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Race on between Paradigm, PBC to deliver Pacquiao’s next opponent

In signing with Paradigm Sports Management, Manny Pacquiao has given the US-based agency that also handles UFC star Conor McGregor the right to negotiate his future fights......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao still tied up with PBC

Manny Pacquiao signing with the same sports management agency as UFC star Conor McGregor does not affect his current ties with Premier Boxing Champions, which has promoted the Filipino icon’s last two fights......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao still a PBC fighter despite McGregor alignment

Manny Pacquiao signing with the same sports management agency as UFC star  Conor McGregor does not affect his current ties with Premier Boxing Champions, which has promoted the Filipino icon’s last two fights......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Manny Pacquiao, lumagda na sa Paradigm Sports Management

Manila, Philippines – Pumirma na ang boxing legend na si Senator Manny Pacquiao sa Paradigm Sports Management na siya ring humahawak kay MMA star Conor McGregor. Ito ang inanunsyo ng Paradigm sa kanilang Twitter account. “We’re very excited to announce that Manny Pacquiao has signed with PSM for full service representation!” pahayag ng Paradigm. “Manny […] The post Manny Pacquiao, lumagda na sa Paradigm Sports Management appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao-McGregor faceoff in the works

A showdown between boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is now close to happening......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao joins McGregor at Paradigm

No less than UFC superstar Conor McGregor welcomed boxing legend Manny Pacquiao as the newest member of the Paradigm Sports Management family......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao-McGregor megafight looms

BY NICK GIONGCO   Manny Pacquiao moved a step closer to seeing himself colliding with Conor McGregor when the Filipino star signed up recently with Paradigm Sports Management (PSM), an outfit that also represents the mix-martial arts idol. “Incredibly proud,” wrote PSM head Audie Attar in a social media post on Pacquiao’s decision to be […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Isang kembot na lang Pacquiao, McGregor magbabanatan

PUMIRMA sa Paradigm Sports Management, tahanan ni Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor ng Ireland, si eight-time world boxing champion Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao nitong Miyerkoles (Manila time)......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao joins same management firm as Conor McGregor

"I am proud to partner with Paradigm Sports Management and am excited for the opportunities that Audie Attar and PSM have to offer,” stated Pacquiao in the release......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2020Related News

Kahit bayaran ng $100M, Khabib atras kay Mcgregor

Wala umanong interes si Khabib Nurmagomedov na muling makasagupa sa isang rematch si Conor McGregor kahit pa operan ng $100M. Ayon kay Khabib, kahit alukin siya ng limpak-limpak na salapi ay hindi na niya kakagatin na muling haharaping ang Irish fighter.Isiniwalat nito na naka-focus siya ngayon sa nakatakda niyang laban kontra kay Tony Ferguson na […] The post Kahit bayaran ng $100M, Khabib atras kay Mcgregor appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2020Related News

McGregor beats & lsquo;Cowboy& rsquo; Cerrone with shoulder strikes

Conor McGregor displayed a new striking technique, using his shoulder to bloody Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s nose, then went on to score a spectacular first-round technical knockout victory in UFC 246 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2020Related News

McGregor demolishes Cowboy in 40-second return to UFC octagon

Los Angeles - Conor McGregor made a triumphant return to the UFC octagon on Saturday, pummelling Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone for a technical knockout.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

McGregor returns to UFC, stops Cerrone in 40 seconds

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Conor McGregor came back with a big bang. McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night, announcing his return to mixed martial arts with his first victory since 2016. The Irish former two-division champion came out of […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

McGregor demolishes Cowboy in 40-second return to UFC octagon

Los Angeles - Conor McGregor made a triumphant return to the UFC octagon on Saturday, pummelling Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone for a technical knockout.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return

Conor McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao-McGregor fight a possibility

The camp of Manny Pacquiao is still working on the fighting senator’s return to the boxing ring, with no definite opponent yet for a bout reportedly planned either for April or July this year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Pacquiao camp not ruling out fight with Conor McGregor

