter.com/JCeBDfcwMH— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) September 14, 2019This is the type of play that could chance the entire game.Despite Temple handing Maryland two points on this special teams mistake, it still leads 7-2 in the first quarter. It’s too early to put the Big Ten program on upset alert, but it hasn’t been an encouraging start for Mike Locksley’s crew.CBS Sports is broadcasting this non-conference matchup. A football resting by the pylon at the Temple Owls gamePHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)The early slate of action is underway for Week 3 of college football, which includes a showdown between No. 21 Maryland and Temple. All the momentum was with the Owls at the start, but an error on special teams could change that.Maryland has dismantled its first two opponents to start the season. However, the Terrapins aren’t having much success against the Owls this afternoon.In addition to intercepting Maryland quarterback Josh Jackson, Temple’s defense had an incredible stop on fourth down near the goal line.All the positive energy at Lincoln Financial Field quickly came to a halt when the Owls were punting out of their own end zone.last_img read more

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Game Times, Channels Released For Week 5 SEC Games

first_imgRunning back Kamryn Pettway #36 of the Auburn Tigers dives over defensive back Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M AggiesAUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Kamryn Pettway #36 of the Auburn Tigers dives over defensive back Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M Aggies as he carries the ball during an NCAA college football game on September 17, 2016 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)10 SEC teams will be in action for six games during Week 5 of the college football season. Florida and Vanderbilt will be hosting non-conference opponents, while the other eight will play in-conference games.The big game is The Southwest Classic rivalry game between Texas A&M and Arkansas. That game will be contested at the neutral AT&T Stadium in Arlington.Both of the Mississippi-based teams will be visiting the state of Alabama. Ole Miss will be visiting the University of Alabama, while Mississippi State will play against Auburn.Finally, South Carolina will be hosting Kentucky in an SEC East matchup. Georgia, Tennessee, LSU and Missouri all have a bye.Here are the times and channels for the Week 5 SEC games:Northern Illinois at Vanderbilt – 12 pm EST on SEC NetworkTexas A&M vs. Arkansas – 12 pm EST on ESPNOle Miss at Alabama – 3:30 pm EST on CBSTowson at Florida – 4 pm EST on SEC NetworkMississippi State at Auburn – 7 pm EST on ESPNKentucky at South Carolina – 7:30 pm EST on SEC Network📺 times and networks announced for games on September 28: https://t.co/UBNJLOAilr pic.twitter.com/zTdfqNHBil— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) September 16, 2019There may not be a ton of drama in the SEC during Week 5, but there are some very compelling matchups.Which SEC team should have the most impressive game during that week?last_img read more

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World Cup not on my mind, want to do well for Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner

first_imgWorld Cup not on my mind, want to do well for Sunrisers Hyderabad: David WarnerIPL 2019: David Warner said World Cup selection was not on his mind but if he does get picked for the tournament, the IPL was the perfect lead-up for any white-ball tournament.advertisement India Today Web Desk KolkataMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 23, 2019 00:09 IST David Warner is set to be back for IPL 2019 after missing the tournament last year. (@SunRisers Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner said he was keen on doing well for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019Warner said World Cup selection was not on his mind as geared up for the IPLWarner did not play in the 2018 IPL when Sunrisers Hyderabad met CSK in the finalDavid Warner is all set to make his IPL comeback and he will be the most scrutinised player when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their season opener at the Eden Gardens on March 24. Warner had to miss the entire 2018 IPL after he was banned for a year over his role in the ball-tampering scandal.While David Warner and Steve Smith were banned for a year following the ball-tampering row, young Cameron Bancroft was left out for nine months. Warner and Smith were not allowed to play the IPL by BCCI but this year, both men are back and are hoping to make an impact for their respective sides.Under David Warner, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the 2016 IPL. He was in spectacular form in 2017 before being forced to miss the 11th edition. This summer, the IPL holds more significance than usual for Warner and Smith. They are not involved in Australia’s limited-overs series against Pakistan in the Middle East but they could well be considered for the World Cup.It is therefore imperative that both David Warner and Steve Smith come up with impressive performances to sow the Australian selectors they are World Cup-ready. However, Warner said he was not going to use the IPL as a platform to stake a berth in the World Cup and added he was focussed on doing well for Hyderabad.”Personally for me the World Cup is not on my mind. We have to wait for selection. Here it’s about going out there and doing well for Sunrisers Hyderabad, doing my best and scoring for my team,” Warner told India Today. “Going into any tournament, the best practice is to play white-ball cricket and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”advertisementDavid Warner said he was determined to give more than 100 per cent for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 IPL. “If I get selected [for the World Cup], I know this is the perfect lead up to any white-ball competition, irrespective of being a one-day format or a T20 format. So, going out there practicing and playing the way I do and putting a 110 per cent in, that is my focus.”Warner said he was grateful with the welcome he got at Sunrisers Hyderabad and revealed mentor VVS Laxman’s words to him after his return meant the world to him.”The fans have been fantastic. My teammates, lots of cuddles and Hi-5s, it’s been brilliant. It felt like I was at home I can’t thank them enough for sticking by me and always sending me nice messages. Laxman is a very, very humble human being and he always has nothing but nice things to say. The words he used the other day really meant a lot to myself, he’s just so genuine.”With everything going on in the last four months, I was at the forefront of his mind, I’m in the Sunrisers family’s mind and that they’re gonna welcome me with open arms as soon as the IPL starts. I’m really grateful for it and just ready to get back into it,” he said.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s absence from final 2 ODIs vs Australia left a big hole: David WarnerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow IPL 2019Follow AustraliaFollow 2019 ICC World Cuplast_img read more

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