Today’s games Tivoli Gardens will look to maintain pole position when they face the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in a top clash in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex today at 3 p.m. The match is crucial for both teams. Tivoli are on top on 42 points, the same as Montego Bay United. However, Tivoli enjoys a better goal difference, while UWI are in third position on 39. UWI’s coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle says although playing away, his team will be going to Tivoli’s home ground for a positive result. “It will be the last game in the second round of the preliminary stage, and a win could move us on the same points as Tivoli. We are going there for a positive result,” Gayle said on Friday. UWI will be missing midfielder Ramoun Reid, who is serving a one-match suspension after a red card picked up in his team’s last game against Humble Lion two weeks ago. “He will be missed, but it is also an opportunity for another player in the squad,” the coach said. UWI will welcome back striker Girvon Brown, who ended a one-year deal at CD Dragon in El Salvador. “Girvon Brown will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game. He is back and the international clearance was done, so he could be involved in the game,” Gayle informed. UWI will rely on players such as captain Rochane Smith, Keammar ‘Dada’ Daley, Kemar Flemmings, Patrick Brown and Jamie Robinson. Coach of Tivoli Omar Edwards says his team is intent on keeping UWI behind them. “We understand that UWI are improving. They beat us in the first round, so we are going out to turn that around. UWI are three points behind us, so we just have to prepare for that contest,” Edwards said. Tivoli will come for another home win courtesy of veteran Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson, Elton Thompson, captain Romaine Breakenridge and Tevin Shaw. – 3 p.m: Reno vs Montego Bay United at STETHS Complex – 3 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Jamalco at Anthony Spaulding Complex – 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Boys’ Town at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon – 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI at Edward Seaga Sports Complex – 5 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Waterhouse at Drewsland Stadium – 7 p.m: Harbour View vs Portmore United at Harbour View Stadium
At this stage in the PBA Governors’ Cup, and after all the heartaches NLEX endured in the first two conferences of the season, coach Yeng Guiao wants his Road Warriors to keep working doubly hard despite their magnificent turnaround so far.“We don’t want a tie,” Guiao said after a 109-99 victory over GlobalPort on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum that practically gave the Road Warriors a tie for a top four spot. “We want to be sure, because if you go to the quotient system, you can never tell.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Del Rosario rules Taiwan Royal Open, banks P2M Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NLEX 109 – GLOBALPORT 99NLEX 109—Fuller 33, Tiongson 21, Quinahan 18, Alas 12, Baguio 10, Mallari 8, Fonacier 4, Ighalo 3, Al-Hussaini 0, Lastimosa 0, J. Villanueva 0, Soyud 0, Taulava 0.GLOBALPORT 99—Holloway 29, Romeo 24, Anthony 15, Cortez 9, Arana 9, Guinto 6, Cardona 4, Baracael 3, Mamaril 0, Hubalde 0, Celiz 0.Quarters: 33-22, 56-54, 78-76, 109-99Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Aaron Fuller scored 33 points and had 20 rebounds and Juami Tiongson tossed in 14 of his career-high 21 in the fourth to power the Road Warriors to their seventh win in nine games.In the nightcap, Barangay Ginebra needed an extra five minutes to repulse Star, 105-101, for its sixth straight win.Import Justin Brownlee unloaded 33 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to pace the Gin Kings, who grabbed the solo lead at 6-1 and likewise inched closer to the next round.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’Guiao believes they are just one more triumph away from a twice-to-beat edge in the first round of the playoffs.“Being 7-2 is a good place to be at,” said Guiao. “But we need eight [wins] to make the top four and we don’t want to take chances with the quotient system.” “We have two games left against tough teams in TNT (KaTropa) and Star, and if we get lucky enough in one of those games, I think it’s safe to say that we will be in the top four.”Guiao admitted he did not expect this team to get to where it is at this point, especially after tweaking the local roster in the off-season.“They (players) just jelled well,” he said. “We made a lot of hard decisions [in trading away some veterans] and we were really preparing for next year. The chemistry has been great.”Murphey Holloway led the Batang Pier with 29 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, but GlobalPort sorely missed the 20.8-point and 6.5-rebound averages of Stanley Pringle, the other half of the team’s dreaded prolific backcourt.Pringle had to rush home to the US to attend to an emergency family matter.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu
