RelatedPosts EPL: Tottenham qualify for Europa League Pochettino’s 19-year-old son signs new deal at Tottenham Former Spurs boss Pochettino open to Premier League return Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has had surgery on the left elbow he dislocated in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton last month.Lloris suffered the horrific injury as he fell into his goal after dropping a cross from Seagulls midfielder Pascal Gross early on in the match on October 5.The statement read: “Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow.“The France goalkeeper dislocated his elbow and sustained ligament damage during our Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion last month.“Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable.“Our club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year.”Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has used reserve goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga in Lloris’ absence. Tags: Mauricio PochettinoPascal Gross
RelatedPosts Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Joe Aribo out of Super Eagles friendlies Aribo sets Rangers goal target Steven Gerrard has provided Glasgow Rangers with a triple transfer boost as he has said that he hopes to have Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Jermain Defoe available for the Gers’ next game against Dundee United.All three were missing from the Ibrox outfit’s previous match against Hamilton, but it did not prove to be an obstacle for the 54-time Scottish champions as they saw off their opponents 2-0. Having said that, £900,000-valued Aribo has one goal in his first three matches of the campaign and has received praise from Brian Laudrup, whilst £1.26 million-valued Defoe brings a wealth of experience with him – Gerrard will not be too happy that they have been out of the action.Added to that, £720,000-valued Balogun helped the side to two clean sheets in the opening couple of matches this term.Gerrard told Rangers TV: “I am hoping to have a real selection dilemma when we come back to play Dundee United as I am hoping to have Joe Aribo back, Jermain Defoe and Leon [Balogun] were back in the squad.“So that is how we need to be as a squad – it needs to be very difficult to pick 11 and it is at the moment.”This international break, perhaps, comes at a perfect time for the trio of players. It seems that none of their issues are serious, and now they have two weeks to recover before the Premiership campaign starts again.The Gers will play Hibernian, Motherwell and Celtic all away from home in their next five games – their title credentials will truly be put to the test.As such, the return of three important players will be exactly what Gerrard is looking for.Tags: Glasgow RangersJermain DefoeJoe AriboLeon BalogunSteven Gerrard
May 10, 2020 Trump’s taped message was played during ESPN’s broadcast of the UFC 249 undercard from a fan-free arena Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. He congratulated UFC President Dana White, who is a Trump business associate and a major contributor to his re-election campaign.UFC 249 served as the first major sporting event to take place since the global pandemic shut down much of the country nearly eight weeks ago. It was supposed to be held in New York April 18 but was postponed in hopes of helping slow the spread of COVID-19. White tried to stage the event on tribal land in California and still hopes to create a “Fight Island” for future cards.One of the fighters scheduled to take part in UFC249 has tested positive for the COVID-19. UFC says Jacaré Souza’s middleweight bout against Uriah Hall was called off after Souza tested positive along with his two cornermen. UFC says all three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL considers early draft Timmy Hill finished second, followed by Tyler Reddick, Chastain and Austin Dillon.Hamlin was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. He also won the opening iRacing event on March 22.Hamlin races barefoot on a top-of-the-line simulator. He also gained national attention three races ago at virtual Talladega Superspeedway when his daughter, Taylor, tried to ask him a question during the race and accidentally turned off the screen on his simulator with a remote control she was holding.WOMEN’S BASEBALL-PRATT OBITOriginal Rockford Peach dies Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUFC-TRUMPTrump lauds UFC for resuming matchesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — President Trump has congratulated UFC for restarting the sports world Saturday night after a nearly two-month hiatus. — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst (krihst) and men’s basketball coach Greg Gard are being asked to take a 15% pay cut over the next six months as part of the school’s response to the pandemic. School officials say Alvarez, Chryst and Gard are among 25 of the athletic department’s highest-earning employees who are being asked to take that voluntary cut. There will be no reduction in that group’s work hours.— Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming, who is now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold since February 1 over the coronavirus pandemic. Yao says the league might play out the full schedule; play a shortened season with some games dropped; or end the regular season and go straight to the playoffs based on teams’ current rankings. Yao tells state broadcaster CCTV that he hopes as much as the season can be played as possible, but that public health and fairness are the key considerations. — Two players at German second division side Dynamo Dresden have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting on hold the club’s planned return to soccer next weekend. Dresden was to play Hannover away on May 17 when the league resumes after a two-month suspension. Now, the entire squad, coaching and supervisory staff must go into 14 days of quarantine at home.— The president of French soccer club Lyon (lee-OHN’) says all members of its men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus. They were tested by team doctors.