Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet.

Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected.

Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that Pacquiao got permission to take a break from his new duties as a senator in the Philippines to take another fight. It would be held Nov. 5, likely in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao looked impressive in his last fight in April, returning from a layoff to knock down Timothy Bradley on his way to a unanimous decision. After the fight he wavered on his previous plans to retire.

Arum said a possible opponent for Pacquiao would be Jesse Vargas, who holds a piece of the welterweight title, but lost to Bradley two fights ago.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Michael Matthews profited from the work of his teammates to win the 10th stage in a sprint finish after a long breakaway.

The Australian rider edged world champion Peter Sagan and Edvald Boasson Hagen to claim his first stage win at cycling’s biggest race.

The stage took the riders from Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra on a 122-mile trek to Revel in the south of France.

Finishing 9 minutes, 39 seconds in the main peloton behind the breakaway, defending champion Chris Froome kept the yellow jersey. He has a 16-second lead over fellow Briton Adam Yates.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sixth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France rallied past James Duckworth of Australia, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round at Newport, Rhode Island.

The 28-year-old Mannarino was the only seeded player in action and voiced his displeasure over playing on a side court and the condition of Newport’s grass surface. He said the court is “just ridiculously bad.”

GERMAN OPEN: Top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber surpassed Michael Stich as the German with the third most wins on the ATP tour in the Open era when he beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round at Hamburg.

Kohlschreiber’s 386th win ranked him behind Germans Boris Becker (713) and Tommy haas (563).


NBA: The league’s owners reached no decision on whether to move next year’s All-Star Game from Charlotte because of North Carolina’s law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Commissioner Adam Silver said, however, that the league realizes a decision has to come fairly quickly. He said once again that the law is inconsistent with the values of the league, and he was disappointed North Carolina legislators didn’t modify it enough to make the discussion moot.

n The Detroit Pistons signed center Boban Marjanovic to a three-year, $21 million contract after San Antonio did not match Detroit’s offer for the restricted free agent.


NHL: The Coyotes signed right wing Shane Doan to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million, ensuring that the NHL’s longest-tenured captain will remain in Arizona for at least one more season.

The total deal will be around $5 million with a deferred signing bonus and incentives.

Doan has spent his entire 20-year career with the team and played with the franchise when it was in Winnipeg.

– News service report