De La Hoya says no to Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

first_img(L-R): CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe, WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and Pacquiao will face each other in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP PHOTO / JOHN GURZINSKIKUALA LUMPUR — Oscar De La Hoya is not keen on seeing a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.Mayweather beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in 2015 and rumors of a potential second fight between the two boxing greats have been resurfacing time and again.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio 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 Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “I hope not,” De La Hoya quickly answered when asked by a Filipino reporter on Thursday if he wants to see Pacquiao fight Mayweather again.“Because Manny’s not the same. There’s a reason why Floyd waited so long. There’s a reason why floyd waited so long to fight me. There’s reasons,” he added.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 took five years of on and off talks and rumors before the megafight between Pacquiao and Mayweather happened while Mayweather fought a version of De La Hoya that was past his prime.De La Hoya, the Golden Boy Promotions chairman and CEO, said he gives Mayweather the edge over Pacquiao in a rematch due to the fact that Pacquiao has faced stiffer competition than Mayweather. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Oscar De La Hoya: Manny Pacquiao best fighter I’ve faced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES “I’ll tell you the truth I’ll give Floyd the advantage over Manny any day because Manny has been in wars, Manny has fought better opposition in their prime,” De La Hoya said. “He has more wear and tear. He has had a longer, better career than Floyd and Floyd fights once a year. He takes care of himself, he trains all the time so Floyd is fresher. He doesn’t fight like Pacquiao.”“Pacquiao gets hit and he keeps coming. That just wears you down. So I have to give Floyd the advantage as much as I love Pacquiao.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday announce takeover by Thai Union Frozen Group

first_imgSheffield Wednesday have announced a club takeover by the Thai Union Frozen Group.The South Yorkshire club announced the Thai company have bought 100 per cent of the club’s shares from previous owner Milan Mandaric’s company UKFI Limited for an as yet undisclosed sum, reported to be around £30million.Manadaric has made no secret of his intention to sell the club to the right buyer after taking control at Hillsborough in December 2010. Mandaric rescued Wednesday from administration and contributed £7million towards wiping out club debts in excess of £20million.Representatives of the Thai Union Frozen Group, which owns John West Foods and is the world’s largest producer of tuna, have been in talks with the club since the end of last year and attended last weeke6nd’s goalless home draw against Birmingham.They have also met with manager Stuart Gray to discuss their plans for the future, while the deal is subject to Football League approval.Businessman Dejphon Chansiri, whose family control the Thai Union Frozen Group, told the club’s official website: “I am very excited at the prospect of taking over control from Milan.“I believe this club has huge potential and I can assure all our supporters that I will be working extremely hard to bring the success that I already sense from my short time in your city our supporters so desperately crave.“My son Att, who was a mascot at the recent Blackpool game, is passionate about football and I know will be my inspiration in this project. I have made the same promise to him as I do our supporters. He will not let me forget this until we are back in the Premier League.“Milan has been a wonderful owner of the club, taking over at a very difficult time and guiding it out of League One and handing it over with much still to play for this season in the Championship.“I am pleased he has agreed to remain a supporter of the club. I am sure with his football knowledge and business expertise he will be of invaluable help to me.”Chansiri confirmed his group had made funds available to help the club bring in recent loan signings Lewis Baker and Will Keane from Chelsea and Manchester United respectively and hoped to add more players to the squad.He added: “We haven’t got long but we will all work very hard to strengthen the team for the second half of the season.”Mandaric, who has previously owned Portsmouth and Leicester, pulled out of a deal to sell the club to Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov in September.“From the first time I met Dejphon I felt he was the right person for this fantastic club,” said Mandaric, who will assist Chansiri in an advisory role after stepping down as chairman.“His business expertise and passion made him stand out from the other interested parties that I have spoken to since I announced that Mr Mammadov could no longer fulfil his obligation to purchase the club.”Mandaric added: “In my four years in Sheffield, I have come to regard this city as my home, and desperately want to be a part of the journey we all started together when I arrived, which I am sure will ultimately see our club back in the Premier League very soon.” Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough 1last_img read more

