Urgent call: Make it Pacquiao vs Matthysse

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Meanwhile, Bob Arum has declared Pacquiao vs Matthysse an impossibility.“I see Manny has talked about fighting Matthysse,” Arum told Boxingscene. “But that’s not gonna happen.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting For the record, Pacquiao has not bothered to comment directly on Arum’s choice of Alvarado.Yesterday, veteran sportswriter Nick Giongco reported Pacquiao has bared his choice of a next opponent.“I want Matthysse,” Giongo said Pacquiao told him during a break in the Senate Tuesday afternoon.Giongco said Pacquiao believes his own aggressive style and Matthysse’s penchant for toe-to-toe combat would make for a very compelling bout.Matthysse took the WBA 147-lb belt with a stoppage of Thailand’s Tewa Kiram last month. His record is 39 wins, 4 losses, one draw with 36 KOs.“Matthysse is the fight that I like, a fight fans would also like to see,” Giongco quoted Pacquiao as declaring.Trainer Freddie Roach has himself said he would love Pacquiao to face Matthyse next.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Teng feeling like a rookie again in reunion with Jarencio at GlobalPort Veteran promoter Bob Arum made a promise to provide something unique (and nice) for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. After a long wait, it turned out the unusual opponent Arum meant was former world title-holder Mike Alvarado.Top Rank Inc. has announced that the Pacquiao-Alvarado bout would be featured side-by-side with the WBO welterweight title defense in April of Australian Jeff Horn against the unbeaten Terence Crawford of Omaha.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alvarado is a banged-up warrior who got seriously crushed in a losing title defense against Ruslan Provodnikov in October 2013. He was stopped in 10 rounds.As noted by Philboxing.com founder and chief editor Dong Secuya, Alvarado next lost by decision to Juan Manuel Marquez in May 2014, before being stopped by Brandon Rios in three rounds in January 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It was in the last Rios loss that he seemed out of it,” Dong Secuya said.It’s a bit puzzling, but if there’s anything unique Arum has found, it could be Alvarado’s four-straight wins (against unranked foes) since his return to the ring. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

Compton rues Alaska’s freethrow woes in quarterfinals exit

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAll those missed free throws ultimately haunted Alaska in the end.The Aces muffed 12 out of their 25 free throw attempts and by simply just doing the math, they would’ve won Game 2 of their quarterfinals duel with NLEX had they made at least just half of what they missed.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Rondina at loss for words after UST’s fourth straight loss Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “We were 13-25 from ft, we missed a lot of free throws. That’s big. We lost by four. That hurts,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton after his team got swept by the Road Warriors following an 87-83 loss on Wednesday night.Compton also cited the Aces’ poor percentage from the 3-point line which he attributed to the Road Warriors’ defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were 4-of-20 from the three. Credit to their defense. They really deserved it. I wish there was something I can complain about but they really deserve it.”Despite their free throw woes and horrible outside shooting, the Aces still found themselves in great position to win the game and extend the series to a deciding Game 3 after taking an 83-80 lead with 3:01 remaining. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving But that turned out to be Alaska’s last basket as they went scoreless for the remainder of the game, missing its last five attempts from the field.Calvin Abueva led Alaska with 17 points and 16 rebounds while Ping Exciminiano added 12 points and seven rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cabagnot leads BPC stats race; Ratliffe paces imports

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Next to him is Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee (53.5 SPs), Blackwater’s Greg Smith (52.9 SPs), Phoenix’s Jameel McKay (47.7 SPs), and Alaska’s Cory Jefferson (47.4 SPs).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mahindra’s Gavina focuses on positives despite ending campaign with 2-9 card MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Chasing him in second is GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle, who isn’t far behind with a 33.4 SPs.Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar sits in third with 32.3 SPs, followed by Fajardo (32.2 SPs), and Batang Pier scorer Terrence Romeo (31.5 SPs).Rounding out the top 10 are Jayson Castro (31.3 SPs), Marcio Lassiter (31.2 SPs), Chris Ross (30.9 SPs), LA Tenorio (30.2 SPs), and Baser Amer (29.6 SPs).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeanwhile, Star’s Ricardo Ratliffe leads the Best Import race with 65.7 SPs.The returning reinforcement averaged 34.7 points, 21.0 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, and 2.0 assists in the three games he played this conference. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA player from San Miguel still owns the top spot in the Best Player of the Conference in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but this time, it’s not June Mar Fajardo, who is leading the statistical race.Alex Cabagnot made a surprise leap to be top local, netting 34.7 statistical points (SPs). He is averaging 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles for 4th straight win

