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Ticket demand for tonight's Rangers-Giants World Series Game One remains very high, with the game remaining among StubHub's top-selling events for a third consecutive day yesterday. Secondary market prices remain at about $800 per ticket, with standing room ticket listings now having creeped up to $600 each, up from $420 each at the beginning of the week. Giants Managing VP/Ticket Sales & Services Russ Stanley said last night demand in his office for tickets for tonight's game and Game Two tomorrow were the most intense in his 20 years with the club. "There's definitely a lot more pressure than in '02 [the Giants' last World Series appearance]. Our Rolodexes are all a lot bigger than they were back then, and everybody with the club is hearing from a lot of people we haven't heard from in a long time. And it's definitely different than '07 [when the Giants hosted the MLB All-Star Game]. We had a slightly bigger season-ticket base then, but we also had a much longer lead time to deal with demand for that. This is obviously so intense now, dealing with everything in basically a five-day window. ... But I wouldn't trade this, even with the pressure, for anything. It's absolutely what we all work toward." Stanley said he personally received more than 400 e-mail requests for tickets immediately after the Giants clinched the NL pennant on Saturday. "I had a lot of trouble getting it below 280 or so on Monday. I'd clear one out, and another would come in. [Tuesday] was a little better. It's more about fine tuning everything now." Stanley added he is now pushing a lot of requests to StubHub, MLB's official fan-to-fan marketplace.
The Nov. 13 Top Rank Boxing PPV featuring Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito gets a run of mainstream exposure in the coming weeks, led off by Pacquiao’s appearance on the November cover of American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines. The magazine debuts on Monday, with circulation of about 315,000 across the entire fleet. That night, Pacquiao is slated to appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” along with Will Ferrell. Pacquiao also will be featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Nov. 7, with Bob Simon reporting a story that has been in the works since February. In addition to shooting in the Philippines, Simon and the CBS crew have shadowed Pacquiao since he arrived in L.A. Saturday night, joining him for sparring, road work and meals with his vast inner circle. Interviews with Pacquiao, promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach are scheduled for this week. Meanwhile, Pacquiao is scheduled to appear at a campaign rally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Friday night in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, who was elected to Congress in the Philippines in May, will endorse Reid, who is locked in a tight race with Tea Party-backed Republican Sharron Angle.