The Gameday Tavern Ohio State Buckeye Bite

first_img Related TopicsOhio State BuckeyesPenn State Nittany Lions The Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. This will be a battle between the fourth ranked team in the country and the ninth ranked team in the country. Over the years, Ohio State and Penn State have developed a rather intense rivalry. Though it may not be the biggest rivalry in college football. The rivalry is intense and bitter. After back-to-back years of these two teams breaking each others hearts and playoff hopes. Both teams will look to boost their resumes.Here are three keys for Ohio State: 1. Dwayne Haskins: Dwayne Haskins showed he is not afraid of the national spotlight. Ohio State just played Texas Christian University two weeks ago. This time around, it will be a different spotlight. This will be under the lights at one of the toughest venue’s in all of college football. The Penn State crowd will have a “white out” on Saturday. All Penn State fans will wear white and be one of the loudest stadiums in the country. For Haskins and his teammates, this is their biggest test of season. Haskins has shown he is one of the most accurate quarterbacks Ohio State has seen. As long as he sticks to the game plan, he should be able to handle the situation.2. Ohio State Defense: Ohio State will be without DE Nick Bosa on Saturday. The time is now for players like Chase Young, Robert Landers, Jonathon Cooper to step up. Lets also mention Dre’Mont Jones who had a pick six against TCU.3. Skills players: Urban Meyer can rely on the arm of Haskins, but will need more. It will have to be the running game and playing making ability from the wide receivers as well. Penn State struggles against the run. Expect Ohio State use a lot of Mike Weber and J.K. Dobbins.Ohio State travels to Penn State. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. on ABC.While the Buckeyes prepare for their upcoming trip to Happy Valley, you don’t have to travel nearly that far for outstanding food and game day atmosphere.  In fact, watching a game at “Gameday Tavern” is better then being on the sidelines.  They are the official watch party location for every big game, including Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and the absolutely best place for Ohio State action.The food, the beautiful servers, the ice-cold drinks and beer specials, it’s a can’t miss!  In fact, during every Buckeye game you can get their world-famous Buckeye Burger for only $6.50.  They are so good, you may just have to order two!Game Day Tavern Is located at 15119 Snow Road, Brook Park, OH 44142. Tim Whelanlast_img read more

Spotlight on fight for survival

first_imgEven with the trio of Portmore United, Waterhouse, and Cavalier battling for lead of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the focus will be on the lower half of the table, where the bottom four are engaged in a fight for survival.The four are Harbour View, first-time entrants Dunbeholden, western Jamaica stalwarts Reno and Montego Bay United. Of major interest is the matchup between the best placed of the strugglers and team dubbed the ‘Stars of the East’, Harbour View, the worst, placed Montego Bay United, recent history’s pride of western Jamaica. While Harbour View are in the strongest position of the four, their points haul from the last five games has been the joint poorest along with Reno. Both have taken two from two draws, losing the other three. Montego United have bettered them, taking three points from one win and four losses. Newcomers Dunbeholden, who were almost permanent residents at the foot of the table, have had the best form over the same period with eight points from two wins, two draws, and one loss.As far as today’s matchups go most eyes and ears will be focused in the direction of Wespow Park. There, hosts Montego Bay United, fresh from the hiring of Brazilian coach Luciano Gama and the importation of three Ghanaians – Eric Acquah, Albert Asare, and Oduro Francis – will look to do their survival-chances a favour with a win. MOST POTENT FORCEKey to Montego Bay’s chances of a victory is Deshane Beckford, one of their repatriated sons, who, like Johann Weatherley, will come face to face with the team with which they spent the first half of the season. Beckford has been Montego Bay United’s most potent force since the start of the year.Harbour View have brought in reinforcements, but the losses of Beckford and Peter-Lee Vassell have been huge. The most prolific scorer on their roster is Shemar Nairne. Midfielder Mark Alves is the next best with two, which means that they will need to find additional ammunition to ensure that they come away with the victory despite Montego Bay United’s porous backline.At Drax Hall, Dunbeholden will be hoping that lightning strikes the same place twice when they play away to Mount Pleasant despite this being their home game. Dunbeholden won their first game of the season when they defeated Mount Pleasant at this same venue, which could have influenced their decision to give up home advantage.The St Catherine-based Dunbeholden have been boosted by the additions in the January transfer window, but if both teams play true to form, it should be a difficult afternoon for the visitors. Francois Swaby, who joined Mount Pleasant last month, has added reliability and additional presence to their front line.At UWI Reno’s chances of getting a much-needed win will not be helped by UWI FC’s need to win to retain their position in the top six. Though UWI FC are looking solid again, an upset is not an impossibility, but FC Reno will have to play out of their skins to pull it off.Today’s Games:n 3 p.m.: Dunbeholden vs Mount Pleasant – Drax Hall n 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Harbour View – Wespow Park n 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Cavalier – Prison Oval n 7 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Arnett Gardens – Edward Seaga Complex n 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Reno – UWI Mona Bowl Tomorrow’s game:n 8:35 p.m.: Waterhouse FC vs Humble Lion – Waterhouse Stadiumlast_img read more