first_imgOrioles: C Welington Castillo (testicular injury) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to the game. He was 0 for 3. … LHP Zach Britton (left forearm strain) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday and has another scheduled for Monday. On the disabled list since May 6 (retroactive to May 5), the All-Star closer will throw live batting practice on Thursday.Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle bruise) went 2 for 5 with an RBI for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday in his ninth rehab game. There is no timetable for his return. “Our people determined that he’s not ready to come back yet,” manager Joe Girardi said. … LHP Aroldis Chapman (left shoulder) struck out three and walked one in one inning during a simulated game against minor leaguers on Saturday morning. He has been on the DL since May 14 with rotator cuff inflammation. Chapman is scheduled to pitch one inning on Tuesday with Class A Tampa and another at Double-A Trenton on Friday. Girardi hopes that the 29-year-old can be activated next weekend in Oakland. … CF Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) will not join the club on their upcoming West Coast trip. He will work out with Trenton, although he is not expected to play in any games this week. Ellsbury has been riding an exercise bike, running on a treadmill and playing catch.UP NEXTOrioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (3-4, 5.86 ERA) tries to help Baltimore avoid a sweep in the series finale. He beat the Yankees May 31 in Baltimore despite allowing eight hits and five walks over 5 1/3 frames.Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka, originally slated to start, was pushed back to Monday in Anaheim. He has lost five straight starts during the worst stretch of his career, charged with 27 runs in 22 2/3 innings including 11 home runs. Girardi said the Yankees would announce his replacement sometime after Saturday’s game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The crazy life of boxer Johnny Tapia Tillman walked Judge and Holliday on eight straight balls with one out in the second. Castro drove a 3-0 pitch 452 feet over the Baltimore bullpen to make it 9-0, ending Tillman’s outing.Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fourth and Judge added a two-run double in the fifth. Holliday and Judge both had three of New York’s 18 hits and scored three times each.Severino earned his third consecutive win. He was perfect until walking Mark Trumbo to begin the fifth, and all of Severino’s strikeouts came on swings.Chris Davis and Joey Rickard homered for the Orioles.TRAINER’S ROOMADVERTISEMENTcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, June 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Rookie Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 19th home run and the New York Yankees connected five times in all, battering Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 16-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight win.Starlin Castro, Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Matt Holliday also homered in New York’s biggest offensive show this season. The first-place Yankees have outscored Boston and Baltimore, their closest competitors in the AL East, by 41-6 during their winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Luis Severino (5-2) pitched seven sharp innings, giving up one run and two hits. He struck out eight walked two.Tillman (1-4) was tagged for nine runs in only 1 1/3 innings. He got two quick outs to begin the first before Judge’s homer began a six-run burst.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHolliday then singled, Castro doubled and Sanchez lined a two-run single. Gregorius deposited Tillman’s next offering into the right field seats, extending the lead to 5-0, with all those runs scoring in a span of eight pitches.After Chase Headley walked and moved up on a wild pitch, Chris Carter hit an RBI single. View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao arrives in Australia, set for title fight vs Horn

first_imgView comments The fight is expected to attract a sellout crowd of about 50,000 at the outdoor Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. It is scheduled for early afternoon next Sunday, which will be Saturday evening in the United States.RELATED VIDEOSManny Pacquiao attends church ahead of fight against Jeff Horn6.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games READ: Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweightRoach, who has trained such world champions as Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Wladimir Klitschko, said Pacquiao intends to keep his world title.“He has the best work ethic in the world. He trains hard every day and we do 48 boxing rounds every day non-stop just work, work, work,” Roach said. “We are here to win the fight, we don’t take anyone lightly.”Pacquiao, who now is a Philippines senator, has a career record of 59-6-2 with 38 knockouts. The fight against Horn will be Pacquiao’s first defense of the title he won last November with a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas.The 29-year-old Horn, 16-0-1, 11 by knockout, is a 2012 Olympian.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Manny Pacquiao during training at Elorde Gym in Pasay City. He is preparing for a title defense against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Australia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao was expected to attend church and have a light training session in Brisbane on Sunday after arriving late Saturday for his July 2 world title fight defense against Australian Jeff Horn.The reigning WBO welterweight titleholder left his hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines and landed at Brisbane International Airport on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img He was escorted to his chartered A330 plane — emblazoned with “PacMan” on the back of the fuselage — by military personnel in the Philippines.The 38-year-old Pacquiao was accompanied by trainer Freddie Roach, conditioning coach Justin Fortune, sparring partner George Kambosos Jr., and other members of his entourage which his spokesman said totaled about 160.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Training is good, we did a lot of hard work, I am very excited for the fans to give a good show to show my best and in boxing ring,” he told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.“Some reports coming out of the Philippines that I haven’t been training hard are not true. It just happens that when some of our friends came around to our training camp, we weren’t doing much and people assumed I wasn’t training hard.” MOST READ Pacquiao on Horn: ‘I never underestimate my opponent’2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagelast_img read more

Letran to enjoy full-strength roster as Quinto, Calvo stay put

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend NCAA Season 93 Preview: Run-and-gun Chiefs continue chase for title China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection John Calvo PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netDespite the controversy surrounding Letran less than a week before NCAA Season 93, coach Jeff Napa is just glad to have his full roster in time for the men’s basketball wars.“We’re glad that we’re complete again and I know for myself that we’re ready coming into the battle,” the teary-eyed mentor said in Filipino during the Knights’ pep rally on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Rumors swirled the past two days that forward Bong Quinto and guard JP Calvo were sitting out this season and reportedly transferring elsewhere.But the two put an end to the issue after appearing at the pep rally, just two days before the NCAA opening on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTogether with Rey Nambatac, Quinto and Calvo are veterans who Napa expects will be a pivotal part of the Knights’ run this year.Letran opens its season against Mapua on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. View commentslast_img read more

Mocon quietly making big impact for Red Lions

first_img“This year, everyone is so focused on Robert so I have to make plays. Once they double team Robert, I get free. So when I attack, I can kick the ball out to the open man,” he said.Mocon showed the newest facet of his game as he recorded a near triple-double in San Beda’s 81-74 win over Letran on Tuesday, tallying 17 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut the 6-foot-4 forward gave all credit for his solid game to his teammates.“I just did what I always do every game, doing the extra passes, and luckily, they made their shots off my passes and I got the rebounds,” he said. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ LeBron denies Irving trade rumors: ‘#NotFacts, get another source’ View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mocon, though, wouldn’t deny that he’s taking this season, his fourth year in San Beda, differently, acknowledging that this is already the right time for him to hone his skills in preparation for the next level.“Every day, I have to make something better for me when it comes to my skills,” he said, while keeping the Red Lions’ title retention aspirations at a premium. “Every game, we just have to give it all out because all teams are behind us.”San Beda will now take a 10-day break before returning to the court on August 4 against JRU.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Javee Mocon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith much of the attention in San Beda focused on Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon shared that he’s just fine working in the shadows for the Red Lions.And in the process, the 22-year-old has developed another dimension in his game as he embraced the playmaking role for the Red Lions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gavaskar says Pawar promised him extra payments

first_imgGiving a new twist to his payment row with the BCCI, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said it was former BCCI President Sharad Pawar who promised “extra payment” to him for his services as an IPL Governing Council member.Gavaskar had on Tuesday hit out at the Cricket Board for not paying him for his role in the IPL Governing Council, a claim which was promptly refuted by the BCCI.In a fresh revelations, Gavaskar said he is now waiting for Pawar to meet current BCCI head Shashank Manohar to work out the matter.”I am now waiting for Mr Sharad Pawar, the then President of BCCI, to arrange a meeting with the current President of BCCI to help untangle and resolve this ‘demanding’ matter, since it was he who made the offer for the extra payment over and above the original amount given to the former players on the Governing Council and on whose word I agreed to come on board the Governing Council,” Gavaskar said in a statement.Gavaskar has found support from suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi, who said the former India captain had always been forthright in his dealings and never known to be a liar.”A lot has been said about Sunny. All I can tell you is that in all my dealings with Sunny, I’ve never known him to be a liar or anything. Sunny has been forthright. I’m sure they’ll sort it out,” Modi said in London.Gavaskar, who was controversially omitted from the IPL’s Governing Council in September this year, claimed he had not been paid for the last three years but Board secretary N Srinivasan rubbished it, saying it was not factually correct.advertisementWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more