Courtois before Oblak, the guardians of the derby in Jeddah

first_imgCourtois arrives at the appointment before his former team at his best white moment. Far away is that October whistle before the Bruges. The Belgian has dispelled the doubts that surrounded him then based on improve your feelings and numbers in an obvious way. In his first five games he made nine stops and received nine goals; in the last six and before a similar number of auctions, he has stopped 17 and has conceded two. In League, in fact, He is the goalkeeper with the best average: 0.56 goals per day (9 in 16, Areola played the other three). The Spanish Super Cup looks for its hero in Jeddah and two of the candidates are undoubtedly the goalkeepers. On the one hand Oblak, savior of Atlético against Barça with seven stops (his course record), some spectacular; by the other Courtois, guardian of Madrid with a goal conceded in the last four games. Both have won points for their teams in the League and Champions and now pursue the first title of the year. It is one of the great duels of the final. It will be the fourth Madrid derby with Courtois and Oblak and two of the previous ones were 0-0. It doesn’t seem coincidental. In the last one it was decisive the rojiblanco, as it has been in the two games of 2020, with the I raised (stop at 93 ‘to Bardhi) and the Barça. Thursday came out victorious from two hand in hand before Griezmann and another before Messi, big words. And it comes from a 2019 where he threw the best numbers in Europe, with 25 goals to zero in 46 games. In total, Oblak has stayed unbeaten in 128 matches of 234 (54.7%) with Atleti. The course numbers of Courtois they approach him: did not fit in 11 games of 22. The athletic, who tomorrow will be the captain again, on 12 of 26.Those are the figures and, along with the feelings and praise, they point out how two of the most fit goalkeepers in the world. One morning can be crowned.center_img That is the Zamora is going to compete with Oblak, the absolute owner during the last four seasons. The Slovenian is at 0.63 (12 goals in 19 games). In the global season (League, Champions and Super Cup) yes Atlético’s boss, who has conceded 0.73 goals per game (19 in 26) by 0.77 (17 in 22) of the Real Madrid player.AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The numbers of Courtois and Oblak in this seasonACElast_img read more

Sports Brief

first_imgFrance clip Portugal 1-0 LISBON, Portugal (AP) – France substitute Mathieu Valbuena scored from a late free kick to snatch a 1-0 win at Portugal in a friendly international yesterday. The Lyon midfielder went on in the 80th and scored only four minutes later to extend France’s 40-year winning streak over Portugal to 10 straight victories. France’s Anthony Martial added to his big week by playing his first international match as a second-half substitute – just days after he became the world’s most expensive teenage transfer in a deal worth $55 million to join Manchester United from Monaco. The visitors lost Lyon forward Nabil Fekir to an injury in the 14th minute of the match at Jose Alvalade Stadium. Portugal visit Albania on Monday in a European Championship qualifier. Portugal lead Group I with 12 points, while Albania and Denmark are level on 11 points after drawing 0-0 yesterday in a Euro 2016 qualifier. Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 yesterday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D. The victory also saw the Germans avenge their first ever defeat to Poland last October. Thomas Mueller opened the scoring in the 12th minute, assisted by Cologne defender Jonas Hector, who also set up Goetze seven minutes later. Poland captain Robert Lewandowski pulled one back with a thumping header to Kamil Grosicki’s brilliant cross, but Goetze sealed the win on the rebound in the 82nd after Lukasz Fabianski saved Mueller’s initial effort. Germany moved two points clear of previously unbeaten Poland – 16 to 14. Robben out for four weeks MUNICH (AP) – Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has been ruled out for four weeks with a groin injury sustained while playing for the Netherlands. Robben came off with less than half an hour played in his country’s 1-0 home defeat Thursday by Iceland in a European Championship qualifier. Bayern says an examination by its team doctor yesterday revealed a “muscle injury in the region of the left adductor.” Robben will miss the Netherlands’ trip for tomorrow’s qualifier in Turkey. The Dutch are third in Group A – eight points behind leader Iceland – with Turkey just a point behind in fourth place. The top two in each group qualify automatically for Euro 2016 in France. The best third-placed team also qualifies automatically, and the other eight teams can qualify through a playoff.last_img read more

