CRYSTAL PALACE VS SOUTHAMPTONSouthampton have every reason to be confident having beaten Crystal Palace in their last SEVEN league clashes; Palace last won against Southampton in December 2008 at Selhurst Park, in the Championship. But in 12 previous clashes between the Eagles and the Saints in the Premier League at home and away, Palace have never won, losing eight and drawing the other four.NORWICH CITY VS EVERTONIn their last six league games Norwich have scored three goals, while they have conceded 27, the most in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich have kept just one clean sheet all season; only bottom-placed Aston Villa have the same number of clean sheets. And away Everton have scored 11 goals; only Leicester (18), Arsenal (16) and West Ham (13) have scored more away from home.SUNDERLAND VSWATFORDSunderland have won their last four home league games against Watford, whose last victory there came more than 21 years ago, in November 1994. They have scored only nine home goals but they have conceded only eight. This is only the third time these teams will have met in the Premier League; on the last occasions, in the 1999-2000 season Sunderland won both at home and away.WEST HAM VSSTOKE CITYWest Ham have won just two home games in what is their last season at the Boleyn Ground before next season’s move to the Olympic Stadium. Stoke arrive having won three of their last four league games, including last Saturday’s impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City that knocked them off the top of the table. The Potters have managed just six away goals this season – only West Bromwich Albion (4) and Newcastle (3) have found the net fewer times on their travels.LIVERPOOL VSWEST BROMLiverpool return to Anfield where they have scored just eight goals. Only Watford (6), Stoke (7) and Aston Villa (5) have fewer home goals in the Premier League. However, the Reds have conceded only nine at home. In 10 league visits to Anfield, Albion have lost eight and won two, most recently in February 2013 – their last win over Liverpool home or away.TOTTENHAM VSNEWCASTLETottenham are now unbeaten in 14 successive Barclays Premier League, winning six and drawing eight to record their best run in the top flight since March 1985 (when they were also unbeaten in 14 First Division matches). Spurs have 14 home goals; only Manchester City (23) and Everton (16) have more.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo dominates San Beda, sweeps way to Filoil title But SJ Belangel’s triple in the 1:38 mark stopped San Beda’s march and gave the Blue Eagles a 73-59 lead.Tournament MVP Angelo Kouame then, followed up with a defensive haymaker coming up with an emphatic block on San Beda big man Donald Tankoua in the following possession for the Red Lions.“We fell short, and I know that my players really fought back in the second half, but a 19-point deficit against Ateneo, of all teams, that’s really a difficult situation to be in,” said Fernandez in Filipino. “Again looking ahead to the NCAA, this will be a good lesson for them.”“What happened to us against Ateneo was a learning curve and there are teams that really prepared against us and what Ateneo did to us other teams will also probably do that to us as well.”ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan A loss as disappointing as that one could easily dampen any team’s spirit, but for Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez that setback was a welcome development as they turn their attention to the NCAA.“This is a learning curve for us,” said Fernandez, whose team trailed. 45-26, at the end of the first half, at the Arena in San Juan. “I think this is one usual thing, we lost this game and we lost a championship so this is a lesson learned.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We know what we have to do, we came back in the third and the fourth, and so we kind of adjusted.”The Red Lions, through their pressing defense, were able to chip away at Ateneo’s lead in the fourth even cutting it to as low as 11 in the final two minutes. MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda’s aspirations of becoming a repeat champion in the Filoil Preseason Cup fell apart when Ateneo showed its might in the championship game on Saturday.The Blue Eagles, the reigning UAAP champions, easily brushed off the NCAA champions Red Lions aside with a 76-62 beating for the title.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt has described the unveiling of his statue in front of Kingston’s National Stadium as one of the greatest moments of his career.The statue, commissioned by the Jamaican government and revealed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, stands in front of the place where 15 years ago Bolt won the junior championships to announce himself to the world.”For me this is up there, it can’t be doubted that this is one of the greatest moments in my career,” Bolt told Reuters after the unveiling on Sunday.”Having a statue in the National Stadium where it all began; there are no words, I am just happy and really excited about this.”The statue was sculpted by Jamaican artist Basil Watson and features the 31-year-old in his trademark ‘lightning bolt’ pose, seen many times over the years as he set world records in the 100 and 200 metres, winning 11 world and eight Olympic golds.”It was all worth it: the losses, the injuries, everything I’ve been through, it’s all worth it,” said Bolt, who signed off his stellar career with bronze in the 100m at the world championships in London earlier this year.”It’s a wonderful thing to look back and see what your career has brought you. I’m very happy and proud of myself for the work. It’s just a good time and I am in a good place.”Holness has previously said that Bolt’s performances over the years has elevated the status of Jamaican sport.”I have always aimed to make my country proud and to put my country in the best light possible so for the Prime Minster to say that it showed that my work paid off and it’s something that I am happy about,” Bolt added. “In any way that I can continue doing that, it would be great.”advertisementBolt was stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals when his former 4x100m relay team mate Nesta Carter retroactively tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Carter has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision resulting from the doping test.Bolt, the only sprinter to win the 100m, 200m and 4×100 relay titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016) until Carter’s test result, was not losing any sleep over the medal missing from his glittering collection.”I haven’t really been following it (the appeal). I’m just waiting on the time for them to say what is what. I’m just focusing on which direction I want my career to go,” he said.