Volunteer for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

first_imgEurope’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe, the Fiesta is held over four days between August 8-11.An iconic event on the Bristol calendar, over 250,000 people flock to Ashton Court Estate to enjoy hot air balloons filling the skies, trade stands, fairground rides and live entertainment.The event requires volunteers for car parking, admissions and logistics. If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact ballooning@bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk.last_img

B’ville plans own version of City v Country challenge

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SEBASTIAN HAKALITS shakalits@spp.com.pg Bougainville Rugby Football League has come up with its own version of the City versus Country challenge to develop the code of rugby league and help the youth in the community progress. The challenge will be held in Buka this weekend. Rugby league has been played in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville before the crisis and was the first State of Origin that was played in Torokina in World War II . “Today PNGRFL oversee us because of our crisis and with the new executives trying their best to bring back the pride and to go through in semiprofessional games like the Digicel Cup PNGNRL to showcase the young talented players in Bougainville,” Bougainvill Rugby Footbal League, said. He said he and his executives were eager to take the sport in the region to another level so that the people of Bougainville did not miss out in any programs delivered by the PNG Rugby Football League and the PNG National Rugby League. “We currently have eight clubs running for BRFL Cup 2018 and after round 7, Malasang Warriors are leading the competition with 10 points followed by Ieta Barbarians on 8 points,” Vanua said. He added that their bid for 2019 Digicel Cup was accepted by the Autonomous Bougainville Government and the new board of Bougainville Pride RFL has been tasked to ensure the program is achieved. “We have been accepted by ABG community Development Minister and Minister for Sports Josephine Getsi as our patron today,” he said. The board for Bougainville Pride Digicel Cup bid is made up of ABG Minister for Sports and patron Getsi, board chairman Vanua, Vice-chairman Jerome Sahin and team manager Gregory Ragu.last_img read more

Man Utd sack Mourinho after shocking start

first_img(Reuters) – Jose Mourinho’s relationship with Manchester United reached the point of irretrievable breakdown a long time ago but the club finally served the divorce papers today following one humiliation too many. After decades of being the biggest fish in the English soccer pond, United had just about come to terms with the fact that the endless funds behind Chelsea and then Manchester City had enabled them to displace them in terms of spending power and trophy accumulation.But when Liverpool, in whose shadow United laboured for so long before Alex Ferguson finally and emphatically “knocked them off their perch”, brushed them aside on Sunday to emphasise that they are now operating at a totally different level, it was the end of the line for Mourinho.“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” the 20-times English title winners said in a brief statement.Jose Mourinho That followed Sunday’s 3-1 defeat that left them 19 points behind Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool side in sixth place and 11 points off the Champions League places.This is their worst start to a league season in 28 years and the 29 goals they have conceded is their worst at this stage of a season for 56 years.For the current crop of United fans and officials who gorged on success during Alex Ferguson’s 26-year reign that is just not acceptable. Mourinho will point to the fact that he won the Europa League and the League Cup in the 2016-17 season before guiding United to second in the league last season and a place in the FA Cup final where they were beaten by Chelsea.But he was brought in to restore the club to greatness after first David Moyes and then Dutchman Louis van Gaal struggled to step out of Ferguson’s shadow.He has failed miserably to do that, though with every passing defeat he found new ways to blame the players while still reminding his critics of his previous successes at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. If he had failed while trying to win with United’s customary panache he may have survived a little longer but his ever-more-negative approach alienated fans and former players alike.While City, Liverpool and even Tottenham Hotspur have been thrilling fans with their swashbuckling approach, Mourinho has become the arch proponent of “parking the bus” — a phrase he introduced to English football’s lexicon when complaining about opponents packing their defences to foil his exciting Chelsea team.His fallout with 90-million pounds French midfielder Paul Pogba summed up his failure. Good enough to inspire France to win the World Cup this summer, Pogba has spent the last two weeks sitting on the bench while the coach opted for the sturdier qualities of the likes of Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini.Those selections and his limited tactical approach brought a tsunami of frustrated criticism from former players-turned-pundits and it eventually became a question of when, rather than if, he would go.United have said they will appoint a caretaker manager within the next 48 hours while they presumably try to earn time to prize a big-name manager away from his current role.last_img read more

