Elastopainters hold on to beat Batang Pier

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Macaraya on loss to Lyceum: We gave them everything we got MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Batang Pier battled back from a 14-point halftime deficit and a 79-70 hole early in the fourth quarter.Pringle knotted the count at 96 with two free throws with 1:16 remaining, but GlobalPort failed to keep Rain or Shine’s big men off the boards in the waning seconds that led to Almazan’s winning freebies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img “Our free throws saved us. We were struggling with our free throws but we made them when it counted,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad went 18-of-34 from the free throw line.Almazan finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds while import James Weatherspoon also posted a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Romeo topscored with 28 points on 27 shots while Stanley Pringle added 21 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to carry much of the load for GlobalPort, which drew a forgetful PBA debut from Jabril Trawick.Trawick had three points, two assists and two turnovers in 16 minutes of action before fouling out with still 5:46 left. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Raymond Almazan sank the game-winning free throws and Rain or Shine held off GlobalPort, 98-96, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Almazan calmly made a pair of freebies with 5.2 seconds left before Terrence Romeo forced a wild shot against Gabe Norwood and Jericho Cruz, who were all over the Batang Pier guard as time ran out.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Result of Azkals match vs Tajikistan won’t decide Dooley’s fate

first_imgAzkals’ head coach Thomas Dooley. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippines coach Thomas Dooley’s two-year deal with the Azkals ends this month, and the result of the final AFC Cup Qualifying match against Tajikistan on March 27 at Rizal Memorial Stadium won’t necessarily be the basis whether or not he’ll be given a fresh contract.Dooley, the former United States international and World Cup veteran, has been at the helm of the Azkals since early 2014—a stint that has seen him steer the national team to some famous wins against North Korea, Bahrain and Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown But with the Azkals needing a draw against the Tajiks, who can advance and eliminate the Azkals with a win, Dooley is under scrutiny as the national team plays its last game in the qualifying round.Azkals manager Dan Palami said it would be unfair to decide on Dooley’s future on the match against Tajikistan alone.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“It will be unfair to review his contract just based on that game,” said Palami. “He has achieved a lot in the past four years, but we will also look at other factors including the sentiments of the players.”Dooley got mixed results in the prestigious Suzuki Cup, reaching the semifinals in 2014, but bombing out of the group stage at home two years later, managing just a couple of draws against lower-ranked opposition. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “I just wish them well,” said Schrock, who had criticized Dooley’s treatment of senior players in the past.Schrock has since apologized for past statements against Dooley, but the rift resurfaced recently as clamor for his return snowballed when the Azkals were held to back-to-back draws by Yemen and another stalemate by Nepal.Palami is hopeful the team will keep its focus on the task at hand: “This is the only game they should think about. We need to create that mindset that this is the most important game in our history.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee, Magnolia brace for mighty Beermen Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil While he led the Azkals to their highest ever ranking at 115, the past two years has seen Dooley post four wins, six draws and four losses.Along the way, Dooley has feuded with star midfielder Stephan Schrock, who was not called up despite his fine form for Bacolod-based club Ceres-Negros in the AFC Cup.“It’s always based on what is best for the team,” Dooley told Gulf News, explaining his decision to leave out Schrock despite clamor for the midfielder to be inserted in the lineup.“We’ve played incredible without him and broken multiple records. And we are successful because we’re a team.”Schrock wants to play for the country again but has accepted Dooley’s decision, saying what’s important is the country qualifies for the Asian Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Sta. Ana transfers to Letran, reunites with former HS coach Napa

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He’s played for me for three years [in NU] and he’ll be part of our preparation for the future of Letran,” said Napa in Filipino.“At least we’re consistent on our vision to put Letran back to its glory days.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Filoil: Letran sends listless JRU to sixth straight loss LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments The former University of Santo Tomas standout has joined Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA where he reunites with his former high school mentor in Jeff Napa.“Sta. Ana has committed to play with Letran,” said Napa Friday after the Knights’ 94-71 victory over Jose Rizal University in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at The Arena in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNapa said Sta. Ana has yet to enroll in Letran, UST’s sister school under the Dominican Order, but the head coach is confident that his former player will be a Knight for a long time.Sta. Ana, who played for Napa in National University in the UAAP high school division, will serve the mandatory one-year residency the NCAA imposes on transferees but the former Growling Tiger will still have three playing years ahead of him. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jordan Sta. Ana didn’t look far for his new school and a new coach.ADVERTISEMENT 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 awardlast_img read more

