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No surprise as Mbala leads UAAP MVP race

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rounding out the top 10 are UP guard Paul Desiderio (57.14 SPs), Ateneo big man Chibueze Ikeh (55.57 SPs), NU center Issa Gaye (53.29 SPs), La Salle guard Aljun Melecio (52.5 SPs), and UST center Steve Akomo (51.0 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño is the top rookie after the first round wit 39.57 SPs, followed by teammate Jun Manzo with 34.0 SPs. Germany win historic 10th Fifa World Cup qualifier Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 View commentscenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ben Mbala. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs expected, La Salle’s Ben Mbala is tipped to repeat as UAAP MVP as he leads the statistical race at the end of the first round.The Green Archers center is well ahead of every one with his 98.0 SPs after averaging 30.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.2 steal, and 1.0 block per game despite seeing action for just five games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mbala missed La Salle’s first two games due to his obligations with the Cameroonian national team, where he was the country’s top performer in the 2017 Afrobasket.But he picked up where he left off in his return to lead the Green Archers to a 5-2 slate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAt distant second is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who got 66.0 SPs after averaging 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists after helping the Blue Eagles sweep the first round.In close third is Adamson center Papi Sarr with 65.17 SPs, followed by NU guard J-Jay Alejandro with 62.71 SPs, and high-scoring Alvin Pasaol of UE with 61.0 SPs. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Attorney found guilty of failing to render assistance to accident victim

first_imgAttorney Chandra Sohan was on Tuesday found guilty of failing to render assistance to an injured person following an accident. His 10 lawyers were successfully able to get the court to throw out the driving under the influence charge.Sohan, who is a former Magistrate, appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh on three traffic charges – driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to provide Police with his personal information and failing to transport the injured person to the nearest medical facility.The charged stemmed from an accident on August 4, 2017.According to the prosecution’s case, on August 4, 2017, while on the Williamsburg Corentyne Public road, Sohan drove motor car PJJ 6060 while a male pedestrian crossed the road from South to North into the path of the vehicle.The victim did not offer to give any evidence in court but was still suffering from the injuries he received. The matter was reportedly settled for $250,000.Meanwhile, Sohan was fined $35,000 after the court found him guilty of not rendering assistance to the victim following the accident.The other charge against him was dismissed after a battery of lawyers led by Attorney Mursaline Bacchus put forward legal arguments as why the driving under the influence charge should not be entertained by the court.The court eventually upheld a High Court’s running that the devices being used by the Police to conduct breathalyzer tests for alcohol consumption must be calibrated every six months.The court found that the device used to test Sohan back in August 2017 was not calibrated within six months prior to its use and as a result, the charge was dismissed.In April last year, Sohan was fined by Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer for contempt of court. The incident occurred during the Preliminary Inquiry in the Fayez Narinedatt murder trial of which Marcus Bisram is considered the mastermind.last_img read more

Emperor’s Challenge fills up in less than 24 hours

first_imgIf you were hoping to take part in the 17th annual Emperor’s Challenge this year, unfortunately you’re out of luck. Registration for the Tumbler Ridge event was completely filled in less than 24 hours.1,000 people will be taking part in the 20 kilometre mountain marathon held on the Babcock Mountain.The challenging run will put runners to the test, offering a tough up and down hill course, where the summit of the intense marathon is at 11 kilometres, with a total elevation gain of 2,050 feet.- Advertisement -This year’s event is scheduled for August 8.last_img read more

Motorcycle and Car Accident Saturday afternoon

first_imgPhoto:  RCMP Members along with Fire Crews and BC Ambulance Crews attend the scene of a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caAt around 1pm Saturday September 12th, the Fort St. John RCMP, BC Ambulance and the Fort St. John Fire Department were called to the scene of a motor vehicle collision.- Advertisement -The accident happened at 102nd street and 100th avenue in Fort St. John.  A small car and a motorcycle were involved in the accident.  At this time we have very little information, but we do know at least two people were taken to the Fort St. John Hospital.The accident caused traffic delays on 100th avenue and 102nd street as traffic had to be re-routed around the accident scene.  At this time we are awaiting more information from the Fort St. John RCMP.last_img read more

