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An administrative error on the scorecard used in Floyd Mayweather's victory over Manny Pacquiao has ignited conspiracy theorists into suggesting the Filipino should have won the bout.

Judges Glenn Feldman, Burt Clements and Dave Moretti, named 'white', 'blue' and 'pink' on the scorecard respectively, all award Mayweather victory on the night but in every column where they mark their scores at the end of the round, he is labelled as being in the red corner.

This is the point that has galvanised certain boxing fans into suggesting the fight may have been awarded to the wrong fighter because Mayweather was actually in the blue corner in Las Vegas. It was Pacquiao who took red.

 

It is very unlikely to be anything more than human error but conspiracy theorists will allege there was something sinister at hand, though there is no evidence of any intentional wrongdoing on the part of the judges

The bottom right of the scorecard, issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has 'Mayweather won by unanimous decision' written underneath Moretti's name.

Evader Holyfield was among those questioning the decision of the judges, saying 'I thought Pacquiao won a poor fight.'

And several people also took to social media to question the eventual decision. As well as a whole thread about the 'conspricy' starting on Reddit, Twitter user ‏'@OperationSyaf' posted (sic): 'Fight of the century? Scam of the century. (Pacquiao is in the red corner and Mayweather in the blue; reversed scores)'

@LiamFellows added: Pacquiao was in the red corner and Mayweather was in Blue? They've basically robbed Pacquiao of the win he deserved.

And @GoonerMarty is another of many who questioned the marks: 'Interesting, Pacquiao RED corner, Mayweather BLUE, judges appear to have scored in favour of Pac Man'

 

Feldman and Clements gave the blue corner victory by 116-112, with Moretti marking the margin of triumph slightly greater at 118-110.

Mayweather extended his impressive unbeaten career record to 48-0 by defeating Pacquiao. 

Moretti only gave the red corner two rounds - the fourth and the sixth - while Clements and Feldmen also gave the ninth and 10th to what seemed to be the 38-year-old fighter.

Sportsmail's Jeff Powell, meanwhile, had Pacquiao 4-2 up after six, giving him the early advantage. 

Mayweather made most of the ground up in rounds seven to nine in Powell's eyes, while he also impressed in the closing rounds as his opponent tired.

 

Darren Bravo said he was guided by a strong sense of responsibility during his match-winning knock, which helped West Indies stun England by five wickets in the third Test here Sunday.

The stylish left-hander struck a top score of 82 as West Indies, set 192 for victory, coasted to their target late on the third day at Kensington Oval.

“I just went out there in a positive frame of mind and I knew I had to bat long being one of the senior batters in the team,” Bravo said.

“Obviously we were in a spot of bother when we lost Shiv (Chanderpaul) at that crucial period but (Jermaine) Blackwood and myself handled the pressure nicely and were able to have a very good partnership which obviously made things easier for us coming down to the end.”

He added: “The ball was bouncing and turning and some were keeping low and there was a lot of deterioration after just three days of a Test match but having said that, I just backed myself and I am happy I was able to contribute to the win.”

Bravo arrived at the crease 50 minutes after lunch but then watched as West Indies lost opener Kraigg Brathwaite for 25 soon afterward and Marlon Samuels for 20 just before tea, to leave the Windies on 70 for three at the break.

When Chanderpaul perished to the first ball of the second over after tea, West Indies were 80 for four and in need of something special and Bravo stepped up.

He struck seven fours and three sixes off 148 balls in 3-1/2 hours at the crease, adding a crucial 108 for the fifth wicket with Blackwood who stroked a massively important, unbeaten 47 off 104 deliveries.

Bravo said despite the state of the game, he was determined to play his natural game once the opportunity presented itself.

“I wasn’t taking anything for granted … but I backed myself. I told myself once the ball comes in my zone, I will play my shots. I knew that my defence would have been very important and I backed my ability to the end,” he explained.

“I want to say well done to Blackwood and congratulations to the entire team. Obviously we didn’t bat well in the first innings so we knew we had to put up a very big effort where the bowling was concerned.

“It is a really good feeling knowing we went in this series as the underdogs so to come out with a 1-1 draw I can safely say it feels like a win for us.”

Former WBA World welterweight champion, Guyanese Andrew Lewis, died on Monday after he was involved in a vehicular accident here.

