MANCHESTER, England (AP):Leicester’s unlikely Premier League title challenge faltered with a 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion yesterday, offering Tottenham the chance to go top in another twist to the most unpredictable race for the championship in years.Sunderland grabbed a 90th-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace and provisionally climb out of the bottom three and Bournemouth beat south coast rivals Southampton 2-0 to further ease their relegation concerns.Moving three points clear of the world’s richest league was nothing to celebrate for Leicester’s despondent players, who wasted a slew of late chances to put a provisional five-point gap over Spurs.”Just sometimes you can do everything, but the ball doesn’t want to go in,” said Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who has turned a team that narrowly avoided relegation last season into a title contender.Tottenham are away to West Ham today, while the title hopes of fellow contenders Arsenal and Manchester City third and fourth, respectively were also boosted by Leicester dropping points.CHELSEA EIGHTHResurgent Chelsea moved into eighth place and within sight of the European places by beating Norwich 2-1, extending their unbeaten league run since Jose Mourinho was fired before Christmas to 12 games. Young Brazilian left back Kenedy scored after 39 seconds the quickest goal of the season so far to set Chelsea on their way to victory.At the bottom, Aston Villa’s fans staged a mass walkout after the last-place team sunk nearer relegation with a 3-1 home loss to Everton. Villa Park had already started to empty when thousands of fans departed in the 74th minute when Villa were 3-0 down to mark the year the club was founded, 1874.”The situation is difficult, but we have to fight until the end,” said Villa manager Remi Garde, whose team is eight points from safety with 10 games left.The fourth official for the Bournemouth-Southampton match, Kevin Friend, was taken to hospital after collapsing and hitting his head on a dugout near the end of the first half.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) told the Speaker today that they object to a vote being taken on November 14 on who has majority support to form a Government. President Maithripala Sirisena convened Parliament on November 14 after he prorogued the House last month. However all other political parties which are not part of the new Government wanted the vote taken on November 14.The Speaker said that based on the opinion of a majority of Parliament members he has decided to suspend the standing orders of Parliament after the main items on the agenda on November 14 are completed, and take the vote of confidence on the Government. (Colombo Gazette) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today decided that when Parliament convenes on November 14 the vote on who has majority support to form a Government will be taken.The decision was taken when part leaders met the Speaker today to decide the agenda for November 14.
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC):Jamaica Scorpions found themselves against the ropes here yesterday after half-centuries from Vishaul Singh and Leon Johnson led a dominant Guyana Jaguars effort, on the penultimate day of their opening-round game in the Regional Four-Day Championship.Set 329 for victory at the Guyana National Stadium, Scorpions were tottering on nine for two at the close, still requiring an improbable 320 on Monday’s final day to win the contest.They were virtually batted out of the game by Vishaul, who stroked a top score of 71, and captain Johnson, who made 69, as Jaguars, resuming their second innings on 26 without loss, declared on 238 for four.Shimron Hetmyer struck a breezy 47 and opening partner Rajendra Chandrika, 34.Part-time off-spinner Jermaine Blackwood was the best bowler on a difficult day for Scorpions with two for 12.With a lead of 90 on first innings, Hetmyer and Chandrika extended their side’s advantage by pushing their opening partnership to 73 before being separated.Hetymer, the successful West Indies Under-19 captain, faced 72 deliveries and counted seven fours while Test batsman Chandrika struck four fours in an 81-ball innings.Both perished before lunch to leave Jaguars on 109 for two at the break with Johnson on 17 and Vishaul on 11, and the pair dominated the second session to put Scorpions on the back foot.Both left-handers, Johnson faced 172 balls and hit six fours while Vishaul’s knock required 149 balls and included seven fours, as they added 133 for the third wicket.Blackwood accounted for both in the end as they searched for quick runs with the declaration approaching.Any hopes Scorpions had of making an assault on the target were dented when first innings top-scorer John Campbell was bowled by pacer Keon Joseph for one in the second over.And in the day’s penultimate over, Devon Thomas was lbw to left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul for three, to leave Scorpions with a battle to avoid defeat on the final day.ScoreboardJAGUARS 1st Innings 298SCORPIONS 1st Innings 208JAGUARS 2nd Innings(overnight 26 without loss)R Chandrika run out 3 4S Hetmyer c Miller b Jacobs 47*L Johnson c Dawes b Blackwood 69V Singh c Miller b Blackwood 71Extras (lb6, nb2) 8TOTAL (4 wkts decl., 81 overs) 238Fall of wickets: 1-73, 2-89, 3-222, 4-231.Bowling: Mindley 14-1-54-0, Dawes 12-0-35-0, Green 14-2-46-0, Miller 15.3-5-28-0, Jacobs 17-2-43-1, Campbell 6-0-14-0, Blackwood 3-0-12-2.SCORPIONS 2nd Innings (target: 329)J Campbell b Joseph 1T Griffith not out 4D Thomas lbw b Permaul 3J Dawes not out 0TOTAL (2 wkts, 9 overs) 9Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-8.Bowling: Hooper 6-1-6-0, Joseph 2-1-1-1, Permaul 2-1-2-1.Position: Scorpions require a further 320 runs for victory with eight wickets intact.
