Breaking: Pacquiao defeats Bradley via unanimous decision

(Eagle News) — Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao defeated American boxer Timothy Bradley Jr., via unanimous decision in a fight that saw “Pacman” at his best in 12 rounds. What was dubbed as Pacquiao’s final fight was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. After the fight, Pacquiao, in an interview, said he would definitely retire. “Physically, I’m still okay, I can still fight. But I’ve made my decision to go back […]

Boxing: Pacquiao prepares for Vegas farewell

LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao will climb into a boxing ring for what could be the last time here on Saturday with the Filipino icon aiming to deliver an explosive finale to his glittering 21-year career against American rival Tim Bradley. Eleven months after being outpointed by Floyd Mayweather in the “Fight of the Century”, Pacquiao has vowed to hang up his gloves to pursue a career in politics after Saturday’s welterweight bout […]

Pacman’s former conditioning coach now in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Alex Ariza, former conditioning coach of the People’s Champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is now in the Philippines and answers several questions regarding his career. Watch the accompanying video for the exclusive interview by Eagle News reporter Ben Bernaldez. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing and Uploaded by Vince Alvin Villarin)

Security forces launch anti-terrorism training exercise ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazilian troops launched a series of security exercises on Wednesday (April 6) with a focus on Rio de Janeiro and anti-terrorism security during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Commandos in full gear rappelled down helicopters with dogs and weapons, taking up defensive positions around Olympic facilities. The Rio drills are part of a larger anti-terrorism training program ordered by Brazilian authorities following last month’s Brussels’ bombings. Dozens of police officers […]

Boxing: From $20 to $20 million, Pacquiao’s journey to final payday

  LAS Vegas, United States (AFP) — Twenty-one years after clambering through the ropes for his first professional fight, Manny Pacquiao will make the long walk to the ring for what could well be the final time on Saturday in Las Vegas. It will complete one of the most vivid rags-to-riches journeys in a sport that is famous for them, an odyssey which has taken him from a $20 purse to a reported $20 million payday […]

Pacquiao and Bradley talk ahead of Saturday’s title fight

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, United States (Reuters) – An emotional Manny Pacquiao and his opponent Tim Bradley held their final news conference ahead of their WBO welterweight title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, 37, and Bradley, 32, will meet on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, the venue for their two previous encounters. Pacquiao, who was controversially beaten by Bradley when they first met in 2012, gained revenge in their […]

Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of his fight with Bradley

LAS Vegas (Eagle News) — Manny Pacquiao and timothy Bradley arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday (April 5) ahead of their third fight which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden. Saturday’s fight will be the third meeting between the two at the same venue as their two previous encounters. American Bradley, 32, controversially beat Pacquiao when they first met in 2012 but the Filipino gained revenge in their 2014 re-match, scoring a unanimous […]

Fraud investigation will not slow Olympic construction, Rio official says

  RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – Olympic authorities in Rio de Janeiro said they are confident sporting venues will be delivered on time for the 2016 Olympics when they kick-off here in August despite the opening of an investigation into supposed irregularities at a venue under suspicion of corruption. The director of the Municipal Olympic Company, Roberto Ainbinder, on Monday (April 4) said the venues were on schedule even though a federal court has […]

NBA’s LeBron tops Power 100 list for third straight year

(Courtesy Reuters) — LeBron James and Stephen Curry grabbed the top spots on the Horrow Sports/MVPindex Power 100 as the NBA dominated the rankings released on Tuesday with 24 players on the list that evaluates an athlete’s brand and marketability. It marked the third consecutive year that James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, topped the list while Curry, who led the Golden State Warriors to an NBA title last year, shot into second place […]

FIFA President denies links to “Panama Papers” scandal

  ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino released a statement on Tuesday (April 5) denying involvement with companies implicated in the Panama leaks shortly after an article by Britain’s Guardian newspaper said the leaks showed contracts co-signed by Infantino in his role as director of legal services at UEFA, with an Argentine firm that bought TV rights for European continental competitions. “As I previously stated, I never personally dealt with Cross Trading nor […]

Football: Infantino implicated in Panama Papers – report

  BERLIN, Germany (AFP) —  The signature of new FIFA president Gianni Infantino has cropped up in the so-called “Panama Papers” in connection with questionable TV rights sales in South America, the German newspaper behind the mass leaks reported on Tuesday. Swiss-Italian lawyer Infantino, 46, succeeded the suspended Sepp Blatter in February as the head of FIFA, which is reeling from the arrests of leading officials last year, as well as the clouds over the […]