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first_imgFormer champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry has successfully appealed a 20-day suspension and $10,000 fine imposed by the raceday stewards for his failure to ride MEET JUSTIN on its merits in the fourth race on Saturday, July 26.The Patrick Lynch-trained MEET JUSTIN finished fourth to the 30-1outsider DON TUDOR over the straight in a three-year-old maiden race on the day in question, but the stewards were not satisfied with the ride and summoned the jockey to an enquiry on September 29.His suspension was to have taken effect on October 10, but he appealed to the full commission and was granted a stay until the case was reviewed on Tuesday.COMPELLINGARGUMENTSAfter hearing submissions from the stewards, trainer Patrick Lynch and compelling arguments from Ed Barnes representing Henry, the full commission overturned the decision of the stewards, allowing Henry to walk.Since his return from a stint in the United States in July, Henry has been riding very well, notching 32 wins (including a recent four-timer) to hold down ninth position in the jockeys’ standings.- O.C.last_img read more

first_imgKOLKATA, India (AP):Captain Shahid Afridi produced a superb all-round effort as Pakistan opened their World Twenty20 campaign by dispatching Bangladesh by 55 runsyesterday.Afridi’s 19-ball 49 boosted Pakistan to a record 201-5 total after electing to bat. He then grabbed 2-27 with his leg spin as Bangladesh were restricted to 146-6.Afridi built on a 95-run,second-wicket stand between Mohammad Hafeez (64) and opener Ahmed Shehzad (52) on a good batting surface at Eden Gardens, smashing four fours and four sixes. Hafeez hit seven fours and two sixes off 42 balls while Shehzad struck eight fours off 39.Shehzad played solidly and was quick to punish loose balls before he was caught at midwicket off leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman in the 14th over.Hafeez got to his first 50 in the World Twenty20 with asingle off Mashrafe Mortaza in the next over, which went for 18 runs as Afridi bludgeoned some huge shots on the leg side.Hafeez was out to a brilliant catch by Soumya Sarkar at the deep midwicket fence. Sarkar plucked the ball from high on his left and, realising he would cross the boundary, flicked it up and jumped back inside the boundary line to complete the catch.Afridi, too, was caught in the deep, but promoting himself up the order paid off as Pakistan registered their highest score at a World Twenty20 and the seventh highest in tournament history.KEYROLE”My performances play a key role,” Afridi said. “It’s a big event and as captain, as a senior player, I had to lead by example. The first six overs were important and Hafeez and Shehzad did very well.”In reply, Bangladesh could not put up a spirited fight and failed to build enough partnerships.Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 50 not out off 40 balls with five fours and one six, but the pressure of a huge target told on their batsmen.Afridi removed well-set batsmen Sabbir Rahman (25) and Tamim Iqbal (24) to undermine Bangladesh’s chase.”Chasing 200 is always difficult with the Pakistan bowling attack,” Bangladesh captain Mortaza said. “And after six overs, it was almost impossible. Shakib batted very well and we got 150, so it’s not that bad. We didn’t bowl well today.”last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has hinted at a strained relationship with both West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron, and director of cricket Richard Pybus ever since he was suspended for controversial comments about team selection last September.In a wide-ranging interview with noted cricket website, ESPN Cricinfo, Simmons revealed that while there was communication with both officials, it was not extensive, and pointed out that there had been no personal congratulatory messages on the recent Twenty20 World Cup success.”Relationship is a difficult word. He communicates via emails, but he has not spoken to me since the suspension,” Simmons said in reference to Pybus.”It’s sad because this is not about him or me, this is about West Indies cricket. There has not even been any personal or team congratulatory message on the World Cup win.”Trinidadian Simmons, who has been in the job for exactly a year now, said he had a similar relationship with Cameron.”It is the same thing. It was good when I first came in. I would get the occasional text message and I earned a big hug when we won the Test match in Barbados [against England],” he explained.”But since my suspension, there has been no communication, not verbal nor written, and again, no congratulatory message.”Simmons took up the Windies role following the Cricket World Cup last March and presided over a 1-1 draw in a three-Test series against England and 2-0 loss to Australia.Ahead of the Test tour of Sri Lanka, he was slapped with a suspension by the WICB after complaining to journalists about “interference from outside” in the selection of the one-day squad to tour Sri Lanka.Simmons was referring to the continued exclusion of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.After missing the tour of Sri Lanka, Simmons was reinstated for the Australia series after tendering a public apology for his comments. However, despite the difficulties of the last year, he said he remained highly motivated for the task ahead.last_img read more

