Canada striker Christine Sinclair beats all-time goal-scoring record

first_imgCANADA striker Christine Sinclair has beaten the goal-scoring record in men’s and women’s international football.She goes ahead of retired American Abby Wambach on 185 goals after scoring twice in the first 23 minutes as Canada beat St Kitts & Nevis 11-0 in a 2020 Olympics qualifier.The highest goalscorer in men’s international football remains Iran’s Ali Daei on 109 goals.Sinclair, 36, was making her 290th international appearance.“I remember starting my career and thinking, ‘I have so many goals to get to’ but sort of having my eye on the record as a 16-year-old,” Sinclair told BBC Sport last year as she played at her fifth World Cup.All-time top goalscorers in international football (*still playing)1) Christine Sinclair* (Canada) – 185 6) Carli Lloyd* (USA) – 1222) Abby Wambach (USA) – 184 7) Julie Fleeting (Scotland) – 1163) Mia Hamm – (USA) – 158  8) Marta* (Brazil) – 1124) Kristine Lilly (USA) – 130  9) Patrizia Panico (Italy) – 1105) Birgit Prinz (Germany) – 128 10) Ali Daei (Iran) -109A 20-YEAR INTERNATIONAL CAREERSinclair began her club career in Vancouver but has spent the past decade in the United States playing for Gold Pride, Western New York Flash and Portland Thorns.She made her international debut at 16 and three years later helped Canada to a fourth-place finish at the 2003 Women’s World Cup – their best-ever finish.The Canadian went on to break the record of most goals scored by a woman at a single Olympics with six in 2012, hitting a hat-trick in the 4-3 semi-final defeat by the USA, before picking up a bronze medal.She finished the tournament as Canada’s flag-bearer and four years later led them to another third-place finish.Her 10th World Cup goal, against the Netherlands in France in 2019, meant she had scored in five tournaments – an achievement only matched by Brazilian legend Marta.Sinclair, who remains Canada’s most-capped footballer, aims to compete in this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Muguruza new No 1, Stephens returns to top 20

first_img8. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 44109. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 3770 (+1)10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 3502 (+2)11. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 346012. Madison Keys (USA) 3403 (+4)13. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 3310 (+1)14. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3156 (-8)15. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 3095 (-1)16. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 2764 (+6)17. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2711 (+66)18. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 2295 (-1)19. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 2140 (-1)20. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 2135 (-1)Selected:22. Serena Williams (USA) 2030 (-7)103. Maria Sharapova (RUS) 605 (+43)Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | Garbine Muguruza officially became world number one for the first time on Monday, as Sloane Stephens soared back into the top 20 after her surprise US Open triumph.Wimbledon champion Muguruza takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top of the rankings, after the Czech’s quarter-final defeat in New York by Coco Vandeweghe.Stephens, who was ranked 957th six weeks ago after a long injury absence, jumps 66 places to world number 17 after winning 15 of her last 17 matches, including the 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of fellow American Madison Keys in Saturday’s US Open final.Keys is up four spots to number 12 after reaching a maiden Grand Slam final. Seven-time major champion Venus Williams, 37, has returned to the top five for the first time since January 2011, while her sister Serena, who gave birth to her first child during the US Open, drops out of the top 20 for the first time in six years.Maria Sharapova, who reached the fourth round in her first Grand Slam appearance after serving a doping ban, is closing back in on the top 100.Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who started the year as the world number one, slipped eight places to 14th after seeing her US Open title defence ended in the first round by Naomi Osaka.WTA top 20 on September 11:1. Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 6030 points (+2)2. Simona Halep (ROU) 59653. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5640 (+1)4. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5520 (-3)5. Venus Williams (USA) 4756 (+4)6. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4640 (-1)7. Johanna Konta (GBR) 4520last_img read more

