The USWNT Is On To The Next Challenge — With An Eye

TeamThenNowDiff.ThenNowDiff.ThenNowDiff. Japan5638-183226-663-3 China3257+251017+7110 How the odds have changedOdds of advancing in the Women’s World Cup before the tournament started and after the group stage Norway3534-11313021-1 Italy14%43%+293%10%+70%0%0 France8077-35440-142019-1 Cameroon316+1314+3000 England6584+194150+9109-2 Spain3922-17147-6220 Germany7291+193552+171115+4 Nigeria129-332-1000 Australia6566+13133+275-2 Make QuartersMake SemifinalsWin World Cup Below the top three, it’s a bit of a crapshoot. England won all of its group-stage matches but is scoring less than xG suggests it should be. And it will have to contend with a Cameroon side that advanced to the knockout stages in dramatic fashion on Thursday thanks to a stoppage time goal from forward Ajara Nchout. The Netherlands won all of its group-stage matches and is the current European champion, but the Dutch are scoring more goals than xG suggest they should be and will have to beat a Japanese team that has underperformed so far.Australia’s World Cup has been a bit of a mixed bag, but the Matildas boast one of the best players in the world in Kerr. Canada has Christine Sinclair — who’s just two goals shy of tying Abby Wambach’s all-time international goal-scoring record — but it has to beat a very strong Sweden side next. All of this indicates that this tournament has already lived up to its billing as the most competitive in Women’s World Cup history, and we expect more of the same going forward.Still, the marquee potential matchup remains the U.S. vs. France next Friday. If both teams do what’s expected of them in the round of 16, the eventual World Cup champion might be decided by a quarterfinal at the Parc des Princes in Paris next week.Check out our latest Women’s World Cup predictions. USA7178+7464601824+6 Netherlands4762+152847+1979+2 Canada4359+152529+467+1 Brazil5323-29227-1642-2 Sweden5141-102217-443-1 The U.S. women’s national team faced its most difficult test at this World Cup so far in its match Thursday against Sweden, and it wasn’t much of a test at all. The 2-0 scoreline doesn’t reflect it, but the Americans dominated the Swedes from the first whistle to the last. They possessed the ball 61 percent of the match and created 13 scoring chances.1According to data from Opta Sports. Sweden, on the other hand, created just four chances and rarely looked threatening otherwise.Judging the U.S. women’s probability of winning the World Cup after their first two matches was tricky. They obliterated newcomers Thailand 13-0 and then handily swept Chile to the side 3-0, but neither opponent was expected to advance beyond the group stage, let alone make a run. The Americans were always favored to win those matches with ease. But Sweden entered the tournament with a chance — albeit a small one — of winning the whole thing, and the team has been a thorn in the USWNT’s side in the past.Blowouts in the first two matches didn’t say much about what the USWNT is capable of against top competition (although Norway, which won the World Cup in 1995, proved that blowout wins in the group stage can be a good omen). But the assertive performance against Sweden proved that the USWNT is ready for all comers.2Swedish coach Peter Gerhardsson rested some starters, notably defender Nilla Fischer.Having finished atop Group F, the Americans will play Group B second-place finishers Spain in the round of 16. The FiveThirtyEight model gives the Spanish a 22 percent chance of beating the Americans and advancing to the quarterfinals. Spain’s defense has been stingy — it has conceded just two goals in three group-stage matches — but the team has struggled to find the back of the net. The Spanish are scoring just one goal per 90 minutes — 1.2 goals fewer than their expected goals (xG) tally suggests they should be scoring.The upside for the Spanish: They are creating chances. The downside: They’ll be going up against an American side that hasn’t given up a goal and has conceded exactly zero big chances in their first three matches, according to data from Opta Sports. If Spain hopes to pull off the upset of the tournament, Jennifer Hermoso will have to capitalize on whatever chances she gets. The forward scored twice in the group stage, but her mark of 0.67 goals per 90 minutes is below what xG suggests she should have. If Hermoso can’t cash in, the Americans will probably advance to the quarterfinals.The USWNT’s likely opponent in the quarterfinals is host nation France. Les Bleues won all three of their group-stage matches — although one of those wins came as the result of a *cough* controversial VAR decision *cough* that gave star defender Wendie Renard two shots at scoring from the penalty spot against Nigeria — and the FiveThirtyEight model gives them a 77 percent chance of beating Brazil in the round of 16.But France might have preferred an opponent that didn’t include Marta. At 33, the Seleção legend is decidedly past her prime. But she’s the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the World Cup — men’s or women’s — for a reason, and she’s still capable of inspiring awe. And Magic Marta isn’t alone: Brazil forward Cristiane Roziera has four goals at this World Cup, which places her one behind Australia’s Sam Kerr and the U.S.’s Alex Morgan in the race for the Golden Boot. If Cristiane draws level with — or overtakes — Kerr and Morgan, the quarterfinal match everyone is anticipating might not even happen. That said, Brazil has to be the least happy of any team with its draw. According to our model, its odds of making the quarters dropped by 29 percentage points, the most of any team remaining.The Americans and the French might be the two most likely teams to win the tournament, but that doesn’t mean anyone should sleep on Germany. The Germans won all of their group-stage matches with relative ease and, along with the Americans, conceded the third-fewest shots on goal per 90 minutes. Not coincidentally, the Germans, like the Americans, didn’t concede a goal in the group stage. Our model gives them a 91 percent chance of beating Nigeria to advance to the quarterfinals and the third-best chance of winning the tournament.Indeed, the group stage didn’t end up telling us a whole lot that we didn’t know entering the World Cup. The top of our model looks a lot like it did before the tournament began. On June 7, it gave France the best chances of winning, the U.S. the second-best and Germany the third-best. France and the U.S. have since flip-flopped — the U.S. chances to win jumped from 18 percent to 24 percent, while the French chances to win fell to 19 percent from 20 percent. Germany’s chances to win jumped from 11 percent to 15 percent, but its chances to advance to the quarterfinals jumped by an astounding 19 percentage points to 91 percent. read more

