Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ, a reseller and market analysis site, said promoters misjudged their market when they priced the arena from $2,500 in the upper sections to $10,000 at ringside. He said roughly 10 percent of the 20,000-seat arena remained for sale.There were also plenty of closed circuit seats available at hotels owned by MGM Resorts at $150 each.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 shutoutWhile ticket sales have been spotty, the fight is still expected to do huge numbers on pay-per-view. Up to 50 million people are expected to watch the bout in the United States alone. LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Lyceum sweeps first round SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Ticket prices for Saturday’s 154-pound fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are trending down, with many below the original list price.Some tickets at the T-Mobile arena could be had for as little as $1,100, while seats closer to the action were being listed on secondary markets for less than they originally cost. A day before the fight, there were also hundreds of tickets left at the box office.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

Aguilar, Ginebra escape Star despite costly foul and poor FT shooting

first_imgLATEST STORIES “What I was trying for is to go over him. But he stopped, pulled back, and went for a pump-fake. He was able to foul bait me,” recalled the athletic forward.With Ginebra leading by three, 95-92, Aguilar fouled Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot with 0.6 tenths of a second left. 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 shutoutHill cooly made his free throws to send the game into overtime.Fortunately for Aguilar, he was able to atone for his mistake with a follow-up dunk in OT that sealed Ginebra’s sixth straight win. “I’m proud of my teammates. As the match escalated, we picked each other up and helped each other. It was really a test of character for us,” he said after finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes of play.“We really got tested in this game. They really came out with ferocity. They played with fire and intensity.”Ginebra coach Tim Cone explained that there’s no reason for him to dwell on Aguilar’s play with the game still on the line.“It just happened. We were trying to switch out and we had Japeth out there specifically because he has the ability to switch out on smaller guys. So his instinct on a pump-fake is to jump for the shot, and he just went to his instincts,” Cone said.“Obviously, it wasn’t a good instinct and it wasn’t the right thing to do, but he just went to his instincts, and in those situations, you just gotta try to stay disciplined,” he added. “But it’s the last play of the game. There’s 15,000 people in the stadium and they’re screaming, and it’s Manila Clasico, so you just gotta move on from it. It’s not that big of a deal, but you just gotta move on.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Japeth Aguilar. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJapeth Aguilar could only heave that sigh of relief after Barangay Ginebra eked out a heart-stopping win over Star Sunday night.And he had every reason to feel relieved after almost costing the Gin Kings the game with a careless foul on Malcolm Hill at the last-second of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Also, had the Kings lost the game, they would have likely blamed it to their horrible 12-of-30 free throw shooting.“Because of our missed free throws we kept them in the game. We just have to make our free throws and lessen our turnovers,” Aguilar said. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Read Nextlast_img read more

Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt

first_imgRio Olympians Kirstie Alora (left) and Hidilyn Diaz during a roundtable discussion at College of St. Benilde. Photo by Bong LozadaOlympian Hidilyn Diaz hasn’t competed in a major weightlifting tournament since her silver medal finish in the Rio Summer Games, and she heads to the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games knowing the pressure has built up.Most of the pressure, though, is coming from within.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Lyceum routs St. Benilde to stretch unbeaten run to 11 “I’m not pressured by anyone except myself,” said Diaz in Filipino Thursday during a small luncheon with the media at College of St. Benilde, where she studies Business Management. “I always think to myself ‘do I still have it in me?’ because I was relaxed for four months.”Diaz became the poster girl of Philippine sports in 2016 when she ended the country’s 20-year medal drought winning the silver medal in the women’s -53 kilogram event.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 shutoutHer triumph in Rio was her moment in the sun but after reaching the peak doubts have started to creep in.“The comeback is the hardest part, after so many tears I don’t know if I can ever return to that form,” said Diaz who lifted a total of 200 kg. in Rio. “I think this is why other medalists or champions quit after winning because it’s hard to sustain the strength and the discipline after all the accolades.” PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok 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 LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Diaz said she wouldn’t be pleased with herself if she can’t take the gold medal in the AIMAG in Turkmenistan, where other Filipino athletes are also competing, from September 17 to 27.Simply put, it’s championship or bust for the 26-year-old weightlifter.“I have to set my mind that the only acceptable thing for me to bring home is the gold medal,” said Diaz. “I must be determined because I can’t be contented with what I am right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Alvarez grateful for coach’s trust in career season for JRU

