MIAMI GARDENS, Florida (AP):Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and three scores yesterday as the Patriots clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC play-offs by beating the Dolphins 35-14.New England took a 20-0 lead in the first half, and turned away Miami’s comeback bid with the help of a 77-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Julian Edelman and a 69-yard fumble return by linebacker Shea McClellin.The Patriots (14-2), who were already assured of a first-round bye, became the ninth team since 1972 to go undefeated on the road during the regular season.The Dolphins (10-6), beaten for only the second time in the past 11 games, had already earned an AFC wild-card berth and will play their first postseason game since 2008 next weekend at Pittsburgh.The Patriots had lost their past three games in Miami and appeared intent from the outset on snapping that streak. By the time they led 20-0, they had advantages of 238 to 30 in yards and 17 to one in first downs.CONSECUTIVE DRIVESAfter Miami mounted consecutive 75-yard touchdown drives to make it 20-14, Edelman caught a short pass from Brady, benefited from a crushing downfield block by Michael Floyd and broke free to score on the longest reception of his career.The Dolphins threatened early in the fourth quarter, but Devin McCourty forced a fumble by Damien Williams, and linebacker Shea McClellin returned it 69 yards to set up a touchdown that made it 35-14.Brady went 25 for 33 with no turnovers. Edelman had a career-high 151 yards on eight catches.Miami’s Matt Moore, subbing again for injured starter Ryan Tannehill, went 24 for 34 for 205 yards.Brady increased his career yardage total to 61,582 to surpass former Dolphins quarterback and Hall of Famer Dan Marino for fourth place on the NFL’s career list. Next on the list is the Saints’ Drew Brees, who went into yesterday’s game with 65,761.Brady finished the regular season with 28 touchdown passes and two interceptions.Floyd scored his first touchdown with the Patriots when he caught a short pass from Brady and powered into the end zone for a 14-yard score to make it 14-0. Floyd was acquired by the Patriots last month after the Cardinals released him following a DUI arrest in Arizona.
MADRID (AP): Real Madrid tied Barcelona’s Spanish record of 39 games unbeaten in all competitions by crushing Granada 5-0 in La Liga yesterday. Francisco ‘Isco’ Alarcon scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Casemiro got one goal each at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Madrid are six points ahead of second-place Barcelona, who play fifth-place Villarreal today. Ronaldo, who was rested in Madrid’s 3-0 first-leg win against Seville in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, scored with a close-range header off a cross by Marcelo. Before the match, he was honoured in a ceremony to mark the Ballon d’Or award he earned last month for world player of the year. The Spanish unbeaten record set by Luis Enrique’s Barcelona last season ended with a loss to Madrid at Camp Nou in April. Madrid, who have won eight of their last nine league games, will have a chance to take the record outright in the second leg at Sevilla on Thursday. Isco opened the scoring with a low shot from inside the area after a mistake by the Granada defence while trying to move the ball forward, and Benzema – in an offside position – added to the lead off the rebound of a shot by Luka Modric. Ronaldo increased the lead after Marcelo cleared a defender in the left side before making a perfect cross into the area, and Isco netted again from close range after a low cross by Modric from the right flank for 4-0. In one other match played yesterday, Atletico Madrid blanked Eibar 2-0. Atletico avoided losing even more ground to Real Madrid thanks to second-half goals by Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann. The result moved Diego Simeone’s team to fourth place but still nine points behind Madrid.
