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  • Advantage Humble Lion

    first_img Swaby, who returned from injury and started on the bench, was full of praise for his team. “It feels good to come off the bench, and to score the second goal, but it was a team effort. We will focus on the next game against Portmore,” Swaby said. Jeffrey Hewitt, Portmore’s head coach, said the tie is far from over. “Humble Lion did well and gained the advantage, but we have everything to play for in the next game,” Hewitt said. The winners on aggregate will advance to the final. Montego Bay United will host defending champions Arnett Gardens at the Montego Bay Sports Complex tonight, starting at 8:40 o’clock in the second semi-final. At the Red Stripe Premier League press briefing last Thursday, Arnett’s coach Jerome Waite said his team was “fully recovered (from the recent Caribbean Club Championships) and ready for the semi-finals”. Montego Bay United director Lincoln White said: “We are ready to regain the title from Arnett Gardens. Coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis will field the strongest team.” Swaby entered the match in the 69th minute for Kemeel Wolfe and scored two minutes later to put his team 2-0 ahead. However, Portmore got a vital goal when Ricketts slotted home 15 minutes from the end. Humble Lion’s head coach, Vessel Reynolds, was elated for the win heading into the second-leg semi-final next Monday at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town, starting at 6 p.m. “It was a good performance as Portmore are technically a very good team. We have been improving in our finishing and got two goals today,” Reynolds told The Gleaner. Looking ahead to the next game, the head coach said: “I am very confident as the team is peaking at the right time.” HIGH PRAISES 2-0 LEAD Humble Lion made home advantage count yesterday when they edged Portmore United 2-1 at the Effortville Community Centre in their first-leg Red Stripe Premier League semi-final. Ricardo Cousins scored in the 59th minute and substitute Francois Swaby the 71, to put Portmore 2-0 up before Osani Ricketts pulled a goal back for Portmore in the 75th minute. Humble Lion started well and looked more purposeful as a result of good link-up play from captain Wolry Wolfe, Cousins and Andrew Vanzie in midfield. Portmore countered with captain Omar Daley, Ewan Grandison, and Ricardo Morris. The half ended 0-0. In the second half, Cousins sent the home crowd into wild celebrations when he sent a shot from inside the 18-yard box past Portmore’s goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul.last_img read more

  • More arrests expected in FIFA probe – Lynch

    first_imgZURICH (AP):FIFA and embattled Presi-dent, Sepp Blatter, faced more pressure yesterday as Unites States Attorney General Loretta Lynch warned ofnew indictments in a widening investigation of corruption in international soccer.”We do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities,” Lynch said in FIFA’s home city, citing unspecified new evidence gathered since the stunning May 27 arrests of seven people at a luxury hotel in Zurich.Lynch spoke at a news conference alongside her Swiss counterpart, Michael Lauber, whose separate investigation of money laundering appears equally threatening to FIFA and its soon-departing president.A total of 121 different bank accounts have been reported as suspicious by a Swiss financial intelligence unit to Lauber’s team of prosecutors, he said.massive amounts of dataThe two lawyers shared a stage on the sidelines of an annual conference of federal prosecutors, almost four months after the scale of their investigations was made public.The Swiss case could spread beyond the World Cup bids won by Russia and Qatar as prosecutors sift through massive amounts of data and documents seized from FIFA headquarters in May and June.Much of FIFA’s contracts and finances during Blatter’s 17-year presidency now seem open to investigation.”We have a lot of facts at the moment out of house searches and out of the documents we received,” said Lauber, when asked about an allegation that Blatter knowingly undersold World Cup television rights for the Caribbean in exchange for political support.The US indictment alleged a $10 million bribery scheme tied to Warner and Blazer voting for South Africa as 2010 World Cup host and bribery in broadcasting rights for continental championships in North and South America.Lynch’s warning that “entities” could be indicted prompted one question about whether the Miami-based CONCACAF governing body and South American body CONMEBOL could be formally charged.”If they used the US finance system, we certainly feel we would have the ability to charge them,” she said.”I think they have a lot to consider,” Lynch said of FIFA’s response to the cases. “To anyone who seeks to live in the past and to return soccer to the days of corruption and bribery, cronyism and patronage, this global response sends a clear message: you are on the wrong side of progress.”last_img read more

