P W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Man City 6 5 0 1 12 2 10 152. Man United 6 4 1 1 9 5 4 133. West Ham 6 4 0 2 13 7 6 124. Leicester 6 3 3 0 13 9 4 125. Arsenal 6 3 1 2 5 5 0 106. Everton 6 2 3 1 8 5 3 97. Swansea 6 2 3 1 7 5 2 98. Crystal Palace 6 3 0 3 8 7 1 99. Tottenham 6 2 3 1 5 4 1 910. Watford 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 911. Norwich 6 2 2 2 9 10 -1 812. West Brom 6 2 2 2 4 6 -2 813. Liverpool 6 2 2 2 4 7 -3 814. Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 8 9 -1 715. Chelsea 6 2 1 3 9 12 -3 716. Southampton 6 1 3 2 7 8 -1 617. Aston Villa 6 1 1 4 6 9 -3 418. Stoke City 6 0 3 3 5 9 -4 319. Newcastle 6 0 2 4 3 9 -6 220. Sunderland 6 0 2 4 6 13 -7 2
LISBON, Portugal (AP):JosÈ Mourinho’s Chelsea have made a miserable start to the Premier League season, lying 15th after seven games, but are top of their Champions League group and hopeful a strong run in Europe’s prestige tournament can ease the pressure at home.Chelsea began their European campaign with a 4-0 home win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Next up, though, are FC Porto today, and the Blues have in the past struggled against the Portuguese outfit.Mourinho has twice returned to his former club since leaving it for Chelsea in 2004, recording a defeat and a draw in his first spell in charge of the English club.Porto’s opening group game brought a 2-2 draw against Dynamo Kiev.In the other Group G game, Maccabi Tel Aviv host Dynamo Kiev.OLD ANTAGONISTS MEETThere could be a frosty atmosphere at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao when Mourinho and Iker Casillas cross paths again.Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper may well be bearing a grudge against the Chelsea coach from their time together at Real Madrid.Their relations became strained in 2012 when then-Real coach Mourinho surprisingly benched the long-time Spain and club goalkeeper, causing an outcry.Casillas, who moved to Porto from Madrid last summer, was left off Real’s first team for five months and said the episode made him cry.It didn’t hurt his career much, though: he is poised to become the player with most Champions League appearances today, overtaking Xavi Hernandez to play in the tournament for the 152nd time.DIFFERING FORMChelsea have struggled domestically this season, and they drew 2-2 against troubled Newcastle United at the weekend. They have a 2-2-3 record and has half as many points as Premier League leaders Manchester United.While the defending English champions’ confidence is dented, Porto is joint leader of the Portuguese league.Porto are undefeated in six domestic games and are on a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions, though it was surprisingly held to a 2-2 draw by minnows Moreirense last weekend.
Jamaica Scorpions lost two wickets just before close yesterday to put their WICB First-Class Championship clash against Guyana Jaguars in the balance heading into today’s second day at Sabina Park.The wickets, that of nightwatchman, Damion Jacobs, dismissed for zero off what turned out to be the last ball of the day, and Scorpions debutant, Antiguan Devon Thomas, 30, moments earlier, left Jamaica struggling at 63 for four.This is in chase of a first innings target of 189 scored by the Jaguars, which saw in-form spinner, Nikita Miller, taking a six-wicket haul.Winning the toss, and sending Guyana to bat, Jamaica had to endure a somewhat lukewarm first session with the Jaguars going to lunch at 80 for four.The Jaguars, after seeing out the early moisture in the wicket, were kept going by West Indies opener Assad Fudadin, who fell 15 minutes before the break.The left-handed Fudadin made 47 before he fell to Miller while his opening partner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, chipped in with 12. Captain Leon Johnson, 16, and all-rounder Raymon Reifer, zero, were the other batsmen to fall.MILLER SHOWAfter the break, it then became the Miller show as exercising his customary good control, and using bounce, flight and turn, he was able to take another five wickets.He eventually ended up with six for 46, while part-time off-spinner, John Campbell, who got the ball to turn sharply, supported best with three for 45.Vishual Singh, 45, and Chris Barnwell, 23, were the next best scorers.AT SABINA PARK: GUYANA JAGUARS 189 all out (Assad Fudadin 47, Vishal Singh 45; Nikita Miller 6-46, John Campbell 3-45 vs Scorpions 63-4 ( Devon Thomas 30; Veerasammy Permaul 2-1).AT BEAUSEJOUR: VOLCANOES 205-7 (Andre Fletcher 63, Devon Smith 32, Liam Sebastien 30; Uthman Mohammed 2-39, Imran Khan 2-57) vs Red Force.AT KENSINGTON OVAL: BARBADOS PRIDE 272-6 (Roston Chase 95 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-43) vs Hurricanes.