OTHERS MAY PULL AWAY Clayton warned that the actions of the JFRA would force other parish referee associations to pull away from the organisation, and wants Brown and his executives to resign and an audit to be done before fresh elections are called. “The JFRA is not a must. You don’t have to be a part of the it based on constitution, so pulling away from the JFRA means we will save some funds. My referees (St Catherine) have a problem, so we send a letter; Clarendon is having problems and they are brave enough to send a letter, and there are more letters to come,” Clayton said. “They all need to resign, put everything on pause, have a forensic audit, and start afresh. It (JFRA) serves no purpose whatsoever.” Brown is nonetheless ignoring the calls for his resignation and notes that they are in the process of doing an audit. He also hopes to iron out some of the concerns raised. “I have nothing to resign for and I have no intention of resigning,” he stated. “Mr Clayton doesn’t have the moral or legal right to question the purpose of the organisation … the JFRA is of utmost importance. It is very relevant and needed.” “We are in the process of doing an audit soon, which will be supplied to all the members of the JFRA. We hope to iron things out with Clarendon. They have some legitimate concerns, and we are hopeful we can discus and come to a better understanding, and they will want to come back,” added Brown. “St Catherine has flatly rejected any meeting with us. But any time St Catherine feel they want to return to the JFRA, the door is wide open.” Chairman of the St Catherine Referees Association Oneil Clayton has called on the Franklyn Brown-led Jamaica Football Referees Association (JFRA) administration to resign. Clayton stated that referees islandwide are disgruntled about how their affairs are managed and how referees fees are being utilised. The St Catherine and Clarendon referees groups recently withdrew their membership from the JFRA, and Clayton accused Brown of not providing adequate services for the fees charged and insisted on a forensic audit and that money owed be paid over to them. He also questioned the organisation’s purpose after FIFA placed the responsibilities of administering and training local elite referees on national associations in 2014. Clayton says that the JFRA is nothing more than a social club that is still not meeting its members’ needs. “We pay $,1500 a month for referee dues, $450 for CUG, $50 for welfare, and $335 for insurance. So a balance of $655 is left. When other people were in charge, that $655 was used for Christmas parties and awards, but we haven’t had one in six years. So why pay over this fund?” he asked. Clayton, a vice-president in the previous administration, led by Courtney Campbell, said that Campbell generated sponsorship to host these functions during his stint so money in the JFRA coffers for that purpose was untouched. But Brown noted that the decision to discontinue the annual Christmas party was taken by the previous administrators, and instead, funds were allocated to the confederations to host their own parties and awards. “Central had it one time and KSAFA held theirs twice, and they got their money. Other confeds were supposed to do it, including South Central, but they did not, but the money is there for them to use,” he stated. A $15,000 salary bump given to the two office administrators after the association cried that it had no funds is also a bone of contention for Clayton. Brown, however, countered that the increase was long overdue.
Attractive offers Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) might have seven players looking to make the most of attractive offers from local and overseas institutions, with the University of the West Indies, University of Technology (UTech), and G.C. Foster College providing the local options. One such player is outgoing Captain Oquin Robinson, who, while receiving two firm offers, has University of Connecticut as his preferred choice. Robinson noted that while all his teammates have sat and passed the US Collegiate prerequisite SAT examination, he is determined to continue his studies outside of Jamaica. “Honestly, I want to go to UCONN. So, I am currently awaiting the best offer to move. I will definitely be moving overseas. It is the best choice for me,” he argued. Meanwhile, Gregory Daley, head of daCosta Cup champions Cornwall College’s (CC) sports department, said his players do get scholarships, but few are qualified to enrol. CC marksman Jourdaine Fletcher, who was top-scorer in the daCosta Cup competition, says he wants a scholarship despite featuring for Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United in the current campaign. “I got a lot of contacts from schools overseas, and my mother is dealing with it. I am just using these games to get better,” said Fletcher, who was recently named to the Reggae Boyz squad to face USA. “It is definitely important to still have something in the brain.” While not all Jamaican schoolboy footballers will meet full matriculation standards to local and international tertiary institutions this school year, many have indicated interest in pursuing academic scholarships. This as opposed to signing professional contracts when their high school studies are completed. With the highlight of their sporting year now a memory, life after the daCosta Cup, Manning Cup, Walker Cup, Ben Francis Cup, FLOW Super Cup and Olivier Shield will take focus for a number of the island’s top local young footballers. FLOW Super Cup champions, Wolmer’s Boys’ School, the beaten Manning Cup finalists, could see up to eight of their student-footballers moving on, with team manager Kurt Boothe revealing that the youngsters are carefully weighing their options between continuing their education and pursuing professional football opportunities. One of those players, defender Scott Williams, who currently has several offers from American universities, says he is focused on striking the right balance between football and academics. “One hundred per cent of my teammates will prefer to go abroad, but not necessarily to play on a scholarship,” Williams reasoned. “We know the quality of football here (in Jamaica) is not going anywhere, pretty much, so I am ready to pursue a scholarship.”
