SEA Games: Don’t boo Schooling, Malaysians urged That was until he was questioned about slow ticket sales for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.“I’m actually tired of hearing that question,” Ellerbe said, as the smile disappeared. “Right now, we have over 60 million dollars in the box office. What part of that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow? This isn’t a damn Rolling Stones concert. That’s the only thing that sells out in seconds. We’re talking about tickets that go from $500 to $10,000. That’s an expensive ticket.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs of Thursday evening, a general search for two tickets on Ticketmaster’s website showed 536 pairs available, ranging anywhere between $1,682.50 to $35,010.09 per ticket.And with thousands of seats still available, and the fight two weeks out, some believe the next sporting event that will sell out in that venue will be a Vegas Golden Knights game, when the newest NHL expansion team opens the 2017-18 season. Critics also believe with some second-tier seats carrying a five-figure price tag, the pay-per-view fee of $99.95 seems like a bargain. LATEST STORIES Read Next “We’re going to blow past our own record of $72 million; this fight is massive,” Ellerbe said.Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s “fight of the century” saw live gate receipts produce more than $71 million in revenue at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, easily surpassing the previous live gate record of $20 million, for Mayweather-Canelo Álvarez.Mayweather reiterated Ellerbe’s thoughts.“We’re doing crazy numbers, forget what you all (are) hearing. We’re doing crazy numbers,” Mayweather said. “Our fight is doing unbelievable numbers. The pay-per-view numbers are going to be unbelievable and we will have a sold-out crowd. I’m not worried about that.”ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor later in the month. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Sixty-million dollars sounds pretty good to Leonard Ellerbe.Dressed dapper in a white shirt and slacks, topped with a navy pinstriped blazer, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions flashed an occasional smile while addressing the media Thursday at Mayweather Boxing Club.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes View comments
View comments Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash Obviously, Cray was too tired to put in his 100 percent as he was still recovering the 400m hurdles that he won.Zion Corrales Nelson didn’t place in the women’s century, an event the Philippines won in 2015 through Kayla Richardson who opted to concentrate on 200m and relays. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Khairul Jantan of Malaysia wins 100m dash. Eric Cray of the Philippines (right) comes in second. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter/MASOCKUALA LUMPUR — Nineeteen-year-old Khairul Jantan of Malaysia stunned Filipino defending champion Eric Cray to capture the men’s 100-meter dash Tuesday night in the 29th Southeast Asian Games.Cray, who ran in the 400m hurdles just one hour before the century dash final, stumbled across the finish line in an attempt to catch up with hometown bet who clearly got there first.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdlesJantan clocked 10.38 seconds, while Cray wound up with a time of 10.43 to settle for silver in the event that he won two years ago in Singapore.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJantan and Cray figured in a head-to-head battle but the Malaysian soon established a half-stride lead going into the last 10 meters.READ: Cray wins 400m hurdles by a nose with focus on century dash UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program
Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on before the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Lonzo Ball is in a shooting slump, and he thinks he knows where the problem is.“It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball said. “I know I can shoot the ball.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “I’m just trying to work on balance. That’s what (coach) Luke (Walton) and Magic (Johnson) have been telling me,” Ball said. “That’s the problem right now. Just balance.”His ability to distribute the ball hasn’t tailed off, at least. He had six assists Wednesday and has 22 over the last three games.Los Angeles continues its four-game trip Thursday night at Washington.ADVERTISEMENT 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The Lakers rookie had nine points in a 107-96 loss to Boston on Wednesday night, shooting just 4 of 15 from the field and 1 of 5 from the 3-point line. He entered the night shooting 29.9 percent from the floor in his first 10 NBA games, including 23 percent over his previous three contests.This after he hit 55 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3-point range in his lone season at UCLA. Ball said he hasn’t changed much from his approach in college.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a long season. Just have to stay positive and keep putting in work,” Ball said. “It’s going to show for itself. Obviously, right now I’m not making no shots. But I’m going to keep shooting.”Ball said the Lakers haven’t suggested tweaking his funky shooting mechanics, which include pushing the ball with his right hand from next to his left ear. Curry, Thompson find their touch as Warriors beat T-Wolves MOST READ
