Football: Cristiano Ronaldo top Serie A scorer after England and Spain, Football News & Top Stories

MILAN (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo made more history on Sunday (May 23) becoming the first player to finish the season as top scorer in three major leagues – England, Spain, and Italy. The 36-year-old scored 29 goals this campaign, five more than second-placed Belgian Romelu Lukaku for champions Inter Milan. The Portuguese striker was top … Read more

Swimming: Britain, Italy end European Championships with Olympic sign of intent, Sport News & Top Stories

BUDAPEST (AFP) – Britain ended the European Championships on Sunday (May 23) on top of the medals table in a clear sign of intent ahead of the Olympics with star swimmer Adam Peaty taking home four golds. Peaty had already captured the 50m and 100m breaststroke as well as being part of the mixed 4x100m … Read more

Short in preparations but long in heart, Gilas 3X3 squad takes Olympics shot

Coach Ronnie Magsanoc (right) gives instructions to his 3X3 squad during training. —PHOTO COURTESY OF SBP The Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 squad left for Austria just before midnight on Sunday, bringing with them a basketball-crazed nation’s Olympic aspirations that has spanned for nearly half-a-century. Composed of Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa, the … Read more

Football: Chelsea secure Champions League spot despite Villa defeat, Football News & Top Stories

BIRMINGHAM (AFP) – Chelsea qualified for next season’s Champions League on Sunday (May 23) despite a 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa as Leicester’s loss against Tottenham saved the Blues’ top four place in a thrilling end to the Premier League season. Thomas Tuchel’s side were 14 minutes away from missing out on a top-four finish … Read more

Skateboarding takes its show to the Olympics

Over 20 years after its wintertime cousin, snowboarding, reluctantly took to the biggest stage in sports, skateboarding is grinding its way into the Olympics. The hotel door opens and, fast as that, the sound of polyurethane clicking across concrete begins. The rhythmic grrrr-chk-chk-grrrr-chk-chk-grrrr-chk-chk sound of wheels scooting over cracks in the sidewalk is a telltale … Read more

Football: Mane double secures Champions League spot for Liverpool, Football News & Top Stories

LIVERPOOL (AFP) – Liverpool secured a place in next season’s Champions League by sweeping aside Crystal Palace 2-0 as 10,000 fans returned to Anfield on Sunday (May 23). Sadio Mane struck either side of half-time as the Reds registered an eighth win in their final 10 games of the season to finish third in the … Read more