— A soccer player in England has tested positive for the coronavirus as Premier League clubs prepare for talks on Monday about how to resume the competition during the pandemic. The southern England club Brighton told The Associated Press there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate because players have only worked in isolation when at the training base. The Premier League has government support for “Project Restart” and it will be trying to secure agreement among the 20 clubs on the plans during a conference call with them on Monday. — The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Bernard Giudicelli tells a French newspaper (Le Journal du Dimanche) that organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning.NASCAR-iRACINGHamlin takes virtual finaleCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR’s iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway.This year’s Daytona 500 champion had four fresh tires as he chased down leader Ross Chastain and nudged him out of the way. Chastain retaliated by hitting Hamlin’s car after the checkered flag. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The NHL is considering the prospect of holding its amateur draft before the Stanley Cup final.The draft had been scheduled for June 26-27, but it was postponed with the season in an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the NHL is deciding whether to hold it earlier in June following the NFL’s success with its virtual draft last month.Such a move means teams would not be able to trade players before or during the draft, there would be a lack of clarity over next year’s salary cap and the draft order could be determined before all games are played. There are mixed feelings about the idea among executives.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The end of this virus-disrupted school year has produced a bleak financial outlook for major college sports. Budget projections are landing in the red. West Virginia has announced a $5 million projected shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30. The athletic director will take a 10% salary reduction for the next budget cycle along with other high earners in the department. Minnesota has forecast a $4 million deficit for the current fiscal period. The month before the pandemic hit, a $1 million surplus was projected. Now, the school says all cost-savings measures are on the table. Associated Press BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Former Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets pitcher Mary Pratt has died at 101.Pratt was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1943 Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which inspired the 1992 movie, “A League of Their Own.” She pitched in the league until 1947 and taught physical education for 46 years.The league said in a tweet that Pratt’s “stories, her energy will be missed for a long time.”Her nephew, Walter Pratt, told The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass. she died peacefully at a nursing home.OLYMPICS-JOVANOVIC-OBIT US bobsledder diesLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic bobsledder Pavle Jovanovic has died at 43.The Toms River, New Jersey, native took up the sport in 1997. A push athlete for driver Todd Hays, he won a bronze medal at the 2004 world championships and finished seventh in both the two- and four-man events at the 2006 Winter OlympicsUSA Bobsled/Skeleton said in a release Saturday that Jovanovic took his own life May 3.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
He said that despite the experience the world is going through, “we must not allow our spirit of unity, love , care for each other to wane.“In our little corners, let us celebrate by getting active through exercises in our homes, a walk in the park and encouraging each other to stay safe. When we stay together, we win together. In the spirit of sportsmanship, we must never give up the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This fleeting, sober moment for sports , business, social , and economic meltdown will pass and we shall emerge victorious “Dare affirmed that ” Sports remains the most powerful tool that unites the world during peace and war, and this experience would only strengthen our resolve to win always.“Sports fosters peace and unity, it breaks all human barriers and promotes healthy living. As we seek to overcome this pandemic, let us encourage those that have caught the virus to be strong and resolute. Together we shall overcome. I encourage every Nigerian not to allow their spirit to be dampened, but use the occasion of the International Day of Sports and Peace to spread the message of peace through sports”Dare further said “Despite the sobering moment, the world will always celebrate the advent of the modern Olympics which concides with the world Sports Day.“Sports can be used to drive change, unite the world and keep hope alive even in challenging times like this. We must not be discouraged or disillusioned, but sustain the fight against the spread of the virus . When we have conquered, we shall celebrate through the vehicle of sports . My message is that we must not give up”The United Nations had on August 23rd proclaimed April 6th of every year as the International Day of Sports and Peace in commemoration of the opening date of the modern Olympics which started in Athens in 1896.This year is being celebrated without the usual fanfare due to the Covid-19 scourge.The United Nations has urged everyone to mark the occasion with increased awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic and how to stay safe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunday Dare Youths and Sports Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the Covid-19 pandemic.According to Dare, “On this historic day of the celebration of the United Nations International Day of Sports Development and Peace which is celebrated soberly due to the Covid-19 scourge, i urge all our sports men and women to remain steadfast, strong and to keep hope alive.“As athletes, you remain the beacon of hope to unite Nigerians to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Sports and Peace . “You must use sports to foster peace, unity and lend support to those that are down. As sportsmen and women, you have an obligation to take up the symbolic role of lifting the spirit of our fellow country men and women.”