LeBron James’ season-low 13 in blowout caps Lakers’ eventful week

first_imgAnd on Saturday, James and point guard Lonzo Ball each had a triple-double — a double triple-double that only one other pair of Lakers teammates ever accomplished, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar way back in 1982 — in a 128-100 win at the Charlotte Hornets.If that appeared to be a sign that the Lakers were coming together as a group, and specifically that James and Ball could coexist successfully, Sunday’s setback raised a few questions.Not, though, among the Lakers themselves.“Nights like this happen. It’s a long season. … But it’s just a process,” said Ball, who had 10 points and four assists against the Wizards.One surprising aspect of Sunday was that the Lakers had not previously been troubled by playing on consecutive days this season: They entered this one with a 5-1 record in the second game of back-to-back sets.Perhaps that’s why Walton sounded so optimistic about where his team that’s fourth in the West stood — and where it was headed — before tipping off against the Wizards.“Well, we’re moving in the right direction. We have been for a while. The more we can get on road trips together, get practice time together, go through adversity together, the stronger our team’s going get,” the coach said during his pregame session with the media. “As of right now, I’m very happy where we’re at. But we’ve still got a long way to go.”The way his team played later in the evening showed just how accurate that final sentence was. James shot just 5 for 16, managing merely a season-worst 13 points. He and the rest of the Lakers put up barely any resistance at the defensive end and trailed by as many as 27 points while stumbling their way to a 128-110 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday night.“We’re a good team,” James insisted afterward. “Tonight was just one of those instances where we didn’t play well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThat’s certainly true, at both ends of the court and in various ways.The 22 turnovers. The 51-43 rebounding deficit. The 0-for-8 start on 3-point attempts. The way they allowed Wizards point guard John Wall to dominate en route to a 40-point, 14-assist performance. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Not a lot of good to take from that, other than the lesson of: You don’t show up to play in the NBA, you will not win,” LA coach Luke Walton said.His club wraps up a four-game road swing at the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.Consider what went on over the past week.On Monday, James and former teammate Dwyane Wade met for what was almost certainly the final time in their NBA careers, with the Lakers topping Wade’s Miami Heat 108-105.In Los Angeles’ next game, a 126-111 loss at Houston on Thursday, James and other Lakers occasionally kept their hands behind their backs at the defensive end, an indication of what they thought about the way the referees were making many foul calls when James Harden — who had a 50-point triple-double — and the Rockets had the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and head coach Luke Walton dispute a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)WASHINGTON— This was hardly the ideal way for LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers to cap what amounted to an eventful week of highs and lows.And arriving one night after what seemed to be a breakthrough performance, this dud demonstrated just how much more room for improvement four-time NBA MVP James and his new teammates have.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Daughter tells of dad’s unlikely bond with Charles Barkley Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

