Order of play on the main show courts at the Wimbledon Championships on WednesdayCentre Court:1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v Jarkko Nieminen (Finland)Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) v 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan)1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Timea Babos (Hungary) Court One:Tommy Haas (Germany) v 7-Milos Raonic (Canada)Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) v Heather Watson (Britain)4-Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) v Victor Estrella Burgos (Dominican Republic) Court Two: 11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) v Steve Johnson (U.S.)4-Maria Sharapova (Russia) v Richel Hogenkamp (Netherlands)Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) v 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa)Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) v 16-Venus Williams (U.S.) Court Three:Liam Broady (Britain) v 16-David Goffin (Belgium)9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) v Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania)Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) v 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)
Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani scored with a clinical finish four minutes after coming on late in the second half to secure a 2-1 home win over Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.The Uruguay forward, who has frequently been criticised by French media, fired a low angled shot past goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 78th minute after John Obi Mikel had cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s opener at the end of the first half.PSG, who did not appear shaken by the scandal surrounding defender Serge Aurier after he was suspended by the club for insulting coach Laurent Blanc and several team mates, knocked Chelsea out on away goals at the same stage last year after the Blues prevailed the previous season in the quarter-finals.It was Chelsea’s first defeat in 13 games since Dutchman Guus Hiddink took over from the sacked Jose Mourinho but the London club were a tough nut to crack and they will fancy their chances in the return leg at Stamford Bridgeon March 9.
Usain Bolt delivered on his top billing by winning the 200 metres at the London Diamond League on Friday night but the Jamaican was upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison broke one of the oldest world records in the book.Bolt, running his first 200 metres race for a year in his last outing on the track before the Olympics, struggled for his usual rhythm as he laboured to victory in 19.89 seconds.However, having pulled out of the Jamaican trials last month with a hamstring strain, he was delighted to get through Friday’s race uninjured and can now go away and fine-tune for his attempt at the triple-triple of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay golds in Rio.Harrison, however, will be watching the Games on TV having finished sixth in the 100m hurdles at the U.S. trials after breaking the national record in May.She earned some consolation – as well as a $50,000 bonus – on Friday with a stunning world record.After delivering a silky smooth performance to win, the clock initially showed a modest 12.58 seconds.However, it was quickly corrected to 12.20, one hundredth of a second faster than the mark set by Bulgaria’s Yordanka Donkova in 1988 – four years before Harrison was born.Brianna Rollins (12.57), Kristi Castlin (12.59) and Ali Nia (12.63), all Rio-bound after finishing 1-2-3 in the U.S. trials, finished in the same order, behind Harrison on Friday.“I wanted to come out here with a vengeance to show that even though I won’t be going to the Olympics I had to give it all I had,” said Harrison, who collapsed to the track in tears when she saw the revised time.There was a more muted celebration for Bolt, who nevertheless delighted the crowd by winning then spending his usual remarkable amount of time signing autographs, posing for photos and giving endless media interviews.After a steady start he led halfway round the bend, but only just. As he hit the straight and the crowd expected the sort of surge that brought him three Olympic golds on the same track four years ago, it didn’t happen.Rocking noticeably, he had to work all the way to the line for a time considerably shy of American LaShawn Merritt’s season-leading 19.74. Panama’s Edward Alonso was second in 20.04 with Briton Adam Gemili third in 20.07.“I tried to hold my form. I’m not fully in shape and I don’t think I executed well – I need more work,” said Bolt, who turns 30 next month.“I don’t want to see it again. I wasn’t that impressed,” he added of his performance.“But I’m feeling good and happy I could run and finish the race without any injuries.”Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas will also head to Rio in confident mood after posting a world-leading 49.55 to win the women’s 400metres, setting up a mouth-watering one-lap showdown with Allyson Felix.There was plenty to cheer for the home fans in the Olympic Stadium now decked out in the claret and blue of its new tenants, West Ham United soccer club.Britain’s women’s 4x100m relay team opened proceedings by triumphing in a national record 41.82 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.Laura Muir also channelled the spirit of 2012’s “Super Saturday” when the crowd roared her home in a gutsy front-running victory in the women’s 1500m for a huge personal best and another British record of 3:57.49 – knocking Olympic champion Kelly Holmes off top spot.Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut won a disappointing 100 metres final in 10.02, having been the only man to dip under 10 seconds with a 9.96 in the heats.The action continues on Saturday, with the day’s highlight being the 5,000m, featuring home favourite Mo Farah.