first_imgTHE eighth running of the Seek Exercise Book Back to School Trophy race over 1300 metres for open allowance horses will highlight today’s 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, with a purse of $1 million.Sponsored by Book Empire Limited, manufacturers of Seek Exercise books, the race returns to the calendar following a two-year absence, during which the sponsors focused on rebranding, according to Bruce Baylis, managing director of Book Empire.With eight horses declared today, the field is high on quality, having attracted seven starters from the August 1 Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy over 1200 metres, which saw TRADITIONAL PRINCE running on strongly with topweight to win in a blanket finish involving five horses.TRADITIONAL PRINCE got up in the nick of time to beat favourite FORTUNEONEHUNDRED by a neck, with another neck to SCOPP JORYDNE in third and a short head to EDISON in fourth. All renew rivalry today, along with RIO COBRE and PUDDY POOH, who were some 41/2 lengths in sixth and seventh, respectively.impressive workWhile I expect an improved performance from this year’s 1000 Guineas winner, PUDDY POOH, who has worked impressively and now has the services of former champion jockey, Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry, the one best equipped to pull it off is the speedy American five-year-old horse, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, to again be ridden by title-chasing jockey Robert Halledeen for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED was outsped by the fleet-footed TALENTED TONY K for the first 800 metres in the BGLC Trophy, before going by leaving the quarter pole. In the end he was caught on the inside by the very fast-finishing TRADITIONAL PRINCE, who renews rivalry on 2.0kg worse terms.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has less speed to contend with today and I am expecting him to turn for home ahead of PUDDY POOH and RIO COBRE, holding on well for the victory ahead of the closers SCOOP JORDYNE and EDISON.This being Seek Back to School annual raceday, nine of the other 10 races on the card will carry the names of Seek products.Firm fancies for me are HOLOGRAM SHADOW to repeat in the second race for the Seek Double Line Trophy, LORD CHEPSO in the fourth for the Seek Scrapbook Trophy, DIAMOND in the seventh for the Seek Customer Trophy, and BATTLE SONG in the ninth race over the straight for the Seek 70 Sheet Trophy.last_img read more

first_img We figured that the club should ask for five or 10 per cent of fees that any player received through cricket after they had reached the stage of regional and international representation. We talked to the JCA about it many times, but nothing came of it. We thought of doing it alone, but then we figured that would not make sense since all the players had to do was, maybe, join another club. It is over 20 years now that that suggestion was made, and ignored, and now I understand that the JCA will be holding a meeting shortly to discuss the same topic. He who feels it knows it. The West Indies Board needs money, the clubs need money, West Indies cricket needs money, and one way of getting it is through the skill of their players, or whicever players they may be, once they are West Indians. Once upon a time, West Indies players were so good, so great, that they would make millions of dollars for playing cricket anywhere in the world. This time around, and in this sort of cricket, there are some nuggets still around, including Gayle and Russell, Pollard himself and Carlos Brathwaite, but the West Indies Board had better be careful. It had better trod gingerly. This move was badly timed, and this move, as good as it seems, appears rushed. It seems like a move designed to get back at certain players for saying certain things, and that would defeat the whole purpose, and all the good intentions. Some things are not as bad as they sometimes seem to be. Most times, it depends on how they are said, or written, or how they are presented. In-demand players The West Indies must be careful, especially as a free for all, with everybody paying in a tit-for-tat formula, could end up benefitting no one at all and, in particular, the West Indies, who have so many overseas players in their own CPL league. It be could be penny wise, and pound foolish. On top of that, what would happen if the organisers really objected to paying the money? Would the West Indies Cricket Board then call on the players to pay it from their fees, or would the board then suspend them, or ban them from West Indies cricket? Back in the late 1980s, 1990s, and the early 2000s, during my time as the president of Melbourne, in the days of the Milo – Melbourne Festival, plus the President’s