IDI chairman Daeng M. Fiqih told The Jakarta Post that the association had coordinated with the national COVID-19 task force and relevant departments to ensure the availability of protective equipment in hospitals and health facilities so as to prevent more deaths among health workers.“Hospitals should issue a special policy that temporarily prohibits health personnel with comorbidities and those who are at higher risk [of contracting the coronavirus] from working,” he said, adding that health professionals should also be required to regularly take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to ensure a safe working environment.Furthermore, he also urged hospitals to create a work schedule in accordance with doctors’ physical health to prevent fatigue, which makes them more vulnerable to the virus.“Every stakeholder should work together to support hospitals in implementing those measures,” Daeng said.Read also: For some Indonesians, COVID-19 stigma worse than disease It is known that 100 doctors have died from COVID-19 as the number of cases and fatalities across the archipelago continue to mount, according to the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).The IDI broke the news on Monday in a written statement, which also included a list of names of health professionals who had succumbed to the contagious respiratory disease.Among them are doctors from Airlangga University’s School of Medicine and Soetomo Hospital in Surabaya, East Java – Miftah Fawzy Sarengat and Putri Wulan Sukmawati. In Medan, North Sumatra, two doctors — Daud Ginting, 66, and Edwin Parlindungan Marpaung, 44 — died from COVID-19 while receiving treatments in different hospitals on Sunday.Daud died at 2 a.m. on Sunday following a week of treatment at Martha Friska Multatuli Hospital, which he was referred and admitted to after previously being hospitalized for a week at Mitra Sejati Hospital, said Wijaya Juwarna, the chairman of IDI’s Medan chapter.The late doctor, who previously worked at Pirngadi Hospital, succumbed to the disease at the same hospital where his wife was being treated after testing positive for COVID-19, Wijaya said. “As of [Monday], Daud’s wife is still undergoing intensive treatment at Martha Friska Multatuli Hospital,” he told the Post on Monday.Edwin, an orthopedic doctor, died at Columbia Asia Hospital in Medan at 9:44 p.m. on Sunday, Wijaya added.The Health Ministry announced 2,858 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 172,053. According to data released by the ministry on Sunday, 82 more people have died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 7,343.Earlier this month, IDI spokesperson Halik Malik said the majority of doctors who died from COVID-19 were between 28 and 39 years old.Topics :
Pan-democratic legislator, Chu Hoi Dick center, scuffles with security guards during a Legislative Council’s House Committee meeting in Hong Kong, Monday, May 18, 2020. AP The legislature’s House Committee, which vets bills and decides when to present them for a final vote, had been without a chairperson for more than six months. The central government in Beijing criticized deputy chairperson and pro-democracy lawmaker Dennis Kwok for deliberately delaying matters and causing a backlog of bills that affect public interest. (AP) HONG KONG – Clashes broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature Monday for a second time this month as a pro-Beijing lawmaker was elected as chair of a key committee that scrutinizes bills, ending a prolonged struggle for control with the pro-democracy camp.
SAMIRAH Burrowes got past her twin sister Sufah in the final of the Intermediate Girls’ competition, while Yuteshwar Persaud won the Novices competition yesterday in the National Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. For the Burrowes sisters, it was a replay of last October’s National Schools’ Novices final, and again it was the same results.Samirah was flawless, winning 11-8, 11-5 and 11-8.In the event, which started on Friday, the eventually champion had defeated Maria DaSilva (11-6, 11-4, 11-3) and Shamy Lynch 11-2, 11-4, 11-3), to finish on top of Group One. In Group Two Sufah was also flawless. She got past Isasha Harry (10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5), Akeira Fowler (11-8, 11-8, 11-2) and Laetitia Garner (11-5, 11-5, 11-6).Yuteshwar Persaud is the champion of the Novices division.For Persaud, victory was not as easy. He had a tough battle against second-place finisher Muhammed Baksh in the final of the Novices competition. The 14-year-old Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School student won the opener 11-5, before Baksh fought back to win 12-10, 11-7. Persaud then tied the series 2-2 with a tough 11-9 win before he took the title with an 11-8 victory.Earlier both youngsters had gained maximum points in the preliminary round. In Group One, Persaud defeated Osaye Emammuel 3-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-6), while he got the better of M. Bostwick 3-0 (11-8, 12-10, 11-8) before he came from behind against Narayan Goodridge 3-1 (10-12, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7).Baksh had eased past Diminic Sandy (11-6, 11-6, 11-3), Shane Razak (11-6, 11-5, 11-6) and Jelani Jones (11-1, 11-0, 11-2).The championships, which started on Friday, will conclude today at the same venue after the final of the Boys’ and Girls’ 15-years-and-under and 18-years-and-under competitions.