Barcelona’s hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday at the Camp Nou to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.The Italian champions barely gave Barca a glimmer of hope of repeating their historic turnaround against Paris St Germain in the last 16 and protected their healthy advantage from the first leg by starving the hosts of space and clear sights of goal.Lionel Messi came closest to giving Barca a route back into the contest with four strikes at goal but failed to hit the target with any of them and frequently came up short against Juve’s intimidating centre-back pairing of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.Twice European champions Juve lacked the spark and power of their thrilling first-leg victory in Turin, but there was rarely any doubt they would exact revenge for their defeat to Barca in the 2015 Champions League final by reaching the semis for a 12th time.Barca coach Luis Enrique had said before the game that if Barca managed to strike early then the noise of the Nou Camp would suck the other goals in.Juventus, however, showed in the opening stages that they are made of sterner stuff than PSG, who gave up a 4-0 first-leg advantageMassimiliano Allegri’s side pressed Barca in their own half and limited the supply to the front three.Messi almost managed to pick out Jordi Alba with a hooked pass and later played a one-two with the Spaniard before dragging narrowly wide of the far post.Ivan Rakitic and Neymar also missed the target with hopeful efforts but Juventus’ aggressive gameplan limited how much attacking Barca could do without leaving themselves exposed.Gonzalo Higuain cracked a shot over the bar before the break while the probing Juan Cuadrado almost picked out the Argentine striker in the middle, but was thwarted by a brilliant block from Gerard Pique.Barca increased their grip on possession after the break and spent most of the remainder of the game in their opponents’ half trying to carve out chances, but Juve were always ready for them.Messi whipped a free-kick onto the roof of the net and slammed another shot wide before spurning his best chance, a volley which fizzed over the bar.Barca right back Sergi Roberto attempted a repeat of his heroic strike against PSG, but also missed the target, unable to prevent his side’s second successive elimination at the quarter-final stage, which will provoke much soul-searching at the five-times European champions.
MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas dominated University of the East, 95-82, to open its UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball campaign with a bang Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT The Growling Tigers started off with a blistering 13-0 run for a 24-16 lead and never looked back, denying the Red Warriors who had a surprising coaching change just a day before the opener.UST continued to press the issue in the third quarter with Soulemane Chabiyo completing a three-point play to give UST a commanding 65-57 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4This was the Growling Tigers’ first opening game win since Season 78 when they beat Adamson 78-63 in the campaign that saw them claim a league-best 11-3 record in the elimination round.Rhenz Abando led UST with 22 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in his collegiate debut. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener PLAY LIST 01:44SEA Games: Philippines thumps Malaysia in ice hockey opener01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash LATEST STORIES MOST READ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brooklyn Nets player arrested for assaulting girlfriend Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption “It feels good to win your first game because it gives you confidence, it boosts your morale especially if you have nine newcomers,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo.“When you have that many rookies you what you want is in the very first game they should be able to play with their own style so we can set the tone early.”Chabiyo finished with a 19-point, 12-rebound effort to help the Growling Tigers take off while Brent Paraiso and Sherwin Concepcion had 10 points apiece.Young skipper CJ Cansino, who’s coming off an ACL injury in his rookie season, filled the stat sheets for UST with nine points, eight rebounds, and five assists.Rey Suerte put up 23 points and eight boards for the Red Warriors while Alex Diakhite had 20 points and 21 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island View comments