Croxton leads Cal State

first_imgThe teams play the second game of a four-game series today at Scolinos Field at 2 p.m. CAL STATE SOFTBALL The Cal State San Bernardino softball team swept a doubleheader from Hope International, winning 12-1 and 14-2 with both games shortened by the mercy rule. Kaiser graduate Maddie Pulido got the win in the opener, giving up just one run and five hits. Leslie Carrasco, Megan Spano, Crystal Fraijo and Pulido had two hits each with Carrasco supplying a two-run home run. Carrasco added a three-run homer in the second game and finished 5-for-6 on the day with five RBI. Michelle Calderon and Jordan Dahl also powered the offense, each with a three-run homer. The Coyotes (13-11) return to conference play Saturday, playing host to Cal State Bakersfield in a doubleheader starting at noon. RCC BASEBALL Rene Escobar hit for the cycle, going 4-for-6 with eight RBI and four runs to lead Riverside Community College past host Irvine 19-2 in Orange Empire Conference play. Miller grad Reyes Dorado went four innings to pick up the win for RCC (15-6, 3-1). Etiwanda’s Matt Clark contributed three hits and Colony’s Jeff Newman had two. CHAFFEY-SBVC BASEBALL Ryan Delgado went 4-for-4 with eight RBIs and scored once as the Panthers (12-8, 4-0) defeated San Bernardino Valley 17-0. Joe Gwin went 3-for-5 with two triples for the Panthers, who meet up again with Valley for a doubleheader Saturday. Alex Caldera pitched six shutout innings and only allowed three hits for Chaffey. MT. SAC SOFTBALL The Mounties (17-2, 2-0) defeated Long Beach 11-2 led by Kadie Baldwin who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Mt. SAC will play at Riverside tonight at 7 p.m. MT. SAC BASEBALL Jake Seifman was 4-for-6 with five RBI, and Richie Escalera was 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs as the Mounties (12-11 overall, 2-3 South Coast Conference) rallied from a 10-9 eighth-inning deficit to down Los Angeles City (1-14, 0-4), 14-10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The loss was the eighth straight for Cal Poly (7-12 overall, 1-8 California Collegiate Athletic Association). San Bernardino improved to 13-7, 9-4. Matt Long (3-1) pitched an eight-hitter for the Coyotes, striking out five and walking three, after pitching out of some early jams. Cal Poly Pomona didn’t take advantage of its offensive opportunities, while Cal State San Bernardino’s Brad Croxton hit a 3-run homer to snap a 1-1 tie and give the Coyotes a 5-1 victory over Cal Poly at Pomona’s Scolinos Field on Thursday. “We’re just waiting for something bad to happen instead of making something good happen,” Cal Poly coach Mike Ashman said. center_img “He started flicking his breaking ball over for strikes,” Coyotes coach Don Parnell said. “And he’s got real good velocity on it.” The Broncos were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position before Kirk Gross’ third-inning single gave them a 1-0 lead. Cal Poly did not get a runner into scoring position the rest of the game. Kyle Walton tied the game with a solo homer, just inside the left-field foul pole with one out in the fourth. In the fifth, after a throwing error by third baseman Gross and a single by Patrick Walker to start the inning, Croxton belted a three-run homer to center off of Bryan Hanes (0-3). Cal Poly’s Gross was playing in his first game since breaking his hand last month, and was 1-for-3 with a walk. Bryan Hart was 3-for-4 for the Coyotes, while Kyle Boggio had a hit and two walks for Cal Poly. last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, July 16

