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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend He got his second by sliding to redirect Jordi Alba’s pass by goalkeeper Pau Lopez. Messi started the attack but lost the ball, only for it to take two deflections off defenders before falling to Alba in the area.After Espanyol forward Pablo Piatti hit the post, Messi made it a treble with a left-footed strike to slot in another pass from Alba.Dembele went on moments later to a round of applause from his new supporters. Barcelona paid a club-record sum to Borussia Dortmund for the 20-year-old France forward. With add-ons, his transfer could reach 147 million euros (about $173 million).Dembele showed his speed when he raced down the right side on a quick counterattack and crossed for Suarez to score.Suarez was making his league debut this season after missing the first two matches with a leg injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ A costly, catty dispute finally settled OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and Ousmane Dembele set up a goal in his debut for Barcelona in a comfortable 5-0 win over crosstown rival Espanyol on Saturday.Messi struck twice in the first half, and leads the Spanish league with five goals. Gerard Pique headed in a fourth goal.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Winning start After going on as a second-half substitute, Dembele didn’t take long to help his team when he passed for Luis Suarez to round off the rout in the 90th.A third win in as many rounds left Barcelona atop of the standings, with two more points than second-place Sevilla and four more points than defending champion Real Madrid in sixth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMessi opened the scoring at Camp Nou when he received a pass from Ivan Rakitic in what appeared to be an offside position. With no call coming from the referee, Messi dribbled around a defender and fired home.“They told me that the first goal could be offside, (…) but we did a lot to create several chances,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. Break new ground Stephens wins first Grand Slam, routs Keys for US Open title It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Taking stock of the Clippers’ roster, Cassell, Mobley, Corey Maggette, Elton Brand and Chris Kaman should comprise a solid starting lineup. The question then is depth, particularly at small forward, where Maggette will start. The Clippers have signed McCarty, who might backup Maggette. They also have signed James Singleton, who spent the past two years playing in Italy after playing at Murray State. Rodney White, who played with Denver and Golden State last season, is in training camp on a tryout contract. “We have a guy who averaged 22 points in the NBA starting at the position,” Dunleavy said. “As far as his backup, I feel about as good at where we are when we brought Bobby Simmons in. We’re solid there.” The Clippers have seven players who were on the squad last season. Brand, Maggette and Kaman are starting, and the other four Shaun Livingston, Chris Wilcox, Zeljko Rebraca and Quinton Ross figure to get playing time. Although the Clippers certainly do not appear vastly improved with their reserves, the coach doesn’t see it that way at least, not yet. When pressed, however, Dunleavy did offer an idea of what could help his team. “As far as a wish list is concerned, until somebody shows me, I’d like to have a big (forward or center) who can really stroke the ball from the 3-point line,” he said. “Walter (McCarty) may be able to give us that. To play against certain teams in the West that have that as a big strength, we don’t have that yet.” SANTA BARBARA — Mike Dunleavy practically sounds as if he experienced Christmas in August, when the Clippers signed Cuttino Mobley and traded for Sam Cassell. The way the coach sees it, the Clippers don’t have many holes in their starting lineup and they’re relatively deep with their reserves. Making the playoffs is a possibility that is no longer farfetched. “I haven’t lost any games yet,” Dunleavy said. “When I lose that first game, I’ll be wishing for a Christmas list.” CLIPPERS NOTES: By the looks of the media, which included 15 Japanese journalists when training camp opened, the Clippers may have another superstar in Yuta Tabuse, the first native of Japan to make the NBA, playing in four games with Phoenix last season. After being released by Phoenix, he played 14 games with the Long Beach Jam of the ABA. He is trying to hook up with the Clippers, even though the team has three point guards with Cassell, Livingston and Daniel Ewing. “He’s got to be able to show that he can counteract his (5-9) size with his speed and quickness, make plays, not turn the ball over and make open shots,” Dunleavy said. “And then, defensively, he has to use his speed and quickness to harass guys, make them use the clock, as opposed to getting in a position where the post him up.” … Maggette is expected to make his training camp debut today, after spending the beginning of camp in Chicago because of a family emergency. — Joe Stevens can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!