Arum saves Oct. 15 for Pacquiao’s return bout »

With the Philippine National flag in background, Filipino boxing great and now Senator Manny Pacquiao stands while a citation is being read to him during ceremony at the Commission on Elections Thursday, May 19, 2016 in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao has won a seat in the Philippine Senate based on an unofficial count bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Pacquiao said he will retire from boxing to become a full-time politician. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

IF EVER Manny Pacquiao decides to make a ring comeback, he need not worry about an opponent or a date for the fight. Promoter Bob Arum has figured out the possibilities, naming Terence Crawford, Adrien Broner and World Boxing Council welterweight champion Danny Garcia as the leading candidates in an interview with Review-Journal. Arum, Top Rankís top honcho, even cited a date Oct. 15 and a venueóMandalay Bay Events Center for Pacquiao’s…

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Mahindra interim coach Gavina wants a defensive-minded team »

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They’re called the Enforcers and their new coach wants them to assert that authority on the defensive end. Chris Gavina, the interim coach of Mahindra, said Friday at Arellano University the Enforcers will be known as a defensive-minded team come the PBA Governors’ Cup, a change in identity after it finished ninth in the league after the eliminations. Mahindra’s defense was the one to blame for its 4-7 record after placing in…

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Muhammad Ali’s funeral ‘open to everybody’ »

Items left by people paying homage to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on the eve, on June 4, 2016 in front of the Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he died.
Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died on June 3, his family said. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA

LOUISVILLE, United States -- The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend's life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service, a family spokesman said. Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion and civil rights activist who was an iconic figure of the 20th century, died Friday aged 74 after health problems complicated by a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The…

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