College Football Playoff updated rankings: Who are the top four teams in the fourth CFP poll of 2019?

first_imgThe Big 12 now has two teams in the top 10 in No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 9 Baylor. Big Ten has teams in No. 8 Minnesota and No. 10 Penn State to round out the top 10. MORE: Best Rivalry Week storylinesThe Playoff rankings will be released each Tuesday leading up to conference championship weekend, and the final rankings will be unveiled on Dec. 8. The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Dec. 28 at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The CFP championship game will be Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.With that, the fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings:College Football Playoff rankings 2019Who are the top four CFP teams after Week 13?RankingTeamRecord1.Ohio State11-02.LSU11-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia10-1Who are the first two teams out of the CFP after Week 13?RankingTeamRecord5.Alabama10-16.Utah10-1CFP top 25 rankings after Week 13RankingTeamRecord1.Ohio State11-02.LSU11-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia10-15.Alabama10-16.Utah10-17.Oklahoma10-18.Minnesota10-19.Baylor10-110.Penn State9-211.Florida9-212.Wisconsin9-213.Michigan9-214.Oregon9-215.Auburn8-316.Notre Dame9-217.Iowa8-318.Memphis10-119.Cincinnati10-120.Boise State10-121.Oklahoma State8-322.USC8-423.Iowa State7-424.Virginia Tech8-325.Appalachian State10-1 The fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed on Tuesday.Ohio State took the No. 1 spot from LSU, which fell to No. 2. No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia stayed in the same spots. Alabama remains at No. 5, and Utah bumped up to No. 6.last_img read more

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‘Do fans in Baku not deserve it?’ – UEFA chief Ceferin defends Europa League final

first_imgCeferin said that UEFA had already vetoed a suggestion to hold Champions League games at the weekend, saying that “this will not happen”.– ‘The Chinese are nice people’ –Yet he also called for a more measured approach to the reform proposals, and argued that UEFA had to respond to its global market.“Football is the only European product which is the best in the world in its field by some distance.”“The Champions League is a global product, it is getting bigger in China and the USA. Why should Chinese fans not be treated well? They are nice people.“Everything is dramatised. The usual suspects start shouting about the death of football and demand more solidarity.“I think that the five big leagues should give money to the federations in smaller countries when they sell TV rights there. Because if you show the top leagues on TV, you weaken the football in the smaller markets.”Ceferin said he was not afraid that the top clubs would attempt to break away from UEFA to form a separate European super league.“That will never happen. The clubs know that it would be a pretty boring competition.”“The national leagues are also important for the clubs to keep the link to their fans.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Arsenal to face Chelsea on Europa final in BakuBerlin, Germany | AFP | UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to host the Europa League final in Baku in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel set to be published on Saturday.Chelsea and Arsenal are set to play in Baku on May 29, and UEFA has faced heavy criticism, both for the distance of the venue from London and over Azerbaijan’s record on human rights.Ceferin, 51, told Der Spiegel that the final would be played in Baku because “there are people who live there who love football”.“The human rights situation is a problem, but it is also a problem in other European states. Does that mean the fans in Baku do not deserve live football?”The controversy over Baku increased this week, when Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided not travel to the final amid concerns for his safety.The UEFA president said that the decision was Mkhitaryan’s to make, and said that Azerbaijan had given guarantees about the player’s safety.“If football allows itself to be stopped by such tensions, then we will not be able to organise anything in future,” said Ceferin.“We managed to organise a safe European Championships in France when the country was a target of terrorist attacks.”Ceferin also said that he was in no rush to reform the UEFA Champions League.“If you ask me, there is no need to change anything,” he said.The 51-year-old said that UEFA were in a “consultation phase” over reforms proposed earlier this year by the European Club Association.The proposals envisaged a restructuring of all European club competitions into a three-tiered system with internal relegation and promotion from 2024.last_img read more

