Not ready to retire, Pacquiao lists potential opponents

first_imgManny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthysse on round seven. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)A year ago, it seemed that retirement was the best option for Manny Pacquiao after Jeff Horn dealt him his second loss in his last four fights.But after regaining his old deadly form in a seven-round demolition of Lucas Matthysse on Sunday, it’s clear that Pacquiao extended his already surefire Hall of Fame career at least for a couple of more fights.ADVERTISEMENT “Like I said, I am not done,” said Pacquiao. “I’m still here.”READ: ‘Do I look 39?’: Pacquiao rolls back years in KO win FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s just a matter of time before you get a rest and get it back.”Pacquiao turns 40 this year but is reinvigorated. Time and again during the post-fight press conference, the newly-minted WBA welterweight champion said he doesn’t feel like he’s 39. “First, at 39 years old, I’m still fine. The way I work and fight, you can tell that I’m like 28, 27 years old,” a beaming Pacquiao said.Pacquiao was 27, 28 years old when he was at the peak of his powers and was an unstoppable force.READ: Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punchesFather Time is undefeated but Pacquiao certainly showed flashes of his youthful, spry self in the ring against Matthysse.Firing from different angles and displaying his speed and power, Pacquiao turned back the hands of time with the kind of performance that brought back memories of his 12-round obliteration of Miguel Cotto in 2009 when he last scored a knockout.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Ateneo routs Chinese-Taipei White to start Jones Cup bid Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Heading into his bout with Matthysse, Pacquiao wanted to see for himself how much he has left.READ: He’s back: Pacquiao shows he has a lot left in the tank with Matthysse KOAfter knocking down the Argentine thrice, it looks like he has a lot left in the tank, enough for him to drop names of possible opponents for his fight when asked about his future plans.“Yes. He (Amir Khan) is a potential opponent. There’s a lot of potential opponents like (Terence) Crawford, (Vasyl) Lomachenko. There are so many fighters that are potential opponents,” he said.There are a lot of options for Pacquiao now and retirement isn’t one of them.RELATED VIDEO In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View commentslast_img read more

Suso lifts lid on Liverpool exit – ‘They didn’t offer me enough money!’

first_img Liverpool starlet Suso 1 Liverpool did not offer Suso enough money or football to keep him out of the hands of AC Milan, the midfielder claims.The Spanish playmaker, whose contract at Liverpool was set to expire in June, joined Milan in a cut-price deal on Saturday.He was already tipped to join the San Siro side on a free transfer in the summer but the Italian club decided to bring the deal forward and incorporate him into their ranks with immediate effect.The 21-year-old, who made 21 appearances for Liverpool after signing professional terms in 2010, says the Merseyside club wanted to keep hold of him but could not offer him what he was looking for.“My contract was set to expire in June and Liverpool’s offers did not satisfy me, neither economically nor in a sporting sense,” Suso told Marca.“I arrived very much as a boy and I have learned a lot. I have grown, but I have not noticed a lot of trust in me. I wanted a change of scenery. And Milan offers me everything that I needed. It’s a great [club], with an incredible history, but now it is not at its best.“My objective? To play as much as possible and to return Milan to the Champions League. It’s where the club should be.”Suso joined Liverpool from Spanish side Cadiz as a teenager after reportedly rejecting interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid.When asked if he regretted turning down the Bernabeu club, he added: “Well, you never know with those things.“I think I chose well because I went to England to become a professional footballer, and I succeeded. I am very grateful to Liverpool, I have left great friends there. But now I think only about making my Milan debut.”Suso also reserved words praise for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who will end his lengthy association with the club when he joins LA Galaxy later this year.The midfielder said: “What did I learn from Steven Gerrard? His professionalism.“With the level he has shown, all that he has won and the admiration that he has generated and still generates in his city, in his country and all around the world. Steven trains each day as if it were his first, as if he was a youth player. It was a daily lesson.”last_img read more

Secondyear kicker Chandler Catanzaro didnt have

first_img Second-year kicker Chandler Catanzaro didn’t have the best of evenings, missing two of his three extra points in the Arizona Cardinals 22-20 victory against the Denver Broncos.In a two-point game that ended on a missed Denver field goal with 49 seconds left, it could’ve been the difference for Arizona in its preseason finale.Catanzaro did, however, knock in a 34-yard field goal — just beyond the distance of the newly-extended extra points — on his only attempt. Apparently, the misses didn’t concern Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arians postgame, “Cat was inexcusable. He can’t give up two points and he knows it. I’ve got no worries about him.” #AZvsDEN— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) September 4, 2015The Arizona kicker had made all of his previous six extra points in the preseason. Mr. Irrelevant ‘probably’ out for year Seventh-round draft pick Gerald Christian suffered a knee injury in the first half, and head coach Bruce Arians didn’t sound positive about the diagnosis for the rookie tight end. Arians postgame, “He’s probably out (for season)” re: Gerald Christian w/knee injury; MRI scheduled #AZvsDEN— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) September 4, 2015 Nonetheless, it could be difficult for him to make the final roster cuts behind a deep group of receivers.Spoon gets a long burnVeteran linebacker Sean Weatherspoon made his debut with the Cardinals, playing in the first half and even starting the second half. After being slowed by a hamstring injury throughout camp, Weatherspoon finished with three tackles on the evening. – / 31 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Christian, the 256th and last pick out of Louisville, was the only tight end to dress for the Cardinals’ preseason finale. Arizona was forced to call only plays that did not include a tight end, an odd thing for an Arians-coached team.Shipley shinesTalk about going out with a bang.That’s if Jaxon Shipley is going out at all. The rookie receiver from Texas will make cutting him even more difficult after recording nine catches for 58 yards on Thursday.Shipley, who was targeted 11 times, appeared to be the favorite option for both quarterbacks, starter Phillip Sims and second-year pro Logan Thomas. Shipley, a 6’0, 190 pound wideout, showed grit running underneath routes, several times making the catch in traffic before absorbing hard hits by defenders. Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) looks down after missing a point after during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more