La Salle sweeps Ateneo to capture UAAP Season 79 crown

first_img“Sobrang hirap nito. Ang daming pressure pero ayaw magpatalo ng players and coaches,” said coach Aldin Ayo.READ: Mbala banners UAAP Season 79 top performersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliJeron Teng carried La Salle with a season-high 28 points and three rebounds in game 2, a performance worthy of the the Finals Most Valuable Player award.Season MVP Ben Mbala also ended his dominating year with 18 markers and 10 boards in the clincher in front of 17,495 in attendance. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH The Green Archers set the tone early, with Teng taking charge in the first half as 19 points paved for a 45-35 lead.READ: Baldwin: Ateneo will learn from Game 1 loss to La SalleBut the Blue Eagles refused to go down, staying within striking distance for the rest of the way.La Salle, however, won’t be denied with Mbala securing the win with a thunderous dunk within the final two minutes.Mike Nieto topped Ateneo with 18 points and three rebounds, while Adrian Wong and Raffy Verano got 10 in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT PH among economies most vulnerable to virus NU Bulldogs open head coach post to applicants Brygy Ginebra victory party PLAY LIST 02:49Brygy Ginebra victory party00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young MOST READ View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Senators to proceed with review of VFA EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town La Salle celebrates its ninth overall championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle romped to the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball crown with a 79-72 triumph over Ateneo to complete the Finals sweep Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers, who went 13-1 in the elimination round, added a ninth title—second in the last four years–to their quiver to become the third-winningest team in UAAP basketball history.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise The Scores:LA SALLE 79 – Teng 28, Mbala 18, Montalbo 9, Melecio 7, Caracut 5, Perkins 4, Torres 3, Tratter 2, P. Rivero 2, Sargent 1.ATENEO 72 – Mi. Nieto 18, Wong 10, Verano 10, Asistio 9, Go 8, Ikeh 6, Ma. Nieto 4, Ravena 3, Black 2, Tolentino 2, Porter 0, Babilonia 0.Quarters: 22-16, 45-35, 59-52, 79-72.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908last_img read more

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Van Persie hits out at Van Gaal

first_img0Shares0000Dutch striker, Robin van Persie applauds the Fenerbahce fans during his arrival from Manchester United. PHOTO/AFPISTANBUL, July 20- Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie has accused Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal of not giving him an honest chance to fight for his place in the first team.The Netherlands international ended his three-year association with United earlier this week when he made the switch to Turkey with Fener. Van Persie took the decision to move on after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford last season, which saw him play second fiddle to Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao in attack.The 31-year-old claims the writing was on the wall after he was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea in April and revealed that Van Gaal told him at the club’s annual charity golf day that he was surplus to requirements.Commenting on the Stamford Bridge incident, Van Persie said: “That was one of the first signals things weren’t going in the right direction. I asked to play in the reserves, to get my minutes, but after was on the bench again.“The atmosphere changed between me and Louis and people at the club saw it, but I was always professional. At that point I didn’t think to leave. [My wife] Bouchra was happy. The kids were happy. I was happy in Manchester.“I was still thinking we could come back from holiday and start from scratch. He had changed his mind about me before. When he took over Holland he said to me ‘You’re the No. 3 striker.’ I was ‘O…K…’ but I fought and became the No. 1 and his captain.“But when I came back, it wasn’t an honest battle any more. Fighting to get back in the team wasn’t given [to] me as an option. He was sending me to Pitch Two [reserves].“And I’m a mature player. I’m not stupid. I didn’t get angry or emotional. These things are part of football, part of life. You have to make the best out of any situation so I’m doing this by moving on.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Retiree flushes money down the toilet

