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Boxing: Manny Pacquiao looks for first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner

Eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao returns to Las Vegas for the first time in two years as he looks to defend his title for the first time against American four-division world champion Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  Pacquiao, who turned 40 just last December, continues to defy age as he goes for an impressive 15th world title defense.  Many believe that even at his advanced age, Pacquiao still has what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport.  The boxer-slash-senator is coming off one of his most impressive performances in a long while, knocking out Argentinian brawler Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds to capture the WBA's secondary welterweight world title.  Now, Pacquiao makes his highly-anticipated return to the boxing capital of the world as he looks to successfully defend the title against a tough challenger.  Broner, eleven years Pacquiao's junior, is also looking to add another milestone to his already impressive resume, as the Ohio native is looking to capture his fifth world championship in as many weight divisions.  Aside from a fifth world championship, AB is also looking to break a back-to-back streak of winless bouts after losing to Mikey Garcia and then going to a draw with Jessie Vargas.  A win for Pacquiao could mean even bigger things in the future, with the rumblings being that a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be in the works, should the Filipno boxing icon take care of business on fight night.  For Broner, a win over Pacquiao instantly becomes the biggest on his resume and he once again holds world title gold, nearly four years after his last world champioship win. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2019Related News

Donnie Nietes confident Manny Pacquiao can beat Adrien Broner

MANILA, Philippines---Donnie Nietes believes Manny Pacquiao's win over Adrien Broner is already in the bag. Pacquiao (60-7-2) is set to defend his WBA World welterweight title against Broner (33-3-1) on Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight that Nietes believes his fellow Filipino titlist can easily win. "I think if Manny won't knock Broner down he can win via decision," said Nietes (42-1-5) in Filipino via report from ABS-CBN. "This will be a great fight because Broner is also a good fighter." Broner is looking to get his first win since February of 2017 after he lost to Mikey Garcia in July of the same year and drew with Jessie Vargas in April 2018. ...Keep on reading: Donnie Nietes confident Manny Pacquiao can beat Adrien Broner.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and challenger Adrien Broner have both arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada just days before their highly-anticipated world title bout on Saturday, January 19th (January 20th, Manila time).  The @MGMGrand Grand Welcome for #PacquiaoBroner @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS @abscbnsports @DZMMTeleRadyo pic.twitter.com/qsT0e0opub — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) January 16, 2019 Broner at grand arrivals pic.twitter.com/k45Qp7xwCl — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 15, 2019  What a reception for Pacquiao at MGM #PacquiaoBroner pic.twitter.com/5bwAI8tebc — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 16, 2019 Pacquiao overwhelmed by Fan support at Grand Arrival Ceremony at MGM #PacquiaoBroner pic.twitter.com/BIuMpuw2z1 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 16, 2019         View this post on Instagram                   Fighters on Saturday night's World Title tripleheader on @showtimeboxing PPV made their grand arrivals today at the @mgmgrand in Las Vegas. #PacBroner #JackBrowne #WarrenOubaali A post shared by Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) on Jan 15, 2019 at 6:24pm PST The Pacquiao-Broner bout will be the first big boxing event of the year, and is set to take place at the famed MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, which has been the stage for many a Manny Pacquiao bout.  This will be the first time in two years, however, that Pacquiao competes in the United States.  The 40-year old Filipino boxing icon's last two bouts have taken place in Australia and Malaysia, respectively. His last bout on US soil was his comeback bout from his very brief retirement against Jessie Vargas back in 2016.  This will be Pacquiao's first bout under new promoter Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions.  This also marks the return of Freddie Roach's return to Pacquiao's corner after being absent during the Pinoy boxer's last bout against Lucas Matthysse back in July of 2018.  Broner, a multiple-time world champion in his own right, is looking to get back on the winning track after going winless in his last two outings, a loss to Mikey Garcia followed by a draw against Jessie Vargas. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2019Related News

Pacquiao returns to Vegas after over 2 years

Manny Pacquiao and his entourage hit Las Vegas Monday evening (Tuesday Manila time) for his first fight in the world’s gambling capital since outpointing Jessie Vargas in November 2016......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2019Related News

Music on celebs’ playlists

Celebrities often listen to music to relax and unwind. For this forum, we've asked celebrities what music acts and singers they're currently listening to and why.   MANILYN REYNES. I'm an old soul, so I am an avid listener of music from the '50s to the '80s. I have always loved Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, but among the singers we have now, I listen to Adele. I like how she writes her songs and expresses her feelings. I love the quality of her voice. Once in a while, I also listen to Bruno Mars, John Legend, Jessie J, Alicia Keys and Charlie Puth---there's a whole bunch of talented ones out there. And I've always believed in the charm and power of Original Pilip...Keep on reading: Music on celebs’ playlists.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

