Manny Pacquiao returns to the Philippines, considers joining the Olympics

MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao returned to the Philippines on Thursday (April 14) after his victory against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. Pacquiao, who bounced back from a controversial split-decision defeat to Bradley in 2012 with a decisive win two years later, delivered the final blow in their welterweight clash as all three judges scored it 116-110 in his favour. Family members accompanied the Filipino boxer at Manila’s international airport as he […]

PBA: Barangay Ginebra routs Meralco, assured of best-of-three in quarters

  CUBAO, PHILIPPINES (Eagle News) – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel put a damper on Meralco’s elimination round finale with a coast-to-coast victory in Wednesday’s PBA Commissioner’s Cup action at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. LA Tenorio brought out a vintage performance of 20 points off a perfect six-for-six from the foul line and seven-for-12 shooting from the field in 34 minutes on the floor. Othyus Jeffers also flirted with a triple double, finishing with 11 points, […]

PBA: Twin Marks provide spark for Star’s playoff-clinching win over Mahindra

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) – Two Marks personified the fighting spirit of the Star Hotshots to secure an 86-73 victory over the Mahindra Enforcers in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Playing with its backs against the wall, guards Mark Barroca and Mark Cruz delivered when it mattered for the Hotshots of Jason Webb to give the rookie head coach his first playoffs appearance. Cruz, the rookie […]

NBA: Bryant prepares farewell, Warriors chase history

by Rob Woollard LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The eyes of the basketball world will turn to California on Wednesday as the NBA regular season draws to a close with Kobe Bryant preparing to bid farewell to the sport as the Golden State Warriors chase a place in history. A perfectly scripted finale will see Bryant play his 1,566th and final game as the Lakers host the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center for what […]

Boxing: Vintage Pacquiao wins farewell fight against Bradley

  by Rob Woollard LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) — Manny Pacquiao scored an emphatic victory over American Tim Bradley here Saturday, sealing his 21-year professional career with a vintage performance in his farewell to boxing. Pacquiao, fighting for the first time since his defeat to Floyd Mayweather last May in the “Fight of the Century”, knocked down Bradley twice on his way to a comfortable unanimous decision. The judges’ scorecards at the MGM Grand Garden […]

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 […]