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Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

first_imgLewis Hamilton said the problem of racism was not confined to America But he added: “There can be no peace until our so-called leaders make change. This is not just America, this is the UK, this is Spain, this is Italy and all over.“The way minorities are treated has to change, how you educate those in your country of equality, racism, classism and that we are all the same!“We are not born with racism and hate in our hearts, it is taught by those we look up to.”Basketball legend Jordan joined a chorus of voices from the NBA, NFL and other US sports demanding change for black Americans, but the calls weren’t limited to the United States.French footballer Marcus Thuram and England international Jadon Sancho both called for justice for Floyd after scoring in Germany’s Bundesliga. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.The Mercedes driver warned “I know who you are and I see you” as he accused his fellow drivers of “staying silent” following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during his arrest in Minneapolis.The videotaped incident has triggered unrest in several cities and led to an outpouring of condemnation from top athletes including Michael Jordan and Serena Williams.“I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.“Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white-dominated sport. I’m one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone.“I would have thought by now you would see why this happens and say something about it but you can’t stand alongside us. Just know I know who you are and I see you.”Hamilton, the six-time world champion, said he supported only peaceful protesters, not those who have looted stores and set fire to buildings.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DERMOT HIGGINS IN FINE FORM AT BARNHILL

first_imgLETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB REPORTS/NEWS: SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER:Wednesday 30th Open, played in glorious sunshine for this time of year, drew another large entry to Barnhill’s beautifully manicured fairways and quick, true greens that people were overheard stating that you wouldn’t have had better in Portugal or Spain!Taking advantage of the calm was cat 4 member Dermot Higgins [22] returning a winning score of 38pts., albeit on an unprecedented nine [9] way B.O.T. With 20pts on back nine, Dermot relegated long hitting Eddie Margey [11] to runner-up on the countback. Eddie, with the help of a birdie at Barnhill [16th], also returned an inward nine of 20pts but would rue that double bogey back at 6th. In third place was Liam Shovlin [14], also with 20pts on back nine but a double bogey at Candalabra [15th] saw him lose out on top spot.Gross was won by Don Ponsonby [5] with 33 gross pts which included birdies at 5th, 9th and 16th but also double bogeys at 4th and 13th.Saturday 3rd October Open will be long remembered by the affable James Mc Fadden [13] for, with the help of an eagle two at Crievesmith [9th], where he used a 3 wood and 3 iron to record 22pts on outward nine,  James returned a winning score of 41pts to pip runner-up Shay Henry [13] who finished on 40pts.With 20pts each nine, Shay would have cause to rue his ‘blank’ at 9th but, with the help of B.O.T., relegated Gabriel Mc Nulty [21] to third place, Gabriel also recording a ‘no score’ at the par three 13th, Hunters Home.Gross prizewinner was single figure member Kieran Sweeney [6] with 34 gross points. Kieran’s card reading level par gross thru 8th, bogey at 9th, ‘blank’ at 13th, birdie at 16th and eagle at  par five18th,  where he pitched in from seventy yards for three.Sunday 4th confined competition was won by ‘low man’ Simon Stephens [3] who found both the weather and the course very much to his liking!With a level par round, 72 gross, Simon ‘s dropped shots were cancelled out by birdies at Sliabh Sneacht [4th], Settlement [11th] and Sheep Hill [12th], giving him a points total of 39 and, on the countback, edged junior member Jack Patton [4] into second spot.Jack, with 20pts on front nine consisting of birdies at 2nd and 9th but also a ‘blank’ at Ramsay’s Isle [7th], then recorded bogeys at 15th and 17th before finishing with another birdie at Bridal Path [18th].In third place was Charlie Mc Laughlin [13] with 38pts but again, despite a birdie at Swilly [3rd], lost out due to a double bogey at 15th and a ‘no score’ at Aughaninshin [17th]. Gross was again won by Kieran Sweeney with 32 gross points.Congratulations to that awesome club pairing of Roy Mc Crory and Michael Costello, winners of the club’s Murphy Maintenance sponsored pairs matchplay trophy.Diary Dates:Thursday October 29th at 9pm in Clubhouse – A Night at the Races. Horses can be purchased at €10 each and purchasers name their own horse. Monies raised is going to pay for the tee box construction that is currently ongoing. Tickets can be purchased through club President Anne Condon or through the mens, ladies or parent club members.The new season of music nights started on Saturday last with the  mecurical Gay Mc Intyre and what an exceptional night of music it was.With up to one hundred people enjoying unchained melodies from a mixture of Jazz, Waltz, Folk, Favourites etc.,  this Saturday, 10th, we will be equally entertained by Swing Men. Entertainment is free and open to anyone.GOLF NEWS: DERMOT HIGGINS IN FINE FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more