Media reports said the 44-year-old lost control of his motorcycle while riding in East Bank of Demerara, and crashed into a car travelling in the other direction.

He suffered several severe head and body injuries and was pronounced dead at hospital.

Local news website, News Source, said police were investigating the incident.

Lewis, who competed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics before turning professional in 1993, shot to stardom eight years later when he defeated American James Page to capture the vacant WBA welterweight title.

He successfully defended the title against Larry Marks but then surrendered the belt when he lost to Nicaraguan Ricardo Mayorga a year later.

He tried to regain the title in 2003 but suffered a knock out at the hands of Mayorga.

Lewis fought his last professional bout seven years ago.

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has praised the character of the regional side after they beat England by five wickets in the third Test here Sunday, to steal a share of the three-Test series.

Set 192 for victory, West Indies reached their target late in the evening at Kensington Oval, to record their first win over England in six years and only the third in the last 15 years.

And Simmons, who took over at the helm of the squad just prior to the start of the series, said the victory meant a lot to the side especially following the results in the first two Tests.

“I can’t say about [what it means for] West Indies cricket in general but I know for the Test team it’s been huge because the guys have worked hard for the last four weeks,” Simmons told a post-match media conference.

“To have played so well in Antigua and Grenada and not come out with anything, you saw the determination of the guys – especially the bowlers – to come out of this with something so it’s huge for us.”

He added: “That’s the biggest thing I can take from it that everybody showed character because for the bowlers to bowl out England for such a low score in the second innings, just shows massive character coming out at this early stage of my tenure so it’s great for me to see.”

West Indies came in for criticism before the series, with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves describing the Caribbean side as “mediocre” and saying he expected England to easily win the contest.

Simmons, a former Test player, said the team had not taken on the criticism and noted the victory now sent a strong signal to the critics.

“Let him decide that (mediocre comment) now, I’ll leave that for him to judge,” Simmons quipped.

“I think when he’s walking out he’ll see a few signs going out there with the meaning of it so I’ll leave that for him.”

And like Graves, Simmons said he believed West Indies were underestimated by the media, who were now likely to heap pressure on his opposite number Peter Moores.

“I suppose the criticism will come because the media will see it as number three playing number eight … I think we were [underestimated] by the media and Colin Graves’ statement showed it that there was an underestimation of what we can do,” the Trinidadian explained.

“I don’t think it was done by the [England] team but he’s going to come into that sort of criticism because it’s number three playing number eight.”

West Indies drew the first Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium before losing the second at the Grenada National Stadium last week by nine wickets.

West Indies grabbed the last five England wickets cheaply and then survived the lone over before lunch, as they set their sights on a paltry target to win the third and final Test here Sunday.

At the break on the third day at Kensington Oval, the hosts were four without loss, in pursuit of a target of 192 to win their first Test against England in six years.

Kraigg Brathwaite was unbeaten on four – a silky straight drive off the second delivery from seamer Jimmy Anderson’s over – with debutant Shai Hope yet to score.

Earlier, West Indies claimed the last five England wickets for 86 runs as England, resuming on 37 for five, failed to put up major lower order resistance.

They were undermined by seamer Jason Holder (3-15) and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (3-43) who both picked up two wickets apiece to finish with three-wicket hauls.

Pacer Jerome Taylor claimed the other wicket to end with three for 33.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler top-scored with 35 not out, Ben Stokes got 32 while Gary Ballance chipped in with 23.

Permaul struck nearly half-hour into the morning when he had left-hander Ballance, unbeaten on 12 overnight, caught at slip by Darren Bravo to leave England 62 for six.

Buttler and Stokes put on 33 for the seventh wicket to frustrate West Indies before Permaul claimed Stokes to a catch at extra cover by Shiv Chanderpaul, driving.

He faced 48 balls and struck five fours.

Three overs later, Holder struck twice in successive deliveries when he trapped Chris Jordan lbw for two and then removed Stuart Broad’s off-stump with a yorker.

Tottering on 98 for nine, England garnered precious runs through some hefty blows from Buttler before Holder had Anderson lbw for two, on review.

ith the announcement that E! will air a new documentary series this summer about Bruce Jenner's transition from male to female, fans are eagerly awaiting bearing witness to the former Olympian's journey.

