USA22.214.171.124G71%23%5%98%77%56%38% China85.02.00.7E132638652161 TEAMWSPIOFFDEFGRP.1ST2ND3RDQTR.SEMIFINALWIN Australia126.96.36.199F2738298844187 Brazil91.02.70.6E55281394602814 South Africa188.8.131.52E39242641<1 Canada184.108.40.206F1530447730103 New Zealand83.82.00.9G52044511441 Sweden220.127.116.11E2837258339155 Zimbabwe18.104.22.168F<1314111<1<1 Group E: Brazil, Sweden, China, South AfricaBrazil sits atop Group E, the weakest of the groups with an average WSPI of 85.3, and with home field advantage adding a boost of about 0.35 goals per game they are very likely to medal this tournament — they’ve got a 94 percent chance to make the knockout stage and a 60 percent chance of making it to the semifinals. If five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta has any hat-trick surprises left at age 30, the Brazilians could go even further. Sweden is the next-best team in group E and has a 83 percent chance of advancing to the knockout rounds. They tied the U.S. in group play last year at the World Cup and are known to match up well against the Americans thanks to the former U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. China exited the World Cup early last year in the quarterfinals, losing to the U.S. 1-0, but they’ve got a 65 percent chance of making it back to the knockout rounds this year as one of the two third-place teams that will advance. South Africa, despite holding the U.S. to only one goal last month, has only an 11 percent chance of advancing from the group stage.Group F: Germany, Australia, Canada, ZimbabweThe second-ranked team in the world, Germany, will be the biggest challenge for the Americans at the Olympics. The U.S. defeated the Germans in the semifinals of the World Cup 2-0 and 2-1 at the SheBelieves tournament in March, but Germany remains the next most-likely team to win gold, with a 21 percent chance. Australia, despite having only a 7 percent chance of winning the Olympics, is a sleeper pick from Group F; they beat Japan, 3-1, in the Asian Qualifiers in February to eliminate the World Cup runners-up from the Olympics. Canada will likely feel snubbed by their third-place rank in Group F, but an early exit at last year’s World Cup quarterfinals and a loss to France just a few weeks ago moved them further down in our ratings. Zimbabwe upset Cameroon on aggregate goals in last year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) qualifiers to make it to their first major national tournament, but it’s unlikely they’ll see anything past the group games.Group G: U.S., France, New Zealand, ColombiaThe group that features the American women will usually be the de facto “Group Of Death,” but this tournament’s version earns the title with the largest average WSPI of all of the groups, 87.2. France will give the U.S. its most difficult group game, especially if injuries continue to nag the U.S. midfield — the area of the field where France excels. Les Bleues have a 22 percent chance of making the final game and an 8 percent chance of winning it all. New Zealand’s scrappiness can be effective — they held Canada to a draw at the World Cup last year — and they’ve got a 44 percent chance of squeezing into the knockout rounds as the third-place team from Group G. As for Colombia, I’m still waiting for the breakout performance of Yoreli Rincón, but there’s a 61 percent chance the Colombians go out in the group stage.CORRECTON (Aug. 3, 5:23 p.m.): An earlier version of this article misidentified the French women’s national soccer team. The team’s name is Les Bleues, not Les Bleus. We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.RIO DE JANEIRO — The 2016 Olympic Games start Wednesday — not with Friday’s opening ceremony — with group play in the women’s soccer tournament. The reigning World Cup champions and four-time Olympic gold medalists, the U.S. women’s national team, play New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, but I’m hundreds of miles away in Rio de Janeiro, the epicenter of the Olympic Games and the city where the host nation’s team will begin its Olympic run against China this afternoon. It seemed like a good chance to catch a Brazil game among local fans. So far, I can’t even find a place to watch the game.“Rio is made of bars, but I’m not sure many people will be watching the women’s game,” Patricia “Patchy” Toledo, a former professional women’s soccer player in Brazil, told me when I asked if there are any places where Brazilian fans will be watching their team play. Cíntia Barlem, a journalist covering women’s soccer in Brazil for Globo Esporte, one of the largest sports news sites in Brazil, said she didn’t think most Brazilians would be paying attention. I told her that in the U.S., everyone will be watching the U.S. women’s national team play. “I would like it if the Brazilians do the same here, but it is not the reality.”Reality has been a trip for the U.S. women. Just over a year ago I sat in a stadium with 53,000 people and watched Carli Lloyd rocket a shot from half-field, sailing the ball over Japan’s backtracking keeper and scoring her third goal in the first 20 minutes of the Women’s World Cup final. Since then, the USWNT — which has won four of the five gold medals handed out in the history of women’s soccer at the Olympics, including three in a row since 2004 — has lost only one game in the past year. It has also added fresh, young talent — Mallory Pugh, Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan — to a roster of World Cup champions. All of this makes them heavily favored to win a fifth gold medal this year: They have a 38 percent chance of doing so — almost double the odds of Germany, the next-best team — according