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Warriors-Jazz cheatsheet: Utah is reeling, but don’t count them out

first_imgThe Utah Jazz are in the midst of a losing stretch, dropping four of their last five games. However, if history is any indicator, a run could be around the corner. Golden State is hoping they aren’t the first victim of a Jazz turnaround.Get to know all about the Jazz below. Where/When: Vivint Smart Home Arena, 6 p.m. (NBCSBA) Jazz projected starting lineup: Jae Crowder, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Ricky Rubio, Donovan MitchellJazz stock report: In what seems like an annual …last_img

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Raiders Antonio Brown loses grievance, but plans on returning to team

first_imgNAPA — Wide receiver Antonio Brown was denied in his bid to wear his old helmet by an arbitrator Monday, but indicated on social media he intended to join the Raiders, thus ending speculation he might retire.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who earlier in the morning outlined the league’s argument in what he termed “background information” confirmed Brown’s grievance had been denied.The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Brown’s response on Twitter made it clear he has no …last_img

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SA ‘must speed up housing delivery’

first_imgThe first phase of the project has delivered about 2 433 freehold stands of which 1 192 have been earmarked for subsidised housing while close to 1 000 units have been turned into RDP houses. The Lufhereng forms part of the western extension of Soweto, and is said to be the largest low-cost housing development to take place in the area. RDP, bonded housing “We are now discussing in order to have the money increased, because if we want to move at a speed that is needed … we will need more money,” he said. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has acknowledged that the demand for housing in South Africa remains very high, and that the government will need to speed up its plans to address a backlog estimated at over two-million. “You must remember that there are thousands of others out there who are not as lucky as you, so if you don’t want the house just give it back to us, please don’t sell it because you say it’s yours, government has given it to you,” she said. 18 August 2010 “It is going to take us time, but we will get there, it’s going to take one step at a time,” he said during the launch. that also coincided with a symbolic hand-over of house keys to six new beneficiaries.center_img More than 12-million South Africans are in dire need of proper homes, with more than 60% of this number living in urban areas. Sexwale said the government’s new human settlements approach, and the Breaking New Ground policy adopted by Cabinet, would aim at lowering the backlog in “the shortest possible time”. Sexwale said the project would offer families a range of options depending on income levels. These include fully subsidised 40 square metre homes, credit-linked 45 and 50 square metre units, and those that will give owners an option of a bond. Earlier, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane urged the beneficiaries of the new houses to resist the temptation of selling their properties through profit-making schemes. Speaking at the launch of Lufhereng Housing Project, a new housing development initiative situated in Soweto, on Tuesday, Sexwale agreed that the R18-billion set aside by National Treasury for housing would not be enough to meet the current housing challenges. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Gore to address conference in South Africa

