Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight, May 4, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (NEW YORK) – Galvanized by an unprecedented deal with Showtime that guarantees him at least $32 million per fight, boxing great Floyd (Money) Mayweather Jr. sits atop the 10th annual Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, which ranks the 50 highest-earning professional athletes in the U.S. With $90 million in projected earnings for 2013, Mayweather tops the list for the second consecutive year. The complete list is available at si.com/Fortunate50 and is also featured in the May 20, 2013 edition of SI.Tiger Woods, who was No. 1 on the Fortunate 50 every year from 2004-11, falls to his lowest ranking ever (No. 5, $40.8MM). LeBron James (No. 2, $56.5MM) is the first team-sport player to crack the top two since Shaquille O’Neal did it in 2004. James’s $39 million in endorsements were more than any other U.S. athlete in 2013. A historic $37 million signing bonus helped Drew Brees skyrocket to No. 3 on this year’s list. Brees didn’t crack the top 50 in 2012.The 2013 Fortunate 50 was compiled by Sports Illustrated special contributor Daniel Roberts, a writer-reporter for Fortune Magazine. The list consists solely of salary, winnings, bonuses and endorsements. Roberts consulted with players’ associations, tour records, online databases, agents and reports. Endorsement estimates came from a stable of marketing executives, agents, and other experts, including Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing.For team sports, salaries are based on current or most recent seasons. NFL rankings are based on the season that ended in February. (Joe Flacco’s new deal, where he is set to earn $20.1 million next season, isn’t reflected.) The 2012 calendar year was used for auto racing and tennis. Golf earnings are from July 1, 2012 through April 21, 2013 (the RBC Heritage). Boxing purses are from August 2012 through May 2013, but include projected money from fights through September. Candidates for the Fortunate 50 must be U.S. citizens or play in a U.S.-based league.Mayweather sat down with executive editor Jon Wertheim for a Q&A, featured in this week’s SI, before his victory over Robert Guerrero on May 4. He says, “Surround yourself with the right team. It takes brains to make the money.” When asked how his time in prison affected his view about money, Mayweather adds: “I got offers and huge deals when I was locked up, with CEOs writing me, wanting to do business with me, Fortune 500 companies wanting to do business with me. But my main focus was just coming home and being free. You can have all the money in the world, but if you’re not free, it’s like being poor, because you can’t do anything.”The 2013 list features 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players, eight football players, two golfers, one boxer and one NASCAR driver. No female athletes were ranked in the U.S. list for the fifth consecutive year. There are 17 athletes on the 2013 list that were not there in 2012, including Johan Santana (No. 13, $26.3MM), Dirk Nowitzki (No. 35, $21.3MM) and Miguel Cabrera (No. 36, $21.2MM), who joined the list due to a tweak in the rules that puts anyone on an American sports team on the Fortunate 50, whether or not they’re a U.S. citizen. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 49), Derek Jeter (No. 19) and Larry Fitzgerald (unranked) dropped out of the top 10 from last year.The New York Yankees topped team sports with five representatives on the list. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies came next with four players each, followed by the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Miami Heat and LA Lakers with three. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the only NFL team to have more than one player on the list (Vincent Jackson, No. 15 and Carl Nicks, No. 21).Soccer star David Beckham ($48.3MM) tops the SI International 20, which ranks the 20 highest-earning international athletes. Beckham unseats tennis champ Roger Federer (No. 2, $43.4MM), who ranked No. 1 the previous three years. Tennis star Maria Sharapova (No.9, $25.5MM) is the top-ranked female to crack either list. Fellow tennis player Li Na (No. 17, $17.3MM) is the only other ranked female.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee. Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction projects in Castlegar and the stream of tourists that are regularly coming into Nelson, the Games next August will be hard pressed to accommodate 3,500 athletes. The region is going to be very busy, he said, and people coming to the Games are going to go beyond the accommodations of the three cities. “Accommodations up in the Slocan Valley, Nakusp way, there is a great opportunity here. These people will be in our communities for over four days,” he said. “The economic spin-off is great for our area.” The Games does not provide accommodations, food or transportation to the events, said Games vice president Keith Smythe. It will be the largest event the West Kootenay has seen, he said, with 28 events being split between three cities of Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. With a headquarters now being set up in Castlegar, the Games committee has to raise $50,000 in corporate sponsorship to go with the core grant of $85,000 from the Senior Games Society, $112,000 from registration fees for 3,500 registrations, $55,000 in cash from each city and $55,000 of in kind donations. “But we are very positive and we see it as a big challenge and an opportune time to bring our three areas together,” said Smythe. [email protected] Not everyone is happy with the Games There is some ill will towards the Games since the West Kootenay area of Creston and the Creston Valley was left out of the hosting process. Area C director Larry Binks wondered why the town of Creston, the valley and that side of the mountain were ignored. “If they come to me asking for money, I give this push back right away. I’m feeling a little out of sorts the way this is looking,” he said. Creston and the valley were not part of the bid package, said Smythe. “But, with regard to economic benefit, I think there will be total economic benefit to all areas of the West Kootenay because people will be traveling through your communities,” he said. “And there is a limit with regard to accommodations so who knows where people will be staying,” added in Metge. RDCK chair Gary Wright said so far the Creston area has not been asked to front any money for the Games.
PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $39,497 INTO SATURDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD EXCEED $500,000; LATE PICK FOUR TO OFFER $750,000 GUARANTEED POOL –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2015)–J. Paul Reddam’s homebred Smoove It rallied strongly from off the pace under Mario Gutierrez to take Friday’s $60,000 Sharp Cat Purse allowance, as the 4-year-old California-bred filly by Square Eddie negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.66.Off at 5-1 in a field 10 fillies and mares, Smoove It provided her sire, Square Eddie, with his second win on the card and she paid $12.60, $6.80 and $4.20.Trained by Doug O’Neill, Smoove It registered her second win in-a-row down the hill and improved her overall record to 17-4-4-4. With the winner’s share of $46,800, she increased her earnings to $248,980.“She ran great,” said O’Neill. “I think Mario just did a phenomenal job today. He judged the pace well. They were flying early and he was in a perfect spot. When he called on her, she responded great and it was a true credit to Mario, great ride.“I think staying on the hill is a good move. We’ll have to look at what the calendar tells us, but I think she can go a mile, but at the same time, she just seems to love this hill course.Reddam, who owns the California-based Square Eddie, was beaming following the win, as Square Eddie was also the sire of Friday’s fifth race winner, Eddie’s First.“You gotta like that, Square Eddie has had two winners today,” said Reddam. “His first crop (currently 4-year-olds) continues to perform well, even though he was bred to a limited number of mares.”Last in a strung out field after the first quarter mile, Aguafria and Kent Desormeaux rallied for the place, finishing a head in front of early pacesetter Baruta. Off at 8-1, Aguafria paid $8.60 and $5.80.Baruta, who was hustled at all cost by Flavien Prat, was pressured early by O’Neill’s Liza Doolittle Day and set fast fractions of 21.15, 43.44 and 1:06.73. Off at 7-1, Baruta relinquished the lead to the winner a sixteenth of a mile out and paid $6.00 to show.There is a Pick Six carryover of $39,497 into Saturday, Santa Anita Derby Day and it’s expected the total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000. With 11 races carded, the Pick Six will cover races six through 11. Santa Anita will also offer a guaranteed pool of $750,000 in the Late Pick Four. First post time is early, at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.
The ability to match frame and replace edit in Premiere Pro is incredibly helpful and will enable you to simplify swapping one take for another. Here’s how it’s done.When editing a project in Premiere Pro CC there are several tips and tricks that you can use to increase your editing speed and efficiency. One of these tips to aid you is using the match frame feature. We’ve covered this specific tip before here at PremiumBeat so be sure to check this quick tip out. If you’re more of the visual person then the video below from Video Revealed is a great resource for learning how and when to use the match frame technique.Now that we’ve got a refresher on how and when to use match frame let’s look at how we can use the replace edit technique in Premiere Pro CC to increase our editing efficiency even more.Replace EditWhen you’re working on a project and you know that you’ve run more than one take on a specific scene you can easily replace one take with another with replace edit. This technique is incredibly helpful and allows you to speed up your editing process. So, let’s run through this technique step by step and see exactly how we can increase our editing speed.Step 1: Find the Clip You Want to ReplaceOnce we find the clip we want to replace on the timeline we’ll want to right click and select Reveal in Project. In the video tutorial below from PeachpitTV they’ll also show you an option on how to set a hotkey for this task.Step 2: Find Your Desired Replacement ClipNext up access the bin where your footage is located. If you follow proper logging techniques than all of the various takes for that scene will be located here. Find the clip that will replace the existing clip in your timeline. You can then select this clip and load it into the source monitor.Step 3: Check Your PlayheadsIf the clip has dialogue (like in the PeachpitTV tutorial below), then you can use this dialogue to act as an anchor for the upcoming match frame when applying your replace edit. The important thing is that your playhead is in a common position on both the source and program monitor.Step 4: Replace Your ClipMaking sure that our clip is still selected in the timeline, go to Clip > Replace with Clip > From Source Monitor, Match Frame. By using From Source Monitor, Match Frame we’re essentially using the Match Frame technique to aid us in replacing a clip.If you had transitions and other effects added to the clip, these will be applied to the new replacement clip. This is an effective and useful technique to help editors streamline their process. Let’s watch this video tutorial from PeachpitTV to see this process play out in real time.Have any other quick tips for Premiere Pro? Share them with us in the comments below.