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shola Alvarez’ tenure with Jose Rizal University came to an end on Friday when the Lady Heavy Bombers lost to defending champion Arellano, 25-13, 25-20, 25-17, in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending 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 Her exit may have been unceremonious, but Alvarez had left an imprint on JRU that will become a goal for the future Lady Heavy Bombers.Alvarez was the undisputed face of the team throughout her stay and it was in her captaincy when JRU advance to its first and only Final Four stint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I didn’t expect that coach [Mia Tioseco] would give me this much trust,” said Alvarez in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “For me, I only did my job as the captain. I only did my part in helping the team but I never expected this much trust from her.”For the two years prior to Season 93, JRU never made it to the top four with a sixth-seeded 4-5 finish in Season 91 and a seventh-seeded 3-6 finish in Season 92.center_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES 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 And JRU’s rise to the top four in Season 93 wasn’t a walk in the park, as it had to break free from College of St. Benilde and San Sebastian, both with 5-3 records, for the last spot in the semifinals.JRU finished the season with a 6-4 record, a full game ahead of the Lady Stags and Lady Blazers.Tioseco said that even though JRU wasn’t able to snatch the title, JRU’s administration was still proud with what the Lady Heavy Bombers accomplished.“The president [Vicente K. Fabella] was very proud of the team,” said Tioseco. “I hope we can build on this.”“Basically our goal was to make the Final Four, and we made it,” added Tioseco. “We just lacked the experience, we were very nervous to start but overall it was a good season.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Cariño vows to lead Perpetual to higher grounds after Final Four exitlast_img read more

NBA: Tony Parker denies retirement rumors, expects to return by January

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Kerr ‘not well enough’ to coach yet for Finals Game 1 Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Some fans and pundits alike have asked whether the four-time NBA champion, who is now 35 years old, still has what it takes to return to the hardwood after a serious injury.Silencing his critics, Parker shrugged off retirement rumors and even vowed to return even stronger than ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I will play my best basketball when I return in January,” he was quoted as saying in a EuroHoops report, via French media outlet L’Equipe.Parker was among those who benefited from Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich’s ploy of managing his aging players’ minutes throughout the season, to get them ready for the post season. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “The first thing that came in when I got injured was frustration,” he said.  “I was super-good, and we had the chance to go until the end and get the title. The coach’s plan worked like a clock. I was consistent, playing for 20-25 minutes per game. My series against Memphis was good, and I had a good start to the season.”With 16 NBA seasons under his belt,  Parker has certainly lost a step, but continues to be a factor for the perennial Western conference powerhouse, averaging 10.1 points and 4.5 assists in 25.2 minutes per game this year.His back-court running mate, the 39-year-old Manu Ginobili, is widely expected to follow the footsteps of the retired Tim Duncan and hang up his jersey this year.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENTcenter_img 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 MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) is carried off the court after being injured during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets.  APTony Parker’s 2017 playoff run with the San Antonio Spurs came to an abrupt end earlier this month, after he ruptured his left quadriceps tendon during their Western Conference Semifinals match-up with the Houston Rockets.READ: Spurs’ Tony Parker has surgery on ruptured quad muscleADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