At this point, Manny Pacquiao could end up fighting anyone. That even includes UFC star Conor McGregor......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Runaway leader Liverpool already has soundtrack of champions

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Liverpool fans ended 2019 by chanting “Champions of the world” for the first time at Anfield. “Champions of England" will surely be sung by the Kop in 2020. Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool reached the halfway point with a 13-point lead — with a game in hand — that seems unassailable after clinching a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Sunday. And all Wolverhampton fans could forlornly chant was: “Is this football anymore?" That reflected more frustration with the application of VAR in the technology's first Premier League campaign, of course. Even if the calls were ultimately correct by on-field referee Anthony Taylor. Mane's goal was initially ruled out by Taylor for handball but it was actually helped on by teammate Adam Lallana's shoulder. There was a handball by Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk in the buildup but that didn't appear to be factored into the decision. “I just heard there was complaints of handball, I thought it was for Adam," Van Dijk said. "What can we do? They made a decision and the goal stood.” The naked eye would have struggled to see a reason to deny Pedro Neto an equalizer but once the hazy footage had lines inserted over it, offside was the decision from VAR HQ in London. “VAR is killing us," Wolves captain Conor Coady said. “It is constantly against us. I don't know where we are going wrong. It is affecting games. No one likes it.” Liverpool has built a lead more than double the six-point advantage surrendered at this point last season before being overhauled by Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side is certainly less of a threat this season, still 14 points back after beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday night. Leicester is a point better off to sit as Liverpool's closest but very distant challenger. The cushion looks unassailable for a club that has endured three decades of anguish and near-misses since last winning the English championship in 1990 - three years before the new Premier League trophy was handed out for the first time. Liverpool certainly has the winning habit, bringing the Club World Cup back from Qatar last weekend to join the European titles — the Champions League and Super Cup — collected earlier in 2019. CHELSEA FIGHTS BACK Chelsea was the other English side to lift a European trophy this year, and there was a rematch of the Europa League final at Arsenal on Sunday with a very different complexion. Both teams have brought in former players as managers and neither club is in title contention. In his first home game in charge, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Frank Lampard's Chelsea. Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno missed an attempt to punch Mason Mount's free kick clear, allowing Jorginho to net in the 83rd minute and cancel out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first-half opener. Jorginho had been fortunate to still be on the field after avoiding a second yellow card for pulling down Matteo Guendouzi. The winner came after Chelsea launched a counterattack from the edge of its own penalty area, with Tammy Abraham then allowed to race through unchallenged and playing a one-two with Willian before putting the ball through Leno's legs from close range. It leaves Arteta with a point from his first two games since being hired as Unai Emery's full-time successor. But the problems are more deep-set with Arsenal losing four consecutive games in all competitions at home for the first time in 60 years, a spell that covers Freddie Ljungberg's ill-fated interim reign. “I am really disappointed with the result and the way we conceded the goals and the timing of it as well," Arteta said. "I'm pleased with a lot of things that we've trained, and they actually happened in the game and how they are buying into this. But I am disappointed to lose the game obviously. We had to sustain that level for longer periods against a very, very physical team like Chelsea. And yes, we have to move on.” While Arsenal is 12th in the standings, Chelsea is 11 points ahead in the fourth Champions League place after Lampard's side quickly recovered from a home loss to Southampton. “I don't want to sit here and declare we're full of spirit but it's a great sign for us that we won the game, to see the difference in the second half," Lampard said. "Fight, desire. We kept pushing and controlled that second half. Our problem at home has been control. It took a mistake from them to get the goal and then we had the belief.” Lampard took no risks on Christian Pulisic, resting the American due to a slight hamstring issue that isn't a longer-term injury concern. CITY RECOVERY After a damaging 3-2 loss to Wolverhampton on Friday, City took until the second half against Sheffield United to find a breakthrough. Kevin De Bruyne was the creator, picking out Sergio Aguero for a fine finish seven minutes into the second half. De Bruyne was powerfully on target himself in the 82nd after combining with Riyad Mahrez. Sheffield United dropped to eighth over the weekend......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 30th, 2019Related News

