Tottenham title pursuit goes on

first_imgLONDON (AP): Tottenham kept up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Leicester by rallying to a 2-1 victory over Swansea, thanks to two goals in eight minutes yesterday. Left back Danny Rose was the surprise match-winner for Spurs, scoring in the 77th minute after Swansea failed to clear a corner properly. Tottenham had 34 attempts on goal, prompting their manager Mauricio Pochettino to tell Spurs TV: “What more you need to do for (to) score? … This is the way that we want to play and you know sometimes football is not mathematical.” Nacer Chadli cancelled out Swansea’s opener by Alberto Paloschi in the 19th minute as the visitors paid for their defensive approach in the second half at White Hart Lane. Pochettino praised Spurs fans for lifting the team after Swansea went ahead. “This was very important for us,” Pochettino said. “‘Thank you’, our supporters. They were brilliant. And ‘thank you’, the players, because the performance and the effort was unbelievable after that Europa League game (Thursday) against Fiorentina.”last_img read more

Campesino for Gladiator Trophy feature race at Caymanas

first_imgSix starters have been declared for today’s open-allowance feature over 1400 metres for the Gladiator Trophy, including super fit CAMPESINO, who faces two tough opponents in PHINEAS and LONG RUNNING TRAIN.Significantly, all three were prepared for the December 5 Diamond Mile, but none managed to get into the race, having failed to secure the necessary earnings to make the top 16. They were placed on the reserve list instead, and with the first 16 entries standing their ground, CAMPESINO, in particular, at number one on the reserve list, failed to squeeze into the race, much to the displeasure of his owner Howard Hamilton.Today, CAMPESINO has a glorious opportunity to resume winning ways with outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny.CAMPESINO is still in fine fettle following his good second to the progressive POKER STAR in the fast-run Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint on November 14.In this small field, the five-year-old son of Campadre-Yaella should get first run on the recent Coca Cola Invitational Mile winner PHINEAS from the Andrew McDonald stables and Harry Parsard’s 3-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN, now bidding for a hat-trick, into the straight. And this should prove a decisive factor in CAMPESINO’S winning bid.PHINEAS beat him by 13/4 lengths when they last met over this trip back in June and went on to beat none other than subsequent Diamond Mile winner SEEKING MY DREAM by a head in the Invitational Mile. But CAMPESINO enjoys a 4.5 kg swing in the scales today, and, if anything, is a better horse now. He thus gets my vote.The day’s supporting feature for the War Zone Sprint Trophy has attracted 12 starters, including top contenders ROYAL ASSAULT, with Shane Ellis riding for trainer Anthony Nunes and recent winner FEARLESS FURY, who is unbeaten in two starts. The latter will be ridden by promising 4.0 kg claiming apprentice Dane Dawkins for trainer Fitzroy Glispie, and the fact that he is set to receive 7.0 kg from the speedy ROYAL ASSAULT, tilts the balance in his favour.I also like ELVIRA in the second race; JAMAI RAJA in the third for maiden two-year-olds; as well as down-in-class RAGING PROSPECT IN The fifth; YOGA in the sixth; and the recently disqualified winner, PRINCE O’SHAUN, in the 12th and final.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgINSPORTS Little League starts on Thursday Fort battle Right Stuff in domino league The four semi-finalists in the JB Rum/South Central Confederation Super League were determined following the last four matches in the preliminary round on Wednesday. The semi-final pairings are as follows: Dunbeholden FC vs Jamalco FC and Tru-Juice FC vs St Bess FC. Neither date nor venue has been decided. St Catherine teams Dunbeholden and Tru-Juice topped the respective preliminary zones with identical records of five wins and a loss for a total of 15 points each. Clarendon’s Jamalco and St Bess FC of St Elizabeth grabbed the two second spots after mining 10 points each. In the final preliminary round matches, Tru-Juice FC were able to come from behind to defeat Jamalco FC 2-1, St Bess FC played New Bowens FC at Lacovia Community Centre and came away 3-1 winners, Dunbeholden outscored out-of-contention Downs 4-3, and in a game of academic interest, Black Star FC were on fire at home, defeating Ricam Academy 3-1. Faith Temple New Testament and Power of Faith Development will battle in the eliminator two match-up in the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Church Cricket League, at 11:30 this morning at the Bridgeport Sports ground. The winner will face Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) in the final. Meanwhile, six-time champions Power of Faith International (PFM Int’l) bowed out of the competition in the eliminator stages, as their brother team, Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev) humbled them by nine wickets at the Bridgeport Cricket ground recently. Scores: PFM Int’l 77 all out in 16. 