North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson (13) drives the ball around UCLA’s Prince Ali (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)LAS VEGAS — North Carolina trailed for most of its game against UCLA, but with a potentially disastrous trip to Las Vegas looming, the seventh-ranked Tar Heels kept being aggressive offensively — and it paid off.Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and North Carolina beat No. 17 UCLA 94-78 in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kenny Williams scored 15 points as five Tar Heels reached double figures and North Carolina (6-1) settled for a split in its Las Vegas trip after losing to Texas on Thursday.“We were effective defensively with our intensity,” said North Carolina coach Roy Williams, whose Tar Heel teams had lost three straight in Las Vegas. “We didn’t have as many turnovers today. We didn’t guard the 3-point line that we wanted to. It was a big game in that we have three teams in the top five or six in our next five games. We played better today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCameron Johnson and Nassir Little each had 14 points for the Tar Heels, who play at No. 9 Michigan next Wednesday.Kris Wilkes led UCLA (4-2) with 22 points as he converted 7 of 10 from the field. Jaylen Hands added 14 points and nine assists, while Cody Riley had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins, who lost both Las Vegas games. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Leaky was huge for us,” Williams said. “Leaky made some big shots. He still needs more time on the court.”UCLA started quick, hitting its first six shots and never trailing in the first half. The Bruins’ largest advantage was 11 with 7:33 left in the half. UCLA finished the half shooting 52 percent from the field and led 46-41 at intermission.“After getting smacked last night, I thought we responded really well,” Alford said. “But when Carolina tightened things up, we didn’t handle that well. We now have four games at home, and we got to learn to get better.”The Bruins host Hawaii next Wednesday.North Carolina now leads the all-time series 9-3 in a game between teams that have combined for 18 national championships.This is the teams’ third meeting in five years. North Carolina defeated UCLA in 2015 at Brooklyn, 89-76, and 2014 in the Bahamas, 75-65.Cameron Johnson went over the 1,000-point mark in the Tar Heels’ loss to Texas on Thursday. He is the 77th Tar Heel to reach the mark. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Thanks to 53 percent shooting in the second half, North Carolina took the lead for good, 63-62, on a dunk by Little with 11:58 left in the game.UCLA freshman center Moses Brown fouled out with 7:40 left. He finished with seven points and four rebounds.“He’s got to learn,” said UCLA coach Steve Alford, whose team lost to Michigan State late Thursday. “He’s got to learn and look at this tape. We need him out there for 22 minutes, not eight minutes.”Despite both teams playing two games within 20 hours, both shot well from the field, especially from 3-point range. North Carolina was 30 of 60, including 11 of 23 from 3-point range, while the Bruins were 10 of 22 from 3-point range.White got into trouble committing his fourth foul with 7:10 left, but Leaky Black, who had five points, filled in nicely.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Horford out with sore left knee, Morris starts in his place Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES View comments