USA Today reported that Mayweather was out at the strip club he owns in Las Vegas — Girl Collection — at 3:30am local time early Thursday after arriving in a white Rolls Royce. 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 shutoutQuoted by the newspaper, Mayweather insisted his nocturnal activities would not interfere with his preparations for Saturday’s fight against mixed martial star McGregor. The boxer, who retired from the sport in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record, is the overwhelming favorite to defeat McGregor when the two men clash at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday. MOST READ “Nobody can beat me,” Mayweather told the paper. USA Today said Mayweather greeted patrons at the club before retiring to a VIP section with four dancers. He told the paper he had decided to open a strip club when he was serving a two-month prison sentence in 2012 following a conviction for domestic abuse. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games 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 again05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters 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 LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Read Next Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. APLas Vegas, United States — Floyd Mayweather has been taking an unorthodox approach to his pre-fight preparations to face Conor McGregor — with a late-night visit to his strip club. “When I was locked up and doing time, I drew the club up,” Mayweather said. “Women never go out of style.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC With such accomplishments from the first two competitors in the UAAP Grand Slam, all eyes are now on the Lady Falcons.Adamson finished dead last in Season 79 winning just one game and losing 13, but a strong showing in the collegiate conference of the Premier Volleyball League became a beacon of hope for Adamson’s women’s volleyball team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHead coach Airess Padda, though, is not shying away from the pressure for a breakthrough this season which starts February 3“Yes they have been pressuring us and they’ve put a lot of pressure on us,” said Padda Thursday during the team’s practice. “They want to keep it going and they don’t want it to stop with basketball and the Pep Squad.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next 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 Set for UST return, Renzo Subido soaks in D-League experience The Adamson Pep Squad shocked the UAAP viewing public when they dethroned the five-peat seeking National University Pep Squad, while the Soaring Falcons almost dashed to the Finals and nearly eliminating De La Salle.Those moments of brilliance are what Adamson school officials are now looking for from the Lady Falcons, after all the girls in navy blue won six straight in the PVL Collegiate Conference before an injury to skipper Jema Galanza saw their fortunes crumble. The Lady Falcons still finished at a respectable fourth place in the offseason tournament.Padda knows the pressure from the bosses is another way of telling them that they can stun the competition in the women’s volleyball tournament.“Pressure’s a privilege, it’s a privilege to be in this position because if no one’s pressuring us to do well then it’s a dead giveaway that they don’t believe you can do it,” said Padda.“It’s different when you’re pressuring somebody to know what they can do, than when they’re pressuring somebody that doesn’t stand a chance. We know we stand a chance so it’s a privilege to be in this position and we want to make the school proud.”ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson has moved leaps and bounds in the UAAP this Season 80.The Pep Squad shook up the cheerdance landscape after winning their first title and the Soaring Falcons almost pulled off the unthinkable in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities
BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stallion, Ilocos eye breakthrough triumphs LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BACOLOD CITY—On its home turf, Ceres-Negros has looked unstoppable in the 2017 AFC Cup.But the Busmen face their toughest test when they try to overturn a 2-3 deficit against Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) of Malaysia in the second leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie at Panaad Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP The Busmen beat Tampines Rovers (5-0) and Hanoi FC of Vietnam (6-2) in the group stage, but the stakes are higher and the opposition is expected to be stronger when the Malaysian champions line up against the home side at 7:30 p.m.“The team is motivated to win so we are not under pressure,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic from Serbia. “I think it’s a big challenge to play this game and the opportunity also to reach something. It’s a special motivation for us if we can reach the final.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Busmen will welcome first leg scorers Fernando Rodriguez and Bienvenido Marañon, while midfielder Manny Ott, still hurting from a chest injury in the first leg last May 17, is also in the squad to rekindle his battle with JDT talisman Safiq Rahim.With the away goals rule in play, the Philippines Football League side only needs a 1-0 victory over the Malaysian champions to advance to the next round, where they will face the winner of the Home United-Global Cebu tie being played Tuesday night in Singapore. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes
Cricket Australia says paceman Ryan Harris will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and will be sidelined for between three and four months.Harris was Australia’s most productive bowler through the first three tests of the Ashes series but sustained a stress fracture on the third day of the fourth test at the MCG.Cricket Australia doctor Trefor James said Harris met with a specialist Wednesday who confirmed the injury needed surgery.Harris’s projected recovery time all but rules him out of the cricket World Cup starting next month in the subcontinent.