Eight Caps Thoughts After a GroundHog Day Loss in Pennsylvania

first_imgThe Washington Capitals wasted two goals and an assist from NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin on Friday night in a sloppy 7-4 defeat to the two time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The loss drops the Caps to 30-16-5 (65 points) and they now lead the second place Pens by four points (29-21-3), but the Capitals have two games in hand.Without further adieu, here are eight detailed thoughts on this game played on Groundhog Day at the Consol Energy Center.Dana Carvey’d – Coming into this game, the Capitals knew they had a disadvantage in the special teams department and that’s how this one played out. The Pens went 3 for 4 with the man advantage while the Caps were a great big Dunkin Donuts hole, 0 for 3, with their power plays. “Well, isn’t that special!” to quote the great Saturday Night Live Church Lady. Pittsburgh’s penalty kill was very aggressive on Washington, although the Caps had seven shots on goal while up a man. On the flip side, the Penguins are just deadly and confident when they have the puck. Patrick Hornqvist, who left this game with a lower body injury after being crushed on a clean hit by Brooks Orpik, was a force in front of the net on the Pens third goal and all three power play tallies came on shots from in front, mostly on rebounds. With the contest 4-4 in the final frame, Lars Eller had a simple PK clear that he flubbed and the Penguins cashed in right after the turnover to seize momentum and pull away down the stretch. There’s no doubt that the difference in this contest was the special teams, and I’ll have more on the zebras later, don’t you worry!Smoked at Texas Hold ‘Em – The Capitals are at their best when they go up and down the ice in a five man structured unit. If this was a poker game, the Caps ability to do that on Friday night could be labeled a flop! The Penguins do an excellent job at spreading the Caps out and Washington’s back end was very poor all night, too. There isn’t a single blue liner that I thought brought anywhere close to their A game in this affair. Matt Niskanen and Dmitry Orlov were woefully out of position on Phil Kessel’s game opening goal, the ninth straight time Washington has allowed the first tally. On the second goal, Christian Djoos made a spectacular cross ice pass in his own zone to Carl Hagelin that Braden Holtby had little chance on. Rookie mistake there by #29 and to use the words from the bench boss in Major League, I hope Coach Barry Trotz or Assistant Coach Todd Rierden told the young blue liner, “Good try kid, but don’t ever bleeping do that again!” The right play there was to put the puck up the left wing boards quickly. There has been talk that Hagelin is on the trading block in Pittsburgh. The Caps have to certainly hope he’s moved because he’s killed Washington throughout the years whether he’s been with the Rangers or the Penguins. Finally, on Evgeni Malkin’s marker just a minute into period three, John Carlson stood prone in the slot like an orange road cone as Geno, who was an absolute beast in this game with two goals and two assists, shot on the Holtbeast and then in Moses Malone-like fashion, he buried the biscuit on the rebound. There were three Capitals there and no one boxed #71 out, but #74 deserves the most blame in that instance. Getting into a rush game with the Penguins was not wise given how fast and skilled they are and Washington might just need to switch up tactics if they meet up again in the playoffs. Wait a minute, it’s Groundhog Day, right?! Of course the Caps and Pens will see each other again, likely in early May. Caps stellar TV analyst Alan May pointed out that fire wagon hockey against the Penguins is not a smart decision and that a strategy of employing five men at the Caps defensive blue line to slow the Pens down and then counter attack, might be a configuration worth trying. The Capitals are a good rush team too, see Ovi’s first goal where he abused Kris Letang, but Washington is very poor in defending the rush. They tend to over pursue coming back, puck watch, and leave opposing players wide open for great looks. I’ve seen the stacked blue line deployment work very well in the past, the Flyers defeated a more talented and faster Capitals team in 1989 in the first round by doing just that (Pete Peeters also stunk in net for the Caps in that series, but that’s a story for another day).No Seconds Guys – In game six of last season’s playoff series the line of Andre Burakovsky, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie dominated the Penguins to force a game seven. That second line unit, in the several times that Coach Trotz has assembled it this season, has been unable to reproduce its magic. The biggest problem, from what I’m seeing, is the terrible play of #65. His defensive zone is a train wreck. He’s too soft on the wall and his ability to take a breakout pass and get the offense going the other way has disappeared. In the two games since the All Star Break, he’s been a turnover machine and a big reason why is because his fundamentals are off. You can’t take a pass and get moving quickly the other way when you have your back to the opposing defensemen. You’re an easy mark there and your only options are lateral or backwards. Burakovsky has to move his feet better, get his rear facing the boards, and put his stick in the proper position with force to take a breakout pass. This line needs to be changed, pronto!Ovechkin the Great – It’s been an MVP season for the Gr8 and as stated above, he had two goals and an assist in this one. His 32 goals lead Malkin, who’s playing some incredible hockey, by four in the Rocket Richard Trophy race. Alex how has 56 points (24 assists) and he has the highest percentage of his team’s goals in the NHL, which is why he’s the most valuable to his club. Ovi is playing with speed and power. He totally turned Letang around