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first_imgNew Delhi: Shafali Verma’s second consecutive century, backed up Deepti Sharma’s magnificent haul of 4/10 helped India women’s team continue their winning momentum in the series against West Indies as they won the second Twenty20 International by 10 wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. It was a clinical performance yet again from the Indian cricket team and it was Deepti who led the way by running through the middle order. However, it was Shafali who showed her mettle as West Indies wilted under the onslaught.West Indies chose to bat and once again, the top order failed to get going as Stacy Ann-King and Shemaine Campbelle fell in quick succession to Shikha Pandey and Radha Yadav. Hayley Matthews and Chedean Nation looked to revive the innings with a solid stand but once Matthews fell to Pooja Vastrakar, West Indies struggled. Nation and Natasha McLean looked to get West Indies over 100 but it was Deepti’s turn to boost India. She got the wickets of Nation and McLean in the 17th over and immediately, she responsed with the wickets of Chinelle Henry and Sheneta Grimmond. Her exhibition of bowling in the death overs ensured West Indies had no momentum and her 4/10 restricted them to 103/7.Shafali and Smriti Mandhana started aggressively, with the 15-year-old, who broke a 30-year record set by Sachin Tendulkar to become the youngest Indian to score an international fifty, took the early initiative by taking the attack to the West Indies bowlers. Shafali dealt mainly in boundaries and she notched up her fifty with a six off Hayley Matthews to notch ip her landmark of just 26 balls. This was the third-fastest fifty by an Indian player in Twenty20 Internationals after her opening partner Smriti Mandhana hit a 24-ball and 25-ball fifty against New Zealand and England respectively.Also Read | This Woman Cricketer Breaks Tendulkar’s 30-Year-Old World RecordShafali blasted 10 fours and two sixes while Mandhana hit four boundaries, including the winning boundary as India wrapped up the match in just the 11th over. This was the second time that India had registered a 10-wicket win in Women’s Twenty20 Internationals, having achieved this feat for the first time during the 2016 clash against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The action now shifts to the final three games which will be played in Providence, Guyana and India will be gunning to seal the series. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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FIBAWC Preview: France needs a star to succeed at the FIBA Basketball World Cup