Published on March 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Before John Lade could enter the press conference after Syracuse defeated Johns Hopkins on Saturday night, he had to get a hold of his cell phone.Lade, still dressed in his uniform, paced in the hallway as he called his father, who was in the stands in Baltimore. With the hectic Orange schedule, Lade only had a few moments to say hello to his family following the 10-7 victory.He had a bus to catch.‘We will get on the bus at around 11:30 tonight and will get back to Syracuse around 5 in the morning,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘We will practice Sunday evening and Monday. When we get back they need to get some rest, and then we need to get them to focus on Hobart.’With a quick turnaround, the No. 3 Orange (4-1) must prepare for a date with Central New York rival Hobart (2-3) on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Geneva, N.Y. With just two days to practice, Syracuse must prepare for a Hobart team craving a big win on its turf.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange are coming off two victories over No. 8 Georgetown and No. 12 Johns Hopkins and seem to have ‘found their identity,’ according to Desko, over the past couple games. The merry-go-round lineup that defined Syracuse early in the season has transformed to a more consistent rotation. After struggling to put together a complete 60 minutes in the season’s first few games, the Orange has inched closer to that goal. But it is an accomplishment that Syracuse goalie John Galloway knows his team cannot celebrate for too long. ‘This was definitely a big win for us,’ Galloway said after the Hopkins game. ‘But we need to focus on the Hobart game that is coming up real fast.’ While most college students were vacationing during Spring Break, the Orange was cooped up in the film room preparing for the Blue Jays. Its extended preparation showed, as Syracuse jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first 30 minutes. ‘We had a good long week of practice and watched a lot of film on them,’ Lade said. ‘We had a good feel for what they wanted to run.’ That is a luxury Syracuse will be without come Tuesday. With only two days to get ready, Desko wants to make sure his team does not overlook Hobart.‘I know it is a game that on paper we are favored to win,’ Desko said. ‘But it is always an emotional game, a rivalry game. It is very much like a Hopkins-Maryland kind of game.’Up for grabs will be the Kraus-Simmons trophy. Since 1986 this trophy has been awarded to the winner of the Syracuse-Hobart game. The Orange has kept the trophy in Syracuse for the past three seasons and 22 of 24 seasons since 1986.In addition to the hardware, Hobart presents a chance to earn local bragging rights. The Statesmen’s second-leading scorer, Kevin Curtin, attended Corcoran High School. Hobart also boasts players from nearby Lafayette, Jamesville and Cazenovia. ‘It means a lot more than a lot of games on our schedule,’ Galloway said. ‘There are a lot of local guys on Hobart, and they look forward to playing a Syracuse team that they played in high school and had rivals against before.’This is a rivalry that extends beyond the field. Over the years McCooey Field has been a tough place to play. Fans know what is at stake, and a win against Syracuse can make the season for the Statesmen. The last time Syracuse played in Geneva two years ago, 2,500 fans showed up. ‘They have quite a following and it is quite a rowdy bunch,’ Desko said. ‘They have some interesting things to say to the players, coaches and their mothers, too. Normally they show up in droves for this rivalry.’ But Desko hopes Mother Nature can help the Orange.‘We normally don’t relish the thought of going out and playing in the rain,’ Desko said. ‘But if it rains in Geneva, it might be OK with us if it keeps some of the people home.’email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
NEW YORK — It seems the question comes up every time Syracuse plays a game on the national stage.In some form or another, head coach Jim Boeheim and his players are asked to talk about the depth this team has. And over and over again, they deliver the same message.‘Whoever’s playing hot, whoever’s playing great at the time, (Boeheim’s) going to play them,’ senior Scoop Jardine said. ‘And we know that. For the most part we just have to continue to be a team and continue to make plays. … We have 10 starters.’There have been times this year where that point of the Orange having 10 starters has been in question. Freshmen Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams have gone weeks at a time without having significant influence on any games. But in SU’s Big East Tournament quarterfinal win over Connecticut Thursday, the rookie duo showed once again that the Orange may be the deepest team in the country.Christmas and Carter-Williams will look to continue their strong play in the semifinals when SU (31-1) meets Cincinnati (23-9) Friday at 7 p.m. in Madison Square Garden.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘They’re the guys that win the national championship for us,’ Jardine said referring to the Orange’s role players. ‘They’re the guys. A James Southerland or a Rakeem coming in and getting six or seven rebounds. That’s what we ask them to do and today, they did it. We call their number, I think they’re going to deliver for us all year.’Carter-Williams and Christmas were somewhat overshadowed by their bench counterparts Dion Waiters and Southerland against the Huskies. But the two rookies provided some key minutes as the rest of the Orange struggled in the first half.Carter-Williams supplied an offensive spark for the Orange with four assists in eight minutes. His flashiest play came on a no-look, underhand bullet pass to Christmas for an easy dunk.And at 6-foot-5, he also provided another tough obstacle for the Huskies at the top of the 2-3 zone.