on the goal that got Washington back in this one at 2-1. He assisted on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s goal that knotted the game at three in period two as he and Tom Wilson just muscled their way through the Penguin defense. After more Malkin heroics, Ovechkin tied this game back up at four just under two minutes into period three when he buried a sweet feed from #92. No matter who Alex is paired with this season, he’s been delivering on the ice. He’s had a great campaign to date and the only thing that’s really gone against him off of it was that partisan hit piece that The Washington Post did on him and his long time, well established, and very understandable relationship with Vladimir Putin, but we know the Democracy Dies in Darkness crowd, whatever that saying is supposed to mean, has a bit too much Russia on their collective minds. But again, that’s another story. [Aside: Speaking of great Russia stories, have you ever seen Sean Connery as James Bond in From Russia With Love? Now that’s a good story involving Russia.] Bottom line, the cuddly Ovi came to play, once again, but a lot of other players didn’t bring a quality game in the Steel City on Friday night; too many passengers.Reg Dunlop Time – With so many guys floating against the Pens, it’s time for Coach Trotz to go all Reg Dunlop and shuffle his lines around for Sunday’s matinee against the speedy Vegas Golden Knights. The Rock Vegas hockey club skated all over the Capitals back on December 23rd when Washington was on their 3rd game in four nights. Well, turnabout is fair play and the Vegas Strong crew will be having their 3rd match in less than four days on Sunday in DC. Vegas Coach Gerard Gallant stated that “For the first time all season, we looked like a tired hockey team” (h/t to the great Vegas Golden Knights Twitter account) after his club lost 5-2 in Minnesota on Groundhog Day. Vegas has been traveling across the country all week. They rallied with three goals to beat Calgary on Tuesday, beat the Winnipeg Jets in OT on Thursday, and were run out of the Excel Energy Center on Friday. The Caps must jump on these guys with speed up front at Capital One Arena on Sunday at 12:30 pm. My proposed lines to try and get things going early are:Ovechkin – Backstrom – WilsonJakub Vrana – Kuznetsov – OshieBrett Connolly – Eller – BurakovskyChandler Stephenson – Jay Beagle – Devante Smith-PellyHung Out to Dry – Holtby has been stellar for the Caps this season and he made some huge saves early in this tilt just to keep the Caps in it. Braden gave up six lamp lighters and was pulled in period three, but the only one I thought he probably should have had was the sixth goal by Phil Kessel (two goals, one assist). The snipe beat the Holtbeast short side, but that was on a three on two and #81, next to Ovi, might have the second best shot in the league. So let’s cut Holtby some slack, although Caps Nation is very well known for overreacting on Twitter after losses, because the skaters in front of him had no real regard for defense in this affair outside of a few players (Ovi and Willy were good in all zones on Friday).Burrito Salesmen – With a special teams game something the Capitals did not want to get into, those who follow me on Twitter (@EdFrankovic) knew that this was going to be a poorly officiated affair. By no means do I put this loss on the referees, the Caps were too loose and employed the wrong style to come out on top on Friday, but the performances by Chris Rooney and Tim Peel were terrible. Two of the Penguins power plays were the wrong calls, the clean hit by Wilson on a falling Ian Cole and Madison Bowey’s tripping penalty that was initally interference on the Penguins. The clowns on ice also missed several other infractions against the Penguins (for example, Burakovsky taking a stick from Cole to the face). Power plays were 4 to 3 for the Pens. Yes, the lazy offensive zone penalties by both Backstrom and Stephenson were spot on, but I don’t know what color the moon is on Rooney Tunes and Peel’s planet most nights they officiate games? Simply put, those two zebras remind me of a line from Damone in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, “I came this close to working at the 7-11.” In this case, both of those fools should be putting chili on hot dogs, microwaving burritos, and slinging slurpees at the local quick stop or 7-11. They are just awful at refereeing.The Fabulous Thunderbirds Finish – Overall, despite all of the bad things the Caps did in this affair, it was not such a bad loss. Yes, they were sloppy and unstructured, but they battled back from 2-0, 3-1, and 4-3 deficits to put themselves in position to win the game when they didn’t have many guys clicking. There is a lot of talent on this Caps club, much like we see the Penguins display; and they are a great hockey team, but the three goal margin was not indicative of how close this contest really was, it could’ve gone either way. Nobody likes losing to one of their arch rivals, but its only game 51 out of 82. The playoffs are two and a half months away and things will change before these teams meet again in late April/early May. Washington will no doubt add a blue liner, I just can’t see this organization relying very heavily on two rookies and being successful in the post season. Plus, I’m sure Mario Lemieux and company will go all Don Corleone and offer a sucker team a deal that they can’t refuse that will bolster their squad while keeping them under the salary cap. But it’s all good and both teams badly want to win. Losing isn’t fun, especially when the Caps have become Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, losing to Pittsburgh so often. But that movie has a happy ending, so just maybe?! This was a fun game to watch, but a coach’s nightmare with the lack of structure. You have to take the bad with the good, so with that, wrap this one up, I’ll take it! I’ve got no choice.last_img read more

