Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he’s still got plenty of fight for a fighter on the wrong side of 40.
Whether Pacquiao’s dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, remains an open question.
With Mayweather watching from ringside, Pacquiao showed flashes of his old speed in winning a unanimous 12-round decision over Broner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to easily defend his piece of the welterweight title.
Pacquiao won a lopsided decision that was never in doubt before a crowd that roared at every punch he landed. Pacquiao pressed the fight into the later rounds as he tried unsuccessfully to score a knockout.
Two judges favored Pacquiao by a 116-112 score, while the third had it 117-111. The AP scored it a shutout, 120-108.
On the undercard, three fights were decided by unanimous decision: Marcus Browne (23-0) beat Badou Jack for a vacant interim light heavyweight world title; Nordine Oubaali (15-0) defeated Rau’Shee Warren to win the vacant WBC world bantamweight title, and Hugo Ruiz (39-4) dropped Alberto Guevara in the first round but won a one-sided decision.
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Colorado’s Juwann Winfree made a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch and Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone made a 43-yard field goal to lead the American team to a 10-7 victory over the National squad at the Rose Bowl in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl.
Slippery Rock’s Wes Hills was selected the game MVP after running for 79 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown for the National team. The game is designed to showcase players not expected to go high in the NFL draft.
•Brett Rypien and Easton Stick each threw a touchdown pass to help the West beat the East 21-17 in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Rypien, a Boise State product and nephew of Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, was 10 of 14 for 134 yards.
Soccer: Manchester United remains sixth in the English Premier League after beating Brighton 2-1 with goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, but now Champions League qualification is back in play as the fourth position is wide open after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0.
•Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, had a goal in his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup. The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and scored in the 83rd in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Airdrieonians.
Obituary: John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion who was suspended from figure skating for unspecified conduct, died in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33.
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