to our forecasting model. If they get the fifth gold, they’d be the first team in history to win the World Cup and Olympics in consecutive years.Our projections are based on the Women’s Soccer Power Index (WSPI) we created last year, which uses game-based offensive and defensive ratings to estimate a team’s overall skill level. The 12-team Olympic tournament is much smaller than the Women’s World Cup (which fields 24 teams) which means some of the world’s best teams, such as Japan and Norway, did not qualify while some, like England, have their own reasons not to compete in the Olympics. Instead, the field is stocked with teams like Zimbabwe, ranked 93rd in the world by FIFA and making their international tournament debut.This isn’t to say the Olympics will be inferior to the World Cup. In fact, the overall average WSPI of the teams at the Olympics is greater than it those that were at the World Cup (86 compared to 84) but the tournament is much more stratified with great teams at the top of the table — Germany, France and Brazil — and much weaker teams at the bottom like South Africa and Zimbabwe. Below, we take a closer look at the 2016 Olympic tournament, breaking down each team’s chances of advancing from the group stage to the knockout rounds. At the Olympics, the top two teams (as well as the top two third-place finishers) advance from each of the three four-team groups to the single-elimination knockout rounds: the quarterfinals, semifinals and the championship game. Colombia22.214.171.124G19292441<1 France126.96.36.199G2348218643228 Germany188.8.131.52F58281397634121 CHANCE OF FINISHING GROUPCHANCE OF REACHING ROUND
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has welcomed the big number of games they will be playing in over the course of the next monthPep Guardiola’s side will play 13 times over the next six weeks in the Premier League, Champions League and the Carabao Cup.Unlike many other European leagues (like La Liga and Bundesliga), the Premier League normally holds a hectic festive fixture with players getting little rest.But Portugal star Silva, who played for AS Monaco before joining City in 2017, is relishing it.“It’s a little bit different because both countries where I played before, Portugal and France, we had a Christmas break,” said Silva, according to Fox Sports.“Here you don’t stop so it’s a little bit complicated. But it’s good to play every three days.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We complain a little bit but it’s good because we love this game and we love to play. And it’s a tradition in England so we have to respect it.”The 24-year-old believes City’s 2-1 win at Watford on Tuesday proves they are up to the challenge of their busy schedule.For the game at Vicarage Road, Guardiola made several changes to the starting line-up and yet City still went away with all three points.“It says the squad is very strong and that’s very important for us especially in December and January which are very tough months with a lot of fixtures and a lot of difficult games,” said Silva.“So it’s good to change players and not see the difference and to still get important wins like [against Watford]. We’re very happy with the squad we have.”City will next face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday in the Premier League. read more
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville defense has seen numerous changes over the last couple of seasons, and this year is no different with the addition of defensive coordinator Bryan Brown.Working under their fourth defensive coordinator in the last four seasons, the Cardinals have found something intriguing with the hiring of Brown, who orchestrated a top-10 defense at Appalachian State last season.Finishing their second week of spring practice, there is a new energy inside the practice facility, and it’s translated into improved play after just six practices.”A lot of it is effort,” Brown said. “That’s the number one and most important thing for us right now. Giving effort and getting to the football and we’ve seen tremendous improvement since day one and that’s a bright spot, it really is.””The way the guys practiced from the very first practice and now they understand how we run practice and how hard we want those guys to practice. That’s been a really big improvement since day one.”The Cardinals have put their difficult season behind them, and are excited to look forward under the excitement and intensity of Brown’s defense.”Spring football has gone very well,” sophomore cornerback Anthony Johnson said. “It’s all a new feel with the new coaches and a new playbook. I like the new defense and the new mentality the defense has after two weeks. We have a lot of good calls and we are doing a good job of mixing our coverages.”Finishing near the bottom of all FBS programs on defense last season, the Cardinals know that’s not the standard around the football complex, and despite being only two weeks into learning a new defense, the Cardinals are close to getting on the same page.”The next thing is execution,” Brown added. “The other day we were laughing as a whole group as a defense. It was day number five and we actually had all 11 doing the exact right job on one play, so that’s a positive. We’re getting there. We’re going to crawl before we walk. We’re going to be okay.”In a short period of time, head coach Scott Satterfield has changed the culture within the Howard Schnellenberger Football Complex, and it’s translated onto the field after just six practices.”The thing is, all these guys are eager to learn,” Brown said. “They want to get better. They want to do right. They want coaching. You see guys