Martial, Rooney score in ManU win

first_imgBURNLEY, England (AP):Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney made the most of rare starts by scoring first-half goals in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League yesterday, lifting the team to within a point of the Champions League qualification positions.With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured and Marcus Rashford rested, Martial started as the centre forward and opened the scoring in the 21st minute at Turf Moor after exchanging passes with Ander Herrera on a quick counterattack.Rooney, playing on the left wing for only his third appearance in two and a half months, scored United’s second goal – with the aid of a slight deflection – from close range in the 39th after Martial had a shot saved.United stayed in fifth place but are now a point behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with the cross-town rivals meeting in an eagerly anticipated derby match at City’s Etihad Stadium on Thursday.Unbeaten in the league in 23 matches, United will go into the derby with confidence and with options in attack in the absence of Ibrahimovic, who sustained a serious knee-ligament injury in the Europa League match against Anderlecht on Thursday.BENCHED FOR ATTITUDERashford played 120 minutes against Anderlecht, so Jose Mourinho began with the 19-year-old striker on the bench and handed a start to Martial, days after the United manager warned the France international that he wanted to see an improvement in his attitude.Martial impressed with his movement and work rate, while his goal is set to cost United €10 million owing to a reported clause in his contract that says Monaco is owed that sum if Martial reaches 25 competitive goals for the English club. Martial moved to United for an initial £36 million (then US$55.5 million) in September 2015.Burnley have one of the strongest home records in the league and Mourinho made eight changes to the team that beat Anderlecht 2-1, making the prospect of an upset somewhat likelier.United – in the middle of a grueling run of games domestically and in Europe – coped well in the circumstances and avenged a frustrating 0-0 draw at Old Trafford in the first game between the teams, when United had 37 shots at goal but couldn’t beat Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.last_img read more

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Sore left arm keeps Sharapova out of Cincinnati event

first_imgMaria Sharapova of Russia competes against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 1 of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 31, 2017 in Stanford, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPFive-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury.The move came a week after the former world number one from Russia withdrew from a WTA event in Toronto from the injury she suffered in a second-round match at Stanford, where she withdrew after her opening-round victory.ADVERTISEMENT Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Sharapova, the 2011 Cincinnati champion, arrived Friday and made the decision to withdraw after consulting with the event medical staff on Saturday.“I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I want to thank the tournament for the wildcard opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year.”Sharapova was due to play French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round. Either a qualifier or lucky loser will replace her in the draw. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings The injury cast more doubt over Sharapova’s participation at the US Open, which starts in New York on August 28. Due to her low ranking, Sharapova would need a wild card to play in the main draw of the tournament.Sharapova suffered the injury while playing in her first US match in more than two years, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener.She had not played in the US since March of 2015 due in part to a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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Blue Eagles misfire, lose confidence in defeat to Tamaraws

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo rarely saw its shots fall against Far Eastern University in their Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.What did go down was, as head coach Tab Baldwin said, the team’s collective confidence.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Our defense seemed to lack the last 10 percent of effort that it needs to have an impact on a good offensive team and tonight FEU was a good offensive team. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Ex-Blue Eagles Tolentino, Cani star for FEU in Final Four Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “Can’t really tell you how, we just shot the ball badly,” said Baldwin, whose team went 3-of-10 in uncontested shots. “I thought we executed well in the first half.”And as Ateneo failed to find the bottom of the net on a consistent basis, the Tamaraws had a field day.FEU shot 31-of-63 from the field for 49 percentand converted 8-of-19 from deep.The Tamaraws also went 28-of-60, 47 percent, on their contested shots.“The big issue was our defense, FEU’s confidence was really great,” said Baldwin. “Almost all of their shots were contested and I don’t think our contests had any sort of vigor to them.”ADVERTISEMENT “I think our confidence kind of went down,” said Baldwin after a 80-67 loss to the Tamaraws Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I hate to see that because with young kids you don’t ever want to see their confidence erode a little bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneAteneo shot 26-of-71 from the field good for 37 percent and nearly half of those attempts were 3-pointers.The Blue Eagles chucked up 32 attempts from long distance and made just 10, but what made things difficult for the top seed were missing open shots. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Racela, TNT looking for more improvements to roster