‘Mike, he always takes advantage of his opportunities when he’s in the game,’ sophomore C.J. Fair said. ‘Whenever he comes in, he brings up the intensity. Him and Dion got us going early. When he does that, it helps us in a big way.’In SU’s last seven games leading up to the Big East Tournament, Christmas failed to score while only contributing two rebounds and one assist. On Thursday, he started the game on the bench for the first time this year but spelled Orange center Fab Melo with eight minutes of solid production.He manned the middle of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and came up with two big blocks on back-to-back possessions. The freshman also added five rebounds, one less than Melo had in 32 minutes. ‘He was huge in the first half,’ Boeheim said. ‘I thought he was really good, and I think this was a good game for him and gave us another guy in that center position. I thought he was very good today.’If Christmas and Carter-Williams can continue to perform like that the rest of the way, teams will have trouble dealing with the variety of threats SU has on both ends of the floor. And even though sophomore Baye Keita did not play against UConn, the emergence of the two freshmen once again showed the Orange can confidently go deep in its bench.Even though it was only eight minutes for both, the playing time gave them a taste of postseason play.Christmas was not in the locker room after the game to talk to the media. But Carter-Williams said it was nice to be a part of such a big win.‘I was more excited to go into the game,’ he said. ‘To go in there and get a chance to play and to prove to everybody that I can play out there. I was more excited to contribute to the team.’firstname.lastname@example.org Published on March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on October 3, 2014 at 1:27 am Facebook Twitter Google+ The first two periods of Syracuse’s season opener against Colgate were dominated by penalties.SU faced two five-on-threes. But each time the Orange had to kill one off, it came out unscathed.“Our PK (penalty kill) was what won the game for us, absolutely,” head coach Paul Flanagan said.The Orange (1-0) was eight-for-eight killing penalties Thursday night in Tennity Ice Pavilion while allowing Colgate (0-1) only 10 shots on goal during the Raiders’ power play opportunities. SU blocked 11 shots, many of which came from diving penalty killers, as it defeated the Raiders, 2-1.The SU penalty kill was tested early when defender Akane Hosoyamada was whistled for checking only 20 seconds after forward Julie Knerr was called for holding. Syracuse faced a five-on-three for not only the first time in a game, but also overall this season, as Flanagan said his team has yet to practice being two men down.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the team proved up to the test, allowing only two shots on goal.“They were doing a good job of staying in shooting lanes so they couldn’t shoot it and they had to pass it back out, move it around and I think we frustrated them,” Flanagain said.SU got its own five-on-three soon after, and Flanagan said he joked to his players after the period that he asked the referees to give each team a five-on-three so his players could practice.At the end of the first period, Colgate had another power play, but SU gave up just three shots, one of which was blocked before it reached the net.“(Blocks) make my job a lot easier, obviously, keeps the shots down and shows me my team is out there to support me,” said goalie Jenn Gilligan, who made 20 saves.The second period proved no different as forward Jessica Sibley took a crosschecking penalty 11 seconds in. This time, the Raiders shot eight times but SU defenders were able to block three, including an impressive one from forward Allie LaCombe.Playing closest to the blue line, Colgate forward Cat Quirion fired a shot as LaCombe laid out for the block. As the puck went wide, LaCombe stretched out and stopped it with her head.“If you stop the puck, it’s almost like scoring, stopping the puck from going in,” said Knerr.The Orange had trouble retaining possession in the first half of the second period. The first penalty came early, just when the team was starting to gain momentum. Two more came less than 40 seconds apart.LaCombe was called for tripping and forward Emily Costales for checking, giving Colgate another five-on-three opportunity. Knerr recorded two diving blocks and Gilligan only had to make three saves as the penalty was killed yet again.The final two Colgate power plays of the night offered only one shot on goal, which Gilligan saved.“When they were moving the puck down to the half boards or down to the wall, our players were shooting out, staying in shooting lanes,” Flanagan said.And while SU enjoyed the success on the penalty kill, the team had committed a lot of penalties to put it on the kill in the first place.“First game, (we) weren’t expecting the whistles to go so much,” Hosoyamada said. “We wanted to use our bodies, we wanted to protect the puck.”Flanagan said he wasn’t too concerned about the number of penalties, either, citing a quick whistle from the referees and inexperience. Four of SU’s penalties were committed by freshmen.And the outcome of the penalties provided a positive for the Orange in its opening win.“There was one five-on-three when I’m not sure if they even got a shot on net,” Flanagan said. “That’s just good, hard work that’ll carry a long way.” Comments
FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Sophomore wide receiver Steve Ishmael left Tuesday’s practice early after banging up his left knee in a collision with freshman center Andrejas Duerig while trying to field a punt.Ishmael, one of SU’s first-string wideouts on the preseason depth chart, was part of a punt returning drill and as he ran back and to his left to track a booming Riley Dixon punt, he drifted into another group’s drill where he collided with Duerig. Ishmael stayed on the ground for about five minutes and was surrounded by four trainers and then head coach Scott Shafer. When addressing the media shortly after 6 p.m., Shafer said it’s just a bruise on his left knee and that Ishmael “will be fine.”The sophomore led SU in receiving touchdowns last year with three, and was second in receptions (27) and receiving yards (415).He was helped over to the other side of the field by two trainers and laid down next to the ambulance on site while trainers worked on his left knee while he put his hands to his facemask.Wide receivers coach Bobby Acosta and director of football operations Drew Robinson came over before Ishmael eventually got up under his own power. He slowly paced back and forth a couple times before riding a stationary bike.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe then progressed to a slow jog and returned to an area out of the media’s sight before coming back to the stationary bike. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman
“The beauty of it all is that every credible electoral process has room for ventilation of grievances and in anticipating that we were not going to have a prefect situation, adjudicating bodies were also created to listen to complaints arising from these elections.“We should allow the process to terminate and if people don’t get justice they can now say that they were shortchanged or that the process was not transparent and credible, but to point accusing fingers at the Ministry and create imaginary enemies through distasteful statements is unfair.Dalung also assured stakeholders that those who were unlawfully disqualified will be given a fair hearing and justice.“I have assured Nigerians of credible elections and all those aggrieved should present their grievances to the Appeals Committee. The Committee is made up of people with experience who will look at these complaints on merit and come up with conclusions.“The only thing I’ll add here is that anyone caught up in the guidelines can never expect anything to be created to accommodate him or her because the guidelines are the ground rules, therefore it is what is going to be used to measure whether somebody was unlawfully disqualified or not even qualified to contest in the first place. All these things will be looked into using the guidelines.The Minister also appealed to public not to condemn the process without exhausting all the channels of expression of dissatisfaction“Those who have moved to the court of public opinion, raising a barrage of allegations and trying not only to discredit the process but smear the integrity of people, I appeal to them that the Appeals Panel is still there. They should take their grievances there and they will get justice,” Dalung said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NSF ELECTIONSThe Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has appealed to aggrieved contestants at the just concluded National Sports Federations’ Elections to channel their grievances to the Elections Appeals Committee.The Minister who was live on TVC on TuesdayÂ said that it was not unusual to have complaints and grievances coming in the aftermath of every conduct of an electoral process.Dalung however urged such people to use the provisions made available for protests and complaints emanating from the electoral process.
Manny Pacquiao was a champion of the boxing world for a long time, and he may eventually look to become a “champion” of the political world as well.In an interview with the AFP on Saturday, via Fox News, “Pacman” hinted at his interest of one day running for president in the Philippines:Giving his strongest hint yet that he will push to the top of the political tree when he finally retires from the ring, the “Pacman” — a hero and congressman in his home country — admitted he had considered the presidency of the 95 million-strong nation.When pressed on whether he had thought about shooting for the top job, the softly-spoken 34-year-old replied “Yes”.Drawing parallels between his pugilism and politics careers, the former world champion in eight weight divisions said: “When I started boxing, of course I was planning, you know and thinking about getting to become a champion. So when I enter politics it’s the same thing.“But, you know, it’s far away,” he said, adding: “It’s God’s will.” This isn’t exactly all that surprising.Politics have always been a very major part of Pacquiao’s adult life. He was elected into the Philippine House of Representatives in a landslide victory in 2010, and according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Congressman has filed five bills.Moreover, as a legendary sports figure across the world, he would undoubtedly garner much support if he were to run for his country’s highest office.For now, he still has a boxing career that is not yet finished.The former eight-division champion is 38-5-2, and although he has lost two fights in a row (one highly questionable decision, one unforgettable knockout that had many questioning his declining health and skill) and is no longer regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, at 34, he is not yet ready for retirement. He is set to face Brandon Rios (23-1-1) in November, but whatever happens in that one in Macau, it’s obvious that his boxing career is beginning to wind down.And when Manny Pacquiao does eventually decide to hang up his gloves, he can only hope to duplicate his boxing success in the political world.