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Chelsea and Manchester United’s prospective deals for midfielders Paul Pogba, 21, and Arturo Vidal, 27, look to be more likely following Antonio Conte’s resignation from Juventus. (Daily Express)Besiktas want Chelsea striker Demba Ba, 29, on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal next summer but the Blues would prefer to sell the Senegal striker now. (Daily Mirror)Swansea City have rejected Liverpool’s £8m offer for Wales defender Ben Davies, 21. (Daily Telegraph)West Brom have turned down a £1.5m bid from Burnley for Craig Dawson, 24, with Baggies’ manager Alan Irvine saying that he wants the defender to stay at The Hawthorns. (Birmingham Mail)Newcastle are on the verge of completing the £6.3m signing of Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere, 24, who was also a target for West Brom and Stoke. (Daily Mail)AC Milan have made an approach to sign Manchester United and Portugal winger Nani, 27. (Football Italia)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Arsenal will miss out on top four spot next season, claims OwenExclusive – Purslow: Suarez’s Liverpool exit is good for all partiesExclusive – Redknapp reveals QPR set to finalise Ferdinand deal todayPSG would demand over £60million for wantaway striker Cavani, claims LaurensExclusive – New shirt deal hands Man United ‘spectacular’ advantage, claims former Liverpool chiefExclusive – Get your act together Jack! Former Arsenal boss Graham issues warning to WilshereExclusive – Cruyff used to smoke too! Redknapp defends under-fire Arsenal ace WilshereMan United transfer update! Juventus star puts Red Devils transfer talk on holdLiverpool to help Manchester United offload £7million flop?Chelsea starlet unsure over futureTottenham flop set for cut-price Inter Milan move?Arsenal close in on World Cup goalkeeperNapoli president claims Serie A club are closing in on Swansea strikerLiverpool, Arsenal and Spurs could benefit from Man City’s transfer dilemmaCole backs former Chelsea teammate to join him at RomaLiverpool’s interest in Barcelona youngster endsAston Villa defender poised for Serie A switchTrabzonspor set sights on Liverpool defenderCerci chase over for Everton? Big-spending Monaco make move for Toffees targetWest Ham preparing to renew interest in Norwich defenderCrystal Palace and West Ham on red alert as Bruce admits Hull talks have stalled with Tottenham starlast_img read more

