La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments The reigning UAAP MVP is playing for his country Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket.Dennison had 21 points for FEU while Comboy added 13. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’center_img Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start “For sure we’re going to learn from this,” said La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino. “These are the games that we’re sure we’ll learn from especially on improving our composure late into the game. Ron Dennison and Wendell Comboy nailed back-to-back triples in the final two minutes of the game to cut the deficit to five, 90-85, giving FEU a glimmer of hope.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLa Salle, however, was able to hold on and capitalize on FEU’s late miscues.Aljun Melecio put up a career-high 29 points to lead the Green Archers, who played without big man Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle University held on to beat Far Eastern University, 95-90, to start its title-retention bid in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers erected 23-point lead, 37-14, in the second quarter and were poised to go on cruise control but the Tamaraws were able to slowly chip away deficit.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

DONE DEAL! Everton sign Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for club-record £30m

first_img1 Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a club record £30million.The 23-year-old, who is currently with the England Under-21s preparing for the European Championships in Poland, has agreed a five-year deal with the Merseyside club.News that the two clubs had agreed a £30m fee for the youngster emerged earlier this week, with Everton and Sunderland confirming the deal on Thursday afternoon. Pickford told evertonfc.com: “It’s great to sign for the club.“Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do is unbelievable.”Pickford has joined the Toffees for an initial £25million which could rise to £30million with add-ons, which would eclipse the £28million deal the Merseysiders struck with Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku in 2014.Having suffered relegation with Sunderland, Pickford is glad to be back in the top-flight so soon.He said: “It’s a great club, a massive club and I think it’s a great opportunity and the right time for me to come to Everton and show what I can do.“This is an exciting time for the club and for me, too, with the ambition being shown. I just want to be the best I can be to help.” 🙌🏼 | #EFC have signed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for a Club-record fee on a 5-year deal! #WelcomeJordanhttps://t.co/sozzcEO86r pic.twitter.com/2bSCRfL0Wa— Everton (@Everton) June 15, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Everton’s new record signing Jordan Pickford last_img read more