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Sports BUZZ: Mayweather pressured.. Tiger splits with GF…Mommy D furious

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LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 16:  Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. uses a hand grip during the final news conference for his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino September 16, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS – SEPTEMBER 16: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. uses a hand grip during the final news conference for his bout against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino September 16, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“I was a little nervous because of Manny Pacquiao’s speed, but (I took comfort in the thought that) he doesn’t have a chin and he doesn’t take body shots very well,” said Zion Mayweather. The unanimous decision win, the 15-year-old Zion said, came as a big relief and only bolstered his belief that his dad is “the greatest fighter in the world.”“I think he did a great job. Honestly, I don’t think Pacquiao was more of a technical fighter to fight my dad. I think that’s the reason why my dad won. I think he is the greatest fighter in the world,” he said. Spin.ph

 

But there will be pressure to continue. Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0 could be broken with two more fights, and the MGM is building an arena on the Las Vegas Strip that Mayweather could open next spring if he keeps fighting. “I’m only human, I contradict myself,” Mayweather said, leaving open the possibility of more fights. “I’m not perfect.” Spin.ph

 

THAILAND defeated Korea, 25-18, 25-17, 22-25, 20-25, 15-11, on Sunday night to sweep its group stage matches in the 2015 Asian Under-23 Women’s Volleyball Championship at the Philsports Arena. Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 19 points, Pimpichaya Kokram fired 14 points, and Chatchu-on Moksri added 13 points for Thailand for a 2-0 record in Pool D. Spin.ph

 

“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” Vonn said Sunday on her Facebook page. “I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.” Spin.ph

 

Two years after winning the LPGA Tour’s inaugural North Texas Shootout, Park closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to win it again, this time by three strokes over Cristie Kerr and Hee Young Park. “I don’t know how I did it, but I did it twice,” Inbee Park said. “I love this golf course. … It seems like it really suits my eye.” Spin.ph

 

“The timing, the quality of our balls, our movement, and our pressing was not quite what I was hoping for.” Still, three points is three points for Manson who sent a message to all his players. “This wasn’t our strongest team tonight. I’m going to need to do that with all these competitions. We’re going to have to keep rotating players. Players need to understand when they’re on the pitch that they need to make as big of an impact as possible.” Tiebreakers

 

tough match for us [against Japan]. What I’m hoping is for the team to play at a high level. It’s hard to expect a win since this team didn’t have ideal preparations.” Ateneo star Alyssa Valdez is expected to carry the PH volleybelles, after averaging 25 points in pool play, while the statuesque Jaja Santiago will be counted upon to anchor the defense at the net. Libero Christine Agno also bounced back from a so-so showing against Iran with superb court coverage in the Kazakhstan win. Sports Inquirer

 

“I just want to give chance to other fighters, the young fighters,” said Mayweather. “They deserve their shot.”  Sports Inquirer

 

“I’ve waited for this (fighting in Manila) for so long and it’s a dream come true,” said the 37-year-old Muñoz  who has lost his last three fights. “This fight is very important for me. My career had its ups and downs, its like a storm that hit me and like all Filipinos, I want to show the resiliency that we’re known for.” Sports Inquirer

 

McIlroy didn’t need a comeback in the final Sunday afternoon. He won four straight holes on the front nine against an errant Gary Woodland, survived a brief scare and wound up with a 4-and-2 victory for his second World Golf Championship. “I knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” McIlroy said. Philstar

 

Iran skipper Mahsa Saberi groped for form after a day’s rest but delivered when needed the most as the Middle Eastern team survived Kazakhstan in a five-set grind, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19, 14-25, 15-13, Sunday to complete the Pool E cast in the second round of the first Asian U23 Women’s Championship at the Philsports Arena. Philstar

 

“I knew I just had to be patient and pick the right waves, and not do anything too crazy. Just do my business and get the job done, that was my plan,” Alcantara said. He admitted that getting back his old form was his priority. “I did think about my injury and so I’m always extra careful, thinking what to do and how to do it,” he said. Rappler

 

After his disappointing setback to Souza, the 29-year-old Eddiva was given an opportunity to redeem himself by squaring off with Mike De La Torre at UFC Fight Night 55 this past November, but he withdrew due to an injury that prevented him from engaging in full training camp. Rappler

 

“Sa dami ng mga pinagdaanan at pagsisikap ng mga bata, para sa akin, this is our biggest achievement,” said Gorayeb, whose team had less than a month to prepare. “Pero siyempre andyan na sila eh. Gusto naming madagdagan pa rin yung level ng laro namin. Kasi naniniwala ako sa kakayahan ng mga batang ito.” “Di mabibili yung sakripisyo ng mga bata para ma-represent ang bansa natin sa tournament na ito. Palagay ko naman we have the respect of every team in this tournament – hindi ako; yung mga bata,” Gorayeb said. Manila Bulletin

 

“I thought he ran very well,” said Roach. “He was just running, moving backwards and I feel Manny should have won a lot of those rounds because he was the aggressor.” GMANews

 

Asked what she would like to tell Mayweather if she ever came face-to-face with him, Mommy Dionisia said, “Hindi naman ako marunong (sumuntok). Fair play, fair play lang… Kung makita ko siya? ‘Nanalo ka sa daya mo.’ Nanalo ka, Mayweather, sa daya mo.”  GMANews