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says he was impressed by the performance of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana in England’s 5-0 victory over San Marino on Thursday night.He also claims England are set to remain unbeaten throughout their European Championship qualifying campaign, and looks ahead to the weekend’s horse racing programme.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORTLAND, Maine – Colgate-Palmolive Co. announced Tuesday it is buying Tom’s of Maine, the leading maker of natural toothpaste, which used to tweak big toothpaste makers for putting artificial additives including saccharin in their products. The $100 million cash deal for privately owned Tom’s of Maine, which got its start in 1970 by producing a phosphate-free laundry detergent, reflects Colgate’s strategy of focusing on the higher-margin oral- and personal-care businesses. But founder Tom Chappell said that neither the company’s business philosophy nor its quirky toothpaste flavors, such as fennel, apricot and orange-mango, will change. Colgate said the purchase of 84 percent of the Kennebunk-based business is expected to close in the second quarter. Chappell’s family will keep a 16 percent stake. Colgate will get additional opportunities to purchase shares over coming years. Chappell said Tom’s of Maine, with annual sales of about $50 million, will maintain its product formulas and be managed as a stand-alone subsidiary, much as Colgate’s Science Diet pet food line has been. But he said Colgate’s financial clout and distribution network will enable his brands to make inroads into national chain stores and grow to their full potential. The U.S. market for natural oral- and personal-care products is valued at $3 billion and is growing at 15 percent per year, Colgate said. “The irony is that, although we are growing in the high teens and low 20s, it’s not enough to meet a demand 10 times the size,” Chappell said in an interview. “About 25 percent of Americans are interested in these kinds of products.” Tom’s of Maine products are distributed in Canada and the United Kingdom, but Chappell said the greatest growth opportunities are in the U.S. market. He said his toothpaste is “now the No. 6 brand in America, and I think we will be No. 3 with the help of Colgate.” The company’s operations will stay in Maine, all departments will remain intact, and no jobs are being eliminated, Chappell said. “Colgate said we do not want to see synergies at the cost of people,” he said. Packaging of Tom’s of Maine products will not identify the company as a Colgate subsidiary, he said. At one time, his company ran radio ads pointing out that mainstream toothpaste makers put saccharin in their toothpaste but Tom’s of Maine did not. Its Web site claims that the company’s products are free of artificial ingredients used by most of its competitors. His company has long espoused a philosophy of social responsibility and environmental awareness, and longtime customers responded to news of the Colgate acquisition with mixed feelings. “My first thought was that’s consorting with the devil,” said Linda Shary of Portland, whose family brushes with Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and has used some of its other products in the past. “But on second thought, it would be great if they could partner and start getting more socially responsible products into the Colgate line.” Another Tom’s of Maine customer, Marie Malin of Falmouth, had similar thoughts. “It’s always a little bit sad when these Maine-based companies are bought out by national companies,” Malin said. “But it could be a good thing because the more that American consumers know about and purchase natural and organic products, the better the world will become.” Chappell, 63, gave up a corporate career in Philadelphia and moved to Maine with his wife, Kate, in 1968 to pursue a simpler lifestyle. Their company, founded with a $5,000 loan, focused on environmentally safe products, the first being a phosphate-free laundry detergent called Clearlake. The company now has 90 natural products, including toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant, and a work force totaling about 160 at its corporate offices in Kennebunk, its production facility in Sanford, Maine, and on its national sales force. Tom’s of Maine has gained a reputation for philanthropy, donating 10 percent of its pretax profits to nonprofit organizations that benefit the environment, the needy, the arts and education. It also allows employees to spend 5 percent of their paid time on volunteer work. Reuben Mark, Colgate’s chairman and CEO, said Chappell will stay on to lead the company. Colgate, which makes Colgate toothpaste, Palmolive dishwashing liquid, Mennen deodorant and Irish Spring soap, expects the acquisition to be neutral to its 2006 profits and increasingly positive each year thereafter. Colgate shares rose 58 cents, or 1 percent, to close at $57.58 on the New York Stock Exchange.
