first_imgSeedorf and Kluivert have been tasked with retaining the AFCON for CameroonGROUP A: Madagascar v Senegal, Equatorial Guinea v SudanGROUP B: Comoros v Cameroon, Morocco v MalawiGROUP C: Gabon v Burundi, South Sudan v MaliGROUP D; Togo v Benin, Gambia v AlgeriaGROUP E: South Africa v Libya, Seychelles v NigeriaGROUP F: Kenya v Ghana, Ethiopia v Sierra LeoneGROUP G:  Congo Brazzaville v Zimbabwe, Liberia v DR CongoGROUP H: Rwanda v Ivory Coast, Guinea v Central African RepublicGROUP I: Angola v Botswana, Mauritania v Burkina FasoGROUP J: Egypt v Niger, Swaziland v TunisiaGROUP K: Mozambique v Guinea Bissau, Namibia v ZambiaGROUP L: Uganda v Tanzania, Lesotho v Cape VerdeThe spotlight is squarely on a number of high profile managerial appointments when the qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations resume this weekend.Defending champions and hosts Cameroon have parted company with title winning coach Hugo Broos. New coach Clarence Seedorf, assisted by Patrick Kluivert are the new faces in charge of the five-time champions.Eighteen months ago in Gabon, Belgian coach Broos guided a team of virtual unknowns to surprise success over an experienced Pharaohs side. Broos’ replacements – Seedorf and Kluivert – are as high profile as they come. Former Dutch international Seedorf was a celebrated footballer, notably winning four Champions League titles with Ajax Amsterdam< Real Madrid and AC Milan. But his coaching career is yet to take off.His last station was a six month sojourn with Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna, which ended in relegation to Segunda. His deputy, Kluivert, assisted Louis van Gaal as Holland finished third at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, but he has never been in full control of a club or country.Seedorf’s first task will be to claim victory over lowly Comoros, who have never qualified for a Nations Cup finals. However, for the Dutchman to cement a lasting legacy, he must become the first Indomitable Lions tactician to retain the continental title since Cameroon won back to back editions in 2000 and 2002 under Pierre Lechantre (00) and Winfried Schäfer (02). For that to happen, he will need the services of self exiled stars like Joel Matip and Eric Maxim Chuopo Moting.Elsewhere, new Egypt   boss Javier Aguirre Onaindia, who replaced Hector Cuper, is tasked to help the Pharaohs rediscover the dominance that saw them win three consecutive titles between 2006  and 2010. Not even a dispute between the team’s leading star, Mohammed Salah and the country’s FA over image rights can stand in Aguirre’s way when Egypt welcome Niger for a Group J face off.Meanwhile, former African Footballer of the Year, Emmanuel Amunike, who starred for Nigeria’s Super Eagles as they lifted the 1994 edition, has been tasked to inspire the Taifa Stars of Tanzania to new heights.Tanzania are geographically and population wise one of Africa’s largest countries but they don’t punch their full sporting weight. Amunike’s maiden competitive encounter sees him take the Taifa Stars to Kampala to face Sebastian Desabre’s Uganda Cranes in a Group L match up.Other interesting tacticians to look out for include Senegal’s World Cup boss Aliou Cisse who takes the Lions of Terranga to Madagascar. Cisse will have to don’t his football thinking cap. In Madagascar, they face a well motivated side that won their opening Group A game away to 1970 champions Sudan.Africa’s other World Cup representatives, Morocco and Nigeria, have also chosen continuity. Altas Lions boss Herve Renard will be expected to negotiate a straight forward Group B home tie against paper weights Malawi whereas Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr also has a winnable Group E away tie to islanders Seychelles.Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON Qualifierstoplast_img read more

first_imgBrentford could find out in the next 48 hours whether they will be able to bring Everton youngster Jake Bidwell back to Griffin Park.Bidwell impressed while on loan with the Bees last season and manager Uwe Rosler has waited patiently for Everton to decide whether the left-back will be allowed to return.Summer signing Tony Craig can play at left-back as well as in the centre of defence, but Rosler is keen to have Bidwell in his squad.The 19-year-old made 24 appearances for Brentford after arriving at the club last November.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Google and the San Francisco 49ers announced Monday they are contributing $2.35 million to the Santa Clara Youth Justice Initiative, an organization that helps young people caught in the juvenile justice system countywide.With the grant — $2.1 million from Google and $250,000 from the 49ers — the organization can hire more staff, provide support and mentorship to youth and advocate for policies.The money will spur a “significant expansion” of the Youth Justice Initiative’s work …last_img