 

The as yet not titled eight-part, one-hour series is set to premiere July 26. Jenner, who along with his family has starred in the hit E! reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," recently went public with the fact that he is transgender.

 

Here are a few things we hope the new show will offer:

 

A closer look at Jenner's current relationship with his former wife

 

Fans of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" often got to see the sometimes strained relationship between Bruce and his wife Kris. As the Kardashian family matriarch who also manages her kids' careers, Kris butted heads with Bruce over everything from their children to his desire for more privacy.

 

The pair announced they had filed for divorce in September 2014 after some time of living apart. There has been plenty of speculation regarding Kris Jenner's feelings about Bruce's transitioning though she tweeted her support after he made the announcement Friday during an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer.

 

What role he will take in the transgender community

 

Before he was a realty television star, Jenner was a popular motivational speaker. He is already being hailed for bringing attention to the transgender community.

 

"Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story," said Jeff Olde, executive vice president of programming and development for E! "This series will present an unfiltered look as Bruce boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to himself for the first time."

 

According to E! Jennifer Finney Boylan, who is the national co-chair of GLAAD, will serve as a consultant on Jenner's series.

 

"Orange Is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox, who is transgender, has also offered Jenner her support.

 

"I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated, beautiful human being," Cox told MSNBC's Janet Mock.

 

His relationship with his kids

 

Jenner is extremely close with his children.

 

He has six biological kids with former wives Chrystie Scott, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner. He also helped raise Kris Jenner's four children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert Kardashian -- from her first marriage.

 

"Those are the ones I'm concerned with and the only ones I don't -- I can't allow, I can't let myself hurt them," Jenner told Sawyer during their interview about his fear in telling his children.

 

Many of his kids appear supportive of his transition and his two youngest, daughter Kendall and Kylie, released the following statement to ABC about their father: "We love our dad very much as he is an amazing father. We couldn't ask for a better dad. He has the biggest heart and all we want for him is to be happy. If he's happy, we're happy."

 

How fans will react

 

Jenner has long been one of the world's most popular Olympic gold medalists. Viewers of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" often praised him for being so level-headed amidst all the paparazzi-fueled chaos.

 

But with his new series Jenner will be taking center stage and venturing into completely new territory at a time when some still grapple with issues of gender and sexuality.

 

He sounds like he is ready.

 

"We're going to make a difference in the world with what we're doing, and if the whole Kardashian show gave me a foothold into that world, to be able to go out there and do something good, I got not problem with that," Jenner told Sawyer.

Floyd Mayweather is one of the most successful athletes in the world, but no advertiser wants him selling their product.

Even companies such as Nike (NKE) and Coca-Cola (KO) that have signed or stayed with athletes who find themselves in legal trouble, such as Michael Vick or Kobe Bryant won't touch Mayweather, who is undefeated in 47 professional matches.

 

"You can't deny people want to watch him, and people have been waiting a long time to see this fight. It doesn't mean you'll buy a product he's endorsing or believe him as a spokesman," said Bob Dorfman, editor of the Sports Marketers Scouting Report.

Mayweather has pled guilty to domestic violence charges at least three separate times. He served served two months in jail in 2012 for attacking the mother of his 9- and 10-year old sons in front of them. He's also pleaded guilty or was found guilty on domestic violence charges in 2001, 2002 and 2003, serving suspended sentences and house arrest. A former fiancee is suing him over allegations that he beat and threatened her for two years.

Even if he wins his much anticipated match with Manny Pacquiao Saturday, he probably still won't score any endorsements, Dorfman said.

Advertisers avoided Mayweather before he landed in jail, thanks to his habit of going on racist and homophobic rants about other fighters, including Pacquiao.

He did one commercial for AT&T in 2009 in which he didn't have any lines. And he had a shoe deal with Reebok. But neither deal was renewed in 2010.

 

And unlike other athletes who apologize when they find themselves in legal trouble, Mayweather has never acknowledged or apologized his guilt despite guilty pleas.

He defended his domestic abuse record to CNN's Rachel Nichols last fall, saying that there were "no pictures" of the abuse, even though he had pleaded guilty to the charges.

