‘Old man’ Mayweather says he’s done fighting

first_imgThe 41-year-old Mayweather, however, is interested in adding Filipino prospects to Mayweather Promotions.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Floyd Mayweather Jr. had already come out of retirement twice, but don’t expect another comeback happening.Mayweather is in town for vacation but his trip to the Philippines also sparked intrigue of boxing fans and pundits alike that the former pound-for-pound king is meeting with Manny Pacquiao to talk about a possible rematch.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Mayweather arrives in Manila to continue ‘country hop’ The five-division world champion, however, dismissed the idea even before it could gain any traction.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m an old man now so you know, there’s no more fighting for Floyd Mayweather,” he told ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo early Tuesday morning upon his arrival in Manila aboard his private jet when asked if he’s going to fight the Filipino boxing icon again in the future. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadal, Murray head strongest ever Queen’s line-up Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “But I would love to sign some upcoming talent, upcoming Filipino fighters. I would love to work with them,” Mayweather said in the same interview.READ: Money well spent: Mayweather’s retirement tour makes stop in El NidoMayweather hung up his gloves for the second time in August last year after dominating MMA star Conor McGregor in a crossover fight for his 50th win.In 2007, Mayweather announced his retirement following a 10th round stoppage of Ricky Hatton to focus on his promotional company but returned two years later to fight Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Fulham ‘in pole position’ to sign French defender in January

first_imgFulham are weighing up a £3m bid for Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, according to The Sun.The France Under-21 star has been linked with a number of clubs but Whites boss Martin Jol is apparently in pole position to sign him in January.The Sun also say angry referees are threatening to boycott Chelsea matches.They have held talks about not taking charge of Blues games and even discussed all-out strike action, it is claimed.Ex-referee Clive Wilkes told the paper that officials are angered by Chelsea’s accusation that Mark Clattenburg used “inappropriate language” to John Obi Mikel during Sunday’s clash with Manchester United.Wilkes said: “I keep in touch with a lot of the lads and there is such a strength of feeling about what is happening to Mark.“I know a few referees who are even talking about boycotting Chelsea games because of all this.”He added: “There have even been murmurings about strike action but that’s very much the last resort.“They’d much prefer to get around the table with the FA, PFA, the clubs and players to sort this out as quickly as possible.”The Daily Express suggest Chelsea will face an FA charge after Clattenburg was confronted by Mikel, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo and others immediately after the United game.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Redknapp: Spurs can win the title

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes his former club Tottenham can win the Premier League title within the next few years.The QPR boss, whose struggling team face Spurs at Loftus Road this weekend, insists he feels no animosity towards his successor Andre Villas-Boas.And Redknapp is convinced the north London side are capable of eventually being crowned champions.“I think they’re a club that can win the Premier League in the next few years,” he declared.“I think they’ve got a squad that’s capable of it and I said that when I was there. Nothing has changed my opinion.“The club is getting stronger and stronger, they’ve got a fantastic training ground, and it’s a club that could win the league – they’ve got the players to do that.”Meanwhile, Redknapp has dismissed speculation linking William Gallas with a move to QPR.Click here for our QPR v Tottenham 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

ESPN analyst would be ‘shocked’ if Kevin Durant doesn’t play Monday

first_imgESPN analyst Jay Williams, who had dinner with Kevin Durant the night before, said he “would be shocked” if the Warriors star doesn’t return to the court Monday night for Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Durant practiced Sunday after missing the Warriors’ last nine postseason games with a strained calf and, while the team is listing him as questionable to play, Williams has no doubt about the two-time Finals MVP’s status Monday in Toronto.“I would be shocked if we did not see KD on the basketball …last_img read more

World Cup: ‘South Africans to thank’