Osimhen Scores First Away Goal For Lille In 4-1 Mauling To Valencia

first_imgSuper Eagles striker Victor Osihmen scored his first goal away from home for French Ligue 1 side Lille in the 4-1 loss to Valencia in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.Osimhen scored the opener in the 25th minute at the Mestalla for his second in the champions league this season and his ninth goal in sixteen appearances for Lille in all competitions.The 20-year old restored to the starting lineup after fully recovering from the injury sustained a couple of weeks ago against Bordeaux which put an end to his record breaking run of scoring in all home games in Ligue 1 had previously not scored away from home for the Great Danes in seven previous appearances in all competitions.Valencia, however, rallied back with four second-half goals including three in eight minutes to turn the tie on its head and grab all three points leaving Lille in search of a first win in the competition.Captain Daniel Parejo set the tide turning with a 66th-minute equaliser from the spot before a blitz of three goals in eight minutes from Adama Soumaoro, Geoffery Kondogbia and Ferran Torres completed the comeback. Christophe Galtier’s side remain bottom of Group H behind leaders Chelsea who came back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with second-placed Ajax at Stamford Bridge.Osimhen will hope to continue his goalscoring form for Lille when they entertain FC Metz at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy at the weekend before the international break where he will lead the line for the Super Eagles in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.Relatedlast_img read more