House ‘Throws Out’ Supreme Court Stay Order Justice Ja’neh’s Impeachment

first_imgSpeaker Bhofal Chambers in discussion with Reps. J. Fonati Koffa, Acarous M. Gray and Thomas FallahMembers of the House of Representatives have ‘thrown out’ the Writ of Prohibition filed before Justice-in-Chambers, Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, on the impeachment proceedings against Associate Justice Kabineh J’anehOn Tuesday, August 14, in its 48th day sitting, the House voted to ‘throw out’ the Writ of Prohibition through a motion proffered by Montserrado County District #16 Representative Dixon W. Seboe, who is also a member of the Ad Hoc Committee to review and investigate the Bill of Impeachment as well as the write-up of the Impeachment Proceedings.This means the House has resolved to continue with impeachment proceedings against Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh and will not attend the August 18 Prohibition Hearing before her Honor Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, prayed for by Justice Ja’neh’s lawyer, Arthur Johnson.The motion of reconsideration put forth by Nimba County District # 5 Representative Samuel Kogar was defeated. Rep. Kogar inplored his colleagues to accept the Writ of Prohibition and honor the August 18th  Prohibition Hearing.But one of the campaigners for the Bill of Impeachment against Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh argued that the Writ of Prohibition from the Justice-in-Chamber is a gross insubordination to the Legislature, because the First Branch of Government has the constitutional right and authority to remove the Chief Justice and Associate Justices upon impeachment and conviction based on proven misconduct, gross breach of duty, inability to perform the functions of their office, or conviction in a court of law for treason, bribery or other infamous crimes.”The House of Representatives resumed working sessions yesterday, Tuesday, August 14, after a three-week break to observe the country’s 172nd Independence Day celebration, which marked the closure of its first Independence break on Thursday, July 19, giving them leave for 25 days.Timing is Important?With less than 16 days to the Annual Break of the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate on the 31st of August, and five working session days, many are wondering if the impeachment proceedings will be concluded and signed by at least 49 Representatives constituting 2/3 majority of the House of Representatives to be forwarded to the Liberian Senate for action.It may be recalled that, last week, Justice-in-Chamber Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh issued a Writ of Prohibition on the impeachment proceedings against Associate Justice Kabineh J’aneh.But two consulting lawyers in the offices of the Legal Section and Legal Drafting of the House of Representatives, names withheld, said over the weekend they briefed the lawmakers re-emphasizing that Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh’s decision last week to stay the impeachment process of her colleague Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, until the Supreme Court can fully review its merit is erroneous.The lawyers said the action of Justice Yuoh has created an embarrassing situation because the matter has yet to proceed to the House of Senate for hearing.The House’s lawyers further said the Justice-in-Chamber’s decision would affect Chief Justice Francis Korkpor and the entire Bench, were the House of Representatives to go ahead with Ja’neh’s impeachment proceedings.The lawyers argued that the House of Representatives have the authority to suspend their rules and appoint an Ad Hoc Committee. Their position runs contrary to that of Justice Ja’neh’s lawyers who maintained that House Speaker Bhofal Chambers violated Section 57.3 of the Rules and Procedures of the House of Representatives by constituting a Special Ad Hoc Committee and immediately forwarding Ja’neh’s impeachment bill to the committee.That section, Ja’neh’s lawyers argued, confers exclusive jurisdiction on the House Committee on the Judiciary to hear, among other things, all matters relating to judicial proceedings, civil and criminal.Section 57.3 of the House’s Rules says: “COMMITTEE ON  JUDICIARY: To  which  shall  be referred all proposed legislations, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the work of the committee, as follows: a. The administration of justice in the Republic of Liberia;  b. Judicial proceedings, civic, and criminal, generally; c. Constitutional amendment (s) and Constitutional matters; d. The Courts and judges of the Republic of Liberia; e. Repeal, amendments, revision and codification of status an d other legal matters; f. Prisoner, prison houses and prison reforms; g. Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies; I. Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage and counterfeiting; j. Inter-and intra-country boundary disputes; k. Courts martial law and military law; l. Civic rights and code of ethics and conduct; and m. the Liberia National Police and private security.”It may be recalled, the 8-man ad hoc Committee was appointed on Tuesday, July 17 to review and investigate the Bill of Impeachment as well as the write-up of the Impeachment Proceedings. They are expected to report this week, if by then the Ad Hoc Committee isn’t dissolved.The committee is chaired by Gbarpolu County District# 2 Representative Karnie Wesso and co-chaired by Bong County District #5 Representative Edward Karfiah.Others are Representatives Dickson Seboe of District #16, in Montserrado County; Jeremiah Koung of District #1, Nimba County;  Dr. Isaac Roland of District #3, Maryland County;  Clarence Gahr of District #5, Margibi County; and Rustonlyn S. Dennis of District#4, Montserrado County.The establishment of the Ad Hoc Committee followed a communication of the Bill of Impeachment from Representatives Thomas Fallah and Acarous Gray. On July 17, 2018, a petition signed by the acting chairman of the CDC in the House of Representatives for Montserrado County, Representatives Thomas P. Fallah of District #5, and  Acarous Gray of District #8, a staunch member of the CDC, called for Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment.The two CDC lawmakers argued that Justice Ja’neh should be impeached, ousted and removed from the Supreme Court of Liberia on grounds of “proven misconduct, abuse of public office, wanton abuse of judicial discretion, fraud, misuse of power and corruption.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U10 Strikers return home with some new silver

first_imgIn the team’s opening game, the Strikers doubled up on the Lago Lingo, by a score of 2-1, with Shay and Tanner scoring the goals for Fort St. John.Game two against Beacon Heights produced the exact same results, with Fort St. John emerging victorious by a score of 2-1. Once again Shay popped one for the Strikers, with Eli scoring the other.Late Sunday, the team hit the pitch in the gold medal game, where a single goal separated the Strikers from gold and silver. Fort St. John unfortunately lost in the tournament finals by a score of 3-2, with Shay once again showing tremendous skill, potting both goals for the Strikers.- Advertisement -The boys don’t have to hang up their cleats just yet, as the team will be competing in the FSJ House League Season Ending Tournament, being held June 23 and 24.It will be an opportunity for soccer players from all local teams to get one last kick at the game, as all ages compete in the season ending tournament.last_img read more