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “There’s always a possibility. We’ve gone through these as looking for improvement,” said Racela told reporters after his team got eliminated in the quarterfinals after a 106-93 loss to top seed San Miguel Beer on Tuesday.The addition of Cruz did wonders for the KaTropa, who had been longing for another offensive weapon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCruz averaged 17 points in his first two games for the KaTropa, but struggled against the Beermen scoring only three points on 1-of-7 shooting from the field with seven turnovers.“With the new guys that we brought in, we know we’ll be good. Jericho has only been with us for two weeks, three weeks and we like what we saw. It’s time for him to fully adjust. We have enough time during the break of the season,” said Racela.  Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Racela also did not want to reveal too much asked about TNT’s import for the Commissioner’s Cup.“We have a short list, but we’re still looking at the timing and availability of some names. We’ll come up with the decision maybe by next week,” he said.“Of course, Joshua is there. But Joshua right now is still playing in Japan. So he’s in game shape. But no more names as of now, but Joshua is part of the short list,” he added, referring to Joshua Smith.TNT went to the Commissioner’s Cup Finals last year with Smith, known for his heft and inside dominance, in tow, but lost to San Miguel in six games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nash Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt seems like TNT isn’t done in making changes to its roster. The KaTropa acquired Jericho Cruz late last month in a trade with Rain or Shine and coach Nash Racela said “there’s always a possibility” for a lineup shakeup.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Fajardo, Beermen step up for coach LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Che’Lu zeroes in on crown

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSamboy de Leon hit the big shots late for Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian as it pulled off a huge 107-103 Game 1 victory against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The former Magnolia forward nailed the go-ahead triple with 1:19 to play that gave the Revellers a 104-101 lead with 1:19 remaining and took the air out of the Jawbreakers.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames De Leon finished with 18 points, shooting 4-of-5 from three-point territory, to go with five rebounds and three assists.CJ Perez kept things interesting with his two foul shots in the final 39.1, but that was quickly negated by a huge undergoal stab from Michael Calisaan with 28.8 seconds left, 106-103.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownZark’s-Lyceum failed to find its mark from that point on, as Allyn Bulanadi put on the finishing touches with a split before Ryan Costelo intercepted the ensuing possession to seal the deal for Che’Lu-San Sebastian.Alfred Batino contributed 17 points and 10 boards, while Calisaan punched in 15 and 12. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Bulanadi and Costelo both had 13 points in the victory.“Both teams deserved to win but it was in the end game where the difference was our defense. It was a good comeback for our team,” said coach Stevenson Tiu as Che’Lu-San Sebastian survived the absence of leading scorer Jeff Viernes, who was called up by GlobalPort in the PBA.The Revellers won the battle of the boards, 60-48, while also going 10-of-25 from threes.Che’Lu-San Sebastian has a chance to claim the crown in Game 2 on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Jaycee Marcelino paced Zark’s-Lyceum with 23 points, eight rebounds, four steals, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vidakovic sets club record target for Ceres-Negros in tricky match vs Home United Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Stephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVP’s shooting