…as calls mount for removal of dual citizens from National AssemblyIf Parliament is reconvened by Government, it cannot be business as usual for dual citizens who have had the case for their removal from the House confirmed by the Court of Appeal after its Friday ruling on the no-confidence cases.This is according to Opposition parliamentarian Juan Edghill, as he appeared on a Globespan24x7 Town Hall panel discussion on Saturday, which also featured Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and was moderated by journalist Dennis Chabrol.According to Edghill, dual citizens should do the honourable thing and vacate their seats. He zeroed in on one particular dual citizen, Foreign Affairs Minister, Vice and acting President, Carl Greenidge, who is also a citizen of the United Kingdom.“Every dual citizen who sits in Parliament must now resign. The Government must lead the way. Instructively, last night (Friday), the Vice President (Carl Greenidge) made an address to the nation about these matters and should have at least indicated (his next step).”“He was affected by the rulings of the appellate court,” Edghill pointed out on the show. “Because it upheld that as a dual citizen he should not have been in the Parliament, much less as Foreign Minister representing us around the world and acting as President.”Edghill reminded Ramjattan that it was Government who have raised the spectre of dual citizenship in hopes of discrediting its former MP, Charrandas Persaud, whose conscience vote led to the passage of the No-confidence Motion last year.“All three Judges in the Court of Appeal upheld that you cannot be a dual citizen in the National Assembly. The Government must lead the way, because its moral authority on the matter is being questioned. The [People’s Progressive Party] PPP, the General Secretary, has already addressed this issue. He even named the dual citizen at one of his press conferences.”Edghill pointed out that Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, one of the dual citizens on the Opposition side, has already addressed her dilemma and that whatever promises the PPP makes it will abide by. He made it clear that even if the Government disregards the law and the court rulings regarding dual citizens, the PPP will not follow suit.AdmissionMeanwhile, Minister Ramjattan acknowledged that the next logical thing for dual citizen Members of Parliament to do may be to resign, unless they renounce their foreign allegiances.“In my view, logic means indeed they would have to resign. I don’t know what will happen, but if I had my way that would be the natural course of events, unless they renounce their citizenship from those countries overseas.”In February, Chief Justice Roxane George had ruled on the case filed by Compton Reid over the dual citizenship of former AFC Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud. In the case it brought to the Chief Justice, Government had argued that Persaud’s dual citizenship status invalidated his vote in support of the No-confidence Motion that brought the Government down.This argument also formed part of the opinions presented to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland in the hopes that he would reverse the ruling; something the Speaker ultimately refused to do.According to the Chief Justice, by swearing allegiance to another state, a dual citizen is not qualified to be elected to serve in the National Assembly. But Charrandas is not the only one. In the Opposition camp, Chief Whip Teixeira has already indicated her willingness to renounce her citizenship.In the case of the Government, Minister Greenidge and Minister of State Joseph Harmon (who has US citizenship) have both failed to address if they would choose Parliament or dual citizenship when the time comes.
Arsenal club captain Laurent Koscielny could make his long-awaited return from injury after the international break, says Gunners manager Unai Emery.The Frenchman has been sidelined since May 3 after rupturing an achilles tendon in his right leg during the Gunners’ Europa League semi-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid. Latest Football Stories Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Koscielny is yet to feature under new manager Emery but the Spaniard has revealed that the 33-year-old could return to the Arsenal squad after the international break.“Laurent Koscielny is getting better and training with us,” Emery revealed ahead of the Europa League clash against Sporting Lisbon.“The most important thing is how he feels every day. He’s more near, closer to being with us. shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “He’s getting better every day and after the international break I hope we can continue working and start to think about playing games.” no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? GETTY REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY RANKED Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny in action prior to his injury. 1 MONEY