first_img20 August 2010Political parties across the spectrum have echoed President Jacob Zuma’s praise for South Africans, attributing the success of the 2010 Fifa World Cup to the passon and patriotic spirit of ordinary citizens of the country.During Wednesday’s joint sitting of Parliament to debate the successful hosting of the World Cup, the people of South Africa emerged as the true stars of the tournament, and were lauded for their contribution by Zuma and political party leaders alike.Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said the single greatest achievement of the World Cup was the way it had changed stereotypes.“We demonstrated that Africa is not ‘the hopeless continent’ that The Economist magazine said we were 10 years ago,” Zille said. “We showed the Afro-pessimists that we have enormous potential. And we started to believe ourselves again.”The leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, Kenneth Meshoe, said the World Cup went beyond all expectations. “Yes, Africa did it and South Africa did it in style.”The World Cup brought with it a sense of joy and harmony that South Africans had never experienced before, Meshoe said, added that the image of country had been improved immeasurably thanks to the success of the tournament.Royith Bhoola of the Minority Front said South Africa had gained the respect of the world when Sepp Blatter gave the country a near-perfect 9 out of 10 for its hosting of the event.“Our organisational ability in sport goes to show that we are a nation that we can be proud of,” Bhoola said, adding that the success of the World Cup had renewed faith and hope in South Africa.“Accolades must be awarded to all South Africans, who showed the true spirit of brotherhood and patriotism,” he said.Freedom Front Plus leader and Deputy Agriculture Minister Pieter Mulder thanked South Africans who had dared to dream that the country could host the World Cup, quoting Robert Goddard of the American space programme, who said: “Every dream is a joke, until the first person accomplishes it.”Mulder pointed out that most journalists both internationally and locally, pessimistic about the country’s ability to host the World Cup before the tournament began, had only positive things to say about South Africa once the soccer spectacle was over.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

GetJar Touts Its “No Fee” Philosophy, Says Developers Keep More Money

first_imgGetJar’s Cut: 0%GetJar doesn’t take a cut of developer revenue and lets developers use whichever billing solution they feel is best, the company says. Although its recent press release regarding Papaya Mobile is referencing only the one development shop, as opposed to statistics relating to average revenues of GetJar developers, it’s notable nonetheless. In an industry where the standard revenue cut from Apple, Google and other platforms is typically 30%, alternatives where developers get to keep more money are always of interest.Of course, for that 30%, developers get the exposure provided by an official application store. And for iPhone app developers, the official store presence is necessary – iPhone users can’t install apps from unofficial sources without jailbreaking their phone.But for Android, things are different. Google will be launching its in-app payment system this quarter, but according to GetJar, it will require Google Checkout, and, “might not be very good – working with only a handful of carriers.” While that may change in time, as much of what Google launches on Android is updated incrementally, it’s good for developers to know about alternatives that can meet their immediate needs in the meantime.Single-Click Checkout, a Billing System AlternativeIn this case, Billing Revolution’s proprietary Single-Click Checkout product lets users conduct credit card transactions from their mobile phones, without needing a username and password. Launched in November at the Open Mobile Summit, the Citibank-sponsored service has users enter in their credit card information only one time, then saves that info for future transactions. It also works on “any device, with any carrier, using any credit or debit card, anywhere in the world,” the service boasts on its company homepage.Says Andy Kleitsch, CEO of Billing Revolution, “we think a 30 percent rev share by Google and Apple is robbery…we’re excited to put more money in the pocket of developers.”Single-Click is one of many solutions to spring up to serve the Android developer community. Others include Zong, BOKU and Super Rewards, to name a few. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Third-party mobile application store GetJar is touting its “no fee” philosophy, in an effort to position itself as an alternative to the official app stores from Apple, Google and others. Recently, the company highlighted an example of its success in this area, citing Android developer Papaya Mobile’s first-time conversion rates of 34% and 72% second transaction conversion rates on the GetJar platform. The developer uses an independent checkout solution from Billing Revolution on its Android titles, which charges just $0.15 per transaction. Simply put, that means Papaya Mobile is able to keep more money from its transactions, explains GetJar. Related Posts Tags:#Android#apps#marketing#mobile last_img read more

Get to know Mexico’s World Cup roster

first_imgMexico Get to know Hernandez, Lozano & the rest of Mexico’s World Cup roster Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 23:30 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juan Carlos Osorio Mexico Hector Vivas Mexico World Cup Not sure which one is Chicharito? Long-time fan but been staying busy? No worries. Goal introduces you to the entire El Tri squad Mexio manager Juan Carlos Osorio has named his World Cup squad. Who is in form? Who needs to find rhythm? Who is still fighting for a place on the final squad? Goal takes you through each player’s background, recent form and more to get you up to date with the current look of El Tri.last_img read more