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES “It’s something to talk about and we obviously lost so you can try to pinpoint stuff or reasons,” Curry said. “And obviously I didn’t have to talk to any of y’all to wake up and know I didn’t play well in Game 2. That doesn’t change my outlook on the series or what I need to do. If I don’t shoot the ball well in Game 3 it won’t change a thing about the way I approach the next one. You come to the game with the right intentions, the right approach and more times than not it will work out in your favor.”Curry feels great physically. He missed nearly six weeks with a sprained left knee he injured March 23 before he came back for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against New Orleans. Coach Steve Kerr believes it’s far tougher to return from an injury during the pressure-packed playoffs, with no time to ease in with games that don’t matter or have near the same magnitude.“I think Steph’s healthy, he’s moving fine,” Kerr said. “But this is more rhythm than anything. You come back from six weeks in the regular season, chances are you’re going to have a game where nobody’s focused and the other team’s playing their fourth in five nights and the defense isn’t that tough and you make a bunch of 3s and you just feel good.”The playoffs, Kerr said, are like facing the best pitcher in the World Series night after night.Curry is up for the challenge.“Just waking up every day with optimism and confidence in myself and where I’m at. That’s all I can really kind of speak on,” Curry said. “There isn’t time to kind of coast or ease your way into it, especially with the intensity and pressure and all that stuff, so you’ve got to be ready.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) stands on the court during a break in the action during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry has absolutely no concerns about his 3-point touch, so he’s counting on the first one he takes going in.“I have confidence in myself and my teammates have confidence in me to do what I need to do,” the two-time MVP said Friday. “Never worry about it because I know how hard I work at it. It’s not a false sense of confidence. I know how hard I work at what I do.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’ve gone 0 for 11 before shooting 3s, 1 for 8. Whatever the case is, you’re always shooting that next shot with the optimism and the confidence that it’s going in,” Curry said. “So you can work on stuff in between practices and games and get your rhythm, just seeing the ball go in, work on your mechanics, but never lose confidence in myself ever. And that’ll never change.”During his extensive shooting work Friday, Curry yelled out “Ahhh!” in frustration a few times. He hollered “Oh my goodness!” and “Crazier things have happened!”Durant just shook his head and noted, “If you worry about missed 3s with Steph Curry …” then carried on about the Houston defense and how impressed he is that Curry has improvised and taken opportunities to drive to the rim when the Rockets switch out on him in an effort to protect the 3-point line.Curry referred to his personal shooting coach, Bruce Fraser, as “sensei,” or teacher. They talk in depth about what kind of workout Curry needs on any given day to feel right with his shot .Curry understands the scrutiny. Golden State took a 127-105 beating from Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets on Wednesday night in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT His teammates and coach also say enough with the panic about Curry already. Kevin Durant doesn’t even want to hear about any shooting struggles: he considers Curry the best shooter on the planet, and so be it if he shows he’s human, too, once in a while. This is after all the same sweet shooter who broke his own NBA record for 3s in a single season by hitting 402 in 2015-16.“When Steph misses a shot everybody gets up in arms about it. That’s how great he is. So many people expect him to make every single shot. Sometimes it doesn’t happen,” Durant said. “I knew the next couple days was going to be about Steph struggling to shoot the ball but that’s the last thing I worry about with Steph. I’ve just got so much confidence in him on the offensive side of the basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownStill, Curry has just one 3-pointer in each of the first two games of the Warriors’ Western Conference finals series with the Rockets as the best-of-seven showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for Game 3 on Sunday night notched at 1 game apiece.He is shooting 15 for 34 overall from the floor, missing 11 of his 13 3-point tries.last_img read more

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Matthysse ‘100 percent confident’ he will beat Pacquiao

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We trained really, really hard for this fight,” he said.The 35-year-old Matthysse is deemed as a dangerous opponent for Pacquiao, who is making his ring return a little over a year after losing his WBO title to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.Matthysse hit the heavy bag on Tuesday during a closed-door training at a makeshift gym along the hotel driveway.Pacquiao and Matthysse got the red carpet treatment upon their grand arrival at Le Meridien Tuesday morning.The 39-year-old Pacquiao arrived in the Malaysian capital Monday night around 8 p.m. on board a chartered plane.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsKUALA LUMPUR — Lucas Matthysse remains unfazed days away from the biggest fight of his life when he meets Manny Pacquiao in the ring on July 15 here.Matthysse has never faced an opponent near the class of Pacquiao, who is boxing’s only eight-division champion, but the hard-hitting Argentine is eager to end the Filipino ring icon’s career for good.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Comfortable’ Matthysse calls Malaysia home as Pacquiao fight nears LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “100 percent confident,” Matthysse, the current WBA welterweight champion, said on Tuesday at Le Meridien Hotel through an interpreter when asked how confident he is in retaining his belt.WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse has arrived. pic.twitter.com/x4du89sL9qFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) July 10, 2018last_img read more

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Pacman: Broner first, Mayweather later