FOOTBALL’S-world governing body, FIFA, has denied a request by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to postpone its World Cup Qualifier on Good Friday, March 25, against Costa Rica at the National Stadium at 7 p.m. “The JFF wishes to advise that it made representation to FIFA for a possible change of date based on the sacred nature of Good Friday to many Jamaicans,” informed a JFF release yesterday. It added: “FIFA has responded that the change in date was not possible as the 2016 international match calendar has been approved since 2013.” Captain Horace Burrell, the JFF president, apologised. “Because we are a Christian society, I appealed to FIFA and asked them to postpone the game and have us play on another date. However, FIFA came back to us and said no,” Burrell told The Gleaner. “We had no intention to offend the Christians, but nothing can be done,” he emphasised. Burrell said arrangements could be made for a church service inside the venue before game time. “I am thinking of having a church service at the National Stadium before the game starts,” Burrell said. Meanwhile, ticket prices remain Grandstand Category One $6,500, Grandstand Category Two $5,500 and Bleachers $1,200.
The supporters, who gathered outside the Mountain View Primary School after voting, became boisterous and blocked the entrance to the polling station denying Brown Burke entry. Brown Burke was surrounded by a group of police officers as she sought to explain her presence at the polling station. “What she a do inna the constituency, this is not her constituency, she need to leave,” one supporter shouted. Jamaica Labour Party supporters at the Mountain View Primary School in the St Andrew Eastern constituency, are this morning expressing displeasure at the presence of PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke.
Reigning ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM turned in another smashing performance at Caymanas Park yesterday to win the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1500 metres by four lengths, covering the distance in the smart time of 1:31.3 on a slow surface.Racing for the first time since his historic win in the $6.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5, SEEKING MY DREAM, installed a 1-5 favourite with former champion Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, stalked the leader ALL CORRECT and the chasing CAMPESINO until going through on the inside entering the straight.Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as the classy 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ Alsafra, won, going away from the consistent CAMPESINO (5-2) in a field of seven.It was smiles all around and kudos from connections following the performance of SEEKING MY DREAM.CONFIDENT OF WIN”Although this was his first race since the Diamond Mile, I was confident he would win; maybe not in such cavalier fashion,” said re-elected MP Smith, accompanied by his sons, Jay and Duane.Winning rider Walker said SEEKING MY DREAM was so sharp that he could hardly contain him in third passing the half mile.”He pulled for his head, leaving the half mile and effortlessly improved into second behind his stable companion, All Correct … and it was over in a matter of strides,” said the four-time champion.DaCosta said that with this performance, SEEKING MY DREAM has firmly established himself as the best horse in the country.”His major objective is to win the Diamond Mile again in December and “I’m excited about his prospects,” said the leading trainer.Meanwhile, FEDORA, at odds of 7-1 with leading jockey Dane Nelson aboard and 9-5 favourite ORPHEUS (Shane Ellis) won the respective co-feature races over 1200 metres, the Hot Line Stakes for 3-y-o fillies and Sir Howard Stakes for colts and geldings in fine style.
He mentioned, in particular President of the Tivoli Gardens Football Club Edward Seaga, and chairman of the Clarendon-based Humble Lion FC Mike Henry as individuals who have been funding Premier League clubs outside of the sponsorship deals. ” Several of the clubs, too much is dependent on one individual,” Davies added. “When (for instance) Mr. Seaga decides he has given enough to Tivoli or Mike Henry at Humble Lion, is there a structure that will succeed if any of these individuals step out,” he mused. While declining to provide a dollar figure on how much it takes to run his club, Arnett Gardens, Davies said that after preparing a full budget he knows the present situation cannot continue. “The present model cannot last. You see from time to time teams get promoted, and by the next year, they are demoted. I believe that in the excitement of being promoted, I don’t think they realise what’s fully involved.” Similar scenarios CHAIRMAN of the Arnett Gardens Football Club Omar Davies does not believe that Jamaica’s top football league the Red Stripe Premier League, can survive under its current model. Davies, who was speaking to Maurice Foster on Power 106 FM’s Power Play on Thursday evening, said that while he is grateful for what his club receives from title sponsorship, it nothing compared to what it actually takes to run a club. “While there is a title sponsor, and I’m grateful for what they contribute, what we receive from sponsorship does not match up to what is required to keep a team going,” said Davies, a former minister of finance. The Premier League is currently sponsored by Red Stripe, which signed a three-year deal in 2011, which it renewed for five years in 2014. The value of the deal was not revealed but it was rumoured to be in the range of $800 million, which is divided among the 12 clubs in the league as well as going towards prize money for the winning team. The winning team for this season’s Premier League Montego Bay United won $2.5 million. This represents the biggest sponsorship of local football. “While I commend the powers that be in terms of the organisation of the Premier League, I have indicated to other clubs that we need to make the public aware of the cost of running a Premier League club for a year,” said Davies. Montego Bay United is heavily subsidised by the club’s president, Orville Powell, which Davies said is consistent with a number of other clubs in the league. “In several instances several clubs are surviving because of an individual, and I can name the clubs. “That’s not something that can go forward, and it doesn’t make sense to have two or three clubs surviving because you need a larger number for the Premier League to survive.”