$50 million boxing tournament announces quarterfinal matchups

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 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk, the WBO champion, chose Germany’s Marco Huck in an eye-catching matchup between two of the division’s top talents. Usyk said he selected the vaunted Huck to entertain his fans.“This is my wish opponent,” Huck said. “People say he is really good, an Olympic and world champion, but we will see when he gets in the ring with me.”IBF champ and unbeaten Russian Murat Gassiev faces mandatory challenger Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, while Latvia’s WBC belt-holder, Mairis Briedis, takes on Cuban ex-heavyweight Mike Perez. Unbeaten WBA champion Yunier Dorticos gets Dmitry Kudrayshov.The semifinals are scheduled to be held early next year, with the finals in May. The exact dates and venues for the quarterfinal bouts will be selected shortly.“I really believe this has an opportunity to become the brand in the sport of boxing, the kind of tournament fighters really want to participate in because it will elevate their exposure and it will elevate their careers,” Schaefer said.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lebedev beats Flanagan to defend cruiserweight title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the 168-pound super middleweight tournament, WBA champion George Groves of Britain picked countryman Jamie Cox, and Callum Smith chose Sweden’s Erik Skoglund. Germany’s Juergen Braehmer will fight unbeaten Rob Brant, and Avni Yildrim will face the winner of Arthur Abraham’s bout with Chris Eubank on July 15.The cruiserweight division is more popular in Europe than in North America, and the tournament features the champions in each of the four major sanctioning bodies. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The World Boxing Super Series has announced the quarterfinal matchups for its upcoming tournaments in the super middleweight and cruiserweight divisions.The organization held a draw for the 16 participating fighters at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The $50 million tournament is backed by an international array of promoters including veterans Kalle Sauerland and Richard Schaefer. The field features five current world champions and nine unbeaten boxers.The top four seeds in each division were allowed to pick their opponents for the quarterfinal bouts, which will begin in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Shaq blames ‘the man upstairs’ for his poor free throw shooting

first_imgO’Neal’s shooting was so bad that coaches resorted to the “Hack-A-Shaq” strategy, where opposing players deliberately fouled him since he couldn’t make most of his free throws.The scheme continued long after O’Neal retired, with NBA commissioner Adam Silver placing a new rule to alter the tactic.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:WATCH: Shaq, Kobe reunite in hilarious video for NBA 2K18ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Shaquille O’Neal poses after the unveiling of his statue in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)At the peak of his career, retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was arguably the most dominant force the league ever saw, and was merely unstoppable inside the paint due to his massive size and sheer power.However, one thing that held him back was his porous free-throw shooting, averaging an atrocious 52.7 percent throughout his 19-year NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaq recently addressed his charity stripe woes to Nina Mandell of USA Today’s For the Win and said that it was all the work of the “higher powers that be.”“The theory is, it was the man way upstairs’ way of keeping me humble,” the 45-year-old Hall of Famer said. “Seriously. Because the way I played, the way I made everyone else around me better, all of the publicity I was doing—imagine if I was doing that and had shot 90 percent from the free throw line. I would have been arrogant. I’d probably be so arrogant. So it was just his way of saying ‘Hey, buddy, you’re just like everybody else.’”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 starsThe player-turned-analyst also downplayed speculations that he didn’t work enough on his shooting during his storied career.“I tried to make 200 a day,” Shaq revealed.  “And then when I got really big time and was able to build gyms in my house, I shot all the time. But there’s a difference between playing craps at your house with your boys and going to (a) casino and playing craps. When I’m by myself I shoot like Steve Kerr. But it’s just something about when I’m in a game, there’s pressure, I just tighten up.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cebu Ironman: Amelia Watkinson redeems self after subpar stint last year Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ 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 DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Guiao sees ‘game-changer’ SC ruling on PSC share of Pagcor profits