Top Windies players confirmed for Pakistan Super League

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan (CMC): Several leading West Indies cricketers have confirmed their participation in the first-ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) scheduled to take place early next year, officials have said. Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy have all signed up for the event to be held in February, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced while unveiling its preliminary plans for the T20 tournament on Sunday. Kevin Pietersen, Shakib Al Hasan, Grant Elliott and Tim Bresnan have also confirmed their participation, the PCB has said. The release of the PSL song also highlighted the unveiling ceremony, which featured Popular Pakistani singers and actors as well as TV and movie stars. The first edition of PSL will feature five franchise-based teams from Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad – with prize money of US$1 million. The tournament, featuring 24 matches, is scheduled to run from February 4 to 24, one month before the World T20 in India. The PCB has confirmed that it was in talks with the Emirates Cricket Board over the possibility of hosting the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, despite confirming earlier that Doha, Qatar, would serve as a venue.last_img read more

Big first for WI Women

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC):West Indies Women stormed into their first ever final of a Twenty20 World Cup when they outplayed New Zealand Women by six runs in the second semi-final of the 2016 edition at the Wankhede Stadium yesterday.Having previously gone out at the semi-final stage of the last three T20 World Cups, the Caribbean girls made no mistake this time around, rattling up a challenging 143 for six off their 20 overs and then bowling well to restrict the Kiwis to 137 for eight.Sent in, West Indies Women were propelled by a top score of 61 from Britney Cooper, who fashioned her maiden half-century in T20s.She faced 48 balls and counted five fours and two sixes and put on 60 for the second wicket with captain Stafanie Taylor, who scored 25. Cooper added another 44 for the third wicket, with Deandra Dottin, who got 20.Seamer Sophie Devine was the best bowler, producing a career-best performance of four for 22 from her four overs.In reply, New Zealand Women were undermined by Taylor, who claimed three for 26 with her incisive off-spin, while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher proved economical, conceding just 20 runs from her four overs and taking one wicket.ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCESara McGlashan top-scored with 38 from 30 deliveries, Amy Satterthwaite struck 24 from 29 balls, while Devine chipped in with a cameo 22 from 14 balls, to complete a solid all-round performance.New Zealand Women were threatening victory at 108 for three in the 17th over with McGlashan and Satterthwaite involved in a 59-run fourth run stand.However, Taylor removed both in successive deliveries to deal the Kiwis a fatal blow and hurt their momentum as five wickets tumbled for 29 runs.The victory set up a meeting with nemesis Australia in Sunday’s final, following the reigning champions’ five-run win over England Women in Wednesday’s first semi-final.last_img read more

Bernard given the vote of confidence

first_img Harbour View ended their four game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Waterhouse at the Drewsland Stadium on Sunday because of Kemar Bennett’s 89th minute goal. The three points moves the team up one spot to eighth, with 30 points, 11 behind sixth placed Arnett Gardens, who currently hold the last playoff spot. Johnson is hoping the result can now spur on the club’s fan base. “I do believe if we get more support, especially at our home games, from Harbour View and surrounding communities the team will perform better,” he said. He adds that the Harbour View fans have been loyal over the years but he believes that the team could benefit from a larger regular turnout at the Harbour View Mini Stadium in order to help the team at home. Harbour View FC’s Red Stripe Premier League Manager Oneal Johnson has backed head coach Ludlow Bernard, saying he believes he is still the right man for the job, despite results not going according to plan this season. The Stars of the East had aimed at making the playoffs this season, especially as a rule change by the Premier League Clubs Association now sees six teams entering the knock out stages of the competition. However, strings of bad results all season, especially at home at the Harbour View Mini Stadium, saw the team battling relegation and trying to finish within the top six spots at the end of the third round next month. Bernard has been criticised by fans and pundits alike for the poor form but Johnson said that the club still has full confidence in him. “Coach Bernard puts in lots of work with the team. In fact, all the coaches put in long hours and tremendous dedication,” Johnson said. “It’s admirable how they push day after day and those boys (the players) work hard. They just need support – lots of it, from fans and sponsors.” Johnson told The Gleaner that achieving the team’s original objective of a playoff spot at the start of the season, will take a collective effort inclusive of players, coaching staff and fans alike. He said that as long as games are still left to be played, the team will not give up on a place in the next round. “Mathematically it’s still possible,” he said. “However, our destiny is out of our hands and we now have to hope teams drop lots of points. But it’s still possible if fans and players do their part to help to give the club a lift.” LOSING STREAKlast_img read more

