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

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