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first_imgIn this video tutorial you’ll learn how to take your footage from Avid Media Composer to Assimilate Scratch and back again!If you’re doing high end post production work, chances are you might be using both Avid (for editing) and Scratch (for color grading and compositing). The video tutorial below demonstrates how to bring your Avid video editing projects into Scratch for finishing.As they’re created by two different companies, the integration certainly isn’t elegant (not nearly as seamless as Adobe’s Dynamic Link for instance). Additionally, the workflow definitely requires intermediate level experience working in both Scratch and Avid.In the tutorial, an Avid sequence is brought into Scratch, color grades applied and then brought back to Avid. Highlights include:Exporting your Avid project as an AAF file with the proper settingsLoading the AAF file in ScratchApplying basic effects in ScratchExporting out of Scratch and relinking in AvidAre you using Avid and Scratch?What do you think of this finishing workflow?last_img read more

first_imgHe also credits his decision to stay with the franchise to other factors aside basketball, particularly his tight relationship with team owner Mark Cuban and the loyal Dallas fan base.“I think I’m old school,” Dirk, who led Dallas to an NBA title in 2011, said. “Some of these guys that are now stars are obviously younger. The business has changed a bit. You know, I never knew what to expect when I came to Dallas, but everything just came together here. The way, when I got here, that the community embraced me and wanted me to succeed.”He added: “Cuban buying the team at the end of my second year was a huge part of why I was here my entire career. He was a huge supporter of mine. He’s a friend of mine and he’s always supported me throughout my career. So I was here, I belong to this community, and for me, it was always easy for me to be loyal.” /raADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Folayang working on ground game, striking as he awaits next fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts during play against the Memphis Grizzlies at American Airlines Center on March 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPDirk Nowitzki certainly knows a thing or two about loyalty.Although the German-born superstar has received a lot of enticing offers whenever he hits free agency, the 39-year-old forward has often made compromises to stay with the only team he has ever known, the Dallas Mavericks.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Now entering his 20th NBA season with the team, the one-time NBA MVP acknowledged that loyalty is a rare trait to have in the league these days.“The new NBA is a little different. It’s about making money and winning and not as much about being loyal anymore,” he said during an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio and relayed by The Score.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNowitzki recently inked a $10-million contract over the summer—which is a relatively modest contract for someone of his stature. Although he has gotten up in age, the 13-time All-Star remains as one of the best stretch forwards around.Having accumulated around  $245 million since entering the league in 1998, Dirk has willingly taken pay cuts in order to sign other talents and help improve the Mavs roster. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe five-member Indian badminton team led by Saina Nehwal arrived in Delhi on Monday evening enroute to London for the Olympics beginning on Friday.The contingent comprising Saina, Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta, Parupalli Kashyap and V. Diju will leave for London on Tuesday morning under the supervision of chief coach Pullela Gopichand. The majority of India’s 81-member Olympic contingent has reached London.”The reason we stayed back in India is that we prefer training amongst ourselves. We would do the same in London rather than sparring with players from other countries,” Ashwini, who will be representing India in the women’s doubles with Jwala, told IANS.World No.5 Saina, one of India’s brightest medal hopes in London, starts her women’s singles campaign on Saturday.Kashyap, ranked 21, will be the sole representative in men’s singles after pipping Ajay Jayaram for the Olympic qualification.A medal can be expected from Jwala and Ashwini, who made history by wining a bronze at the World Championships last year.Jwala will also pair up with Diju for the mixed doubles event.last_img read more