20 James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) – McClean is another player who a few years ago had many excited by his future. But neither at Sunderland, Wigan or West Brom has he fully settled into the team. Tony Pulis has used him sparingly this season, with 16 of his 27 league appearances coming from the bench. The Baggies have been a much improved attacking unit this season and a new winger would be a welcome addition to the side. 20 Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) – When at Liverpool, the young age of Kelly saw the Anfield faithful give him the benefit of the doubt. But now 26, it seems he simply isnt good enough to meet expectations in the Premier League. Hes played at centre back and on both flanks at full-back this season, but has never truly impressed. Theres no doubt Palace could upgrade on the defender, which they really ought to if they remain in the top flight. Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough) – Ramirez, at times, can be great. The problem is that its not often he performs as he should. Theres no denying he has been restricted in Boros miserable defensive tactics this season, but there can only be so many excuses for what has been an almost non-existent attack. The Uruguayan hasnt scored or assisted since December 17 and on only five occasions has he completed the full 90 minutes in the league. He hasnt been good enough, but could be a hit elsewhere. 20 Fabio Borini (Sunderland) – Any forward struggling to get in a team as poor as Sunderlands should be asking serious questions of their place in the Premier League. In 16 appearances Borini has scored one goal, but at 26 years old there could still be a handful of offers from abroad for him to consider. Get rid, Sunderland. 20 Abel Hernandez (Hull City) – This could be a decision based on Hulls future in the Premier League. Hernandez will do the business in the Championship, but if the club are to remain in the top flight they have to acquire better up top. The Tigers simply need more than a forward scoring every now and again. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – Lukaku reportedly rejected the most lucrative contract ever offered by Everton earlier in the year, seemingly unsold on the direction his current team are heading towards. While the 23-year-old is leading the chase for the Golden Boot, the Toffees have an opportunity to make a stand on those believing theyre bigger than the club for a very tidy sum. For all the Belgians cries of believing hes of Champions League quality, only three of his goals (two versus Manchester City and one versus Tottenham) have come against top six opposition. So with talk of his signature being worth £60m, cashing in would be a brave but ultimately just decision. Willian (Chelsea) – The odd free-kick aside, Willian has never enjoyed an exceptional campaign for Chelsea. This season his tally of six goals is the highest hes recorded in the Premier League for the club, which isnt the inspiring tally it should be. The Brazilian had been a regular in the starting line-up before Antonio Conte turned up in the summer, but this season half of his 26 appearances have come from the bench. Hes become little more than an option in Contes system, and it would make perfect sense for the Blues to cash in and upgrade on the 28-year-old. There’s little room for sentiment in football.It’s a ruthless business, as we will no doubt again be reminded of in the summer transfer window.Along with the prospect of new arrivals being welcomed into a team when the market opens in a few months’ time, there’s also the issue of who could be heading out of their current club to free up funds and make room for signings.With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at the one player each Premier League club should considering cashing in on and replacing at the end of the season.Scroll through the gallery above to check out who has been chosen for your side. 20 20 20 20 Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) – Hes not much of a number 10 or a striker, so whats the point? The Potters have scored just 33 goals all season only Sunderland, Hull, Middlesbrough and Burnley have netted less and much of their misery can be attributed to the form of the likes of Arnautovic. In 26 league appearances, all starts, the forward has scored five. This figure simply isnt good enough and Mark Hughes would struggle to disagree. Borja Baston (Swansea City) – An obvious pick for the Swans, with Bastons exit understood to already be under discussion. The 24-year-old joined from Atletico Madrid for a club-record £15m fee last summer, but has managed only a solitary goal in 15 league appearances. The striker was left out of the squad to face Tottenham mid-week, despite Fernando Llorente out injured, which seemed to signal the beginning of the end for his career at the Liberty Stadium. The club will struggle to recoup the money paid less than a year ago, but the club need much better competition for Llorente. 20 20 20 20 Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City) – Okazaki is a popular figure at the King Power Stadium, with his energy and enthusiasm admired by supporters. But its difficult to brush aside his limited contribution in the attacking third. In 25 league appearances this season, eight of those from the bench, the Japan international has managed only two goals. Leicester have to upgrade their forward line in the summer, which may result in the exit of such players as Okazaki. 