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Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Indiana Pacers have signed 22-year-old Myles Turner to a contract extension. Team officials made the announcement Monday but declined to provide details of the deal. It is a four-year deal worth $72 million, espn.com reported. A message was left by The Associated Press with Turner's listed agent. The signing means Indiana will have two key players --- Turner and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo --- under contract for the next three seasons. Turner was taken No. 11 overall in the 2015 NBA draft and finished third in the league with 1.82 blocks last season. He also averaged 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In a statement issued by the team, Tur...Keep on reading: Pacers keep key piece in place by giving Turner new deal.....»»

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Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

Terence Crawford watches as Jose Benavidez goes down in the 12th round during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Terence Crawford won in the 12th roun.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

Terence Crawford watches as Jose Benavidez goes down in the 12th round during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Terence Crawford won in the 12th roun Source link link: Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Lakers-Warriors most-watched NBA preseason game ever on ESPN

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Ph.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Ancajas willing to fight Thai champ Srisaket anywhere

The venue won't be of any issue for Filipino boxing star Jerwin Ancajas in a potential title unification bout against fellow super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Fireworks in Butler’s return

Minneapolis — Jimmy Butler is back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and his first practice of the season had a lot of fireworks. He caused them — with his words and his play. Butler, who asked for a trade more than three weeks ago, practiced with the Timberwolves for the first time this season Wednesday. ESPN […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte await WBO advice

ALA Boxing president Michael Aldeguer said yesterday he hopes a decision on how to resolve the impasse in the superflyweight division will be made during the WBO convention in Panama on Oct. 29-Nov. 2 after two Filipinos, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte, fought to a split 12-round draw to keep the throne vacant at the Forum in Inglewood last month......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Manny Pacquiao s PAC blockchain token launches late Q4 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Even Manny Pacquiao is getting in on the blockchain action as the boxing senator prepares to launch his own cryptocurrency: PAC tokens.  The main use? PAC tokens are aimed at fans. With the tokens, fans will be able to buy merchandise, participate in meet-and-greets, and bid for ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Pacquiao isn’t interested in fight with McGregor

REIGNING World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is not interested in fighting mixed martial artist Conor McGregor of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fame in a boxing match. “Wala (None),” Pacquiao told The Manila Times in an interview when asked if he has plans to battle the Irish fighter who lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov [...] The post Pacquiao isn’t interested in fight with McGregor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Championship triple-header highlights Pinoy Pride 45 in November

Filipino boxing fans are in for a treat this November as ALA Promotions' Pinoy Pride returns with an exciting championship triple-header on deck for Pinoy Pride 45 in Cebu City.  Headlining the card will be a WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight Championship bout between defending champion Jeo "Santino" Santisima of Masbate and Mexican Victor Uriel “Yuca” Lopez. Regared as one of ALA Promotions’ fastest rising stars, the 22-year old Santisima (16-2, 14 KO) is unbeaten since 2014 and is riding a remarkable 14-fight winning streak. Santisima captured his first championship back in June of 2018 with a third-round TKO victory over Likit Chane to claim the WBO Oriental Super Bantamweight title. Looking to make Santisima’s title reign a short one is Mexico City’s Lopez (13-6-1, 6 KO), who’s won six of his last seven contests. The current reigning WBC Latino Super Bantamweight Interim Champion, Lopez is looking to add the WBO Oriental title to his list of accolades. Also on the card, the blonde-haired bomber himself, “Prince” Albert Pagara of Maasin, Southern Leyte will be making his return to the ring to defend his WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight Championship against Ghanaian George Krampah. The hard-hitting Pagara (30-1, 21 KO) is working his way back up to the top of the super bantamweight ranks, and is currently on a solid four-fight winning streak. In his last outing, the 24-year old reclaimed the WBO Inter-Continental Super Bantamweight crown with a three-round destruction of Laryea Gabriel Odoi in his hometown of Maasin. Looking to avenge his fellow-Ghanaian is Krampah (14-3, 12 KO), who will be making his Philippine boxing debut. A former Ghanaian Featherweight Champion and WBO Africa Featherweight Championship contender, Krampah will try to bring the WBO Inter-Continental title back home to Accra. In a featured super flyweight contest, ALA Promotions star prospect Kevin Jake “KJ” Cataraja gets his first shot at a championship when he meets Mexican Victor Hugo “Scarface” Reyes for the vacant WBO World Youth Super Flyweight Championship. One of the most promising young talents on the ALA Promotions roster of boxers, the 23-year old Cataraja (8-0-0, 7 KO) has the potential to be one of the promotion’s most exciting young fighters. A proven knockout artist with seven of his eight wins coming via KO or TKO, the former Palarong Pambansa and amateur standout gets his first shot at a professional championship. Standing in Cataraja’s way is a fellow young stud in Tijuana’s Reyes (9-1-1, 7 KO). Possessing an almost-equally impressive KO ratio as his Filipino counterpart, Reyes has won his last two contests, and is also looking for his first taste of boxing gold. Pinoy Pride 45 will emanate from the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on Saturday, November 24th. Catch the telecast on ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Weekend roundup

MANILA, Philippines – From staging its first boxing event to hiking its capital, ONE Championship has had a busy yet successful weekend following its Kingdom of Heroes card in Bangkok, Thailand. Here's what you might have missed from the mixed martial arts promotions:  Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Iran Diaz  In the main ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 8th, 2018Related News

BOXING: Milan Melindo falls short in WBC title bid

Filipino boxer Milan 'El Metodico' Melindo fell short in his bid to capture the WBC Light Flyweight World championship after absorbing a seventh-round TKO loss to reigning titleholder Ken Shiro in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday evening.  Shiro, who remains unbeaten in 14 professional bouts, dominated Melindo through seven rounds of action, controlling the pace of the fight and having his way with the Filipino challenger.  Melindo suffered a cut in the seventh round that proved to be the beginning of the end, as Melindo was deemed unable to continue by the ringside doctor.  It was the fourth defeat for Melindo, who's coming off a failed attempt at the IBF and WBA titles back in December of 2017.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Beterbiev knocks out Johnson to keep light heavyweight crown

        CHICAGO, USA – Russia's Artur Beterbiev knocked out British challenger Callum Johnson in the 4th round on Saturday, October 6, to retain his International Boxing Federation light heavyweight world title. Beterbiev, 33, maintained his perfect record with his 13th knockout win in 13 professional fights. The 33-year-old Johnson, in his first ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Melee at breaks out after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night. The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight belt with an impressive victory over the superstar who infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn last April. But the Russian champion from Dagestan then exacerbated several months of hostilities between the fighters' camps. Nurmagomedov stepped away from the prone McGregor and immediately pointed at the Irishman's corner, shouting and throwing his mouthpiece. The men in McGregor's corner appeared to respond with taunts, and Nurmagomedov climbed over the fence and fought with Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor. Meanwhile, two men apparently from Nurmagomedov's entourage entered the cage and sucker-punched McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel separated everyone. Nurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov's waist, and fans in the pro-Conor crowd threw beers and debris at Nurmagomedov on his way out. UFC President Dana White said he feared a melee in an arena if he awarded the belt to Nurmagomedov. Both fighters' purses will be withheld pending an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission, White said. He also claimed three members of Nurmagomedov's entourage "are on their way to jail right now." "I don't even know what to say right now," White said. "I'm just disgusted and sick over it. ... We had so much security and (police) here. I didn't see that one coming." UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is a teammate of Nurmagomedov at their gym in San Jose, California. He attempted to calm Nurmagomedov after the bout. "Two wrongs don't make it right," Cormier tweeted after the brawl. "Conor didn't deserve that. No one did. But some things aren't for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man." Nurmagomedov and McGregor made no secret of their mutual loathing in the past few months, and the UFC used footage of McGregor's attack on the bus to promote UFC 229, which could be the best-selling pay-per-view card in UFC history. McGregor lobbed several creative insults at Nurmagomedov during the promotion of this matchup, including labeling Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, as a "snitch terrorist rat." The main event has been eagerly anticipated across the sport ever since McGregor threw a hand truck at a bus containing Nurmagomedov before a UFC show in Brooklyn last spring. McGregor was furious about a confrontation between Nurmagomedov and a member of McGregor's team earlier in the week. McGregor was arrested after seriously hurting two other fighters with broken glass from the attack, but Nurmagomedov shrugged