Mayweather, McGregor ready to rumble in much-hyped fight

first_imgMayweather is so confident of his chances that he’s spent much of the week before his fight having meet-and-greets in the early morning hours at the strip club he owns not far from the T-Mobile arena where they will fight.Though he’s made hundreds of millions in the ring, Mayweather has a tax lien of $22 million to the IRS, so the lure of $200 million to come out of a two-year retirement and face a novice boxer was great. But he said this will be definitely be his last fight, and he wants to go out with a dominating performance.“I gave my word to my children and once I did that it came to an end,” Mayweather said. “What better way to go out than with a bang.”The fight is expected to match or surpass the 4.6 million pay-per-views sold for Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao at $99.95 a household. Industry observers say people across the country will use the telecast as an excuse to party in tense times and 10 people could watch each pay-per-view.Tickets in the arena haven’t done nearly as well, largely because promoters wildly overestimated what people would pay to watch in person. Ringside seats were $10,000 and nosebleed tickets started at $2,500, though prices have been dropping rapidly as the fight approaches. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during weigh-ins Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas for their Saturday boxing bout. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was announced, emerging occasionally to trash Mayweather only to disappear again behind the closed doors of the UFC training center.It’s not by accident. The biggest selling point of the spectacle that is Saturday night’s 154-pound fight is the unknown.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor vows Mayweather knockout as moment of truth nears “After 21 years I’ve been hit with everything and I’m still right here,” Mayweather said. “If you give it you must be able to take it.”It’s a fight that really makes no sense other than millions of people want to watch it. But the economics of the fight wouldn’t make any sense, either, if people saw McGregor — the UFC star who has never boxed professionally — in action and decided he just wasn’t good enough to be in the ring with a fighter like Mayweather.No mystique, no 5 million buys on Showtime pay-per-view. That’s why there was never any chance of McGregor having a tuneup fight.And that is why the only boxing anyone outside McGregor’s inner circle has seen was him hitting the heavy bag in a comical media day performance and a few seconds of a UFC clip purportedly showing him knocking down Showtime announcer and former fighter Paulie Malignaggi.No worries, said McGregor, who says his boxing talents shouldn’t be underestimated.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Is McGregor good enough to land a big punch on Mayweather? Did he acquire enough boxing skills in just a few short months to make what should be a lopsided fight competitive?Inquiring minds want to know, and there are enough of them to make this the most watched fight in history. Some 50 million people in the U.S. alone are expected to gather with friends and family to see it all unfold.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“I will be the king of both sports,” McGregor crowed. “I’m already the king of fighting, I’ll soon be the king of boxing.”Not so fast, said Mayweather, who comes from a boxing family and famously began throwing punches before he could walk. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next “I’ve been lacing up the gloves my entire existence,” McGregor said. “Of course, we will come with a different approach than people are used to, we will paint many pictures inside the ring. It’s not going to end well for Floyd. It’s not going to end well for all the people who are doubting me and are so convinced that this is what it is.”McGregor weighed in at 153 pounds Friday to 149 ½ for Mayweather. A crowd that nearly filled the T-Mobile arena — many waving Irish flags — cheered loudly for McGregor while booing Mayweather.McGregor’s fan base is driving this fight, united in their fervent hope that the Irish UFC champion can muscle Mayweather around the ring and deliver knockout punches to his head. Sports books in this gambling city have taken so many longshot wagers on McGregor winning by a knockout early that they will suffer their worst loss ever should it actually happen.What should be a 100-1 fight began as 11-1 in Mayweather’s favor. Now it’s 5-1, though a lot of big money — including a few million dollar bets — has been wagered on Mayweather in recent days.“I don’t see him lasting two rounds,” McGregor said. “He messed up with the 8-ounce gloves. Keep your hands up, keep them down. I don’t care. I’m going to break through whatever is in front of me.”For the flamboyant McGregor the fight is a chance to make money he couldn’t dream of in the UFC and gain a fan base outside of mixed martial arts. Estimates vary, but he could take home $100 million for a challenge of Mayweather that seemed improbable when he first started talking about it two years ago.He’s got youth on his side (he’s 29 and Mayweather is 40), and he’ll probably go in the ring much heavier than Mayweather after rehydrating following Friday’s weigh-in. He’s also got a reputation as a big puncher and the prevailing wisdom is he’ll try to maul Mayweather much like Marcos Maidana did in their 2014 fight.Other than that, everything favors Mayweather.He’s unbeaten in 49 fights as a pro and has a chance to pass Rocky Marciano on the perfect record list with win No. 50. Not only has he beaten every fighter put in front of him but he’s found ways to deal with big punchers like Miguel Cotto, Diego Corrales and Canelo Alvarez.He’s also a pure boxer with an innate ability to adapt to any fighter put in front of him. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Pole dancing eyes Olympics after recognition by sports body