 

Mayweather was also a bigger defender of Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice, than Rice was himself. Rice issued numerous apologies after knocking out his then fiancee and pleading guilty to aggravated assault.

 

Mayweather is the world's best-paid athlete according to most estimates, based solely on his earnings in the ring. So it's not like he needs the sponsor money.

He earned more than $100 million in 2014 alone, and will likely get at least $120 million for Saturday's fight.

Mayweather's vast wealth is another reason why he probably won't get any endorsement deals -- few advertisers could pay enough to make it worth his while.

"There's a lot of brands who might be interested if they could get him for $50,000 or $100,000," said Matt Delzell managing director of The Marketing Arm, which negotiates celebrity endorsement deals. "But not at the prices he would demand." 

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a girl, Kensington Palace has announced.

The baby - who is fourth in line to the throne - was "safely delivered" at 08:34 BST, the palace said in a statement.

The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth of the baby, who weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg).

Both Catherine and her daughter are "doing well", the statement added.

The name of the baby will be announced in due course.

The duchess had earlier been admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital where their first child Prince George was born in July 2013.

The statement from Kensington Palace added: "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."

The latest royal joins the line of succession behind her grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and brother Prince George.

On Thursday, during an official engagement, Prince Charles had said he was hoping the duchess gave birth to a girl.

 

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby girl. I'm absolutely delighted for them."

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg tweeted that he and his wife Miriam wished the family "all the best".

And Labour leader Ed Miliband wrote: "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their daughter. Wishing them lots of joy and happiness - and hopefully some sleep!"

 

A large number of journalists, photographers and broadcasters had gathered after the announcement this morning that Catherine was in labour.

Following the announcement of the birth, standing on the steps of the Lindo Wing, unofficial town crier Tony Appleton told crowds: "We welcome with humble duty the new baby of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

"The princess is fourth in line to the throne."

The new royal will not be overtaken in the line of succession by any future younger brothers.

Under new rules which came into force in March, male bias was removed from the succession rules.

The princess will also be able to marry a Roman Catholic without losing her place in line to the throne.

 

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has been banned from bowling off breaks in any match organised by the BCCI, officials announced on Wednesday.

Narine’s ban, imposed after the BCCI suspect bowling action committee‎ reviewed the evidence, also extends to matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Narine may continue to bowl his other deliveries - the knuckle ball and the quicker straight ball.

However if he uses the offbreak again in the ongoing IPL, he will be suspended from bowling in BCCI-organised matches, officials have said.

Narine is now expected to undergo corrective work on his action again after which he can request for another assessment by the BCCI committee.

He was reported again for a suspect action following Kolkata Knight Riders' game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 22 in Visakhapatnam and went to the ICC-accredited Sri Ramachandra Arthroscopy and Sports Sciences Centre in Chennai for a biomechanical analysis of his bowling action.

The BCCI suspect bowling action committee‎ concluded that Narine's action for his offbreak was illegal.

Narine has since missed Knight Riders' match against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday as the franchise had decided to not risk playing the offspinner.

Twice he was reported during the Champions League T20 last year forcing him to skip West Indies’ tour.

More than five months after suffering injury due to cycling accident, Bono still cannot play guitar. He said in an interview with The New York Times, though he has returned performing on stage, he is still unable to bend two of his fingers after the unfortunate. 

 

“It feels like I have somebody else’s hand. I can’t bend these [fingers], and this is like rigor mortis,” the Irish rocker told the paper. “But they say that nerves heal about a millimeter a week, so in about 13 months I should know if it’s coming back.” Bono continued revealing, “It’s all numb here, and this is titanium. The shoulder’s better, the face is better. But this is the hard bit because I can’t play guitar. They [the band] don’t seem to mind.” 

 

Back in November last year, U2 was forced to postpone their residency on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" after frontman Bono had a cycling accident in New York. Fellow band members Adam Clayton, The Edge, and Larry Mullen Jr. announced the unfortunate news in a post shared on their website, stating they believed Bono would make a “full recovery soon.” 

 

Later that month, it was revealed that Bono needed intensive therapy for the multiple fractures on his arm and face as a result of the biking accident. Then, earlier this year, Bono himself publicly shared his worry that he might not be able to play guitar again, stating in a lengthy message, "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought… As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again." 

 

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