Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of UAAP men’s basketball for the second straight year as the La Salle slotman established himself as the supreme force in the collegiate scene.The Cameroonian continued his dominance for the Green Archers, posting per game averages of 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) in the ongoing Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala’s concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP title.“We just want to win,” Mbala said, as twice-to-beat La Salle prepares for its Final Four date against Adamson this Saturday.“We will not quit and that’s what we plan to do for the next few games: Play hard and leave the rest to God.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA distant second in the MVP race is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by NU senior Jjay Alejandro at third with 63.86 SPs, and UE scorer Alvin Pasaol at fourth with 63.43 SPs.La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero complete this season’s Mythical Team after finishing eighth with his 56.29 SPs.He will get the nod, thanks to the UAAP ruling allowing only one foreign student-athlete to be named in the season’s best five. Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr ranked fifth with 63.15 SPs, followed by NU big man Issa Gaye at sixth (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo at seventh (56.77 SPs), UP captain Paul Desiderio at ninth (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo slotman Chibueze Ikeh at 10th (49.36 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño was hailed as the season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs, powered by his averages of 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments
Norwich players celebrate their equaliser 1 Norwich City grabbed a share of the spoils on home soil as a second-half Wes Hoolahan goal earned them a 1-1 draw with Everton.It was a strange affair in Norfolk with the Toffees going in 1-0 up at the break thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s back post header but, in truth, they should have been well out of sight after missing several good chances.The Canaries, though, with an astute tactical substitution at half-time which saw Ryan Bennett come on for Andre Wisdom, came thundering back into the clash and equalised just two minutes after the break through Wes Hoolahan.Manager Alex Neil will believe his side should have had all three points but clumsy striker Cameron Jerome spurned a glorious chance to win it.Everton were quickest out of the blocks and an early surging run from the dynamic Gerard Deulofeu saw Sebastien Bassong tested in the Canaries backline before the ex-Barcelona man gave away a foul.Norwich, though, looked bright and brave, attacking down the right to test Leighton Baines, who was making his first start since an ankle injury at the end of last season. Sadly for Neil his men failed to capitalise on good positions with Nathan Redmond and Alexander Tettey wastefully thrashing the ball off target.When the opener did come, it was unsurprising but unstoppable as Deulofeu looped a tasty cross to the back post with Lukaku, inevitably, thudding home a header beyond Declan Rudd.Neil could only shake his head on the sideline as his side failed shackle the spritely Deulofeu, while a delightful ball from Lukaku was struck straight at Rudd by Arouna Kone.At the opposite end, Norwich looked frustrated with Robbie Brady beckoning for help which just never arrived as a burgeoning Toffees side stifled their build up play.Lukaku was guilty of missing a golden opportunity to double Everton’s lead as Tom Cleverley’s bobbling cross, somehow, reached the back post. And, just when it looked like Norwich would get a shot on goal, the scampering Ramiro Funes Mori cut short Jerome’s lazy stroll towards Tim Howard.And, before the first-half ended, Baines almost notched on his return as his right-foot volley clattered the upright with Rudd well beaten and Lukaku blasted two good chances wide.In typical Premier League fashion, this game, which should have been put to bed by the break, was turned on its head after 47 minutes as half-time substitute Ryan Bennett’s header was eventually poked over the line by Hoolahan, despite Ross Barkley’s best efforts to keep it out.Neil’s side seemed emboldened and could have got themselves in front with chances from Brady and Hoolahan. Finally looking organised, it was now the Canaries who frustrated their opponents with the Toffees looking sloppy and, on the break, stretched by the hosts.And the game should have been won in the 70th minute by Norwich as Jerome spooned what should have been a simple side-foot finish well over the crossbar.Meanwhile, Gareth Barry was unlucky with a blocked shot as Everton pushed for the winner, while Funes Mori and Darron Gibson crashed long-range shots off target as the match lurched to a halt.
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Beer we go, then!Best Cafés, Pubs & Restaurants in Edinburgh: Skyscanner recommendsGet the locals’ lowdown on where to eat & drink in Edinburgh: Skyscanner staff reveal their favourite cafés, pubs & restaurants. 3. Sandy Bell’sIf this was just a great pub it would be reason to come here for alone, but they also offer regular free live music, which makes it unmissable. You don’t need to be the biggest fan of traditional Scottish folk to have fun here as the performers are always nothing less than engaging and the properly kept ales help make any music sound good to be honest. It is really handy for the Royal Mile and lots of Edinburgh Festival venues too. 7. King’s WarkGreat beers. Lovely staff. Superb food. A waterfront location. What more could you want from an Edinburgh pub? Yes the King’s Wark in the waterfront suburb of Leith does all this and more. Sip on a pint, enjoy wine by candlelight or tuck into fresh, local produce at a pub (they do a great steak and great seafood dishes too) that you just will not want to leave. Ever. 8. Caley Sample RoomIf you love beer, no we mean really love beer, you have to come here. This multi award winning venue is known for its ever changing simply superb range of lagers and ales. Rather than just importing them all from overseas, they are also keen to stock as many local beers as possible so check out their ales straight from the cask from the likes of Black Isle, Cromarty, Fyne Ales and Magic Rock. This western escape does decent food too.9. Sheep Heid InnThis wildcard is a real gem that well rewards the trip to Duddingston. This cute wee village within a city is a place of real charm and for a proper day out we recommend hiking up Arthur’s Seat then retiring here for a pint and a bite to eat afterwards. They have a nice beer garden for when the sun shines, while in winter it is a case of reclining by their roaring fire. 4. Waverley BarJust off the tourist clogged Royal Mile this wee boozer somehow remains a proper pub. They do a decent pint here, the craic is good and they sometimes have live music. A real central bolthole that all too many locals forget all about. Easily one of the most atmospheric drinking dens in this part of town.5. Joseph Pearce’sThis sounds quite a posh name for a pub and it looks pretty salubrious too. It is the sort of place you can come for a pint with your mate, chill with a date or even pop in with the kids, as they do a mean brunch and have high chairs. Bright and airy, a literal metaphorical breath of fresh air on the Edinburgh pub scene. Edinburgh has not really jumped on the gastropub fashion train, but if it did this would be one.6. Canny Man’sOk we will be honest here; over the years this quaint Morningside pub has sometimes been accused of being a little bit, well, unfriendly to non regulars. You can sort of understand as it is unutterably unique – with every nook and cranny festooned with all sorts of bric-a-brac – and some people want to come in and snap a few photos. The staff get sick of it, but when they realise you are just after what is a very good pint you will be fine. It dates back to 1871 so you are drinking in real history here! 2. Oxford BarFans of Inspector Rebus will need no introduction to the New Town’s Oxford Bar as this is where Ian Rankin’s fictional detective loves to drink. It is easy to see why as in real life it is reputed to be the haunt of off duty policemen and lawyers so beware! The real ales are spot on. Engage in conversation in the tiny bar as you enter or delve into the darker rear where a sign makes it clear that sleeping is very much allowed… 1. Bow BarNip off the cobbles of Victoria Street into this wee Old Town gem and you peel back the years to a time when pubs were made for meeting up and chatting away the day over superb real ales. They are one of the increasingly few Edinburgh pubs to still hand pump ales and they have a whopping 150 single malt whiskies to choose from too. The genuinely warm old world ambience here is something that the ye olde theme pubs just cannot get near. Usually standing room only.