20 Fabian Delph (Manchester City) – There are few things more illustrative of Pep Guardiolas challenges to settle a Man City team this season than calling on Delph for the contest with title leaders Chelsea this week. The 27-year-old isnt a bad player, but he is not the quality required for City. Unless Guardiola honestly believes the midfielder could play an integral role in the squad, its time to sell. 20 Shane Long (Southampton) – With Charlie Austin and Manalo Gabbiadini waiting on the sidelines, Long will be surplus to requirements next season. For some reason his career has taken a tumble this term and its difficult to envisage what could next be on the horizon for him. 20 Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – Theres tension between Shaw and Jose Mourinho, which has been made clear this season. Unless the Portuguese coach is planning on changing his ways, its all but game over for the left-back at Old Trafford. The United manager is not one to spend time on players who need guidance, preferring the more experienced of players to deliver quick success. Difficulties aside, though, at 21 Shaw still has a sizeable reputation and would command a high fee. Its a deal that would make sense, but it wont be a hasty decision. 20 Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) – There are times in life when you just have to admit defeat, and this one of those times for Spurs. On the rare occasions the Frenchman has taken to the pitch, the White Hart Lane faithful have been left with their hands on their heads, wondering how their club could be so foolish into buying Mike Ashleys sales pitch. The £30m midfielder hasnt improved Mauricio Pochettinos team and should Erik Lamela remain with the club next season, hell surely drop even further down the pecking order. It would be sensible to get him off their wage bill. Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) – As a teenager Afobe was reportedly monitored by Barcelona and while the 24-year-old remains a promising prospect, there is much work to be done. The striker hasnt been a bad option since signing for the Cherries last January, but he doesnt seem to be the player Eddie Howe wants to lead his attack. Bournemouth need to work on their squad in the market and it could make sense to cash in on Afobe. Isaac Success (Watford) – We simply dont live in a time when players can be awarded time to settle. Success has been plagued by injuries at Vicarage Road, but hes looked overweight, sluggish and far short of a club-record £12.5m price tag when playing. The Hornets problems are in attack, and there should be plenty of questions over the scouts who decided on Success move. 20 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at the one player each Premier League club should cash in on and replace this summer – Jurgen Klopp has run out of patience with Sturridge. The England international continues to struggle with his fitness, but when available to play, more often than not hes been left out of the team. Hes not played for the club since the 2-0 defeat to Hull City at the beginning of February and could be running out of time to make another appearance. The difficult may be finding a club willing to meet their asking price. 20 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – Oxlade-Chamberlain has reached a point of uncertainty in his Gunners career. Neither a regular starter nor an impact substitute, its difficult to ascertain what role exactly he plays for his club. Theres no question hes a popular player at the Emirates, but the 24-year-olds position is surely being queried by himself and his club. He wont be short of offers and it could be a move that makes sense for all. 20 Ashley Barnes (Burnley) – The Clarets are a few points away from booking their place in the top flight for another season, making the summer transfer window crucial. Barnes is a no-nonsense centre forward, but Sean Dyche has a handful of similar players. The club need more quality in the final third and sacrifices will have to be made. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) – A couple of years ago, after settling so well at Upton Park, Cresswell was being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. Fast forward to this season though, and hes become a notable weak link on the left side of the pitch. There is the possibility that the knee injury he suffered has taken its toll on his confidence, but theres no question his position needs addressing. 20
no dice BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The alleged incident took place at Brighton’s Amex Stadium Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Sussex Police released a statement about the incident.The statement said: “Two men have been charged following an incident during the Brighton and Hove Albion vs Burnley match at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.“Club stewards responded to reports of racist abuse received by away supporters in the away end during the game. A Burnley fan who allegedly aimed abuse at Brighton & Hove Albion defender Gaetan Bong has been charged with a racially aggravated offence.Two men were arrested after being ejected during the Premier League match at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, which Burnley won 3-1.The two men were subsequently charged by the Crown Prosecution Service and will appear in court next month. MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED “Two individuals were identified and ejected from the stadium, and arrested by Sussex Police officers.“Nathan Higgins, 18, a student, of Talbot Drive, Burnley, Lancashire, has been charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress, and using racially aggravated threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress. REVEALED ADVICE getty Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Brighton defender Gaetan Bong Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Stewart Higgins, 53, an engineer, also of Talbot Drive, Burnley, Lancashire, has been charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.“Both defendants were released on unconditional bail and are due to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on March 14.”