Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Meralco whips Phoenix behind Durham, Amer “He’s been putting in the work,” said Racela, referring to Tuffin, who entered the game averaging just under 4 points an outing. “He struggled in the past games, but all players go through that and what matters is what you do when that happens. He just stayed the course.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees “It was a hard fought win, a hard fought game,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela.“That’s what you expect every game in the UAAP. We have to focus on what’s in front of us and that was UP. We kept our focus. We started out well, we didn’t end well in regulation but we came back in overtime.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Much of the pre game hype centred on the absence of UP coach Bo Perasol, who was serving the first of a three-game suspension.But the Tamaraws immediately set the tone with LJ Gonzales anchoring their strong start that saw them build a double-digit lead in the first period. LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images ‘People evacuated on their own’ LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ken Tuffin and Wendell Comboy delivered the biggest shots in overtime as Far Eastern University outlasted University of the Philippines, 82-79, Sunday night to climb into a share of third spot in UAAP Season 82 at MOA Arena.Finally breaking out of his slump, Tuffin shot a terrific 5-of-6 from beyond the arc and finished with 18 points, while Comboy scored half of his 10 points in the extra period as the Tamaraws pulled level with La Salle and University of Santo Tomas with 4-4 records.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU nearly wasted a 19-point lead in the second half as the Fighting Maroons ended regulations with a 16-0 run capped by Javi Gomez De Liano’s lay-up with 24.7 seconds remaining.Comboy missed a potential game-winning triple at the buzzer, but came out strong in the extra period, hitting a triple to extend the lead, 77-72, with 2:11 remaining in overtime.Juan Gomez De Liano made three foul shots in the next possession, and Bright Akhuetie tied the game at 77-all with 1:04 remaining.But Tuffin hit a three for the go-ahead basket and after UP came up empty on the next play, Comboy nailed a baseline jumper to help seal the win.Racela was elated over Tuffin’s breakout performance.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down LATEST STORIES View comments
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Facebook’s head of sports has refused to rule out a bid for Premier League broadcast rights as speculation mounts that the online giant is set to enter the English football market. The English top flight’s next three-year set of domestic and international broadcast deals are due to be auctioned next year.Some experts believe it is only a matter of time before Facebook, Amazon and other deep-pocketed digital businesses decide to take on the likes of BT and Sky Sports.When asked in London if Facebook would bid, Dan Reed said: “The Premier League is a very important partner of ours and we work with them very closely.“But it would be premature to speculate how we might approach that opportunity – it’s still very early days and there is no template for this.”Asked if this meant he was not ruling out a bid, Reed said: “That speaks for itself.”Launched in 2004, Facebook has become the world’s most popular social media platform and earned more than £20billion last year, mostly from online advertising.Facebook says it has two billion users a month and that at least 650 million of those are sports fans, with another 200 million on its picture-sharing platform Instagram.As the world’s largest free-to-air platform, the company’s huge reach and wealth have already started to make their mark on the sports industry in terms of broadcast partnerships and marketing deals.The California-based firm already has broadcast deals with Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and the World Surf League and recently made an unsuccessful £450million bid to broadcast cricket’s Indian Premier League.In the first six months of this year, Facebook broadcast more than 3,500 different sports events live, ranging from a partnership with Fox Sports for Champions League games in the United States, to Mexican league football games and college lacrosse.In April, a global audience of five million watched a Barcelona-Real Madrid legends match, while ‘Hala Madrid’, a behind-the-scenes look at Real shot on GoPro cameras, has become an online hit.But, most intriguingly, Facebook has also just launched a new platform for video content in the US called ‘Watch’, which Reed said is ideal for sport as it combines “episodic, longer-form viewing” with the conversation and engagement that is the cornerstone of Facebook’s appeal.There is also no disputing how important Facebook has become to the industry, with several clubs and leagues using the platform to drive sales of merchandise and tickets, and a number of broadcasters also using targeted adverts to remind users to tune into live sport on television.These relationships are only going to grow and Reed also explained how Facebook was talking to the International Olympic Committee, and almost every global sports federation, about the opportunities the platform offers sports that currently struggle to get on television. That is not to mention the sports rights traditional broadcasters simply waste by not having an outlet through which to show them.All this said, however, there are several obvious obstacles to Facebook, Amazon or anybody else in the digital space making a serious play for live football rights, which is why many seasoned observers of the rights market believe a major shake-up is unlikely next year.So far, neither Facebook nor Amazon has bid for any content as expensive as Premier League rights and there are doubts about how they would make their money back, particularly Facebook and its open platform/online advertising model.Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward recently said clubs were expecting the digital giants to enter the fray next year, a view supported by the chief executive of the world’s largest advertising company WPP at the Leaders in Sport conference in London on Wednesday.But WPP’s Martin Sorrell tempered the excitement slightly by saying he still believed the rights would end up with BT and Sky Sports, as live football is so important to their business plans. 1 Facebook could bid for Premier League rights