Korver drops 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) works against Atlanta Hawks guard Isaiah Taylor (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — LeBron James had a triple-double and Kyle Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful start to their reboot.One day after unloading six players, including guards Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, in three trades, the Cavaliers were in a state of transition. They had only nine available players against the Hawks, but Korver more than made up for a short bench.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Korver, the former Hawks fan favorite, made 7 of 13 from 3-point range and finished two points from matching his career high of 32.James had 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds. Jeff Green, also coming off the bench, had 24 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNewcomers George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood joined the Cavs, but remained in the locker room during the game. They are expected to make their debuts with Cleveland on Sunday in Boston.The team sent medical staff to Atlanta to complete physicals with the four players as quickly as possible. Cavaliers: Cedi Osman, making his first start, had 16 points but struggled at the free-throw line. He made only two of seven free throws, twice missing each of two attempts. … London Perrantes and John Holland played limited roles to add depth to the temporarily short-handed roster.Hawks: Coach Mike Budenholzer says the team bought out Marco Belinelli’s contract both for the veteran 3-point specialist and to give younger players, including rookie Tyler Dorsey, more playing time. Dorsey had 14 points and made three 3-pointers. The move with Belinelli, 31, was announced before the game. … G DeAndre Bembry posted bond and was with the team following his arrest early Friday for speeding on an Atlanta interstate. He was clocked driving a purple Dodge Charger at 128 mph on Interstate 85 about 12:20 a.m. Bembry, who has a left abductor strain, has not played since Dec. 22. … Former Braves standout Chipper Jones, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, sat courtside near the Hawks bench.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Boston on Sunday.Hawks: Host Pistons on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The team planned a practice on Saturday to begin what coach Tyronn Lue said would be a re-introduction of the offense and defense.“It can be good for us offensively and defensively, starting all over and breaking everything down from scratch will be good for this team,” Lue said. “Even guys who have been here, I think it will be good. It will take some time to do that but we’ve got the All-Star break coming up. … We’ll try to get those guys up to speed as quickly as possible.”Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 25 points. Taurean Prince had 15 points.Cleveland led 83-80 late in the third period when James scored and was fouled by John Collins. James’ momentum carried him into a section of fans under the basket, and he was limping when he emerged. He made the free throw, remained in the game and then had assists on back-to-back 3s by Korver for a 91-80 lead.Korver made a third straight 3-pointer following a timeout to stretch the lead to 14 points. Following a basket by Atlanta’s Malcolm Delaney, Korver added his fourth 3 of the period, a buzzer-beater.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Luis Suarez has Barcelona on course to win 2 titles in Spain Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Girls’ suicide rate soars amid overall increase for youths