One Take Greg Wells On Adele Canada HipHop Music Memoirs

first_img One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Greg Wells one-take-greg-wells-adele-canada-hip-hop-music-memoirs Email One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Halestorm In this episode, Wells tells us which is his go-to instrument for writing a song, his favorite hip-hop album of all time and his favorite Canadian artist. He also reveals the one word he would use to describe Adele and Keith Urban as well as what he thinks is the best produced album of all time.  Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton News Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take: Greg Wells On Adele, Canada, Hip-Hop & Music Memoirs One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 26, 2018 – 5:17 pm One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Khalid Prev Next One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Nick Cannoncenter_img One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Lights Watch: One Take With Dorothy Facebook One Take One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Logic One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Twitter Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Logic One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With The Mrs The GRAMMY-winning producer reveals what he thinks of Adele, his favorite Canadian artist, the best musical memoir he’s read, and moreJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jul 26, 2018 – 5:15 pm GRAMMY-winner Greg Wells wears many hats as a producer, musician, mix engineer and songwriter. He has worked with GRAMMY winners like Adele and Pharrell Williams and on The Greatest Showman movie. Recently, he sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com’s rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Logic Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch One Take With Superfruit Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

The Red Cross gives the 2020 Land Rover Defender the ol whatfor

first_imgEnlarge ImageShots of cars in sand dunes never get old. Land Rover We’re slowly approaching the point where Land Rover will finally pull back the veil on its hotly anticipated 2020 Defender SUV. However, today isn’t that day, which means we’ll have to live with more cool pictures of a camouflaged Defender for now. Shucks.Land Rover on Friday released a new smattering of pictures showing the 2020 Defender tackling the sand dunes in Dubai. Part of the Defender’s testing program ahead of its official unveiling, Land Rover teamed up with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to give this little ute the ol’ what-for in an area where its buyers are likely to travel.Out in Dubai, the Defender didn’t just whip around the dunes. It also tackled hairpin curves on the Jebel Jais highway. Temperatures shot past the triple-digit mark, which makes it a great place to suss out the Defender’s high-temp behavior, as well. It also tackled altitudes well above the one-mile mark, ensuring its engine doesn’t choke itself out when the air gets thin. Share your voice Land Rover Tags 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road Land Rover Post a comment 33 Photos SUVs Luxury cars Future Cars 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: Style, now with more substance Land Rover first announced the return of the Defender in late 2018, and it revealed that the model would finally return to the US, as well, following a 23-year absence. Its boxy good looks have remained hidden by camouflage, but Land Rover hasn’t been shy about throwing out a whole lot of teasers ahead of its anticipated debut, which could come as early as the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Even rumors have been few and far between. The most notable one we’ve heard about, though, is that the Defender will be available in three sizes — 90, 110 and 130, with the smallest being a three-door model. We’ve also seen what appears to be the Defender’s interior thanks to some clever spy shots. If you can’t afford one, don’t worry, because Lego has a Technic Defender coming out, which should be significantly easier on the wallet. 2020 Land Rover Defender hits the dunes of Dubai More From Roadshow 0 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommendlast_img read more

96 police officers promoted to SPs

first_imgpoliceIn the latest promotion in the police administration, 96 additional superintendents of police (SPs) have been elevated to the rank of superintendent of police, reports UNB.The home ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard.According to the notification signed by deputy secretary Md Ilias Hossain of the home ministry, the order will come into immediate effect.last_img