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Sunday 17 December 2017

Pacman's still on Floyd alert McCann seals win Cragg in top gear Irish sixth in Euros

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao is still open to fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr, but is waiting for the challenge to come from the other side and for promoters to iron out a row over drug testing.

"I came this far in my boxing career without Mayweather, so I see no need to call him out," Pacquiao said. "He needs me to bolster his career. I am open to him fighting me anytime."

Pacquiao returned to thousands of cheering fans in Manila to celebrate his latest victory over Joshua Clottey in Dallas. He'll now focus on a bid to enter politics, campaigning for a seat in the Philippines' House of Representatives in the May 10 national elections.

Mayweather will face Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on May 1.

"He should win against Mosley. If not, Mosley and I will fight," Pacquiao said.



Ljubicic the Master

TENNIS: Veteran Ivan Ljubicic claimed his first-ever ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title with a straight-sets win over Andy Roddick at the BNP Paribas Open. The Croatian held firm to claim his breakthrough success 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/5) in two hours and seven minutes.

Meanwhile, sixth-seed Jelena Jankovic claimed the BNP Paribas Open title with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki. It was her first title since Cincinnati in August last year.



McCann seals win

CYCLING: Belfast rider David McCann sealed an impressive start-to-finish victory in the Tour of Taiwan after finishing 14th in Saturday's final stage.

Meanwhile, Sean Lacey of the Edge Cycling CC in Cork won the first in a series of five events in the 'Subway Classic League' in Co Donegal.



Cragg in top gear

ATHLETICS: Alistair Cragg ran the third fastest half-marathon time in Irish history yesterday and declared his intention to contest the 10,000m at the European Championships next summer.

Cragg was delighted with his excellent half-marathon debut in New York where he placed seventh in 61 minutes and 58 seconds. Kenya's Peter Kamais won in 59:53.



Irish sixth in Euros

GOLF: Ireland finished with a flourish to claim sixth place in the European Nations Championship at Sotogrande.

The Irish were 35 strokes adrift of runaway winners England.

NBA: NY Knicks 112 Houston 116; Indiana 121 Oklahoma City 101; Atlanta 119 San Antonio 114 (OT); LA Clippers 89 Sacramento 102; Cleveland 104 Detroit 79; LA Lakers 99 Washington 92; Phoenix 93 Portland 87.

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