The Women’s World Cup Team stages are coming to a close, with groups A and B settled on Monday night.
The remaining four groups will be chosen over the coming days, with England’s movement to the knock-out stages already assured.
Phil Neville’s side can guarantee that they win Group D by beating Japan in Nice on Thursday night, however an draw will be sufficient to top the standings in any case.
Scotland’s undertaking is less straightforward: they should beat Argentina in Paris and expectation their goal contrast sees them qualify as a standout amongst the best third-place teams.
Group winners: France
Third-place, qualification pending: Nigeria
Eliminated: South Korea
Host country France top Group A with a 100 percent record and Norway take care of behind as sprinters up, having just suffered defeat to the hosts.
Nigeria must hold on to find their destiny. The Super Falcons can in any case complete as a standout amongst the best third-place teams, however a – 2 goal distinction does not support their motivation.
South Korea return home having lost each of the three of their World Cup group stage recreations for the second time in their history, and having additionally scored only one goal.
Group winners: Germany
Qualified in third place: China
Eliminated: South Africa
Germany take nine points and an ideal record into the thump out stages from Group B, having at last hit their walk in their last game against eliminated out South Africa.
Spain edged in front of third-place China on goal contrast after their stalemate on Monday, yet the two teams qualified as at any rate two third-place teams won’t coordinate their counts of four points.
South Africa, who led Spain for a long spell in their opening game before eventually losing 3-1, were eliminated following their defeat to Germany in Montpellier.
Group winners: Italy
Qualified in third place: Brazil
The most fervently challenged group in the tournament completed with Italy out on top, regardless of their ideal begin arriving at an end with defeat against Brazil.
Marta and co. qualify as a standout amongst the best third-place teams, however a reasonable gathering with hosts France in the last 16 is not exactly perfect.
Australia progress to play Norway, the runners-up from France’s group, after a roller-coaster of a group stage that ended with a dominant win over Jamaica.
Qualified: England, Japan
In the running: Argentina, Scotland
Britain and Japan have qualified and the winner of their gathering in Nice will win the group out and out. On the off chance that they draw, England will top Group D with seven points and Japan will be guaranteed of second spot.
Scotland sit base of Group D after two defeats in two games, with Shelley Kerr knowing her side must beat Argentina in Paris on Wednesday so as to advance.
The three points alone ought to be sufficient, insofar as Scotland complete with a superior objective contrast record than Chile, Thailand, New Zealand and Cameroon.
Qualified: Netherlands, Canada
In the running: Cameroon, New Zealand
The Netherlands and Canada have equipped for the thump out stages. The victor of their gathering in Reims on Thursday will top Group E and play the sprinters up of England’s group.
Cameroon and New Zealand have both lost their opening two games, however Cameroon sit in front of New Zealand by temperance of having really scored an objective.
Both can still qualify for the last 16, but both have to win and hope the results of other teams aiming for third place fall in their favour.
Qualified: United States, Sweden
In the running: Chile, Thailand
The United States and Sweden have qualified for the knock-out stages. The winner of Group F will be decided in Le Havre on Thursday, with the victory set to play Spain in the last 16.
The situation in the lower half of the table is much like Group E, only worse. Chile and Thailand have lost both opening games and have poor goal difference totals.
If Chile can beat Thailand handsomely, they have a slim chance of progression. Thailand on the other hand are all but eliminated. They need to make up a -17 goal difference.
Suni Lee is currently the best USA hope for individual all-around gold at Olympics
In stepping back, Simone Biles has introduced a worldwide conversation about the pressures that accompany the athletic ability, about the burdens put on teenagers and twenty-year-olds with the world watching.
In a lot more modest way, she likewise has introduced a free-for-all for the leftover all-around gymnasts, who presently have a shot at a gold that she has left unclaimed.
Assuming the United States needs the decoration that Biles is done defending, Sunisa “Suni” Lee is the smartest option to replace her on the medal stand after Jade Carey supplanted Biles on the U.S, team.
Lee, a 18-year-old born in St. Paul, Minn., to guardians of Hmong descent, as of now has been a breakout star of the Japan Olympics in the wake of lifting the Biles-less Americans to a silver decoration in the group competition this week, and presently will be among the top choices of a leader-less field in the all-around finals Thursday morning.
“With Simone in the mix, everyone was basically lobbying or fighting for silver,” Punnarith Koy, who first began coaching Lee when she was 6, said over the phone Wednesday. “But now it’s wide open, and Suni is definitely in the top-three conversation.”
Koy has watched Lee develop from a boisterous, humble 6-year-old who displayed at Midwest Gymnastics into the next great gymnastics hope for the United States.
He perceived the natural dynamism and balance she had quickly, regardless of whether the young lady didn’t have the foggiest idea about any of the terminology. He looked as 9-year-old Lee executed, on the high shaft, a front aeronautical to back handspring stepout — the very kind of move that helped Gabby Douglas win gold in London in 2012.
“She had that really quick-twitch good power,” said Koy, who still coaches at the gym. “That just came naturally. And she has this fearlessness about her.”