Pakistan’s captain Shahid Afridi reacts after misfield by a fellow team member, unseen, during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between Pakistan and India in Mohali on Wednesday.Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has blamed Shahid Afridi’s “defensive captaincy” for the team’s World Cup semifinal loss to India, saying the skipper succumbed to pressure in the high-voltage game.”The match began in earnest in the 11th over and there is no room for sentiment in this game. It was pivotal for Afridi and his team to attack and take wickets but that didn’t happen,” Sohail said after the 29-run defeat to India.”Even while Sachin struggled the slips were removed and he snatched singles at will and chances went abegging which increased the pressure on the team,” he noted.He said even though Afridi was aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s struggle for form in the tournament, he didn’t attack him.”Once again we failed to go for the jugular. Saeed Ajmal was bamboozling Sachin and should have been kept on. However, Afridi thought otherwise,” he said.Pakistan’s former Test batsman Basit Ali also slammed the defensive approach.”In the past we never won against India because of a defensive approach we always attacked them and put them under pressure. In the semi-final it was the other way around,” Basit said.Basit criticised Waqar Younis for not adopting a good game plan.”It really amazes me that our management was unaware of when to utilise the batting powerplay even though Abdul Razzaq was promoted in the order and at one stage Misbah was batting with Afridi.”advertisementFormer Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir also felt that the Pakistan team management needed to learn from the defeat and take measures to deal with the problem of inconsistent batting.No Pakistani batsman managed to get a hundred in the World Cup with the highest run-getter being Misbah-ul-Haq with his 248 runs from eight matches.”Overall the team’s performance can be termed as satisfactory as it reached the last four stage against the odds but we need to address the issue of inconsistent batting and the good thing is we have found couple of good young batsmen now,” Qadir noted.A disgruntled citizen in Lahore also filed a civil petition in the High court on Thursday alleging that the government of Pakistan and its functionaries had gifted the semi-final to India in a bid to improve relations with India.The petitioner prayed to the court in his application that the telephone conversations of Shahid Afridi, Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani and interior minister, Rehman Malik be investigated and their recordings produced in court to verify his claims.- With PTI inputs
On a high after beating the inform Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala would be wary of the Chris Gayle threat when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier League match on Sunday. Their bowling might have kept them in good stead in the 17-run victory against Kolkata earlier this week, but Tuskers will be faced with a much-stiffer Gayle challenge in Bangalore. The towering West Indian has been in rollicking form, notching two centuries since joining the RCB ranks.His punishing 49-ball 107 against Kings XI Punjab on Friday was full of brutal aggression and disdain. Interestingly, 96 of his runs were conjured from 10 fours and nine sixes, some heaves clearing the pickets by a mile. If he continues to smash the ball the way he has been doing even the likes of R Vinay Kumar and Sreesanth would be stressed to contain him on a wicket on which the ball has come nicely to the bat.The Tuskers think-tank would have to devise a strategy to rein in the marauding lefthander. But it would be hugely challenging to contain him as he strides down the deck to hit the fast bowlers on the up and stays within the crease to plunder anything that has been dropped short of length. Apart from Gayle, Tuskers will have to contend with the class and aggression of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. While Kohli and de Villiers have been in prime form, Dilshan is yet to live up to his billing as a specialist opener in Twenty20 cricket.advertisementThough Zaheer Khan has been deprived of wickets, the RCB bowling has come good in the last two games with Sreenanth Aravind picking up wickets at crucial junctures. Tuskers will look up to Brendon McCullum, skipper Mahela Jayawardene, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Brad Hodge to come up with scores in excess of 30 to either stitch a defendable total or chase a par score.The Royal Challengers, who have collected 11 points from nine matches, would seek to earn two points from a game which would be a revenge match for them. If they do so, they would augment their chance of advancing to the qualifiers. On the other hand, Tuskers, who have eight points from nine matches, would put everything they have to garner the much-needed two points to keep themselves in the race for a slot in the qualifiers.
Anjali Bhagwat termed the incident where the 2006 Asian Games medallist Santhi Soundarajan was forced to work as a daily-wager in a brick kiln to earn her living as “shameful”.”It’s sad that such thing has happened in our society. It’s shameful. The athletes should be given at least a central or state government job for their financial stability, in lieu of what they have done for the country,” Bhagwat said on the sidelines of an event organised by ‘Youtube’ to launch an anthem for the Olympics.Soundarajan, who failed a gender test and was subsequently stripped of her silver medal in the 800m at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, saw herself working as a daily-wager in a brick kiln, slogging eight hours to earn Rs 200 every day.Meanwhile, Bhagwat said that the Indian shooters have a good chance at the London Olympics to bring medal glory to the nation.”Beijing Games gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra, world champion Gagan Narang and Rojan Sodhi are best bets,” she said.Asked about the other medal prospects, the former world number one shooter said, “Boxer M C Mary Kom, shuttler Saina Nehwal and archer Deepika Kumari are also good prospects.””China is our main opponent in shooting, while Germany and USA can also spring few surprises in some of the events,” she added.The Royal Artillery Barracks will host the shooting competition and Anjali felt that it would be difficult to control the shots during windy conditions in outdoor ranges.”Despite this, I am confident that our shooters will bring more than one medal in the discipline.”advertisement
Roger Federer does not have a clue about the turmoil that rocked Indian tennis before the Olympics. But he is quite sure that Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have a decent chance of winning a medal at the Games that start on Friday.Bhupathi and Bopanna had a bitter feud with the All India Tennis Association after refusing to play with India’s no. 1 doubles player Leander Paes and insisting on being sent as a team for the Olympics.The seventh seeds will start their campaign against Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury of Belarus.Paes, on the other hand, has been paired with a lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan and the unseeded duo will start off against the Dutch team of Robin Hasse and Jean-Julien Rojer.”I would love to play any of the Indian teams, but Bopanna and Bhupathi are closer to us in the draw,” said Federer, who would be pairing with Stanislas Wawrinka to defend the men’s doubles gold.”I don’t know why they (Bhupathi and Paes) didn’t play together, but Bopanna is a very good player himself and I’m sure on grass they will have a chance to do very well,” added the Swiss, who won a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title last month.Federer, a strong favourite to win the singles gold after defending champion Rafael Nadal’s injury-forced pullout, said getting the doubles gold is equally important for him.”Obviously winning the Olympic gold with Stan in Beijing was one of the most incredible feelings I’ve ever had on atennis court,” said Federer.advertisement”Hopefully, we can do well again. We haven’t played much doubles of late. Thank God we are seeded, that helped us out a little bit in the draw,” he added.