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July 09, 2012
After the farce in Las Vegas, where Manny Pacquiao lost to Tim Bradley, I think it's obvious that boxing has hit an alltime low. It's time for Pacquiao to just bow out gracefully and retire. He's the first to win the lineal championship in four weight classes, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will never agree to meet him in the ring. What else is there for him to prove?
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July 09, 2012

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After the farce in Las Vegas, where Manny Pacquiao lost to Tim Bradley, I think it's obvious that boxing has hit an alltime low. It's time for Pacquiao to just bow out gracefully and retire. He's the first to win the lineal championship in four weight classes, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will never agree to meet him in the ring. What else is there for him to prove?

Steve Sherman, Reno

Expect the Unexpected

I enjoyed Chris Mannix's article on the Pacquiao-Bradley fight (What We Lost in Vegas). I grew up in Cathedral City, Calif., the same town as Bradley, so I wanted him to win. I was stunned, however, that Bradley got the decision because I don't think he really deserved it. It just goes to show that you can't hold anything back in the ring and let the judges decide.

Tucker Tashjian, Palm Springs, Calif.

Calm After the Storm

The photo of Maria Sharapova in the locker room with her championship trophy, savoring her French Open win (LINEUP), was beautiful. It's as if she's thinking, "There are no words to describe this feeling."

Brian W. Ford, Pomfret, Conn.

Young Buc

Thank you for your story on centerfielder Andrew McCutchen (Being the Natural Isn't Enough). I'm a die-hard Pirates fan, but it's been hard to find bright spots on the team over the past 20 years. With McCutchen in the lineup I think the Buccos might finally be able to finish over .500.

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