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “We will fight for sure,” said Pacquiao in Filipino. “Everything will be discussed after the Broner fight.”Mayweather famously announced “May-Pac2” via an Instagram post that went viral saying he will take on Pacquiao this December.But as expected, boxing’s only remaining standard bearers soon realized that the fight of such magnitude sure calls for longer, more deliberate buildup to optimize its revenue.Pacquiao turned back the clock against Matthysse, in a dominant display. The Filipino icon, also a senator, registered the 60th win and his first knockout in a long while.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao said he will instead face Mayweather possibly on May 5 or Cinco de Mayo, a date that has become a tradition for big-time boxing fights.He said he will train even harder than he did against Lucas Matthysse in July. He knocked the Argentinian out for his first KO win in nine years.“I will try my best if I can finish him (Broner) off early,” said Pacquiao of the dangerous 29-year-old American, who has a colorful life on and off the ring.Pacquiao and Mayweather clashed in 2015  in the biggest fight in all combat sports that grossed a reported $400 million.And while it generated mixed response because the thrill did not match the hype, the sequel has gained ground since they bumped into each other last month in a music festival in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “It’s 90 percent sure,” said Pacquiao, who added that he’d like the Broner fight on Jan. 12 because he wants to be back in the Senate by the 19th.Las Vegas, site of Pacquiao’s many victories, is the likely venue although the Filipino legend did not confirm it right away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPacquiao also confirmed he’s now aligned with boxing promoter Al Haymon, who handles both Mayweather and Broner, and his MP promotions will be copromoting his January fight.Mayweather is reportedly fighting in December against UFC bad boy Khabib Nurmagomedov, who demolished superstar Conor McGregor in a fight that ended in a full-blown brawl recently. Roaring Red Lions LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Before ending his career with a megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right), Manny Pacquiao will look for a sterling victory against Adrien Broner (left). —AFPBoxing great Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday night formally announced he’s fighting Adrien Broner in January before taking on fellow megastar Floyd Mayweather Jr. once again in May as he tries to put on a fitting finish to his sterling career.Training starts next week for the sitting senator, who confirmed that he will square off with dangerous four-division champ Broner either on Jan. 12 or 19, in a fight that will also serve as a tune-up to a second clash with Mayweather.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Expect a furious Pacquiao-Broner showdown

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “If Broner lands cleaner punches and ups his work rate a little bit, he can win the fight,” Garcia, who lost by decision to Shawn Porter in September for the WBC welterweight title, explained.Perfect conditioning should prove a key factor in the fight.Garcia’s only other loss was by split decision in Marh 2017 to highly ranked Keith Thurman who, by the way, sees Broner shining against Pacquiao.Thurman said he was greatly impressed by how Broner drew with Jesse Vargas.Broner, unpredictable and aloft, was said to have started working in the gym two weeks ago.Pacquiao, for his part, was reportedly playing regular night basketball to stay in shape. He’s expected to fly back from California right after the press tour to set up camp.He can’t afford to squander his limited training time.Broner will definitely be a lot stronger and tougher than Pacquiao’s last foe, Lucas Matthysse, who was counted out on his knees after repeatedly sinking without being properly hurt or hit.Broner, without saying a word, promises to be a raging opposite of the disgraced Argentine, who had no choice but exit from boxing after his shameless willing fall in Kuala Lumpur in July.Related stories: Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao, Broner bout confirmed for January 19 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH Azkals not taking Timor lightly Manny Pacquiao. APWBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) will be an overwhelming favorite in his January title defense against Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs).Broner, 29, listed as a former world titlist, is a full decade younger than the legendary fighting Filipino senator, an eight-division world title winner.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Vargas and Broner fought to a draw last April.The battle-tested Danny Garcia, highly ranked and respected welterweight who, in 2015, stopped the then unbeaten Amir Khan, however, said he’s picking Broner to upset Pacquiao.“I know a lot of people are picking Pacquiao,” Garcia said. “I’m going for Broner in an upset. He’s younger.”Nothing much is known about Broner, but he has a reputation for explosiveness; he also appears to be very tough, rugged and untamed.Garcia, who has fought with the best in his class, including Erik Morales, Robert Guerrero, and Zab Judah, said people might think Pacquiao would easily outwork Broner, but they could be in for a surprise.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pacquiao will be 40 by the time of the big fight slated at MGM Grand Las Vegas on Jan. 19. Based on their respective records and experience, there could be a brewing mismatch, a big yawn.Pacquiao and Broner are scheduled for a two-city—New York and Los Angeles—press tour next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBefore the fight could be announced by Premier Boxing Champions, there were many who wondered if Broner deserved to be on the same stage with Pacquiao.Freddie Roach said he saw Pacquaio easily outworking Broner; while Jesse Vargas, whom Pacquiao dethroned as WBO welterweight champion in 2016, said Broner was not in the same level with Pacquiao. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Hype on for Pacquiao vs Broner Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Manny Pacquiao teases Floyd Mayweather rematch after January bout View commentslast_img read more

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GALLERY: Blue Eagles scrape past Fighting Maroons in UAAP Finals opener

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