Pacquiao gives away $1 million on tickets

first_imgManny Pacquiao waves to fans during his official weigh-in at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on November 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas for his title on November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPLAS VEGAS–It’s easy to understand why Manny Pacquiao keeps on fighting.He’s generous to a fault.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vargas, on the other hand, will get $2.8M outright.READ: Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxingWith the lower prices, tickets to the 19,522-seater Thomas & Mack Center, are selling briskly, according to Top Rank honcho Bob Arum.Despite the absence of HBO, which passed off this time, pay per view sales are expected to rise, hours before the card starts at the home of the UNLV Running Rebels, the 1990 US NCAA Division I champions.In a mini press conference Thursday, Pacquiao disclosed that nearly 50 percent of whatever he earns from boxing is channeled back to the poor through free housing, hospitalization and other general services programs.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 With win, NU takes first step in getting confidence, identity back Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway We are young EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View comments MOST READ For this fight against Jessie Vargas alone, Pacquiao has spent $1 million (roughly P48 million) for 2,000 tickets given away to friends, relatives and fellow politicians.READ: I want the belt, says PacquiaoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThat’s a huge amount, considering that he’ll not be receiving the guaranteed $20 million for his third fight against Timothy Bradley in April.According to sources, Pacquiao will be receiving an undisclosed flat rate plus a percentage of the revenues from The Legend vs The Champ fight card promoted by Top Rank Inc. READ: Pacquiao likes to give more than he receivesIt’s a good thing, sponsors continue to trust Pacquiao’s global marketing appeal. Just this week, Anta, China’s giant sportswear firm, formally announced that it has made Pacquiao a chief endorser.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img read more

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Star edges Alaska in tuneup

first_imgEDITORS’ PICK Star continued to show grit on the court, this time grinding out a 75-71 victory over Alaska in their tuneup game Tuesday at Gatorade Hoops Center in Shaw.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentRookie Jiovani Jalalon scored three of the Hotshots last five points in the clutch to tip the favor on their side, 73-71 with 11 seconds remaining.Mark Barroca then swiped the ball from JVee Casio in the ensuing possession as Jake Pascual finished the layup with four ticks to seal the deal. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Read Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Here’s the final play where Mark Barroca swiped the ball from JVee Casio. Jake Pascual iced the game with a layup. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/MR36Wes46w— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) November 15, 2016ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capascenter_img Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Tamaraws hope to regain confidence ahead of Final 4 Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pascual topped Star with 14 points, while Aldrech Ramos fired 11, doing most of his damage in the third period comeback, where the Hotshots fought back from 13 points down.Jalalon finished with five markers in the win, as coach Chito Victolero opted to rest Paul Lee.Vic Manuel topped the Aces with 11 points, while RJ Jazul got 10 markers.Alaska also sat Calvin Abueva and Chris Banchero for the game, both nursing minor injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

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Tenorio: Ginebra ‘not ready’ for TNT’s 4th quarter run

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLA Tenorio didn’t sugarcoat any words in expressing his disappointment over Barangay Ginebra’s 108-103 loss to TNT on Sunday.“We relaxed and we weren’t ready for their fourth quarter run. That’s where we had a problem,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Visiting Slingers spoil Parks, Alab Pilipinas’ ABL debut The Gin Kings seemed on their way to another easy win, leading by as much as 14 points midway through the payoff period before Ranidel de Ocampo brought the KaTropa back and stole the game in the clutch.It doesn’t help that Ginebra had a poor outing from the charity stripe on a 22-of-37 clip, while also going 5-of-16 from the field and committing seven turnovers in the final frame, all of which allowed TNT to swing the result to its favor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We had so many turnovers,” said Tenorio. “We have to take care of the ball especially to teams like TNT who takes advantage of those turnovers.”Ginebra committed 25 miscues in the game, leading to 29 easy points for the KaTropa. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDcenter_img Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Tenorio also shut down the notion of the Gin Kings playing sluggish due to first-game jitters.“I don’t think that’s an excuse. During the start, we did but when we led, we were feeling ok. We just relaxed and that was where the problem was.”The veteran playmaker now looks at the off-days as a chance for Ginebra to further mesh together as they plot to bounce back in its game against Rain or Shine next Sunday.“We will use this long break to learn from our mistakes. We’ll take advantage of that, especially for the new players,” he said. “Hopefully, next Sunday, we get our first win.”ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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‘Wonderboy’ vs Woodley 2 slated for UFC 209

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On the other hand, Thompson—who almost got finished in two separate occasions during the bout—acknowledged his previous shortcomings and vowed to finally achieve his dream of becoming UFC champion.“I know for a fact I wasn’t at my best. He was at his best. He hit me with two big shots that put dudes to sleep and he couldn’t do it with me,” he was quoted as saying in a Fox Sports report.“He tried to finish me with the guillotine and couldn’t do it. In the fifth round, I felt great. I felt like I could have gone another three rounds but I wasn’t at my best. I didn’t let my hands go the way I should have,” the former kickboxing star added.After the UFC confirmed the rematch, the lively pair did not waste any time taking jabs at each other on Twitter.Screen Grab from TwitterUFC 209 is scheduled on March 4, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other bouts for the main card include a rematch between heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt and a featherweight clash between Darren Elkins and Mirsad Bektic. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Brighter future as Maroons acquire services of Akhuetie Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter The two highly touted combatants fought tooth-and-nail for 25 minutes, but two judges could not determine the winner and scored it a draw, while the other one gave the nod to the champion.Both fighters received ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses and sparked debates between MMA pundits as to who really won the bout. Even UFC president Dana White said that a rematch is in order after the match was done.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngWoodley, meanwhile, spoke on his podcast ’The Morning Wood’ on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) and immediately went off on the challenger.“He got under my skin so much that I’m just going to go ahead and fight this dude,” the Roufusport fighter said. “Like straight up. He got under my skin that bad where I don’t even care about the ration and the money and what fight makes the most sense. You need to be careful what you ask for. ‘Wonderboy’ you want it — come get it. You want a fight, you want to get done worse than you did the first time?” Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chose One’ Woodley would once again look to defend his title against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UGC 209 in May. Image: UFC.comLooks like ‘Wonderboy’ will have a second crack against the ‘Chosen One’ after all.After their gruelling five-round war ended in a majority draw at UFC 205 in November last year, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) would once again face off against the division’s number one contender Stephen Thompson (13-1-1), in the main event of UFC 209 in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity PLAY LIST 02:58Eduard Folayang: Discipline leads to longevity00:50Trending Articles02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img read more

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