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Boxing: Manny Pacquiao beats Adrien Broner to retain WBA world title on points

Manny Pacquiao (right) threw 112 connecting punches to Broner's 50 at the MGM Grand



Manny Pacquiao retained his WBA world welterweight title with a convincing unanimous points win over Adrian Broner in Las Vegas.

The Filipino, in his 70th fight and his first as a 40-year-old, rocked the former four-weight world champion with a stunning left in the ninth round.

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Conor McGregor wants to fight Tenshin Nasukawa after defeat by Floyd Mayweather


Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa (left) is floored by former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather (right) in an exhibition boxing match in Tokyo; Floyd Mayweather floored Tenshin Nasukawa three times in the opening round




UFC fighter Conor McGregor says he wants to fight Tenshin Nasukawa in a mixed martial arts bout following the Japanese kickboxer's defeat by Floyd Mayweather.

Nasukawa, 20, was beaten by former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, in only 140 seconds in an exhibition boxing match on 31 December.

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Badminton gold at last for 'proud' Sindhu, Shi stuns Momota


Winner Sindhu Pusarla (R) of India poses with runner-up Nozomi Okuhara (L) of Japan after the women's singles final match at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals badminton competition in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province on December 16, 2018. AFP photo

 

SHANGHAI: An emotional P.V. Sindhu finally got her hands on gold at badminton’s season-ending World Tour Finals on Sunday while in the men’s decider China’s Shi Yuqi exacted stunning revenge over number one Kento Momota.

The 23-year-old Indian Sindhu has suffered a series of near-misses in recent years, winning silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games this year.

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Momota powers into badminton World Tour 2018 Finals semis


Kento Momota of Japan in action during his men's singles match against Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia at the HSBC Badminton World Tour Finals in Guangzhou, China. - EPA



SHANGHAI: World champion Kento Momota revved into the last four of badminton’s US$1.5 million World Tour Finals with a third comprehensive victory on Friday.

The all-action Japanese star powered past Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto 21-14, 21-8 in just 36 minutes in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

Read more: Momota powers into badminton World Tour 2018 Finals semis


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