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Saturday will be full of action for sports fans. There is the Red Sox game, the Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup Final Game 5, the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight and a somewhat big game between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. Fans were given at least one less conflict to worry about, though, when Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, announced Friday that the start of the fight would be delayed until Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals ends. Pacquiao, and eight-division champion and congressman in his native Philippines, is a huge Celtics fan. "I'm not waiting for Manny's request on this...
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LAS VEGAS—Famous athletes are known for having their favorite players and teams in other sports. Some such as current welterweight camp Manny Pacquiao can take their fandom to a whole other level.
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Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten in 15 straight fights dating back to 2005, looked to be well on his way to retaining his WBO welterweight title in a fight against unbeaten challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. on Saturday night. That is, until the judges had their say. In a stunning turn of events, the judges handed Bradley the victory in a split decision, despite nearly every statistic and pair...
Filipinos expressed shock and some wept Sunday after Manny Pacquiao's loss to undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley in a close Las Vegas bout.
Pacquiao's defeat by split decision late-Saturday at the MGM Grand arena ended his impressive seven-year unbeaten run that turned him into a wealthy boxing superstar and a national hero in impoverished Philippines.
Randall Bailey, trailing on all three ringside scorecards, landed a huge right uppercut to stop Mike Jones in the 11th round Saturday night and win a piece of the 147-pound title.
Bailey, who dropped Jones the round earlier with a right hand, put him down late in the 11th and referee Tony Weeks waved the fight to a close at 2:52 of the round as Jones struggled to get off the canvas...
Ever since the 1960s, when the Boston Celtics emerged as the most decorated franchise in the NBA, nothing less than a championship has satisfied the team or its fans.
This year's team may have changed that.
Overcoming age and injuries to make it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the more-heralded Miami Heat, the Celtics bowed out of the playoffs on Saturday...
NBA coaching is about x’s and o’s, sure, but it’s also about psychology. It’s about encouraging a group of 15 players that the system works, and will work, even if it just failed. It’s about walking into a deflated locker room and becoming a dragon that breathes hope. It’s about walking into a joyous locker room and letting everyone know there’s still plenty more...
Manny Pacquiao tried to turn his welterweight title fight with
Timothy Bradley into a brawl, but it was Bradley who won a split
decision to end a remarkable run by the Filipino fighter.
Standing across from Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night isn’t the man that everyone wanted (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) and it isn’t the man that was Pacquiao’s first choice (Cotto) but nonetheless, it remains a tough challenge for him as he takes on Timothy Bradley. Related posts:
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Well, it’s all over for the Celtics. However, an enemy of many Celtics fans had some nice things to say about head coach Doc Rivers. LeBron James told ESPN’s Doris Burke, after the Heat defeated the Celtics 101-88 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, that he thinks River is “one hell of a coach.” He commented on how well Rivers prepares his team. James closed out the...
Why such results?
1. David Stern style.
2. UFC and Boxing are merging.
3. Team Money.
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LeBron played an amazing game and the Heat deserved to win this one. That said, Saturday will be another day. The fans who stuck around deserve major props for their "Let's Go Celtics" chant the final few minutes of the game. And the team definitely heard you. In his post game interview Ray Allen mentioned talking to KG on the bench during the chant and calling the...