  • WICB Director displeased by lack of say in Simmons suspension

    first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):West Indies Cricket Board director Azim Bassarath has disagreed with how the decision to suspend head coach Phil Simmons was taken.Bassarath, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president, said any decision of that magnitude should have been first discussed and sanctioned by the board of directors.”It is strange that a decision is made by the management committee concerning something as serious as this and it did not come to the board,” Bassarath told the Trinidad Guardian newspaper.”When Simmons was interviewed for the post of coach, the board had to ratify it, so I don’t agree with the management committee making this decision all by themselves.”The WICB announced Monday it was suspending Simmons for the tour of Sri Lanka, following his outburst to media on Friday regarding the selection of the one-day international squad for the upcoming series.hasty actionsA release from the WICB said “management” had taken the decision and had also appointed selector Eldine Baptiste, a former Windies seamer, to serve as interim coach.The outspoken Bassarath said the WICB may have acted prematurely in suspending Simmons.”Simmons never said where the ‘outside’ interference came from, and it is shocking to see the haste with which he was suspended,” he said.”This to me is very strange. They could have called him in and found out where he thinks the outside influence was coming from and then go from there. Supposed it was coming from people in the public domain?”The management committee by their actions is making it look as if he is speaking about the WICB when he talks about outside influence.”Last Friday, Simmons took the unusual step of publicly criticising the selection process after the omission of all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.Speaking to media in Barbados following the end of a West Indies training camp, he claimed there had been “interference from outside”, and as a result, West Indies would not have their best team available.last_img read more

  • Wolmer’s launch JC appeal!

    first_imgIan Forbes, team manager of defending Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-Flow Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC), says there is no truth to claims that his school used an ineligible player in their 3-1 quarter-final elimination win over Wolmer’s Boys last Wednesday.His defence came after the Wolmer’s management launched an appeal to ISSA, which could see them taking JC’s place in the Manning Cup semi-finals.Wolmer’s claim that JC used an ineligible player in their recent Manning Cup game.”It’s total rubbish. We are not careless,” Forbes told The Gleaner.”It’s total BS. It is total rubbish, baseless, without any foundation, and we have not breached any rule or regulations,” Forbes hit back at the Wolmer’s claim.The teams have been locked in a tussle since Wolmer’s ousted JC from the Walker Cup semis. JC returned to eliminate the Heroes Circle-based school from the Flow Super Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 blanking.They also sent Wolmer’s packing from the Manning Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 drubbing, but the Maroon and gold are crying foul, claiming JC did so unfairly.”We launched an appeal. We identified an ineligible player from the game. I am trying not to say much right now, but we launched a protest that a player played against us who shouldn’t have played,” said Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds in a telephone interview yesterday.RED-CARDSITUATION”It’s a red-card situation, and I will leave it at that. We are hoping that ISSA will rule according to the rules they themselves lay down. No animosity thing, but we just strongly feel that JC breached the rule that ISSA has laid down,” added Reynolds.He stressed that he is confident Wolmer’s will be reinstated, but Forbes disagrees and remains confident his JC team will continue the defence of their Manning Cup title.”(There has been) absolutely no foul play from us. JC has to check with ISSA before we do anything. We are not gonna make those mistakes; its foolishness,” Forbes said.Meanwhile, ISSA’s competitions officer, George Forbes, could not be reached for a comment. His cell phone went straight to voicemail after numerous attempts.- Shayne Fairmanlast_img read more

  • Athletes impress in field events

    first_imgWHILE most attention was being focused on track events at last Saturday’s Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium, athletes in the field were making their mark with some strong performances, with Excelsior High’s Shanice Love leading the way.Love, who is conditioned by outstanding throwing coach, Michael Vassell, remained unbeaten this season after a splendid 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus.Former Buff Bay High School top female thrower, Fiona Richards, who is now competing for Edwin Allen High, shared the spotlight as she was a double winner. Richards, who will not be eligible for this year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, captured the Class Two discus with 48.27m, before winning the shot put with 15.46m.Other outstanding female performances came from Kimberly Lugg of Excelsior and Sanique Burgher of Edwin Allen. Lugg captured the girl’s Class Three discus with 35.00m, while Burgher soared 1.75m in winning the Class Three high jump.Field events could play a major role in deciding the title at Champs this year and many of the top athletes were on show.Calabar High’s Class One thrower, Warren Barrett Jr, stayed unbeaten in the discus and shot put. He easily won the shot put with 19.30m, way ahead of second-place finisher, Vashon McCarthy, of Jamaica College (JC), with 14.86m.UPSETThere was an upset in the boys’ triple jump Open, as Campion College’s Jordan Scott surprised JC’s Obrien Wasome. Scott won with 15.81m, while Wasome had to settle for second with 15.44m.Otherwise, JC showed their strength in the jumps with Clayton Brown getting the better of St Jago High’s Lushane Wilson in the Class One high jump. An event which will be worth going miles to see at Champs, Brown cleared the bar at 2.18m to beat Wilson, 2.15m.Other JC athletes, Paketo Dudley (7.25m) in the Class One long jump and John Mark Rainford, (5.79m) in the Class Three long jump, also won.Kingston College’s Zico Campbell was a double winner in the boys’ Class Two throws. Campbell, formerly of Glenmuir High, took the discus with 53.18m and the shot put with an impressive 17.96m.last_img read more

