Sunday, July 15, 2018
"This is it. I am back in boxing,'' the 39-year-old Pacquiao said after his seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. "I am not done. I'm still there.''
Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) knocked Matthysse down onto one knee in the third and fifth rounds. He knocked the Argentine down again in the seventh, and Matthysse spat out his mouthpiece, causing a frenzy among Pacquiao fans in the stadium.
Matthysse, who won 36 out of 39 matches by knockout, said Pacquiao was a "great fighter, a great legend,'' adding that he planned to take a break.
Toronto Argonauts defensive lineman Dylan Wynn has been given a one-game suspension for a late hit on Edmonton Eskimos running back C-J Gable in Friday's 16-15 loss. Wynn was given a spearing penalty on the play, while Gable was helped off the field and did not return to the game. There was no immediate word on his condition.
A day of highs and lows for righty Chris Rowley. Rowley was called up from Triple-A Buffalo in the morning and ended up giving up a a game-winning grand slam to Xander Bogaerts in the afternoon as the Blue Jays fell 6-2 against Boston at Fenway Park. Toronto centre fielder Kevin Pillar left the game with a right clavicle injury after making a diving catch.
The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny's firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-and-46. Matheny went 591-and-473 as manager, and his tenure included a loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2013 World Series.
A tough qualifying run for Canadian James Hinchcliffe. He spun out in segment two and was penalized for creating a localized yellow, putting him in ninth for today's (Sunday) Honda Indy Toronto. Hinchcliffe's Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate and fellow Canadian Robert Wickens starts 10th. Josef Newgarden has the pole.
Former Manchester United star and England's all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney made his heavily-anticipated North American debut. The 32-year-old forward came on as a substitute in the 58th minute as his new club D-C United earned a 3-1 home win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in M-L-S. Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies scored a beauty goal for Vancouver.