That mentality is the manner by which Koy trusts Lee separated and separates herself. At the point when she was developing, she would complete her exercises rapidly, which permitted the mentors to toss more at her, to test updates on flips, to zoom through more tumbles as others were stuck on the first workout.
As gymnasts develop and climb the levels, Koy said, “they realize this is a lot of work.” Some drop off, and Lee, who will go to Auburn, ascended.
Koy credits her drive to her folks, whose families emigrated from Laos. Her dad, John Lee, was deadened by a tumble off a stepping stool in 2019 only days before Lee had a public title meet. After his support, she joined in and performed in any case, winning gold in the lopsided bars and silver in the overall, simply tumbling to superhuman Biles.
In these Olympics, she completed third in qualifying the bill for the inside and out, behind Biles and Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade. Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova, both from Russia, additionally will be competitors.
Yet, there is no front-runner in the event that combines the difficulty score and execution scores from the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
As far as trouble, however, just Biles’ primers were more earnestly to pull off. On the off chance that Lee can execute a now and again strict difficult exercise, the gold would be hers.
“It’s just a matter of who makes mistakes,” Koy said.
In a news gathering this week, Lee said the starters for the lopsided bars, her claim to fame, were the “most pressure I’ve ever felt in my life.”
Biles, who is focusing in on her mental health, has felt that warmth, as well. However she was there directly next to her teammate, in any event, tolling in on questions presented to Lee.
Biles is there to help, But she isn’t there to compete in the inside and out any longer, which has opened a void that Lee could fill.
Tokyo Olympics: Momiji Nishiya, 13, became Japan’s first gold medal winner in Skateboarding
Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya amazed during the Olympic women’s skateboarding street competition. She coasted through a recreation center of rails, ramps and stairs meant to mimic city street parks at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.
At the point when she completed, she became Japan’s most youthful ever gold medal winner and one of the most youthful Olympic champions ever.
Nishiya’s success likewise sealed Japan’s mastery of the street competition. It appeared at these Summer Olympics and coordinators trust it mixes the global sports with youthful energy. Truth be told, half of the women in the eight-skateboarder last were 16 or more younger.
Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, a couple of months more younger than Nishiya took silver and another Japanese skateboarder Funa Nakayama won bronze. Nishiya’s triumph came the day after Japan’s Yuto Horigome took the gold in the men’s street competition.
The game is one of a few new games at the Olympics this year including surfing, three on three b-ball and rock climbing.
Melvin Ingram is signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers
Melvin Ingram’s first genuine taste of free agency endured well into July. It arrived at its decision Monday, with perfect timing to get pressed for a transition to western Pennsylvania.
Ingram is signing a one-year deal the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport announced. The signing came following Ingram’s Monday visit with the club.
Ingram had likewise attracted interest from the Chiefs and Dolphins this offseason, and will fill a hired soldier like requirement for the Steelers. Pittsburgh was looking for a veteran contributor on the edge following the free-specialist takeoff of Bud Dupree , while Ingram was in quest for work in the wake of going through his whole nine-year NFL career in Southern California with the Chargers.
Ingram is one sack short of 50 for his career, and with an opportunity to play inverse T.J. Watt, it’s probably he’ll arrive at that achievement in 2021, if he can stay sound. Ingram was limited to seven games last season because of a determined knee issue in 2020, his last mission with the Chargers.
With Ingram having signed on the dotted line, all that is left for the veteran to finish is a proficient move to Pittsburgh. Steelers rookies on the block and veterans report to training camp Wednesday.
Somewhere else in NFL news Monday:
- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce experienced a calf injury while preparing this late spring and his accessibility for the beginning of camp is in question, Rapoport detailed, per a source educated regarding the circumstance. Penetrate could miss time during camp, yet the injury isn’t required to save him off the field for the 2021 ordinary season. It’s a fascinating if not disappointing piece of information for Pierce, who was a critical expansion to the Vikings’ list over a year prior however presently can’t seem to play a game for Minnesota. In the wake of filling in as a dependably successful inside safeguard for Baltimore, Pierce marked a three-year, $27 million arrangement with the Vikings in March of 2020, however quit the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s met another obstacle not long before the beginning of camp in 2021.
In the midst of distress over his agreement, New England Patriots star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is available to a multi-year expansion or a one-year hop in compensation for 2021, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi revealed. The lasting Pro Bowler is set to make $7 million in what is the last year of his arrangement, definitely not exactly remarkable friends at his position. He’s because of report to instructional course July 27, giving the two sides to pound out an understanding, Giardi added.
- Geno Atkins is as yet searching for another group. He’ll begin effectively looking in no time. The previous Cincinnati Bengals guarded tackle was cleared for all football movement in mid-June, Rapoport revealed, in the wake of experiencing a torn rotator sleeve last season. Atkins, 33, will start taking visits and gauging interest from groups soon, Rapoport added. The veteran DT had spent the whole of his 11-year profession in Cincinnati prior to being delivered in March.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars consented to terms with first-round running back Travis Etienne on his four-year freshman arrangement, Rapoport detailed.
- The Miami Dolphins marked tackle Timon Parris. The 25-year-old hostile lineman went through last season with Washington and has played four vocation games.
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