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

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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. ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

Jul 7, 2015

WBO strips Mayweather of welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao in May, missed ...

Jun 23, 2015

De La Hoya mulls return to ring

Oscar De La Hoya, boxing’s former “Golden Boy” who retired in 2008, is considering a comeback at age 42, telling ESPN Monday he is 50-50 on a ring return. In a report on the sports television network’s website, De la Hoya said that he ...