first_imgOverall, there were 4,599 suicides among young people in 2004, making it the third-leading cause of death, surpassed only by car crashes and homicide, Arias said. Males committed suicide far more often than females, accounting for about three-quarters of suicides in this age group. The study also documented a change in suicide method. In 1990, guns accounted for more than half of all suicides among young females. By 2004, though, death by hanging and suffocation became the most common suicide method. It accounted for about 71percent of all suicides in girls aged 10-14; about half of those aged 15-19; and 34 percent between 20-24. “While we can’t say (hanging) is a trend yet, we are confident that’s an unusually high number in 2004,” said Dr. Keri Lubell, a CDC behavioral scientist who was one of the study authors. Scientists speculated that hanging may have become the most accessible method. “It is possible that hanging and suffocation is more easily available than other methods, especially for these other groups,” Arias said. The CDC is advising health officials to consider focusing suicide prevention programs on girls ages 10-19 and boys between 15-19 to reverse the trends. It also said the suicide methods suggest that prevention focused solely on restricting access to pills, weapons or other lethal means may be of limited success. As for why rates are up, Richard Lieberman, who coordinates the suicide prevention program for Los Angeles public schools, said one cause could be a rise in depression during tumultuous adolescent years. “There’s a lot of pressure in and around middle school kids. They’re kind of all transition kids. They’re turbulent times to begin with,” he said. “The hotline’s been ringing off the hook with middle school kids experimenting with a wide variety of self-injurious behavior, exploring different ways to hurt themselves.” Arias said the declining use of antidepressants in those age groups might play a role. But it’s “not the only factor” that health officials will be studying. Four years ago, federal regulators warned that antidepressants seemed to raise the risk of suicidal behavior among young people, so black box warnings were put on the drugs’ packaging. When partial teen suicide data was published earlier this year, experts noted at the time that the drop in sales of the drugs corresponded with a rise in the suicide rate. Now there is concern that some children who need the medication aren’t getting it. “Suicide is a multidimensional and complex problem,” Arias said. “As much as we’d like to attribute suicide to a single source so we can fix it, unfortunately we can’t do that.” More education is needed, some specialists said, so that teachers, parents and others can quickly spot troubled teens. “It underscores the need for more evaluation methods for school personnel and pediatricians to be able to better identify at-risk youth,” said Dr. Alec Miller, director of the adolescent depression and suicide program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Greg Bluestein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA – The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls spiked dramatically in a disturbing shift that federal health officials say they can’t fully explain. For all young people between ages 10 to 24, the suicide rate rose 8 percent from 2003 to 2004 – the biggest single-year bump in 15 years – in what one official called “a dramatic and huge increase.” The report, based on the latest numbers available, was released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and suggests a troubling reversal in recent trends. Suicide rates had fallen by 28.5 percent since 1990 among young people. The biggest increase was in the suicide rate for 10- to 14-year-old girls. There were 94 suicides in that age group in 2004, compared to 56 in 2003, a 67 percent increase. The rate is still low – fewer than one per 100,000 population. Suicide rates among older teen girls, those aged 15-19 jumped 32percent; rates for males in that age group rose 9 percent. “In surveillance speak, this is a dramatic and huge increase,” Dr. Ileana Arias said of the overall picture. She is director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. More research is needed to determine whether this is a trend or just a blip, said one child psychiatrist, Dr. Thomas Cummins of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “We all need to keep our eye on this over time to see if this is a continuing trend.” last_img read more

Suspect seeks juvenile status

first_imgLANCASTER – A former Quartz Hill High School student charged with planning a Columbine-style attack at the school plans to appeal a Juvenile Court judge’s ruling that he should be tried as an adult. Johnny Alvarez Casas, who was 17 when he was arrested in December but has since turned 18, also is fighting a request by the Los Angeles County Probation Department that he be sent from juvenile hall to an adult jail. “As of this point in time, we have not seen any evidence that would support the charges being made against him,” said Casas’ attorney, James Stevens, after a court hearing. “Johnny did nothing.” Casas appeared in Antelope Valley Superior Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing – at which a judge was to determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to warrant a trial – but the hearing was postponed until June 29. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2He was ordered to appear next week for a hearing on whether he should remain in Juvenile Hall or be transferred into adult custody. Stevens said he plans to file early next week an appeal of the Juvenile Court judge’s decision to try Casas as an adult to the Second District Court of Appeal. “We believe it was a very improper and incorrect ruling,” Stevens said. “Johnny is a good kid. He has special-education needs that are severe. He has an IQ of 71, and he’s very young.” Attending the hearing Wednesday were Casas’ grandparents, his mother and his girlfriend, Stevens said. Casas is being tried as an adult after a Juvenile Court judge ruled in April that he was unfit to be tried as a juvenile. A 16-year-old co-defendant was ordered in March to be tried as a juvenile. He was 15 and Casas 17 when the two were arrested in December, and state law allows only those 16 and over at the time of an offense to be tried as adults. Casas has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and possessing bomb-making ingredients. He remained held without bail at Sylmar Juvenile Hall. In opposing the request to transfer Casas to adult custody, Stevens cited in court the defendant’s long history of having special-education needs and two psychological evaluations that were done, one saying he was fit to be tried as a juvenile, the other saying he wasn’t. “We strongly feel he remain in Sylmar. He’s attending school there and doing well and making progress,” Stevens said. Stevens added if Casas were to be convicted, “it’s our feeling he should remain in the juvenile system where he can be rehabilitated in the 25-year jurisdictional limit.” The younger boy has denied charges of conspiracy to commit murder and making criminal threats. He is scheduled to go to trial in mid-June in Lancaster Juvenile Court. The boys, whom sheriff’s deputies said dressed in the Goth style characterized by black clothing and nail polish, said they felt ostracized at Quartz Hill High and wanted to get revenge in a Valentine’s Day attack, deputies said. Both had transferred to other schools. Deputies said the teens had acquired bomb-making instructions off the Internet and detonated practice bombs in the desert. The boys had been on probation in connection with a 2003 assault in which a 14-year-old boy was sodomized with a metal rod, deputies said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LARGE CROWD EXPECTED TO HIT THE STREETS FOR ST EUNANS COLLEGE 5K TONIGHT