Luncheons, fish fries, bingo parties, and dances, back in the days when money was tight and it was difficult making ends meet, the committee came up with what we thought was a beautiful idea. We were at that time, and even up to now, producing a fair number of first-class players and Test players, including the great Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, and we thought it would be a good idea if we were to get back a little of what we spent in developing these players into what they had become. Free for all Money, it is said, especially by those who do not have it, is the root of all evil. To those who have it, however, especially a lot of it, money, if it is used properly, is the key to happiness and success. The West Indies Cricket Board has no money, or very little. It has no success on the field recently, or very little. It wants some money in a bid to find success, and it plans to get that money one way or another. With the dwindling gate receipts hurting West Indies cricket, the board’s only source of revenue is its share of revenue from the ICC and from television. The problem of the board is where to find the money. The money should come from the players, but therein lies the problem: the WIBC does not control the players. It has no players. As the body governing West Indies cricket, the board selects the West Indies team. The member countries, however, are the ones that parade them in regional competition and then leave the West Indies Board to select the best of them for international competition. It is as simple as that, or it should be as simple as that. Even though this seems to have been forgotten, or ignored, over the years, this is how it was meant to be, and this is how it should be. West Indies cricket, made up of 12 different countries and six members, and with no one to control it, is a complex and confusing thing. The players all belong to the member countries and to the respective clubs in the member countries. They are the ones who discover the players, who nurture their talent, and put it on display in local and in regional competitions. The West Indies Cricket Board is in a bind. They are short of money to do what should be done, e.g., to pay the players properly and to administer cricket properly – to provide proper coaching, especially at the youth level, to provide good facilities, and to assist the clubs in some way. The board say that its players are in demand, that they are all around the world playing in T20 cricket and that they are making money doing so, and they have decided that they want some of that money. First of all, Kieron Pollard is the player the West Indies Cricket Board refused the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in Bangladesh although Pollard is not on the West Indies team, although Pollard is not a contracted player with the West Indies board, even though the board should have no control over him, and even though other West Indians are playing around the world without even a murmur. This seems a case of double standards. The Board has since clarified its position by saying that the 20 per cent it is asking for is to be paid by the organising board and not by the player, or players, and has back-tracked a bit since by “releasing” Pollard. This all started with the West Indies Cricket Board’s refusal to sign the NOC for Pollard to go Bangladesh to play and the objection to the demand by the international players association Cricket South Africa, and Cricket Australia while saying that it is a restraint of trade and that they are willing to fight it. The West Indies Cricket Board, however, claims it is not a restraint of trade by saying that they have a right to a percentage of the players’ fees due to their investment in the players’ development. And a precedent has already been set. India, through their Indian Premier League, made a contribution equivalent to 10 per cent of the fees to the countries involved and to the West Indies Cricket Board for Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, and Andre Russell for two years up to the West Indies strike in India a year ago. That may have been a PR exercise, but whatever it was, it was not a part of the players’ fee, as the board’s letter of refusal to Pollard first implied it should have been. A third of the money from the IPL was kept by the West Indies Board, a third was paid to the Jamaica Cricket Association, and a third was paid to the player’s club, to Lucas, Melbourne, St. Elizabeth, and St. Catherine for their role in developing the players. Right or wrong, and although the players do not belong to them, maybe that is why the West Indies Board is looking in that direction this time. Money is short, and he who feels it knows it. Something seems wrong, however. Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa say that the issue of fees was brought up by the West Indies at a recent ICC meeting, but nothing was agreed. Michael Muirhead of the West Indies Board, on the other hand, said he was told that it was agreed upon. It’s all a mess, and especially that despite everything, somewhere along the line, Bangladesh appears to have agreed to pay over 10 per cent of the players’ fees to the West Indies Cricket Board. The West Indies Cricket Board had better be careful it does not have another crisis on its hand. Something disruptive always seems to happen in West Indies cricket every time something good happens. Money is needed, and a fee for the services of top West Indies players playing around the world seems a good idea. But it must be well thought out, and it must be well thrashed out between all concerned before any decision is taken, especially as it concerns the problem-ridden West Indies. Five or 10 per cent feeslast_img read more

