• Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year for the 3rd time

    Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year for the 3rd time

    1 hour 4 minutes ago
    Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year for the 3rd time

    San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has again etched his name among the NBA’s coaching elite, as the multi-titled mentor received his third NBA Coach of the Year this season after also winning the award back in 2003 and … Continued The post Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year for the 3rd time appeared first on SLAMonline Philippines. …

  • Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

    11 hours ago
    Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

    LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series. The Bobcats cut Miami's lead to 10 points at halftime Wednesday after shooting 50 percent from the field in the second quarter. But the Heat led by seven heading into the fourth and then held on for the victory. Miami now takes a comfortable series lead into game three on Saturday in Charlotte. …

  • Salud summons Guiao and Hodge for altercation, clarifies expansion process

    Salud summons Guiao and Hodge for altercation, clarifies expansion process

    7 hours ago
    Salud summons Guiao and Hodge for altercation, clarifies expansion process

    PBA Commissioner Chito Salud will not take the latest altercation sitting down. After Cliff Hodge hit Raymond Almazan in Game 2 of the quarterfinals series, Rain or Shine head coach waited for the Meralco forward near the dugout. The two got into a shouting match but cooler heads prevented it from escalating. …

  • San Mig gets back at Alaska in Game 2

    19 hours ago

    Philippine Cup champion San Mig Super Coffee used a big fourth run to beat defending champion Alaska, 70-65, in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series, thus forcing a do-or-die match in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Down by six points, 57-51, with less than six minutes left to play, the Mixers unleashed a 16-0 blast as import James Mays joined hands with Mark Barroca, Marc Pingris, James Yap and Joe Devance, giving them a 67-57 lead with 1:16 left to …

  • Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:16 AM PHT
    Rain or Shine beats Meralco to force sudden death match

    Falling back to its usual sharp form, Rain or Shine got back at Meralco Wednesday night 102-93 to take their best-of-three PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series to a do-or-die showdown at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. …

  • Moyes will survive, says Martinez

    Moyes will survive, says Martinez

    6 minutes ago
    Moyes will survive, says Martinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that sacked Manchester United boss David Moyes will bounce back quickly and find himself a new job. The Scot lasted just 10 months at Old Trafford before paying the price for what had become a disastrous season by United's standards. Defeat last weekend to Everton, where Moyes spent 11 years as manager, was the final straw for the United board who are now looking for a new chief. "We know David Moyes will look forward to the next footballing chapter. …

  • Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

    19 minutes ago
    Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

    SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is sending a blunt warning to Brazilian World Cup organizers, saying all 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest. …

  • Paul Lambert 'fully intends' to stay at Aston Villa

    34 minutes ago
    Paul Lambert 'fully intends' to stay at Aston Villa

    Though he claims to be in the dark as to whether or not owner Randy Lerner will sell the club at the end of the season, the Scot is adamant that he wants to remain in charge …

  • Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    13 hours ago
    Pacquiao has lost his 'pop', Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino's superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza. The 37-year-old undefeated welterweight champ Mayweather weighed in Wednesday on the latest performance by Pacquiao who beat Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first bout in June 2012. "Actually, I did watch the fight," said Mayweather who is training to fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana in a …

  • 10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    Thu, Apr 24, 2014 12:11 AM PHT
    10 options for Manny Pacquiao in the welterweight division

    If Manny Pacquiao decides to keep his WBO title and stay in the welterweight division, these ten fighters are all possible opponents for him. (Words by Carlo Pamintuan) …

  • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    Wed, Apr 23, 2014 12:33 PM PHT
    Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

    For the longest time, the biggest hurdle in making boxing’s biggest fight is the rift between the competing Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum. …

  • Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    18 hours ago
    Mayweather preaches patience ahead of Maidana bout

    (Reuters) - Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will take his time and "be smart" when he faces Marcos Maidana of Argentina for their welterweight title unification in Las Vegas next week. Mayweather, who has a 45-0 record with 26 knockouts, is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time while slugger Maidana is known for his all-round skill and blistering power. "Maidana deserves the opportunity," Mayweather told reporters at his boxing club in Las …

  • Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:49 PM PHT
    Nonito Donaire ready to bounce back after a nightmarish 2013

    Big time boxing will be making it’s way back to the Cotai Arena in Macau and another Filipino star will be in the main event. …

  • Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    Tue, Apr 22, 2014 6:52 AM PHT
    Baseball star stands accused in journey from Cuba to big leagues

    As young Cuban slugger Yasiel Puig is earning millions on the baseball field with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a bizarre story of how the talented player escaped from the Communist-ruled island country is unfolding in U.S. court documents. Puig ran a gauntlet of fast boats, Mexican drug smugglers and even death threats in his 2012 flight from Cuba, according to a $12 million lawsuit filed by a man who accuses the ballplayer of informing on him to Cuban authorities. Puig has declined to comment on …

  • RBC Heritage working to keep backing

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    RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsorless days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the ... …

  • Stenson slams China Open course, Poulter in the hunt

    14 minutes ago
    Stenson slams China Open course, Poulter in the hunt

    Flu-stricken Henrik Stenson branded the rough "silly" and the greens "slow" after an inconsistent first round Thursday at the $3.2 million Volvo China Open left him four shots off the pace. The big Swede cut a frustrated figure at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen, even throwing his club towards his bag on the eighteenth hole before signing for a one-under-par 71. Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang carded the same score but was much happier with his efforts while Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter …

  • Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

    15 minutes ago
    Jazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances. …

  • Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA

    Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA

    2 hours 5 minutes ago
    Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA

    Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlychenkova. …

  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

    2 hours 24 minutes ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal clash with top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska. …

  • Nishikori reaches quarterfinals at Barcelona Open

    2 hours 45 minutes ago
    Nishikori reaches quarterfinals at Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4 Thursday. …