4 overs, with the top score coming from Marlon Hoilette (24), as Demar Johnson led the bowling with 2-20 from three overs. In response, PFM Dev made 80-1 in seven overs. Top scorers were Gladstone Anderson (31 not out) and Demar Johnson (18 not out). PFM Int’l captain, Leon Edwards, took 1-14 from two overs. Fort International will play Right Stuff in the feature game of four on schedule in the City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League tomorrow, starting at 11 a.m. In other games, Correctional Services host Highlight Strikers at Spanish Town Prison Oval, Eradication welcome Passagefort United at Gregory Park and Garveymeade entertain Masterpiece at the Garveymeade Sports Club. South Central Super League semi-finalists PFM Development, Faith Temple in KO clash Orville Henriques lived up to his billing as the top central Jamaica-based practical pistol shooter as he won the April Monthly match on the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s 2016 competitive shooting program. It was his fourth straight win. Henriques tallied a total of 557 points from eight stages to win by 120 points over female shooter Sue Ann Henriques. A resurgent Owen Campbell came third, posting a creditable 75 per cent at 421 points. Thomas Jones at 73 per cent and Evon Grant at 68 rounded off the top five performers on the day.center_img Independence City Primary gets baseball equipment In a move to increase the number of children playing baseball in Jamaica, scouts from the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are currently conducting training drills with a specific set of children, handed over baseball equipment to Doreen Crawford, acting principal of Independence City Primary School, on Tuesday. Taylor, who is also the administrative assistant for the Jamaica Little League Association, said a coach will be coming from the United States to conduct a clinic to fine tune the youngsters’ skills. They are presently operating in four schools in Portmore. Portmore, Wanderers draw 1-1 Defending champions Wanderers had to dig deep to keep their unbeaten record intact, as they drew 1-1 with arch-rivals Portmore United in the St Catherine FA U13 Football League last Saturday. In other games, Rivoli United beat Tredegar Park 2-0, Royal Lakes drew 1-1 with Daytona, East Portmore Portals clipped Westchester 1-0, Windsor Lion whipped De La Vega City 4-0, while Angels United and Central Linx ended 1-1. The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Portmore Little League Football competition will kick off on Thursday, May 5, at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex, featuring five games, opening ceremony and dress parade. Activities start at 9:30 a.m. Defending champions Waterford Infant will play the feature game against Greater Portmore Basic at noon. In other games, first-timers Naggo Head Infant will come up against 2014 champion Elim Basic, also at 9:30 a.m. Kensington Basic tackle Sabina at 10:30 a.m., 2015 runners-up Aintree will play Silverstone at noon, while Harvest Temple will take on 2015 third-place team Ascot Basic. A total of 15 teams are down to compete. They have been placed in two zones, with the top four set to advance to the quarter-finals and the final scheduled for Tuesday, June 28. All games will be played at the Ferdie Neita Sports Complex. A seminar will be held by INSPORTS on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greater Portmore Basic School, to enlightened/educate coaches for schools in this competition. Porus and Hillstars will contest the 2016 finals of the Moorland Development/Pat Anderson/Manchester Football Association U17 competition. In the first semi-final contested at Brooks Park, Jarmarley Nichol’s fifth minute strike was enough to hand Hillstars a 1-0 win over Ricam Academy. The second semi-final, which was played on Tuesday between the unbeaten favourites Porus and 360 Degrees, was more anticipated and was played in inclement weather. It finished 1-1 after regulation time. Nicholai Gayle scored first for 360deg in the 14th minute, capitalising after goalkeeper Odaine Reid of Porus fumbled the ball. Javel Coley found the equaliser in the 27th minute of play. The game required a penalty shoot-out and goalkeeper Reid came up trumps for Porus, saving two of the 360deg players’ shots. Henriques wins Mandeville Monthly match Porus, Hillstars in Pat Anderson U17 finallast_img read more