first_imgFormer US vice president Al Gore, a world-renowned climate change activist, is theheadline speaker at this year’s DiscoveryInvest Leadership Summit.(Image: Climate Criris)Medical doctor and academic MamphelaRamphele spoke at the 2010 event.(Image: Discovery Invest Summit) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lauren Anceriz  HKLM Protactic  +27 11 882 9272 RELATED ARTICLES • Manuel to head global green fund • African projects to save the earth • Zille to receive Geiger Award• Obama inspires tomorrow’s leaders • Joburg’s glittering earth hourSource: HKLM ProtacticSome of the world’s most intelligent minds will share their leadership strategies and insights into global financial, economic and management issues at this year’s Discovery Invest Leadership Summit, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 21 September.This year’s event is the third edition. Speakers at the inaugural event in 2009 included Sir Richard Branson, Canadian writer Malcolm Gladwell and local businesswoman Wendy Luhabe.The following year featured Discovery CEO Adrian Gore, American thought leader Nassim Taleb, academic and doctor Mamphela Ramphele and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.This year, Al Gore, former US vice president and notable opinion leader on climate change, is confirmed as the headline speaker.Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Gore is a committed environmental activist, and his bestselling book An Inconvenient Truth was turned into an Academy Award-winning documentary. He also won a Grammy Award in 2009 for the audio book version. In 2007 he was a runner-up for Time magazine’s person of the year.On the local front, Graça Machel and Maria Ramos are included in the distinguished line-up.Machel, the third wife of former president Nelson Mandela, is internationally respected in her own right as a champion for women and children.She is currently a member of The Elders, a group of world leaders that includes Mandela, Bishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. She still works tirelessly in her home country of Mozambique to address human rights issues there.Ramos is the CEO of South Africa’s Absa banking group, a Barclays subsidiary. In 2009 she was named as one of Fortune magazine’s top ten female global leaders. Ramos is married to former finance minister Trevor Manuel.Thought leaders to speakThe list of speakers also includes New York economics professor Nouriel Roubini, who made Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 and Global Thinkers lists in 2010. Foreign Policy is currently owned by the Washington Post Company.Also taking to the podium are bestselling author Ricardo Semler, MD of Brazil’s Semco S/A group; Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and author of The Long Tail and Free; and Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University, and a New York Times bestselling author.In 2007 Anderson was named as one of Time‘s most influential people, while Ariely is the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and is a former MIT lecturer.Semler, who received an MBA from Harvard Business School at 21, is globally respected for his business management policies, and in 1990 was named the Latin American businessman of the year by The Wall Street Journal America Economia.last_img read more

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Value Creation First. Rapport Building Second.

first_imgIt used to be customary that the salesperson to try to connect and develop rapport with a prospective client before tackling the business agenda they suggested when they scheduled the meeting. The salesperson would sit down in the prospective client’s office and look for something they had in common. They’d ask about the pictures on the client’s desk, especially pictures of their children. Or they would look for signs about what their prospective clients interests were, including things like where they went to college, what their hobbies are, or what kind of car they drive.Now, because everyone has more work to do in less time, and because so many companies are operating lean, most prospective clients aren’t willing to suffer through the rapport-building exercise first. Instead, they’re more interested in a business conversation and agenda.Value Creation FirstIf you cannot create commercial, economic, or strategic value during a sales call, you are unlikely to get the opportunity to develop a relationship with the prospective client. They are not going to waste time allowing you to build rapport and invest in a relationship with someone who cannot help them produce better results.By putting the business agenda first, and you prove yourself as a professional. When you ask your prospective client for a meeting, you suggested that you could help them produce better business results, not find a personal ground that would allow you to attempt to build rapport and develop a relationship. The relationship your prospective client is interested in developing is a commercial relationship. A commercial relationship does not preclude a friendship, but it does require create value for the prospective client as it pertains to their business.Rapport SecondThe greater the value you create in a commercial sense, the more likely you are to have the opportunity to develop the rapport and relationship that allows you to create a deeper preference to work with you. This is the normal course today, with the commercial and economic value creation happening first, and the reporting relationship building happening later, only because no one wants to invest in a relationship with someone with whom they are not intending to do business with.This is a generalization. All generalizations are lies, including this one. There are some people in some places where moving to the business agenda without the rapport-building and relationship building formalities is a mistake. Most of the time in sales you are not working in situations where there is black or white approaches. You have to be comfortable working in the gray. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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India as the cynosure of all eyes

