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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…

  • NBA - Warriors take 3-0 lead over Rockets in Western finals

    NBA - Warriors take 3-0 lead over Rockets in Western finals

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    NBA - Warriors take 3-0 lead over Rockets in Western finals

    The Golden State Warriors are one victory away from the NBA Finals after routing the Houston Rockets 115-80 in Game Three of the Western Conference finals on Saturday. Guard Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including seven-of-nine from three-point range, in the Warriors' near-record road victory that gave them a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. It was the second largest victory margin by a visiting team in the conference finals. …

  • NBA: Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink

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    NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display on Saturday as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series three-games-to-zero, and can book their first trip to the NBA finals since 1975 with a win in game four in Houston on Monday. The Rockets will fight for their playoff lives knowing that no NBA team has come back from an 0-3 deficit to …

  • 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. …

  • Thiem takes first career title in Nice

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    (Reuters) - Austrian Dominic Thiem snatched his maiden ATP career title when he beat Argentine fourth seed Leonardo Mayer 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(2) to win the Nice Open on Saturday. World number 42 Thiem, labelled one of the world's top prospects, lacked composure in the first set as he lost the tiebreak 10-8. He took the only break of the match in the 12th game of the second set to level the tie, powering through the final set's decider 7-2. The 21-year-old Thiem is on a third-round collision course …

  • Stosur takes first title of the year in Strasbourg

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    Stosur takes first title of the year in Strasbourg

    Australian Sam Stosur claimed her first win of the year in timely fashion, beating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday just ahead of the French Open. Third-seeded Stosur, who reached the Roland Garros final in 2010, broke decisively in the fourth game of the third set and never looked back. Mladenovic had started brightly but could not maintain her level after she won the first set. …

  • Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

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    Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to win a maiden French Open title and complete a rare career grand slam. The world number one enters this year's Roland Garros on a 22-match unbeaten run having claimed the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters titles. While his great rival and claycourt master Rafa Nadal is showing signs of frailty, Serbia's Djokovic, who has reached the final twice at Roland Garros (2012 and 2014), could not be in better shape. …

  • 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. …

  • There will never be another Xavi, Luis Enrique says

    There will never be another Xavi, Luis Enrique says

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    There will never be another Xavi, Luis Enrique says

    There will never be another player like Xavi and Barcelona will have to adapt accordingly now he is leaving, coach Luis Enrique said after the midfielder's final La Liga game for the club on Saturday. Xavi, 35, announced this week he was joining Qatari side Al Sadd after 17 seasons in Barca's first team and 23 trophies, bringing to an end more than two decades with the club he joined as an 11-year-old in 1991. After Saturday's 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna, captain Xavi hoisted aloft the …

  • Indonesia hit with World Cup penalties by AFC

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    Indonesia, already facing the prospect of a FIFA ban for government interference, have been forced to play their World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier against Iraq in an empty stadium and their home tie against Thailand at a neutral venue. The decision was taken by the Asian Football Confederation after crowd trouble during two under-23 matches in March against East Timor and South Korea in Jakarta. Indonesia, who were also fined $20,000 by the AFC and warned of heavier sanctions should such …

  • FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: report

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    FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: report

    Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday. Prince Ali bin al Hussein and Michael van Praag, who has now pulled out of the race, were both approached by Kenya-based conmen who said Blatter had gathered sensitive information about them. According to The New Paper, Jordan's Prince Ali, who is now Blatter's sole challenger in next week's FIFA vote, and van Praag both …