Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather met for the first time by chance during the halftime of an NBA game, raising hopes that talks for a fight later this year might get serious. The boxers were watching the Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game Tuesday night in southern Florida from their courtside seats when Mayweather walked across the floor at halftime. The two spoke briefly and afterwards Pacquiao said that it was the first time he had spoken face-to-face with Mayweather. "He and Manny had never had a chance to meet," Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz told ESPN.com.
A group of black civil rights activists was exonerated in the United States, more than 50 years after being condemned to hard labor for sitting in a white-only area. A judge in Rock Hill, South Carolina overturned the convictions of the "Friendship Nine" during a symbolic and at times emotional court session. "We cannot re-write history but we can right history," Judge John Hayes said, quoted by the Charlotte Observer. On January 31, 1961 the group mostly composed of students from nearby Friendship College went into a restaurant reserved for whites in the city of Rock Hill to protest segregation laws.