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 A man in a black t-shirt supporting Revolution, a Nordic resistance movement gestures as he is escorted off the court by security, during the ATP tennis tournament Swedish Open semifinal match between Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer, in Bastad, Sweden, Saturday July 22, 2017. (Adam Ihse/TT via AP)BASTAD, Sweden — A man walked on to Centre Court during a Swedish Open semifinal and shouted Nazi slogans and raised his arm in a Nazi-like salute on Saturday.The man casually walked on to the court during the all-Spanish match between David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco, and shouted “Heil victory” while raising his right fist. Booing from the crowd drowned out his other comments, and he was led away without fuss by police. He was wearing a black T-shirt promoting Revolution, a Nordic resistance movement.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Tournament director Chris Hult defended the event’s security, saying the man was not considered a threat by security guards. The man was reportedly arrested for trespass.Ferrer beat two-time runner-up Verdasco 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach his fourth Swedish Open final. He’ll be going for his third title at the beach resort of Bastad after wins in 2007 and 2012.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’In the final on Sunday, he’ll play Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, who beat Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-3, 6-2. Dolgopolov will play for his fourth career title, and second of the year after winning in Buenos Aires in February. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Belo has complete faith in Chot: ‘He knows what’s best for the team and me’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ View comments Sara Blicavs collected 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Australia, which improved to 2-0 in Group B after beating South Korea in the opener.Australia put the game away early as it took a 68-23 lead at the half.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’The Philippines, which got clobbered by defending champion Japan, 106-55, on Sunday, slipped to 0-2.Janine Pontejos paces Perlas with 18 points and three assists. The Philippines faces Korea on Tuesday. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas suffered another lopsided loss, this time, at the hands of powerhouse Australia, 107-65, in the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Monday at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium at Bangalore, India.The Philippines was determined to give a better showing but it just couldn’t match Australia’s firepower and had little to counter its huge size advantage.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Cavs’ Irving irked being included in off-season George, Butler trade talks—report
“He was really aggressive,” Jokic said of his fellow big man. “We just continued to play aggressive.”Now, about that pass to Wilson Chandler just before halftime: Jokic was dribbling down the court, had a defender on him and tried to loft it behind his back to Chandler for a highlight-reel dunk.Only, it was a bit too high.“I thought he could jump. He’s an athletic guy,” Jokic teased in the locker room.“My fault,” Chandler quickly responded.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, left, picks up a loose ball as Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam. APDENVER — Nikola Jokic received some playful ribbing for his errant, behind-the-back pass on a fast break late in the first half.On this night, that was about all that went wrong for the Denver Nuggets.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Worth shouting about: George Springer wins World Series MVP 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 Jamal Murray scored 16 of his 24 points in a decisive third-quarter spurt, Jokic added 16 rebounds and 10 assists while narrowly missing a triple-double, and the Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors 129-111 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“We moved the ball and were unselfish, made a lot of cuts, made the defense work,” said Murray, who has scored at least 20 in three straight games. “We kept playing our game and they tried to play to our pace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPaul Millsap added 20 points in his best offensive output since joining the Nuggets. He signed a three-year, $90 million deal with Denver in July, but has recently struggled with his jumper.Millsap had 13 points in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers, to jump-start the Nuggets early. LATEST STORIES Nuggets: F Juancho Hernangomez missed a sixth straight game with mononucleosis. “I do not anticipate him being back for a few weeks,” coach Michael Malone said. …. Broncos LB Von Miller showed up wearing an Avalanche hockey sweater bearing his No. 58. … Denver connected on 16 3-pointers to start a six-game homestand.MID-RANGE MANMalone called DeMar DeRozan the “king of the mid-range jumper.” DeRozan shot 4 of 10 to finish with a season-low 10 points for Toronto.“DeMar does it in a different way,” Casey said. “He still gets to the free throw line. He gets a three the old-fashioned way.”HIGH PRAISECasey said Jokic’s game reminds him of Dallas standout Dirk Nowitzki.“As far as his range and size, the way he gets the ball up on his shot. You can’t get to it,” Casey said. “You have to have extraordinary reach to get to his shot. They do some special things to try to create space for him.”UPSETMalone wasn’t pleased with his team allowing 40 points in the fourth quarter even if the game was well in hand.“Unacceptable,” he said. “I don’t care what the score is, how much you’re up. Our defense the last six minutes was embarrassing.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Murray broke loose in the third to help turn a 60-51 lead into a 36-point advantage in a matter of minutes. The 43 points in the third marked the biggest quarter for the Nuggets this season.Jokic finished with eight points and didn’t play over the final 7:41. Not that he minded missing out on his seventh career triple-double.“I couldn’t make shots today,” said Jokic, who was 4 of 10 from the field. “I didn’t force it. I tried to do some other stuff.”Norman Powell led the Raptors with 14 points as they made their fifth stop on a six-game road swing, their longest of the season.“That was an embarrassing performance by all of us, from coaches to players,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “One thing we said: You’ve got to come in here and compete and play hard, play a physical game, and we didn’t do either one on either end of the floor.”Murray was briefly checked out by trainers in the first quarter after flying into the courtside seats while trying to steal a pass. He landed about three rows back and in the vicinity of Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene.In the process, Murray also spilled a beer and had to make a quick trip into the locker room to change jerseys.“I smelled like Heineken,” he said.TIP-INSRaptors: Delon Wright had 12 points off the bench. … Kyle Lowry finished with nine points. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny