Displaying all posts for Sports

Pacquiao returns a hero in Manila, gears for new fight

MANILA (Reuters) – Seven-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao returned to a hero’s welcome in the Philippines on Friday, with his next fight likely to be in the political ring as he prepares to run for Congress in next May’s elections.

Pacquiao wins 7th world title

MANILA – Pound-for-pound king and now WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao made boxing history after defeating Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto in their “Firepower” bout Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (Sunday in Manila).

In Pacquiao’s Corner, a Dysfunctional Entourage

By GREG BISHOP LOS ANGELES — The condominium looks like a fraternity house, not the resting place for boxing royalty. Stained carpets cover the floor. Dart boards hang from the wall. Bowls of food, half-eaten leftovers, line the kitchen.

Manny Pacquiao makes it to the cover of TIME magazine

Championships in six different weight divisions, check. Beat the “Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya, check. Appear on two nationally televised US talk shows, check. Toss ceremonial pitch at a Major League Baseball game, check. Make the cover of TIME Magazine, check.

Palace dissuades lawmakers from watching Pacquiao bout

By Jam Sisante – While admitting that Malacañang is powerless to stop them, a Palace official on Wednesday sought to dissuade lawmakers from going to Las Vegas to watch boxing icon Manny Pacquiao mix it up with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

Le Tour De Filipinas: U.C.I. okays 2010 Padyak Pinoy Tour as part of Asian Continental Circuit

The Philippines makes an emphatic—and perhaps even dramatic—return to the world cycling map with the staging of the 2010 Padyak Pinoy Tour of the Philippines, a four-stage road cycling competition that would pit the country’s cream of the crop against foreign rivals not only from Asia but also from Read more »