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Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Gay Comments Might Have Cost Him An Endorsement, But Won’t Affect Senate Run

Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Gay Comments Might Have Cost Him An Endorsement

Manny Pacquiao sparked anger with controversial comments on the subject of same-sex marriage. The boxing champion’s comments on gay couples cost him a sponsorship deal with Nike, but won’t affect his senate run. Pacquiao is running for a senate seat in the Philippines. The 37-year-old is currently a member of the House of Representatives. He represents his wife’s impoverished home province of Sarangani in the House of Representatives. The boxer is notorious for chronic absences. The most recent surveys suggest Pacquiao would win. “Pacquiao has clearly offended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with his comments on same-sex marriage, but this group represents a minority and will not affect the boxer’s popularity among the voters,” political analyst Benito Lim told BoxingScene.com . “He may still win the elections.” Nike dropped Pacquiao after he was quoted as saying that people in gay relationships “are worse than animals.” Pacquiao, 37, had endorsed Nike for a little more than eight years. “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” Nike said in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT cmmunity.” Pacquiao said he respects Nike’s but

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Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao After Saying Gays ‘Are Worse Than Animals’; Pacquiao Says He Respects Nike’s Decision But Sticks By Comments

Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao After Saying Gays ‘Are Worse Than Animals’; Pacquiao Says He Respects Nike's Decision But Sticks By Comments

Nike dropped Manny Pacquiao in the wake of the Eight-time world boxing champion’s controversial remarks that people in gay relationships “are worse than animals.” Pacquiao, 37, had endorsed Nike for a little more than eight years. “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” Nike said Wednesday in a statement. “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.” Pacquiao said he respects Nike’s but stood by his statements on same-sex marriage. The boxer added he’s happy that “a lot of people were alarmed by the truth.” “Whatever decision Nike makes is its decision and I respect that and its sponsorship of me now only involves my clothes for my fight,” Pacquiao told reporters during a break in his training for an upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. “Our contract has already ended aside from sponsoring the boxing,” he said. British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury apologized in December for criticizing homosexuality. The sport of boxing did not have a problem with homophobia. “No matter what walk of life you come from there are bigots,” boxing promoter Frank Warren told BBC Radio 5 live. “I

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Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Couples ‘Worse Than Animals’

Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Says Gay Couples 'Worse Than Animals'

Manny Pacquiao has sparked anger with controversial comments on the subject of same-sex marriage. Eight-time world boxing champion is running for a senate seat in the Philippines. The 37-year-old is currently a member of the House of Representatives. He represents his wife’s impoverished home province of Sarangani in the House of Representatives. The boxer is notorious for chronic absences. The most recent surveys suggest Pacquiao would win. His remarks were posted online Monday by TV5. “It’s just common sense,” Pacquiao said. “Have you seen any animal having male-to-male or female-to-female relations? if you have male-to-male or female-to-female (relationships), then people are worse than animals.” Gay marriage is outlawed in the Philippines due to strong opposition from the Catholic Church. “As a Christian, same-sex marriage is not allowed,” said Pacquiao. “Woman was made for man, man was made for woman.” 80 percent of the country’s 100 million people subscribe to the Catholic faith. “The LGBT is a group of people. We are humans. But not animals. Though we’re no saints we will pray for Manny Pacquiao,” popular gay comedian Vice Ganda tweeted. Ganda alo posted a picture of Pope Francis, suggesting that even the leader of the church does not condemn

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016: Naked Ronda Rousey Named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Rookie Of The Year

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016:  Naked Ronda Rousey Named Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Rookie Of The Year

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016: A naked Ronda Rousey will grace the 2016 cover of Sports Illustrated: Swim. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 revealed the first look at SI Swimsuit 2016: UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, model Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson. “Because one just wasn’t enough. Here are your THREE 2016 #SISwim cover models!” SI Swimsuit tweeted. Former UFC champion Ronda was ‘clothed’ only in body paint for her cover. “Every single woman that is booked for this magazine is cover worthy,” Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day said in a statement. “The collective beauty in the magazine is overwhelming. SI has always been and will always be about the models. The pictures you see here are a celebration of them. The three covers of Hailey, Ronda and Ashley celebrate the new SI Swimsuit. All three women are beautiful, sexy and strong. Beauty is not cookie cutter. Beauty is not ‘one size fits all.’ Beauty is all around us and that became especially obvious to me while shooting and editing this year’s issue.” Rousey was also featured in last year’s swimsuit issue. “Such an honor to share the cover with @theashleygraham and @haileyclauson for @si_swimsuit’s issue celebrating women of all body types,” Rousey

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Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Qatar Open With Arm Injury; Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Feud Heating Up?

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From Qatar Open With Arm Injury; Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Feud Heating Up?

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from this month’s Qatar Open due to a persistent arm injury. It is the second time that Sharapova has pulled out of a tournament this season because of the same injury. The five-times grand slam champion has been troubled by her left forearm since the start of the year when she pulled out of an Australian Open warm-up tournament in Brisbane. The former world number one tennis star was also unable to play for Russia in last week’s Fed Cup quarter-final defeat by the Netherlands. Last week, Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev warned Sharapova that she must play in the tie if she wants to compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year. Sharapova has won in Qatar twice, in 2005 and 2008. She was a semi-finalist in her last appearance in 2013. “Unfortunately, I will not be able to play the Qatar Total Open because of my left forearm injury,” Sharapova said. “I would like to wish the tournament and all the great fans in Doha a great week of tennis. I hope to see them next year.” Maria Sharapova has not played since her quarterfinal defeat to Serena Williams at the

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Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Out Of 2016 World Figure Skating Championships Due To Team Assignment