Watch Tim Tebow, Nick Saban Jump Into A Lake Together

first_imgTim Tebow, Nick Saban speak with ESPN's Marty Smith.The media knows Alabama head coach Nick Saban for his long rants during media conferences and for winning four out of the last seven national championships.He has a playful side too, though.In an interview with ESPN reporter Marty Smith and college football analyst Tim Tebow, Nick Saban opened up his home on Georgia’s Lake Burton and revealed that playful side.Don’t believe it? Watch him jump into the lake with his two visitors, fully clothed:[email protected] & @MartySmithESPN invited themselves to Nick Saban’s house. See the full interview at 9:30am ET on ESPN.https://t.co/sYa0CWA2N1— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 28, 2016The SportsCenter preseason interview with the acclaimed coach set a goal of humanizing the legend. ESPN promoted the visit as “Nick Saban like you’ve never seen him before.” From previews, it definitely lives up to that expectation.The interview took at the end of July, shortly before Alabama opened fall camp. The intimate group made points to discuss non-football topics, including life and family.In addition to jumping into a lake with Saban, the two ESPN representatives grilled the coach on his keys to success while he casually drove his boat.“I don’t think about what was accomplished in the past. I really spend all my time thinking about the next challenge,” Saban told the two reporters.The Tim Tebow, Nick Saban and Marty Smith interview aired this morning at 9:30 E.T. on SportsCenter. It will continue to air throughout the day.Alabama opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against USC.last_img read more

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

first_imgMicrosoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate.Microsoft didn’t offer any further description of the fake sites, although it has previously outlined in court filings how this hacking group operated a network of fake sites designed to trick victims into installing malicious software.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Microsoft’s report reflects a “witch hunt” in the U.S. The ministry said Tuesday that Microsoft’s statement lacked any proof of Russian involvement because “there can’t be any.”The revelation of new hacking efforts arrives just weeks after a similar Microsoft discovery led Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who is running for re-election, to reveal that Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate her Senate computer network.The hacking mirrors similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which U.S. intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.This time, more than helping one political party over another, “this activity is most fundamentally focused on disrupting democracy,” Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, said in an interview this week. The FBI said Tuesday it’s aware of Microsoft’s actions to disrupt the sites but the agency wouldn’t provide details about whether it’s working with the company to combat the hacking group.Microsoft’s court filing last week said the hackers “registered or used” the fake domains at some point after April 20.Smith said there is no sign the hackers were successful in persuading anyone to click on the fake websites, which could have exposed a target victim to computer infiltration, hidden surveillance and data theft. Both conservative think tanks said they have tried to be vigilant about “spear-phishing” email attacks because their global pro-democracy work has frequently drawn the ire of authoritarian governments.“We’re glad that our work is attracting the attention of bad actors,” said Hudson Institute spokesman David Tell. “It means we’re having an effect, presumably.”The Hudson Institute, which promotes American global leadership on multiple fronts, doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with President Donald Trump, particularly with respect to Russia. In April, the institute published a report entitled “Countering Russian Kleptocracy” that laid out a blueprint for punishing Russian corruption and discouraging it through sanctions, including on Russia’s sovereign debt.The International Republican Institute, the GOP counterpart to the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, trains foreign political operatives and parties on how to run elections and govern. Its members help political parties organize campaigns and observe election processes with the aim of fixing flaws and improving public confidence in elections.It is led by a board that includes six Republican senators, and one prominent Russia critic and Senate hopeful, Mitt Romney, who is running for a Utah seat this fall.The group’s president, Daniel Twining, said in a statement that the apparent hacking is “consistent with the campaign of meddling that the Kremlin has waged against organizations that support democracy and human rights.”“It is clearly designed to sow confusion, conflict and fear among those who criticize (Vladimir) Putin’s authoritarian regime,” Twining wrote.But Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, said he thought the Microsoft finding as presented were nothing particularly extraordinary.“This looks like run-of-the-mill espionage to me, something that happens all the time,” he said. Think tanks in rival nations are generally fair game for cyberspies, including for U.S. and other Western intelligence agencies, he said.Microsoft calls the hacking group Strontium; others call it Fancy Bear or APT28. An indictment from U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller has tied it to Russian’s main intelligence agency, known as the GRU, and to the 2016 email hacking of both the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.“We have no doubt in our minds” who is responsible, Smith said.Microsoft has waged a legal battle with Strontium since suing it in a Virginia federal court in summer 2016. The company obtained court approval last year allowing it to seize certain fake domains created by the group. It has so far used the courts to shut down 84 fake websites created by the group, including the most recent six announced Tuesday.Microsoft has argued in court that by setting up fake but realistic-looking domains, the hackers were misusing Microsoft trademarks and services to hack into targeted computer networks, install malware and steal sensitive emails and other data.Smith also announced Tuesday that the company is offering free cybersecurity protection to all U.S. political candidates, campaigns and other political organizations, at least so long as they’re already using Microsoft’s Office 365 productivity software. Facebook and Google have also promoted similar tools to combat campaign interference.___AP political reporter Matthew Lee in Washington and AP technology reporter Frank Bajak in Boston contributed to this article.last_img read more