Manny Pacquiao showed Saturday night he's still got plenty of fight for a boxer on the wrong side of 40.
Whether Pacquiao's dominating win over Adrien Broner gets him a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, though, is a question that will have to be answered another night.
With Mayweather watching from ringside, Pacquiao showed flashes of his old speed in winning a unanimous 12-round decision over Broner in Las Vegas to easily defend his piece of the welterweight title. It was the 61st win of a remarkable career in which Pacquiao has won titles in eight weight classes.
"The Manny Pacquiao journey will still continue," Pacquiao said.
Two judges favored Pacquiao by a 116-112 score, while the third had it 117-111. The AP scored it a shutout 120-108 for Pacquiao.
Moments after he was disqualified for a knee to the head of his opponent in his UFC debut Saturday night, Greg Hardy said he wasn't deliberately breaking the rules.
The fight in New York was halted in the second round by referee Dan Miragliotta when Hardy, a former NFL player, kneed Allen Crowder as he lay on the mat. He apologized to Crowder.
"He was getting up, it was inexperience in mistiming it, man," Hardy said.
around the horn
Tennis: Li Na is the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She joins Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the Class of 2019.
College hockey: Spencer Stastney scored in 3-on-3 second overtime to give Notre Dame an extra point in a 2-2 tie against Wisconsin in Chicago. Michael Graham scored both Irish goals.
U wrestlers win
The Gophers wrestling team defeated Northwestern 29-12 in Evanston, Ill., recording two pins after a forfeit at 125 pounds gave the Wildcats a 6-0 lead. Ethan Lizak scored a first-period pin over Colin Valdiviez at 133, and 141-pounder Mitch McKee followed with a pin of Alec McKenna in 58 seconds.
Heavyweight Gable Steveson won 9-5 over No. 19 Conan Jennings for his 22nd consecutive victory.
The Gophers' Tommy Thorn notched a 6-2 decision over Yahya Thomas at 149. Devin Skatzka got his 19th victory of the season, 6-2 over Johnny Sebastian at 174, boosted by a four-point near-fall with less than 50 seconds left. Dylan Anderson (197) won 8-4 over Zack Chakonis.
In a battle of top-10 wrestlers, Gophers 157-pounder Steve Bleise, ranked seventh, fell to No. 3 Ryan Deakin 9-4.
Whitecaps win finale
Jonna Curtis recorded a goal and three assists for the Minnesota Whitecaps in a 9-0 victory over the Connecticut Whale in their regular-season home finale at the TRIA rink. Curtis' four points moved her into a tie for the National Women's Hockey League scoring lead with 17. Kendall Coyne Schofield had two goals — one shorthanded — and an assist, while Katie McGovern picked up a pair of goals, Allie Thunstrom had a goal and an assist and Emma Stauber had two assists. Julie Friend picked up the shutout in her first career start for the Whitecaps (10-4).
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