Good Enough? Five things we have learned from City’s season

first_img1 Manchester City began the season as champions, and were tipped to not only improve their trophy haul on the domestic front, but also – finally – challenge for European silverware.Everything appeared to be rosy in Sheikh Mansour’s expensively assembled garden, but said state of harmony began to unravel at the turn of the year, while cracks began to show within a squad that was previously thought of as well balanced and poised to compete with the very best.Having allowed a two-goal lead slip against Burnley on 28 December 2014, the Citizens were left just three points behind early leaders Chelsea, yet more than merely in the hunt to retain their crown.However, four victories in their next 12 Premier League fixtures, along with an FA Cup exit to Championship outfit Middlesbrough in early January, dashed any hopes of additions to the club’s trophy cabinet, even though Jose Mourinho’s men stumbled towards the finish line rather than paraded towards it.The club may have been the last team to be eliminated from the Champions League this season, but that was due to the timing of their fixture against Barcelona, rather than on merit. Once Lionel Messi had finished with them, and James Milner was left reeling from multiple nutmegs, City had failed to progress to the quarter-final stage of the tournament for the first time in their history.The sheer amount of investment that has been pumped into the blue half of Manchester of late means that what would previously have been regarded as a stellar season, is now seen as a failure. There are plenty of questions that need to be posed over the summer, but what have we learned about City over the course of the campaign?Progression? That’s what had been expected. Stagnation, if not decline, has already set in.1. Manuel Pellegrini’s future is uncertainThe Chilean manager has had to answer questions in regards to his future for several months, despite the that fact City only mathematically surrendered their title two and a half weeks ago. The likelihood that Pellegrini will be in charge at the start of next season is growing more unlikely by the day, given the pressure that is building on the 61-year-old’s shoulders.Although many of the managers that are widely regarded to be in the ‘top bracket’ are not expected to be freely available this summer, City’s hierarchy may struggle to reject an opportunity to install a new man at the top, even if a costly compensation package must be agreed to secure one of their chief targets.Such a decision may be seen as harsh by some, but the club’s owners are entitled to expect progress, having invested a frankly ludicrous amount of money in their ongoing project.Pellegrini’s calm demeanour and hands-off approach, which were once counted as strengths, have counted against himself this term and he could have taken the team as far as he can. This season certainly has the look of a natural parting of ways between the two parties.2. The team needs to be freshened upGetting to the top is one thing, staying there is a completely different matter.City may have reached the Premier League summit twice in their history, but the pitfalls of England’s top tier have soon tripped them up after each title triumph.The mentality of several City players, who were key to previous successes, have deservedly been questioned this season. Resting on your laurels is unwise, due to the competitive nature of the division, and City have struggled to maintain their consistency and concentration against lesser opponents, having dropped points against Burnley, Hull City and Queens Park Rangers.A combination of new signings and rotation could help to remedy the recent slump in standards that are required to finish at the top of the tree. At present the current crop of back up players, or those that have only recently been brought into the group, have failed to carry the mantle for their more established peers.3. Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the Premier LeagueThe Argentine striker is now all but assured of the highly-coveted Golden Boot award, having seen off the challenge of Tottenham Hotspur’s golden boy Harry Kane, and Chelsea’s debutant Diego Costa, in style.25 goals in 32 Premier League appearances, none of which have been headers, is an impressive return, and will represent the first time Aguero has outdone the other forwards in the division.Fitness has been a key reason behind his failure to do so in the past, rather than talent, and if he had not missed five consecutive games over the festive period due to all too familiar injuries problems, the 26-year-old may have achieved the tally that led Luis Suarez to be heralded as one of the very best players in world football.Yet Aguero deserves to be mentioned in the same calibre as the Barcelona forward and would not look out of place in any major side across the continent. City must take note of such a point. The South American is edging towards his peak and his head could be turned if silverware and the Champions League in particular is not at least competed for in the near future.4. A defensive midfielder should be a prioritySeveral areas of the squad need attention this summer, for a variety of reasons. The centre of defence has drawn criticism due to the poor form of Vincent Kompany and appalling transition that Eliaquim Mangala has made into English football. However, the Belgian is not yet entirely over the hill and the young Frenchman will improve next term. While the formerly reliable full backs have faltered and the wings may need new wizards, the centre of the park should be treated as a priority by Pellegrini, or otherwise.Fernandinho’s tenacious approach, and endless energy, suffices for some, but is yet to fully convince others. However, if opinion on the Brazilian is split, it is almost entirely made up on his countryman Fernando. Purchased from Porto for £12 million last summer, the 27-year-old looks unlikely to bring more to the table than any of his forgettable predecessors.Meanwhile, the trio of Frank Lampard, Yaya Toure and James Milner could all leave the club.The veteran Englishman has proven to be a solid and reliable man to call upon, either against lower level opposition, or from the bench, but he personifies what City lack; nous. Toure’s future is uncertain given that he wants to have his cake and eat it while Milner is expected to leave on a free transfer in search of the game time that he not only craves but is deserving of.5. The average age of the squad must be addressedFootball is fast becoming a young man’s game. Of course, you can’t put a price on experience either, but City’s average age has bordered around the 28 mark for much of the campaign. It can be argued that such a record is not cause for concern as the same age group is where the majority of players are at the peak of their powers, but City would be foolish to ignore the fact that many of their regular starters are approaching their 30th birthday.If they keep the faith in the same players, without ongoing reinvestment, they could face the prospect of having to replace five or six players over the course of one summer, which, coupled with the threat of Financial Fair Play regulations, could cause havoc.City’s youth academy is yet to unearth a gem and attempting to bring in too many adequate, established replacements for their current crop from elsewhere at one time, will test even a budget as huge as theirs. With Chelsea’s squad tipped to enjoy a period of domination given that Jose Mourinho’s plans have fallen into place and their squad is in the same place as City’s was two years ago, significant strengthening is needed. Manuel Pellegrini last_img read more

