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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…

  • What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?

    What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?

    5 hours ago
    What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to battle for the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Clippers can only reflect on what might have been after a season of rich promise ended abruptly. A year after their playoff hopes were rocked by a racism scandal that left previous owner Donald Sterling with a life ban from the NBA, the Clippers seemed set to make a run at a title as they made a stirring start to the postseason. …

  • Report: Dwyane Wade could be ready to leave the Miami Heat

    54 minutes ago
    Report: Dwyane Wade could be ready to leave the Miami Heat

    Wade previously said he would not opt out of his deal this summer, but the ability to sign one last lucrative deal could change his mind. …

  • Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

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    Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

    The Bulls fired their hard-charging head coach on Thursday, bringing an end to a successful but tumultuous era. …

  • 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 …

  • Rugby joins SportAccord exodus

    Fri, May 22, 2015 3:16 AM PHT

    Rugby joined equestrian, curling and table tennis in cutting ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest round of walkouts after its president sharply criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Some 18 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership of the umbrella organization, which represents about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after its president Marius Vizer criticized the IOC last month. "World Rugby president Bernard Lapasset’s motion to suspend …

  • Equestrian federation joins SportAccord's growing exodus

    Thu, May 21, 2015 5:54 PM PHT

    The international equestrian federation (FEI) cut ties with SportAccord on Thursday, the latest federation to walkout after its president sharply criticised the International Olympic Committee. Some 15 Olympic federations have already withdrawn their membership from the umbrella organisation, representing about 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports bodies, after President Marius Vizer's criticism of the IOC last month. "The FEI, alongside many other international sports federations...will seek …

  • UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    Wed, Feb 25, 2015 7:12 PM PHT
    UAAP volleyball: FEU shatters UST’s furious comeback to seal Final Four berth

    The Final Four cast for the stepladder semis is now complete as the FEU Lady Tamaraws bombed the UST Golden Tigresses in a five-set showdown, 25-21, 25-15, 20-25, 16-25, 15-6 at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday evening. …

  • Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

    Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

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    Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Borna Coric would like to eat a tiramisu, perhaps even explore some of Paris's night spots like most 18-year-olds, but what the Croatian really wants is to become the best player in the world. As progress goes, he is making huge strides towards that goal and took another leap on Thursday when he beat Spain's Tommy Robredo, the 18th seed, in five sets at the French Open to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time. Coric, ranked 46th and …

  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

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    Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth seeds had all gone before round three, Williams, 33, faced unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam. It looked like a mismatch but …

  • Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

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    Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Australian men's tennis relied too heavily for years on former world number one Lleyton Hewitt but suddenly the traditional heavyweight nation in the sport is awash with young trail-blazers. Nick Kyrgios, 20, has already broken through, reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year after taking out Rafa Nadal and now 19-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis is threatening to do the same at the French Open. On Thursday he beat compatriot Bernard Tomic, still …

  • 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. …

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    Fri, May 22, 2015 12:04 AM PHT
    ONE Strawweight World Championship title to be determined in the championship rounds

    FOX Sports presenter Steve Dawson shares his predictions on the ONE Strawweight World Championship title at ONE: WARRIOR'S QUEST between Dejdamrong sor Amnuaysirichoke and Roy Doliguez …

  • Truth 'too shocking' for IOC but pressure must stop - Vizer

    Wed, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM PHT

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - SportAccord president Marius Vizer has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to end pressure on federations to withdraw their membership of his organisation after he criticised the Olympic body last month. Vizer, who heads the international judo federation and the umbrella body SportAccord, which has about 100 sports federations as members, had accused the IOC of being dated, blocking new events and lacking transparency among other things. …

  • Mixed martial arts-UFC to debut in Seoul in November

    Sun, May 17, 2015 9:46 AM PHT

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to expand its presence in Asia with an event in Seoul in November, the mixed martial arts promotion announced on Saturday. Kenneth Berger, general manager of UFC Asia, said in a statement: “The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year. …

  • Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

    Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

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    Asia sports leader questions raid to detain FIFA officials

    A top Olympic official about to join FIFA's executive has questioned the timing of what he called a "Hollywood-style" operation to detain FIFA members in a corruption raid. Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah of Kuwait said no one could tolerate corruption but that it was suspicious that the arrests came two days before an election in which FIFA president Sepp Blatter is standing for a new term. "I think it was Hollywood-style," Sheikh Ahmad told AFP in an interview of the raid by Swiss police …

  • Blatter not assured of full Oceania backing: New Zealand

    1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter can no longer rely on iron-clad support from the Oceania Football Confederation with New Zealand reviewing its backing for the Swiss in his re-election bid. All 11 member nations of the OFC had pledged to back Blatter at their January congress in Papua New Guinea, but New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin cast doubt on the bloc's unity amid the unfolding corruption scandal. "It's every man for himself," Martin told New Zealand media from …

  • Visa's tough stance on FIFA augurs more sponsor demands - experts

    1 hour 31 minutes ago
    Visa's tough stance on FIFA augurs more sponsor demands - experts

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Visa Inc's public warning to FIFA that it may end its sponsorship if world soccer's governing body does not quickly clean up its act will likely prompt other sponsors to take a tough stance as a major corruption scandal involving FIFA unfolds, brand experts said. After U.S. prosecutors indicted nine FIFA officials and five sports media and promotions executives on federal corruption charges, other major sponsors including Coca-Cola Co , McDonald's …