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Tanduay downs AMA to keep semis bid alive

MANILA, July 24— Tanduay kept its slim hopes of making the PBA D-League Foundation Cup outright alive after a 91-80 win over AMA at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday night. The Rhum Masters showed their winning pedigree over the lowly Titans for their fourth straight victory that tied them with the Cignal …

Federer wins eighth Wimbledon title

LONDON — Roger Federer defeated seventh seed Marin Cilic in straight sets to win a record eighth Wimbledon title here on Sunday. Third-ranked Federer, 35, spent only one hour 41 minutes winning his 11th final 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. Cilic, who apparently was suffering from a left foot injury, was not in good form and even …

Pacquiao disagrees with re score, says no plans to quit

BRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao still disagrees with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn, despite an independent re-scoring of the July 2 fight, and says he has no plans to retire. On Monday, the WBO said in a statement that three of the five independent judges who …

Independent review confirms decision for Horn over Pacquiao

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao’s contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn has confirmed the outcome in favour of the Australian former schoolteacher. A Philippines government department asked the WBO to review the refereeing and the judging of the so-called “Battle of Brisbane” in Australia on …

Pacquiao backs call for WBO review of his loss to Horn

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao asked the WBO to act on a request by Philippine sports officials for a review of his welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn, saying he didn’t want to see the boxing industry “dying because of unfair decision and officiating.” While Pacquiao has accepted his defeat to Horn, who fought in his …

After shock win over Pacquiao, Horn ignoring the criticism

BRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao had already left town without saying much, even as criticism of the referee in the WBO welterweight world title fight and the judges who awarded a unanimous points decision to a previously almost anonymous Jeff Horn was still pouring in on social media. The 29-year-old Horn, a former schoolteacher who was given …

Column: No reason to cry for Manny Pacquiao after loss

Manny Pacquiao still has his name, if not his punch. That should get him another fight or two, though not at the rate of pay to which he’s become accustomed. And it’s not enough to get him a second fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., a bout that wasn’t likely to happen even before his controversial …

Pacquiao loses WBO welterweight title on points to Horn

BRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 51,000 people. The 11-time world champion entered the fight at Suncorp Stadium as a hot favourite but got more than he …

Gilas opens FIBA Asia Cup campaign vs rival China

MANILA — An early acid test awaits Gilas Pilipinas as it faces China at the start of its FIBA Asia Cup campaign in Beirut, Lebanon on August 9. A copy of the official schedule obtained by the Philippine News Agency (PNA) early Saturday, says Gilas will take on China in the very first game of …

Pacquiao’s title on the line vs Horn in ‘Battle of Brisbane’

BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao has ducked and weaved, has been accused of being late and rude, and of thinking more about a Floyd Mayweather rematch than his WBO welterweight world title fight against Jeff Horn. Pacquiao and Horn easily made weight at the Saturday morning weigh-in, and the Filipino senator did a quick TV …

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