Sterling out of England WC qualifiers

first_imgLONDON, England (AP): Injury has denied Raheem Sterling the chance to take his fine Manchester City form away with England. The 21-year-old winger has responded to a tough European Championship after which he called himself “the hated one” by flourishing under Pep Guardiola at City. Sterling has scored five goals in 10 appearances for City this season, but an unspecified injury means he will miss interim manager Gareth Southgate’s first matches in charge of England, against Malta and Slovenia. Andros Townsend had been named yesterday as Sterling’s replacement for the World Cup qualifiers, with the Crystal Palace winger returning to the England squad for the first time since the pre-Euro 2016 friendlies. The former Tottenham and Newcastle player will join the rest of the squad when they convene at their St George’s Park base in central England on Tuesday. England hosts Malta at Wembley Stadium on October 8, before playing away at Slovenia on October 11. Southgate is in temporary charge after Sam Allardyce’s contract was terminated last week after just one game and 67 days in the position. A British newspaper investigation showed Allardyce appearing to offer advice to fictitious businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice, and also negotiating a £400,000 (US$519,000) public-speaking contract. Southgate has been promoted from the under-21 set-up until at least November when England also plays Scotland and Spain. “I’ve exchanged messages with Sam. It was important to thank him,” Southgate said. “I didn’t want to be seen as someone who was waiting in the wings for an opportunity. “After these seven weeks everyone can take a step back and think about what the future might be.”last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Defending champions Fort International are expected to win their opening game of the season as they play against Mechanical Strikers in the City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union-sponsored Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore/ St Catherine League which begins tomorrow. The game which will be played on the Passagefort Drive-based Fort is one of 10 matches scheduled. In other games, Ken’s Wildflower are at home at Portmore Plaza, against Links United (formerly Spit Fyah). Spit Fyah were runners-up, in the just concluded Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) Premier League, to champions Caribbean Classic. In other games Right Stuff entertain Chedwin Strikers at Waterford; Masterpiece welcome Eradication at Old Harbour Road; Naggo Head host Waterhouse at the Naggo Head Taxi stand; Spring Village are at home against Frasziers Whip. Correctional Services await Garveymeade at Spanish Town Prison Oval; Soursop Tree host Memory Lane at Jolly’s Restaurant, Port Henderson Road; Felluchi Strikers play Passagefort United at Old Harbour Road and Exceptional International take on Braeton All Stars in Spanish Town, all games begin at 11:30 p.m. Caribbean Classic cop domino title Edgewater and Racing United will tomorrow play for the first silverware of the 2016-2017 season of the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League at the Racing field. Match time is 3 p.m. Both clubs registered wins in the fifth round to book their spots in the final. Edgewater defeated Cumberland 3-1 while Racing blanked Caymanas Gardens 3-0. In other games last Sunday Braeton drew 2-2 with Waterford and Westchester clipped Three West FC 1-0. Portmore United were merciless on their quarter-final opponents Bodles FC as they clobbered them 7-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval recently. Ricardo Morris (18th, 65th), Malique Foster (36th, 53rd) Tremaine Stewart (8th), Suelae McCalla (71st) and Radian Jennings (75th) were on the scoresheet. In other quarter-final games Naggo Head outscored Federal United 3-2, and Newlands eliminated Cedar Grove 2-1. Caribbean Classic placed another trophy in their glittering cabinet after they defeated arch-rivals Spit Fyah 300-270 in the final of the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League on the grounds of National Housing Trust (NHT) last Sunday. Bull Bay United took third place, as they staved off a strong challenge from Braeton All Stars and won by five points (300-295) in a count-down.center_img Portmore clobber Bodles 7-0 in KO match Edgewater, Racing United in mid-season final Fort opens against Mechanical Strikerslast_img read more

9-man Chelsea loses 3-2 to Burnley to open EPL title defense

first_imgLONDON — Chelsea had two players sent off and lost to Burnley 3-2 in the first match of its English Premier League title defense on Saturday, intensifying the concerns surrounding the champions after their frustrating offseason in the transfer market.Captain Gary Cahill was shown a straight red card for a studs-first lunge in the 13th minute, then the champions conceded three goals in a 20-minute period before halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Jeremie Boga, a 20-year-old French forward, was even given a debut. It lasted only 18 minutes, when he was sacrificed as Conte reorganized following Cahill’s sending off.“It was a pity because our fight in the second half was very good,” Conte said. “But our first half, we kept losing our heads. After the red card we lost our heads, conceded two goals and then it’s very difficult to change the final result.”Chelsea, which won 17 of its 19 home games last season, became the second straight team to begin its league title defense with a loss, after Leicester last season.Fabregas and Cahill will be suspended for Chelsea’s tough second match of the season, away to Tottenham at Wembley Stadium next weekend.Conte is desperate for reinforcements in the final three weeks of the transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES “The club is trying to do the best,” Conte said. “I am not worried, I am ready to fight with these players. I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training, and to try to work in our best way. No excuses.”Burnley was expected to struggle this season after losing arguably its best two players in the offseason, defender Michael Keane and striker Andre Gray.“A lot was made of our away form last season,” Vokes said. “So that result is huge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Neymar braced for PSG debut and French culture shock End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Striker Sam Vokes scored two of them by converting crosses, either side of a stunning volleyed goal by left back Stephen Ward.Chelsea improved after halftime. Alvaro Morata, on as a second-half substitute, reduced the deficit in his first league start since a club-record move from Real Madrid for 58 million pounds ($75 million).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Any hope of an unlikely comeback looked to have disappeared when midfielder Cesc Fabregas was red-carded in the 81st after receiving his second booking. However, David Luiz ensured a tense finish when he volleyed home in the 88th after being teed up by the influential Morata.The result will not improve the mood of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who hasn’t hidden his frustration at failing to significantly bolster his squad in the offseason. With Eden Hazard, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Pedro Rodriguez injured and Victor Moses suspended, Chelsea had a threadbare match-day 18. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal

first_imgShe bested Malaysia’s Tracie Ang who had 12.550 and Indonesia’s Rifda Iranalithfi who scored 12.075.De Guzman is competing in two more events including her favorite floor exercise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangascenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kaitlin de Guzman of the Philippines competes in uneven bars category of women’s artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the Malaysia Trade and Exhibition Center in Kuala Lumpur. / CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Kaitlin de Guzman nailed the gold medal in gymnastics women’s artistic uneven bars Tuesday for the Philippines’ second triumph of the day in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old De Guzman, daughter of former SEA Games champion Cintamoni Dela Cruz, garnered 12.875 points in her routine to bag the top honors.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Sablan looks at positives despite UST’s 41 turnovers

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Honestly, the team’s chemistry isn’t that solid,” said Sablan. “We still haven’t translated the things we’ve done in practice into our games.”  Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “There’s still a positive take because when you think about it, we committed 41 turnovers and we still didn’t get blown out,” said Sablan in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum following the Tigers’ 88-81 defeat.“We could’ve even won if we managed to limit our errors. We were up in assists, rebounds, it’s just that we committed so many turnovers.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogUST did outrebound Adamson, 47-32, and had three more assists, 19-16, but off the Tigers’ miscues, 16 of which came off steals.Sablan, though, rued his team’s lack of chemistry with half of his team’s 16-man roster are new players. A costly, catty dispute finally settled For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img NU tops FEU to remain undefeated in PVL View comments Winning start Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UST head coach Boy Sablan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas head coach Boy Sablan remained positive despite the Growling Tigers sloppy performance in a loss to the Adamson Falcons Saturday.UST turned the ball over 41 times, the most since Far Eastern University committed 44 turnovers back in 2003, but Sablan still saw a silver lining.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

UAAP Starting 5: Week 4

first_imgJordan Sta. Ana (UST Growling Tigers)Jordan Sta. Ana. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST had the misfortune of facing the top two teams in the league, Ateneo and La Salle, in the same week and this led to its record plummeting to a sorry 0-6.Bright spots are hard to come by in the Growling Tigers season but wingman Jordan Sta. Ana tries to change that.Sta. Ana is not a shooter, and he knows it, with practically all of his points coming from drives and free throws and he averaged 17.5 points this week while putting his body on the line against the Blue Eagles and Green Archers’ frontlines. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ How to help the Taal evacuees But this season, Thirdy has come to his own as Ateneo’s leader.Thirdy isn’t the type of player to dominate opponents with scoring, but he does it in a variety of ways.In the two games Ateneo played this week, Thirdy averaged a double-double, 10 points and 10 rebounds a game while also putting up 4.5 assists per outing.Forward: Vince Tolentino (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Vince Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVince Tolentino is not a scorer, but he proves his worth through his hustle plays.The forward has made a name for Ateneo as a player who’s willing to do the dirty work.Prior to facing NU, Tolentino averaged 6.4 points a game with most of his scoring options coming off drop passes from teammates and open layups.Then Tolentino showed his offensive wares against the Bulldogs, punishing Matt Salem with constant drives to the basket en route to a career-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)Jay Alejandro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netForget that J-Jay Alejandro spells his first name in a certain way, or that National University lost both of its games this week. DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Alejandro almost single-handedly carried the Bulldogs in Week 4.The wingman averaged 23.5 points this week as he tried to lift the Bulldogs in every conceivable offensive way against Ateneo and Far Eastern University.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Nieto is no longer one-half of the Nieto twins, technically he is, but he’s now distinguished himself as man of his own.The third-year Eagle has shown why he’s an invaluable piece of the Ateneo puzzle that has now won its first six games.Nieto lit up against University of Santo Tomas and finished with a career-high 22 points, 12 of which came from long distance. He, then, followed it up with a decent 12-point outing against FEU.Honorable mentionsChibueze Ikeh (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Chi Ikeh. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoy oh boy have the Blue Eagles dominated this season and big man Chibueze Ikeh featured spectacularly in one of their better wins.Ikeh had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in their 96-83 win over NU and not only did the 6-foot-8 center show his muscle underneath he also displayed a sweet stroke never before seen in his three-year career as he went 2-of-2 from deep. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere’s a question, is there a center right now in the league better than the reigning MVP?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter representing Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, Ben Mbala went back to business.And that business was dominating the competition in the UAAP. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. La Salle had just one game this week and Mbala punished University of Santo Tomas with 29 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.READ: La Salle bounces back, clobbers USTHis performance came after the Green Archers’ 98-87 loss to University of the Philippines.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the longest time, Thirdy Ravena has lived under the shadow of older brother Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT The end of the first round is nearing and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo has been flawless and La Salle, well the champion is hell-bent on ending its rival’s streak.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox View commentslast_img read more