Aug 4, 2016

Boxing legend Pacquiao to make November comeback

Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring later this year to fight World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, the Filipino boxing star’s manager said on Wednesday. “Retirement doesn’t suit Manny right now,” Michael Koncz told the Los Angeles Times. “It is amazing what ...

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

Jun 4, 2016

Ali's death sparks memories of epic 'Thrilla in Manila'

From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation on Saturday grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight between him and Joe Frazier. “We lost a giant today,” Pacquiao, the ...

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

| May 28, 2016

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio


Whether or not the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allows professional boxers to compete at the Olympics for the first time at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games, the idea has sparked widespread criticism. The sport’s world governing body reportedly plans to finalize its decision ...

May 10, 2016

Pacquiao close to Philippine Senate win

Boxing great Manny Pacquiao appears to have won a seat in the Philippine Senate, according to unofficial results. Pacquiao has garnered more than 15 million votes, with about 93 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday. That places him eighth among candidates for 12 Senate seats, ...

Apr 28, 2016

Pacquiao continues senatorial campaign despite kidnap threat

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate, barnstorming in a province south of Manila despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao said Thursday he doubted the threat but would not ignore it, ...

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Apr 10, 2016

Pacquiao beats Bradley via unanimous decision

Manny Pacquiao may not be ready for retirement just quite yet. Pacquiao returned from the biggest loss of his career with a bang Saturday night, knocking down Timothy Bradley twice on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision in their welterweight showdown. Pacquiao shook ...

Apr 9, 2016

Pacquiao vows dramatic last bout

Manny Pacquiao promised to deliver an action-packed finale to his 21-year boxing career on Friday as he prepared to climb into the ring for the last time. The 37-year-old Filipino boxing superstar takes on longtime rival Tim Bradley on Saturday in what he says ...

Feb 18, 2016

Nike cuts ties with boxer Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike. The company issued a release Wednesday saying it has dropped the Filipino boxer after he was quoted as saying gay people “are worse than animals.” Nike called Pacquiao’s comments “abhorrent” ...

Oct 13, 2015

Pacquiao awaits return to training

Manny Pacquiao said Monday that his surgically repaired shoulder is 80-90 percent healed and he expects to resume training in November or December, with a return to the ring in March. Pacquiao acknowledged that Amir Khan was a possible opponent, but added no determination ...

Sep 17, 2015

Pacquiao fine with no Mayweather rematch

Manny Pacquiao doubts he will have a rematch with Floyd Mayweather because the American says he’s retiring. And besides, boxing is not his priority these days. Mayweather beat Pacquiao in boxing’s richest fight in May, and after he defeated Andre Berto last week for ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup


China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...