first_imgPeople try to put France down when they’re talking about this generation of talent, just because they haven’t been around for as long as the previous stable of veterans. The 10-2 record in the qualification period leading up to this year’s FIBA World Cup was achieved with and without some of the country’s long-time representatives, as Tony Parker left the programme just before the road to China began, and Boris Diaw retired half way through the campaign in a memorable announcement as he literally sailed off into the sunset..And yet, the French roster still features a list of good NBA talent and elite EuroLeague players, to the point where France might be the biggest European challenger to the United States’ FIBA Basketball World Cup crown, which certainly seems up for grabs this year as the Americans are fielding a weaker team than some of the most recent international tournaments. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4d/eb/rudy-gobert-france-fiba_1uyjffbefpxo118iib5ujatxuq.jpg?t=-1440508396&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/b4/evan-fournier-france-fiba_180gbsatq07ko1sqp2sbvrzljq.jpg?t=-1440152740&w=500&quality=80 https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8f/79/nando-de-colo-france-fiba_1b7dvjr20vq4o14nkwzyu79ttv.jpg?t=-1439654396&w=500&quality=80 Fournier has been toiling away in Orlando for the past few years as a solid scorer, and managed 15 points per game for the Magic last season. This is down two points from the previous two seasons, but scoring is more difficult on a playoff-level team, which the Magic became last year. He is still in the prime of his career and his international scoring is trending upward for France, having averaged his highest output in a national jersey at 2017 EuroBasket with 15.8 points. He has needed to step up given that his leadership responsibilities needed to increase with ageing and retiring teammates, so he could be in line for another increase at the World Cup, and the team will need him to do so if they stand any chance of a medal.Batum was once the do-everything plug-in big wing for the Portland Trail Blazers, and while his athleticism has declined on the Charlotte Hornets in recent years, his savvy ability to make winning plays should help a young French team looking for leadership, even if it hasn’t resulted in much team success in the NBA. He took some time off from international tournaments to fully recover from an injury and missed 2017’s EuroBasket but he still has a lot left in the tank and will likely play a point-forward role – but don’t underestimate his ability to score in a tough situation. While he has bounced around during his four-year NBA career, Luwawu-Cabarrot has a reputation as a good defender and a solid shooter, even if he doesn’t get much in the way of playing time. This will be his first appearance on the big stage for a senior French side so it will be unfair to expect too much, but, simply put, experience playing in the NBA against the best players in the world will help.Also playing in his first major international tournament for the country is Frank Ntilikina of the New York Knicks. Praised for his defense, the guard should bring some toughness to the team, even if he has struggled to score in the NBA, and will be more likely to fill a role coming off the bench for his national team.While these players are on current NBA rosters, guard Nando de Colo will be remembered by the San Antonio Spurs fans from his two-year stint with the team before his rights were traded to the Toronto Raptors midway through the 2013-2014 season. Since then, de Colo has gone to Europe and flourished to become one of the continent’s best combo guards. His CSKA Moscow side won the 2016 and 2019 EuroLeague championship, and individually he picked up the 2015-2016 MVP while averaging 19.4 points per game. He will likely start in the backcourt unless Ntilikina can impress in training camp.Off the bench is a selection of game changers and role players. Andrew Alibicy and Paul Lacombe appeared in most games during qualification, bringing consistency and energy to a side that had few regular performers. Thomas Heurtel, Louis Labayrie and Mathias Lessort – an energetic rim runner – will round out the rotation, while Axel Toupane, Adrien Moerman and Amarth M’Baye will fill out the bench.As with most countries, the qualification stage saw a large number of players get the opportunity to represent the French flag, especially going into the final stage in February when the country’s spot in the World Cup was secure. Drafting in younger players meant that the older talents with contracts that were being fulfilled at the time could rest, and it gave the young hopefuls an opportunity to shine. A few gems were found in that crop of young stars, but only Lessort really made his presence felt to the point where head coach Vincent Collet couldn’t deny the big man a trip to China.Getting out of the groupA storied and well-organised basketball country like France should have no issue advancing to the second stage of the tournament. While the FIBA World Rankings aren’t always the most up to date certification of talent and development, Germany and the Dominican Republic currently float around the top 20, which is reasonably accurate. France should be a strong defensive unit, but it has a handful of strong enough scoring options to match up well against the best players of Group G.Germany perhaps presents the tougher challenge at present, and the teams have a greater history of competition, being so close geographically, with France losing the most recent two. But with a full strength squad – even if there are a few unknowns, including who will be taking the final shots in a close game – the French will be taking this clash seriously and will want to ensure the win to avoid any early problems in the competition. The Germans boast a quick-footed point guard in Dennis Schoeder, who has the ability to potentially make the 32-year-old de Colo look slow on defense. This is where the likes of Ntilikina might offer assistance. His defensive persistence can frustrate good ball handlers, and with Lacombe being one of the best players in the world at stealing the ball from a help-side position, Germany’s guard play should be kept in line.center_img Talking about this generationThe likes of Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier, Nicolas Batum, Frank Ntilikina and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be recognisable to NBA fans. The Utah Jazz’s Gobert has perhaps been the toughest defensive presence in the front court during the past four seasons, and with France’s spread out offensive system, it gives the 7’1 center plenty of space to roam and catch lobs and open rolls to the rim, which helps him shoot better than 60% from the floor on international duty. The bigs of the Dominican Republic will cause issues for France, as Karl Anthony-Towns is one of the most talented players in the NBA and Al Horford is one of the smartest players in the world. How often they’ll share the court remains to be seen, but Horford has the ability and size to play a smaller position alongside Anthony-Towns, or come off the bench behind him. The pairing will likely be effective together, because, while Gobert has the defensive talents to restrict them one at a time, it will be a tough ask for Labeyrie or Lessort to take on the task of stopping either Dominican.Much further down the world ranking list is Jordan, so don’t expect to see any major upsets.  France should advance to the second round to face the top two in Group H, which comprises Australia, Lithuania, Canada and Senegal.The second round will likely see Australia and Canada advance, both of which have the potential to cause problems. Lithuania could cause an upset and advance but it is more likely to see the Commonwealth countries take on France at some point. What happens beyond that is difficult to foresee, but if the talent can get into the quarterfinals stages, the expert coaching of Collet should offer enough to get through most single-game elimination scenarios. What needs to happen?The team has been without a go-to scorer since Parker retired, and while Diaw never offered a huge number of points each game, he could step up when needed – whether it was from the post or beyond the arc. While the team is not without talent, it is fair to wonder who will step up and take the reins of the French offense. De Colo is a gutsy performer and can do it on a big stage, but at a World Cup with Australian or Canadian defenses focused on your every move, that might be too much for the EuroLeague champion. Fournier has silky scoring skills that will continue to improve at this level, but he is not the player you think of when you picture an aggressive playmaker who wants the ball in his hands. Gobert has his uses, but creating his own shot is not a strength. And outside of those three, the offensive limitations – through age or lack of talent – starts to highlight some concerns.  But the questions surrounding the crunch-time offensive decisions shouldn’t write France off just yet. The country is still a basketball contender, and the defensive focus will bend talented opponents to defeat. They say defense wins championships, but France will need enough offense to win a number of games to put themselves in a medal-winning opportunity. The elite core of old might have faded away from national glory, but everyone is talking about this generation. It certainly has the potential to cause a big sensation, and whether that takes place at this year’s World Cup or next summer’s Olympic Games, the team will be in with a chance of a podium finish – as long as someone steps up to take a starring role.last_img read more