Audio swells are a dynamic way to add some punch to your transitions. In this video tutorial, we cover how to work with them in your own editing suite.When it comes to editing my movies, using musical swells has become a dynamite (must use) addition to my tool belt. In this tutorial, I’ll go over how to use them, why they’re important, and why you’re missing out (if you haven’t tried them already).Music swells are essentially auditory ramp-ups created by taking the last section of a song and reversing it. Note, this trick will only work on a song with a long fade-out at the end; it needs to close on a single key hit. I would say 80 percent of songs end like this, so it shouldn’t be much trouble sourcing them. (If you’re looking for some examples, here’s a good playlist.)Here’s how to do it. Finally, line up the swell with a clip you want to cut to. I recommend using this at the tail end of shots, scenes, and videos.That’s it! If the swell doesn’t last as long as you need it to, you can easily stretch it by slowing down the speed and checking off the “Maintain Audio Pitch” box.This technique can help you enhance your scenes with more pronounced transitions, as well as provide a better closing note. Auditory swells are an incredible multipurpose tool in the editing suite, and I suggest that every editor should begin using them.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Which Camera Movement Should You Use — And When And Why?Video Tutorial: Build Your Own $50 Car-Side Camera MountThe Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After Effects Trim the last section of your song, and place it in a new track on your timeline. This will be that final note hit we were talking about earlier. The length of the final note is different from song to song, so the duration of this clip will vary. Next, take this clip, and reverse it using the Speed Duration drop-down menu.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert answers a question before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, 2017, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin’s current contract when it expires June 30. APCLEVELAND — A person familiar with the talks says Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups about a position in Cleveland’s front office.The meeting took place on Tuesday in Detroit, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. Gilbert is looking for a general manager after parting ways with David Griffin on Monday as the Cavs regrouped after losing to Golden State in the NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Gilbert has known Billups since his days with the Pistons.A five-time All-Star, Billups does not have any front-office experience, so it’s more likely he could fill an executive role to work alongside a new GM. Billups, who has been working as a TV analyst, is also close with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGriffin guided the Cavs to three straight Finals, but he and Gilbert couldn’t agree on the team’s direction. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ
Ace shooter Gagan Narang fetched the first individual medal for the country by bagging silver medal as India launched their campaign in the Asian Games with two silvers on the opening day of competitions which was marked by the controversial elimination of Olympic hero Abhinav Bindra.Narang, the hero of the recent Commonwealth Games in Delhi with four gold medals, claimed the silver in the 10m air rifle individual event and then teamed up with Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput to add another silver in the team event.Barring Narang’s effort, none of the other shooters could make much impression at the Aoti shooting range where Bindra was controversially eliminated in the qualifying stage due to a “technical error” over a particular shot.The Indian camp cried foul over Bindra’s 42nd shot in the 60-shot preliminaries as they felt the Olympic gold medallist had shot nine but seven points were awarded.”The score given was a 7 but we were quite sure it was a 9. I went to Abhinav who also thought it was closer to 9 but was not sure about it. Had we protested and we would have lost two points as penalty. It was Abhinav’s call who had the team’s chances also in his mind,” said Indian coach Stanislaus Lapidus.Narang, the lone Indian to qualify for the individual finals, matched China’s 2004 Athens Olympic champion Zhu Qinan shot for shot before the latter captured the gold by shooting past his Indian Rival in the last three shots.The 27-year-old Narang settled for the silver after giving Qinan a run for his money in the ten-shot finals. He tallied of 700.7 points behind Qinan’s gold-winning effort of 702. Korean Kim Kwon won the bronze with 700.0.advertisement”I am extremely happy to have carried the Indian flag in the Opening Ceremony yesterday and I am very happy that we have won two silver medals. There are two more events left for me and I am hoping for the best,” said Narang who was initially reluctant to be the country’s flag-bearer as his event was scheduled early this morning.Away from the shooting ranges, there was little to cheer for the large Indian contingent with the shuttlers and women tennis players being knocked out in the first round of the team events. All the Indian cylists also fell by the wayside in the track eventsIn the team event, Narang, Bindra and Rajput combined for a score of 1783, a point adrift of gold medal winning Chinese team comprising Jikang Yu, Qinan Zhu and Yifei Cao. Korea settled for the bronze in this event.While Narang shot a score 597, Bindra and Rajput managed identical tallies of 593.Indian weightlifters fail to impress on Day One in Asian GamesIndians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competitions in the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Saturday.Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu improved upon her CWG performance by lifting a total of 170kg (75+95) but still finished fifth in women’s 48kg category. She had lifted 167kg (73+94) in the CWG.CWG bronze medallist, Sandhya Rani finished sixth in the eight lifters field with a total of 158kg (70+88), which is seven kilogram less than her CWG effort.China’s Wang Mingjuan ran away with the gold medal with a total lift of 285kg. She created new records in both snatch and clean and jerk with efforts of 91kg and 95kg respectively.Thailand’s Pensiri Laosirikul won the silver with a lift of 192kg (83+109) while the bronze went to Chen Wei-Ling of Chinese Taipei who had a total lift of 191kg (86+105).In men’s 56kg, V Srinivasa Rao and Sukhen Dey finished eighth and 10th respectively with below par performances.Rao lifted 245kg (110+135), three kilogram less than his bronze-winning effort in the Commonwealth Games.Dey, who won a silver in the Commonwealth Games, was far below his best with a total lift of 230kg (104+126), a whopping 12 kilogram less than his CWG performance.World champion Wu Jingbiao of China won gold with a total lift of 285kg (133+152), seven kilogram less than his effort at the World Championships in Turkey in September.South Korean Cha Kum Chol, who finished third in the World Championships, expectedly won the silver with a total lift of 276kg (128+148), which is four kilogram less than his effort in Turkey.Indonesia’s Jadi Setiadi won the bronze with a total lift of 271kg (120+151).With inputs from PTI
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal could change Ramsey stance for Denis Suarezby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are desperate to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona this month.The Gunners feel the midfielder is the one who will help boss Unai Emery take the team to the next level.And the Daily Mirror reports that he would ideally sign on a loan deal with the possibility of a £15 million transfer in the summer.But the issue is that Barcelona want to sell him permanently this month.It is possible that Arsenal will let Aaron Ramsey join Juventus in January for a sizeable fee, as it would give them enough cash to sign Suarez permanently.
Vitto BrownToday is the annual “Make Bo Pay” event at Wisconsin. For several hours this afternoon and evening, Wisconsin students were invited to the Kohl Center to take some shots and help the fight against cancer.For every free throw made, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan would donate $10 to Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. For every half-court shot made, the ante was upped to $100.Several Wisconsin players got in on the act, including Vitto Brown and Riley Dearring. Velvet. Vitto. Brown. https://t.co/MWnA2xN1eT— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, [email protected]_35_Dearring gets the friendly roll on the home court! Riles just #MadeBoPay $1,000 for Shooting Down Cancer. pic.twitter.com/UEumwZBrdl— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, 2015Students got in on the act too, and the event raised over $53,000, a new record.That’s a new Shooting Down Cancer record, surpassing last year’s total of $53,355. Way to go, #Badgers. #MakeBoPay pic.twitter.com/qsk7EbIBUN— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) October 12, 2015Well-done, Wisconsin.
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters, celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, have named TV personality Robin Roberts the 10th Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in the team’s history.Robin Roberts With The Harlem GlobetrottersCredit/Copyright: Ida Mae Astute/ABCRoberts joins an esteemed list of Honorary Harlem Globetrotters that includes Pope Francis – who was honored by the Globetrotters at the Vatican in May – as well as Dr. Henry Kissinger (1976), Bob Hope (1977) and Nelson Mandela (1996).The prestigious Honorary Harlem Globetrotter accolade recognizes an individual of extraordinary character and achievement who has made an everlasting mark on the world. Roberts, an award-winning journalist, has provided inspiration for millions as she has publicly battled breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Roberts is an inductee of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and is in the top ten in five career statistical categories at her alma mater, Southeastern Louisiana University, where her no. 21 jersey is retired.“It is our privilege to present Robin Roberts with this honor,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “She used her platform as a journalist to selflessly make her personal health battle public in order to raise awareness of the need for bone marrow donors, and by doing so, she potentially helped save lives. Robin fully embodies the ambassadorial spirit the Globetrotters have exuded for 90 years.”The announcement was made before a national TV audience, as the Globetrotters performed on a special basketball court for a multitude of excited fans in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.As part of the festivities, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill, also pronounced that they are giving back even more during their 90th year with The Great Assist initiative, pledging to spread 100 million smiles around the world over the next 10 years with act of kindness and benevolence. Some examples include bringing schools messages of bullying prevention, character and physical fitness, visiting children’s hospitals, lending a hand after natural disasters, helping build homes for the needy and volunteering at soup kitchens and homeless shelters.Fans are encouraged to give back as well and to visit GreatAssist.com to nominate a worthwhile cause or a deserving family in need of a smile, and the Globetrotters will help as many fans as possible throughout the tour.The North American leg of the Globetrotters’ 2016 World Tour will tip off on Dec. 26, 2015, and see over 330 games in more than 260 cities in 48 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico. To find a performance near you and purchase tickets, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Maddox and Sweet J Ekworomadu – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S.