first_imgA retiree in northern Germany flushed some 30,000 marks worth $18,900 down the toilet, believing the old bank notes were worthless, police said. Officials were alerted by a blocked pipe in the northern city of Kiel. A cleaning company employee extracted soggy bundles of bank notes, but more money got away as the water started flowing again. Investigators then discovered that the retiree had reported a blocked pipe at his house the same day. They visited the man at his apartment, and he confirmed he had flushed the money, police said in statement late Wednesday. The 64-year-old “was of the opinion that mark notes no longer had any value,” the statement said. He still had another 30,000 marks at the apartment, as well as $17,300 in euro bills. Police accompanied the retiree to a bank, where he deposited the money. Euro notes and coins replaced 12 national currencies in 2002, but Europeans can still exchange the old money at their central banks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Premier League team of the weekend: Chelsea and Liverpool stars dominate

first_img Right wing: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – A constant threat to Watford’s defence, Mane scored two goals in the 6-1 demolition of the Hornets. He was part of an attacking trio which could have scored even more goals, utilising his pace and directness to fantastic effect against a side who had no idea how to control the 24-year-old. 11 Centre back: David Luiz (Chelsea) – A revelation since Antonio Conte’s switch to a three-man defence, Luiz continued his fine form in the 5-0 win over Everton. Solid at the back, and handed the freedom to attack from deep, the Brazilian is one of the key men in the Blues’ new system. Centre midfield: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – A return to form for the United skipper. Handed time and freedom in midfield, Rooney created two goals, and was unlucky to not score a well-deserved goal against Swansea. His energy and tackling disrupted much of the Swans’ play when they were looking to get back into the game. 11 Centre midfield: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur) – Such a key part of Tottenham’s set up, Dembele’s drive and physicality in midfield was vital as Spurs picked up a point against Arsenal. His run forward won the penalty from which Harry Kane scored the equalising goal, and the Belgian was everywhere on the pitch attempting to win possession back. 11 Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s best XI players from the weekend’s Premier League action.There were two standout team performances – Chelsea thrashing Everton and Liverpool’s destruction of Watford – and a number of other impressive showings from a bunch of players.The weekend ended with the Reds atop the league table, one point clear of the Blues in what is shaping up to be an excellent title race.Scroll through the gallery to see the talkSPORT team of the weekend, and comment below if you agree or disagree… Right back: Victor Moses (Chelsea) – Moses has been one of the players of the season, hitting top form for Chelsea since moving to the right wing-back position. Solid defensively, he truly hits his stride when given the freedom to charge forward from deep, and he was unfortunate not to score when a shot hit the woodwork. 11 Left back: James Milner (Liverpool) – The unsung hero of Liverpool’s incredible start to the season, Milner put in another top class showing in the 6-1 win over Watford. Incredibly solid at the back, the Englishman continues to excel as a makeshift left-back. Centre forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – A drought in front of goal had fans calling for Ibrahimovic to be dropped for the match against Swansea, but the Swede started and responded in the perfect manner. Two first-half goals all but secured three points for United before the break, and the only downside of his performance was a yellow card which rules him out of the Red Devils’ next match, against Arsenal. 11 11 Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) – see who else makes the team of the weekend, just click the arrow above and see if you agree with our picks – A key reason 10-man Sunderland secured their first win of the season against Bournemouth. Made an incredible six saves to prevent the Cherries scoring a second goal, and pulled off a fantastic last-ditch stop to ensure the Black Cats picked up three points. 11 11 Left wing: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – The performance of the weekend came from Chelsea, and their star man was Eden Hazard in the 5-0 win over Everton. Scoring two goals and playing a part in the other three, the winger is consistently putting in world class performances every weekend – and this is making the Blues serious title contenders. Attacking midfield: Adam Lallana (Liverpool) – Registered two assists in the win over Watford, continuing a fine season from the England man. Has somewhat gone under the radar given the talents of the goalscorers ahead of him, but Lallana deserves all the praise he gets. Centre back: Michael Dawson (Hull City) – Recovered excellently from his performance against Watford last weekend, when his own goal meant the Tigers dropped a valuable point. He scored the winning goal this time around, netting a header against Southampton, whilst also being outstanding from a defensive standpoint. 11 11 11last_img read more