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Saint Martin’s Abbey Announces a $500,000 Challenge Matching Gift to Science…

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s Abbey has announced that it will make an additional $500,000 challenge matching gift towards Saint Martin’s University’s Science Initiative, a campaign to build a new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. So far the University has raised $8.31 million of the projected budget of $10 million. This will be the third gift for the Abbey in support of the Science Initiative, bringing their total commitments to $1.7 million.“This new gift paves the way for future growth and is an opportunity to tie the Abbey’s mission more closely to the University’s mission,” shared Abbot Neal Roth, OSB, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “This signifies an incentive to attract others to support the University’s mission and help us work together to bring this campaign to a close.”The University hopes to break ground for the new science building in 2018, with plans to open the building for classes by Fall 2019.The Science Initiative follows Saint Martin’s successful Engineering Initiative, which led to the construction of two new buildings for its Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering: the Platinum LEED-rated 27,000-square-foot Cebula Hall in 2013 and the 17,363-square-foot Panowicz Foundry for Innovation in 2016.Since 2013, Saint Martin’s University has experienced marked growth in enrollment across all of its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) departments. The civil and mechanical engineering programs have seen a 30 percent increase in students. This has led to a greater demand for mathematics and physics classes, which are prerequisites for engineering. In addition, biology majors have grown to represent ten percent of all University students and the chemistry department is at its highest enrollment ever.The new science building will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation, which houses engineering, computer and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.“Saint Martin’s University is blessed to have the Abbey as its sponsor,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D. “This gift and past gifts by the Abbey for our Science Initiative is true recognition of the importance of investment in STEM students for our greater community. The Abbey is an excellent example to all of us to live and give with heart.”For more information about the Science Initiative, including the Abbey’s challenge matching gift and other ways to support the campaign, contact Saint Martin’s Office of Institutional Advancement at [email protected] or 360-438-4366, or visit www.stmartin.edu/science-initiative.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

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Junior Bombers hit the win column, double Rockers 40-20.