A place of her own

WE ALL long for a space where we can truly be ourselves. White as the uniform chef Jessie Sincioco often wears, her new building, at a cozy five stories, looms above the streets of a residential area near Makati’s City Hall......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 19th, 2018Related News

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has new solo album coming 2019

Rolling Stone reports that the Guns N' Roses bassist has a solo album in the works, due out in 2019. According to the music website, this latest album will be a "musical follow-up" to Duff McKagan's book, "How to Be a Man (and Other Illusions)", released three years ago. The musician was reportedly inspired by his travels, notably on tour with Guns N' Roses. His last solo album, "Believe In Me", was released in 1993. In 2011, Duff McKagan's Loaded band released "The Taking". Guns N' Roses concludes their "Not in This Lifetime" tour in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 8. JB RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Eminem teases 'Good Guy' video featuring Jessie Reyez   'Huwag mong s...Keep on reading: Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has new solo album coming 2019.....»»

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

Parol lantern fest to light up San Francisco again

SAN FRANCISCO -- The quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, and peace for the holidays, the parol lantern lights up Filipino homes and establishments throughout the world. This year, the 16th annual Parol Lantern Festival will lightup SOMA Pilipinas, the Filipino cultural heritage district, on Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, and St. Patrick's Church. "The Parol Lantern Festival is a beautiful annual celebration of culture, community, and light that has become a beloved tradition in the Yerba Buena neighborhood. We look forward to it every year!" says executive and artistic director of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Linda Lucero....Keep on reading: Parol lantern fest to light up San Francisco again.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

UAAP 81 Jrs: NU decimates UST by 29 to stay undefeated

The Nazareth School of National University Bullpups remained spotless after three games as they blew out the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, 84-55, at the continuation of the UAAP Season 81 juniors' basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym Sunday morning. NU blew the game wide open in the second quarter, where they used a 12-0 run to lead by 19 just before halftime, 41-22. UST tried to cut to the lead, but the Bullpups stifled every attempt for even a whiff of a comeback effort. The Bullpups remain immaculate to start the season at 3-0 while the Tiger Cubs sink to 1-2. Kevin Quiambao led last year's runners-up with 13 points and eight rebounds. Terrence Fortea swished three triples en route to 11 markers. For the boys from Espana, Johnvic Casingcasing paced their offense with 19 points. Bismarck Lina meanwhile had a huge double-double of 10 markers and 19 boards. Rookie Mark Nonoy had his first shooting slump, although he still contributed all-around numbers of 9 points 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Up next for the Bullpups are the UPIS Junior Fighting Maroons on Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. at the same venue while the Tiger Cubs will clash against the UE Junior Red Warriors at 1 p.m. of the same day. Meanwhile, in the second game, the Adamson Baby Falcons avoided the upset ax and defeated the UE Junior Red Warriors, 56-44. Down by as much as nine, Cyrus Nitura turned things around for Adamson as he scored five points in the third quarter to give his side the lead, 34-32.  Things were neck-and-neck in the fourth quarter before the now 2-1 Baby Falcons engineered an 8-2 run to provide cushion for themselves and never looked back. After cutting the double-digit lead to seven, 51-44, with 1:31 left, Adamson responded with a 5-0 run for the icing on the cake. Ap Manlapaz led the way for Adamson with 14 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists, their lone player in double-figures. UE big man Jessie Sullano paced the Jr. Red Warriors' offense with 12 markers and 11 boards. For Adamson, their next challenge will be against the FEU Baby Tamaraws, 11 a.m. UE meanwhile will try to get their first win in four tries against UST at 1 p.m. THE SCORES: First Game NU (84) -- Quiambao 13, Fortea 11, Abadiano 10, Torres 10, Felicida 9, Gonzales 9, Alarcon 5, Tamayo 5, Enriquez 4, Buensalida 3, Abiera 3, Dayrit 2, Vinoya 0, Mailim 0, Songcuya 0. UST (55) -- Casingcasing 19, Lina 10, Nonoy 9, Benzonan 5, Dolendo 3, Estrella 2, Marzan 2, Sumabat 2, Gamboa 2, Manabat 1, Barranco 0, Dumlao 0, Oliva 0, Javier 0. Quarter Scores: 15-10, 41-25, 62-43, 84-55.   Second Game: AdU (56) -- Manlapaz 14, Prodigo 8, Nitura 7, Capulong 7, Sabandal 5, Engbino 4, Doria An 4, Barcelona 4, Doria Ad 3, Padilla 0, Santos 0, Hanapi 0, Dominguez 0, Guarino 0, Tulabut 0. UE (44) -- Sullano 12, Flores 9, Dichoso 7, Lima 7, Tajonera 4, Alinsoring 2, Agbas 2, Almacen 1, Villarta 0, Manaug 0, Tan 0, Escamilla 0, Santos 0. Quarter Scores: 10-7, 17-21, 36-34, 56-44......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Waitress a sweet, heartfelt treat