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Everton v Atalanta live stream and confirmed line-ups

first_img Everton v Atalanta live stream and confirmed line-ups 1 CLICK HERE TO STREAM LIVE EVERTON V ATALANTA COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 20:05Everton face the fifth match of their horrific Europa League campaign on Thursday evening, with Atalanta heading to Goodison Park looking to book their place in the last 32.The Italians can secure their progression to the knockout round with a win, while a draw will also do as long as Lyon beat Apollon Limasson.Atalanta beat the Toffees 3-0 in the reverse fixture, and David Unsworth’s side sit bottom of Group E after four matches – having picked up just a single point.This will be Unsworth’s sixth game in temporary charge at Goodison Park, with Everton still on the lookout for a new manager despite sacking Ronald Koeman exactly a month ago today.So, who has been selected for the match? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line-ups:Everton XI: Robles, Kenny, Martina, Keane, Williams, Davies, Baningime, Klaassen, Mirallas, Rooney, RamirezSubstitutes: Pickford, Feeney, Gueye, Besic, Vlasic, Lookman, Calvert-LewinAtalanta XI: Berisha, Toloi, Cristante, Masiello, Palomino, Gomez, Freuler, De Roon, Castagne, Petagna, HateboerSubstitutes: Gollini, Gosens, Cornelius, Caldara, Kurtic, Mancini, Iliciclast_img read more

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Lewis Macleod stuns West Brom as Brentford steal late point

first_imgJay Rodriguez’s miss in the fourth minute was staggering. It was genuinely easier to score and it eventually came back to haunt West Brom.Star Man Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Jay Rodriguez somehow managed to scoop the ball over from a yard out, while Hal Robson-Kanu headed wide from similarly short range, both within the opening 25 minutes of the match.The Bees eventually settled and Emiliano Marcondes forced West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone into a wonderful save in the second-half.But the hosts looked set to clinch victory when, in the 77th minute, Barnes finally broke Brentford’s resistance with a sweet left-footed volley. However, there was a sting in the tail and it came from Macleod, who was expertly found unmarked from Emiliano’s cross to stun West Brom.The last-gasp equaliser helps Brentford boss Thomas Frank avoid a seventh defeat in his first eight games in charge, while the Baggies will be kicking themselves for missing the chance to go third in the Championship.Moment of the match Macleod was the hero no dice 4 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Matt Phillips ran the show for much of the game. He was comfortably the best player on the pitch and nearly got the goal his performance deserved with an excellent strike from distance, only for it to cannon off the bar. REVEALED REVEALED Phillips was exceptional center_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Lewis Macleod’s stoppage-time header salvaged a crucial point for Brentford as West Brom were left to rue missed opportunities.The midfielder rose highest in the second minute of injury time after Harvey Barnes had put the Baggies ahead, although in truth, the home side should’ve been out of sight. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 ADVICE It wasn’t Rodriguez’s night MONEY Barnes put West Brom in front Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow 4 Latest Football News RANKED last_img read more

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‘He is such a professional’ – Solskjaer responds to rumours over Man United star

first_imgBut in Solskjaer’s press conference ahead of their match with Wolves on Monday, he poured cold water on the rumours and backed the Chilean to come good.He said: “Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be part of this.“It’s these stories again that he’s been put in the reserves and all this – of course he hasn’t.“He’s part of our squad and he’s a very, very good player. He’s had three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest but he’s very close to being part of it.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target Alexis Sanchez has disappointed in his time at Manchester United 2 New job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rubbished the claims about Alexis Sanchez LATEST What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update deals center_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LIVE on talkSPORT Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested FAREWELL Also when asked if Sanchez will be an option as striker this season, Solskjaer said: “We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect.“We expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Getty latest It has been claimed that Solskjaer is prepared to banish the 30-year-old to the reserves as he is so determined to get rid of him.Roma are understood to be interested in signing him on loan for the season, but United would have to subsidise his wages if he were to join the Italian side.There were also reports this week that Sanchez had a bust-up with United youngster Mason Greenwood in training. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rubbished suggestions that Alexis Sanchez will be made to train with the club’s reserves and insists he remains part of his plans at Manchester United.The forward is United’s highest earner on a reported £400,000-a-week but has failed to make an impact since joining from Arsenal in January 2018. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up this week… Huddersfield Town vs Fulham (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Burnley (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich City vs Newcastle United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTReading vs Cardiff City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 OFF last_img read more

