THE 2019 Women's World Cup kicks off today in France, so Google has dedicated a doodle to the big event. But when does the tournament start and what does the doodle mean? Here's what you need to know. When is the Women's World Cup? Last year the country was captivated as our boys made it to the semi-finals before losing to Croatia. Now it’s the women’s turn — and they are determined to go one better and bring the trophy home. The eighth edition of the World Cup — featuring 24 teams — kicks off in France today, with England playing their first game against Scotland on Sunday in Nice. The final will take place in one month, on July 7. Seven teams will be making their eighth consecutive appearance in the Women’s World Cup, including the American team, who return as defending champions looking to win their fourth title this year. Four teams will be making their Women’s World Cup debut in 2019: Chile, Scotland, South Africa, and … [Read more...] about Google Doodle today: Women’s World Cup 2019 kicks off in France
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By Amy MacBeath BBC Sport Scotland 13 May From the section Scottish Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47870228 Read more about sharing. For 23 Scottish footballers, this summer's World Cup finals will be the pinnacle of their careers. For another handful, it could be the most difficult few weeks they have lived through.Shelley Kerr has used more than 30 players since taking charge of the Scotland women's national team after Euro 2017, but on Wednesday she will announce the names of those who will travel to France for the group games with England, Japan and Argentina, and maybe even further fixtures beyond that.The Scotland head coach will spend the start of this week making some dreams come true and shattering others in a series of phone calls, before the side's final warm-up contest … [Read more...] about Women’s World Cup: Who will Scotland coach Shelley Kerr select?
By Tom Garry BBC Sport 8 Apr From the section Women's Football Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/47834408 Read more about sharing. Women's international friendly - England v SpainDate: Tuesday, 9 April Kick-off: 19:00 BST Venue: The County Ground, SwindonCoverage: Watch live on BBC Two from 18:30 and on the BBC Sport website and app.If you ask most international footballers about fluid dynamics, ductility or Newton's laws of motion, they will probably look back at you with an expression as vacant as one of the largest voids in the universe.Not so with Spain right-back and 'rocket scientist' Celia Jimenez Delgado, who has a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama and will be on a mission with her country at the upcoming Women's World Cup.After helping propel 'La Roja' to … [Read more...] about Celia Jimenez Delgado: Spain’s rocket scientist shooting for World Cup glory
Sport by Press Association 27/01/2019, 2:47 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Bryson DeChambeau hailed the latest vindication of his unique method after claiming a remarkable fourth win in his last nine events with a commanding victory in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. DeChambeau carded a closing 64 at Emirates Golf Club to set a new tournament record of 24 under par and finish seven shots clear of England’s Matt Wallace. Wallace birdied the 18th to shoot 68 and claim outright second, a shot ahead of Ryder Cup team-mates Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia, 2011 champion Alvaro Quiros and England’s Paul Waring. Beginning the day with a one-shot lead, DeChambeau made the ideal start with a hat-trick of birdies and put the result beyond doubt with an eagle from just six feet on the 10th and another birdie on the next. The 25-year-old briefly gave the chasing pack a glimmer of hope with a bogey on the 12th following an errant drive, but … [Read more...] about ‘Golfing scientist’ DeChambeau hails winning formula as hot streak continues
Five-year-old Isaac Brook adores football, supports Tottenham Hotspur and loves playing with his brother. He has just started school in rural Oxfordshire and is eagerly learning to read. “He’s taken to school like a duck to water. He loves it. He’s very sociable and good at making friends,” says his mother, Lydia. In other words, he is a very normal, happy little boy. Yet there is something remarkable about Isaac. His early progress through life has helped to set the standard for other children across the world. Isaac is one of more than 1,300 children in five countries – Brazil, India, Italy, Kenya and the UK – whose growth and neurodevelopment has been tracked and compared from the earliest days in the womb until the age of two. Led by a team at the University of Oxford, the INTERGROWTH-21st Project is set to have a profound impact on the way we view, feed and educate our children. It has shown for the first time that children are born physically … [Read more...] about Some are born great? No, with the right start in life we all have the same chance to succeed