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 LATEST STORIES “It is a big boost to the perennial problem of having too little funds for our sports programs,” said Guiao Thursday, behind the scenes of his guesting on Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s multi-platform live sports talk show.“If the Supreme Court rules in our favor, and I’m optimistic it will, that will be a game changer,” he added.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 openingSection 26 of Republic Act 6847, the law that created the PSC, clearly states that “5 percent of Pagcor’s gross income shall be automatically remitted directly to the PSC.”“All the PSC is getting right now is less than 2.5 percent of Pagcor’s earnings,” Guiao later explained during the show. “That means the PSC is getting below half of what it is lawfully theirs.” “The training environment is better, there’s less distractions and you can really focus on your preparation,” said Huelgas.The national sports program has long been hampered by a lack of solid funding and sports officials have always pointed to that as the reason for every debacle Team Philippines sufferes in the SEA Games, Asian Games or the Olympics.And Guiao hopes a favorable Supreme Court ruling can remedy that situation.“There’s no other way to interpret the [PSC] law,” said Guiao. “The wording is very specific when it comes to the PSC’s share of Pagcor’s revenues.”“I’m hoping we can get a ruling this year,” Guiao added. “At the latest, we’re looking at early next year. Our lawyers are constantly working on it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Archers, Tams brawl again in preseason, this time in Davao Citycenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. (File photo by TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.net)NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said he is optimistic that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of a petition he filed that seeks to compel the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) to remit to the Philippine Sports Commission its full share of the gaming agency’s earnings.Guiao said a favorable ruling by the Supreme Court could be a “game changer” for Philippine sports.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last year, for example, Pagcor grossed P55.06 billion in revenues—a record for the agency.But the PSC’s share from that pie amounted to P1.26 billion. While that was an increase of P235 million remitted to the PSC in 2015, it was still way off the approximately P2.8 billion that the sports-funding agency should have gotten.Guiao said the money deficit his resolution would cover will provide the PSC with additional funding, not only for the training of elite athletes from targeted sports and the building of a wide grassroots base but also give sports officials the chance to put up a sports training facility outside Metro Manila.“We can, for example, seriously study building a training center in Clark,” said Guiao.Triathlon star Nikko Huelgas, the Southeast Asian Games gold medalist who was with Guiao on the show, admitted that training outside of Metro Manila was a huge factor in his successful bid to rule the biennial meet in back-to-back editions.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more

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India hoping for yet another great day in CWG

first_imgAfter a glorious day on the athletics track and hockey field on Tuesday where they created history, India are looking up to another excellent outing on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games in the national capital on Wednesday.The hosts scorched the track with a gold medal in the women’s 4x400m relay, their second in the competition after discus thrower Krishna Poonia’s 52-year-drought-ending one the previous day.The men’s hockey squad made history by reaching the final for the first time defeating England in a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out and will meet favourites Australia for the gold tomorrow.On Wednesday, the Indian focus will be on shooting star Gagan Narang to lead the country’s relentless attack on the yellow metal.Narang, with four gold medals under his belt, fell out of the medal bracket for the first time on Tuesday in the 50m rifle prone event for pairs with partner Hariom Singh. He has a great chance for not only redemption but also a record-equalling display.Another title for this Hyderabadi sharp-shooter will fetch him a Games record-equalling fifth with 2006 hero Samresh Jung and become the new “Goldfinger”.Jung will also be seen in action in the 25m standard pistol individual event to add to the silver he won yesterday with Chandrashekar Chaudhary in this category.Three Indian boxers are fighting for the gold today in the 52kg (Suranjoy Singh), 64 kg (Manoj Kumar) and +91 kg (Paramjeet Samota) weight classes to atone for the below-par displays by Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar and Jai Bhagwan.advertisementA bronze medal for India is assured in men’s singles badminton as national champion Chetan Anand squares off against compatriot Parupalli Kashyap.Top Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Soumyadeep Roy would strive to enter the final with wins in today’s semi finals against Singapore rivals Yang Zi and Ning Lao respectively.Kamal will also partner Subhajit Saha to take on the English pair Andrew Baggaley and Liam Pitchford in the men’s doubles semis while Mouma Das-Poulomi Ghatak pair is to clash with Singapore’s Li Jiawei and Sunbeibei in the corresponding women’s clash.Springford and platform divers Hrutika Shriram, Karishma Mohite, Puskar Chingshubam and Himanshu Tiwari would soak up the experience of competing with some top rivals from the Commonwealth.The hosts, riding high on a splendid all-round show which has given them the second spot, will be keen to maintain that ranking in the table behind Australia.Heading into the second-last day of the Games, India’s medal tally read a record-high 89 (32-25-32) behind Australia’s huge haul of 153 (68-45-40).England were in third-place because of the fewer number of gold won but had more medals than India (121, made up of 30-50-41).- With PTI inputslast_img read more