Liverpool goes 13 points clear of Leicester with 4-0 win

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LEICESTER, England (AP) — First came the Champions League title, then the Club World Cup last week. Now, with a 13-point lead, Liverpool will surely be champions of England again by May. Leicester, the closest challenger, was blown away in a 4-0 victory that pushes Liverpool closer to ending a three-decade title drought. There is half of the season still to play but the gulf was vast on Thursday night, exposed by Trent Alexander-Arnold's repertoire of assists and a goal from the right back. Alexander-Arnold's crosses set up both of Roberto Firmino's goals and another was handled by Leicester Ça?lar Söyüncü which led to James Milner scoring a penalty. Manchester City's title challenge faded long ago, as the defending champion sits a further point back in third. Below that, inconsistent form is rife. Chelsea remains fourth despite losing a seventh game of the season earlier in the day, beaten 2-0 by a struggling Southampton side that lost 9-0 to Leicester two months ago. Tottenham is three points behind Chelsea after recovering from losing to its west London rival by beating Brighton 2-1 on Boxing Day. Sheffield United was behind Tottenham only on goal difference, riding high on its return to the topflight, but it was still held by relegation-threatened Watford to 1-1. After losing to Watford in the previous round, Manchester United came from behind to beat Newcastle 4-1. UNITED COMEBACK It looked like being another miserable day for United against Newcastle when Matty Longstaff netted the opener, having scored the winner when the sides met in October. But Anthony Martial's double, Mason Greenwood's strike, and Marcus Rashford's header turned the match around for the hosts. NEW MANAGERS It was a bleak start as a head coach for Mikel Arteta when Dan Gosling put Bournemouth ahead in the first half, But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for the north London club in the second half with his 12th goal of the league campaign. Carlo Ancelotti, a Premier League title winner with Chelsea, is vastly more experienced than Arteta. And the Italian began his bid to steer Everton away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Burnley clinched by Dominic Calvert-Lewin's diving header. TOTTENHAM RECOVERY Harry Kane has scored on Boxing Day in each of the last six years apart from 2016, when he did not play. The Tottenham striker canceled out Adam Webster's opener for Brighton then Dele Alli clinched the win to make it five goals in eight games under Jose Mourinho. RELEGATION SCRAP Aston Villa is a point from safety after a 1-0 victory over Norwich, which slumped to last place. Substitute Conor Hourihane swept a shot into the top corner in the 82nd minute after being picked out by Jack Grealish. West Ham is a point above Villa after losing 2-1 at Crystal Palace, which sealed the victory through Jordan Ayew's strike in the 90th. Watford is off the foot of the standings thanks to goalkeeper Ben Foster protecting a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United. Foster made a point-blank range, clawing away John Fleck's shot in the second half at Bramall Lane where Oliver Norwood's penalty canceled out Gerard Deulofeu's opener for Watford......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 26th, 2019Related News

