UWI were hungry for win … Coach Marcel Gayle happy for team’s historic top flight success

first_imgPortmore United’s dream start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) came to an unlikely end yesterday after they fell 1-0 to bottom-of-the-table University of the West Indies (UWI) Football Club at the UWI Bowl. The St Catherine-based club had a perfect three wins from as many matches, but Kemar Cummings’ 87th-minute strike ended that record and gave newcomers UWI their first-ever Premier League win. “We were hungry for it,” UWI’s coach, Marcel Gayle, told The Gleaner. “We were more disciplined and more organised, but most importantly, we got the win.” The three points lifted UWI to ninth, tied with eighth-place Harbour View (three points), but sit above Tivoli Gardens, Boys’ Town and Waterhouse, who are all yet to win this season. The defeat also meant Port-more lost their place at the top, as they slipped to second behind Reno, who stopped Tivoli 3-2. Randell Morris netted the winner from the spot in the third minute of added time after the teams were locked at 2-2. At Stadium East, Cavalier registered their second straight win with a 2-0 win over Rivoli. Ryan Miller fired the home team ahead on the stroke of half-time before Chevone Marsh sealed the win seven minutes from time. “It was a harder game than I thought it would be,” winning coach Rudolph Speid said afterwards. “They came close to scoring on a few occasions, but once we settled and started passing the ball, we got the first goal, and the second goal was just a matter of time.” The win carried Cavalier to third on seven points, ahead of Humble Lion only on goal difference, three behind leaders Reno (10) and two adrift of Portmore United (9). At Barbican field, Montego Bay United continue Boys’ Town’s miserable start, handing the hosts a 3-0 defeat. MoBay sit mid-table with Arnett Gardens, on six points. Waterhouse currently sit at the bottom with one point from their games, and will play Harbour View in the Monday-night game at Harbour View this evening at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Alapag shares learnings from young coaching career in Asia League seminar

first_imgJones Cup: Ateneo stuns Chinese Taipei on Nieto game-winner There were around 70 coaches, who manage teams from the high school division to the professional level, from Asia who joined the clinic.And one of the main lessons Alapag taught was leadership.“Just based off my own personal experience, all the teams that I’ve seen and all the teams that I’ve been a part of always have great leadership, and it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s coming from one person, it comes from multiple players in the team.”Alapag captained the Philippines to a silver medal in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championships and the 2011 PBA MVP was a six-time champion with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced It’s no surprise that Alapag was chosen as one of the speakers in coaching seminar the Asia League conducted on Friday at Macau East Asian Games during a break in the weeklong Super 8 tournament.Alapag led Alab to the 2018 ABL title and he went on to share his experience as a mentor to the scores of basketball minds who attended the clinic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m thankful for the Asia League for bringing me out here, just as I’m finishing my first season as a head coach,” said Alapag who took the Alab job in August of 2017. “I’m just excited to have shared my experiences and my approach even though I’m probably the youngest coach here.”Alapag joined Brian Goorjian, head coach of 2017 CBA champion Xinjiang, and Thomas Wisman, who was once the chief of one-time B.League champion Tochigi Brex, in the seminar. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MACAU—Not a year has passed since Jimmy Alapag became the head coach of Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, but he’s already being tapped to give aspiring strategists some lessons on the craft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Stats reveal how every Premier League gameweek five fixture should have ended

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted tense silverware REVEALED The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the fifth round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from FiveThirtyEight.com…Tottenham Hotspur vs LiverpoolReal score: 1-2xG score: 1.0-2.7Chelsea vs Cardiff CityReal score: 4-1xG scored: 2.6-0.8 Another weekend of Premier League football has been and gone and there are now just two 100 per cent records remaining.Watford were beaten by Manchester United as they looked to make it five wins in a row, but Liverpool and Chelsea did manage to achieve the impressive record by defeating Spurs and Cardiff respectively. Newcastle United vs ArsenalReal score: 1-2xG score: 0.5-1.1Manchester City vs FulhamReal score: 3-0xG score: 4.6-0.4Huddersfield Town vs Crystal PalaceReal score: 0-1xG score: 1.0-0.6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 gameday cracker SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read in Premier League Manchester City easily made it past Fulham to take advantage of Watford’s slip up and move into third, while West Ham secured their first points of the season with an excellent win at Everton’s Goodison Park home.But were the results backed up by the performances?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt.Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot. Bournemouth vs Leicester CityReal score: 4-2xG score: 2.2-2.0Watford vs Manchester UnitedReal score: 1-2xG score: 0.9-1.6Wolverhampton Wanderers vs BurnleyReal score: 1-0xG score: 3.2-0.3Everton vs West Ham UnitedReal score: 1-3xG score: 1.7-1.3 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes center_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Andriy Yarmolenko scored two goals against Everton cutting in from the right flank onto his stronger left foot whoops England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Huddersfield had the better chances but Wilfried Zaha won Crystal Palace the game with a fine solo goal Eden Hazard scored twice from open play and once from the penalty spot against Cardiff revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Eden Hazard hit a hat-trick to send Chelsea top of the Premier League latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4last_img read more