Euro 2016 Fantasy Football: The transfers you should make for the round of 16

first_img 10 10 Thomas Meunier (Belgium) – €4.5m – The Club Brugge star has been one of the men fortunate to benefit from coach Marc Wilmots’ defensive uncertainty. He’s started the last two matches at right-back after Laurent Ciman’s performance against Italy and he’s looking handy as he attempts to support Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco. He is worth a punt as the Red Devils play Hungary. Nolito (Spain) – €6.0m – Alvaro Morata might have three goals so far this tournament but this Celta Vigo star, who is reportedly on his way to Manchester City, could well be a star against Italy. If he works of the shaky Andrea Barzagli he could well be the star of the show. 10 10 10 Jonas Hector (Germany) – €5.6m – Continuing the theme of left-sided defenders, you can always land this Liverpool target if you have a little bit more money to spend. Hector got four assists last year for Cologne so could get extra points on top of a possible clean sheet against Slovakia. Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) – €5.1m – Click the right arrow above for more top Fantasy Football transfer tips… – The Sunderland man scored in the Azzurri’s win against Belgium and also starred against Sweden. Rested against Republic of Ireland, he should come back into the fray for the tie with Spain. His wing-back role should increase his chances of a goal or an assist, while he will garner extra points and could even get a clean sheet as he’s listed as a defender. At £5.1m he ticks the cheap box too. Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia) – €6.5m – Rested against Spain, the talented right-sided star – currently plying his trade at Inter – was tireless worker in the first two games and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet a couple of times, especially against Turkey. 10 10 Kyle Walker (England) – €4.9m – And now for another right-back. Coming off the back of a great season with Tottenham, the 26-year-old has dazzled with his displays in France. Even the most pessimistic fans will agree it’s unlikely England will concede more than once. He’ll want a clean sheet and could pop up with an assist too. 10 Euro 2016’s group stages are over and it was an interesting one for Fantasy Football managers.The players we expected to score goals, like Robert Lewandsowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thomas Muller, haven’t, and minnow nations have shocked us by reaching the knockout stages.Now is the time to make your Fantasy Football changes heading into the round of 16 and while it’s obvious to ditch players from teams who have exited the competition, it’s a little more puzzling to know who to bring in.So, here at talkSPORT, we’ve taken a look at the players you might want to sign for the next phase of the tournament.Click the right arrow above to see the Euro 2016 Fantasy Football transfers you should make… Artur Jedrzejczyk (Poland) – €4.6m – Another cheap but effective defender is the Krasnodar left-back. He’s been fairly decent in the group stages and will fancy another clean sheet against Switzerland in the round of 16. If you’ve seen Haris Seferovic’s shooting you’ll know why. 10 Aaron Ramsey (Wales) – €7.6m – Arsenal’s midfield star has been a stand out player for Wales and he could be pivotal for their chances of victory against Northern Ireland on Saturday. If he combines well with Gareth Bale he could find himself among the points. 10 Eric Dier (England) – €5.1m – Walker’s compatriot and Spurs team-mate has also been shining and is undoubtedly one of the Three Lions’ top performers. He is listed as a defender so a clean sheet against Iceland will win him points. He also looks keen to take on shots, so might pop up with another goal. Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) – €7.5m – Forget Robert Lewandowski, Ajax man Milik is doing well for the Poles, grabbing a goal and an assist. He could well be the man to bring in for the round of 16 if you want to change up your strikeforce.last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC GIRL IS FACE OF GAA ABROAD

first_imgDDTV: A Donegal Ladies gaelic footballer is helping to spread the message of gaelic games abroad.Emma Mundy is GAA mad. And she also plays with the brilliant Manhattan Gaels in New York.When RTE came asking for her to support GAAGO – the national broadcaster’s online streaming service for the Irish diaspora – she gave a big Donegal ‘Yes’.Click play to see her ad!    DDTV: DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC GIRL IS FACE OF GAA ABROAD was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalEmma MundyGAAGAAGOManhattan Gaelslast_img read more

Video: Former Chelsea and Arsenal stars link up with Wembley FC

first_imgDavid Seaman, Ray Parlour, Martin Keown, Graeme Le Saux, Brian McBride and former Argentina star Claudio Caniggia will come out of retirement to play for Wembley FC in next season’s FA Cup.Former Arsenal trio Seaman, Parlour and Keown will be reunited when they turn out for the non-League side, and they will be joined by ex-Chelsea full-back Le Saux and former Fulham target man McBride.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img