WESTERN CONF. TEAMRECORDWIN %EASTERN CONF. TEAMRECORDWIN % Conference48-5447.1Conference54-4852.9 Spurs5-455.676ers5-455.6 Timberwolves2-340.0Wizards4-450.0 Trail Blazers2-340.0Pacers4-450.0 Suns3-442.9Magic4-450.0 INTERCONFERENCEINTERCONFERENCE Source: Basketball-Reference.com Warriors7-277.8Pistons5-183.3 The East is better than the West (for now)Records from games between teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences in the 2017-18 season Thunder5-183.3%Celtics5-0100.0% Nuggets6-366.7Bucks4-266.7 Grizzlies0-40.0Nets3-633.3 Mavericks2-340.0Hornets3-350.0 Jazz2-528.6Heat3-442.9 Lakers3-537.5Cavaliers2-250.0 Kings1-712.5Hawks2-340.0 Rockets6-275.0Raptors6-366.7 For most of this millennium, the West has ruled the NBA with zero debate, boasting a long list of superstar players, including Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, to name just a few. Meanwhile, in the East, there has been LeBron James — and 14 teams that each year served essentially as LeBron James cannon fodder. The NBA’s lopsided conference balance seemed to grow even more drastic this summer, when we saw a migration of top NBA talent from the East to the West. As we detailed at the time, 22 of the league’s 30 best players started the 2017-18 season out West — the largest such number for one conference since the 1970s — after the likes of Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Paul Millsap were all either traded to or signed with Western teams.But about a month into the season, something odd is happening: The East is flipping the script.When the Celtics beat Golden State on Thursday, they cemented themselves (not LeBron’s Cavaliers — who have been mediocre so far) as the hottest team in the NBA right now.1The Celtics beat Atlanta on Sunday for their 15th straight win. And Boston isn’t the only Eastern Conference team off to a good start this season. So far, the East has a 54-48 record against the West in interconference games — a stunning development after an offseason spent fretting about how the West would dominate to an unprecedented degree.Conference disparity has long been an NBA talking point — in the 2015 playoffs, the No. 8 seed in the West would have been the No. 6 seed in the East, and just a year earlier, the West’s eighth seed had a better record than the East’s third seed. It’s an issue that was a hot topic around the league before the most recent exodus — and one that commissioner Adam Silver has publicly stated will continue to be looked at. Since 1999, there’s been only one season (2008-09) in which teams in the East have finished with a winning percentage above .500 against teams in the West. The player inequality of this offseason appeared to only pile on to the league’s growing problem.But as Silver and his team were mulling possible solutions, the league started playing games — and somehow the East began to hold its own (and then some). Through the opening month of the season, the East has won 53 percent of its games against the West, talent exodus be damned. And it’s not as if the best in the East has just been beating up on the worst in the West: According to our Elo model, Eastern Conference underdogs are 31-30 in cross-conference games so far this season — about 12 games better than the Elo ratings said they “should” be. Pelicans4-357.1Knicks4-266.7 Clippers0-50.0Bulls0-60.0 This isn’t by any means enough of a sample size to conclude that the conference imbalance is over, but you can already say that the East has far exceeded any preseason predictions. Before the season, Elo predicted that certain teams at the top of the East would have enough talent to jostle with the top teams in the West — and sure enough, Boston and Toronto have stood out so far. But others — we’re looking at you, Cleveland — haven’t. Instead, it’s been the likes of the Pistons, the Knicks and the Sixers, whose win totals FiveThirtyEight projected to be in the lower half of the league, that have beaten our projections most and outperformed their counterparts in the West. The dregs of the East simply aren’t the pushovers we’re used to them being in recent seasons.A wild start to the season may have helped as well. So far in 2017-18, Elo favorites have won only 60 percent of their games, which — if it holds up — would shatter the 2001-02 season’s mark (64 percent) for the lowest winning percentage by favorites since the 1976 ABA-NBA merger. This topsy-turvy NBA season has been ripe for conference balance to be flipped on its head.Either way, there’s plenty of basketball left to be played — and reason to think things will even out before season’s end. First and foremost, the talent disparity favoring the West hasn’t really gone anywhere; even though some East players are performing above expectations, all the players who departed the East for the West should start asserting themselves eventually. Another sign the balance may tip back into the West’s favor: The West is still outscoring the East by an average of 0.3 points per game in cross-conference games, despite its sub-.500 record. And we’ve been here before — at this stage of the 2015-16 season, the East was also above water, and it ended up getting humbled over the rest of the schedule.So the East still may not actually be better than the West. But it will only need to finish the season at a .492 clip (roughly 40 wins in an 82-game season) to end with a .500 record against its counterpart. Given all the factors working against it going into the year, that might be the single most astonishing thing that happens during the entire 2017-18 NBA season.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

The Ohio state baseball team celebrates the team’s Big Ten championship victory. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter clinching an automatic bid into the NCAA College Baseball tournament, the Ohio State Buckeyes have been placed as the No. 2 seed in the Louisville regional, hosted by No. 2 national seed Louisville Cardinals. For the Buckeyes, this has been a truly spectacular season, fueled by steady contributions from both sides of the plate as they finished with a Big Ten-best record of 43-18-1. On the year, OSU ranked second in the Big Ten in runs scored with 362. The team’s offense was driven largely by their strong power numbers, where they ranked first in the Big Ten and tied for 28th in the country with 56 home runs. Another strength was the speed on the basepaths, where they ranked second in the Big Ten and tied for 18th in the country in stolen bases with 98 successful swipes.But it wasn’t just the bats that worked for the Buckeyes. The pitching staff for the Scarlet and Gray also contributed in a major way to the success of the team. OSU pitchers posted a 3.02 ERA on the season, good for second best in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation; a 1.20 WHIP, best in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation; and a miniscule 2.40 BB/9 rate, second best in the Big Ten and fifth best among all NCAA teams.In the first matchup of their regional, the Buckeyes will take on Wright State University, champions of the Horizon League. The Raiders have put together a strong season, posting a 44-15 record overall. They currently sit 36th overall with a 3.47 ERA and tenth overall with a 1.20 WHIP. Though WSU ranks 22nd overall in runs scored (424 on the season), they have few explosive aspects to their offense. The Raiders currently rank 95th in batting average (.283) and tied for 55th in home runs (46). Their offense has largely been sparked by a NCAA 20th best-91 stolen bases.That game begins on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. E.T.The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Vanderbilt regional in the Super Regional round. read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe Bayern Munich loan star was one of the standout performers in the previous World Cup in Brazil as Colombia surged past Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history, before losing 2-1 to hosts Brazil in that round.Rodriguez, who also won Adidas Golden Boot award for his goal against Brazil, is confident that Colombia can build on the previous tournament and go even further in this summer’s World Cup.“I want to have a good World Cup and help my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Final,” said the 26-year-old, according to FIFA.“Why not?”.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.Colombia has been drawn in Group H, where they will face Japan, Poland and Senegal.But Rodrguez would not mind facing world champions Germany after the group stages of the tournament.“It would be great,” said Rodriguez.“But that’s a long way away – we need to take things step by step.”The midfielder is Colombia’s third all-time leading goalscorer on 21 goals behind Radamel Falcao (29) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).last_img read more