Redfearn resigns as Leeds’ academy manager claiming position is ‘untenable’

first_img Leeds manager Neil Redfearn Neil Redfearn has resigned from his role as Leeds’ academy manager claiming his position had been made untenable by the club.Redfearn was officially offered to return to his previous job with the academy in May following his six-month stint as first-team head coach last season, but has accused the club of not letting him return to his post.The 50-year-old was involved in a bitter fall-out with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, who opted not to extend Redfearn’s spell as head coach.Leeds appointed Uwe Rosler in May and Redfearn has claimed the offer to return to his academy role was “not genuine”.Redfearn said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that I am resigning from my employment at Leeds United with immediate effect.“I am desperately disappointed that Adam Pearson’s ‘offer’ of a return to my old position as Academy manager was not genuine and the club have since made my position untenable by refusing to let me take up my post at Thorp Arch.“I would, however, like to place on record my thanks to everyone connected with the first team, including the fans, for making last season both productive and beneficial after a difficult start.“Very importantly I would like to pay a special tribute to the Academy where I proudly worked along with others for the best part of six years.“The LUFC academy is now regarded as one of the most productive in the country and last season proved testament to that with the continued development of Sam Byram, Alex Mowatt, Lewis Cook, Charlie Taylor, Kalvin Phillips, Lewis Walters and Chris Dawson amongst a crop of outstanding young players to wear the Leeds badge of honour and to don the famous white shirt.“The Academy Philosophy and Coaching programme that I wrote and developed will be part of my legacy to this great club and hopefully will help shape more top young professional footballers moving forward.“I would like to wish Uwe Rosler and his staff and players every success for next season and beyond so that Leeds can (get) back to the Premier League very soon“Last, but not least, I wish to thank the fans for their unstinting support both during my time at the Academy and whilst in charge of the first team.“It has truly been an honour to represent and serve this great club.” 1last_img read more

Tactics, passion and Hazard: Why Chelsea fans can’t wait for next season

first_img 5 5 5 5 5. It can’t get any worse – Despite their improved form under Guus Hiddink, last season, as whole, was an embarrassment for Chelsea Football Club. But the good news is that it really can’t get any worse. The Blues hit a low a generation of supporters won’t have seen before and Conte won’t allow a repeat of such a campaign. 2. Conte on the sidelines – As seen at the Euro 2016 finals, Conte is an extrovert on the sidelines. No manager, player or official will be exempt from facing the wrath and passion of the Italian, making the Chelsea dugout the most eagerly awaited of the new season. 1. Conte’s system and tactics – read all about this below, then click the arrow above, right, to see four more reasons Chelsea fans should be excited ahead of the new season – Much has been spoken of Conte as a tactician and what he’ll subsequently bring to Stamford Bridge. The 46-year-old earned recognition for his innovative methods with Juventus then Italy, and is now bringing his experience to south west London. What formation he’ll use, particularly whether he’ll deploy a back three, has drawn the most interest. Conte will keep fans guessing until the first game of the Blues’ season. 3. Youth players getting a chance – The pressure is growing for Chelsea to prove their academy isn’t a waste of time. It’s been well documented that John Terry is the last player to come through the club’s youth ranks and establish himself as a first team regular, which will have been relayed to Conte. At present, Blues fans have pinned their hopes on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but will he get a chance next season? With no European football, the midfielder could see his opportunities increase, but only time will tell. 5 It’s a fresh start for Chelsea next season.After a dreadful 2015/16 campaign, Antonio Conte, who has officially been unveiled by the club, has the job of guiding the Blues back to the Premier League and Europe’s elite.For Chelsea fans therefore, there’s much to feel positive about and, in light of this, we’ve put together five reasons excitement should be rising ahead of the incoming term.Check out those points by viewing the slideshow above. 4. The return of Eden Hazard – The last few games of Chelsea’s season combined with his performances for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals suggested Hazard is returning to his best. The 25-year-old was metaphorically absent for much of the 2015/16 campaign, struggling for fitness and form, and was sorely missed. With a new manager to impress, Hazard is firmly expected to re-establish himself as one of the Premier League’s finest players – even if it is only to catch the eye of Real Madrid. last_img read more