Leicester City has sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.The Foxes are third from bottom in the English Premier League and have not won any of their past six league matches.Also yesterday, Cagliari’s Massimo Rastelli became the first Serie A coach to be sacked this season in Italy.Shakespeare, 53, succeeded title winner Claudio Ranieri in February, initially on a temporary basis.After steering the Foxes away from trouble to finish in 12th place, he was given the job permanently in June. Shakespeare won eight of his 16 games in charge last season, and led the club to the Champions League quarter-finals.His departure follows a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday.The last time Leicester went six league matches without a victory, Ranieri was sacked – nine months after leading them to the title.Of their 10 matches this season – eight in theleague and two in the EFL Cup – Leicester have won three and drawn three, losing four.But they have won only once in the league – a 2-0 victory at home to Brighton on 19 August.Their four defeats have come against Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.Shakespeare – a former West Brom player – is the seventh manager in the past five years to leave his job in the aftermath of a match with the Baggies:Mick McCarthy was sacked as Wolves manager in 2012 after losing 5-1 at home to the Baggies.Andre Villas-Boas suffered the same fate at Chelsea after a 1-0 defeat at The Hawthorns in March 2012 and, eight months later, his successor Roberto di Matteo departed after a 2-1 defeat at the same ground in his final league match (his final game in charge was against Juventus in the Champions League).Roberto Mancini was sacked by Manchester City despite having just beaten West Brom 1-0 in May 2013.Paolo di Canio lost his job at Sunderland after losing 3-0 to the Baggies in September 2013.Chris Hughton was sacked by Norwich after losing 1-0 to WBA in April 2014.And Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match in charge of Manchester United before retiring was also against the Baggies – a 5-5 draw in May 2013.Carlo Ancelotti, recently sacked by Bayern Munich, former England manager Sam Allardyce, ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes and former Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew all figure prominently in the betting markets.Also among the potential candidates are former Oxford boss Michael Appleton, who had been working as Shakespeare’s assistant, Wales manager Chris Coleman and ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini.Also in Italy, Rastelli was eased out of his Cagliari job and became the first Serie A coach to be sacked this season after the Sardinian club made a poor start to the campaign.The 48-year-old took over in the 2015-2016 season, guiding Cagliari into the Italian top flight after winning Serie B in 2016.Last season the club finished 11th but this term are trailing in 14th position with just two wins in eight games, against relegation rivals Crotone and SPAL.“We thank Rastelli for over two years of work with professionalism and passion,” Cagliari said in a statement.“He was a protagonist in winning Serie B and in reaching 11th place last season, and we wish him good luck for the rest of his career.”Coaching assistants Nicola Legrottaglie and Dario Rossi were also sacked in the clearout.Cagliari are on a run of four straight losses, the most recent a 3-2 defeat at home against Genoa.Former Pescara coach Massimo Oddo and Giuseppe Iachini, who last season managed Palermo and Udinese, are being touted as possible replacements.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
First half goals from Jordan Marada and Jamie Fink complemented a dominant defensive effort at McAlister Field on Thursday afternoon, where the USC women’s soccer team defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 2-0 to record its first shutout of the season.Brick wall · Junior goalkeeper Caroline Stanley (25 saves, 0.75 goals allowed average, .806, save percentage) only had to register one save in her first clean sheet of the season against Florida Atlantic on Thursday. – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy (5-2-1) were on the offensive from the opening kick, but struggled to convert opportunities into goals in the game’s first minutes. It appeared that USC would strike first at the 13-minute mark, when Marada found fellow senior Autumn Altamirano streaking down the side of the pitch. Instead, Florida Atlantic goalkeeper Courtney Zwetsch made an athletic save to keep USC off the board.Two minutes later, however, the Women of Troy would finally cash in. A beautiful, long-distance loft pass from Marada found sophomore Jamie Fink in the box, who deftly redirected the ball into the net.