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Donegal Travellers Project call on Peter Casey to ‘stop now’

first_imgThe Donegal Travellers Project is calling for an end to remarks regarding the Traveller community which have arisen during Peter Casey’s presidential campaign.The local advocacy group says ‘prejudiced’ comments aired during the recent presidential race have been hurtful and damaging to the community.In a statement today, they hit out at Peter Casey’s claims that Travellers should not be recognised as an ethnic minority. A spokesperson for the Donegal Travellers Project said: “Peter Casey made prejudiced comments and significant ill-informed generalisations about Travellers. Yes, his vote went up. Yes, Travellers feel really hurt and upset by the statements. “This was headline grabbing statements in a dull presidential campaign. “It increased his vote yes, what we are left with is the hegemonies in society where you can say whatever you want about minority groups for personal gain.”The organisation said Travellers in Donegal are working to change their lives daily. Their goal, they said, is for an inclusive society. “We need a Donegal where our children and young people are proud to stay because we care not for a place of division, exclusion prejudice and isolation but a place of inclusion, equality and happiness,” a spokesperson said.Hugh Friel, Men’s Health and Development Worker and Chair of the Social Inclusion linkage group in Donegal, is calling for politicians, candidates in elections and others to stop using prejudiced comments about his community to attract media attention and votes. Friel said: “We are human beings who hurt like others and racism damages you for your whole life. Our children don’t need the media coverage of awful comments about our community so that they are made to feel that they are inferior or lesser than settled people.” “There is complacency in the public discourse that we are immune to nasty populism and racism,” Friel added.Meanwhile, Peter Casey says he will take a DNA test to find out if he has any connections to the Travelling community. He states that he has no animosity towards Travellers and never set out to victimise anyone.The Donegal-based businessman is currently in India after his presidential election campaign, but says he is planning to investigate his own ethnic background on his return to Ireland.Donegal Travellers Project call on Peter Casey to ‘stop now’ was last modified: November 7th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Traveller’s ProjectPeter Caseylast_img read more

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Balotelli rout sends Italy to Euro 2012 final

first_imgTwo brute-force goals by Mario Balotelli were enough to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semifinal Friday, setting up a final with Spain. PhotosBalotelli headed home an Antonio Cassano cross on 20 minutes before doubling the lead on 36 minutes by lashing in Riccardo Montolivo’s through ball.Mesut Ozil scored a late penalty after Federico Balzaretti handled in the box.Italy face Spain in Kiev in Sunday’s final after the Spaniards beat Portugal in the other semifinal on Thursday.last_img

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Australia battles to 82-0 at lunch in 5th Ashes Test

first_imgAustralia openers Chris Rogers and David Warner battled through an attritional opening session of the fifth Ashes Test to reach lunch on 82-0, giving the team a good platform against England at The Oval on Thursday. Follow live score herePut into bat in overcast conditions, Rogers and Warner survived a tough first hour before going on the offensive against an English attack that struggled for consistent line and length.Also read: There are no fairytales, says retiring Clarke Warner was on 53, reaching his fifty – for the fifth successive Test this series – with a cover drive for four off Steven Finn. Rogers was more circumspect on 27 not out.With England leading 3-1 and having already won the series, there was a flat atmosphere at The Oval as Australia produced a good response to relinquishing the urn two weeks ago.last_img read more

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