• Reigning NBA champs Miami open playoffs with win

    Reigning NBA champs Miami open playoffs with win

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    Reigning NBA champs Miami open playoffs with win

    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener. …

  • NBA: Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win

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    LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points on Sunday to lead two-time defending NBA champions Miami to a 99-88 victory over Charlotte in their post-season opener. James made four of the Heat's 11 three-pointers and finished with 27 points and nine rebounds as the Heat seized the advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Wade added 23 points and five assists for the Heat, who are trying to become the first club to win three straight NBA titles since the Los …

  • SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA COMMCUP WEEK 7

    SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA COMMCUP WEEK 7

    1 hour 11 minutes ago
    SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA COMMCUP WEEK 7

    Wesley Witherspoon in the Air Jordan XII ‘Gamma Blue’. Jared Dillinger driving hard in the KD VI Elite. Marcio Lassiter in one of the most underrated colorways, the Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’. Wayne Chism throwing it down in the … Continued The post SLAM SNEAKER WATCH: PBA COMMCUP WEEK 7 appeared first on SLAMonline Philippines. …

  • Rain or Shine sends Ginebra to the bottom with overtime win

    16 hours ago
    Rain or Shine sends Ginebra to the bottom with overtime win

    Saving its best for last, Rain or Shine outlasted Barangay Ginebra in overtime Sunday night 105-101 to put itself in a better position in the upcoming PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinal round at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    19 hours ago
    Alaska blows out undermanned San Mig Super Coffee

    Alaska’s Aces appeared ready to conquer the tougher challenge ahead. The same, however, could not be said of the injury-plagued Mixers of San Mig Super Coffee. …

  • Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup - Wenger

    Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup - Wenger

    59 minutes ago
    Wilshere will be back and polished for World Cup - Wenger

    REUTERS - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere should be fit to return for the FA Cup final against Hull City next month and "just polished" enough to make England's World Cup squad, manager Arsene Wenger has said. Wilshere has not played since suffering a foot fracture playing for Roy Hodgson's England in their 1-0 friendly win over Denmark at Wembley in March. "He is starting to jog this week. I would think two to three weeks," Wenger was quoted as saying by British media on Sunday. "I spoke to …

  • Liverpool ready for Chelsea clash, Rodgers says

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    Liverpool ready for Chelsea clash, Rodgers says

    Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rivals Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend. Liverpool will go into that game five points ahead of Jose Mourinho's side following their 3-2 win at Norwich City on Sunday, which followed an unexpected victory by bottom club Sunderland at Chelsea the previous day. Victory next Sunday would put Liverpool within touching distance of their first ever Premier League …

  • Marseille agree Bielsa deal

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    Marseille agree Bielsa deal

    Slumping French giants Marseille announced Monday that they have reached "an agreement in principle" with Marcelo Bielsa to take over as coach. The 58-year-old Argentine, who has coached Chile and Athletic Bilbao, has long been the longtime favourite to succeed caretaker boss Jose Anigo. "There is an agreement in principle with Bielsa," said Marseille president Vincent Labrune after Sunday's 0-0 draw with Lille. He had been involved in the search for a new coach and Bielsa, whose last job …

  • Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:55 AM PHT
    Pacquiao picks 17 as his PBA jersey number

    Los Angeles — If everything falls into place, Manny Pacquiao might end up becoming not only as one of the shortest players to ever play hoops in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) but also as the oldest rookie. Pacquiao, 35, had told The Bulletin a few days before he faced Tim Bradley in Las Vegas that he will suit up for Kia Motors in the PBA in October. “Number 17,” said the hard-hitting Pacquiao. Kia is one of three new companies whose application was accepted as a member of the …

  • Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM PHT
    Five fights that Manny Pacquiao should not have taken

    Manny Pacquiao faced anyone and everyone willing to step into the ring with him. However, there were a handful of wins in his storied career that really did not add much to his legacy. But because Pacquiao is a good soldier who will fight anyone selected by Top Rank Promotions boss Bob Arum, he took the 'bad' fights anyway. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    Tue, Apr 15, 2014 12:17 PM PHT
    Ranking Manny Pacquiao's nine world title-winning performances

    With his recent victory over Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao is now a nine-time and world-record eight-division boxing champion. We've ranked his nine title-winning bids based on his performance. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

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    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, U.S. boxer famous in folk song, dies at 76

    By Cameron French and Emily Flitter TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, died on Sunday at the age of 76, according to his friend and caretaker John Artis. Carter, considered a folk hero by many and immortalized in film and song, had been battling prostate cancer for nearly three years, Artis said. He died at home in Toronto, …

  • Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

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    Old master Hopkins unifies light-heavyweight titles at 49

    REUTERS - American Bernard Hopkins became the oldest man to unify world boxing titles when he scored a split decision victory over Beibut Shumenov on Saturday to add the Kazak's WBA light-heavyweight title to his IBF crown. The 49-year-old American was awarded the fight 116-111 by two judges but Gustavo Padilla controversially had it 114-113 for the 30-year-old Shumenov, who was floored by a big right hand in the 11th round. Hopkins improved his record to 55-6-2 with 32 knockouts after …

  • Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Sun, Apr 13, 2014 3:51 PM PHT
    Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains crown

    Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers as the country's boxing hero Manny Pacquiao regained his WBO welterweight title against American Timothy Bradley Jr in Las Vegas late on Saturday. In cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines, people celebrated as Pacquiao avenged his defeat to Bradley in June 2012. Bradley's victory over Pacquiao, two years back, was met by a chorus of boos from the crowd in Las Vegas after the shock …

  • Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup

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    (Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior American circuit and only the third to lead from start to finish in a Champions Tour debut. But the 20-time European Tour winner indicated afterwards that he would focus primarily on …

  • Golf Capsules

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    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole giving him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday. …

  • Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

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    Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

    DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event. …

  • Sharapova targets hat-trick of Stuttgart titles

    Sharapova targets hat-trick of Stuttgart titles

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    Sharapova targets hat-trick of Stuttgart titles

    Maria Sharapova opens her claycourt season in Germany this week where she hopes to claim a hat-trick of Stuttgart titles and her 30th WTA career trophy. "I've competed here for the last two years and won both times, so I have only positive memories," Sharapova told the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. "I don't want to miss out on an experience like this." Sharapova, who turned 27 on Saturday, enjoyed her last title in the 2013 final when she beat China's Li Na with a commanding display before losing …

  • Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes

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    Wawrinka plays down French Open hopes

    Stanislas Wawrinka played down his French Open hopes despite his Monte Carlo Masters title success against Roger Federer, claiming that the sport's big names remain in a class of their own. His convincing 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 fightback at the Monte Carlo Country Club sealed the first all-Swiss final on the ATP in 14 years and left Wawrinka with fresh confidence in his big-swinging game. I'm really happy after winning my first Grand Slam to now win my first Masters 1000," said the Australian …

  • Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

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    Germany, Czech Republic into Fed Cup final

    Germany reached their first Fed Cup final since 1992 on Sunday -- where they will face the Czech Republic, who will be playing in a third title match in four years. Germany completed a 3-1 victory over Australia in Brisbane while the Czechs, the 2011 and 2012 winners, defeated defending champions Italy 4-0 in Ostrava. The Czech Republic will host the final of the women's international tennis competition on November 8-9. Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first final in 22 years -- the …