first_imgThe third season of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup came to the expected dramatic and spectacular end over the weekend. After some initial trepidation by some of the stakeholders of the schoolboy football product, the growth and popularity of this concept of a ‘Champions League’ for schoolboy football has worked wonders and is now being fully embraced across the entire football fraternity. The features injected by the main sponsors, of strategically pitting the best of rural versus the best of urban, and having all the games played on the best available surfaces in the country, as well as presenting a wider fun-filled experience on matchdays have understandably connected and resonated big time with the general public. The ISSA-FLOW Super Cup despite its relatively short existence, is the fastest growing football-related experience in Jamaica. This rapid growth and impact is taking place in the midst of yet another round of painful and heartfelt complaints by the owners and managers of the local Premier League clubs. Untenable, unworkable, impossible, senseless are but some of the many disparaging words being used to describe the situation as exists with the clubs in the nation’s elite league. Just last week, two of the bigger clubs in former national champions Arnett Gardens and city rivals Waterhouse squealed out in tandem about the crippling financial situation gripping the clubs. Both clubs proceeded to trim the size of their squads and to further cut the already meagre pay packages to their players. The problems are even deeper than the clubs’ inability to balance their books. It reportedly takes in the region of $20-30 million dollars per season to finance the running of a Premier League club with the winning prize at the end of the season being between $2 and $3 million. The fact that the Jamaica Football Federation in recent years has basically marginalised the players emerging from the league as it relates to meaningful national senior selection; has had an immeasurably negative effect on the marketability of the players and ultimately the league, which also translates into less and less players gaining the exposure needed to invite significant overseas contracts. There has long been an emerging sense of hopelessness as it concerns to the viability and sustenance of the local Premier League. Lots of hot air is still being emitted re: the implementation of a franchise system as the saviour, which is yet to be translated into any semblance of action. The Red Stripe Premier League is crying out for help but the cries seem to be falling on deaf ears. The league has been relegated to the role of the proverbial ‘worthless big brother’ being overshadowed by the more ambitious and progressive ‘little brothers’ the Manning Cup, the daCosta Cup and now the Super Cup continue to get all the praise and the raise. In that kind of wider context and in a space where there has not been a national senior knock-out competition for several years, a SENIOR SUPER CUP along the conceptual lines of the Flow Super Cup would most certainly give the local Premier League a much-needed shot in the arm. If managed and promoted along the same lines and with the same vigour, commitment and creativity. We do have a distinct tendency in Jamaica to en masse gravitate towards ideas that work. There is no doubt that the Flow Super Sup has worked and continues to work at the schoolboy level. In the absence of alternative inspiration, there is no insurmountable reason why the concept of the Flow Super Cup could not work at the senior elite club level. It is certainly worth a try. Negative effectlast_img read more

first_imgMarlon Samuels’ performance in the 2016 final of the International Cricket Council World Twenty20 has seen him being nominated for this year’s 56th staging of the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the year award. Samuels showed once again that he is a man for the big occasion when he turned in a second man-of-the-match performance in an International Cricket Council World Twenty20 final to lead the regional side to the 2016 title. The 35-year-old Jamaican came to crease two deliveries into the second over, as England had the West Indies at one run for the loss of one wicket and that would soon turn 11 runs for three wickets in pursuit of 156 for victory. But despite the team’s precarious position, Samuels exuded his usual confidence which caught the eye of