HOUSTON (AP): He values the team’s overall culture ahead of its individual parts. He rules his team with an iron fist, and yet, instills that team with a sense of family. He can appear heartless – quick to say “goodbye” to those who no longer fit in – and yet, he is deeply loyal. He has hard-and-fast ideas about how to run his own team, but is never against learning and adding bits of others’ expertise to his own repertoire. Yes, this is a description of New England coach Bill Belichick, who can set himself apart today by winning a record fifth Super Bowl title as a head coach. It’s also a description of former coaches Chuck Noll of the Steelers and Tom Landry of the Cowboys and Alabama’s Nick Saban. As well as Gregg Popovich of the Spurs and former UCLA coach John Wooden and pretty much every other person who has cemented him or herself on the Mount Rushmore of the profession. “Xs and Os are the price of admission,” says John O’Sullivan, founder of the Changing the Game project , who speaks often about the importance of coaching in society. “But great coaches, the first thing they do is connect. When you connect with people, they’ll run through a wall for you.” Belichick, a people person? Famous are the stories of Belichick’s willingness to go the extra mile – especially in the film room – from the time he got his first NFL job, as an assistant to Colts coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. “The impression he made on colleagues was almost universally favourable — open-minded, incredibly hard-working, absolutely committed to being a little better every day … a master at using film,” wrote David Halberstam in his 2005 profile on Belichick, “The Education of a Coach.” Another great coach took note of that. Before Nick Saban started winning his five national titles in college, he was Belichick’s defensive coordinator with the Browns from 1991-94. “I thought I knew something, and really found out that I was really in a position to learn a lot,” Saban said. “That time in Cleveland probably helped me as much as anything in developing the kind of philosophy and organisations that have helped us be successful through the years. I attribute a lot of it to Bill Belichick.”
Excellent condition Gregory said he was happy for the victory. “The tournament was well organised, well ran and the course was in excellent condition,” said Gregory. “My daughter qualified this year for the National Junior Caribbean Championships and today was just testimony to the hard work that she has been putting in,” he said. On the other hand, 12-year-old Emily, who is a student at Campion, was very elated with her performance. “A lot of work was put in and, as my dad said, we worked together most of the time and he helped me to line up most of my putts and so I am very happy that we won,” Emily said. Meanwhile, Alveta Knight, president of the Campion College Home School Association, said this year’s event was a success. “The tournament was a success as we had a good turnout. Those who couldn’t come sent in sponsorship funds and so it was a good event,” said Knight. She added that the aim of the tournament was to raise over a million dollars to help with the needs of the school’s development fund, as well as any other social needs that may arise during the year. “I love the tournament because this particular fundraiser pulls together past and present and future Campionites and it allows them to really gel together,” said Knight. Meanwhile, the top Campionites team was Gordon Munn and Jodi Munn with a score 61, while the top adult and junior combination were Michelle Gabay and Michael Lowe with a score of 70. The father and daughter combination of Gregory Mayne and Emily Mayne emerged overall champions of the Campion College Home School Association Charity Golf tournament at the Constant Golf Club yesterday. The duo shot a 61 net to win the tournament ahead of Edjan Wiggins and Clive Chambers combination, who also shot a 61 net. However, Gregory and Emily came out on top after they shot a 31 on the back nine, compared to Wiggans and Chambers’ score of 32 on the back nine.