“[Sophomore forward] Katie [Johnson] and I were both making runs, and she drew the defense off of me a little,” Fink said. “Then Jordan Marada sent in a cross with the perfect curve.”The Fink and Marada show was not over. With 13 minutes remaining in the first half, an Alex Quincey throw-in was deflected into the middle of the field, where Marada found the ball and delivered it into the side of the net. It was the midfielder’s second goal of the year to go with her four assists.After halftime, it was a tale of strong defense and missed opportunities for the Women of Troy, who outshot the Owls 14 to 5 in the contest. With two minutes gone in the second half, freshman Kayla Mills found a seam down the middle of the field, but could not push a point blank shot past the FAU keeper. At the 55-minute mark, sophomore midfielder Megan Borman could not convert a penalty kick after Fink was fouled in the box. Later, with 13 minutes to play, Marada barely pushed a free kick wide of the Owls’ net.Even with these close calls, USC never seemed at risk of a loss because of their dominant backline. Goalkeeper Caroline Stanley, who directed traffic expertly all game long, was only forced into action once. The ball simply never seemed to get that far.Altimirano appeared to be flying all over the field, stealing possession with ease and setting up the USC offense on numerous occasions. Sophomores Natalie Donaldson and Erin Owen were also forces of nature on defense.Even though Thursday marked the first shutout of the 2013 campaign for the Women of Troy, the backline has been consistent all season, having allowed more than one goal just once this year.“Our backline is getting better and better every game,” USC head coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “The best part is, I can put eight or nine players out there [on defense] every game and expect the same results.”“We are so impressed with our defense,” Marada said. “This shutout was so key, and it puts us in great position for the rest of the season.”The Women of Troy’s offensive difficulties were not a complete mystery. The squad played without star senior midfielder Elizabeth Eddy, who sat out with an injury. Eddy leads the team with five goals and brings invaluable experience and leadership to the table.Khosroshahin knew playing without his star midfielder would be difficult, but was careful to not place too much importance on one player.“We weren’t as sharp as we normally are up the middle, that’s for sure,” the seventh-year coach said. “But I can’t say if that’s because of one player.”Marada applauded her teammate’s unselfishness on the bench.“Elizabeth still made her presence known,” Marada said. “She brought a lot of positive energy off the bench. She is still a leader off the field and gave out a lot of good advice.”USC soccer returns to McAlister Field Sunday, where the Women of Troy will host Cal State Fullerton at 3 p.m. The Titans bring a 3-2-2 record to the contest, and boast five players who have scored at least one goal apiece. Last season, the Women of Troy defeated CSUF in a tight 3-2 contest. Sunday’s game will mark the final nonconference game for USC, who will then move into Pac-12 play.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan
With two key players missing from the lineup in the first road series since the end of November, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team faced an imposing task when it traveled to Michigan over the weekend to take on the 12th-ranked Wolverines.After sweeping the first series between the two squads, No. 9 Wisconsin (14-8-2 overall, 5-4-1-0 Big Ten) dropped Friday’s game 3-1 but salvaged a 2-2 tie Saturday night to earn one point in the Big Ten standings.Although the Badgers only came away with one of the six possible points in the weekend against the Wolverines (13-6-3, 5-2-1-1), Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves remained optimistic under the circumstances.“We’ll take the one point, put it in our hip pocket and go home,” Eaves said after Saturday’s tie.“In some ways it was a moral point for us, being a little shorthanded and finding a way to give ourselves a chance to get ourselves more than one point but getting one point—the guys rose to the occasion today.”In the series, Wisconsin was tasked with playing without two of its top-four goal scorers in Nic Kerdiles and Tyler Barnes. Kerdiles, who is fourth on the team with eight goals on the season, has now missed the last three series after sustaining a shoulder injury in the Jan. 4 game against Alaska Anchorage. Meanwhile, Barnes sat out this weekend, making the games only the second and third he has missed in his career after he injured his shoulder in the late moments of the Jan. 25 loss to Ohio State at the Kohl Center.Without two of the key offensive pieces, Wisconsin struggled to put the puck in the back of the net throughout the course of the two games, scoring only three goals.But despite a lack of offensive production, the Badgers fought toe-to-toe with the Wolverines in the 2-2 tie Saturday night that eventually ended in Wisconsin’s first shootout of Big Ten play.Following a scoreless first period of play, Wisconsin struck first on a highlight reel goal from senior winger Michael Mersch 1 minute, 2 seconds into the second stanza. After working the puck free along the right half boards, defenseman Joe Faust fed Mersch on the right goal line near the goal mouth. Mersch proceeded to play a no-look, behind-the-back pass to himself between the legs of Michigan defenseman Kevin Clare, which he then slid past Michigan goaltender Zach Nagelvoort (25 saves).