Snowfall warnings and Winter Storm warnings remain in place

first_imgBelow are the current warnings in place for the B.C. Peace, Fort Nelson and the Pine Pass.Issued at 2015-02-06 11:47 UTC by Environment Canada:Winter storm warning continued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A significant winter storm will continue to spread snow to the Central Interior and BC Peace today. Storm snowfall totals will range from 15 to 25 cm by early this evening. In addition, northeast winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50 will give reduced visibility in blowing snow.- Advertisement -Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.4:52 AM PST Friday 06 February 2015Special weather statement in effect for:Highway 97 – Pine PassHeavy snow continues today.Advertisement Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon. A significant winter storm will continue giving heavy snow to the above highways with further accumulations of 15 to 25 cm expected today and tonight. In addition, strong northeast winds of 40 km/h gusting to 70 through Pine Pass and near Terrace will give reduced visibility in blowing snow.Travellers are advised to exercise due caution and to be prepared for quickly changing road conditions.Please see weather.gc.ca for the latest forecasts from Environment Canada and WWW.DRIVEBC.CA for road information.The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.Advertisementcenter_img Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.4:35 AM PST Friday 06 February 2015Snowfall warning in effect for:Fort NelsonSnowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.A mild and moist Pacific airmass is pushing over cold Arctic air entrenched over northern BC to produce significant snowfall today. Further snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected today before the snow eases by late afternoon in most areas or the early evening in the Fort Nelson region.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.Advertisementlast_img read more

Holiday parties hosted by the Lido help donate $7,000 to local charities

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With the help of all the businesses that hosted holiday parties at the Lido over the month of December, the theatre was able to donate $7,000 to Big Brother Big Sisters holiday hamper and the Fort St. John Women’s Resources Society hamper, collectively.But that’s not all. Owner Brian Kirschner hopes he can manage to donate more than $10,00 altogether before Christmas Day.“People are quite generous,” he said. “We live in a pretty good town.”- Advertisement -With more festivities on the horizon, leading up to a final party on Monday night, he plans on making another donation on Dec. 22 with the funds donated by companies having their parties at the theatre.When asked if there were ways someone not having a holiday party at the theatre could donate, Kirschner suggests people not be afraid to contact the organizations and ask how they can help, especially in the New Year as ‘the need never stops.’Kirschner concludes by saying that it’s wonderful that ‘people do what they do.’ “They come here, they have fun, and yet they can still contribute to a worthy cause and think about others other than themselves. I think it’s cool.’Advertisementlast_img read more

Poll: Who should Manchester United sign – Bale or Ronaldo?

first_img1 Louis van Gaal is on the hunt for a man to ‘transform’ the Red Devils – who would you prefer, United fans? Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale last_img

‘Chelsea should do everything possible to make sure Cesc Fabregas stays’

first_imgChelsea must not allow Cesc Fabregas to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, Celestine Babayaro has told talkSPORT.Fabregas has had to settle for a reduced role under Antonio Conte this season, with the majority of his 30 appearances coming off the bench.He has been an impressive performer whenever he has been called upon and was man of the match in Monday’s 3-0 win over Middlesbrough after being handed a rare start.There is speculation Fabregas could quit the Premier League champions-elect at the end of the season in search of more regular game time, and AC Milan are being linked with a move for the World Cup winner.But, according to former Chelsea defender Babayaro, it would be a big mistake on Antonio Conte’s part to let the 29-year-old go.“He is an unbelievable player,” said the Nigerian, who spent eight years with the Blues.“They are talking about Fabregas going to AC Milan and here and there, but Chelsea should do everything possible to make sure he stays at Chelsea.“You saw the way he controlled the midfield yesterday [against Boro]. He was just unbelievable – picking people out and spraying passes left, right and centre.”Babayaro has also praised manager Conte for the job he has done at the Bridge.Chelsea need just one more win to clinch the title in the Italian’s debut season at the helm and could claim a domestic double, having reached the FA Cup final.“Conte has done a great job in his first season,” said Babayaro, who was speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“The way he has transformed Chelsea this season has been unbelievable.“He started with a back four, went to a back three, and now everyone knows what he wants them to do. Everyone is in sync.“They kill teams off… and Conte is going to go a long way in Chelsea.”last_img read more