England’s Ben Stokes, who was fielding at mid-off. Stokes began sledging the right-handed batsman and Samuels, not being one to back from a challenge, returned the verbals. But it was his bat that spoke the loudest; cracking nine 4s and two 6s in an unbeaten 85 off 66 deliveries at a strike rate of 128.78, as he was there at the end to witness Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes off Stokes in the final over, as the West Indies won by four wickets with two deliveries to spare. Samuels’ tournament winning 85 not out was his highest Twenty20 score of the year, as he averaged 29.25 runs from 11 matches. In Test cricket he averaged a modest 23 runs from eight matches with a highest of 76 against Pakistan in October. He, however, starred for the West Indies in One-Day Internationals (ODI) and was the team’s best batsman in the tri-nation series versus Australia and South Africa. He scored 374 runs in 10 ODI matches at an average of over 37.40 including his maiden ODI ton against Australia, 125. Samuels was named West Indies Cricketer of the Year and the One-Day International Cricketer of the Year at the West Indies Cricket Board’s annual awards function in July. It is on the back of these performances that former Jamaican and West Indies cricketer and sports analyst, Maurice Foster, believes Samuels is certainly the most deserving cricketer to be considered for sportsman of the year award. “If any cricketer was going to be nominated it had to be Marlon (Samuels), who was the most consistent of all the Jamaican players and he was the man-of-match in the final of the World Cup and his innings really allowed the West Indies to win that World Cup,” Foster, who is a former sportsman of the year award recipient himself, said. “The bar for me is very high where Marlon (Samuels) is concerned based on his potential. But nevertheless when you look at the personalities in cricket he stood out more than others despite a really checkered year for him and a lack of consistency; every now and then he played some crucial innings for the West Indies. And the true test of any cricketer is their performance in Test cricket or in a final.” Foster further reasoned that it is Samuels’ personality that allowed him to thrive in adverse situations, such as in the final against England when he had a confrontation with Stokes and in making his highest score of the year against Australia; a team he has had a bit of history with. “Animosity between teams sometimes motivates you and maybe Marlon was motivated by the fact that he was playing England and them themselves are sledging and making comments about him when he goes to the middle and therefore you have to get the upper hand,” Foster reasoned. “So he probably concentrated a little bit more and was a little bit more determined to perform and also against the Australians, who introduced sledging to cricket and sometimes take it to a level that I believe is not in the realms of sportsmanship.” Foster added: “He could be a bit more motivated when he is playing against England or Australia and wants to do well against them because of the comments and the personalities on the field that he really doesn’t have that kind of friendly rapport with.” Chris Gayle was the last cricketer to cop the coveted Jamaica Sportsman of the Year award winning back in 2010. Besides Gayle; the other cricketers to have won the award are Jackie Hendricks (1966), Lawrence Rowe (1972, 1974), Maurice Foster (1973), Jeffrey Dujon (1988), Patrick Patterson (1991), James Adams (1994), and Courtney Walsh (1998, 1999, 2000). The RJR Sports Foundation is for the 56th year honouring outstanding achievements in sports by professional or amateur Jamaican athletes who have represented the country in an internationally recognised sporting competition between January 1st and December 31st of each year. The award ceremony is slated to take place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on January 13, 2017.last_img read more

first_imgSports lawyer Dr Emir Crowne has said that Olympian Nesta Carter has a good chance of getting his 2008 Olympic gold medal back when his legal team submits an official appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Carter and his Beijing Games 4x100m relay teammates (Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Dwight Thomas) were disqualified and had their medal stripped by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he retroactively tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine.Crowne was the attorney for Dominique Blake, another Jamaican athlete who tested positive for using the substance, but he had managed to get her a reduced ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).He told The Gleaner, during an interview at the University of the West Indies yesterday, that there is only one way that it would be possible for Carter and his teammates to reclaim their medal.”The only way to get the medal back is to say that the substance was not listed in 2008. What the IOC did is decide it’s similar to something called2-Aminoheptane. The problem with that is there’s a