“It was just one of those plays around the net,” Mersch said about his team-leading 15th goal of the season. “I’m always sitting around the net, so when you have something like that and you have a defender on your hip you want to make a move to the net. It was just split instinct move there and it worked out for me.”A little more than nine minutes later, the Wolverines came back to tie the score at one when Tyler Motte, who had two goals in the series, collected a rebound and fired it past Wisconsin netminder Joel Rumpel (39 saves).Wisconsin would respond at the 16:14 mark of the second after an interesting sequence of play. Only moments before, it appeared Michigan had taken a 2-1 lead on a goal off the rush from defenseman Andrew Sinelli. However, after the officials reviewed the goal, they determined Sinelli had made contact with Rumpel before the puck trickled over the goal-line and disallowed the goal.That set the stage for Wisconsin’s Mark Zengerle who chased down a loose puck in the neutral zone and raced past Derek DeBlois in the process. DeBlois was left no choice but to pull down Zengerle, forcing a penalty shot to be awarded to Zengerle. Zengerle capitalized on the chance, beating Nagelvoort five-hole for the 2-1 lead.Wisconsin went to the second intermission still leading and came out in the third trying to hold on for the win, but Michigan would not be denied in the final frame. The Wolverines outshot the Badgers 12-2 in the third period, with Luke Moffat tallying the equalizer with 12 minutes, 58 seconds to go in the game.Neither team would score the rest of the way, forcing a 5-minute overtime session in which Wisconsin put six shots on net, doubling Michigan’s three chances. But even though Wisconsin tripled its shots from the third period, none of them found twine, ending the game in a 2-2 draw.With the new format of Big Ten play this season, the game descended into a shootout, where Michigan notched the only goal coming from Moffatt to pick up an extra point in the Big Ten standings. That extra point puts Michigan one point ahead of Wisconsin and moved the Wolverines into second place.Even in the shootout loss, Wisconsin seemed to have a surge of momentum in the late-going Saturday, which was similar to how the series began Friday night. The first game of the series saw the Badgers equal the Wolverines with 13 shots on goal in the first period. However, Michigan scored on two of those chances to take a 2-0 lead into the first break, and those two goals were all it would need.Wisconsin seemingly controlled play in the first 10 minutes, but once again it was Motte who broke through for Michigan, pounding home a rebound at the 13:10 mark of the first period to sway the tide in favor of the Wolverines. Only one minute and 20 seconds later, Michigan would strike again. After Sean Little failed to put home a point-blank one-timer, Michigan’s Alex Guptill broke out of his own zone on a breakaway and beat Rumpel, who finished with 31 saves, for what was the eventual game-winning goal.The first goal, followed by the failed scoring opportunity for Little and subsequent Michigan goal turned the tide in the Wolverines favor and put Wisconsin in a hole it could not escape.“I thought all four lines were getting scoring chances. We were outplaying them, winning races and battles but we just couldn’t find the back of the net in the first 10 [minutes]. They popped a couple of quick ones and we just lost our energy from there,” Little said.Michigan would score again just over 12 minutes into the second period, causing Eaves to use his timeout to settle down his players. Wisconsin regrouped and responded with a goal from Joseph LaBate just a minute and one second later, but the Badgers could not find the net the rest of the way as the 3-1 final score held up over the final period and change.As Eaves commented following Saturday’s game, his team did not attain its goal by only grabbing one point on the weekend, but the performance considering the circumstances provided a learning opportunity heading into the remainder of Big Ten play and a home matchup against No. 1 Minnesota this Thursday and Friday.“I think we were disappointed. I thought [Friday] night we didn’t play to the level we were capable of and everyone keeps talking about having those two guys out. That doesn’t matter. We rose to the occasion tonight. Coming in here and doing that with what we had is something we could use in the future,” Eaves said.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko are no strangers to late winners this season.Having scored a 90th-minute winner against Hearts of Oak a few weeks ago, you would imagine that the Porcupine Warriors would be well aware of the dangers of slacking off in the final minutes of a game.That lesson was perhaps not heeded as Aduana found a very late goal in a game that will dominate media talk over the next few days for various reasons.Photo: Abdul Razak Salim [Twitter]The game had already courted massive public attention when both teams decided to start their encounter with ten players instead of the usual 11.Both Aduana’s Farouk Adams and Kotoko’s Martin Antwi sat out the start of the game and eventually the entire first half.The two players entered the game in the second half.The game looked set to end goalless until a cross from the left was turned into the Kotoko net by Samuel Bioh.Wednesday’s win takes Aduana into third place, above Kotoko who drop down into fourth.Take a look at the winning goal below
