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Sports in brief: Mocking in video raises ire of Manny Pacquiao camp


Mocking Video raises ire of Pacquiao camp

ARLINGTON, Texas — The camp of Antonio Margarito was apologizing Wednesday, just days before the fighter gets into the ring against Manny Pacquiao in a junior middleweight bout.

A video interview posted by Elie Seckbach of FanHouse raced across the Internet. In it, Margarito and Brandon Rios, both of whom are trained by Robert Garcia, appear to mock the Parkinson's disease of Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach.

"This was nothing to do with the disease that Freddie Roach has. We know it's something that we don't wish nobody," Garcia said during a news conference at Cowboys Stadium.

In the video, Margarito makes a twisted face and raises a shaking hand before the camera pans to Rios, who also makes faces and stutters.

The video has since been edited to remove Rios and make it appear as though Margarito is doing a scared impression of Roach, who has questioned Margarito's integrity after a hand-wrapping scandal two years ago.

"They're so disrespectful to me and the hand pad issues. … It's like a slap in the face, like, 'We got caught with something, but we're still here fighting.' I think it shows his true character," Roach said.


Greyhounds: Backwood Shyster ($11) and Pd Dark Express ($13) won final qualifiers in the $20,000 Fall Juvenile at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. They advance to Saturday night's final with Danicas Go Daddy, Grady Judd, Makin The Law, Ts Swifter, Uss Billionaire and Uss Gazillionair.

Powerboats: Mark Granet and Rich Wyatt took first place in the Superboat Unlimited class in the first of three races that comprise the Key West World Championship. Racing continues Friday, with the finals set for Sunday.

Running: Ethiopian long-distance great Haile Gebrselassie, 37, is reassessing his retirement talk, and his manager hopes he will run in the 2012 London Olympics. Jos Hermens said a knee injury that forced Gebrselassie out of Sunday's New York Marathon left him in an emotional state and led to the rash announcement. "He was already a lot more neutral," Hermens said Gebrselassie told him by phone, "Let me think about it."

Soccer: Manchester United tied 0-0 at Manchester City, allowing defending champion Chelsea to open a four-point lead in England's Premier League with a 1-0 win over Fulham.

Tennis: Roger Federer eased beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 and will be joined in the third round of the Paris Masters by defending champion Novak Djokovic, third-seeded Andy Murray and No. 4 Robin Soderling.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Sports in brief: Mocking in video raises ire of Manny Pacquiao camp 11/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:18pm]
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