first_imgA large crowd is expected in Letterkenny for the increasingly popular St Eunans College 5K.The event starts at 7.15pm with registration taking place from 6pm onwards.A great and fun occasion is promised by the organisers with all proceeds going to the college. See below for full details.LARGE CROWD EXPECTED TO HIT THE STREETS FOR ST EUNANS COLLEGE 5K TONIGHT was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennySt Eunans 5Klast_img read more

HARPS PLEAD WITH PUBLIC TO GET BEHIND THEM AFTER COUNCIL CASH DEBACLE

first_imgFinn Harps have pleaded with the people of Donegal to get behind them in the wake of the fall-out of a donation of €20,000 from Donegal County Council.The public has been divided on whether the club should be given the cash to help them keep their heads above water.A statement issued today form the club said “The potential economic, social and sporting benefits will be fully realised if we can increase the sense of collective responsibility, ownership and goodwill for the project within the county.” It added it would like to place on record its sincere gratitude to the County Manager Seamus Neely, and the members of Donegal County Council for their efforts in securing funding for the club this week.“The news has come as a tremendous boost to our hard working volunteers and fans, who are engaged in an intensive fundraising campaign, in order to secure a future for senior football for the county, in 2012 and beyond. The news also indicates that the council recognises the importance of the club to Donegal.“The monies allocated will be used to assist the club comply with FAI licensing criteria, which will include addressing structural and safety requirements within Finn Park.“We would also like to take this opportunity to briefly clarify the current strategy of the club, and articulate the benefits the future Finn Harps can bring to Donegal. “In recent seasons the club has operated from a low cost base with the emphasis placed on youth development, combined with an extensive community based programme,” it read.The number of local players who have progressed to the senior team has been unprecedented, and the U19 side currently sit top of the Northern division of the National League.There are currently 91 schools registered in the Finn Harps in the Community programme which also includes projects concerning road safety, social inclusion and health / well being issues.“The construction of the new stadium will create much needed employment for the region, and it is planned that the new venue will host large concerts and events attracting economic activity to the region.“A stadium with state of the art facilities will also offer the Donegal sporting public an exciting opportunity to support/build a senior team which can compete at the top table of Irish football. “The new site will also be a designated FAI Centre of Excellence giving Donegal’s best young players a unique environment to develop their ability.”The statement added the club has in recent times endeavoured to be transparent as possible on all issues and is fully committed to consultation with all stakeholders“We would again like to thank all those who are supporting the club through the difficult economic environment, and invite the wider north west public to help us create an exciting future for Donegal sporting life.”HARPS PLEAD WITH PUBLIC TO GET BEHIND THEM AFTER COUNCIL CASH DEBACLE was last modified: November 30th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more