Referees announced for weekend’s matches

first_imgThe Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association has announced the list of match officials for the weekend games in the Glo Premier League.Below is the list of referees and assistants for match-day-12 on Saturday and Sunday.Saturday, December 22Match: Edubiase vs. AshantiGoldVenue: Gyamfi ParkReferee: Reginald Lathbridge Assistant 1: David AgyinAssistant 2: Frank Bossman4th Official: David KumahSunday, December 23/b>Match: Hearts of Oak vs. Aduana Venue:Accra Sports StadiumReferee: Ernest BaafiAssistant 1: Richard AppiahAssistant 2: Kennedy Bentil4th Official: Eku Boateng Match: Tema Youth vs. Heart of LionsVenue: Tema StadiumReferee: Theresa BremansuAssistant 1: Samuel O. BoatengAssistant 2: Ben Samari 4th Official: Sylvester AdzokuMatch: Dwarfs vs. AmidausVenue: Robert Mensah StadiumReferee: Seidu BomisonAssistant 1: Tanko Ganiyu Assistant 2: Alhassan Yahaya4th Official: S.B. BorteyMatch: Wa All Stars vs. LibertyVenue: Wa ParkReferee: O.B. Amankwah Assistant 1: Joseph SeyAssistant 2: Benjamin Cudjoe4th Official: Daniel DorgbetorMatch: Berekum Chelsea vs. KotokoVenue: Golden City ParkReferee: Jonathan TettehAssistant 1: David LaryeaAssistant 2: Ashitey Armah4th Official: Nuhu LimanMatch: Medeama vs. ArsenalsVenue: T&A ParkReferee: Daniel OffeiAssistant 1: Lawrence AntwiAssistant 2: Abraham Jackson4th Official: Uriah GlahMatch: King Faisal vs. RTUVenue: Baba Yara StadiumReferee: Wonder DakudziAssistant 1: Michael AgbenuzahAssistant 2: Paul Atimaka4th Official: J.A. Amenyalast_img read more

Warriors hand depleted Clippers their 5th straight loss as Boogie Cousins fouls out of debut