Sporting goods titans to merge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Easton, whose roots date back to 1922 in Watsonville, specializes in aluminum bats, baseball gloves, bikes, hockey and camping equipment. In the 1940s it became a powerhouse in the archery field and continues to make arrow shafts to this day. Its bow-maker sister company, Hoyt, and Easton Technical Products, both based in Utah, will not fold into the combined entity. Riddell, which manufactures the National Football League’s official helmets, has an equally rich history, developing removable cleats for football shoes in 1922. Its helmets show up in sports as diverse as Indy car racing to skateboarding, where Tony Hawk endorses its gear. Based in Chicago, it merged with Bell Sports in 2004. “The combined (research and development) efforts of both businesses will be unsurpassed in the sporting goods industry,” said Bill Sherman, president and CEO of Riddell, in a printed statement. Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 VAN NUYS – Peyton Manning already straps them on, Lance Armstrong suits up with their gear and their baseball gloves fit the hand of many a major leaguer: Even before it officially exists, Easton-Bell Sports is a monster of the sports world. On Tuesday, baseball and hockey products expert Easton Sports Inc. announced a mega-merger with Riddell Bell Holdings, which makes helmets for the National Football League. The combined entity, chaired by Easton head Jim Easton, boasts annual revenues of more than $600 million and covers sports from archery to motocross. “This company is now the number one baseball company, the number one football company, the number one in bike helmets, number one in snow helmets and the number one hockey innovation company,” said Tony Palma, who’s presently chief executive officer of Easton Sports and will take a new executive role in the combined company. “Yeah, there’s a lot of number ones here. We like that.” Terms of the deal, aided by Santa Monica-based Fenway Partners and set to close by the end of the first quarter, were not announced. Together, the company will employ more than 2,500 workers, maintaining headquarters in both Van Nuys and Chicago. Palma said he expects few overlaps between the different divisions, minimizing any need for staff reduction. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Summit offered for high school kids

first_imgNEWHALL – Teens feeling the stress of study, work and life in general might want to ask for the day off from school Thursday to attend the annual Youth Summit at the new Community Center in Newhall. More than 100 students from the William S. Hart Union High School District are expected to attend the event sponsored by Santa Clarita city government. The goal is to bring local teenagers together to discuss current issues they face, said Adele Macpherson, the city’s community services superintendent. Themed “Breaking Point: Outlets for Stress,” the daylong conference will include three break-out sessions for participants on topics such as time management, peer pressure, academic pressure and relationship issues. Jeff Yalden, the teen life coach from MTV’s “Made,” will return as the keynote speaker. A former Marine, high school teacher and athletic coach, he travels the country as a motivational speaker. His topic this year is “Take Time to Think.” Last year he led lively discussion on self-respect. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We look forward to providing our youth with an opportunity to come together, meet new people and discuss issues prevalent to today’s students,” Macpherson said. “The Youth Summit is a great way for students to come together not only to listen to speakers, but to share their own experiences and get peer feedback.” Students registered to attend the summit will get transportation from their schools. For information, contact (661) 255-4965 or visit the Web site at Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgMore than 750 people have signed up for today’s Donegal Marathon.More than 750 walkers and runners will cross the starting line today for the Donegal Marathon in Letterkenny.The race will start at 10.15am at the Aura Leisure Centre before athletes make their way into town and then back out to Bomany, Newmills, Rashedog and back into town again.There will be traffic restrictions in place which motorists are asked to have patience with. Chairman of the race, Dessie Larkin, said the entry for the event has surpassed the expectations of organisers.“We thought that if we got 500 then we would be doing really well but to have more than 750 on the starting line will be amazing.“There are too many people to even begin to thank who have made this happen.“All we need now is a little bit of good weather and for everyone to complete the course safely,” he said. The public to have been asked to play their part and encouraged to get out and get behind the athletes.A fun atmosphere is planned for the Aura Leisure Centre from noon with all sorts of entertainment planned.Organsiers are hoping to make this an annual event so why not get out an help them make the most of it.  THEY’RE UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR TODAY’S DONEGAL MARATHON was last modified: August 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL MARATHONletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgDonegal received further support for their ‘defensive’ style of play when no less than three of the team were named in the Sunday Game’s Team of the Season.RTE pundits including Pat Spillane and Ciaran Whelan named the team n last night’s programme after the All Ireland Final between Dublin and Kerry.Not surprisingly the three players – Karl Lacey, Neil McGee and Kevin Cassidy – all line out in defence. There was also an honourary mention for captain Michael Murphy in the Young Player of the Year category.Only finalists Dublin and Kerry have more nominations.And if that wasn’t enough, Gaoth Dobhair star Kevin Cassidy’s last minute point against Kildare in the quarter was named as second most popular clip fro the season.Ends THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS NAMED IN ‘SUNDAY GAME’ TEAM OF YEAR! was last modified: September 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Government has escaped answering the most fundamental questions about new septic tank charges after the controversial Bill passed through all stages in the Oireachtas this week, says a local senator.Fianna Fáil Seanad Spokesperson on Agriculture Brian Ó Domhnaill has said grave uncertainty remains about what costs are now facing septic tank owners across the country as a result of Minister Phil Hogan’s new legislation.The Donegal Senator said today: “Minister Hogan has successfully pushed through his legislation that will impose registration, inspection and upgrade charges on over 400,000 septic tank owners across the country. “Throughout the process, he and his Government colleagues have attempted to stifle debate at every stage and have sought to misled the public on a number of occasions.  They have remained steadfast in their refusal to answer any questions about inspection standards and resulting costs.“Since the Bill was published last year, Fianna Fáil has appealed to the Minister on several occasions to clarify what standards will be used when septic tanks are inspected under his plan.“This is of fundamental importance, as it will determine how many septic tanks will have to be replaced and upgraded and how much homeowners will have to pay for this.  Not only would the Government refuse to answer this themselves, they blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from coming before the Oireachtas Environment Committee to answer questions about inspection standards.”He claimed: “The Government has succeeded, and septic tank charges will soon be a reality.  Their handling of this has been appalling. Fianna Fáil has always said that we support the need to register our septic tanks as required by the European Commission and to ensure that private waste water systems are clean and safe. “What we have strongly opposed is the Government’s plan to force rural dwellers to pay for all of this themselves, when those living in urban areas do not face these costs. It is simply unfair and inequitable.”Senator Ó Domhnaill added: “Fianna Fáil will continue to campaign for grants for septic tank owners to help them meet the considerable costs of upgrading or replacing their systems.” SENATOR ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OVER SEPTIC TANK CHARGES was last modified: February 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cho’s best not enough for Crescenta Valley