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Boston’s guard was also called for a technical.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract with the Celtics this summer, was bumped by James while trying to catch an alley-oop pass with 6:45 left in the first quarter. The forward’s leg got twisted underneath him as he came back to the floor and snapped his ankle grotesquely.The 27-year-old sat up, looked at his foot and yelled in horror while some players covered their mouths and others turned their heads. Hayward’s stunning injury changed the tenor of the highly anticipated season opener between two of the league’s best teams, and will likely alter the direction of Boston’s season. Hayward will require surgery and need months to recover.The Celtics were understandably shaken at halftime, and went to the locker room down 16.However, they battled back and were still leading 98-97 when James, who only played in one exhibition after spraining his ankle on Sept. 27, spun in the lane and made a layup to put Cleveland up by one. On Boston’s next possession, James cut off Marcus Smart and deflected the ball off the guard’s leg and out of bounds.James then made a crosscourt pass to a wide-open Love, who drained his 3 to give the Cavs a four-point cushion.Irving’s free throw made it 102-99, and the Celtics had two late chances but both Jaylen Brown and Irving missed late 3s.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, passes against Boston Celtics’ Semi Ojeleye in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. APCLEVELAND — Boston’s Gordon Hayward broke his left ankle just five minutes into the season, a grisly injury that overshadowed Kyrie Irving’s return to Cleveland and the Cavaliers’ 102-99 win over the shocked Celtics on Tuesday night.LeBron James scored 29 points — 13 in the fourth quarter — in his most extensive action in three weeks because of a sprained left ankle. He also fed Kevin Love for a critical 3-pointer with 46.3 second left to put the Cavs up 102-98.ADVERTISEMENT Source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to 1-year deal Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Celtics: Host Milwaukee on Wednesday. Boston closed out 2016 regular season with home win over Bucks.Cavaliers: At Milwaukee on Friday. Cleveland has won four straight over Giannis Anteokounmpo and Co.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Love had 15 and Derrick Rose 14 in his debut for the Cavs, who are trying to blend new faces and big egos quickly.After the final horn, James and Irving, who spent part of the summer making subtle jabs at each other following the blockbuster trade, completed their signature handshake and the All-Star point guard greeted several former teammates.He may still have a ways to go with Cleveland’s crowd, which booed him every time he touched the ball.Irving heard it from the moment he took the floor as Cleveland fans got their first chance to voice their displeasure toward him for demanding to be traded this summer despite three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and one title.But Hayward’s injury took some of the bite out of Cleveland’s crowd, which gave the forward a roaring ovation as he was taken off the floor on a stretcher.When Hayward went down, Boston’s players huddled in prayer near their bench as a distressed James took a seat on the scorer’s table in disbelief. The injury was a reminder that there are no givens and games, seasons and careers can change in a blink.TIP-INSCeltics: Coach Brad Stevens has been impressed with Irving’s basketball acumen and how quickly he has picked up Boston’s system. “He’s spent a lot of time watching film, a lot of extra time talking about it. He has good insights,” Stevens said. “Guys like that can fit in anywhere. It’s about how do we all put our strengths together.” … Marcus Morris (sore right knee) took part in pregame drills but is out for a week or more.Cavaliers: James (28,816) passed numerous Hall of Famers while jumping to No. 7 on the career scoring list last season. He came in nearly 1,500 points behind Dirk Nowitzki at No. 6. … Although it may take some time for the Cavs to find their on-court chemistry, coach Tyronn Lue said that doesn’t change his early expectations. “We still expect to win,” he said. “We still expect to play hard and play the right way. 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The Final Four is slowly starting to take shape.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Center: Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Well Ben Mbala can’t have all the fun.As the reigning MVP struggled, Issa Gaye took advantage and became the top man in the middle this week. Gaye averaged 15 points on 45% shooting, 10 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks to lead the Bulldogs to a 1-1 week and 4-6 overall.The NU big man capped off his week with 22 points, six rebounds, and six blocks in a win over University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala still produced respectable numbers this week putting up 15 points, 17 rebounds, and six blocks against in the Green Archers’ 80-74 win over Adamson University but Gaye got the better of him this time.