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe  L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers finally got into the win column.LVR rode the fine play from Devyn Parker and Jayden Roch to double the Stanley Humphries Rockers 40-20 in West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.“Finally, a Junior Bomber win,” said head coach Val Gibson.Parker and Roch each finished the game scoring 12 points. Rookie Sabine Stroich and Savanna Dawson also chipped in on the scoresheet.“All but two players scored at lead one hoop,” Gibson said.The Bombers improve to 1-6 on the season and returns to action following the semester [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2016)–With the temporary rail set at 30 feet, Hillhouse High broke alertly from her number two post position and cruised to a front-running one length win under Santiago Gonzalez in Thursday’s $55,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Exchange Rate got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.96.Based in New York prior to shipping west to Baltas this past summer at Del Mar, Hillhouse High ran a big second in her Southern California debut going one mile on grass Aug. 20.The (Richard) Mandella filly (Into The Mystic) that beat her down there is a nice horse and she only got beat a head,” said Baltas. “This is a nice mare and I’ve always thought that. Today, with her speed and the rail being out, I thought she would be very tough.”Off at 7-2 in a field of seven fillies and mares three and up, Hillhouse High paid $9.20, $4.40 and $2.60.Owned by Golden Eagle Farm Investment, L.P. she picked up $33,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $268,487. She improved her overall mark to 19-3-6-4.Fifth and on the move leaving the three furlong pole, runner-up Amboseli cut to the rail and was moving well at the wire as she finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of favored Barleysugar. Ridden by Mike Smith, Amboseli was off at 2-1 and paid $3.20 and $2.60.Irish-bred Barleysugar, ridden by Gary Stevens, rallied three-wide turning for home but was no match for the top two. Off at 9-5, she paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.43, 47.09, 1:10.35 and 1:22.01.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita for an eight-race card is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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H View hold advantage in race for fourth spot

first_imgFormer champions Harbour View will go into today’s set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues. The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens. Of the opposing teams, Boys’ Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day. With UWI FC’s slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet. UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys’ Town. P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56 Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54 Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54 H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39 UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39 H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38 Boys’ T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35 Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33 Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33 Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32 W’house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28 Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27 Today’s Games – 8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United – Montego Bay Sports Complex POINTS STANDING Tomorrow’s game: – 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View – Barbican Stadium – 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centre – 3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier – Prison Oval – 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

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European football’s top clubs ranked by total trophies won in all competitions