rule that says if something has similar effects or similar biological properties, it is also banned. That rule is designed to stop ‘designer drugs’. The problem is methylhexaneamine was created in 1944 and was reintroduced in the United States in 2006, when ephedrine was banned. So it’s not like methylhexaneamine is a designer drug. It should have been listed either as far back as 1944 or at least 2006, because it’s materially unfair to athletes to have this ‘catch-all’ provision.”NATURAL JUSTICE CONCERNTo strengthen his point, Crowne compared the situation to banning a basic necessity for all athletes.”If I say hydrogen peroxide, or something biologically similar to it, is banned, is water now banned?” Crowne asked. “Under that rule, water is banned! Are we trying to stop people from drinking water?!”Crowne said that not listing the substance, at the time he mentioned, breaches the principles of natural justice and said that it is unfair of the IOC. This is especially since the IOC constitution says that the rule is designed to prevent “designer drugs”, and he does not find methylhexaneamine to be one.The sports lawyer expects the appeal process at CAS to take as long as up to six months to return a ruling.”If there’s even any hope of it (the ruling) being overturned, there’s going to be pressure on WADA and the IOC to ensure that it gets its best experts lined up to testify, like they always do in every hearing.”From the time you file a CAS appeal, it should be done within six months. That’s normal time frame, but with the vested interest in this case, it may drag on longer, but it would be one of the more precedent-setting cases in light of the doping climate we’re in now. It will also take three to four days for arguments in this case.”Crowne said he has reached out to Carter’s legal team to aid in their appeal and said that he is willing to work for a reduced fee or even pro bono (without charge).last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Cameroonian center Hamadou Laminou’s recovery proving faster than expected, Emilio Aguinaldo College seeks a share of top spot when it clashes with Letran on Tuesday, while San Beda and Arellano try to bounce back in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.One of the teams tipped to improve from last season, the Generals opened their campaign with a 74-64 drubbing of the St. Benilde Blazers in a game where the hurting Laminou topscored with 21 points last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Teng posts triple-double as Flying V books top seed IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIEScenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I feel like I’m just at 60 percent,” said Laminou heading into the 12 noon match. “I did not practice for the last two months. I’m not yet at 100 percent , but I’m trying my best to get back in shape.”San Beda, stung by a 92-96 defeat to the Lyceum Pirates last Friday, battles St. Benilde at 2 p.m., before Arellano tries to get back on track against the Jose Rizal U Bombers at 4 p.m.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’With the pool of big men in the league not as talented as in previous seasons, Laminou’s presence could just be the edge that the Generals need in their push for a first Final Four appearance.“He’s a very important player for us,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison. View comments Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ravena put up a team-high 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Blue Eagles while Matt Nieto added 11 points. Mike Nieto and Aaron Black chipped in 10 points each.Alvin Pasaol led UE with 22 points with Nick Abanto adding 10 points and nine rebounds. Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ateneo won by 18 but the Blue Eagles weren’t really able to establish complete dominance over the Red Warriors until the fourth period where Thirdy Ravena imposed himself.Ravena scored five unanswered points to cap off Ateneo’s 10-1 run to put the Blue Eagles ahead, 77-60, in the final minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“In the third we had the lead but we couldn’t really, we can’t say we had control of the game because they were keeping the score within distance,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “It’s a good thing our players responded and we played efficient offense in the fourth.”“UE is a tough team and I guess for a minute there we fell into the trap of thinking they were a 0-3 team and in the third we gave up 29 points against them.” How to help the Taal evacuees FILE PHOTO — Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena goes for a layup against University of the Philippines during their game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after whipping University of the East, 83-65, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles improved to 4-0 while the Red Warriors tied University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers at the bottom of the standings with identical 0-4 records.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more