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Pacquiao could make life very difficult for Mayweather, says Hatton

Ricky Hatton, one of the five common opponents of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, said that he’s giving the American the…

  • Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT

    Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT

    2 hours 24 minutes ago
    Westbrook has career-high 49, lifts Thunder past 76ers in OT

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero. …

  • NBA: Westbrook explodes for fourth straight triple double

    53 minutes ago

    Russell Westbrook finished with 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and became the first player since Michael Jordan with four straight triple doubles as Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia 123-118 in overtime. Westbrook played with a clear plastic face mask in his return after missing the last Thunder game with a facial fracture that required surgery. "It is definitely a blessing," Westbrook said. Westbrook made two foul shots with 6.3 seconds remaining to pass his previous career high in …

  • NBA: Gasol's game winner lifts Grizzlies past Rockets

    2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Marc Gasol sank a jump shot with 0.01 seconds left as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Houston Rockets 102-100 in a Southwest Division showdown Wednesday. "I caught it and tried to drive and created a little space with my body and was fortunate to make the shot." The Grizzlies led by seven points (98-91) with three minutes left but they let the Rockets back in it. Houston scored seven consecutive points to tie the game 98-98 as Terrence Jones and James Harden hit jump shots and Corey Brewer …

  • Big stars to grace HS finals

    14 hours ago

    Former San Sebastian star and now Purefoods Hotshot Ian Sanggalang and UAAP heartthrobs Kiefer Ravena of Ateneo and Jeron Teng of La Salle honor their roots with their presence Friday during the opening of the 2015 Seaoil-National Basketball Training Center National High School Championships at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Revisiting their origins as well are Baser Amer of San Beda, Arnold Van Opstal (La Salle), Scottie Thompson (Perpetual Help), Art dela Cruz (San Beda). ... …

  • Fajardo may miss All-Star game

    14 hours ago

    Reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer sprained his left ankle in Tuesday’s victory over Barako Bull and may miss Sunday’s PBA All-Star Game in Palawan where he will play for the South team.The 6-foot-10 center underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) yesterday and the results have not yet been disclosed. San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo grimaces in pain after landing on the foot of Barako Bull’s Sol Alabi during their PBA game last Tuesday at the Smart Araneta …

  • South favored vs North

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM PHT

    A tag team partnership between the two Cebuano giants, a sendoff party for Jimmy Alapag and a record-setting appearance by the ageless Asi Taulava will be among the storylines for Sunday’s PBA All-Star Game in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel and Greg Slaughter of sister team Barangay Ginebra San Miguel will set aside their rivalry when they team up for the South All-Starts against the North in the latest edition of the annual midseason …

  • Top-seeded Ivanovic advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals

    3 hours ago

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded defending champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Pauline Parmentier of France 6-3, 6-2. …

  • Del Potro receives Indian Wells wildcard

    8 hours ago
    Del Potro receives Indian Wells wildcard

    Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has received a wild card into Indian Wells, the first ATP Masters tournament of 2015, organizers said Wednesday. Tournament director Steve Simon announced the invitation to del Potro along with 11 other wildcards a week before women's first-round play begins in the combined ATP and WTA event. Argentina’s del Potro, who won the 2009 US Open, reached the quarter-finals at Sydney in January. Del Potro has played in the hardcourt tournament in the …

  • Murray banks on home boost in USA Davis Cup tie

    11 hours ago
    Murray banks on home boost in USA Davis Cup tie

    Andy Murray said on Wednesday that the support of the Glasgow crowd could give Great Britain the edge in this weekend's Davis Cup World Group tie against the United States. "I would say that's the nicest thing about the Davis Cup -- when you get a home tie, you get the whole crowd behind you. …

  • Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    Thu, Jan 22, 2015 11:54 PM PHT
    Two Green Archers reportedly leaving DLSU

    De La Salle second stringers Robert Bolick and Terence Mustre are reportedly looking for a new school after deciding to leave the Green Archers camp following their reported demotion to the Green Archers’ Team B. …

  • Joining La Salle a dream come true for Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go

    Wed, Jan 7, 2015 3:57 PM PHT
    Joining La Salle a dream come true for Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go

    Coming off a heart-breaking UAAP season where they failed to defend their basketball title, the De La Salle Green Archers began their offseason chores on a high note by striking early in the recruitment wars as they landed current Hope Christian High School and Batang Gilas standout Jollo Go into the mix. …

  • Four collegiate players cop special citations

    Tue, Dec 2, 2014 5:55 PM PHT
    Four collegiate players cop special citations

    Troy Rosario, Jiovani Jalalon, Gelo Alolino, and Baser Amer will be given special awards by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps and SMART in the 2014 Collegiate Basketball Awards to be held on Thursday at the Saisaki-Kamayan EDSA. …

  • Former boxing champ Taylor transferred to Arkansas drug center

    Former boxing champ Taylor transferred to Arkansas drug center

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 4:56 AM PHT
    Former boxing champ Taylor transferred to Arkansas drug center

    Taylor was scheduled to defend his title in April. Citing his legal and medical difficulties, the International Boxing Federation last month declared the middleweight championship vacant. Taylor, 36, had regained the title in 2014 while free on bond and awaiting trial for allegedly shooting a cousin.  The boxer won a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics and seized the world middleweight belt in 2005 against Bernard Hopkins. Taylor abandoned competition in 2009 following a brain injury sustained …

  • Former boxing champ Taylor transferred to Arkansas drug centre

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 4:47 AM PHT

    Taylor was scheduled to defend his title in April. Citing his legal and medical difficulties, the International Boxing Federation last month declared the middleweight championship vacant. Taylor, 36, had regained the title in 2014 while free on bond and awaiting trial for allegedly shooting a cousin.  The boxer won a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics and seized the world middleweight belt in 2005 against Bernard Hopkins. Taylor abandoned competition in 2009 following a brain injury sustained …

  • Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

    Wed, Mar 4, 2015 4:40 AM PHT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. …

  • Eriksson, Cannavaro cash lifts hope for football in China

    Eriksson, Cannavaro cash lifts hope for football in China

    1 hour 47 minutes ago
    Eriksson, Cannavaro cash lifts hope for football in China

    China's football season kicks off this week with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game after former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and rookie coach Fabio Cannavaro put the league among the world's biggest spenders. Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs spent 122.2 million euros ($165 million) during the recently closed winter transfer window, almost double last year's figure, second only to the English Premier League (186.8 million euros) and ahead of Italy's Serie A, according to …

  • MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract

    4 hours ago
    MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract

    Major League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, establishing free agency for the first time and averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener. …

  • Pellegrini throws down gauntlet to Man City skipper Kompany

    4 hours ago
    Pellegrini throws down gauntlet to Man City skipper Kompany

    Manuel Pellegrini has warned his club captain Vincent Kompany that he is not assured of regaining his place in Manchester City's starting line-up after he was left out of his side's 2-0 victory over Leicester at the Etihad Stadium. The Belgian World Cup central defender was the most high-profile victim of sweeping changes made by Pellegrini in the wake of successive and costly defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool. Kompany's poor form cost him his place for a victory that City laboured to …