first_img silverware 9. Internazionale have won 39 trophies – The only Italian club to win the treble, Inter won five trophies alone in 2010, including the Champions League, Serie A, Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup. Overall, they have won three European Cups/Champions League, 18 Serie A titles, seven Italian Cups, five Italian Super Cups, three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one Club World Cup. 11 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? who plays? 11 possible xi 11 11 11 Football news Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 5. Juventus have won 64 trophies – Ahead of both Inter and AC Milan, Juventus are the most successful Italian club in total number of trophies. Juve have won 34 Serie A titles, by far the most in Italy despite being stripped of two championships for match-fixing. They have also claimed 123 Italian Cups and seven Italian Super Cups. In Europe, the Old Lady has the complete set of honours: winning two European Cups, three UEFA Cups, one Cup Winners’ Cup and two UEFA Super Cups. Juve have also been crowned world champions twice, winning the Intercontinental Cup in 1985 and 1996. NEW ERA impact 2. Real Madrid have won 86 trophies – The most successful club in the history of the European Cup/Champions League, Real Madrid have won the tournament on 13 occasions, including the first five editions and seven more in the Champions League era. The Spanish giants won back-to-back UEFA Cups in the 1980s and also boast four UEFA Super Cups on their honours list. Madrid claimed the Intercontinental Cup three times and have won the Club World Cup twice, in 2014 and 2016. In Spain, they have a record 33 titles, plus 19 Spanish Cups, nine Spanish Super Cups and one victory in the defunct Spanish League Cup. 10. Atletico Madrid have won 29 trophies – Atletico have been very successful in recent years, winning seven trophies since 2010. Their 2014 triumph in La Liga took Atleti’s Spanish title count to 10, the same number of times they have won the Spanish Cup, with two Spanish Super Cups for good measure. In 1962 they won their first European honour, the Cup Winners’ Cup, followed by Europa League and UEFA Super Cup doubles in 2010 and 2012 respectively. They won it again in 2018, but the European Cup/Champions League has eluded them, despite being seconds away from winning two finals, as well as contesting a shoot-out in the 2016 final, but they did win the 1974 Intercontinental Cup – the predecessor to FIFA’s Club World Cup – when European Cup holders Bayern Munich declined to take part. Atletico beat South American champions Independiente over two legs to be crowned world champions. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 3. Bayern Munich have won 69 trophies – The kings of German football, Bayern have won the Bundesliga title a record 28 times and the German Cup on a record 18 occasions. They also won the now defunct German League Cup six times and the German Super Cup six times. Outside Germany, Bayern boast five European Cups/Champions Leagues, including three-in-a-row in the mid-1970s. They have won every European trophy, with one Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup triumph to their name. Bayern have also won the Intercontinental Cup twice and one Club World Cup, and are the only German club to complete the treble. 11 7. AC Milan have won 48 trophies – Milan are second only to Real Madrid when it comes to European Cup/Champions League victories, having been crowned champions of Europe on seven occasions. Their first success in the competition came in 1963, while their most recent Champions League final victory was in 2007. Until Real’s success in 2017, Milan had been the last club to successfully defend the European Cup, winning back-to-back trophies in 1989 and 1990. Additionally, they have won two Cup Winners’ Cups, five UEFA Super Cups, three Intercontinental Cups and one Club World Cup. On the domestic front, Milan boast 18 Serie A titles, five Italian Cups and seven Italian Super Cups – with their most recent Supercoppa coming in 2016/17. 11 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 11 highlights Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED 8. Arsenal have won 45 trophies – Arsenal hold the record for the number of FA Cups won, with their success in 2017 taking their tally to 13 in the oldest football competition in the world. They can boast 13 English top flight titles, and share the record for most domestic doubles with Manchester United, having clinched both league and cup success in the same season on three occasions. They have won the League Cup twice, including as part of a double with the FA Cup in 1993, plus 15 Charity/Community Shields. In Europe, Arsenal’s first trophy came with the Fairs Cup (a forerunner of the UEFA Cup/Europa League) in 1970, and they claimed the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994. 11 Which club is Europe’s most decorated?For the purposes of simply counting the number of trophies won, talkSPORT.com has included ‘super cup’ competitions, although debate will continue to rage as to their relative merits.Additionally,restrictions have been placed on leagues and the ranking takes clubs from the top four league competitions in Europe: England, Spain, Germany and Italy. These countries are historically the most dominant in European competition and, therefore, we have adjudged their domestic competitions to be the toughest to win.If it was left open to clubs from any European league, the result would see Scotland’s Rangers come out on top, with Northern Ireland’s Linfield in second and Scotland’s Celtic in third. But we are more interested in finding out who’s the best of the best.Competitions included: All UEFA competitions bar the Intertoto Cup (but including the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup), the Intercontinental Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, domestic top division titles, main domestic cups and League Cups (now defunct in Germany and Spain and never competed for in Italy, but held since the 1960s in England), and domestic ‘Super Cups’ (known in England as the Community Shield).All statistics correct as of August 9, 2017. smart causal 4. Manchester United have won 66 trophies – Man United looked to be making a resurgence under Mourinho but it hasn’t worked out that way getty 11. Chelsea have won 28 trophies – The Blues have won six top flight English titles, eight FA Cups, five League Cups and they were the first English club to win every UEFA trophy. In 2012 they became the only London club to win the Champions League, adding the Europa League a year later to complete the continental set, along with two victories in the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup and one in the UEFA Super Cup. They have also won four Community Shields. The Blues had racked up 11 trophies prior to Roman Abramovich’s arrival, but have since won 16 in 14 years. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday 6. Liverpool have won 59 trophies – The most successful English club in European football, Liverpool have won five European Cups, putting them level with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the all-time list. The Reds have also claimed three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. On the home front, Liverpool have won 18 top flight English titles, seven FA Cups, a record eight League Cups and 15 Charity/Community Shields. The only trophies of note to elude them come on a global stage, having lost two Intercontinental Cup finals in the 1980s and the Club World Cup in 2005. They also lost the 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup final to Borussia Dortmund, so cannot complete the full set of UEFA competitions. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 11 possible standings 11 1. Barcelona have won 89 trophies – The most successful club based on number of trophies won, Barcelona are the only club to win the treble twice. They boast five European Cup/Champions League victories, to go alongside four wins in the Cup Winners’ Cup, three in the old Fairs Cup and five UEFA Super Cup triumphs. In Spain, Barca have been crowned champions 25 times, won the Spanish Cup a record 30 times, the Spanish Super Cup on 12 occasions and the Spanish League Cup twice. They have also claimed the Club World Cup three times, and in 2009 became the first club to win six trophies in a calendar year.last_img read more