first_img Hillcrest Christian/Granada Hills 3, L.A Lutheran 0: Jackie Habashy had 10 kills and Kristen Payne 17 assists as Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills (8-3, 5-1) swept L.A. Lutheran of Sylmar 25-23, 25-10, 25-22 victory in a Heritage League match. BOYS’ WATER POLO Alemany 17, Notre Dame 1: Brian Taylor scored eight goals with two assists as Alemany of Mission Hills (14-8 2-1) romped to a Mission League win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks at Valley College. Zach Cooke added three goals and two assists for Alemany, and Hunter Nixon scored the only goal for Notre Dame (5-10, 0-2). dtpost!BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY RIO HONDO LEAGUE La Canada 47, San Marino 49: Chris Bruegge won the 3-mile race at Lacy Park in San Marino in a personal-best 16 minutes, 46 seconds to lead the Spartans to their second consecutive league-meet victory. Bruegge stepped up in the absence of Will Zentmyer, La Canada’s top runner, who was unable to finish the race because of a fever. Jake Matthews, Austin Facer and Paul Park finished seventh, eighth and ninth for the Spartans, who improved to 10-0 in league. dtpost!GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY RIO HONDO LEAGUE La Canada 35, South Pasadena 45: After suffering its first league loss in 11 years with an eight-point setback to South Pasadena on Sept. 27, La Canada rebounded with a strong performance on the 3-mile Lacy Park course in San Marino to win the second league meet. Morgan Sheppard was the individual winner in 19:14 for the Spartans, who received top 10-finishes from Erika Hennon, Molly Scott and Lindsay Mayer. La Canada and South Pasadena are 9-1 in league competition, setting up a winner-take-all showdown at the league final Nov. 1 at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Cho, who has drawn interest from UCLA, is expected to lead the league scoring. Crescenta Valley fell to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in league play. Keppel is 4-4 overall and 4-2 in Pacific action. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week GIRLS’ TENNIS Notre Dame 17, Alemany 1: Junior Aimee Oki and freshman Haley Hinkle cruised to 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 wins to lead host Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (7-3 overall, 2-2 Mission) past Alemany of Mission Hills (0-4, 0-2). Oki, Notre Dame’s No. 1 singles player, was a Southern Section last year in doubles. Chaminade 14, Louisville 4: Senior Kate Carnahan swept all three of her singles sets as Chaminade of West Hills (9-1, 4-0) defeated host Louisville of Woodland Hills. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL center_img Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta sophomore Christine Cho posted a career best 3-under-par 33 in a 216-234 Pacific League loss Thursday to Mark Keppel of Alhambra at Alhambra Golf Course. (4-2, 4-4) defeated (2-4, 3-6) last_img read more