“But it will be a great challenge for us. I’m actually looking forward to it. Not a big fan of playing any good games right out of break. I just don’t like them. But it is what it is.”Center DeAndre Jordan can’t wait.“I think it’s good,” he said. “It’s going to be a real good test for our team to see where we are. Two top teams in the West. We’ve just gotta come out and play. But I’m really excited and I’m pretty sure everybody else is.Paul is, for sure.“Just got to go out and play, got to go out and compete,” he said. “You don’t get to warm up into the second half of the season. You’ve just got to come out. San Antonio’s going to be ready. That’s our only focus right now. You’ve got to be ready to compete.”Scouting the SpursSan Antonio beat the Clippers 115-107 on Dec. 18 in San Antonio, when Griffin and Austin Rivers were both healthy. The Spurs, who have won six in a row, are led by forward Kawhi Leonard (20.2 points per game, 1.8 steals) and LaMarcus Aldridge (17.0 points, 8.4 rebounds). Blake Griffin finally spoke to reporters Tuesday for the first time since fracturing his hand on the face of team equipment staffer Matias Testi. He also has his punishment. With that drama now kind of on the backburner — Griffin will be out another three to four weeks because of the hand — the L.A. Clippers can focus on the task at hand.“Now we can get back to the regularly scheduled programming,” guard Chris Paul said Wednesday at practice.Over the next few days, that will include home games against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday and Golden State Warriors on Saturday.The Spurs (45-8) are No. 2 in the Western Conference standings and the Warriors (48-4), No. 1 in the West, have the best record in the league. The Clippers (35-18) have gone 18-5 without Griffin. However, none of those victories came over an elite team, though wins over Miami (twice) and Atlanta are nothing to disregard. The two elite teams the Clippers have played during this time — Cleveland and Toronto — beat the Clippers.Now that reserve guard Austin Rivers (fractured hand) has joined Griffin on the shelf, getting wins against teams like San Antonio and Golden State becomes even tougher.“Well, it’s not the best situation,” coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday at practice. “But like I’ve always said, nobody cares, except for us. They’re not going to care, I can guarantee you that.”Rivers said the key is approaching each game on its own merit.“We have to try to find a way to win each one of those games individually and not look at them as the collective whole,” Rivers said. “You don’t want to look at those two games as a whole, anyway. I mean, that’s scary enough. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Wellington will be trying to break a long streak – dating back to 2005 – when it hosts Mulvane Friday in a key district contest. The Crusaders have not beaten Mulvane since 2005. Mulvane has won the last seven games. But Wellington still leads the overall series 25-9. Last year, Wellington was the favorite going into the game with a 5-2 record, but fell 14-7 in a heartbreaking contest in which Wellington squandered a great opportunity to tie the game deep in Mulvane territory with a late interception.Â This year, the Crusaders have an advantage in the won-loss column again. The Crusaders are 4-3 overall and Mulvane is 3-4. Wellington is coming off a strong win over Rose Hill and Mulvane is coming off a close loss to Ulysses in district play in which the Tigers scored three touchdowns late to overcome a double-digit deficit. Wellington will host Ulysses the following week in the final regular season game of the season. There are still a lot of playoff scenarios possible entering the second week of district play. Wellington and Ulysses each have a win while Mulvane and Rose Hill each have a loss now. Rose Hill plays Ulysses this week. Wellington can clinch a playoff berth with a win by 21 points, or with a win and a Ulysses win. A third way to clinch a playoff spot Friday would be to win by same amount as Rose Hill. Regardless of the outcome, the final week will also have a big impact on the district race. The Crusaders have not lost as many players this year to injury as they did last year. Still, the Crusaders have lost Remington Gilkey for the remainder of the season, which takes a big chunk out of the Wellington offense. Gilkey had rushed for 446 yards, with a 10.3 yard per carry average, and five touchdowns. Chris Kop has run for 381 yards and three touchdowns.Connor Phelps is 73 yards away from reaching 1,000. He has 13 touchdowns and is averaging 132 yards per game. The Crusaders are definitely run oriented, averaging just 20 yards per game throwing the ball. Quarterback Cade Phelps has passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Mulvane is averaging 24.9 points per game while the Crusaders are averaging 27. Mulvane however, has an advantage in total yardage and a more balanced attack. The team is averaging 197 yards per game rushing and 161 yards per game passing. Sophomore quarterback Jayden Price has thrown for 1,127 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has also rushed for 452 yards and four touchdowns. Keaton Shoemaker has rushed for 452 yards and five scores.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Sunday, Jan. 19MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamChiefs vs. Titans3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo/ DAZN (CA)49ers vs. Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo/ DAZN (CA)MORE: Watch every NFL playoff game on DAZN (Canada only)NFL playoff bracket 2020 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9/15/patrick-mahomes-011220-getty-ftrjpg_z3mxxnt636fo1a4wdfb4gd6ms.jpg?t=-1674654089&w=500&quality=80 1. San Francisco 49ers vs. 2. Green Bay PackersThe top-seeded 49ers, who pounded the Vikings in the divisional round to reach their first NFC championship game since the 2013 season, were going to draw a rematch no matter which team won Sunday night’s game in Green Bay. They’ll get the No. 2-seeded Packers, who may or may not have been the preference considering San Francisco obliterated Green Bay at home back in Week 12.That was the Packers’ worst performance of the season, but it also marks the last time they’ve lost a game. Powered by a stingy defense, a reliable rushing attack and that dude named Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay is playing some of its best football of the season at the perfect time.Then again, based on what happened in the divisional round, so is San Francisco. Writes SN’s Vinnie Iyer about the 49ers entering the NFC championship game: “This is more about the 49ers than who they are playing. There was plenty of evidence against the Vikings they are an undaunted, well-oiled machine, one that takes them back in time to resemble their best-ever playoff teams.”NFL conference championship TV scheduleThe two conference championship games are split between the NFL’s two primary broadcast partners, CBS and Fox. The former will show the AFC championship game, and the latter will carry the NFC championship game.Per usual, and this year mirroring the start times for Sunday’s divisional playoff games, the first conference championship game will kick off at 3:05 p.m. ET, with the second following at 6:40 p.m. ET.Below is the full NFL conference championship schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links. 2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 6. Tennessee TitansThe Chiefs almost messed around and let the Texans host the AFC title game against their division rivals, but Patrick Mahomes and Co. were too strong for Houston in the divisional round. Unless the Titans have a third consecutive mind-blowing upset in them, chances are the Chiefs will be too much for them, too.This is a rematch of the Week 10 game Tennessee won at home 35-32. The Titans pulled off the victory thanks to a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass to Adam Humphries with 23 seconds to play. That was Mahomes’ first game back in the lineup after a knee injury cost him three starts. It was played Nov. 10th. Kansas City his not lost since, and Mahomes seems to be getting better every week.Another improvement in Kansas City has been the defense that let Tennessee running back Derrick Henry rack up 188 yards in the Week 10 meeting. Even considering that improvement, Henry is expected to continue the hot streak the Titans have ridden into the AFC championship game.No matter what Henry does, though, it might not matter given how Mahomes is playing.NFC championship game (SN Illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/71/87/nfl-playoff-bracket-011220-ftr_fc6o93fnh4761o3hcmuy1jguf.png?t=-1664969137&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8f/c1/jimmy-garoppolo-011120-getty-ftrjpg_1ub4usiw663x91wm6d0pbhne0r.jpg?t=-1759206217&w=500&quality=80 The NFL playoff bracket for the conference championship round of the 2020 postseason was finalized when the Packers beat the Seahawks on Sunday night to close the divisional round, which featured its share of notable results.While the 49ers had little trouble running over the Vikings on their way to the NFC championship game a day before the Packers joined them with their win over Seattle, the AFC championship game matchup is a surprise. MORE NFL PLAYOFFS:Complete TV schedule, results | Picks & predictionsThe Titans, a week after upsetting the Patriots on the road and guaranteeing a new team will win the Super Bowl this year, pulled off an even more shocking upset against the Ravens. Tennessee will travel to Kansas City for the AFC title game. The Chiefs overcame a disastrous first quarter against the Texans in the divisional round and went on to blow out Houston.NFL conference championship matchupsAFC championship game AFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens14-2No. 1 seed; division2.Kansas City Chiefs12-4No. 2 seed; division3.New England Patriots12-4No. 3 seed; division4.Houston Texans10-6No. 4 seed; division5.Buffalo Bills10-6No. 5 seed6.Tennessee Titans9-7No. 6 seedNFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.San Francisco 49ers13-3No. 1 seed; division2.Green Bay Packers13-3No. 2 seed; division3.New Orleans Saints13-3No. 3 seed; division4.Philadelphia Eagles9-7No. 4 seed; division5.Seattle Seahawks11-5No. 5 seed6.Minnesota Vikings10-6No. 6 seed