it off and won the lightweight title by beating Al Iaquinta. When McGregor agreed to return to the UFC, he eagerly accepted Nurmagomedov as his opponent. Before the post-fight madness, Nurmagomedov firmly asserted his grappling dominance over McGregor's striking skill in the Irish superstar's first MMA bout in 23 months. McGregor hadn't been in a fight since losing his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last year, and Nurmagomedov proved an insurmountably tough opponent for his comeback. McGregor's dislike for Nurmagomedov likely fueled his decision to take a fight that created a difficult stylistic matchup for him. McGregor's strength is his striking, while Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers in UFC history. Four security guards separated the fighters while they didn't touch gloves before the bout, and Nurmagomedov went for a takedown in the opening minute while dominating the opening round. Nurmagomedov staggered McGregor with a right hand early in the second round, but McGregor got up and landed a flying knee. Nurmagomedov made another takedown and steadily improved his position throughout a dominant round, eventually standing and raining down blows on the prone McGregor. Nurmagomedov decided to stand and strike with McGregor in the third round, apparently unafraid of McGregor's famed power. McGregor landed several significant shots, but Nurmagomedov took them and eventually reasserted control against the cage. McGregor did decent work in the fourth round before Nurmagomedov got control, climbed on McGregor's back and finally submitted the former two-division champion. All three judges' scorecards favored Nurmagomedov 29-27, with the champion winning the second round 10-8 on all three cards. McGregor won the third round on every card. ___ Follow Greg Beacham on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gregbeacham.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2018Related News

Conor McGregor makes long-awaited cage return at UFC 229

LAS VEGAS --- The last time Conor McGregor was in a UFC cage, he was merely the biggest star in the history of mixed martial arts. In the 23 months since, the loquacious Irishman has become exponentially richer and much more famous. With his boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather as the catalyst, McGregor has ascended to a new level of stardom and success outside MMA and outside sports. Even UFC President Dana White wondered whether McGregor (21-3) would decide to fight on, but he did. McGregor returns to the octagon at UFC 229 on Saturday night to fight lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) in a Las Vegas arena full of boisterous Irish fans. The pay-per-view show could b...Keep on reading: Conor McGregor makes long-awaited cage return at UFC 229.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 6th, 2018Related News

Boxing in but AIBA out?

It appears that the IOC will retain boxing in the 2020 Olympic calendar but AIBA, the controversial international federation governing the sport, may be blacklisted from exercising authority over the competition unless interim president Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan is removed from office due to alleged governance and financial irregularities......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Terence Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words

FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Terence Crawford celebrates after defeating Jeff Horn, of Australia, in a welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. Crawford said he's eager to mak.....»»

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

Sor Rungvisai, Diaz make weight ahead of historic ONE Championship boxing bout

Sor Rungvisai, Diaz make weight ahead of historic ONE Championship boxing bout.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 5th, 2018Related News

Boxing& rsquo;s Olympic future in jeopardy

Boxing& rsquo;s Olympic future in jeopardy.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsOct 4th, 2018Related News

Ancajas to size up Thai star Rungvisai at ONE’s Bangkok card

ONE Championship is ensuring a festive week heading to its much-awaited live event in Bangkok, Thailand, as the organization is bringing one of the most celebrated boxing champions on Saturday, October 6......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 4th, 2018Related News