Pacquiao defeats Bradley to regain title

(Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title on Saturday and avenge a highly controversial loss to the American in June 2012. Two judges scored the fight 116-112 for Pacquiao, while a third saw it as a 118-110 win for the Filipino. In their previous fight, Bradley was awarded a split decision victory that many observers felt Pacquiao had won clearly. “He threw a lot […]

Pacquiao regains WBO welterweight title; Bradley says Pacquiao was the “better fighter”

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao won over Timothy Bradley, reclaiming the World Boxing Organization Welterweight title via unanimous decision. After 12 grueling rounds, the three judges’ score cards all favored the Filipino southpaw over the orthodox (right-handed)  Bradley with 116-112, 116-112, 118-110, after the boxing match in the packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April13 (April 12 in the U.S.) Pacquiao lost the welterweight title belt  to Bradley in 2012.  But this […]

Tim Bradley And Manny Pacquiao make weight for title fight in Las Vegas

  (Reuters) — Challenger Manny Pacquiao weighed in at 145 pounds for his welterweight title fight against American Tim Bradley in Las Vegas on Friday (April 11). Bradley weighed in at 145.5 pounds. Pacquiao is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many different weight divisions. A three-time Fighter of the Year, Pacquiao’s resumé includes victories over Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Márquez among others. From 2008 to 2010, five of his seven victories were world title victories […]

Idle Rangers clinch playoff spot

(Reuters) – The New York Rangers clinched a NHL playoff spot without taking the ice on Monday, punching their ticket by virtue of New Jersey’s 1-0 loss to Calgary. The Idle Rangers, currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, have lost their last two games but gained some consolation in their return to the post-season. With just three regular season games remaining, New York (43-31-5) still have a chance to move further up the standings and […]

Hamilton wins Bahrain thriller for Mercedes

(Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a duel with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in a floodlit night race full of overtaking and wheel-to-wheel battles. The win – in Formula One’s 900th grandprix – was the Briton’s second in a row, the 24th of his career and also a second successive one-two for a team in a class of their own and with two drivers free […]

Expect the unexpected at next week’s Masters

(Reuters) – As the first of the season’s four major championships, the Masters has always been the most keenly anticipated, a veritable golfing ‘rite of spring’ that brings together the game’s leading players in Augusta, Georgia. This year, that sense of expectation is especially heightened with the list of likely winners deeper than ever and multiple champion Tiger Woods a notable absentee for the first time in his career after having surgery to repair a […]

Nets clinch playoff berth win with over Rockets

(Reuters) – The red-hot Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth and continued their season turnaround with a 105-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Joe Johnson scored 32 points and the Nets (40-33) won their 14th consecutive home game to reach the playoffs for the second straight season. Things did not look so promising early on in the season for Brooklyn under first-year coach Jason Kidd. Kidd’s leadership was questioned when the team started […]

Play ball! Opening Day filled with early surprises

(Reuters) – Opening Day unfolded across the United States on Monday with the promise of warmer days, the familiar scent of hot dogs sizzling on the grill and a batch of surprises in Major League Baseball’s annual day of celebration. Unlikely players gave New York Mets fans hope at chilly Citi Field before the Washington Nationals rescued a 9-7 win in 10 innings with the help of a career-high four runs batted in by number […]

NFL’s Rice indicted on assault charge after fight with fiancée

(Reuters) – The National Football League’s Ray Rice, a Pro Bowl running back, was indicted on Thursday on a charge of aggravated assault after his arrest last month for fighting with his fiancée in an Atlantic City casino, the county prosecutor’s office said. Police arrested Rice, who plays for the Baltimore Ravens and is known for his anti-bullying advocacy, and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, shortly before 3 a.m. on February 15 at the Revel Casino […]