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Athletic gives the bell in the discount to sink a Barcelona out of the Copa del Rey

first_imgPhoto: Reuters This Copa del Rey has magic. But they tell the Athletic Bilbao who copied Granada, Mirandés and Real Sociedad to eliminate Barcelona (1-0). In addition, he did it at the last moment with a header from Iñaki Williams that further enlarges the culé crisis. They dominated those of Quique Setién, but without depth and delivered to the flashes of Messi they ended up paying dearly for their failures before an Unai Simón that was consecrated in San Mamés.There are already semifinals, which this Friday will know their crosses and who fight for the title in La Cartuja. All after the final finish of Athletic Bilbao at Barça. Auction for being the fourth team that gives the surprise, auction for the situation of a culé box that has mounted a circus and the dwarfs do not stop growing and auction for Williams’s hairstyle when everything pointed to the extension to put San Mamés on foot . As it happened in LaLiga, where the Basques also won a bit at the end, that time of Aduriz, a rough match ends up on the side of a winning Garitano like nobody else.Because Bilbao knew that this Barcelona did not arrive at its best and that is why it took out its entire arsenal. Such an opportunity cannot be missed and by copying the LaLiga approach, it was locked in its area without leaving spaces for the Blaugrana group. That is why the five defenses with Yeray, Íñigo Martínez and Unai Núñez colossal.Only Ansu Fati disturbed Unai Simon’s goal in the first part. His two shots before reaching the first quarter of an hour, with the second taking Unai Núñez under sticks. The rest Blaugrana, little thing removing a Messi who tried again and again crashing into the Basque wall to the point of ending up deranged and with a yellow for an ugly foul.On the other hand, Athletic had it only in an arrival of Raúl García, of those that the midfielder always has taking advantage of the slightest rival carelessness. However, the clearest was one of Williams that only the VAR annulled when San Mamés already celebrated the first goal after a corner kick. Iñaki Williams combed a ball when everything was going towards extra timeBefore, few occasions and a Savior Unai before Griezmann and MessiBarça de Setién hits bottom falling without its second title optioncenter_img Griezmann and Messi had the chances before the Basque climaxIn the second part, Setién moved the bench and gave entry to a Griezmann who had been a substitute by surprise. He removed Ansu Fati to try to protect a Sergi Roberto from a false end against Semedo’s yellow alert and the Frenchman had the best when he touched the 70th minute. Rakitic also removed, for Arthur’s entry, Roberto came by band, He put her back and Griezmann crashed into Unai’s legs.However, the scoreboard did not move and everything remained the same. With a good Athletic together in which Garitano gave entry to San José and Aduriz through Vesga and Muniain. In those, Piqué had to leave injured by a race with Williams where the striker completely swept him and the ‘9’ Biscay had one more for his with a high shot against a Ter Stegen without work throughout the match.The crash was approaching its final stretch and any detail could change it. Messi had it first, in a hand in hand with Unai after a spectacular pass from Athur, but the Argentine in those who in good times would have gone inside failed when the decisive goal was sung. Also Williams in a center before 90 who did not finish well. But the striker would still have one left, when everything was ready to go to extra time.Ibai, who had just entered looking at overtime, faced Jordi Alba, abated him and put a measured center in the heart of the area where the ‘9’ appeared against all odds and on Busquets to close ranks. A shot, or rather a hairstyle, which Ter Stegen could not reach and was gradually entering the network for madness of San Mamés. Garitano’s plan had triumphed again, Athletic had taken advantage of Barcelona in the discount and this time to eliminate him, get into the semifinals and delve into the crisis.The Biscayns will be the fourth team in the semifinals draw. The room that started as not favorite and gives the bell. This time on a club that runs out of its second campaign title and how it does not end out of a crisis that originated in Anfield nine months ago. Seeing is believing. The new format of the Cup only leaves surprises and Athletic will fight with Real Sociedad, Granada and Mirandés for being the new king of Spain. Prepare the barge.DATA SHEET– OUTCOME: Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Barcelona (Williams 92 ‘)– ATHLETIC DE BILBAO: Unai Simón, Capa, Yeray, Unai Núñez, Íñigo Martínez, Yuri, Dani García, Vesga (San José 66 ‘), Raúl García (Ibai 88’), Muniain (Aduriz 76 ‘) and Williams.– BARCELONA: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué (Umtiti 79 ‘), Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, De Jong, Rakitic (Arthur 69’), Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati (Griezmann 57 ‘) and Messi.– REFEREE: Martínez Munuera. He showed yellow to Yeray, Vesga and Dani García in Athletic and Semedo, Messi, Jordi Alba, De Jong, Piqué and Arthur in Barcelona. He admonished Quique Setién in Barcelona.– STADIUM: San Mamés.last_img read more