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Players and plotlines: What Giants fans should watch for in 2019

first_imgFor more 2019 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.Expectations are relatively low for the Giants heading into 2019, as they were last season. But hope springs eternal around Opening Day each season, with 162 games still left ahead.Things will be different in the front office with Farhan Zaidi taking over as San Francisco works to turn the corner back toward the top of the NL West.While there are several new faces who could make a difference on the Oracle Park diamond, …last_img read more

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NBA Finals: Charles Barkley picks against Warriors — again

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors might be without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins when they start the NBA Finals Thursday night in Toronto, but Golden State fans have reason to be confident: Charles Barkley has picked against them again.After the Toronto Raptors dispatched the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night, Barkley, a TNT analyst, predicted that the Raptors would prevail in the NBA Finals. Why? Mainly …last_img read more

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Facebook’s Twitter-Like Tagging: Useful or Tiring?

first_imgFacebook just launched status tagging for friends, pages, events and groups. The company has torn a page out of the Twitter playbook and plans to increase search functionality via the @ tag. Over the next few weeks Facebook users will be able to tag their friends, pages and groups in status messages. Similar to photo tagging, all those indicated in the tag will receive a notification. Said Facebook product manager Andrew Huang to Inside Facebook, “People use status updates to tell stories about real world experiences. This is about making the site more engaging.”Marketers have worked hard to get the attention of celebrity users via the obligatory @ tag, and it’ll be interesting to see if Facebook will be used for similar pitches. While photo uploading and image tagging creates a barrage of instant notifications, @ tagging is a far less cumbersome process for the tagger and therefore a far more time consuming process for the tagged. High profile influencers may get pinged on everything from company demos to job opportunities. Someone like Robert Scoble might be up all night untagging himself. And if he doesn’t untag himself, marketers will have the convenience of an auto-complete drop-down menu to contact him until he takes notice. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#web dana oshiro Nevertheless, there are also a number of benefits for event planners and group leaders. In the past the hashtag has been used to track event conversation and even field questions from an audience. Now instead of displaying a scrolling Twitter feed on a trade show screen, a group can simply pull up their Facebook page and all of the in-Facebook @ tags as well as media uploads will automatically populate the page wall. This is a great way to gather up scattered conversation and keep the momentum going for inspiring events. Look for the new feature to roll out incrementally in the next couple of weeks. Related Posts last_img read more

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