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Out Of 2016 World Figure Skating Championships Due To Team Assignment

  If you were hoping to see Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s triple axel again at this year’s figure skating world championships again, you’re out of luck. Fortunately, it’s not because she’s injured. Defending gold-medalist Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s coach Alexei Mishin told Russian news outlets that the skater would not be attending the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in March. Instead, Tuktamysheva has been assigned to represent Russia at the World Team competition in April. “I can say that Tuktamysheva will definitely not take part in the world championships because we have other plans” said Mishin (via Sports Daily ). The other plans in question is to represent the European team at the 2016 Team Challenge Cup, which will be held in Spokane, Washington on April 22 through April 24. According to the official website, each team (North America, Europe, and Asia) is comprised of three female figure skaters, three men, two pairs teams, and two ice dance teams. The team Europe captain is two-time Olympic medalist from Great Britain, Christopher Dean. Kristi Yamaguchi will coach the North American team. The Team Asia captain has yet to be announced. Fellow Russian figure skaters Evgenia Medvedeva, Elena Radionova, Anna Pogrilaya, and Adelina Sotnikova are likely

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Katelyn Ohashi UCLA Vs Arizona Beam Routine Unfortunately Causes Sternal Fracture

Katelyn Ohashi UCLA Vs Arizona Beam Routine Unfortunately Causes Sternal Fracture

For the average viewer of gymnastics, watching a gymnast fall or mess up on their routine has a certain comedic element. Hardcore gym fans however know that every mistake can wind up costing more than just deductions. The 2016 NCAA gymnastics season is in full swing and many eyes have been on UCLA freshman, Katelyn Ohashi. Unfortunately, the promising athlete may not be competing anytime soon, due to a sternal fracture that she sustained during her beam routine in the UCLA vs Arizona gymnastics meet on Jan. 23. According to the Daily Bruin , Ohashi had originally been cleared to compete after the fall. She had eventually performed her beam routine again at the meet and was later evaluated by UCLA physicians. However, Ohashi then reported pain in her sternum last week and was found to have a fracture. It is currently unknown how long it may take for Ohashi to recover, but she will sit out until she no longer has any symptoms related to the fracture. Despite the initial incident on beam, Ohashi reportedly won the All-around title of the meet with a score of 39.375. Ohashi’s excellent scores contributed to the overall win for UCLA. UCLA, who

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Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Mexican Now Willing To Fight At 160 Lbs. And Gennady Golovkin?

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Mexican Now Willing To Fight At 160 Lbs. And Gennady Golovkin?

It looks like boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez had a sudden change of heart as he wants the world to know that he is not backing down from anyone and only wants to fight the best. After winning against Miguel Cotto last month, the Mexican boxer made it clear that he is not competing in another catch-weight match and would only like to remain at 155 lbs. According to the Mexican boxer, he learned his lesson in the Mayweather fight. Upon saying that, he drew the ire of Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez of being a diva. “I think it’s an insult to all the great warriors that fought at 160 pounds; all the Mexican fighters that fought at 154, fought in a division where they sacrificed their body. Canelo and Cotto have become somewhat of divas,” Sanchez said via Opening Round . The trainer added that Canelo should not think that he is boxing’s biggest star by changing traditional mechanics established ever since the history of the sport. “They’re not bigger than the sport. The sport deserves that respect. Like I’ve said in the past, there are catchweight fights if you’re not going to fight for a belt; you can

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Golden State Warriors Guard Klay Thompson Claims He Is Best Shooting Guard In The League

Golden State Warriors Guard Klay Thompson Claims He Is Best Shooting Guard In The League

There is no denying that the Golden State Warriors are dominating the NBA right now as they stand at 26-1 and they continue to demolish every contender that comes their way. Spearheaded by reigning MVP Stephen Curry, the Dubs’ roster is just too loaded with talent and many believes they have the best backcourt right now. With that said, Diamond Leung  of the Bay Area News Group spoke with shooting-guard Klay Thompson and he was asked who he believes are the best players in each position in the league right now.  “I’m going to go with myself,” Thompson said. “We’re 26-1. … I have confidence in myself.” And when he was asked who the best point guard is, it was a no-brainer answer and vouched for his teammate Curry. Also, he was asked who he thinks is the better shooter between the two of them, he went with the MVP as well. “Right now, Steph’s a better shooter,” Thompson said. “I’m trying to catch him. Just by a little, though. Not by a lot. I can’t say he’s way better than me. He is one of the greatest, and it’s an honor to be in the same backcourt with him.” Moreover,

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Houston Rockets Trade Rumors: Terrence Jones And Ty Lawson To Be Packaged In A Deal?

Houston Rockets Trade Rumors: Terrence Jones And Ty Lawson To Be Packaged In A Deal?

The Houston Rockets are back to .500 but that does not mean they are not making any roster changes soon. They are not making much progress despite having a relatively healthy line-up and team owner Leslie Alexander is growing a bit impatient on the team losing majority of their games. The owner wants the team to win-now and the pressure is on for GM Daryl Morey to make immediate improvements.  Two players in the Rockets rotation that are most likely to be moved are newly acquired point guard from the Denver Nuggets Ty Lawson and oft-injured forward Terrence Jones. According to Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Lawson is being shopped by the Rockets and as stated in our previous report , he might be shipped to Milwaukee in exchange for O.J. Mayo and Greivis Vasquez. However, some teams might find landing Lawson alone as unattractive which might force the Rockets to include at least one valuable asset in the deal, and this is where Terrence Jones enters. The forward has been playing well since returning to injury and he told Chronicle that he is just thinking about playing well in a game, nothing more, nothing less. “Just playing without little injuries,

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