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people,” she told the paper.“Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is — you need to actually watch it to understand.“Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.“I feel like we have achieved the impossible. Everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.”GAISF president Patrick Baumann said the Olympics could be in reach.ADVERTISEMENT (FILES) This file photo taken on March 31, 2017 shows Candice Jabur competing in the Amateur Division Competition at the 5th Annual US Pole Dance Championship March 31, 2017 at the Symphony Space Theater in New York City.Pole dancing has been recognised by an international sports body and organisers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball. Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees./ AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYPole dancing has been recognized by an international sports body and organizers hope they can take it all the way to the Olympic Games.The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was this month awarded observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) along with bodies representing armwrestling and dodgeball.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Observer status is designed as a first step towards full GAISF membership. Observers are assisted in areas such as becoming compliant with World Anti-Doping Agency rules and receiving the required recognition from National Olympic Committees.IPSF president Katie Coates said the move would allow the sport to develop further internationally.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“In just eight years we have created a sport, ignited a global following and inspired a new generation of sportsmen, women and children,” she said. “I am thankful to the IPSF and GAISF teams and excited about the future of our sport.”Speaking to Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, Coates said she was confident the event would become a regular fixture at the Olympics. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We warmly welcome our first observers,” he said. “This is an exciting time for them and for us and we will do everything within our remit to help them realise their full potential as international federations within the global sports family and, one day, maybe become part of the Olympic programme.“The new sports debuting at Tokyo 2020 and at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics are evidence that the pathway is there.” Liverpool thrashes Maribor 7-0 in Champions League Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Cousins’ 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists lift Pelicans over Bulls

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Pelicans won in double overtime, 132-128. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins considered the most impressive statistical night of his career and only half-jokingly asserted that he was most proud of the stamina he needed to log a career high of more than 51 minutes on the court.Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback in the final five minutes of regulation before the Pelicans pulled out a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police 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 Markkanen tied it with a driving layup before Davis and Justin Holiday each hit two free throws in the final seconds.New Orleans had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime, but Ian Clark’s 3-point attempt was short and Jrue Holiday’s rushed putback also rattled out.UP NEXTBulls: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.Pelicans: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday._ View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My strength coach had the nerve to ask me, do I want to lift after this game? I almost lost it. If I had some energy, we would have fought,” Cousins said. “I’m just glad it’s over. Seriously. I think (the Bulls) feel the same way, too.”In between several moments of brilliance in the second overtime, Cousins’ body language suggested he could barely stand. His feet hardly left the floor on a 3-pointer that rolled around the rim and in. He also managed to hit a turnaround jumper and calmly made two free throws to ice the game with eight seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDavis, who fouled out in the first overtime, called Cousins’ performance “legendary,” adding that his fellow big man — more than anyone — earned the day off from practice the Pelicans were given on Tuesday.When the game was finally over, an excited Davis jumped on Cousins and wrapped his arms around his neck. MOST READ Holiday’s first two free throws looked perfect. His last, for the win, rattled out.“It wasn’t meant to happen,” Holiday said. “I had the opportunity. I don’t miss free throws. Obviously after the game we can talk about things we did wrong, but when we get an opportunity like that, that’s what is on my mind right now.”After Holiday had swished the second free throw, Davis recalled, “I looked at DeMarcus and we both just shook our head with sad faces, like, ‘We had this one.’“And then he missed, and it was, ‘All right. Let’s go get it.’”Jerian Grant had 22 points and 13 assists, and Robin Lopez also scored 22 for the Bulls, who appeared well on their way to their fifth victory in six games when they opened the fourth quarter with a 23-5 run to take their largest lead at 104-86.“A lot of good things and obviously we had a chance to win it at the end,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “A lot of things we can learn as well and grow from.”TIP-INSBulls: Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Zach LaVine had 19 points, Holiday 15 and Nikola Mirotic 14. … Came in having made at least 10 3s in 10 straight games and in 32 games total this season, but went 8 of 31 from deep in New Orleans. … Chicago shot 48.9 percent (45 of 92) overall.Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points, including a 3 in the second overtime to help the Pelicans win for the fifth time in six games. …. Often guarded by his brother, Jrue Holiday had one of his lowest recent scoring totals, with 12 points, after averaging 25.6 points in his previous five games. … Miller scored 10 points. … Won despite shooting only 41.6 percent (47 of 113).STUNNING FINISHChicago still led by 17 when Bobby Portis hit a pair of free throws with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans tied it at 110 on Jrue Holiday’s 3 with 46 seconds left. Davis gave New Orleans its first lead of the fourth quarter with an alley-oop dunk of Jrue Holiday’s lob. “He played his heart out,” Davis said.Cousins became the first NBA player since Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to have as many as 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Few others have done it.Cousins’ assists included alley-oop lobs to Davis and a couple of long passes to him for breakaway baskets.“You dream about moments like that as a kid — a game coming down to the line and just making big plays down the stretch,” Cousins said. “I think we just willed our way through this game.”And yet Cousins’ heroics nearly never happened. Even after the Pelicans’ stunning 23-4 run in the last five minutes of regulation gave them a 114-112 lead on Davis’ free throws with 3.2 seconds left, Chicago’s Justin Holiday was fouled by Darius Miller attempting a 3-pointer in the final second of the period.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Alab bags victory–and new team sponsor