first_imgDesi mania, Hindustani furore, or desi fever, call it what you will but India is in fashion. Currently India is the biggest international trend. Once a far dream, the transition from “trendbots” to trend-setters is now a reality. Brand India is in vogue, it is the flavour of the season across platforms- whether it is fashion, music, celebrities or sports.The IT revolution, “India shining,” the call centre craze and luxury brands were phase one that positioned us as an important global face; but a new era ushers in a fresh focus.International designers, celebrities and musicians are all trying to make in-roads into our urban hubs. The latest wave of global names that have recently launched their stores in the country include brands like Hackett, Simon Carter, Roberto Cavalli, to name a few. Renowned musicians and DJs are booking gigs here as well. The prestigious lineup boasts of big names like Enrique Iglesias, Norah Jones, Pitbull and Sean Paul who will perform this year while Megadeath, Lady Gaga, Avici, David Guetta, and Shakira have already seen packed houses. 2011 saw the successful launch of Formula 1 and its second season has all eyes focused on us.Conversely, fashion weeks abroad boasted of designers who featured India inspired collections for Spring/Summer 2013. Haute couture fashion labels and celebrity favourites like Marchesa, Vera Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Mathew Williamson, Joseph Altuzarra and Etro all presented India inspired collections. The sexy sari, the slinky churidar and the humble kurti were introduced in a unique avatar.While it’s not the first time that India has inspired fashion what was first a one-off thing is now a mainstream rage. Desi celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut are getting front row seats at London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Even footwear, and ethnic Indian jewellery like Polki necklaces and earrings are a favourite on the international red carpet.The obsession with Frieda Pinto may very well be replaced by a fascination for actress Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood’s latest entrant on the international circuit. Piggy Chops launched her singing career with an international debut, being signed by an international record label.China may very well be eons ahead of us in the superpower race but we might just beat them when it comes to fashion and accessories. It’s designers of Indian origin like Prabal Gurung, Rachel Roy, Manish Arora and Bibhu Mohapatra that are dressing political heavyweights across the world and by the looks of it 2013 is all set to be an Indian summer.Ash has runway ablazeBollywood’s leading celebrities are busy attending Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s wedding, however, tinsel town’s favourite bahu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is busy at work.The leading actress was in the capital on Monday to unveil the new Longines Saint Imier Collection of watches and celebrate its 180th anniversary.The leading actress walked the runway looking absolutely glamorous in a body hugging black gown.Ash seems back in shape and well on her way to regaining a sexy and slim figure. Silencing her critics, Aishwarya showed off a toned fit figure and even flaunted enviable curves in this floor length number.A silly slanging matchStolen designs and spiteful words are a regular feature in India’s fashion story.The latest scandal involves two leading designers, Manish Malhotra and Ritu Kumar; their sorry saga revolves around the Saifeena wedding. Both maintain they designed Kareena’s much talked about wedding ensemble.First it was Ritu Kumar who released a sketch of the ensemble to the press but Manish Malhotra countered her claim. “I am doing Kareena Kapoor’s wedding not Ritu Kumar… For the past two weeks, workers in my unit have been restoring Sharmila ji’s old wedding lehenga that Bebo will wear for her nikaah on the 16th,” he told a daily.While Ritu Kumar remains tight lipped, actress and Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore came to her defence, stating, “I had given Ritu my mother in law’s wedding gharara to be restored and embellished and she has been working on it for a while now. Kareena is wearing that for the wedding ceremony. As for Manish Malhotra, he is a dear friend of hers (Kareena) and is doing the other wedding outfits, as well as some for different functions.”PM’s dressing sets the tone for her visitAustralian Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrived in the capital on Monday on a three-day official visit to the country.While the diplomatic talks being held between the two nations are aimed at improving bilateral ties, diplomatic fashion may well be the very first step.Dressed in a formal black skirt-suit, paired with a royal blue blouse, it was clearly evident that Gillard means business.It is a fact well known that power dressing ostensibly plays a big part when trying to project a certain image; this official deglamorised first look served that purpose to the T. Gillard is famous for her prim and proper attire and usually sticks to business suits. Even on day two, for a visit to a cricket camp for underprivileged kids at Asha project site, she stuck to her signature style, opting to wear a chic white jacket paired with navy blue trousers. She was spotted cheering on young girls while they played a game of cricket.Just when one thought that Ms Gillard would keep up the strong look and dress in monotones for the duration of her visit, later in the day she surprised everyone by wearing a bright orange blazer.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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