Benteke lifts Liverpool

first_imgSUNDERLAND, England (AP):Christian Benteke scored a winning goal for the second straight game as Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League to stay in the hunt for Champions League qualification yesterday.The striker pounced on a flicked pass from Adam Lallana to place a low finish into the bottom corner, just 22 seconds into the second half. Benteke earned Liverpool a 1-0 victory over Leicester on Saturday, too.Liverpool climbed to seventh in the standings, tied for points (30) with Manchester United but behind their great rivals on goal difference, and five points off the top four with exactly half the season gone.Sunderland stayed next to last with their fifth straight loss in December, and fell seven points from safety as recently hired manager Sam Allardyce struggles to turn around the fortunes of the perennial relegation contenders. Sunderland’s home game against last-place Aston Villa on Saturday assumes even greater significance.It was Benteke’s sixth goal in seven career games against Sunderland – more than he has scored against any other club.”I came to Liverpool to try to score a lot of goals; I’m in good shape,” said Benteke, who has six league goals this season. “I hope I can keep it up.”last_img read more

Work in progress: Lady Eagles still working on maturity, consistency

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Eya Laure rues missed shot to represent PH anew amid Asian U23 pull out Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lady Eagles held a 23-18 lead in the fourth set but the Golden Tigresses trimmed the deficit to just one after three straight points from Eya Laure, Cherry Rondina, and Milena Allesandrini while also getting a free point due to Jules Samonte’s error.Tolentino, though, pushed UST back with a resounding down the line kill that bounced off Rondina’s reception for Ateneo’s 24-22 lead.“We’re very happy we were able to recover and we showed somewhat how we want to play, but I saw that we still lack a lot intangibles inside the court and that’s what we need to work on,” said Madayag, who had 15 points, in Filipino. “I wish we can become more consistent in the future.”Tolentino added her team allowing UST to make a comeback in the third showed their immaturity in handling a big lead down the stretch.“In the fourth set we were up and I guess it shows our complacency but it also shows that we have the ability to bounce back and re-focus,” said Tolentino. “We’re still learning on building our character.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ The Lady Eagles had another shaky end game performance, but this time they were able to pick up a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 first win over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday.Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino, two of Ateneo’s leaders this year, admitted the team is still a work in progress.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think the game was a good show of our character towards the end and it’s just that we couldn’t finish the game,” said Tolentino, who led Ateneo’s offense with 22 points. “Our team needs to work on that for the coming games.”Madayag, who is also the co-captain behind Bea De Leon, lauded the Lady Eagles’s composure amidst UST’s desperate rally in the fourth set but she also acknowledged that the team could do better. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—It’s going to be a process for Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more