Waitress opened on Broadway in 2016 as the first production to have an all-female creative team at the helm, featuring music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner

By Barry Wilner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan. 19 defense of his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner. "He's one of the top boxers out there," Pacquiao said of Broner, who attended the news conference in slightly different garb: torn jeans adorned with spangles, a T-shirt and black jacket. "Adrien Broner is a high-caliber fighter. "I have no problem to fight at 140 (pounds), it's my natural weight. I can't say I am avoiding (opponents), that is not my style. I am willing to find other fighters to fight, too, I am available to fight at 140, 147. It is 147 for this fight." Pacquiao will be 40 when he enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to take on the 29-year-old Broner. It will be the Filipino's 70th fight in a career that began in 1995 and has included titles in weight classes from flyweight to welterweight. He hasn't fought in the United States in two years. Referred to by his followers as Senator Manny, Pacquiao won and then lost the WBO welterweight crown following his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather in a May 2015 megafight. In July, he knocked out Lucas Matthysse for the WBA title, Pacquiao's first KO victory since 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto in the final round. His government role will be placed aside, Pacquiao claims, while he prepares for Broner. "My opponent is fast, good, and I have to work hard and train hard so the people will be happy on Jan. 19 when we give them a good fight," said Pacquiao, who flashed a mischievous smile when asked if another encounter with the currently retired Mayweather might be in the future. "I am fighting Adrien Broner," Pacquiao said, adding he was with Mayweather in Japan and mentioned that he, not Mayweather, owned a belt, so "you come challenge me." Broner views this as his chance to "become a legend." As he strutted around the stage, his words at first were respectful toward Pacquiao, whom Broner "dreamed of fighting when I was a kid." Soon, though, Broner was back to being Broner, the boastful, say-anything-character who likes talking trash as much as throwing leather. "He ain't fighting Floyd, he's fighting me," Broner said. "He's gotta get past me first. "Of course, things he's done in the game are unbelievable. I know Jan. 19 I gotta be at the top of my game. I'm gonna (mess) him up." Broner, from Cincinnati, is 33-3-1 with 24 knockouts. But he didn't win either of his most recent fights, losing a unanimous decision to Mikey Garcia, who won his 36th straight, in July last year, and then drawing with Jessie Vargas. Which means recent results indicate neither he nor Pacquiao is in his prime or close to it. Still, they are big enough names for Showtime to put the fight on pay-per-view television. Both men were asked if they are elite boxers now. Neither flinched in answering. "Yes, of course," Pacquiao insisted. "I want to fight the greatest opponents in the world and one of them is Adrien Broner. I can fight anybody." Broner shook his head and smirked when queried on his skill level these days. "I'm gonna do me; he's gotta worry about what I do," Broner said. "I know what he can do. "I got three losses, he's got (seven). He's been knocked out; we know he can go to sleep. I got the stuff to do it. I'll hit the jackpot overnight.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 20th, 2018Related News

Jessie J on the ‘pain and sadness’ of being infertile

In her recent concert in London, singer Jessie J opened up about her fertility issues and the "pain and sadness" she has been feeling the past few years. She then performed "Four Letter Word"---a track from her new album "R.O.S.E." that hopes to inspire people when things "get really hard." "I was told four years ago that I can't ever have children," she told the crowd at the Royal Albert Hall. But Jessie's not asking for sympathy; she just hopes to remind other people going through similar situations that they're not alone. "I'm one of millions of women and men that have gone through this and will go through this," said the "Domino" singer. "If you have ever experienced ...Keep on reading: Jessie J on the ‘pain and sadness’ of being infertile.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