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousGolden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, talks with assistant coach Jarron Collins before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes up for a dunk as Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari watches during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, is defended by Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, center, dunks as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, and Warriors forward Draymond Green watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, grapples with Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, center, as Clippers forward Tobias Harris defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, center, shoots as Golden State Warriors forwards Kevin Durant, left, and Kevon Looney defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, center, goes up for a dunk as Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, and forward Danilo Gallinari defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, defends Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Cousins had 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes before fouling out of his season debut. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, pats center DeMarcus Cousins, center, on the chest as forward Draymond Green smiles during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, left, watches as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry takes an inbound pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, right, reaches reaches for the ball as he defends against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, left; Draymond Green, second from left; Stephen Curry, third from left; DeMarcus Cousins, second from right; and Klay Thompson, right, walk on the court along with Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, center, and guard Avery Bradley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, center, reaches for a rebound along with Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, left, and forward Tobias Harris during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, reaches in on Los Angeles Clippers center Boban Marjanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins gestures after scoring during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat, center, shoots as Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers yells at referees during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant waits during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, left, and forward Kevin Durant defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, top center, falls after colliding with Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, below, as Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Warriors forward Kevon Looney, right, watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, top, goes to the basket over Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 112-94. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, talks with assistant coach Jarron Collins before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes up for a dunk as Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari watches during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 28Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, left, goes up for a dunk as Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari watches during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Despite a game effort from the depleted Clippers, the Golden State Warriors are 1-0 in the DeMarcus Cousins era.With all of Staples Center’s 19,068 seats filled, ESPN screening the game nationally and reporters from across the country having descended to bear witness to Boogie’s debut as a Golden State Warrior on Friday, the Clippers held the Warriors in check as long as they could before falling 112-94.Cousins had 14 points in 15 minutes before fouling out and Golden State (32-14) pulled away in the fourth quarter for its seventh consecutive win. With a four-game trip looming, the Clippers (24-21) lost their season-worst fifth in a row, dropping to ninth in the Western Conference standings.“I felt like a kid on Christmas,” said Cousins, who had been out since Jan. 26, 2018, when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while playing for New Orleans. “It’s been a long journey. This is probably one of the best days of my life, just being out there on the floor again playing the game that I love.” Another 3-pointer by Andre Iguodala and the lead abruptly was 18.“It didn’t go well,” Rivers said of the lineup that started the final quarter. “But we had to give guys a blow, you know?”The Warriors kept the Clippers at bay from then on, though it wasn’t quite the onslaught they’d produced in some of their recent victories.Golden State steamrolled into Friday’s game having scored at least 142 points in three of its past four games, when it shot 52.6 percent from the field and 47.7 from 3-point range.The Clippers, meanwhile, came in struggling defensively, having allowed 120 points per game in their previous four losses.“First thing Pat said when he walked in the locker room was, ‘Hey guys, we followed the game plan!’ ” Rivers said. “He didn’t say it with those words, he used other words – but we did.”For the Warriors, who shot 49.4 percent and collected 31 assists on Friday, Steph Curry finished with 28 points, Kevin Durant had 24 and Klay Thompson had 14. The Warriors shot just 9 for 37 from 3-point range on a night when Curry made only three from long range and Thompson missed all four of his 3-point attempts.Cousins, who signed a one-year $5.3 million contract with the Warriors as a free agent last summer, shot 5 for 11 from the floor and added six rebounds and three assists.“I think inserting Cuz in the lineup gave us some great energy,” said Durant, who has previously dealt with serious foot injuries. “I know that feeling coming back from injury. I was out for three months and I was like, ‘Man, this is so exciting.’ So a year, I’m excited for him as we move forward this season to feel like one of us again.”For the Clippers (who shot 36.1 percent and finished with just 11 assists), no one beside Harris or Gilgeous-Alexander scored more than seven points.Without Williams and Gallinari to help space the floor with their shooting, the Warriors’ defense effectively collapsed on Montrezl Harrell, holding him to four points, his second-lowest total this season.“Listen, we didn’t have a lot of scoring out on the floor tonight,” Rivers said. “We made a lot of passes and guys got shots, but we just couldn’t make shots. With Lou not playing and Gal not playing, you’re probably going to struggle offensively a little bit.”center_img It wasn’t nearly as delightful a day for the Clippers. Tasked with facing the two-time defending champion Warriors, who were, terrifyingly, at full strength for the first time (at least until Cousins fouled out with 8:51 to play), the Clippers were substantially less than whole.Shortly before the game came news that Lou Williams (18.7 points per game) was being held out with a sore hamstring that could keep him out for another couple of games, Coach Doc Rivers said. Then, with about four minutes left in the first quarter, Danilo Gallinari (19.4) left the game after taking a hit, his night ended prematurely by lower back spasms.And by game’s end, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (four points, seven rebounds) fouled out.Yet, with Tobias Harris (28 points, nine rebounds) and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (a career-high-tying 24 points, to go with five assists) keying the effort, the Clippers trailed only 51-50 at halftime and then fought back from a 14-point third-quarter deficit to reduce it to 81-72 entering the fourth.But in the final quarter, the Warriors sank their teeth into an experimental lineup of Johnathan Motley, Jerome Robinson, Boban Marjanovic, Tyrone Wallace and Beverley, and Cousins immediately drained back-to-back 3-pointers to increase the lead to 87-72.last_img read more

Women’s World Championship 2019: USA edges past Canada in group play

first_imgMulti-point efforts from Brianne Jenner, Sarah Nurse and Brigette Lacquette weren’t enough for Canada in its latest meeting with the United States.The Americans claimed a 3-2 group stage win over their closest rivals on Saturday at the 2019 Women’s World Championship, thanks to goals by Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofield and Annie Pankowski. It was another nail-biter between teams that have always played each other closely, with Pankowski’s second-period power play marker the difference. Not surprisingly, the game also featured frequent trips to the penalty box for both teams, with 13 penalties called in total (the U.S. held a 7-6 edge). What was a mild surprise was the presence of Emerance Maschmeyer in the Canadian net, with veteran Shannon Szabados given the day off after shutting out Switzerland on Thursday.Canada scores, schedule, how to live streamAnother USA vs CAN game that goes down to the wire. That’s why I call this the best rivalry in hockey. It’s always so damn tight.— Mike Murphy (@DigDeepBSB) April 6, 2019The result sees the U.S. move to the top of Group A with a perfect 2-0 record after two games. Canada falls to a tie with Finland for second place in the group at 1-1. MORE: 10 players to watch at the 2019 Women’s World ChampionshipAnnie Pankowski fires home an absolute rocket to put the Americans🇺🇸 ahead of the Canadians🇨🇦 3-2 at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship 🚀 pic.twitter.com/HmQGrDXIji— TSN (@TSN_Sports) April 6, 2019As is the norm when these teams meet, the game was hotly contested throughout. Each of the first two times the Americans scored, Canada answered in kind. Ultimately, it was the U.S. who came out on top, despite being outshot 33-30 by a Canadian team missing captain Marie-Philip Poulin.last_img read more