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UAAP finds no referee bias in controversial La Salle-Adamson game

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments There was glaring discrepancy between the number of fouls by both teams. Adamson was whistled for 33 fouls as compared to La Salle’s 12 that resulted to a huge free throw disparity. The Green Archers went to the line 39 times while the Falcons only had five attempts.But Saguisag said that the numbers don’t show everything as he found no controversy with how the game was handled upon review.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“The stat sheets show that 33 fouls were called against Adamson and 12 were called against La Salle. While the disparity in statistics tend to suggest biased officiating, it is imperative to focus on whether or not the non-calls were actually incorrect since the disparity in non-calls could be an indication of how the teams played, i.e., one team was more focused on its inside game and lane incursions, while the other team was more predisposed in its perimeter game, among other factors,” the statement read.Just like any other game, Saguisag resigned to the fact that errors, bad calls and non-calls, will always be a part of the game for the referees, and the said game wasn’t an exception. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We recognize the importance of having officials who must be able to perform at the highest levels. We also acknowledge the need to maintain public confidence in the league. Further to their preventive suspension (provisional in nature and not based on a finding of guilt), the officials concerned have been heavily reprimanded with a warning of stiffer penalties should evidence of bad faith or malice surface even after this review. They also remain excluded from the pool of referees for the finals series to remove any cloud of doubt in the Finals,” he said. LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MVP calls for longer preparation for Gilas ahead of duel vs Aussies “After a thorough review, it appears that there were a number of incorrect non-calls. Particularly, there were 10 incorrect non-calls on fouls committed by La Salle. However, there were seven incorrect non-calls on fouls committed by Adamson as well,” he said. “We do understand the frustration of the players, coaches, supporters, and the viewing public in general when the right call is not made. Teams train hard and lay everything on the floor to compete.”Saguisag assured everyone that the league office is as impartial as ever as he vows fairness in every game played in the UAAP.“The office of the commissioner will never tolerate or condone any conduct, act, or omission that would compromise the integrity of the sport,” he said. “However, bias or partiality on the part of the officials cannot be presumed. Partiality is related to intention which is a mental process, an internal state of mind, that must be judged by the person’s overt acts.“This office cannot infer bias or partiality on the basis of errors in judgment. These must be proved with clear and convincing evidence — which, upon meticulous review of the game, are absent in the case. To hold otherwise would be to render refereeing untenable, for no one called upon to officiate a sport, where you only have a brief moment to decide (without the benefit of a replay), can be infallible in their judgment.”Saguisag also said referees Enan Alejo, Ian Borbe, and Mollie de Luna, will remain out of the officials pool for Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals, as well as in the ongoing juniors tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Rebo Saguisag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe UAAP has concluded its judicious review and found no referee bias in the controversial Final Four game between La Salle and Adamson last November 18.“We conclude that while there were errors in officiating, the evidence at hand is insufficient to prove bias or partiality,” wrote UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag in a letter released on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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This list of players should give City’s title rivals sleepless nights

first_img 2. Axel Witsel: Zenit man to bolster the middle? – Witsel is the most recent name on Guardiola’s rumoured shortlist. The 27-year-old Belgium midfielder has been at Zenit since 2012 and can play throughout the midfield whether it be a defensive role, in a central position or joining the attack. 4. Marc-Andre ter Stegen: An upgrade on Hart? – As reported on talksport.com, Barca may let their goalkeeper leave on loan, with Liverpool also in the hunt. The 23-year-old is unhappy at his lack of games and said he will need to discuss his future with Barcelona if the situation doesn’t change. Joe Hart has had a good season, though. 9 9. Ross Barkley: Top England attacker on the radar – Another midfielder? There is a theme developing here and Barkley is one of England’s brightest prospects as well as another Everton player on the shortlist. 9 5. Aymeric Laporte: City among many clubs keen on Bilbao ace – City are also in the hunt for £37m-rated defender Laporte along with Barcelona. However, the 21-year-old Frenchman is facing around four months on the sidelines having fractured his ankle, but will no doubt be assessed in pre-season when he is regaining his match fitness. There is an alternative… 9 9 9 9 1. Paul Pogba: Juventus and France midfielder top of Guardiola’s wishlist? Click the arrow above, right, to see the other big-name players linked with Man City – Since it was announced Pep Guardiola would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, a number of high profile names have been linked with the club. Here, talkSPORT looks at them, starting with Juve ace Pogba. It is said Guardiola wants to make the 23-year-old’s signing a priority and could cost around £75m. Or could City give the Italian club Yaya Toure to sweeten the deal? 9 9 6. John Stones to leave Everton and play under Guardiola? – With Laporte injured and Martin Demichelis leaving when his contract expires in the summer, City are one of many big clubs linked with Stones. Man United, Chelsea and Barcelona are all said to be watching the Everton stopper, who was the subject of a £40m bid from Chelsea last summer. Since it was announced Pep Guardiola would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Man City, a number of high profile names have been linked with the club.Here, talkSPORT looks at them.Going in the opposite direction, though, is likely to be Yaya Toure. His agent is reportedly keen to open talks with a string of European clubs including Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich about the possibility of joining them in the summer.Meanwhile, it is said Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski – one name linked with City – will sign a new contract at the Bundesliga club meaning the new boss may have to look elsewhere for a new man up top. 3. Toni Kroos: Guardiola wanted to build a team around him at Bayern – Guardiola really didn’t want to lose Kroos when he was at Bayern, but the midfielder was sold to Real Madrid for £25m in 2014. With rumours of some unhappiness on his part in Spain, it was only natural his name would be linked with the new era at City. 8. Thiago Alcantara: He followed Guardiola once… – Alcantara was the player Guardiola really wanted when he took over at Bayern in 2013 and now the manager is off to City, the 24-year-old has been tipped to follow. However, he says there is no truth in rumours he will leave the German club for City, while is being reported he will cost at least £25m having signed an extension to his contract, which keeps him in Munich until 2019. 7. Ilkay Gundogan: Dortmund midfielder’s agent was meeting the City hierarchy – Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain was pictured last month meeting Gundogan’s uncle in Amsterdam, who is also his agent. The player has denied claims a deal is in place to move to the Premier League and any move will be seen as a gamble by some considering his problems with injury in the last few years. This season Gundogan has played 23 Bundesliga games, but missed the last four games as a result of a foot injury. 9last_img read more