By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — From Manny Pacquiao to left-wing activists, Filipinos in this boxing-crazy nation grieved the death of Muhammad Ali, which brought back fond memories of the epic 1975 “Thrilla in Manila” fight between him and Joe Frazier. “We lost a giant,” Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing legend, said on […]
EDITORIAL: Beyond fighting fists
Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s greatest boxers and one of the 20th century’s biggest personalities, died on June 3 in Phoenix, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems. He was 74. “I may be 7’2”, but I never felt taller than when standing in [Ali’s] shadow,” said NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a Facebook post. […]
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By Sarah Mervosh The Associated Press via The Dallas Morning News DALLAS (AP) — At a sleek venue in Dallas’ Design District, Ndaa Hassan burst through the curtain and rushed backstage. The fashion show was about to start.
Manny Pacquiao shows greatness in small package
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao had a hat perched jauntily on his head, a bandage wrapped neatly around his right ear. His real work done for the night, he was heading down the Las Vegas Strip to sing a few songs with his band.
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — On May 2, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took his daughter bowling after announci 15, ng his return to the ring.