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (UE Red Warriors)Alvin Pasaol first reached superstar status when he torched La Salle for 49 points in University of the East’s penultimate game in the first round.And that scoring spurt was no fluke.The burly forward averaged 27 points and 12.5 rebounds this week as the Red Warriors split their two games and improved to an overall 3-7 to stay in the Final Four race.Pasaol closed off UE’s week with a 32-point, 13-rebound performance in its 73-64 win against University of the Philippines and scoring 14 fourth quarter points in the processForward: Santi Santillan (De La Salle Green Archers)Santi Santillan is often overlooked in the loaded frontline of La Salle especially since Mbala and the equally imposing Abu Tratter get the recognition.This week, however, saw Santillan prove that the Green Archers can rely on their lanky forward to get them out of sticky situations.The Soaring Falcons were basically going tit-for-tat with the Green Archers on Saturday but Santillan heeded the call to put La Salle on his back. Santillan scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as he helped La Salle take an 80-74 victory.Guard: J-Jay Alejandro (NU Bulldogs)J-Jay Alejandro became the walking manifestation of a stat sheet this week.NU’s veteran wingman flirted with a triple-double in both of the Bulldogs’ two games this week.Alejandro averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, and 6.5 assists.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers)Ricci Rivero has risen as one of La Salle’s main options.Of course there’s still Mbala in the middle but Rivero can provide the same scoring punch the big man regularly brings.In La Salle’s lone game this week, Rivero put up 17 points to lead La Salle to an 8-2 record. Honorable mentions: Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Juan Gomez de Liaño (UP Fighting Maroons)The rookie has proven that he can ball. In a game where the UP starters scored just a combined 17 points, Juan Gomez de Liaño put the Fighting Maroons on his back. Gomez de Liaño put up 22 points, 10 in the fourth, in a losing effort against the Red Warriors. Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto is clutch, there’s no other way of going around it. The Blue Eagle showed his chops in Ateneo’s 76-75 win against La Salle this season and he displayed it again in the second round. Nieto willed Ateneo to a 70-59 win over Far Eastern University scoring 14 points and pulling down six rebounds.What impressed the most was Nieto scored half of his total points in the fourth quarter, two points shy of matching FEU’s total output in the period. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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‘Home is where the heart is’ as SJ Belangel commits to Ateneo The do-it-all swingman averaged a league-best 24.6 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals in his senior year for the Tiger Cubs, leading UST High School to the stepladder semifinals before falling to the NU Bullpups.Cansino has been unwavering in his commitment to UST, shunning offers from other schools. “Got loyalty inside my DNA,” he said in a tweet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Got loyalty inside my DNA. 🤷🏼♂️🐆 pic.twitter.com/Ra2MRDDiZB— Cj Cansino (@cjcansino1) March 2, 2018 But Cansino was not the lone haul Ayo got from the high school ranks.In a report of The Varsitarian, also joining the Growling Tigers next season are Mike Enriquez from Malayan High School, Joshua Marcos from La Salle Greenhills, and Toby Agustin and Kobe Caballero from JRU.Enriquez was the NCAA Season 91 Juniors MVP and helped the Red Robins contend during his stay where they won the NCAA Season 92 juniors championship. His last two years in the high school ranks, however, was plagued with injuries as he saw Mapua lose to La Salle Greenhills this past season.Cub ➡️ Tiger pic.twitter.com/dl3UC0N0kBADVERTISEMENT — Aldin (@AyoAV_official) March 5, 2018Marcos, meanwhile, was a pivotal part of the Greenies’ historic title run this past NCAA Season 93, where he averaged 10.7 points.On the other hand, Agustin, who averaged 16.3 markers and 7.5 rebounds in his senior year, and Caballero, who netted 14.3 points and 4.4 assists, were key cogs of the Light Bombers’ campaign this past season in a highly-competitive NCAA tournament.The quintet’s arrival will be a big boost for UST’s campaign, which went 1-13 last season under coach Boy Sablan.Marvin Lee, Jordan Sta. Ana, and the returning Renzo Subido will provide the leadership for the Growling Tigers’ guards this upcoming UAAP Season 81. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Looking to replicate his fast-paced system implemented in Letran and La Salle, University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has already started putting together the key pieces for his new-look Growling Tigers.Ayo secured the services of CJ Cansino as the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Most Valuable Player decided to remain in España.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina