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Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' George Floyd death

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:47 PM

'This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line,' says Tiger Woods

CALM. Tiger Woods likens the violent protests ignited by George Floyd's death to the Los Angeles riots. File photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

Cole Sprouse among those arrested at Black Lives Matter protest

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:37 PM

'This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing,' the actor says in an Instagram post

COLE SPROUSE. The actor, seen here at an event in Manila in April 2018, is among those arrested at a protest in Santa Monica, California. Rappler screenshot

Minneapolis businesses hammered by pandemic and protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Dozens of business owners in Minneapolis find themselves in a difficult financial situation, facing both the coronavirus and violent protests over the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - MAY 29: A man carries goods out of a ransacked business during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier today, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd's death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs coach Popovich calls for change, dismisses Trump as 'fool'

Jun 02, 2020 - 2:47 PM

'In the end, what we have is a fool in place of a president,' says Gregg Popovich who serves in a committee aiming for change after Floyd's death

SPEAKING UP.  Gregg Popovich continues to criticize Trump's leadership for failing to resolve issues regarding racism and police violence. File photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for George Floyd funeral

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:11 PM

American boxing great Mayweather is paying for the funeral of George Floyd, whose death ignited violent reactions across the country

GENEROUS SUPPORT. Floyd Mayweather refuses to comment the generous gesture he's doing for George Floyd's family. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Trump threatens military mobilization against violent U.S. protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:07 PM

Despite the president's rhetoric, the June 1 protests appear largely peaceful in major cities, though some looting was reported in New York and Los Angeles

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of people protesting the death of George Floyd June 1, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

FALSE: Video of protesters breaking into the White House

Jun 02, 2020 - 12:21 PM

The video was taken at the Ohio Statehouse, not the White House

Hong Kong leader accuses U.S. of 'double standards' over protests

Jun 02, 2020 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) Both Chinese and Hong Kong officials seize on the unrest gripping the US in their propaganda drive to justify their own crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the national security law plans

CARRIE. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (C) holds a press conference after attending the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, in Hong Kong on May 22, 2020. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Biden condemns 'institutional racism,' Floyd death as he reignites campaign

Jun 02, 2020 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) 'Hate just hides. Doesn't go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,' Joe Biden says of Donald Trump

JOE. File photo taken on March 12, 2020 of former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo by Saul Leob/AFP

Sony delays PlayStation 5 event amid unrest

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:35 AM

'For now, we want to stand back and let more important voices be heard,' tweets the PlayStation team

PS5 CONTROLLER. Photo from Sony


Facebook employees speak out against company's refusal to police Trump's posts

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:20 AM

'Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind,' tweets Ryan Freitas, the design director of Facebook's News Feed

ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on before to deliver his speech during the VivaTech (Viva Technology) trade fair in Paris, on May 24, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP


Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as U.S. braces for more fury

Jun 02, 2020 - 8:27 AM

In a conference call with governors quickly leaked to several media outlets, Trump tells state leaders to 'dominate' and says they are 'going to look like a bunch of jerks' if they are too soft

POLICE BRUTALITY. This still image taken from a May 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. Photo by Darnella Frazier/AFP

Global stocks rise despite protests, U.S.-China tensions

Jun 02, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Analysts say markets have historically shrugged off civil disruptions

TRADING. The Wall Street street sign is seen in New York City on March 23, 2020. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

Fil-foreign PBA players join call for justice after George Floyd death

Jun 02, 2020 - 12:02 AM

The players go live on Instagram and offer a moment of silence while taking a knee and holding a sign that shows 'Could've been me'

SEND A MESSAGE. Harvey Carey and CJ Perez join several Fil-foreign PBA players in taking a knee following the death of George Floyd. Screengrab from Instagram/@manilablk4 and @cjayp7


'We're tired of being hurt': Rage in New York over George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 10:00 PM

New York has its own long history of police violence involving African Americans, with few arrests for fatal incidents and even fewer convictions

PROTEST. Manhattan, New York protest George Floyd's death on May 31, 2020. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Bundesliga footballers join LeBron, Jordan in US protest

Jun 01, 2020 - 9:12 PM

France's Marcus Thuram and England's Jadon Sancho call for justice for George Floyd after scoring in their respective Bundesliga games

TAKING A STAND. Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho shows a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt as he celebrates after scoring against Paderborn. Photo by Lars Baron/AFP


Shut up and dribble? Wizards take stand after George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:51 PM

'We will no longer tolerate the assassination of people of color in the country,' Washington Wizards players say in a united statement