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Celades values ​​Coquelin’s option as central

first_imgThe first time it was tested on the back axis was in the ranks of the Arsenal in front of the City of Pep Guardiola in 2017. Coquelin served as central in a defense of three, together with Laurent Koscielny Y Nacho Monreal. The blues took the match 3-1. The second was in his third meeting as a Valencianista, against Madrid, as a couple of Ezequiel Garay. Valencia fell 1-4 in Mestalla. The central position that is not strange to the Frenchman. Coquelin has played only two games in that position but his coaches opted for him in matches.: against Real Madrid and Manchester City. However, Despite setting good performances, the result always played against him. The lack of public will not be the only stumbling block for the comeback of Valencia against Atalanta in Mestalla. Albert Celades You will have to re-experiment with a new central pair in one of the games of the season. With the defense very touched, Francis Coquelin It stands as the option of guarantees for the decisive night of Champions in the Valencian feud emptiness. The technician’s alternatives, with Gabriel Paulista sanctioned are Hugo Guillamón Y Eliaquim Mangala, who yesterday returned with the group after being injured a couple of weeks ago against Real Sociedad. Coquelin would play alongside Mouctar Diakhaby.last_img read more

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All or nothing in two games

first_imgThe Athletic, once the league competition is restarted, it has final eleven in front. And it’s in Game a position in the Champions, which means that the rojiblanco club can maintain its current economic status. It will not be easy.First because now there is various teams tucked in the fight for being in the top four and also for the calendar. A look at the matches that Atlético must play indicates that those of Simeone will play five in their stadium and six at home, where the Madrid team usually lowers its performance a lot. However, it will be necessary to see if the remainder of the league competition is played behind closed doors. But outside At home Atlético has not felt as safe as inside their stadium. The first two games that the rojiblanco team have to play when the league tournament starts will be against Athletic and Osasuna. There is other data important and that surely has not gone unnoticed by Simeone and his team. Of the eleven encounters there are two against direct rivals in the fight to get into Champions. And, in addition, it is played in the last two league days. Atlético will face Getafe and Real Sociedad closing the championship. It will be an all or nothing against teams right now looking to finish in the top four. On the first lap Atlético he won Getafe, in the Wanda Metropolitano, but lost before the Real society, in San Sebastián. From the teams above, you will also have to face Barcelona, in the fight to win the league championship with Real Madrid.Atlético, in addition, will have to face teams that can be playing a lot for the relegation. Valladolid, Levante, Alavés, Mallorca, Celta … For Atlético on many occasions these games are more complicated that matches against teams at the top of the standings. You have to remember, for example, what happened with Atlético against Espanyol. The Madrid team could only get one point against an opponent who was playing it.last_img read more

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22 In Beijing For Richards?

first_img Those firsts don’t occupy his mind too much. “It does feel good but I’m not too concerned about the history,” he explained. “I believe that other people will come up and do great,” he predicted. He eased off the gas at the Pan-Am Games after the big throw. “I’d thrown 21,” he stated. “So the rest of the throws were safe throws to try and keep healthy,” he said. The St George’s College and University of Technology graduate is looking forward to meeting world leader Joe Kovacs of the USA and reigning champion David Storl of Germany and the rest of the world’s best in Beijing. “I expect them to come and do well, and I’d like to be one of those persons who compete well against them and possibly beat them,” he hoped. The 25-year-old had appeared to struggle early in the season but he and coach Linval Swaby were working on building strength. “After we achieved what we set out in the strength area,” explained Swaby, “we started focusing back on throwing and he has been responding.” SAFE THROWS O’Dayne Richards is already the finest shot-putter in Jamaica’s history. Richards, however, isn’t resting on his hard-won laurels. He has his eye on Beijing, the upcoming World Championships and the 22-metre line. The stocky MVP putter produced a second-round national record throw of 21.69 metres to win Jamaica’s first gold medal at the recent Pan American Games. That mirrored his win last year at the Commonwealth Games, where he took charge of the national record with a distance of 21.62. Even though no Jamaican had ever won shot put gold in either the Pan-Am or Commonwealth Games before, Richards has his aim on Beijing. “The goal is to throw 22 in the final in the World Championships in Beijing,” he asserted calmly. ELITE GROUP Kovacs, 22.56, and Storl, 22.20, are the only men with marks past 22 metres, but Richards is number three this season with his national record. Even so, he expects the American pair of former World Champions Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa to return to 22-metre territory in Beijing. “I’d just like to join that elite group of throwers who have gone over 22,” he said quietly. “That’s my goal,” he concluded, “and I believe it is possible to throw far enough to medal.”last_img read more

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Health Ministry fire accused freed

first_imgThe man accused of setting fire to the Public Health Ministry seven years ago was set free on Tuesday after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan deemed the prosecution’s witnesses as “not credible.”Keith FerrierKeith Ferrier was charged in July 2009 along with two others, Clayton Westford, 19, of Lot 7 West La Penitence, an Office Assistant at the Finance Ministry, and 21-year-old Tedenna Bagot, a porkknocker, of Lot 32 Second Street, Alexander Village, for unlawfully and maliciously setting fire to the Health Ministry’s Building on Brickdam.In court on Tuesday, Magistrate McLennan declared that the prosecution’s witnesses were not credible, and as such, a prima facie case was not made out against the defendant.She then dismissed all charges to the delight of Ferrier’s family members who were present in court.The Public Health Ministry on Brickdam was completely destroyed in the fire.Upon investigations, wanted bulletins were issued for the three men. However, Ferrier escaped and was hiding in neighbouring Venezuela.In was only in March of this year that Ferrier was caught and charged.last_img read more

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MCSS Discloses More Student Enrollment in 2014

first_imgThe Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), Benjamin A. Jacobs, has disclosed an increase in student enrollment for academic year 2014-2015, despite the outbreak of the deadly virus disease in the country.Jacobs told journalists Wednesday at the Ministry of Information daily press briefing that enrollment at MCSS schools increased to over 25,111 students, compared to 22,000 the previous academic year.“This is because of the movement of people from the rural parts of the country to Monrovia in search of what I call quality education as well as higher studies. And we are doing everything possible to ensure that Ebola preventive measures are also observed at MCSS various schools,” Mr. Jacobs said.At the same time, Superintendent Jacobs disclosed the provision of libraries, science laboratories and other facilities at high schools to prepare students for national and international examinations.“While the N. V. Massaquoi School in West Point has registered 1,080 students, it remains closed following the looting of the facility, but renovation work is nearing completion and the school will open in May,” Jacobs said.He assured the general public that all topics prescribed by the curriculum through the Ministry of Education would be taught before the end of school year in December.The MCSS Superintendent, however, lamented the lack of water supply on MCSS campuses, describing it as a major challenge that often leads to the abrupt suspension of classes. Jacobs appealed to government, local and international partners to help remedy the situation to ensure maximum use of instructional time to prepare the future generation.Meanwhile, the MCSS Superintendent and family have lamented the loss of 10 employees to the Ebola Virus Disease, and consoled families of the deceased for the irreversible loss.The MCSS is a government-run institution with oversight responsibility for all public schools in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bess Legault elected as Women’s Vice-President for National Farmers Union board

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s Bess Legault was elected as Women’s Vice-President for the National Farmers Union. – Advertisement -Legault joins six other officers from across the country that makes up the Union’s board. The National Farmers Union is a direct-membership voluntary organization made up of Canadian farm families who share common goals with the goal of working towards the development of economic and social policies that aims to maintain the family farm as the primary food-producing unit in Canada. Legault was elected the position by acclamation at the National Farmers Union’s 50th-anniversary convention that took place from November 24 to the 27 in Winnipeg. Legault, a first-generation farmer, is the owner of Hip Peace Produce and is involved with the Northern Environmental Action Team’s Northern Co-Hort program.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgSenior Football: On Saturday evening in the Scarvey, Buncrana Senior Footballers earned a valuable 2 points with victory over Red Hugh’s of Killygordon. The first half proved to be closely contested, with neither side managing to find form. Early scores for Buncrana from Odhran Doherty were cancelled out by the accurate free-taking of Red Hugh’s. However, further scores from lively corner forward Ryan Curran and an excellent goal by young Buncrana midfielder Simon Cuffe gave Buncrana some breathing space going in at half-time. Red Hugh’s started brightly in the early stages of the second half, registering 2 unanswered points. However, the home side replied with scores from Adrian Doherty, Oisin Doherty, Ronan Doherty and Odhran Doherty. In the end Buncrana finished the game with a 6 point advantage and will be happy to have registered another 2 points in Division 3.In the Reserve match Buncrana trailed by 2 points at half time following an even first half. Buncrana completely dominated the game but wasteful finishing cost them the game. Best for the home team were Pauric McLaughlin, Caolan McCann and Gerard McLaughlin. H-T 0-5 to 1-4 F-T 0-8 to 1-6 Senior Ladies Football: The Buncrana Senior Ladies Team played their latest league match in very windy conditions on Sunday at Scarvey against Gweedore. Buncrana, playing against the wind in the first half, couldn’t make as much of an impact as they would have liked, but did hold the in form Gweedore team at bay for the first 20 minutes. Gweedore then, backed by a very strong wind, took the lead with a volley of points in succession, to go in with a good lead at half time. With the wind in the second half, Buncrana took control of the game from the throw-in and got the game back to level pegging. Mainly thanks to some great defending from Martina Mullan and Catherine McLaughlin, as well as some great forward passing from Doreen McGee and Michelle Browne, great attacking runs from Caroline Gallagher and Maria Browne, and great battling for possession from Lauren Hegarty. However, Gweedore added some fresh legs to their squad at this point and managed to score 2 goals, to Buncrana’s 1 point in the last 10 minutes. Gweedore won by 5 points, keeping them on top of Division 3 for the moment. With 3 games played and 3 more to go in the league, Buncrana are sitting in a good position in mid-table; considering it is the clubs first adventure into Senior Ladies Gaelic Football. The girls now have a friendly match against Convoy on Wednesday evening in Convoy (throw-in 7.30pm) and their next league match against Termon on Sunday in Scarvey (throw-in 12noon). Training continues on Wednesday evening from 7.15pm and Friday evening from 8.00pm.Minor Hurling: The Minor Hurlers completed the league schedule at home against a good MacCumhaills side, with the match ending in an entertaining draw. As in most of their games this year the Scarvey Boys took the field with no actual minors making themselves available for selection, and had to take the field with 14 players. To the young boys credit this has never held them back and to a man have been able to compete against all Donegal teams and qualify for the B league final against the Ballybofey outfit (date to be confirmed). Thursday’s match was a tight game from the throw in, Goalie Tom Clare was in great form and his many save and accurate swift puc outs being the launch pad for many Buncrana scores. The full back line was marshalled by Donal Óg and was well supported Conor Mc Glynn, the half back line was led by seasoned campaigners Daniel Wilson and Conor Grant, ably supported by Darren Roe who will have been pleased by his hours work. In midfield duo of Jamie McLaughlin and Stephen Nelson were impressive throughout. The half forward line of Jack O’Loughlin, Sam Roe and Michael Farrell carried the main attacking threat and all three can be happy with their effort. In the full forward Aedan Stokes and Paul Nelson battled hard from the start, bearing in mind both were carrying injuries into the match and kindly offered to play, Caoimhin MacLochlainn.will have also been pleased by his industrious hours work. The management of this team would like to thank this group of dedicated hurlers for their hard work throughout the year to date and well deserve their place in the B league final. No doubt it is this group who will form a base for the club to once again field at Senior level in the not to distant future, and hopefully be supported by some returning older players who have lost out over the last few years due to the club not having enough players at the adult age to field. This age groups championship will not take place until after the exams. Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome. Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,720 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 8th May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-10-12-19 . There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:John Doherty (Boss), 6 Tirmacool ParkDanny Henderson, c/o BingoJean O’Flaherty, c/o Bar Christine Porter, 10 Carraig FernConor Gill, BackhillCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 2012 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

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