first_imgAlab Pilipinas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter a shaky start in its second season in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), things are finally looking up for Alab Pilipinas.Not only has Alab brought down one of the early favorites in Chinese team Chong Son Kung Fu Lions, 94-91, in overtime on Wednesday night in Santa Rosa, Laguna, the Filipino ball club also secured a new backer in San Miguel Corp., which had a brief yet successful stint in the regional tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ San Miguel is returning to the ABL five years after winning the crown in 2013 with a team coached by Leo Austria. AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Lady Blazers near Final Four berth 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Ray Parks rediscovered the form that made him the local Most Valuable Player last season, pouring a season-high 31 points, while imports Renaldo Balkman and Justin Brownlee joined forces in overtime, contributing 20 points apiece as Alab improved to 7-4.It was Alab’s fifth win in the last six games—a run that coincided with the entry of Balkman and Brownlee, the import who led Ginebra to back-to-back Governor’s Cup titles last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChong Son blew a double digit lead in the second half as Josh Urbiztondo broke out of his shooting slump to will the Filipinos back into the game, hitting three triples in the final three minutes to forge overtime.The victory came as a welcome respite for Alab as it searched for sponsors, after cutting ties with its initial backer, Tanduay, a couple of weeks ago, following disagreements with player and import selections. Sources said the team was informed of the San Miguel partnership after the win over Chong Son. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

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Super sub: Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

first_imgRozier passed his previous career best of 23 points on a pair of free throws with 1:10 remaining in the third. He eclipsed 30 points with a 3-pointer at 6:10 of the final period. Irving is the only other Celtics player with a 30-point game this season.Schroder’s jumper with 7:19 left brought the Hawks within 10 at 103-93, but Atlanta wouldn’t come any closer until the final minute with the game out of reach.Atlanta led 32-26 after one quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) looks to pass to forward Daniel Theis (27) as Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — Terry Rozier had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds in his second NBA start, Jayson Tatum added a career-high 27 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-110 on Friday night.Rozier started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. The third-year guard became the second player in league history with a triple-double in his first start, totaling 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday’s blowout of the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Irving missed his second straight game with a right quad contusion that he suffered in Monday’s win at Denver and was one of four Boston players who sat with injuries on Friday.Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and Al Horford had 17 with seven assists to help lead Boston to its fourth win in five tries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTaruean Prince had a career-high 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost five of six. Dennis Schroder added 25 points and Marco Belinelli had 15.Trailing 55-53 at halftime, Boston opened a 19-point lead heading into the fourth quarter after outscoring Atlanta 41-20 in the third. MOST READ LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH DeRozan’s shooting lifts Raptors over Blazers 130-105 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

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Flying V stays clean; Wangs scores

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Herndon dropped 11 of his 26 points in the period as Wangs turned a 56-52 count to a 40-point game, 102-62, entering the final frame where the lead ballooned to as much as 47 points, 133-86. —RANDOLPH LENGSON, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESFlying V leaned on its supporting crew to escape with a 94-86 win over Racal Motors and stay unbeaten in five starts in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Jeron Teng misfiring, coach Eric Altamirano drew significant contributions from Gab Banal and Aris Dionisio down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Global Cebu, Kaya draw Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “Our first group struggled today, but it’s a good thing that our second group stepped up,” said Altamirano.Banal led Flying V with 17 points, 11 coming in the payoff period, while Dionisio scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeng still finished with 11 points on a 4-of-18 shooting from the field.Earlier, Robbie Herndon anchored Wangs Basketball’s 46-point third quarter explosion as the Couriers clobbered the Zark’s Burgers Jawbreakers, 133-92, for its fourth victory. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia Despite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Cignal wins PVL men’s crown anew

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Saku Capate added 16 points and was awarded as Finals MVP four days after being named conference MVP.Ismail fired a game-high 21 points for the Volley Bolt, who forced the winner-take-all following a five-set victory on Wednesday in Game 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the battle for third place, Air Force turned back Sta. Elena, 25-22, 25-20, 25-23.Alnakran Abdilla led the Jet Spikers with 25 points. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cignal seized its second straight championship after topping Mega Builders, 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ysay Marasigan topscored for the HD Spikers with 17 points, including the title-clinching block on Fauzi Ismail.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more

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Ladon suffers stunning loss to Kazakh in world championship

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Rogen Ladon.Rogen Ladon bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship came to a sudden halt as he suffered a stunning split decision defeat to Zhomart Yerzhan of Kazakhstan at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.Seeded fifth in the light flyweight tourney and already getting a bye in the round-of-16, Ladon had a tough time dispatching his Kazakh foe as he was matched with a feisty challenger from the start.ADVERTISEMENT The referee called Yerzhan’s attention numerous times in the match for clinching and using his arms to ward off the 2015 bronze medalist, but despite the warnings, the bout went on, with Yerzhan possibly earning points solely for his grit.Not helping Ladon’s case was him failing to land his power punches, which could have helped his case when the match went to the scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith Ladon bowing out early, the Philippines’ hopes are left on the shoulders of Dannel Maamo in the flyweight division.However, his path to the championship is expected to be a rocky one as he braces for top-seed Yosvany Veitia of Cuba. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH fights for gold in men’s squash LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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