KZ Tandingan, Apl de Ap collab for ‘Coke Studio’ finale

KZ Tandingan, Apl de Ap collab for ‘Coke Studio’ finale.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2018Related News

Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los Angeles home, where paramedics pronounced her dead. The cause was not immediately clear, and an autopsy will be performed, the LA County coroner's office said. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Porter, a former model and occasional actress from Georgia, were a couple on-and-off from 1994 until they split for good in 2007. Their children are a 20-year-old son, Christian, and 11-year-old twin daughters, D'Lila Star and Jessie James. Combs also has three other children from other relationships. ...Keep on reading: Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

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: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Ateneo tankers catch fire

Ateneo de Manila University stayed on course for a golden double as it dominated the second day of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81 swimming competitions yesterday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool. Three-time men’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Jessie Lacuna led the Blue Eagles onslaught, topping in the 100-meter butterfly […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2018Related News

3 ex-Reds convicted for murder of Negros Occidental judge

    Three former members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army were convicted on Friday for the murder of Regional Trial Court Judge Henry Arles of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, six years ago and sentenced to each suffer reclusion perpetua without parole. Judge Editha Mina Aguba of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 100 in a 37-page decision found Alejandro Capunong, Eddie Fortunado and Jessie Daguia guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the murder of Arles. Arles was driving home from work when he was shot to death in Barangay Manalad, Ilog, Negros Occidental, 6:30 p.m. on April 24, 2012. The court was told that Capunong and Fortunado on board a tricycle...Keep on reading: 3 ex-Reds convicted for murder of Negros Occidental judge.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 9th, 2018Related News

UAAP Season 81 swimming: MVPs Lacuna, Daos lead Ateneo charge

Reigning MVPs Jessie Khing Lacuna and Chloe Daos set in motion Ateneo de Manila University's bid for a championship double by winning two golds in UAAP Season 81 swimming Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool. Lacuna ruled the men's 800-meter freestyle with 8:33.98 to lead the Blue Eagles 1-2-3 finish in the event and returned later in the afternoon by winning the 100-meter freestyle with 52.18. Season 79 MVP Aldo Batungbacal also bagged a men's gold for Ateneo in the 200-meter individual medley with 2:09.49 to go with his 800-meter freestyle silver (8:46.39). Rookie Ianiko Limfilipino finished second in the 200-meter freestyle behind Batungbacal (2:12.48) and completed the Eagles' podium finishers in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing third with 8:59.31. Daos, who was also last year's women's top rookie, set a new league record in the 800-meter freestyle with 9:24.51, erasing the old mark of 9:26.11 by Kim Uy of the Lady Eagles in 2014. A silver medalist in the 41st Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championships last November in Brunei, Daos also emerged triumphant in the women's 100-meter freestyle with 59.62, besting her teammate Andrea Ngui (59.70). De La Salle University swept the opening day men's relay events, capturing the gold in the 200-meter medley (1:48.87) and 800-meter freestyle (8:14.02) University of the Philippines, one of Ateneo's biggest threats for the women's throne, also shone as Nadine Tee Ten ruled the 200-meter individual medley event with 2:31.87, while its 200-meter medley relay (2:06.93) and 800-meter freestyle relay (9:25.18) ruled the roost. The Eagles are gunning for their fifth consecutive men's title while the women's tankers are eyeing to make it two in a row.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 8th, 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

Ateneo back on top of UAAP women s badminton after 5 years

Ateneo de Manila University capped a Cinderella run by annexing its fourth women's title - and the first in five years - with a 3-0 conquest of UP Friday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall. Chanelle Lunod took 79 minutes to beat Poca Alcala, 21-19, 14-21, 21-16, in the first singles before the Lady Eagles got the needed buffer after Samantha Ramos rallied from a set down to dispose Jessie Francisco, 16-21, 21-17, 21-16, in the second singles. Lunod and Geva de Vera, who were later named co-tournament MVPs, dominated Leah Inlayo and Mary Ann Marañon, 21-13, 21-8, in the first doubles to seal the deal for Ateneo. In the Finals opener, the Lady Eagles stunned the Lady Maroons, 3-2. Before sweeping top-ranked UP, Ateneo overcame twice-to-beat NU in the Final Four to make it to the Finals after missing the bus last year. Prior to winning this one, the Lady Eagles last ruled in 2013 behind Rookie-MVP Jana de Vera, Geva's sister. Sarah Joy Barredo of the Lady Bulldogs was named top rookie......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 12th, 2018Related News