  • $100 million for better football – Forbes

    first_imgWestern Bureau: It would cost the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), the governing body for high-school sports in Jamaica, approximately $100 million to make competitions like the daCosta Cup and Manning Cup more desirable, said George Forbes, competitions director. Forbes, in assessing the just-concluded high-school football season, told The Gleaner that while its operations were satisfactory, there remains scope for large-scale improvements, particularly as it relates to playing surfaces. “What the general public doesn’t necessarily know is that ISSA is in need of cash to make competitions like daCosta Cup and the likes better,” Forbes said. “You take the playing fields, for example: We would have liked very much to be in a position to assist schools on that issue, as it would make for more technically sound players,” he stated. “But our budget is not healthy enough to go there.” “Unfortunately, we cannot do so, because we just do not have that amount of cash, which is why we still urge corporate Jamaica to come on board with us as associate sponsors …” Forbes added. ISSA currently gets approximately $30 million a year from title sponsors FLOW, which, according to Forbes, goes into printing jerseys for the approximately 120 teams that took part in the 2016 season. “In addition, each school is also allotted $80,000, and the referee groups also get paid for the season from that,” said Forbes. Seventy-seven schools took part in the 2016 daCosta Cup season; a further 38 teams participated in the Manning Cup. Cornwall College defeated STETHS for the rural area title, while Jamaica College claimed a fourth successive Manning Cup win. Forbes said he was pleased that in spite of challenges, such as a referee strike and postponement of matches due to the passing of hurricane Mathew that disrupted games particularly in the eastern end of the island, it was a successful season from an administrative standpoint for ISSA. “There can be no doubt it was a good season and a successful one when based on how things unfolded over the nearly four months-long competitions,” Forbes said.last_img read more

  • Man U, Saints hunt League Cup on Sunday

    first_img Top four meeting Pts P W D L GF GA GD 1. Chelsea 60 25 19 3 3 52 18 34 2. City 52 25 16 4 5 51 29 22 3. Tottenham 50 25 14 8 3 46 18 28 4. Arsenal 50 25 15 5 5 54 28 26 5. Liverpool 49 25 14 7 4 54 30 24 6. Man United 48 25 13 9 3 38 21 17 7. Everton 41 25 11 8 6 40 27 13 8. West Brom 37 25 10 7 8 34 31 3 9. Stoke 32 25 8 8 9 30 36 -6 10. West Ham 32 25 9 5 11 34 43 -9 11. Southampton 30 25 8 6 11 28 31 -3 12. Burnley 30 25 9 3 13 27 36 -9 13. Watford 30 25 8 6 11 29 42 -13 14. Bournemouth 26 25 7 5 13 35 49 -14 15. Swansea 24 25 7 3 15 31 54 -23 16. Middlesbrough 22 25 4 10 11 19 27 -8 17. Leicester 21 25 5 6 14 24 43 -19 18. Hull 20 25 5 5 15 22 49 -27 19. Crystal Palace 19 25 5 4 16 32 46 -14 20. Sunderland 19 25 5 4 16 24 46 -22 Meanwhile, in Spain, there’s a top four meeting, and it seems the worst possible timing for Barcelona. Atletico Madrid host the second-place Catalan club on Sunday in the midst of a four-match winning run at home. And Barcelona’s confidence has been battered by a 4-0 humiliation at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and a difficult 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Leganes on the return to domestic duty. But if Luis Enrique can turn it around, the coach could end the weekend on top with Real Madrid. The two-time defending champions are only one point behind leaders Real Madrid, who play on Sunday at Villarreal, where they have not won since 2014. In Italy, this weekend could be decisive in determining the European ambitions of Atalanta and Inter Milan, who are currently level in Europa League spots. Atalanta’s youthful, mainly homegrown team has greater ambitions: Champions League qualification. Tomorrow, Atalanta take on Napoli, who are six points ahead in the third and final Champions League place. Inter face a tough game on Sunday, hosting second-place Roma, who have an eight-point advantage over them in second place. Juventus are already seven points in front of Roma and play struggling Empoli tomorrow. Points standingcenter_img LONDON, (AP): The first trophy of the English season will be handed out Sunday at Wembley, a more familiar stadium for Manchester United than League Cup final opponents Southampton. The last time Southampton visited seven years ago, they won the Football League Trophy as a third-tier side. Now firmly established in the Premier League, the south coast team is chasing its first major honour since beating United in the 1976 FA Cup final. Jose Mourinho takes charge of United in a cup final for the first time, with one eye on the more important pursuit of England’s four Champions League places. United are sixth in the Premier League and Liverpool can pull further ahead Monday by beating defending champions Leicester, who are hovering above the relegation zone. At the top, leaders Chelsea host Swansea and third-place Tottenham take on Stoke. Arsenal and Manchester City have the weekend off because they were to play Southampton and United, respectively.last_img read more

  • Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts

    first_imgDAY6 is for everybody It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump wrote from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd L, front row) flanked by forward Draymond Green (L) and guard Shaun Livingston (C) are seen during an event honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANThe Warriors, who hold their first practice of the season Saturday, had not made a collective decisionwhether to go to the White House in celebration of last season’s title. Curry has said he did not want to make such a visit.“By acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to,” Curry said Friday at the Warriors’ media day. “It’s not just the act of not going. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees 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 comments And if the Warriors don’t want to meet with Trump, they may still get a welcome in Washington: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California has said she would like to bring the team to the Capitol.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed his league’s players.“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said in a statement.Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said the president’s behavior is “unacceptable and needs to be addressed.”“If you do not condemn this divisive rhetoric you are condoning it!!” Sherman tweeted.Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it’s “not the same game” because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles.“No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,” DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. “No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”The NBA did not immediately react to Trump’s tweet about Curry. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Players’ Tribune in July he believes teams should visit the White House when invited, though also said he would not order anyone to make such a trip.“I think that these institutions are bigger than any individual politician, any individual elected official,” Silver said then. “And it concerns me that something like going to the White House after winning a championship, something that has been a great tradition, would become one that is partisan. I will say, though, even though I think that teams should make decisions as organizations, that I would also respect an individual player’s decision not to go.”Trump has met with some teams already in his first year in office.Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration.center_img The Warriors were expected to comment further later Saturday after their opening practice. Other athletes weighed in quickly, including LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers.“U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going!” James tweeted. “So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”For Trump, it was the NFL one day, the NBA the next.At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL players who refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are exhibiting a “total disrespect of our heritage.” Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice.“That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.”ADVERTISEMENT SOMERSET, N.J. — Stephen Curry and President Donald Trump agree on one thing: The Golden State star isnot going to the White House anytime soon.Trump tweeted Saturday that Curry is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional champions’ trip to Washington. Trump’s comment on Curry came one day after the president told NFL owners to fire players who won’t stand for the national anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol, UP ready for risk of possible forfeitures Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

  • UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals

    first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson University of Santo Tomas is one step closer to its title retention bid after slipping past Far Eastern University, 22-20, 17-21, 15-13, to complete a sweep of the eliminations of the UAAP Season 80 women’s beach volleyball tournament Thursday at SM Sands by the Bay.Reigning MVP Cherry Rondina let partner Caitlyn Viray take over in the end game as scored the Golden Tigresses’ final three points to ensure UST’s 7-0 record and automatic bye to the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Of course it’s still not over, we want to get that gold medal,” said Rondina in Fiipino. “This is also a good experience for Cait who’s just starting her beach volleyball career. The competition is very tough and FEU is a really tough opponent.”The Lady Tamaraws finished the eliminations with a 6-1 record and will hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the second series of the step-ladder semifinals.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 had a 6-2 lead at the start of the third set before the FEU duo of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to take a 10-9 lead on Viray’s error.FEU the managed to tie the set at 12-12 just before Viray closed the affair for UST.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon and May Luna clinched the last semifinals slot after brushing off Ateneo’s Bea de Leon and Jules Samonte, 21-10, 21-9, to finish the eliminations with a 4-3 card.The Lady Spikers will face University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos and Ayel Estrañero in the first series of the step-ladder semifinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ St. Benilde halts four-game slump, drops also-ran EAC in OTlast_img read more

  • La Salle’s Ben Mbala wins 2nd straight UAAP MVP

    first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was once again hailed as the Most Valuable Player in the UAAP for the second straight year.The Cameroonian big man continued his dominance in UAAP Season 80 for La Salle, posting 26.0 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.5 blocks per game to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs).ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. At distant second is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by National University senior J-Jay Alejandro with 63.86 SPs.University of the East scorer Alvin Pasaol came in fourth with 63.43 SPs, while Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr wound up with 63.15 SPs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRounding out the top 10 in the MVP race are NU big man Issa Gaye (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo (56.77 SPs), La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero (56.29 SPs), University of the Philippines captain Paul Desiderio (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo center Chibueze Ikeh (49.36 SPs).Mbala, Ravena, Alejandro, Pasaol, and Rivero will make up this year’s Mythical Team. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño is this season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs powered by his averages of 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.0 steal per outing.center_img View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Namajunas ready for what comes next as UFC’s new superstar OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READlast_img read more