Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this edition, we talk about Tiger Woods’ return, a racially-motivated attack, and Pacquiao winning a title.
The first transgender politician elected in the Philippines said she hopes her win in a congressional race shows that people like her can contribute to nation-building in a country where LGBT people are still sometimes publicly ridiculed.
By Bullit Marquez Associated Press SAN PABLO, Philippines (AP) — Boxing star Manny Pacquiao pressed on with his campaign for a seat in the Philippine Senate on April 28, barnstorming in a province south of Manila, despite a reported militant plot to kidnap him. Pacquiao had few visible security escorts as he campaigned in Laguna […]
By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao says he’s thinking about fighting for his country in the Olympics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters. His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio — much less the eight-time world champion — is […]
By Teresa Cerojano Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — World boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s April 9 bout with Timothy Bradley came under a cloud Feb. 22 when the Philippine elections commission was asked to stop the Las Vegas match because it would give the Filipino slugger and senatorial candidate massive publicity. Former Rep. Walden Bello, […]
Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to a new edition of The Layup Drill! This month, we revisit the great year by Doug Baldwin, a return home for a new Seattle Mariner — and is this the last fight for Manny Pacquiao? Despite coming up short, Seahawks’ Baldwin has a career year The feeling is […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, learn about the Huskies heading to China, the rebirth of Jeremy Lin in Charlotte, Ichiro returning for at least one more season, and Manny Pacquiao’s last fight. New team, new ’do for Lin Since it is November, […]
By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao prayed with a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and promised to appeal for clemency in the latest bid from her country to save her. Pacquiao and his wife, Jinkee, spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Pacquiao loses “Fight of the Century” to Mayweather Manny Pacquiao dropped a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd in Las Vegas in the biggest money fight in the history of boxing. An estimated 4.4 million people purchased the inflated $100 pay-per-view event ($90 if you did not […]
By Oliver Teves Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao lost his biggest fight in the ring, but that won’t stop him from plotting a bigger comeback — in the political arena that is. In a country where elections are also entertainment and political programs secondary, candidates often win because of star power and […]