coming in and out of the offices, asking questions in meeting, asking questions on the field. That lets me know that these guys want to do right. They want to win, they want to play right and that’s a big, big positive step.”As the team continues to get comfortable with a new scheme, Brown’s defensive unit has given full effort and an increased energy that’s noticeable on each play. With an innovative staff and condensed playbook, Brown has tried to keep it simple to ensure the team continues to play at full speed without having to think.”That’s why we’re not putting in a whole lot of defense right now,” he said. “I just want those guys to execute our base and play hard, and give effort each and every play. Because if play hard and give effort each and every play, good things will happen and you can erase some mistakes.”The Cardinals will resume spring practice on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The team will conclude spring on March 7 with the Spring Showcase at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version read more
Kolkata: Before the devastating fire at the plastic material factory near Ghola could be controlled, another major fire broke out at a slum adjacent to the Belgharia Expressway beside the Baranagar Railway station on Tuesday morning.Approximately 70 huts in the slum reduced to ashes and nine fire tenders were pressed to service to douse the flames. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident. Train services in Dankuni section had to be suspended as a safety measure. Services resumed later after obtaining necessary permissions from fire brigade. According to a source, on Tuesday around 11 am, the fire broke out at a hut in the slum. Soon it started spreading in other huts taking a devastating shape. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIt is suspected that while cooking, inflammable materials caught fire at the hut. As there was high wind since morning, it spread fast. Multiple LPG cylinders in the slum started bursting one by one which further instigated the fire. This apart, a residential building adjacent to the slum got damaged in the fire. All the residents of the building were immediately evacuated. Primarily, three fire tenders were sent at the incident site. Later, six more were pressed into service. Around 3 pm fire was controlled. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataState Fire minister Sujit Bose visited the spot and said necessary actions would be taken in this regard. As the flames went high enough to touch the railway overhead electric wires, services were suspended and vehicular movement towards Dakshineswar was stopped. As a result, there was huge traffic congestion, which brewed trouble for daily commuters and office-goers. After almost four hours train services were restored and Belgharia Expressway was cleared for vehicle movement. read more
Internet media platform provider Blinkx has unified its brand advertising trade entities under a single brand – RhythmOne or 1R – which is says will make it easier to implement and measure integrated, cross-screen campaigns across its audience footprint.RhythmOne advertisers will be able to reach an expanded, high-quality, target audience through a single access point, according to Blinkx, which said that the unified brand will provide content providers with an expanded distribution and monetisation platform, given 1R’s larger, aggregate supply base.In the programmatic arena, the debut of RhythmOne includes the introduction of RhythmGuard, a proprietary filtering technology that is designed to eliminate suspicious, underperforming or fraudulent traffic before it enters the advertiser marketplace.Dan Slivjanovski, chief marketing officer at RhythmOne said, “By combining these entities, we make it easier for advertisers, publishers and content providers to access all of our services, platforms and ad formats through a single, unified offering and brand: RhythmOne. The new brand lets us break down traditional format- or channel-centric silos in how online advertising is bought and sold – shifting the conversation instead to the advertiser’s target audience and campaign KPI. RhythmOne’s purpose is to deliver quality audiences across devices, at scale – using the most appropriate, integrated formats to achieve brand advertising goals.”S Brian Mukherjee, CEO of RhythmOne, said: “The unification and rebrand allow our sales teams to better deliver on the promise of quality, cross-screen advertising at scale – and take full advantage of the combined assets of the Company. Through RhythmGuard, 1R also reinforces our commitment to brand safety, and empowers us to evolve the dialogue with our advertisers and offer a complete, integrated solution. RhythmOne underscores our vision to enable consumer access to premium content and, thereby, connect audiences, brands and content across devices at scale.” read more
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but once again the problem is in the Republican-controlled House where Speaker Paul Ryan is facing a disgruntled Freedom Caucus. 2016Ben Lowy for TIME1 of 22Democratic National ConventionSee Every Celebrity We Have Spotted at the Democratic Convention So FarTIME PhotoJul 27, Contact us at editors@time. and Hawaiis Governor David Ige said he was meeting with authorities to determine what caused the alarm. Farmers need to continue to receive federal assistance when crop prices are poor or natural disasters strike. was developing a nonhuman primate model for Alzheimer’s disease and publishing in top journals. Kane is therefore the most obvious choice for this weekend’s captain as after a two-game mini drought. read more