Usman batters Covington, Volkanovski claims title at UFC 245

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamaru Usman brutally stopped Colby Covington with 50 seconds left in the fifth round at UFC 245 on Saturday night, retaining his UFC welterweight title with a spectacular finish to their grudge match. Alexander Volkanovski took the UFC featherweight title from Max Holloway and became the second Australian champion in the promotion's history with a tactical unanimous-decision victory. Amanda Nunes defended her bantamweight title with a grinding unanimous-decision victory over Germaine De Randamie at T-Mobile Arena. Usman (16-1) closed out an occasionally slow fight with Covington (15-2) in thrilling fashion, knocking down the challenger twice with precise punches and then finishing him on the ground. Usman and Covington took a personal animus into the cage, and the Nigerian-born Usman made good on his vow to derail the career of the divisive Covington, whose grating personality and eager embrace of President Donald Trump have made him a sharply polarizing figure in mixed martial arts. "This one is not just for me," Usman said. “This is for the whole entire world.” Volkanovski (21-1) picked apart Holloway (21-5) with leg kicks and movement for five frenetic rounds, controlling the bout with style and persistence. The 31-year-old challenger born in a tiny coastal town in New South Wales joins New Zealand-born middleweight Robert Whittaker as UFC’s only Aussie champs. The judges favored Volkanovski 48-47, 48-47 and 50-45. Holloway struggled to land consistent strikes while dodging Volkanovski’s barrage of leg kicks, but the long-reigning champ still appeared surprised and disappointed by the judges’ verdict in just his second loss since 2013. “It means the world,” Volkanovski said. “I have two kids at home. Everything is about my family. Spending time away from them kills me, but this is for them, a little early Christmas present for them.” Volkanovski became just the fourth featherweight champion in UFC history, joining Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor and Holloway, who had reigned since 2016. Volkanovski earned his title shot with 17 straight victories, including seven since joining the UFC, capped by a win over Aldo in May. “Featherweight has always had great, respectful champions who always fight the next contenders in line, and I appreciate that,” Volkanovski said. “There’s a lot of people who have earned their shot and aren’t given it, so I’m going to make sure everyone who earns it, gets it.” Holloway has been one of the UFC's most popular and most durable fighters of the 2010s, winning 13 consecutive bouts before he moved up to lightweight and lost a decision to Dustin Poirier for an interim title last April. He returned in July with a featherweight defense over Frankie Edgar before agreeing to a shot for Volkanovski. Covington and Usman started with two busy rounds of striking in which Covington appeared to be landing more blows, but Covington poked Usman in the eye during the third. Usman responded by bloodying Covington in an impressive third-round flurry, and Covington subsequently told his corner that he thought his jaw was broken. Usman took control from there, gradually finishing Covington in his first defense of the belt he took from Tyron Woodley earlier this year. Covington (15-2) won an interim title last year, but then missed a full year of competition due to injuries. Nunes (19-4) earned her 10th straight win and fifth bantamweight title defense over a half-decade of UFC dominance, but the two-division champion had to rely on her wrestling skills to dominate her 135-pound rematch with De Randamie (9-4), the former 145-pound UFC champion. “My game plan was to go five rounds and work the takedown,” Nunes said. “I almost got two submissions, but I made some mistakes and I have to fix that. Just a little bit of the technique was off, but I will fix it and next time I will get it.” After Nunes nearly finished in a one-sided first round, De Randamie surprised Nunes with several effective strikes in the second. Nunes wisely landed multiple takedowns to control the rest of the bout, keeping De Randamie on the mat and unable to land a home-run strike. The judges favored Nunes 49-46, 49-45 and 49-44. “Honestly, I was a little bit off tonight,” Nunes said. “But I’m the champ. I always have Plan A, B, C and more.” Nunes added the featherweight belt last December with her 51-second thrashing of Cris “Cyborg” Justino, cementing her place among the sport’s greats. Still only 31 years old, Nunes has said she will defend that 145-pound belt in her next fight, which would make her the first UFC fighter to defend two titles simultaneously. De Randamie was the first UFC women’s featherweight champion in 2017, but she moved down to bantamweight after she was stripped of the belt. The Dutch kickboxer was stopped by Nunes in the first round of their first meeting in 2013, but she tested Nunes much more extensively this time out. Earlier on the pay-per-view portion of the show, Aldo (28-6) lost a split decision to fellow Brazilian contender Marlon Moraes (23-6-1). Russian bantamweight contender Petr Yan stopped Urijah Faber with a single head kick in the third round. Yan (14-1) battered and bloodied the 40-year-old veteran with two knockdowns in the second before finishing Faber and then calling out two-division champ Henry Cejudo afterward......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 15th, 2019Related News