London 2017 | Elaine’s time to shine

first_imgLONDON, England: Jamaica’s women have gobbled up half of the medals on offer in the 100 and 200 metres at the last seven international championships – that’s every major event from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to last year’s instalment in Rio de Janeiro. The country also boasts the current sprinting titan, Elaine Thompson, with the Olympic double champion at the top of her game having one of the most dominant streaks in female sprinting. Thompson has won all but one of her last 21 races over 100m, with her only loss coming in the heats at the London Diamond League a few weeks ago. She represents the latest flag-bearer in a long time of dominant Jamaican women over that period, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson all sprinting their way onto the podium at the World Championships and Olympic levels in the eight-year stretch. The 25-year-old made light work of qualifying for today’s semi-final at 7:10 p.m. (1:10 p.m. Jamaica time) It will take a small miracle to keep her out of the 9:50 p.m. (3:50 p.m.) final, but while Thompson has well and truly started her journey as Jamaica’s next sprinting icon, she will have a few less-decorated compatriots Thompson eased her way to a 11.05 win in her heat; Jura Levy (11.09) and Natasha Morrison (11.21) ran third in their respective first-round assignments, while Simone Facey came out relieved after a nervous wait, qualifying as a ‘fastest’ loser after her fourth-place finish in her heat in 11.29. For Levy and Morrison, playing their role in extending Jamaica’s golden spell in the female sprints is not just an ambition, but a duty, which they hope will be fulfilled sooner rather than later. “Yes, there is a point to prove As long as I stay injury-free, train hard and do what I am supposed to do, I think I can be one of those athletes to continue Jamaica’s success,” said Morrison, who was a finalist at the Beijing 2015 World Championships. “I think Jamaica has the best sprinters. Morrison, 24, knows she has some way to go before she can carve her name beside the island’s best, but is focusing on the first step and the corrections needed to make it to the final. “My start, I think that I am not executing my race how I should, but I just have to work on it. I am happy to advance because the conditions were not what I was looking forward to,” said Morrison, who is nearing her best after an injury-ravaged year in 2016. Twenty-six year-old Levy is also cognisant of the expectations weighed on any sprinter wearing Jamaican colours. “I think it’s always about our legacy when you are performing for your country. Whenever you put the gear on, it’s a different feeling and I think we are all obligated,” Levy said. The women’s 100m final will highlight today’s third day of competition as Jamaica revs up its medal charge in the English capital. Quarter-milers Nathon Allen, who scared fans when he was seen being taken to the medical area after his 44.91 win in the heat yesterday, and Demish Gaye, who was second in his race with 44.98, will hunt lanes in the 400m final in today’s semis, which start at 7:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m.). Allen was later said to have been slightly dehydrated following the race, but was shortly afterwards cleared of any concerns. POINT TO PROVElast_img read more

Pacquiao says war vs Thurman: ‘Candidate for Fight of the Year’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Benefits of township living MOST READ MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Fight of the Year? Pacquiao thinks so.“That’s a real fight,” said Pacquiao, his face bruised and still swollen after a 12-round war Sunday at his suite before heading to Manila. “Candidate for Fight of the Year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCritics doubted Pacquiao’s ability to perform as a 40-year-old going up against an undefeated 30-year-old champion, who is also bigger..@MannyPacquiao all smiles at his suite before heading back to Manila. pic.twitter.com/lBvTo3JDJD— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) July 21, 2019But Pacquiao quickly made a fool out of his naysayers with a statement first round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Keith Thurman, left, and Manny Pacquiao exchange punches in the eighth round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS—The Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman welterweight showdown did not disappoint.It was action-packed, explosive and simply entertaining from the opening bell to the final seconds.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Divisioncenter_img Tokyo 1-Year Out: Scandal, high costs but unrivaled demand Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Pacquiao came out strong and dropped Thurman with a right hook to the chin in the opening round as signs of an early stoppage filled the air inside the sold out MGM Grand Garden Arena.Two more separate instances came wherein Thurman looked finished—the first was in the fifth when he couldn’t seem to get his legs under him as he wobbled his way to his corner while the second was in the 10th when he took his mouthpiece off and retreated after taking a crushing left to the body.“I’m still quicker than him even at my age. Whenever I go on the offensive, he gets rattled,” Pacquiao, the newly-minted WBA (Super) welterweight champion, said.But Thurman had his moments especially after the sixth round where he landed clean shots that had Pacquiao’s supporters holding their breaths.“It was fun. He did his best, I did my best. I think we made the fans happy tonight because it was a good fight,” Pacquiao said in the post-fight press conference.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more