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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…

  • Jury being picked for ex-NBA player Crittenton's Atlanta murder trial

    Jury being picked for ex-NBA player Crittenton's Atlanta murder trial

    15 hours ago
    Jury being picked for ex-NBA player Crittenton's Atlanta murder trial

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of former National Basketball Association player Javaris Crittenton, who has been charged with murder for his suspected role in a 2011 drive-by shooting that killed an Atlanta mother of four. Authorities have charged Crittenton, 27, a point guard who played two seasons in the NBA after getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2007, and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, with 12 felonies each in connection with the …

  • NBA: Bucks, Blazers stay alive in playoffs

    59 minutes ago

    Milwaukee's Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the fourth quarter on Monday as the Bucks again fended off elimination with a 94-88 NBA playoff win over the Chicago Bulls. Carter-Williams connected on 10 of 15 shots from the floor, handed out nine assists and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bucks, who narrowed the gap in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series to three-games-to-two. The young Bucks team had stayed alive with a game-four victory over the …

  • NBA: Playoff results

    1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Results on Monday in the first round of the NBA playoffs (all series best-of-seven): …

  • ROS guns for 2-0 lead

    Sun, Apr 5, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Rain or Shine Coach Yeng Guiao is aware of the subplot for Game 2: This will be an Easter the Meralco Bolts will either celebrate or lament. After going through a wringer before pulling off a Game 1 victory over the Bolts in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series, Guiao isn’t about to mess around with the “resurrection” theme surrounding today’s pivotal outing. Game time is at 5 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, with the E-Painters looking to move within a win of advancing to the …

  • No Lenten respite for Painters

    Fri, Apr 3, 2015 8:05 AM PHT

    Top pick but injury-plagued Rain or Shine hardly took a Lenten break as it practiced yesterday, Maundy Thursday, in anticipation of a fight back from Meralco when the PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal playoff resumes Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters took the best-of-five series opener, 99-86, last Tuesday, but head coach Yeng Guiao says injuries on key players are starting to take its toll. [caption id="attachment_258165" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Outclassed by …

  • Bolts tap ace Iranian point guard

    Fri, Apr 3, 2015 2:55 AM PHT

    Meralco is expected to sign Iran’s top point guard, Mehdi Kamrani, as its Asian reinforcement in the PBA Governors’ Cup which starts next month. “It depends on the pregnancy, but he’s committed to us,” said Trillo whose team lost its opening game to Rain or Shine (99-86) in their semifinal series in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Asian players with a height limit of 6-foot-3 were added to the PBA beginning this year as additional reinforcement to non-Asian imports. Emmet, who had stints with …

  • Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 2:22 AM PHT
    Nishikori retains Barcelona title with battling win

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori was crowned Barcelona Open champion for the second consecutive year after a hard-fought 6-4 6-4 victory over surprise Spanish finalist Pablo Andujar on Sunday. "I didn't think about winning the tournament at the start of the week because of the strength of the players here, especially the Spanish, but now I am very happy," Nishikori told reporters. Nishikori found himself being dragged out of position by Andujar, who had beaten third seed …

  • Germany's Kerber stuns Wozniacki to triumph in Stuttgart

    Mon, Apr 27, 2015 12:06 AM PHT

    Germany's Angelique Kerber came from a set down to outmuscle Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 6-1 7-5 on Sunday and win the Stuttgart Grand Prix for her second title of the season. Kerber, ranked 14th in the world, completed a memorable week where she beat top seed Maria Sharapova and sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova in previous rounds. "I had to fight until the very end and I could not have done it without this crowd." Dane Wozniacki, a former world number one, eased past the German in the first set …

  • Wozniacki to meet Kerber in Stuttgart final

    Sun, Apr 26, 2015 2:20 AM PHT

    World number five Caroline Wozniacki needed nearly three hours to break the resistance of second seed Simona Halep of Romania 7-5 5-7 6-2 on Saturday and reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix final for the second time in five years. The Dane, a former world number one, will play Germany's Angelique Kerber on Sunday as she eyes her second title of the year. Kerber eased past American Madison Brengle in straight sets, 6-3 6-1 Wozniacki clinched the first set after more than an hour when Halep sent a …

  • 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. …

  • Mayweather v Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch

    Mayweather v Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch

    2 hours 24 minutes ago
    Mayweather v Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Guadalupe Jaimes, a Chicago roofing supply salesman, calls the $100 pay-per-view price tag for a high-definition broadcast of Saturday's boxing mega-match "ridiculous." It's a price that he and millions more will pay to watch an undefeated Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday in one of the year's biggest sporting events. Mayweather's defeat of Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 has the buy record of 2.48 million households, while his …

  • Boxing - Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Even in Las Vegas where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have Sin City abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape. From $100,000 ringside seats to $150 million paydays, Saturday's long-awaited showdown between the greatest fighters of a generation is expected to be the richest fight of all-time and smash records in knockout fashion. "It is precedent setting and it breaks every financial …

  • Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    7 hours ago
    Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    Even in Las Vegas where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have Sin City abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape. From $100,000 (£65,664) ringside seats to $150 million paydays, Saturday's long-awaited showdown between the greatest fighters of a generation is expected to be the richest fight of all-time and smash records in knockout fashion. "It is precedent setting and it breaks every …

  • Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

    Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

    37 minutes ago
    Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo will hope to convince delegates at this week's Asian Football Confederation Congress that a vote for him would boost the region's chances of more places in future World Cup finals. Figo told Reuters before he left for Thursday's congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama that he also wanted more non-Europeans involved in working for FIFA, which should become more of a multi-cultural organisation. The former Portugal …

  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    18 hours ago
    Vermaelen will have to win his place, Barca coach says

    By Elena Gyldenkerne BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup in Brazil before he signed for Barca, prompting some to question why the club completed the deal to sign the 29-year-old from Arsenal. He eventually needed surgery and …

  • Hernandez making strong case for permanent Real move

    23 hours ago
    Hernandez making strong case for permanent Real move

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Javier Hernandez gave another boost to his chances of making his loan move to Real Madrid permanent when he followed up his match-winning Champions League performance midweek with a La Liga double on Sunday. The Mexico striker known as 'Chicharito' (little pea) struck a late winner to earn a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in Europe's elite club competition on Wednesday before helping Real to a 4-2 success at Celta Vigo that kept them hard on the heels of …

  • UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

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    UFC champ Jones booked in connection with hit-and-run crash

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Officials say champion UFC fighter Jon Jones has turned himself into authorities in connection with a hit-and-run crash. …

  • Boxing - Megafight numbers add up to new sporting landscape

    2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Even in Las Vegas where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of the dice, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have Sin City abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape. From $100,000 ringside seats to $150 million paydays, Saturday's long-awaited showdown between the greatest fighters of a generation is expected to be the richest fight of all-time and smash records in knockout fashion. "It is precedent setting and it breaks every financial …

  • Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

    6 hours ago
    Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken. …