ADVOCACY. Wizards star Bradley Beal has been vocal on social media about the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP


'Angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:02 PM

NBA icon Michael Jordan, who was famously reluctant to comment on social issues during his playing career, calls out the 'ingrained racism' towards people of color

SPEAK OUT. NBA legend Michael Jordan says people "need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability." Photo by AFP Frederic J. Brown/AFP


Clashes outside White House as U.S. cities under curfew

Jun 01, 2020 - 12:26 PM

With the Trump administration branding instigators of 6 nights of rioting as domestic terrorists, there are more confrontations between protesters and police and fresh outbreaks of looting

FACING OFF. Tear gas rises above as protesters face off with police during a demonstration outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. Photo by Samuel Corum/AFP

Journalists covering U.S. protests find themselves under attack

Jun 01, 2020 - 9:53 AM

A black CNN journalist is arrested by police in Minneapolis – even as he reports live on camera following the death of George Floyd

POLICE. Police officers block a road on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Troops, police clamp down in U.S. cities as unrest over racism flares

May 31, 2020 - 11:56 PM

A senior White House official blames anarchists and far left activists for the violence while local leaders appealed to citizens to give constructive outlet to their rage without destroying their communities

Chinese media use race clashes to criticize U.S. over Hong Kong

May 31, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Beijing has long been infuriated by criticism from Western capitals, especially Washington, over its handling of the pro-democracy protests that shook Hong Kong last year

PRO-CHINA PROTEST. A pro-China activist holds an effigy of US President Donald Trump during a protest outside the US consulate in Hong Kong on May 30, 2020, in response to US President Donald Trump saying on May 29 he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing's bid to exert control in the financial hub. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Tennis star Osaka adds powerful voice to protests over police brutality

May 31, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Superstar athletes continue to condemn the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of Minneapolis police

BEYOND SPORTS. Naomi Oaska voices her outrage as protests continue in the US. File photo

Curfews and clashes as U.S. race protests escalate

May 31, 2020 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) More states call in National Guard soldiers to help control the civil unrest not seen in the United States for years

'I CAN'T BREATHE.' Protestors kneel during a rally in Coral Gables, Florida on May 30, 2020 in response to the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP

Trump warns to stop rioters 'cold' as race protests spread

May 31, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'My administration will stop mob violence. And we'll stop it cold,' says US President Donald Trump as protesters rage over the killing of African American George Floyd

WARNING VS PROTESTERS. US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the White House on April 23, 2020, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

'Am I next?' Tennis phenom Gauff upset by unarmed black man's death

May 30, 2020 - 1:14 PM

American teen tennis star Coco Gauff says she’s using her ‘voice to fight against racism’

Coco Gauff. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Officer charged with murder of black American, as protests spread

May 30, 2020 - 12:33 PM

Derek Chauvin, the police officer filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, is charged with 3rd degree murder and negligent manslaughter

POLICE BRUTALITY. This still image taken from a May 25, 2020, video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer arresting George Floyd. Photo by Darnella Frazier/AFP

CNN crew covering racial unrest arrested in Minneapolis

May 29, 2020 - 8:38 PM

CNN posts a footage of correspondent Omar Jimenez speaking calmly to police with batons and riot helmets, then being handcuffed and taken away

A protester hold sign board "Justice for George" into a fire outside a Target store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd - A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of Floyd. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP)

Timberwolves call for healing, change after police killing in Minnesota

May 29, 2020 - 3:18 PM

'Our community is grieving the senseless tragedy and death of George Floyd,' a club statement says

TRAGEDY. Minnesota teams like the Timberwolves protest the death of an African-American man in police custody. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Angry U.S. protests for second night over police killing of black man

May 28, 2020 - 9:13 AM

'It was a public execution,' says Democratic Senator Kamala Harris on George Floyd's death

ANGER. Protesters demonstrate against the death of George Floyd outside the 3rd Precinct Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP

Mayweather frowns on top fighters chasing Pacquiao

May 21, 2020 - 8:23 PM

‘Stop chasing this old man,’ says Floyd Mayweather

NO REMATCH. Floyd Mayweather (left) has said he has 'zero interest' in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Mayweather vows to follow uncle as great fight trainer

Apr 11, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather promises to be 'one of the best trainers in the world'

NEW PATH. Floyd Mayweather says he's inspired by his late uncle and trainer Roger. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-champion and trainer Roger Mayweather dies

Mar 18, 2020 - 8:35 AM

Floyd Mayweather says his uncle Roger, the former world champion who trained him for much of his illustrious career, 'meant the world' to him

MENTOR. Roger Mayweather (left) helped build his nephew Floyd's stellar boxing career. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather found dead

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:51 AM

Josie Harris, the mother of 3 of Floyd Mayweather's children, has been found dead in a vehicle in California

PROBE. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office investigates the death of Josie Harris. Photo from Josie Harris’ Facebook account (@josielharris)

Mayweather teases 2020 comeback

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Floyd Mayweather posts a photo of him wearing boxing trunks and hand wraps on Instagram

FOR REAL? Floyd Mayweather is cooking something up for 2020. Photo from Floyd Mayweather's Instagram

WATCH: Pacquiao challenges Mayweather with help of friend Jack Ma

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather should come see him for a 'real fight' as they have yet to square off in a rematch 4 years since their first clash

TEAM PACQUIAO. Add business magnate Jack Ma to the team of Manny Pacquiao. Photo from Instagram/@mannypacquiao


Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Veteran promoter Bob Arum says it's 'not worth it' for Manny Pacquiao to continue boxing unless he gets Floyd Mayweather next

ALL TALK. There may been rematch teasers for years, but there’s still no Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight plans on the table. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

No rematch as Pacquiao's legacy drives Mayweather 'bonkers'

Aug 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Manny Pacquiao's recent victories are becoming a threat to Floyd Mayweather, according to MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons

NO REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) continues to shine in his boxing career as Floyd Mayweather looks to stay retired. File photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Pacquiao, Mayweather trade barbs, fuel rematch talks

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao says that if Floyd Mayweather wants be relevant again, then they should fight in a rematch

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather could end up facing again. Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images


Mayweather made 'special advisor' to China boxing team

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

China hopes to boost its boxing medal count at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with retired superstar Floyd Mayweather

NEW CHALLENGE. Floyd Mayweather, whose perfect 50-0 record includes a conquest of Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao, reportedly plans to 'go all-out' with the Chinese team. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Mayweather 'zero interest' in Pacquiao rematch

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach hopes Manny Pacquiao gets another crack at Floyd Mayweather, but apparently, there's no luring the American legend out of retirement

BLOCKBUSTER. Even another hefty payday isn’t tempting Floyd Mayweather to go for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Four years on, Freddie Roach says he's still bothered by Manny Pacquiao's defeat to Floyd Mayweather

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

WATCH: Floyd Mayweather gets his ankles broken in a charity basketball game

Jul 09, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Floyd Mayweather makes the mistake of guarding streetball player Larry 'Bone Collector' Williams

DROPPED. Floyd Mayweather becomes a victim to streetball basketball player Larry 'Bone Collector' Williams' classic ankle breaker. Screenshot from video

TIMELINE: From Boracay to Belo, Floyd Mayweather gets hooked

Apr 04, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The retired billionaire boxer indulges himself with world-class experiences in the Philippines even at the expense of many

INDULGENCES. Floyd Mayweather shows that he's boss in his latest visit to the Philippines. Photo from Floyd Mayweather's Instagram

Floyd Mayweather no show in Manila press conference

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Floyd Mayweather makes Philippine media wait for 8 hours and decides not to show up for a press conference

SWEET TIME. Floyd Mayweather decides to go malling and eating dinner by the Bay instead of honoring his commitment to the press conference. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather shops til he drops in Makati

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:50 PM

After splurging on a Belo treatment, Floyd Mayweather goes on a shopping spree in Greenbelt and Glorietta

SHOPPING SPREE. Floyd Mayweather goes malling in Makati. Screenshot from Instagram (@geleriemae)

Pretty Boy Floyd: Mayweather gets 'Belofied'

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:41 PM

Mayweather's Filipina assistant recommends the retired American boxer receive treatment from Vicki Belo

'BELOFIED'. Only Belo touches Floyd Mayweather's skin. Rappler Screenshot

Mayweather, Pacquiao to face off in a basketball game

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The basketball-loving boxing icons will meet on the court instead of the ring... for now

SPORTY. Floyd Mayweather is set to flash his basketball skills over Manny Pacquiao. Rappler Screenshot

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather jets off to Boracay

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Floyd Mayweather returns to the country to visit Boracay right at the peak of Philippine summer heat

SUMMER VACATION. Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather pays the reopened Boracay a visit. Photo from Instagram (@wendellvans)

Pacquiao polls Twitter on who to fight next

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:16 PM

In an ongoing online poll, many fans want Manny Pacquiao to slug it out again with Floyd Mayweather

WHO'S NEXT? Manny Pacquiao looks at 4 potential opponents after a decisive win over American Adrien Broner. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP