UAAP Starting 5: Week 8

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny If there’s one thing that stands out in Jerrick Ahanmisi’s game, it’s putting the ball through the hoop.In Adamson’s calculated approach to the game where every single player has a role, Ahanmisi was blessed with the task to shoot.The lanky wingman averaged 18.5 points per game and that’s pretty much it as the other statistical categories belong to his teammates.Guard: Paul Desiderio (University of the Philippines)Paul Desiderio does not give a (expletive) about field goal percentage, and in an all-important game against Far Eastern University the UP senior showed why.UP had to win their game against FEU on Saturday to barge into the fourth spot and Desiderio didn’t let his disastrous 5-of-22 clip deter him from taking the game-winning shot.With the scores tied at 56-56 and the ball in his hands with 6.2 seconds left, Desiderio looked down his good friend Ron Dennison in the eyes, dribbled to the left wing and shot the game-winning triple the basketball gods bestowed upon him.And as UP head coach Bo Perasol said, in this is better in Filipino, “may kakapalan talaga” and for all you English snobs out there it roughly translates to “the guy’s got balls.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Honorable mentionsRicci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers)As Ben Mbala returned to form, Ricci Rivero promptly took the backseat.Rivero, though, still produced more than respectable numbers of 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, three assists, and three steals in La Salle’s two wins this week.Marvin Lee (University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers)Alright, forget wins for a second because Marvin Lee looked like the lone Growling Tiger from University of Santo Tomas who put up a fight.Lee was awfully quiet in UST’s 75-70 loss to Adamson as Growling Tigers head coach Boy Sablan preferred to have Oliver De Guzman as the main point guard.Against La Salle, however, Lee felt the pressure of an impending 0-14 season that he singlehandedly dogged a UST fight despite losing by 35, 94-59.Lee scored a game-high 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, while grabbing seven rebounds.Those numbers, though, doesn’t hold justice to Lee’s efforts since the UST captain visibly tried to hold his emotions when the final buzzer sounded. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img The standings have remained pretty much the same the week prior with Ateneo and La Salle still at the top two spots and Adamson U sitting comfortably at third with its closest pursuers two games behind.The action is in the fourth place battle with University of the Philippines and Far Eastern U locked in heated race and National University relying on other teams to lose if it hopes to get to the 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 smogAnd with that said, here are the best players, by position, this week.Center: Ben Mbala (De La Salle Green Archers) Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ WATCH: Get to know Rey Nambatac in 7 questions 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 The king is back and he brought back the same form that made him the UAAP’s most formidable force.After a lackluster week prior to this one, Ben Mbala wreaked havoc like no one other than himself can.The reigning MVP put up 21 points and 12.5 rebounds to lead La Salle to two wins this week.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (University of the East Red Warriors)ADVERTISEMENT It’s the tail end of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and frankly that’s about it.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Although Alvin Pasaol was limited to a season-low eight points against Ateneo, Pasaol still averaged a respectable 15.5 points in the two games this week while averaging eight rebounds.Oh, and Pasaol’s struggles on the field against the Blue Eagles was the product of pure defense Ateneo employed on him.Plus, Pasaol’s 23 points against La Salle were scored with Mbala playing as his main defender.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)It’s a fact that Thirdy Ravena can straight up ball—and not just on the offense.Ravena was a major factor why Pasaol put up his worst offensive output this season, hounding UE’s star pretty much the whole way with Vince Tolentino helping in the flanks.And Ravena put up an efficient 17-point, eight-rebound, four-assist afternoon while shooting 67 percent from the field in 19 minutes of play.Guard: Jerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University Falcons)last_img read more

Chelsea team news: Premier League line up – Predicted Blues XI v West Ham

first_img 11 Attacking midfield: Oscar 11 Right wing: Willian Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic It’s been a long wait Chelsea fans, but now, for the first time since March, the Blues will play a truly competitive game again.Although that famous 2-2 draw against Spurs in May was far from a relaxed affair, it’s been five months since Chelsea were knocked out of both the Champions League and FA Cup in the same week, leaving them with nothing left to play for in the 2015/16 season.It’s finally time for the Blues to begin putting the many ghosts of last season to rest and they can start with a win in tonight’s London derby at home to West Ham.Antonio Conte’s Premier League debut should answer many questions about how his side are going to line up during his time at Stamford Bridge. Will it be the 4-2-4 formation with Costa and Batshuayi starting together up front, or will we see a more conventional 4-3-3 side with solidity in defensive midfield and Diego Costa on his own up top?Take a look at how we think Chelsea will line up against West Ham by clicking the right arrow above. Centre-back: Gary Cahill 11 11 11 Left-back: Cesar Azpilicueta 11 11 Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – Click the right arrow above to see how Chelsea could look against West Ham… 11 11 Defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic 11 Left wing: Eden Hazard Centre-back: John Terry 11 Striker: Diego Costalast_img read more