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February 17, 2014
Pacquiao out to show Bradley his killer instinct
Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, lands a punch
against Timothy Bradley from Palm Springs, California
in their World Boxing Organization world welterweight
title fight on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was
in New York this month as part of a media tour to pro-
mote his rematch with Bradley on April 12 in Las Ve-
gas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
By Ralph D. Russo
AP Sports Writer
EW YORK — Manny Pacquiao is
out to show Timothy Bradley that
he still has a “killer instinct.”
Pacquiao was in New York this month as
part of a media tour to promote his
rematch with Bradley on April 12 in Las
Vegas. Bradley beat Pacquiao in 2012 in a
hotly disputed split decision.
At a news conference in southern
California, Bradley said the 35-year-old
Pacquiao still has skills, but the former
welterweight champion’s “killer instinct is
In an interview with The Associated
Press, Pacquiao said he takes that as a
“The aggressiveness and killer extinct, I
have that, but sometimes I’m too nice with
my opponent,” Pacquiao said. “But this
fight he challenged me to do that. But this
fight, he’ll get it.”
Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), who is a
Philippines, lost to Bradley in June 2012
and was knocked out by Juan Manuel
Marquez six months later in December. He
didn’t fight again for almost a year before
beating Brandon Rio in a decisive
unanimous decision in November.
During that time he ran for re-election
— unopposed — and he helped his wife run
for office, too.
“I don’t lose my passion or my desire
Japan’s Hanyu is first to break 100 points, wins Olympic gold
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It wound up there mainly be-
cause his nearly four-point lead
after the short program was
enough to overcome his short-
comings in the long program.
Hanyu fell on his opening jump,
a quad salchow, and crashed on his
third, a triple flip. That left plenty
of room for Canada’s Chan to skate
through to the top of the podium,
but he made three errors in his
program to finish second.
“I had that chance and it slipped
out of my hands,” Chan said.
Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the
world silver medallist, won bronze
in Sochi in a final that was a two-
man showdown between Hanyu
and 23-year-old Chan.
Few skaters performed close to
their peak on the second con-
secutive night of competition. Most
of them appeared fatigued,
particularly at the end of their
four-and-a-half-minute routines.
Hanyu skated around the rink
draped in a Japanese flag after the
flower ceremony. Around the
Iceberg rink were about two dozen
banners supporting him and the
Japanese team.
Ten, who has Korean heritage,
surged from ninth to third with a
busy free skate with three spot-on
combination jumps. He won
Kazakhstan’s first Olympic figure
skating medal.
“This medal is my gift to my
country,” said Ten, 20. “I hope this
is not the highest achievement of
my life.”
Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi, the
2010 bronze medallist and among
the most popular skaters in the
event — there were Dice-K signs
throughout his cheering section —
had a flawed if gorgeously
choreographed program to a
Beatles medley. He finished sixth,
one spot behind countryman
Tatsuki Machida.
That gave Japan half of the top
six finishers, spectacular for a
nation that until 2010 never
stepped on the men’s podium.
Not on the ice, of course, was
Russian star Evgeni Plushenko.
He dropped out before the short
program with a back injury.
AP Sports writer Rachel
Cohen and freelancer Marie
Millikan contributed to this story.
to fight,” Pacquiao said. “It’s part of
boxing. Sometimes you win, sometimes
you lose.”
Pacquiao said at 35 years old he has
changed his training routine to allow
himself more time off, but his workouts are
as intense as ever. Still, he said he plans to
retire in two or three more years.
“I feel in my body I can still fight, by god’s
grace,” he said.
That doesn’t leave much time for the
match fight fans have longed for: Pacquiao
vs. Floyd Mayweather.
The two have never been able to come to
an agreement and each fighter’s camp has
blamed the other for it not getting done.
Pacquiao said he suggested the two fight
for charity.
“My line is (open) 24/7,” he said. “He can
contact us to say, ‘Yes, I’d love to fight.”
Beckham visits survivors in Tacloban
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former street children in Ma-
nila during his first visit in
2011 and played an exhibition
game with the Philippine na-
tional soccer team.
“He felt very touched by
what happened and that he
wanted to come back, not do
anything else — no meeting, no
media — just to focus on
children and meet them,
encourage them, and see for
himself the situation,” Manila
UNICEF spokeswoman Zafrin
Chowdhury said.
Beckham was scheduled to
visit a World Food Program
warehouse in nearby Palo
town, which also was heavily
Beckham and his wife,
designer clothes and shoes to
help raise funds for the ty-
phoon victims.
The storm displaced more
than 4 million people in more
than 40 provinces in the
central Philippines. At least
1,700 are still missing.
Beckham’s visit followed
separate trips to Tacloban in
December by U.S. Secretary of
State John Kerry, Japanese
defense minister Itsunori
Onodera, Australian foreign
minister Julia Bishop, and
teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Associated Press writers Jim
Gomez and Oliver Teves in Manila
contributed to this report.