PBA’s real problem is translating large TV viewers into live audience

The background of this bit of playoff action between Meralco and NLEX says it all. —PBA IMAGES The PBA Philippine Cup playoffs has not been short of competitiveness with two quarterfinal pairings even going its three-game distance. Unfortunately, the league could only hope that it could say the same thing about live attendance. “It’s a…

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Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern Munich: Champions League talking points as Thomas Tuchel rages at offside ghost goal by Matthijs de Ligt | Football News

Is Tuchel right to feel offside ‘betrayal’? Image: Thomas Tuchel raged at a late offside call against his Bayern Munich side “It’s a disastrous decision from the linesman and from the referee. It feels almost like a betrayal.” Thomas Tuchel took no time in bringing up the elephant in the room in his post-match interview.…

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Will Thomas Tuchel regret taking Harry Kane off as Bayern Munich slipped to defeat against Real Madrid? | Football News

Bayern Munich suffered a heart-breaking late defeat as Real Madrid secured their place in the Champions League final – but did Thomas Tuchel’s substitutions cost his side? With Bayern 1-0 up on the night and 3-2 ahead on aggregate, Tuchel’s side were set to play domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley on…

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Carlo Ancelotti’s Gala Real stars in ParisLongchamp with James Doyle on Melo Melo | Racing News

There is Group Three action to enjoy from ParisLongchamp this Sunday, with James Doyle heading to France for the ride aboard Melo Melo in the Wathnan Racing colours. 3.25 ParisLongchamp – Rashford meets Galashiels in Group Three feature Hoping to strikes Group Three glory, Yann Barberot’s Rashford features among a field of six in the…

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Tottenham forced to abandon plans to sign Real Madrid wonderkid Arda Guler – Paper Talk | Football News

The top stories and transfer rumours from Monday’s newspapers… DAILY EXPRESS Tottenham have been forced to abandon plans to sign Arda Guler in the summer with the midfielder now set to stay at Real Madrid. Liverpool target Johan Bakayoko has reportedly piqued the interest of their Premier League rivals Brentford. Tottenham have reportedly been told…

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Man City knocked out of the Champions League: Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham enjoys ‘beautiful’ win as Pep Guardiola rues missed chances | Football News

Jude Bellingham revelled in Real Madrid’s “beautiful” penalty shootout win over Manchester City which sent his side into the Champions League semi-finals, while Pep Guardiola rued the holders’ missed chances in the tie. Kevin De Bruyne equalised for City after Rodrygo’s early opener at the Etihad but there was no doubt City were the dominant…

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Manchester United made Brentford look like Real Madrid during 1-1 draw, says Jamie Redknapp | Football News

Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp gave Man Utd’s performance in the dramatic 1-1 draw at Brentford a scathing assessment and questioned the desire of Erik ten Hag’s players. United looked like they had pulled off a stunning smash-and-grab when Mason Mount scored his first goal for the club six minutes into stoppage time. But Kristoffer Ajer…

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Real Talk: Nedum Onuoha opens up on how losing his mum to cancer impacted his career | Football News

Nedum Onuoha has opened up on his grief at losing his mother during his playing career and revealed his regret over being “a good professional” rather than “a good son” during her final months. Onuoha describes his mum, Dr Anthonia Onuoha – who was also his agent – as “the most important person in my…

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Man City to face Real Madrid in Champions League quarter-finals while Arsenal draw Bayern Munich | Football News

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final while Arsenal were drawn against Bayern Munich. Arsenal will host Bayern in the first leg as former Tottenham star Harry Kane returns to north London. Holders City must overcome Real once again to defend their crown after trouncing the 14-time winners last season in…

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Real Sociedad 1-2 PSG (agg 1-4): Kylian Mbappe double sees visitors safely into quarter-finals | Football News

Kylian Mbappe put his weekend controversy behind him to fire PSG into the Champions League quarter-finals with a double in a 4-1 aggregate win against Real Sociedad. Mbappe courted headlines on Friday when pictured sitting with his family in the stands after he was substituted at half-time of PSG’s goalless draw at Monaco, but showed…

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