2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers In a game that saw just one NLEX lead happen, 10-9, after a Kevin Alas jumper midway through the first quarter, the Elasto Painters basically owned much of the 48-minute match.Rain or Shine ultimately established its dominance across the middle quarters mounting a 22-4 run that Ed Daquioag capped off with a couple of free throws early in the third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter the Elasto Painters lost to Kia, 98-94, head coach Caloy Garcia said the best way to forget about the loss, which was Picanto’s first victory, was go out and take the Road Warriors by the jugular.“I told the players the only way we can forget the game against Kia is basically to win this game,” said Garcia. “I felt disappointed on how we performed in that game and I told them everybody who gets inside the court has to put that energy.” MOST READ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next As new PBA chief, Marcial vows to focus on improvements in officiating Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood. PBA IMAGESRain or Shine climbed to fifth place in the PBA Philippine Cup standings after dealing NLEX its fourth straight loss, 97-86, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elasto Painters jumped to .500 territory and leapfrogged three teams—Meralco, Globalport, and NLEX—for fifth spot while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-4 after a hot start this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “Basically we just have to play as a unit, we can’t rely on one guy, we’re not looking for one guy. We’re trying to move the ball and get the best possible shot.”Rain or Shine’s constant search for the open man led to four players put up double digits in points with Maverick Ahanmisi scoring the most with 20 points while grabbing eight boards.Gabe Norwood finished with a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds with three steals for the Elasto Painters while James Yap and Chris Tiu added 12 and 11 points, respectively.JR Quiñahan led NLEX with 22 points and six boards while Alex Mallari had 17 points and nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises
Connect with the EditorIndia has always known how to party; that was never a problem. We are wonderful at opening and closing an event. The Commonwealth Games have proved that we now know what to do in-between as well. There is a clear and coherent message in the last fortnight: a new India is crashing through the glass ceilings imposed by a thin crust, an elite which has gobbled the cream for centuries without showing any hint of indigestion. The winners of these Games are children of a silent social revolution that is all the more breathtaking because it has been non-violent.Every medallist in China is a product of state machinery; every Indian medal is a tribute to free will and talent. Mechanisation, in fact, never works in India. The preamble to the Games was not pretty, because it was controlled by the old order. The world is unable to understand the contradictions: how can such greed coexist with such grandeur? But transition is hydra-headed; and the demon heads will go, but one by one. The test of our democracy will begin when the Games are over, for without accountability freedom degenerates into chaos. There has been crime; there must be punishment.
On a high after drawing a Test series on African soil for the first time, India have been left to deal with a couple of injury setbacks as they take on South Africa, sans Test skipper Graeme Smith, in the only Twenty20 International match of the tour in Durban on Sunday.NtiniIn an engrossing Test series, India managed to keep the overall scoreline 1-1 after losing the first, winning the second and drawing the third to maintain their number one status in the ICC rankings.However, the final Test took its toll as opener Gautam Gambhir, who had come back from a hand injury after skipping the second Test, hurt his elbow at Newlands and was ruled out.The other opener Virender Sehwag was already sidelined for the rest of the tour as a precautionary measure due to a sore shoulder which had kept him out of action for quite a few weeks last year as well.Besides Gambhir and Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar is the only renowned opener in the squad but he has played only one T20 international in his career, against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006.Sunday’s match will also see the return of left-handers Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the middle order.A lot of focus will also be on Yuvraj Singh who comes back to the venue where he famously hit six successive sixes against England’s Stuart Broad during the 2007 T20 World Cup.Virat Kohli, who hit three of his four ODI centuries in 2010, and Yusuf Pathan, who cracked his maiden One-day hundred against New Zealand last December, will also return to boost the batting.advertisementAmong bowlers, Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth will lead the pace attack, which will also have seamers Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel.In the spin department, offspinner Harbhajan Singh will look to continue his red-hot form, while Ravichandran Ashwin and comeback man Piyush Chawla will look to raise their stake before next month’s World Cup.South Africa, on the other hand, were dealt a severe blow on Friday when Smith was ruled out from Sunday’s match because of hand bruises and the onus now would be on new skipper Johan Botha to inspire the side.The match will be an emotional affair for the South Africans as the Moses Mabhida Stadium, will have pacer Makhaya Ntini playing his last international cricket match.Squads South Africa: Johan Botha (capt), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (wkt), JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, David Miller, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Graeme Smith, Rusty Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe India: MS Dhoni (capt/wkt), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Praveen Kumar, Munaf Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, S Sreesanth.
