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 ...

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

May 6, 2015

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night. It is just the latest fallout from Mayweather’s victory ...

Mayweather hits jackpot

May 4, 2015

Mayweather hits jackpot

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The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind-boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures ...