Jessie Vargas choice: Manny Pacquiao over Adrien Broner

Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas had been in the ring with both Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner, who will figure in their own world title clash on Jan. 19 in Vegas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News10 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Pacman-Broner bout slated Jan. 19 at MGM

Winding up his visit to the United Kingdom, WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao yesterday confirmed the date and place of his coming title defense against American Adrien Broner......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 8th, 2018Related News

Adrien Broner ready for war vs Manny Pacquiao

Adrien Broner has put on his game face two months before his WBA welterweight title showdown with Manny Pacquiao......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2018Related News

Broner ready for war vs Pacquiao

Adrien Broner has put on his game face two months before his WBA welterweight title showdown with Manny Pacquiao......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Future wide open for Pacquiao

At the moment, WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s target is Adrien Broner and while contracts are still being finalized, it appears they’ll face off in Las Vegas on Jan. 19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 31st, 2018Related News

Tuchel stands up to player power at PSG, and it worked

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel made a bold move by standing up to big names at a club where player power usually rules. He dropped 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, widely tipped as soccer's next superstar, and midfielder Adrien Rabiot for the game at Marseille on Sunday night. Both players are Parisian-born and fully understood the importance of the match for PSG fans against the club's bitter rival. Yet both turned up late to a pre-match team talk, something Tuchel simply could not excuse and he left them out of the starting lineup. "(It was) a disciplinary situation. We needed to do that," Tuchel said unapologetically on Canal Plus television. "It's like that." Mbappe came off the bench in the second half and scored the first goal in a 2-0 win which sent PSG to an 11th straight league win. It was also the World Cup star's 10th league goal so far, in just seven games for him. Rabiot, who refused to be on France's reserves list for the World Cup and has long been negotiating a new PSG contract, came on about 10 minutes from time. Despite his authoritative decision-making, which was backed by PSG winger Julian Draxler, the coach was surprisingly downbeat and sounded almost despondent after the game. "I don't like playing without Kylian," he said. "I hate it." Tuchel was then was then asked if it was a good day for him as a coach. "For me, personally, no," he said, his head dropping and his voice trailing off. "For me it was quite tough today." It has been a topsy-turvy week for Tuchel, who saw his side fall behind twice and dominated for long spells in a 2-2 home draw with Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday. That draw leaves PSG third in its group and in danger of not qualifying for the Round of 16. If so, Tuchel would become the first PSG coach knocked out of the group stage since cash-rich Qatari investors QSI took over at the club seven years ago. On the other hand, his team is coasting in the league with 39 goals in 11 games and the best defense. Tuchel has earned praise from the French media for his player management skills, often touted as a counterpoint to his predecessor Unai Emery, but the decision to drop Mbappe seemed to weigh heavily on him. Perhaps with good reason, for it puts him in a potentially difficult position because star players often have their own way at PSG. Such is the club's desire to win the Champions League and join Europe's elite, some players have been seemingly indulged. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for example, was allowed days off to go hunting in the forests of his native Sweden. Others, such as Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore, returned late from the mid-season winter break — which even led to public criticism from their own captain, Thiago Silva. Pampering stars has not had the necessary outcome, either, with PSG unable to get beyond the quarterfinals of the Champions League since QSI took over. In the last two years, PSG has failed to reach the quarters, leading to Emery's departure and Tuchel's arrival. Despite his friendly and easy-going appearance, Tuchel is a disciplinarian and firm on principles such as cutting out sugary drinks on the team bus and strict time-keeping. At a club with such lofty ambitions, these should be rudimentary. Yet the way Mbappe was comforted before Sunday's game, even by the vastly experienced goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, suggests he got the sympathy vote rather than Tuchel getting the understanding. Even Tuchel seemed anxiously keen to encourage Mbappe before the teenage forward went on in the 62nd minute, wrapping a consoling arm around him as if to apologize for the sanction. Still, Tuchel was at least supported by Draxler, who scored the second goal against Marseille. "It's something between the coach and the player, but for me it's clear the club is more important than a single player," Draxler said. "The coach will decide what he wants and we won, so he's right.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 29th, 2018Related News

Mbappe stars again as PSG wins 2-0 at Marseille for 11th win

By Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Left out by his coach for disciplinary reasons, Kylian Mbappe watched his teammates struggle in the first half and then came off the bench to score as French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at rival Marseille on Sunday. Angel Di Maria, who grabbed PSG's injury-time equalizer on Wednesday in a 2-2 home draw with Napoli in the Champions League, set up Mbappe with a threaded pass behind the defense in the 65th minute. The France World Cup star sprinted clear before drilling a low shot into the bottom left corner for his 10th league goal in seven games. He found the net just four minutes after coming on, justifying his importance in an attack which has plundered 39 goals in 11 games. "A big team needs leaders and they need to make the difference," said Mbappe defiantly, after being dropped by coach Thomas Tuchel because he was late for the pre-match team talk. "I think I can fulfill that role." Tuchel stood by his decision to bench Mbappe and midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who was also late for the talk. "(It was) a disciplinary situation," the German coach said on Canal Plus television, confirming what happened. "We needed to do that." Mbappe helped create the second goal by finding Neymar with a pass behind the defense, and the Brazil forward's scuffed shot landed perfectly for Julian Draxler to slide home at the back post five minutes into injury time. It was defending champion PSG's 11th straight league win — matching English side Tottenham's run from the start of the 1960-61 season — and kept the team eight points ahead of second-place Lille. Marseille is 14 points behind in fifth spot. Marseille strangely played without a recognized center forward, yet had the better of the first-half chances at Stade Velodrome as PSG looked tame in attack without Mbappe. "They are very strong at home and they had several phases of play where we were in trouble," Mbappe said. "Credit to them. But we were able to respond." Still, PSG almost scored just before halftime when Di Maria's shot was cleared off the line by midfielder Kevin Strootman. At the start of the second half, some Marseille fans threw objects at Neymar when he took a corner from the left, but he did not seem worried and took it anyway as some stewards formed a shield around him. PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola made a good save to keep out midfielder Dimitri Payet's free kick early in the second half, and saved again from left back Jordan Amavi's dipping shot from the edge of the penalty area shortly after Mbappe's goal. ___ OTHER MATCHES Midfielder Wylan Cyprien's first goal of the season helped Patrick Vieira's Nice to a much-needed 1-0 win at Bordeaux. Cyprien scored in the 54th minute after being set up by pacey winger Allan Saint-Maximin. Bordeaux then hit the crossbar and Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez made a brilliant injury-time save to keep out a header from forward Andreas Cornelius. Vieira, a standout midfielder for France and Arsenal during his playing days, took charge this summer. His team has been inconsistent, with striker Mario Balotelli lacking match fitness and yet to find the net this season after scoring 18 league goals last season and 15 the season before. The win moved Nice up to 10th place after 11 matches, behind Reims on goal difference. Forward Remi Oudin also netted his first goal of the campaign as Reims won 2-0 at Rennes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 28th, 2018Related News

Water and cornflakes

Like Sen. Manny Pacquiao, former WBO superfeatherweight, WBC lightweight, WBA superlightweight and WBC welterweight champion Adrien Broner said he came from nothing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 27th, 2018Related News

Still top draw

The planned January fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner is being lined up for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and could air as a pay-per-view event, according to US-based sports network ESPN. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO) will be defending his World Boxing Association world welterweight title, and making his return to the United States for the first time since his November 2016 win over Jessie Vargas. In his last two outings, the Filipino lawmaker fought in Australia and Malaysia, losing a controversial decision to Jeff Horn and thrashing Lucas Matthysse for his first stoppage win since 2009. Those fights aired on ESPN and ESPN+, and Pacquiao-Broner may be worth enough money to ...Keep on reading: Still top draw.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

Pacquiao to speak at Oxford

WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao has accepted an invitation to speak before the Oxford Union, the university’s prestigious debating society, in Oxford, a city in southeast England 51 miles from London, on Nov. 5 and the event will precede a likely US press tour to announce his fight against Adrien Broner......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Pacquiao the ‘solution’ for Broner?

Adrien Broner is called “The Problem” but it’s likely WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be “The Solution” when they face off, tentatively in Las Vegas on Jan. 19......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Pacman: Broner first, Mayweather later

Before ending his career with a megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right), Manny Pacquiao will look for a sterling victory against Adrien Broner (left). --AFP Boxing great Manny Pacquiao on We.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao confirms Adrien Broner as next foe

As he formally accepted his new role as the newest global ambassador of the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS Handa), Sen. Manny Pacquiao bared who’s up next for him......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Broner fight almost done – Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao said he is closing in on a deal to fight former four-division champion Adrien Broner in January next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

UPDATE: Pacquiao says ’90 percent’ sure will face Broner in January

  EIGHT-division world champion Manny Pacquiao announced that he was “90 percent sure” that he would be facing American welterweight Adrien Broner on January 12 or 19 in the United...READ MORE The post UPDATE: Pacquiao says ’90 percent’ sure will face Broner in January appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao 90% sure he ll face Broner in January 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said a January fight in the United States with American Adrien Broner is almost certain, but he dodged the mounting speculation of a possible rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao, 39, pumped new life into his storied but slowing boxing career in July ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao seeks KO victory over Broner

    MANILA, Philippines – Having rediscovered his knockout power, Manny Pacquiao intends to pursue an early stoppage over Adrien Broner early next year. “If I can finish it earlier than 7 rounds, why not?” Pacquiao told reporters Wednesday night, October 17, referring to his scheduled defense ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Adrien Broner or Andre Berto for Manny Pacquiao before Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

The word is WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao will stake his crown against either Adrien Broner or Andre Berto, tentatively in Las Vegas on Jan. 19, before he takes on undefeated and “un-retiring” Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-awaited rematch sometime next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Throw Manny a Broner before Money rematch?

Adrien Broner's name has been floated as Manny Pacquiao's next possible foe. But that doesn't rule out the blockbuster rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. In fact, it is shaping up.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao-Broner in the works?

Manny Pacquiao may end up tangling with former four-division champion Adrien Broner in his next fight planned for either in December or January next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 5th, 2018Related News