Skipper Shahid Afridi led from the front with a scintillating five-wicket haul to help Pakistan notch up a 46-run victory over Canada in a Group A World Cup match in Colombo on Thursday. ScoreInspired by Afridi’s exploits, Pakistan shot out Canada for 138 in 42.5 overs after folding for a modest 184 batting first at the R Premadasa Stadium.Afridi, who grabbed 5-16 and 4-34 against Kenya and Sri Lanka respectively in their last two matches, became the first bowler to take three consecutive four-wicket hauls in World Cup history.Apart from dismissing Ashish Bagai (16), Jimmy Hansra (43), Rizwan Cheema (4), Tyson Gordon (9) and Harvir Baidwan (0) in his 10 overs, Afridi also produced a brilliant direct throw to sent back Balaji Rao at the fag end of the match.Chasing 185 to win, Canada were off to a disastrous start as they slipped to 44 for three in 17.1 overs. Zubin Surkari (27) and Jimmy Hansra (43) added a fighting 60-run partnership to lift Canada to 104.But with Saeed Ajmal trapping Surkari in front of wicket in the 34th over and Afridi taking two wicket in consecutive deliveries meant Pakistan was back in the game.Afridi first sent Rizwan Cheema’s off stump for a walk with his googly and then disturbed HS Baidwan’s woods with his quick ripper to reduce Canada to 114 for seven.The skipper returned again to dismiss TG Gordon with Wahab Riwaz taking a superb catch to complete his second five wicket haul here.Earlier, Canada had conjured up hopes of an upset when their bowlers bowled out the former champions Pakistan for 184 in their World Cup group A match.advertisementPakistan found the disciplined Canada attack to hot to handle as, after opting to bat, they lost wickets at regular intervals to be finally bundled out inside the 200-run mark in 43 overs.If not for the 73-run fifth wicket stand between Misbah-ul-Haq (37) and Umar Akmal (48), Pakistan could have folded up for a lesser total as they lost their last six wickets for just 44 runs.India-born medium-pacer Harvir Baidwan was the pick of the Canada bowlers with figures of three for 35 runs while Hansra (2/23), Cheema (2/33) and Rao (2/50) snared two wickets apiece to spell Pakistan’s doom.Even though there were no demons in the pitch, Pakistan were off to a shaky start as the 1992 champions lost their first four batsmen for just 67 runs after electing to bat.Opener Mohammad Hafeez started positively as he picked up Henry Osinde for special treatement in his first and innings second over, spanking the right-arm pacer for back-to-back boundaries.But Osinde took his revenge in the first delivery of his next over, trapping Hafeez lbw but not before the batsman went for the review which went against him.Baidwan struck the second blow for Canada in the ninth over, dismissing Ahmed Shehzad caught by Gordon at mid-on.Baidwan then trapped Younis Khan lbw in the 13th over with a full length delivery that was titlting in towards middle and leg, prompting the batsman to go for another unsuccessful review.And then two overs later, Kamran Akmal too departed caught at the backward point region by Nitish Kumar off Cheema to ensure a dream start for Canada.But then came in ever-reliable Misbah and together with young Umar Akmal, he steadied the rocking Pakistani ship with the 73-run stand.After the shocking start, the duo took their time to settle in as they mostly dealt with ones and twos with occasional boundaries in between during their 117-ball partnership.But after all the hardwork when it was time for Misbah and Umar Akmal to accelerate, leg-spinner Rao inflicted twin blows, dismissing both the set batsmen with the Pakistan scoreboard reading 165 for six.Rao first trapped Umar plumb in front of the wicket just two short of his half-century and then four overs later he accounted for Misbah, caught by captain Asish Bagai behind the stumps.Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi (20) and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq failed to live upto their reputation with the former becoming Cheema’s third victim.The lower-order did very little to help Pakistan’s cause as they lost their last four batsmen within a span of three runs.